Attitudes are catalysts for new processes, and re-envisioned ways of making. To use any material, or even to make work that is ethereal, arises from widely varied practices, but always embodies the artist’s attitude about creating. Furthermore, to act with style and intention in creating articulates and shares the position of the artist. Pushing the boundaries of art informs not only making art but also seeing it.

Splash: Attitudes and Process seeks artworks that embody attitude and style. All artists over 18 who live, work, study, or maintain their studio in Prince George’s County, MD are eligible to apply. Look out for the call for entries in late summer.

This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Ginevra Shay is an artist and curator living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the Artistic Director of The Contemporary Museum, and curator of Rose Arcade, founder of the Current Space Community Darkroom and Photo Program, and was recently artist and curator in-residence at Gallery Four. She has worked with a number of private collections and Baltimore institutions, including The Jewish Museum of Maryland and The Afro-American Newspaper, to aid with research and assist with digital archiving processes. She has exhibited her own work at Present Company (NYC), LVL3 (Chicago), Rock512Devil (Baltimore), The Finnish Museum of Photography (Finland), Notre Dame University (Maryland), John Hansard Gallery (United Kingdom), Galleri Vasli Souza (Sweden), and Flying Object (Mass). Her work and publications are in the libraries of Yale University Art Gallery Library, The International Center for Photography, Indie Photobook Library, Houston Center for Photography, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ginevra has lectured widely at The Maryland Film Festival, The Queens Museum, Oakland Museum, National College Art Association Conference, the Society for Photographic Education National Conference, and American Philosophical Society. She has been a visiting artist at Rutgers, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Towson University. In 2013, she selected as “30 Creative Minds Under 30” by Maryland Art Place.

  • September 9 – Deadline to apply
  • September 20 - Artists notified
  • October 21,23-26 - Artists drop off work at Brentwood Arts Exchange
  • November 6 - Exhibition Opens to the public
  • November 1 - Opening reception
  • December 30 - Last day of exhibition
  • Jan 3-5 - Artists pick up artwork.

Applications must be submitted online at: m-ncppc.submittable.com

  • Artists may submit a maximum of 3 images of artworks to be considered; OR 3 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web‐based work not to exceed 3 artworks.
  • Images should be high quality and with enough resolution to see significant details
  • Submissions must include information on media, size, date created, title, and price.
  • (Optional) Artists may include an artist’s statement no more than one page in length.

Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Artists are solely responsible for transporting their artwork to and from the gallery. The artwork delivered must match the images submitted for consideration and must be delivered in good condition and properly prepared for installation. Please direct specific questions about installation to the Brentwood Arts Exchange Gallery Director. All artwork will be installed by Brentwood Arts Exchange staff. Exceptions, such as for installation artworks, will be made at the Gallery Director’s discretion.

The M‐NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during or as a result of the exhibition. The M‐NCPPC insures all consigned artworks under The M‐NCPPC self‐insurance fund as specified on the loan agreement.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Phil Davis, Countywide Arts Coordinator
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County Arts and Cultural Heritage Division
7833 Walker Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770


Splash is presented by The M-NPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register for programs at least two weeks in advance of the program start date and receive a disability accommodation.