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Call for Ceramic Artists: Baltimore-Themed Work for Mayoral Gift

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Baltimore Clayworks are seeking ceramic artists to create artwork to be used as ceremonial gifts by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The design of the work should be an artistic representative of Baltimore City and symbolize recognizable and meaningful city images. The gifts will be given to dignitaries and other officials visiting Baltimore and the Mayor’s Office.

“We recognize that one of the duties of the Mayor is to provide ceremonial gifts and a great way of showing off Baltimore’s talented arts community is by providing a uniquely designed piece of art,” said Bill Gilmore, Executive Director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. “This project is a wonderful opportunity for an artist and will really spotlight his or her creative vision.”

As a project partner, Baltimore Clayworks, a nonprofit ceramic arts center, will work with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Mayor’s Office to review the submissions. In addition, sponsors and supporters for the project are being sought.

The application deadline is Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The work must be completed by January 2015. Artists will be compensated for their work. Full details and applications can be found at

For more information or inquiries, call 410-752-8632 or


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