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Out of Order Online & KIDOOO 

Out of Order & KIDOOO Virtual Auction:

Saturday, May 15 | 10 am - Saturday, May 22 | 10 pm | FREE

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Maryland Art Place (MAP)  2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and very first virtual KIDOOO is LIVE! This year marks the 24th year of MAP’s signature Spring art auction. Using a virtual platform, Out of Order will is available to anyone on an electronic device and is free!

As one of Baltimore’s longest-standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. This year we're excited to have over 400 participating artists! 

MAP is happy to continue KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order!  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. KIDOOO artists are aged six-sixteen.  All KIDOOO artists are tagged and searchable. To find a KIDOOO artist simply search KIDOOO in the search bar or scroll to the 500 items. 

BUY IT NOW artists are invited artists. BUY IT NOW artists are listed as instant items. These works can be purchased outright and are not for auction. To locate BUY IT NOW artists simply search BUY IT NOW in the search bar, under items for purchase click BUY IT NOW, or scroll to the 400 items.

BUY IT NOW exhibiting artists: Emma Childs, Ramsey Brisueno, Elizabeth (Beth) M. Caruso, Tristan Heles, Julia Glatfelter, Greg Minah, Magnolia Laurie, Kate Norris, Ernest Shaw, Rosa Leff, Claudia Marie Cappelle, Farida Hughes, Jill Orlov, Richard Liu, and Kelly Walker.

This year OOO & KIDOOO are open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Participants 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. Text OutofOrder2021 to 76278 to register and bid. By watching an item you can expect text messages when you have been outbid throughout the auction and can counter from your phone! 

The OOO & KIDOOO Online auction is open to the public, TODAY, running one full week through Saturday, May 22, 2021 and is FREE.  All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on Saturday, May 22. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on May 15 at 10 am. Register to bid HERE. You must be registered to bid. 

Buyers Guide: HERE

Virtual Exhibition Link:

To Register for the event click HERE


SPARK IV: A New World?


On View: April 29 through June 26, 2021, at MAP and online

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

To check out the Virtual Exhibition Click HERE 

I want to Be: A series of performances that occur via telephone conference call by Anna Kroll and Chloe Engel.

Friday, May 14 @  7 pm | Friday, May 28 @ 7 pm | Friday, June 25 @ 7 pm

Call  (760) 548-9513

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 the creator and generous sponsor of SPARK IV,  PNC Bank. The exhibition in MAP's main gallery space is open to the public for view from April 29 through June 26, 2021, Tuesday - Saturday from 12pm to 4pm, with opportunities to experience the exhibition and programs virtually.

SPARK IV expands beyond a focus on light-based artworks of years past 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. 

SPARK is curated by Catherine Borg, a Baltimore artist tracing shifting narratives in American culture in photo and video-based artworks.

Exhibiting Artists: Amanda Burnham, Beth Yashnyk, Carrie Fucile, Evan Tedlock, Foster Reynolds Santiago, Grace Doyle, Irene Chan, Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack, Jenny O’Grady, Jim Doran, 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 G. Sharp, Sookkyung Park, and Stephen Bradley.

“I Want to Be” | May 14 & 28 and June 25 at 7 p.m. 

Part of the UMBC and Towson University Collaborative Exhibition at Maryland Art Place (MAP), SPARKIV: A NEW WORLD artists Anna Kroll and Chloe Engel present “I Want To Be,” a series of performances that occur via telephone conference call. Kroll and Engel navigate a score in which they co-imagine events in a room. These are improvisational, spoken performances that have developed out of their collaborative practice of negotiating and refining scores to create imaginary realities. To attend, the performance audience members call a phone number at a specific time and listen to an improvisational guided exploration. Every phone call offers a new room, with infinite possibilities. A live-captioned version will also be simultaneously available. For more information, visit

Virtual Student Exhibition

Students from UMBC and TU were asked to submit work for the exhibition at MAP and seven were chosen to have their work presented along with the faculty in the gallery.  

10 students, 5 from UMBC and 5 from TU, were also chosen for awards based on their submissions and their work is presented in the virtual student exhibition.  

Young Blood 2020 & 2021


Submission Deadline: Friday, May 21 by Midnight 

Studio Visits: week of June 2nd - 9th (will schedule if selected) 

Young Blood Exhibition: Thursday, July 14 - Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 14 | 6 pm to 8 pm

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce the return of Young Blood, an exhibition showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.  We are soliciting artists from local (Maryland) universities who are currently or have recently graduated from MFA programs. MFA candidates or graduates from 2020 to 2021 are eligible to participate in this exhibition opportunity. 

This marks MAP’s 12th Young Blood program which has, to date,  provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 Young Blood has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis project(s). The exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging in media.

Young Blood took a brief hiatus due to the pandemic last year. As result artists are invited to apply who have graduated from their MFA programs in 2020, in addition to current MFA candidates (2021). The deadline for submission is Friday, May 21 by Midnight. The exhibition will take place at MAP running July 14 through August 21 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 14 from 6 pm to 8pm.

To apply please send a cover letter, link to your website, and a PDF including 3 to 6 images of available work with tombstone information. 

*The exhibition is a self-install show. Applying artists should plan accordingly. The installation period will be July 6th - July 13, 2021.


  • Must be a current or recently graduated (past year)  MFA student at a Maryland university between Jan 1 2020 and May 2021
  • Must have artwork available during the exhibition period
  • Must be able to install selected work during the installation window of July 6th - July 13th
  • Must be able to host a virtual or in-person studio visit June 2nd - 9th (MAP will work with you to coordinate) 
  • There is no fee to apply! 
  • All media welcome

Submission Guidelines:  to submit to Young Blood please include the following materials: 

  • A PDF including 3- 6 available artworks outlining title, media, dimensions, and pricing. 
  • A CV
  • Your website 
  • *Include YOUNG BLOOD Application in the email header 
  • Please send all application materials to

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Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

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