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Maryland State Arts Council Offers Public Art Workshop for Artists

"Art in Public Space" a workshop for artists, sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), will be offered from

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 10 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue in East Baltimore.

This free workshop is for artists who are interested in learning how to apply for public art commissions. Baltimore artist Jann Rosen-Queralt will co-present with MSAC Public Art Program Director Liesel Fenner.

Art in Public Space will focus on how to find project opportunities, types of public art projects - temporary and permanent, Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP), the application process, developing a proposal, the artist selection process and fabrication. While the emphasis will be on percent-for-art programs, other models will be discussed.

"The workshop will provide information to artists who are currently engaged in or interested in Public Art," said Fenner. "Public art is an opportunity for artists to work at a larger scale, collaborate with communities, and have their work viewed by a larger audience. Public Art reflects a site's history, our culture, and adds meaning, enhancing the sense of place. I look forward to working with Rosen-Queralt whose extensive public art project experience will inspire artists to apply for commissions and enter the field."

Workshop co-presenter Rosen-Queralt is a three-time MSAC visual art Individual Artist Awardee and teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her focus is on environmental sculpture and public art integrating the diverse fabric of urban areas while maintaining ecological sensitivity to reveal the character and context of the site.

Fenner has worked in the art and design fields nationally both in the public and private sectors. She was the Public Art Program Manager at Americans for the Arts in Washington DC, and formerly practiced urban design and landscape architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The workshop is free, but registration is required.


For more information about MSAC Public Art Program, contact Liesel Fenner, program director at 410-767-6544 or [email protected]. Feel free to forward this information.

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