Baltimore City Paper is looking for a PAID photojournalism intern for the fall semester. It’s an excellent program geared towards news and photojournalism. You must be a currently enrolled student to qualify. Contact jmgiordano@citypaper.com with links or samples of your work.

citypaper1jb-304

Check out this great piece about the Financial Compensation and the Gallery – Artist Relationship from Bmore Art!

BmoreArt is an award-winning Baltimore-based online journal, which provides creative and critical coverage of the Baltimore’s cultural landscape and beyond. Our daily articles are created by a team of dedicated local writers and editors who believe that Baltimore’s artists deserve to be discussed, critiqued, and informed. Unlike any other publication in Baltimore, BmoreArt documents a unique arts community in depth and presents it to an engaged local and international audience. As Baltimore’s creative class continues to grow, the presence of high quality discussion, critique, and observation becomes an even more essential part of the health of the creative-economic ecosystem.

 

“I am confused about my relationship with my gallery. I was always told that once you work with a gallery, or are represented by them, you need to give them a percentage of every sale you make – even those that come from outside the gallery. I am represented in one city, but showed at a non-profit in another city. A few months after that show came down, I had a collector from that city approach me to buy my work. The gallery that represents me has never had me sign an official contract, so I am not sure what they expect in this case. If I asked them, I am sure they would handle this sale and take their 50% cut. The work will also need to be shipped, so who would be responsible in paying for that, if they were to get involved?”

-Confused

Dear Confused

“I’m afraid you’ve hit the nail on the head. Many artists like working with commercial galleries because of the investment, support, and visibility that the gallery brings to their career. However, this may not translate into a financial gain for either parties involved and this can be a problem.

You have entered into a world where regular business models don’t always add up. Consider this: you can’t wear, eat, or consume art for any practical purpose. There’s no guarantee of value for works of art, except for recent sales records. Hence, the rules of sales and engagement are different than most financial transactions.”

Check out this interesting article in The Washington Post about how the photographs of the events in Ferguson, MO have helped shape the national dialogue and how photography is used and seen in this age of so many images.

Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 9.13.35 AM        “A photograph is never sufficiently proportional to truth. The truth — the full story, the context of things — is too large and complicated to be encompassed by any single image. So from Ferguson, Mo., where daily protests have erupted after Saturday’s police shooting of an unarmed African American teenager, we get only photographic data points.” -Philip Kennicott

The Working Artist: Making Art Life is this Saturday August 16th at 5pm!

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 8.56.53 AMA monthly conversation with Baltimore creatives (interviews + Q &A). Join me, Lauren Aycock Anderson, Counseling for Creatives, as I interview artists who made their visions reality! We’ll talk about their origins, the obstacles they faced along the way, and how they overcame them to take charge and do what they want.

For this third edition, I’ll be joined by Shodekeh, human beatbox and social polymath (among other things) and Eduardo Rodriguez, artist and owner of local Gallery 788.

Come talk with us, learn how these artists get things done, network and collaborate with other creatives, and maybe even find yourself a mentor.

The Food Network is looking for a fall intern in their photo department!

The Star Spangled Spectacular Celebration’s Living Flag is looking for volunteers to help photograph this event which takes place on September 9th!

Star Spangled spectacularspectacular-calendar-bicentennialAmericanFlag

More than 7,000 school students from every county in Maryland will don red, white and blue to create the Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag at Fort McHenry!

Like their predecessors during the 1914 centennial, students will come to Fort McHenry to engage in experiential learning by literally becoming part of the Star-Spangled Banner. To commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812 and the anniversary of the writing of the National Anthem, this will be the largest living Star-Spangled Banner flag ever created!

A key difference from one hundred years ago is that this will be a nationwide learning opportunity for students. There are several ways to participate in Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag Day on September 9th: by creating a Star-Spangled Banner wherever you live or by connecting with the events at Fort McHenry through distance learning, live-streaming, and/or social media. More details available from the Friends of Fort McHenry.

http://www.friendsoffortmchenry.org/education-programming.html

Contact Maya at 443-717-3510 or mwildberger@el-j.com

 

TONIGHT all over Station North!

Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 5.10.26 PMThe 3rd annual Station North Salon Show is an unjuried all-inclusive exhibition of visual art created by artists from the greater Baltimore region. Art will be on view from August 8th- August 29th, with an event opening on Friday, August 8th from 5-8PM.

Venues include:
• Liam Flynn’s Ale House (22 W. North Ave.)
• Joe Squared (133 W. North Ave.)
• Full Circle Photo (33 E. 21st St.)
• Station North Arts Cafe (1816 N. Charles St.)
• The WindUp Space (12 W. North Ave.)
• Greenleaf Teahouse (1907 Saint Paul St.)
• Caribbean Paradise (1818 N. Charles St.)
• The Crown (1910 N. Charles St.)
• OutTakes Cafe (1800 N. Charles St.)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 29 other followers