Deadline: Friday, September 19
On behalf of Harbor East Management Group, Maryland Art Place (MAP) announces an open ‘Call to Artists’ for the third annual “Window Wonderland” project, a storefront, holiday initiative within the Harbor East corridor. Collectively, MAP & Harbor East are seeking unique, holiday presentations/installations to be placed in a variety of retail locations. Storefront installations will be on view from Friday, November 14, 2014 – Friday, January 2, 2015, with a formal unveiling scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
This year thirteen retail locations are participating in this public art project. Individual artists or artist collectives interested in applying should review the Directory of Participating Retailers attached to the application for window locations; selecting their top 3 choices as part of their proposal. Artists will be expected to work with their partner retailer and should consider day and nighttime visibility when proposing an installation. Tours of participating retail locations will take place Wednesday, August 20 at 6pm and Saturday, September 6 at 11am. Applicants should meet outside the Whole Foods Market entrance on the corner of Fleet and S. Exeter Streets. RSVP to: [email protected]
Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium from Harbor East and must submit a budget along with their proposal, outlining the expense of their project. During the unveiling on Wednesday, November 19 a small jury consisting of Cara Ober, Artist and Founder/Owner of BMoreArt, Priya Bhayana, Director Bromo Arts District, and Jessica Bizik, Editor in Chief Baltimore Style Magazine will announce a “Best in Show” window installation. The winning artist or artist collective will receive a $1,000 cash prize from Harbor East.
Please follow the application guidelines and complete the application form which can be downloaded here. Artists working in all media are welcome to submit an application. If you are working in a group, please use a primary point of contact within your team, collective or group for the application.
- Friday, September 19 – Deadline for Artist Submissions
- Week of October 6 – Artists Notified of Selection
- October 13 – November 14 – Installation period at Harbor East
- Friday, November 14 – Final Day Installations up and running
- Wednesday, November 19 – Formal Unveiling & “Best in Show” Window Announced
Please note window displays should remain up for the holiday season and removed after January 3.
For more information on the Window Wonderland Storefront Initiative please contact MAP’s Visual Artist Registry Coordinator & Program Assistant, Paul Shortt at [email protected] or 410.962.8565.