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Call for Artists

FAC Holiday Pop-Up Markets

Nov 10-Dec 23 Saturdays and Sundays

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A winter showcase and artists market featuring the work of artists and makers from the greater Frederick area.

Weekend pop-up markets will house artists at the FAC Art Center to sell their work on a rotating basis over the course of 7 weeks from November 10 – December 23 on Saturdays and Sundays.

In addition, select artworks will be housed at the art center and sold between weekend markets, and will be coordinated on an individual basis.

Each applicant can submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. All photos must be of the exact work applied for the show. Please include the measurements, materials, and the year made. Selected artists will pay a $40 vendor fee.

All images should be high-resolution that would clearly enlarge to an 8×10” format. Images should be sent in .jpg format.

Dates: Submissions will be received on a rolling basis through December 10th. Acceptances will be notified via email and coordinated individually. Artists are responsible for return shipping costs or to pick up unsold work.

INKED: a tattoo inspired exhibition

September- November 2023

FAC Art Center at 5 E 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701

INKED is a multimedia show which aims to serve as a homage to the art of tattooing, the history behind it and artists working in the field today. The show features tattoo memorabilia, flash and equipment from prominent artists, as well as flash, tattooed hide, and work which explores the personal and cultural practices of tattooing from artists living in the greater Frederick area.

Tattooing has an extensive history with roots in a number of cultures. The practice began at least as early as the Neolithic period and continues presently using a variety of techniques and styles explored in this show. From stick-n-pokes to tattoo machines to traditional hand-tapping, individuals and groups have used tattoos as a means of indicating affiliation, self-expression, commemorating life milestones, and general adornment.

For decades in the West, tattooing was not perceived as artistic practice and only subcultures such as sailors and circus performers sported permanent body art. As acceptance increased, greater demand has led to further diversification of designs, examples of which we hope to showcase.

This show features work and tools from famous tattoo artists including, Ed Hardy, Philadelphia Eddie, Mike “Rollo” Malone, and Apo Whang Od.

The talented local and regional artists included in this show are: Lis Zadravec, Gordon Staub,Colin Smallwood, Wendell Poindexter, Emma Cytrynbaum, Olivia Henry, Christina Rogombé, Jared Weippert, Chris Smith, Makoto Namura, Julia Zukos and Shane Acuff.
Local tattoo shops represented in this show are Timebomb Tattoos & Curiosities, Sacred Arts Tattoo, Tattoo Alchemy, and Drawin’ Attention Tattoos.

FAC Artist Studios

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1-11 N. Market St


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The FAC Artist Studios & Gallery at 1-11 North Market Street provides a fully integrated space for artists to create, show their work, and build community.

Located in an early 20th-century bank, it also builds on the richness of Frederick’s history in the very heart of downtown. Offering the best of elegant historic detail and modern conveniences — such as an elevator, new HVAC system, and LED lighting in the Studios — it demonstrates Frederick’s and FAC’s commitment to providing the best for local arts.

The Studios are outfitted to house nearly 30 artists in creative spaces, and also offers additional amenities such as a kitchenette and classroom. The Gallery space displays the work of the Studio artists on a rotating basis, and also will be home to rotating contemporary exhibits, always offering plenty to see and a diverse array of creativity to the Frederick community and our visitors alike.


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