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KIDOOO Online Call for Entry and Submission Guidelines

KIDOOO Call for Entry: Monday, March 23 - Tuesday, May 4 | Midnight

KIDOOO Sneak Preview Event: Friday, May 7 | 5 pm to 10 pm | $30

KIDOOOO Virtual Auction: Saturday, May 8 | 10 am - Saturday, May 15 | 10 pm | FREE

Virtual Exhibition Link:

Calling all Elementary, Middle School, and High School level artists!

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and 1st Virtual KIDOOO. MAP is happy to continue  KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order, MAP annual art auction!  KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work with a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle, and high school level arts classes. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages six-sixteen.

The opening of KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual Out of Order. This year OOO and KIDOOO are open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Bidders can expect text messages when they have been outbid and may bid from their homes, offices, or vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. 

In addition to the week-long online exhibition and auction, there will also be a ticketed sneak preview event on Friday, May 7 at 5 pm - 10 pm! This ticketed preview event will be held in conjunction with MAP’s 40th Anniversary campaign. Purchase a $30 ticket to Out Of Order and receive a complimentary  MAP membership + a MAP 40th limited edition risograph print. Purchase tickets HERE. Virtual programming to be announced! 

The OOO & KIDOOO Online auction opens to the public, Saturday, May 8, running one full week through Saturday, May 15, 2021 and is FREE. The event link will be announced as “Live” on Saturday, May 8  via MAP’s website and various social media outlets and newsletters. All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on Saturday, May 15. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on May, 8.

To submit an application for KIDOOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image.

  • All work must come framed and/or ready to hang. 
  • All works must be priced to sell and will be silently auctioned Saturday, May 8 at 10 am - Saturday, May 15 till 10 pm
  • Don’t have a Gmail? Click HERE to download a pdf application. Please send your submission to and include ONE image using the specifications outlined below. Please include KIDOOO in the subject line. 
  • Please Note: All sold artwork must be delivered to MAP.  MAP is located at 218 West. Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21210.
  • All sold work must be delivered to MAP Friday, May 21 - Sunday, May, 23 between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm. 
  • You may ship your work if/when it sells but you will be responsible for shipping costs.
  • All artwork must be finished and able to hang if/when purchased (this means framed in some cases).
  • Artists may submit artworks beginning  Monday, March 23 - Tuesday,  May 4, 2021
  • There is a limit to one submission per artist
  • There is no submission fee for artists this year
  • You may only upload ONE image of the artwork submitted. The artwork image may be no larger than the Longest side 1500 pixels, 72dpi. Please save your file as follows: artist last name_first name_kidOOO2021 EXAMPLE: Gill_Caitlin_kidOOO2021

Check out the full Prospectus HERE

Sponsorship Opportunities are available on the event website. Please email Amy at for details

SPARK IV: A New World?


April 29 through June 26, 2021, at MAP and online

Virtual Opening Reception May 6 | 6pm - 7:00pm | FREE

To Register for the Virtual Reception Click HERE


Towson University and UMBC present the fourth installment of the collaborative SPARK pop-up exhibition — SPARK IV: A New World? — in partnership with Maryland Art Place (MAP) and through the generous sponsorship of PNC Bank. The exhibition will be held in MAP's main gallery space from April 29 through June 26, 2021, with opportunities to experience the exhibition and programs virtually.


De-coupled this year from the annual Light City festival, SPARK IV expands beyond a focus on light-based artworks to embrace the notion of art's power to illuminate and trigger reflection and dialogue. In A New World?, artistic work is considered through the lens of the significant modifications to life during the pandemic alongside longstanding concerns such as systemic racism and the climate crisis. What have we been through and what happens next? After experiencing the chaos, upheaval, and uncertainty that dominated this past year, how do we see the world, and how do we cope, adapt, and persevere. 


The exhibition will feature artwork by Towson and UMBC faculty and student artists. A list of participating artists will be announced, and special public programs will also be announced.


Exhibiting Artists: Amanda Burnham, Carrie Fucile, Evan Tedlock, Foster Reynolds-Santiago, Grace Doyle, Irene Chan, Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack, Jon Lundak, Kelley Bell and Melissa Penley-Cormier, Kyohei Abe, Luci Jockel, Lynn Cazabon, Monique Crabb, Nahid Tootoonchi, Jenee Mateer, Kat Navarro, Kimberly Hopkins, Rahne Alexander, Ryan Shelley, Safiyah Cheatam, Samantha Sethi, Sarah Sharp, Sookkyung Park, Stephen Bradley, and Timothy Nohe


SPARK is curated by Catherine Borg, a Baltimore artist tracing shifting narratives in American culture in photo and video-based artworks. Her work has been presented in many venues; highlights include screenings at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center Las Vegas reviewed in Art in America, and public art projects for the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission, the City of Las Vegas, and Scottsdale Public Art. She holds an MFA degree in visual arts from Rutgers University, a BA degree in broadcasting from San Francisco State University, and has received fellowships from the Nevada Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Jentel Foundation. As a curator, Borg has presented the work of dozens of artists in film and video screenings, solo, two-person, and group exhibitions in venues as varied as traditional gallery spaces, empty storefronts, hotel rooms, a seven-story rotunda, and the Columbus Center (SPARK III).

To Register for the Virtual Reception Click HERE
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