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Kim Farcot's Portrait and Figure Drawing Workshop 7/9/13 - 7/11/13

Get a solid foundation in figure and portrait drawing to enhance your portfolio and prepare you for college. Create a series of charcoal or graphite life drawings starting with gesture drawing, the basic form and proportions of the human head and figure, then break down each part of the head and figure. Draw from a live clothed model on the last day. 

Kim Farcot's Portrait and Figure Drawing Workshop 7/9/13 - 7/11/13
 

Classes begin with a series of gesture drawings and build up to longer poses and more detailed drawings by the end of the day. Demonstrations and examples will broaden the students' knowledge and appreciation for the beauty and grace of the human figure in art. Attention to line, form, shading, cross-hatching, using dramatic lighting affects and composition of multiple figures will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on students finding their own artistic voice and style. 

 

Click here for a list of upcoming Teen Portrait and Figure Drawing Classes.

 

Maryland Hall will be holding volunteer orientations on Thursday, September 19, 5:30 – 7 pm or Tuesday, September 24, 5:30 – 7 pm. Volunteers are vital in maintaining Maryland Hall’s reputation as an outstanding arts center serving the entire region.  We welcome your interest in our programs. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities - possibilities include performing arts ushering, visual arts, and special events. If you are interested in Volunteer Ushering for performances, there will be additional training dates.

If you are able to join us, RSVP to Louise White, Volunteer Manager, at 410-263-5544, extension 23 or lwhite@mdhallarts.org

Click here for more information about volunteering at Maryland Hall. 

 

Volunteer Benefits:

Nurturing the arts at MHCA
Ensuring the success of programs
Community involvement
Continuing arts education
Arts-related fellowship
 

 

On Tuesday, September 24, at a special event with Maryland Speaker of the House Michael Busch, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (MHCA) announced a $25,000 contribution from AT&T to support the Young Artists Apprentice Program, a highly-interactive Maryland Hall program that introduces underserved high school students to a variety of career options associated with the arts.  The program is part of Maryland Hall's ArtReach Program.

J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic, joined Speaker Busch and Linnell Bowen, president and CEO of Maryland Hall, for the announcement.

The contribution will be used to underwrite a two-week, all-day 2014 summer camp that will serve up to 30 underserved 9th and 10th grade students who have an interest in or talent in the arts.  The camp will utilize Maryland Hall’s cultural programs to teach students about career fields such as sound and lighting, marketing and promotion, exhibit layout and design, theatre production and arts administration. 

Speaker Busch said Maryland Hall is a valuable resource for the residents of Annapolis and for the entire region.

“Maryland Hall is our region’s top community arts program, offering residents of all ages access to extraordinary performing and visual arts programming,” said Busch.  “AT&T’s contribution will keep strong this valuable community asset and help our children learn more about careers in the arts.”

“We are extremely grateful to AT&T for their generous contribution to underwrite this valuable education program,” said Linnell Bowen, President of Maryland Hall.  “We see the arts impact young lives every day positively at Maryland Hall, and this camp will provide hands-on, real-world opportunities for students in our community to enhance their creativity, learn new skills and build confidence to help them succeed in high school and beyond.”

 “Exposure to the arts can help round out a child’s education and introduce them to a wide variety of career opportunities that are possible if they stay engaged in school,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic. “I applaud Speaker Busch and MHCA for their commitment to providing the region’s children with access to quality arts and educational programs.”

Schweder adds that the contribution is part of AT&T Aspire, one of the largest corporate commitments focused on helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.  Last year, AT&T announced an additional quarter-billion-dollar expansion to the program, bringing the total commitment to $350 million since the program was launched in 2008.

MHCA was founded in 1979 by a group of artistic visionaries who believed the former Annapolis High School could best be re-used as a community arts center. Today, the historic landmark building is the community's gathering place for the arts.  Through year-round classes, performances, exhibits, tours, workshops and demonstrations, people of all ages discover the transformative power of the arts.  Each day, Maryland Hall nurtures inspiration, cultivates originality and fosters the imaginations of the children, families, students and adults who come through our doors.

AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities, promote academic and economic achievement, and address community needs. In 2012, more than $131 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs.   Learn more about AT&T Aspire by visiting www.att.com/aspire.

 

Artists interested in being considered for the exhibition/auction can apply on our web site by clicking here or downloading the call to artists here and responding via mail.  The deadline for submission is November 1.

Call to Artists Prospectus

Background/History

Maryland Hall is hosting our 9th Annual All That Art exhibition and auction fundraising event.  Maryland Hall hosts this event to raise funds for our visual arts program and to benefit local artists; auction sales are split equally between the artist and Maryland Hall.

All That Art includes an exhibit in the galleries from February 24-March 7, 2014, culminating in a ticketed elegant reception and auction on March 7 from 6-9 pm.   

Last year’s All That Art was our most successful ever — with net proceeds of more than $82,000, a 29% increase over our net total last year.  As you may know, proceeds from All That Art are used to support the artists who participate in the auction; to underwrite and grow our visual arts program; and to fund our ArtReach program which supports arts access for underserved students. 

Art sales were particularly good in 2013 again due to many factors.  The event has continued to attract committed art buyers who are passionate about purchasing art and supporting Maryland Hall.  Thanks to the artists, we had a wide variety of high-quality artwork to sell.  And our talented auctioneer, Brenda Anderson, helped connect the audience to the artwork and artists, resulting in many pieces selling for over retail value.   In both auctions, judicious starting bids helped generate bidding, enabling almost every piece of artwork to sell this year.

All That Art 2014 Schedule

Friday, November 1:  Deadline:  Artists submit work for jury’s consideration.   Jury may contact artists about their work during the jury process. * (see special note) 

Tuesday, December 3:  MHCA contacts artists with jury’s decisions.

December/January:  Jury continues to consult with accepted artists as necessary about specific pieces in the auction.

Friday, February 14:  On-line catalog of works published at www.marylandhall.org.

Monday, February 17: Drop off of work, Room 208, 10 am-5 pm.

Monday, February 24- Friday, March 7:  Work is exhibited and for sale in the Chaney and Martino Galleries.

Friday, March 7:  All That Art Auctions, Exhibit and Reception, Galleries and Lower Level Community Gathering Space; 6-9 pm.

Monday, March 10:  Artists notified if any work is not sold.

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 11-12:  All unsold artwork picked up, 10 am to 5 pm.

Entry Requirements

We are seeking your highest quality work in all media including but not limited to, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, mixed media and photography.  The All That Art jury will consist of Brenda Anderson, Mary Torggler, Joanie Surrette and Sigrid Trumpy.                   

For All That Art 2014, artists will participate through two processes:  invited artists and juried artists.

  1. Juried artists will come from an open selection process (outlined in this call) where all artists are invited to submit work to be considered by the All That Art jury.

      2.  Several artists will be invited separately by members of the All That Art Advisory committee to participate in the event.

Submission Guidelines

  • Artists should submit three works for the jury’s consideration by November 1.
  • Artists may submit three works for the auction to be considered by the jury; the jury will choose one work for the auction, OR;
  • If an artist would like to create a specific work to be sold at the auction or has one or more works in progress but not yet complete by the deadline, this should be noted on the submission form.  In this case, an artist may submit up to three examples of their work for the jury’s consideration.  Works submitted should be representative of style, price or medium of the works in progress.
  • Work must have been created within the past two years and not exhibited in any other setting within a 30-mile radius of Annapolis.
  • Work can be two or three-dimensional, from any media.
  • The jury will select the artists to include in the exhibition/auction by December 3.

Of Special Note: 

  • Because All That Art is primarily a fundraising event for both the artists and Maryland Hall, the jury is seeking a specific mix of work and price ranges for auction.  Therefore, a member of the jury may contact artists at any point in the selection process to view or discuss works in progress, discuss pricing or request an alternate piece for the auction.  

Exhibit/Auction Information

The decision on which art will be sold in the live or silent auction will be made upon the receipt of all actual artwork.  All work must be framed with wire (no saw tooth hangers or stationary hooks are acceptable) and received ready for installation.  Artwork should not exceed 4 feet in any direction or weigh over 40 pounds.  MHCA reserves the right to refuse a piece if it varies significantly from the submitted image and the criteria upon which it was initially accepted or if the work is improperly presented or considered unsafe.

Publicity

All artists will be listed on the event invitation; in press releases; on Maryland Hall’s web site exhibit calendar; in a web site catalog available before the event; in the printed event catalog; and in event signage.

Mailing List

MHCA is asking artists to provide a list of patrons who collect their work for inclusion in the event invitation mailing list.  Along with inviting patrons to the auction, the invitation will notify patrons that your work will be for sale and exhibited in the galleries from February 24-March 7. Use of this list is strictly limited to invitations for “All That Art” only.  Please submit a list of your patrons with your application.  

Commission and Payment

The final bid (sale price) for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and MHCA.  Artists will establish suggested minimum bid and the retail value.  When establishing your minimum bid please choose an amount that you are comfortable with, given the 50/50 split with Maryland Hall.  Artists may choose to increase the amount given to MHCA if they desire.  MHCA’s goal is not to undersell any piece of art in the auction and to give full respect to your established sales record. Artists will receive the name of the purchaser and a check for their portion of the sale by April 1, 2014.

Insurance and Liability

All works are insured against physical damage or loss by Maryland Hall from receipt on February 17 through March 10, when unsold work is to be retrieved by the artist.  The insurance value is the retail or fair market value of the piece.  Slides and CDs become the property of MHCA and MHCA reserves the right to use the images of accepted works for publicity and educational purposes.  All artwork must be original, no reproductions (including giclees, commercially printed or computer generated reproductions of paintings, drawings, etc.)  Work that is submitted electronically should be available for auction; substitutions must be approved in advance by the jury.  Submission of the entry form constitutes understanding and agreement with all the conditions outlined in this prospectus.

Click here to apply on-line. 

Questions about the auction or the submission process should be directed to Kelsey Presswood,kpresswood@mdhallarts.org or 410-263-5544, ext. 25

Join the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis OperaBallet Theatre of Maryland and Live Arts Maryland and help us fight hunger this holiday season!

Collections boxes are located in the lobby of Maryland Hall now through December 16th.

Benefits the Anne Arundel County Food Bank

The following items are needed:

  • Canned Meat, Ham & Chicken
  • Oatmeal Infant Formula
  • Peanut Butter
  • Multigrain Crackers
  • Pudding & Custard
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Whole Grain Cereals
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Stews
  • Rice Cakes
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Tuna, Salmon & Sardines
  • Whole Grain Pasta Sauces
  • Salad Dressings
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Dried Beans
  • Powdered Milk

 

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