Deadline: Aug. 25 – Extreme Exhibit Makeover | Sandy Spring, MD

We are looking for participants for the Sandy Spring Museum Extreme Exhibit Makeover. The Extreme Exhibit Makeover is a process of creating new exhibits in the museum through the collaboration of professionals from different fields – history, art, exhibit design, and so on – and a member of the local community.

The project involves identifying experts in various fields who will be placed on one of two teams. Each team will consist of a historian, an artist – either a visual artist or an exhibit designer – a curator, and a member of the public. Working collaboratively, each team will come up with an idea for an exhibit that focuses on an aspect of local culture and its historic roots. The teams will have three months to conduct the background research, select artifacts and photos, create graphics, and design the exhibit. At the end of three months, the teams will be brought together to install their exhibits on the same day. The exhibit installation will be open to the public who will vote on the “people’s choice” winner.

A stipend will be paid to all participants.

Deadline is August 25, 2013.

If you are an artist interested in participating, please visit

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