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MASKerade Baltimore: Virtual Silent Auction and Exhibition

MASKERade Baltimore

Exhibition on View: Saturday, November 7 - Friday, November 13, 2020

Join Maryland Art Place and the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) for MASKerade Baltimore - a virtual silent auction and mask design competition hosted by the Baltimore Community Foundation's LGBTQ Fund to raise awareness and funds for issues facing the LGBTQ community in Baltimore. Since launching in 2018, the LGBTQ Fund has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing arts and culture events and supporting LGBTQ youth with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs. Funds from MASKerade will be used to establish an endowment, ensuring vital support for LGBTQ youth programs in perpetuity.


More than 100 artists and non-artists picked up canvas masks in August and September and are now in the process of transforming them into works of art!

Saturday, October 24 by 5pm: Entry Deadline

All participants must register a loan agreement (google form) with Maryland Art Place HERE

Saturday, November 7: Auction Launch 10am

Friday, November 13: Auction closes 10pm

Tuesday, November 17 - Saturday, November 21: Mask Drop Off (if purchased)



The silent auction to view and bid on masks will be held November 7 from 10 a.m. - November 13 at 10 p.m.




UNDER $500 2020: 12/12 & 12/13


Application Deadline: November 13, 2020

Application Form and Full Prospectus HERE

Have your work noticed and purchased by area buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition. Artworks will be exhibited at MAP Saturday December 12, and Sunday, December 13, 2020, for a first-come first-serve, ticketed, two-day event which will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. Artwork will then be featured ONLINE – for a virtual sale running Tuesday, December 15 – Saturday, December 19

October 14 – Call For Entry, 5pm

November 13 – Call For Entry Deadline

Week of November 24 – Artists Notified of Selection

Tuesday, December 1 – Saturday, December 5– Artwork Drop Off – 11am-4pm

Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13, 2020 – Under $500

Tuesday, December 15 - Saturday, December 19 - UNDER $500 Online Sales Event

The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each artist (scale dependant – in the case of smaller works more than 3 pieces may be accepted). Each individual piece will retail for $500 or less. Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the event. Artists who plan to attend must RSVP, please email to reserve your spot!  Selected artists will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form to fill out inquiring anecdotal information to help better engage patrons with the artists and their work. UNDER $500 is MAP’s winter benefit. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 between Maryland Art Place and the artist. For the full prospectus and application click HERE

Event details to follow


Our Mission

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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