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Milestone Issue: ‘1807’ Features Nearly 70 Artists, Writers

Front Cover of 1807

A panoramic night scene overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, drawings depicting prominent women of color, and an essay about love and loss from the angle of friendships are among the dozens of works of art featured in the milestone fifth issue of 1807: An Art & Literary Journal

The latest journal published by the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Council for the Arts & Culture features more than 80 pages containing artwork and narrative by nearly 70 artists and writers. Selected from more than 300 submissions, the art featured in this issue includes the categories of writing, visual art (such as painting, illustration, drawing, digital art), photography, and varied art (such as sculpture, textiles, clay, metal, glass, wood, and jewelry). Published artists include students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and University of Maryland Medical Center partners. Artists from every UMB school are featured again this year. 

“This milestone publication stands as a testament to the creativity and talent flourishing within our community, and it is with great enthusiasm that we celebrate its continued success. These journals have elevated UMB’s artistic landscape through five impressive years of art, literature, and creative expression. Here’s to many more years of inspiring imagination and fostering artistic talent through 1807 in the extended UMB community,” said UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS. 

To celebrate the fifth anniversary, this issue features a unique fold-out cover of a 29-inch panoramic photo of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This photograph, “Raining in Baltimore,” was captured by Andrew C. Judd, MD, a 2012 University of Maryland School of Medicine alumnus who took the shot from Federal Hill Park as a thunderstorm moved into the area. 

The expansive inside cover shows the four previous 1807 covers, details how the journal has inspired outdoor galleries on UMB’s campus that showcase art from the first three issues, and recounts the gold-medal honor that the fourth issue was awarded in the Collegiate Advertising Awards competition. 

“This art and literary journal illustrates perfectly the goal of the arts council — to celebrate the creative talents of the University community, thereby raising awareness of the connection between the arts and sciences. 1807 gives us a platform to share the stunning artistic talent within UMB with the community at-large, and to celebrate that these artists are far more than the jobs they do each day,” said Jennifer B. Litchman, MA, senior vice president for external relations and founder and chair of the Council for the Arts & Culture. 

In her foreword, Litchman also shared, in reference to our five senses, “I hope that as you hold this journal in your hands, you enjoy the smell of fresh print, you feel the smoothness of the cover and the inside pages, you hear the words of the writers as you read their work, you see the talent of your colleagues on these pages, and you have perhaps a new appreciation for your taste in art.” 


Printed copies of 1807 may be purchased for $18.07 each. No additional tax is required. Please make checks payable to UMBF Inc. Checks and the 1807 Order Form PDF should be sent to: 

Lauren Crum 
Office of the President 
220 Arch St., 14th Floor 
Baltimore, MD 21201 

You also can download a PDF of the fifth issue of 1807.

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Dana Rampolla

Dana Rampolla is director of integrated marketing in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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Lynne Henry, Laura Kozak, Larry Kushner, Jennifer Litchman, Thomas Sullivan, Kate Ostrowski


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Chris Zang

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Kate Ostrowski

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