The Painted Screen Society of Baltimore



What's New?
CBS Sunday Morning TV Features Baltimore's Painted Screens
 

The Book
The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed 
by Elaine Eff
Available in fine book stores and online at Amazon.com
 
The Exhibition at MICA
Picture Windows... The Painted Screens of Baltimore and Beyond

Picture Windows Exhibit at MICA

We celebrate "Home is Where the Art Is," Sunday, on the 800 block of N. Collington across from St. Wencelaus Catholic Church. 12 noon - 4 
  

CBS Sunday Morning TV Segment aired October 19, 2014
( please play through the brief advertisement) 
In the News

 
KEEPING BALTIMORE'S PAINTED WINDOW SCREENS ALIVE - Painted Screens Go National! 

BALTIMORE: POE, PAINTED SCREENS, VINTAGE TREASURES - AP takes Painted Screens National!


ELAINE EFF: THE PAINTED SCREENS OF BALTIMORE
Folklorist produces masterful history of screen-painting in Baltimore
By Rafael Alvarez (this article maybe temporariy offline)


THE PAINTED SCREENS OF BALTIMORE: AN URBAN FOLK ART REVEALED IN PHOTOS


BALTIMORE PAINTED SCREENS

Baltimore’s painted screens: beyond the bungalow
Exhibition and book mine a city tradition for meaning and memories
http://www.baltimorebrew.com/2013/12/16/baltimores-painted-screens-beyond-the-bungalow/
 

 


Painted Screens: Unveiling June 5, 2013

 


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 Community Screen Painting Projects and Centennial Celebration


With the support of grants, community organizations, dedicated volunteers, screen painters, and under the leadership and guidance of Elaine Eff, we have been sharing the art by adding brightly colored painted screens to Southeast Baltimore neighborhoods. Our goals and hopes are to spread the joy that painted screens bring both within and beyond these neighborhoods and, at the same time, help unify the city's culturally diverse communities. Recent projects include the following:


  1. "100 Screens for 100 Years" for Eastern Ave second floor businesses, in collaboration with the Highlandtown Mainstreet and the SE CDC.
  2. 200 block of S. Durham St (Billie Holiday Project) , in conjunction with the Upper Fells Point Improvement Association
  3. Plans to install two story window screens to be painted by artists Monica Broere and John Oktavec on S. East Ave. at the Creative Alliance  at the Patterson Theater are underway
  4. Painting new screens for residents of the 800 block of Collington and a special 100th Birthday Event on Sept 29th  will be made in part possible by grants from the Maryland Humanities Council and the Maryland States Arts Council
  5. S. East Ave "Gift to the Streets," in conjunction with the Highlandtown MainStreet  and the Creative Alliance
 
Special thanks to Monica Broere and Amanda Smit-Peters for their dedicated work on "100 Screens for 100 Years." 

Centennial Celebration Sept 29th, 2013
On the city block of 800 N. Collington Avenue where the Baltimore folk art was born,  residents unveiled their newly painted screens in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Baltimore painted screens. 
Louis Bryant lends a helping hand to install his neighbor's freshly painted screen for the event.
A gorgeous Sunday afternoon lent itself to memorable day with fun activities: a visit from the arabbers bearing fresh fruits, snowballs, a screen painting workshop, a chance to try your hand at painting a screen, party games, painting demos, 100th birthday cake cutting, special gospel and Czech music and song, historic talks and tours, a commemorative plaque dedication at the site of Baltimore's first painted screen by William Oktavec, more.
Family Day at St Wenceslaus Church  was followed by community screen painting events at  North Collington and Ashland Avenue was made in part possible by the Maryland Humanities Council and the MSAC

Thank you to everyone for coming out to help us celebrate!