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Call for Artists: Shine in the Dark

The Station North Arts District, a program of Central Baltimore Partnership, seeks submissions for 12 paid commissions by emerging Baltimore artists for Shine in the Dark, a popup, outdoor gallery installation on the Ynot Lot fence. This work is specifically intended for outdoor display, and the installation will run for three months, May - July. Up to 12 artists will be commissioned to create original work, selected by a jury panel of local arts professionals. Selected artists will receive an artist fee of $300, plus $50 for supplies.

What is the Ynot Lot?

The Ynot Lot is a privately owned, publicly accessible outdoor event venue located in the heart of the Station North Arts District, at the geographic center of Baltimore City. Established in 2014, the Ynot Lot is the home of Baltimore Pride, the Maryland Film Festival, shows, festivals, exhibits, and many of Baltimore’s most cutting edge artistic endeavors.

Who is eligible?

Artists must be Baltimore City residents. Preference will be given to:

1) Self-identified Station North artists (living / working / active in the district)

2) Emerging artists

When and where is the exhibition?

The Ynot Lot is located at 4 W. North Avenue, the geographic center of Baltimore City. The exhibition will run from May - July, at which time artists may either reclaim their work or leave it on Ynot Lot to display.

If I am selected, what are my deliverables?

-- Original Work: Each piece will be approximately 3' x 4' with works ranging in size. Selected artists will receive MDO board panels cut to spec to be installed on the Ynot Lot fence. Artworks will need to be weather proofed and protected with anti-graffiti coating with technical assistance from Station North. Station North staff will coordinate with artists regarding delivery/installation/pick-up logistics. Artworks will be installed by a master carpenter. Accepted work may not be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition on July 31.

-- Brief artist statement, to be included in a published gallery guide

-- You may be asked to participate in a virtual artist talk

What is the submission deadline?

Applications must be received no later than March 19.

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