Sunday, April 13, 2008

Upcoming Calls For Entry

"Pygmy" by Andrew Z. Williams and Alex Ebstein

These are just a few of the upcoming opportunities for Artists:

The Metro Gallery of Baltimore is currently accepting submissions for VIDEOPOLIS to be held on May 2nd - 4th. We are looking for film and video shorts, video installation artists and performers who incorporate film or video into their work. We are also looking for paintings, sculpture, photography or any visual exercise that investigates the moving image. No specific type of content is favored, and works that have not been available via mainstream outlets are preferred. All works should not be beyond twenty minutes in length. We accept dvd, mini-dvd and vhs. Please fill out our submission form, available here. All rights to submitted works remain the artists' and we only will screen selected works for this event only. Submissions will not be returned. This event is not affiliated with the Maryland Film Festival. For information please contact All submissions should be sent to;

The Metro Gallery ATTN: Videopolis Submissions
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Application Deadline, May 16
An exhibition of pen and marker drawings including photographs of the pens used to make them. Interested artists should submit a drawing, text on the pen(s) used and a photograph of the pen(s). This exhibition will travel to Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA and Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, NC and possible other galleries in the coming years. Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center, Maryland Institute College of Art. For more information please visit

detail from "Pygmy"

Deadline: June 15
A crocheted bird … a felt monster … a cat made from an old sweater … so many different materials can be used to create softies, the hottest craft movement to hit the scene! The publisher of Somerset Studio, Sew Somerset and Altered Couture is thrilled to announce our newest semi-annual publication, Stuffed: A Gathering of Softies. We enthusiastically invite you to submit your own loveable and huggable softie creations for possible publication. Stuffed will be filled with pages of gorgeous photographs, easy-to-understand tips and techniques and an endless amount of inspiration. You will find new and exciting things to try when creating your own softies that will transform them from dolls to loveable works of art. Just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing: Don’t limit yourself to just animals. Softies of all nature will be accepted. Presentation is key. We will be looking for softies that have that little extra something. Play with different materials. Try mixing a few of them together. Experiment with creative packaging or try creating a home for your softies. Please send your submissions no later than June 15, 2008 to: Stuffed, 22992 Mill Creek, Suite B, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. NOTE: Please read submission guidelines posted on our Web site. All art management questions should be sent to Art Management Coordinator Jennifer Jackson at