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UNDER $500

UNDER $500
Friday, December 10
6pm to 10pm | Tickets

Last Chance:
Saturday, December 11
12 to 4pm

Virtual Exhibition & Sale:
Saturday, December 11, 10 am –
Wednesday, December 15, 10 pm

To view the virtual exhibition click HERE

Deck the walls by giving the gift of art this holiday season! Maryland Art Place is excited to host our ninth annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale!  On Friday, December 10 from 6 pm to 10 pm (ticketed) and Saturday, December 11, 2021 (last chance) this two-day in-person event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event. Take your purchases home with you the night of the event. Gift wrapping will be available on-site.

This year's theme is tinsel come in your shiniest attire. We will have a wonderful trimmed tree on display! We will be keeping the atmosphere cheerful with some holly jolly tunes and decorated Xmas trees. Light confections will be served and beer and wine will be available at the open bar. Then join us in the basement for a live performance by Jumpin' Jupiter!

The virtual sale and exhibition will be featured online HERE from Saturday, December 11 at 10 am– Wednesday, December 15 at 10 pm. Artwork will not be available online until December 11 at 10 am but be sure to register in advance!

Sales: Once the auction closes on December 15 at 10 pm, we will coordinate with the artists to have the work delivered to MAP. We will contact you once your purchase is secured at MAP to pick up. We're aiming for all sold work to be at MAP before December 24th, in time for the holidays. Artwork will be wrapped and ready to fulfill its destiny as the perfect holiday gift! 

QUESTIONS/INFORMATION: 410.962.8565 or email Caitlin@mdartplace.org

 

Giving Tuesday at MAP

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression while recognizing the powerful impact the arts can have on our community. We believe that the arts are transformational and a necessary component of the human experience.

Today is Giving Tuesday and we hope you will share our beliefs by donating to MAP today

This year MAP turned 40! For these past four decades, MAP has remained true to its vision of supporting living artists in the state of Maryland. If you donate today you will help launch us into the next decade by enabling us to continue this important work which includes:

  • 6-7 fine art exhibitions per year the majority of which are free and open to the public
  • A public art program called IMPACT bringing contemporary works into public spaces
  • 2 major art sales a year, Out of Order (April) and UNDER $500 (December)
  • MAP’s annual internship program that offers school credit
  • Managing the Maryland State Artist Directory and Resource Bulletin on behalf of the Maryland State Arts Council
  • Affordable studio spaces for area artists and creative businesses
  • Fiscal agency for mission compatible entities
  • Workshops and more!

Donations also help maintain our 20,000 square foot building. Located in the heart of the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District, MAP’s building is a beacon for the arts downtown. In 2022 MAP will be reopening its basement performance venue formerly called the 14Karat Cabaret. This important space has a rich history. Supporting Baltimore/Maryland’s subculture for over 25 years, the venue has been a critical resource for performance artists and a safe space for freedom of expression.

Please consider donating today! Simply visit our 40th Anniversary Campaign site at: MAP40.givesmart.com (registration is free). No amount is too small and every dollar counts!

UNDER $500: CALL FOR ENTRIES

CALL FOR ENTRY: UNDER $500
Application Deadline: Saturday, November 20

Application FORM

Full PROSPECTUS

UNDER $500

Have your work noticed and purchased by local buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming, winter benefit exhibition/affordable art sale. On Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, 2021, this two-day event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. The virtual exhibition and sale event will take place on Saturday, December 11 at 10 am – Wednesday, December 15 at 10 pm. Artwork featured virtually will include featured artists in addition to artists presented in the gallery. *Please note: applications received will be selected for either the virtual sale (featured online) exclusively or for both the physical (featured in gallery) AND virtual exhibition (featured online). Your acceptance letter will indicate in which capacity your work will be presented.

The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each artist (scale-dependent – 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. 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.

TIMELINE 

  • October 22 – Call For Entry, 12 pm
  • November 20 – Call For Entry Deadline
  • Week of November 24 – Artists Notified of Selection
  • Tuesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 4 – Artwork Drop Off – 11 am-4 pm
  • Friday, December 10 (7 – 10pm) & Saturday, December 11 (12 to 4pm) – Under $500
  • Saturday, December 11, 10 am – Wednesday, December 15, 10 pm – Virtual Exhibition & Sale

NOTE: Proposals should be emailed to under500@mdartplace.org no later than Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Midnight. Subject line: Under $500 Application.

Submission Guidelines: To apply please submit the following information to under500@mdartplace.org, subject line UNDER $500 Application before Midnight on Saturday, November 20, 2021. There is NO fee to apply. OR fill out this FORM online.

1. Complete contact information:
    a. Name
    b. Address
    c. Phone number
    d. Email
    e. Website

2. Resume or CV (2-page maximum)

3. One paragraph artist statement

4. 1 to 3 images
    Label each image with LastName_Title_Medium_DateCreated.
    Example: Carter_Untitled#1_oiloncanvas_2021.jpeg

5. Image List including the dimension of the artwork.

6. There is no application fee this year!

QUESTIONS/INFORMATION: 410.962.8565 or email Caitlin@mdartplace.org

Kelly Walker at Hotel Indigo

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2021 

Contact: Caitlin Gill 

p) 443.889.0869

email: caitlin@mdartplace.org

Maryland Art Place (MAP) in partnership with Hotel Indigo are pleased to present new works by Baltimore-based artist, Kelly Walker. Walker's paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The reception will be held on Thursday, October 14  from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition will be on view at Hotel Indigo from Thursday, October 14 through January 25, 2022

About the artist: 

Kelly Walker is an American-born, self-taught artist who continues to study at the ‘School of Life’. She found her way to Baltimore, Maryland by the age of 18 where she has lived ever since. Walker absorbs the beauty, chaos, and reality of Baltimore City channeling it into her work.

In 2013, Walker purchased a rundown auto shop in the heart of the city. The building is located between the historic cultural arts district of Mt Vernon and the newly designated Bromo Arts district currently undergoing a neighborhood revitalization. In immense labor of love, Walker transformed the downtrodden building into a live/workspace that has been featured in Baltimore Magazine as a work of art in of itself. An art collection covers the inside walls, boasting of other local artists. The studio and apartment serve not only as a place of business and home but sometimes Walker opens her home for gatherings that benefit community organizations such as Creative Alliances ‘Art to Dine for’.

The dichotomy of Kelly Walker’s world translates onto her canvases as she paints in fits of inspiration which has led to an expansive collection of unique series, committing spontaneous reflections of her mood and emotions to canvas. Walker’s abstract paintings demonstrate the techniques, textures, and patterns she employs as a professional decorative painter. She pushes mediums past their intended purposes, encouraging them to collide and react, not rejecting happy accidents and forcing incompatible materials to meet. Utilizing a wide range of atypical materials, her works are intricately layered, calling reference to landscape, graffiti, and color fields. Walker’s artwork has been featured extensively at venues both in and outside of the Baltimore area, including the Rosenberg Gallery, Silo Point, Gallery 1951 in Los Angeles & Las Laguna Art Gallery in California and the Delaware Museum of Art."

Due to COVID and the ever-changing social distancing landscape, we ask that all guests RSVP for the reception. Please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org to reserve your spot 

We hope to see you Thursday, October 14  from 6 - 8 pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.

MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP) ANNOUNCES 14KARAT CABARET RETROSPECTIVE, Baltimore…Paris…The Gutter

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce an exhibition showcasing the history of The 14Karat Cabaret, a performance project located at MAP for over 25 years. Directed and organized by Baltimore artist Laure Drogoul, the project was conceived as a place to experiment with new forms, challenge societal expectations and experiment with new genres of art making. The project presented hundreds of local, national and international artists. The 14Karat Cabaret exhibition at MAP will feature ephemera, photos, posters, performing objects and video of the history of the project from its beginning in 1989. Expect pop-up performances throughout the run. The exhibition will be on view Thursday, September 16 - Saturday, November 6, 2021.

MAP is located at 218 West Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 4 pm. Please call for entry. Masks required.

Window of Opportunity: Jim Doran "Brood X" Screening & Reception

Join us Friday, September 10th from 8 pm to 10 pm  in viewing Jim Doran’s Animated Series “Brood X”. MAP will be screening Jim Doran’s animation as a part of our new Window of Opportunity Program. Window of Opportunity showcases artwork by Maryland artists via rear-projection  in our front-facing window, viewable from the street. Bring camping chairs and BYOB. The animation will also be featured in the basement with sound. Check out MAP’s cabaret and enjoy the flick while reliving the Brood X invasion during the opening reception, Friday, September 10.

Jim Doran is a Baltimore based artist, diorama maker, animator, and musician. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, and in the American Visionary Art Museum.

“My intention is to lead a creative life, every single day. Making Art is my Joie de Vivre. I find peace and purpose here, as well as discovery. I explore and combine these themes throughout all my work: What happens after Death, Metaphysics, Identity, Humor, Scale, Material, Time, The Ocean, Linear Narrative, Sobriety.”

 

Young Blood 2020 & 2021

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. 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 exhibiting artists have graduated from their MFA programs in 2020, in addition to current MFA candidates (2021) were invited to participate. 

Brandon Ables | UMBC 

Jason Charney | UMBC 

Elijah Davis | UMBC

Jim Doran |  Towson University 

Brianna Doyle | Towson University 

Tinglan Huang | MICA 

Yifan Luo | MICA

Noah McWilliams | UMD

McKinley Wallace | MICA 

You Wu | Towson University

The opening reception will take place in person on Thursday, July 15 from 6 to 8 pm at Maryland Art Place, located at 218 West Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Please bring a mask! 

Maryland Art Place 40th Campaign

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce 40 years of serving Maryland State artists.  MAP is pleased to have launched an online, giving campaign on March 2nd, 2021 using the Givesmart platform: MAP40.GIVESMART.COM. The campaign, in honor of MAP’s 40th Anniversary, is needed to raise funds during the Covid pandemic. 

MAP incorporated on January 30th, 1981 to “educate the general public in the area of contemporary visual art being produced by Maryland artists through exhibitions and performances, public relations and advertising, serving as an information center for Maryland artists and coordinating activities of other art-oriented institutions and organizations in Maryland.”?Today MAP’s work continues in the same capacity. MAP directly supports 400-600 individual artists through exhibition opportunities, art sales, affordable rent, fiscal agency, internship opportunities, and more. MAP’s building is a beacon for the arts in downtown Baltimore city and vital to the cultural community as a safe, affordable place in which to show artwork, record albums, create films, fashion, and more. 

Donors to MAP’s Anniversary campaign that donate at the $30 level or above will receive a unique risograph 40th Anniversary print produced by Sense of Press and a complimentary MAP membership. Donations of $100 or over will receive the risograph print, membership and MAP’s anniversary tee. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, email amy@mdartplace.org or click HERE.

To donate, click HERE.

Announcing MAP's 2019 & 2020 Annual Report Revised

A message to the community: It is with great pleasure that we present our combined 2019-2020 Annual Report to the community.   The Covid-19 pandemic has had such an effect on us as it has with so many in our sector. This period of time gave us the opportunity to reflect on what we have accomplished over the last few years and to consider where we are headed. Without a doubt, we would not be here today without the belief, support, and trust of our fellow community members from the artists we serve each year to our donors and patrons.

Our services are vast for a small organization and we remain a committed partner to the Maryland State Arts Council as we worked together on the recent rollout of the new Maryland State Artist Directory (formerly referred to as the registry). We also continue to house the Maryland State Artist Resource Bulletin on our website, a critical listing for artists to research and locate opportunities for exhibitions, residencies, and more.

This year MAP is 40. We are fortunate to have made it to this important milestone and our recent annual report makes it all the more meaningful. There are many more details about our work, the artists we serve, and more included!

As always, please visit our website for our exhibition schedule, events, and happenings. Be sure not to miss SPARK! Curated by Catherine Borg, SPARK is a collaborative exhibition between UMBC and Towson University open to the public through June 26.

Sincerely,

Amy 

Amy Cavanaugh

Executive Director, Maryland Art Place

Bromo Art Walk

Thursday, June 24 | 5 pm to 8 pm 

Join us for an unguided tour of some of the best spots in Bromo!

About this event: Theaters, galleries, studios, and more open for an art-filled evening of performances and exhibitions in the Bromo Arts District. Create your own tour and visit the participating creative groups. Check out our event map to plan your evening. This event is free, but register for a ticket to get event updates.

PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITS:

Arena Players (performance at 6:30-7:30pm) || The full cast of CLEVELAND (a gospel musical) presents scenes from their theater production.

Baltimore Jazz Alliance (performances at 5pm, 6:10pm, 7:20pm) || Clarence Ward III leads a jazz quartet in three performances in Eubie Blake's courtyard.

AT MAP: Blakwater Production House (Floor 5) || Witness a new world of creative expression via fabric, sound, photography, videography, and more. Join for live song production with a multidisciplinary recording artist, photoshoots, music preview listening stations, and live apparel design.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower || Gallery exhibit and open conversations with artist Carol Mauer. Artist studios will be open throughout the 15 floors of the tower.

Current Space || Meridian Prologue, an exhibition of Baltimore-area pandemic graduates & Open Studios.

AT MAP: E. Brady Robinson Photography (Floor 4) || “2020” incorporates intimate moments and personal observations of the social landscape and the natural world.

Eubie Blake Cultural Center || A sneak peek of forthcoming exhibitions featuring Murjoni Merriweather and David Ibata.

Fluid Movement (performances at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm) || CicaDance! A short dance piece inspired by the life cycle of our Brood X summer guests.

Four Ten Lofts Gallery || A gallery exhibition and performance art from Four Ten Lofts' resident artists.

The Hippodrome Theatre (tours at 6:15pm, 6:45pm, 7:15pm) || Take short, 10-minute tours of the historic theater.

Kelly L. Walker Art || Thriving in Baltimore & Vacation Series on display through window exhibits.

Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company (performances at 5:50pm, 7pm) || The multi-generational dance and drum company will showcase the rich traditions of the African Diaspora in two performances.

Le Mondo (performances at 7pm, 7:45pm) || In Plain Sight(site) invites audiences to journey through performance-activated installations of artists exploring doorways to other realities. Free admission with Eventbrite registration.

Maryland Art Place || SPARK IV, A New World? curated by Catherine Borg, considers art through the lens of the significant modifications to life during the pandemic

AT MAP: Sense of Press (Floor 3) || A print sale of original riso print designs commissioned from eight local artists. Peruse the studio and learn more about the press and the printing process.

This programming was made possible by the Maryland State Arts Council, the City of Baltimore, and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

MARYLAND ART PLACE TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION FEATURING SPARK ARTISTS

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2021 

Contact: Caitlin Gill 

p) 410.962.8565

email: caitlin@mdartplace.org

MARYLAND ART PLACE TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION FEATURING SPARK ARTISTS 

BALTIMORE, April 7, 2021 – The fourth annual SPARK exhibition — A New World? — will be hosted at Maryland Art Place (MAP) from April 29, to June 26, 2021.  The exhibition, made possible through a PNC Bank sponsorship, expands on the light-based themes of past Spark exhibitions embrace the power of art to illuminate and inspire reflection and dialogue.  

A New World? presents the work of 25 Towson University and UMBC faculty and student artists. Through their work, the past year of the pandemic and longer timelines impacting our future are considered. After experiencing the chaos, upheaval, and uncertainty that dominated this past year, these artists help us see the world and consider how to cope, adapt and persevere through whatever lies ahead. 

Curated by Catherine Borg, SPARK IV: A New World?  will include a mix of faculty and student work by: Amanda Burnham (TU), Carrie Fucile (TU), Evan Tedlock (UMBC), Foster Reynolds-Santiago (UMBC), Grace Doyle (TU), Irene Chan (UMBC), Jenn Figg & Matthew McCormack (TU), Jon Lundak (TU), Kelley Bell & Melissa Penley Cormier (UMBC), Kyohei Abe (TU), Luci Jockel (TU), Lynn Cazabon (UMBC),  Monique Crabb (UMBC), Nahid Tootoonchi (TU), Jenee Mateer (TU), Kat Navarro (TU), Kimberly Hopkins (TU), Rahne Alexander (UMBC), Ryan Shelley (TU), Safiyah Cheatam (UMBC), Samantha Sethi (UMBC), Sarah Sharp (UMBC), Sookkyung Park (TU), Stephen Bradley (UMBC) and Timothy Nohe (UMBC).

“PNC has a legacy of investing in the arts, as we understand the economic, social, and civic impacts that a thriving arts and culture community have on our city,” said Laura Gamble, PNC regional president for Greater Maryland. “There are few better ways to support our community, at a time when it’s never been more necessary, than by supporting the arts, and specifically, Maryland Arts Place’s SPARK exhibition, which features the thought-provoking works of local students and faculty.” 

“It has been my pleasure to work with artists from Towson and UMBC to create an exhibition for this moment,” said Catherine Borg, curator. “I've organized the exhibition based on five sub-themes that emerged from the work these artists shared: Altered Time, Remote Viewing/Imagined Places, Futurecasting, Climate Horizon, and Equitable Future.”  

A virtual reception for SPARK IV: A New World?  will be free and held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 6. To attend please click HERE. You also may visit the exhibition in person 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday,  through June 26, 2021. MAP is located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park &Howard Streets in downtown Baltimore. On-street and garage parking are available.  

About the Curator: Catherine Borg is a Baltimore artist and curator. Her work as an artist has been presented in many venues; highlights include screenings at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, and a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center Las Vegas reviewed in Art in America. 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). 

About PNC Bank 

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com. 

About Maryland Art Place 

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. mdartplace.org.  

KIDOOO

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2021 

Contact: Caitlin Gill 

p) 410.962.8565

email: caitlin@mdartplace.org

Calling all Elementary, Middle School, and High School level artists! MARYLAND ART PLACE Announces Call for Artists for KIDOOO it's 1st Virtual Benefit Exhibition and Silent Auction! 

For Immediate Release April 2, 2021: 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 OOO@mdartplace.org 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

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Press Release: Out of Order Online!

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 

Contact: Caitlin Gill 

p) 410.962.8565

email: caitlin@mdartplace.org

MARYLAND ART PLACE Announces Call for Artists for OUT OF ORDER ONLINE it's 2nd Virtual Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition and Silent Auction! 

For Immediate Release April 1, 2021: Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and very first,  virtual KIDOOO (see website for details). This year marks the 24th year of MAP’s signature, spring, art auction. Using a virtual platform, Out of Order will be available to anyone on an electronic device for free!

As one of Baltimore’s longest-standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. Last year (2020) Out of Order expanded to include artists from outside the state with over 300 participating artists. 

This year, OOO is 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. You may text to bid and can expect text messages when you have been outbid throughout the auction. 

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! 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 MAP membership + a  MAP 40th limited edition risograph print. Purchase tickets HERE. Virtual programming to be announced! 

The OOO 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 at 10am

To submit an application for OOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image. Artists working at any skill level are encouraged to participate.

  • Don’t have a Gmail? Click HERE to download a pdf application. Please send your submission to OOO@mdartplace.org and include ONE image using the specifications outlined below.

  • Any artist can participate as long as they are able to deliver their work to MAP if/when their artwork sells. MAP is located at 218 West. Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21210. ** Please note you may ship your work if/when it sells, but you will be responsible for shipping costs. All sold work must be delivered to MAP Friday, May 21 - Sunday, May, 23 between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm.

  • 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 may be no larger than the Longest side 1500 pixels, 72dpi. Please save your file as follows: artist last name_first name_OOO2021 EXAMPLE: Gill_Caitlin_OOO2021

Check out the full Prospectus HERE

Virtual Exhibition Link: https://OutofOrder2021.givesmart.com

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Press Release: MAP's 40th Anniversary Campaign

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021 

Contact: Amy Cavanaugh

p) 410.962.8565

email: amy@mdartplace.org

MAP Announces

40th Anniversary Giving Campaign

March 18, 2021: Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary. MAP incorporated on January 30th, 1981 to “educate the general public in the area of contemporary visual art being produced by Maryland artists through exhibitions and performances, public relations and advertising, serving as an information center for Maryland artists and coordinating activities of other art-oriented institutions and organizations in Maryland.”?From its first home in the Candler Building in the Inner Harbor, MAP presented 14 shows, though a rent hike in 1984 left MAP with no permanent base. In response MAP developed programs without space restrictions: a state-wide exhibition series, a Critics’ Residency program, a public art program in conjunction with the Market Center Development Corporation, and Diverse Works, the first performance residency for interdisciplinary artists 

Today MAP’s work continues in the same capacity. MAP directly supports 400-600 individual artists through exhibition opportunities, art sales, affordable rent, fiscal agency, internship opportunities, and more. MAP’s building is a beacon for the arts in downtown Baltimore city and vital to the cultural community as a safe, affordable place in which to show artwork, record albums, create films, fashion, and more. MAP’s Board President, Liz Courtemanche states, “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate forty-years of MAP, I know all of us connected to the organization are proud to have played some small part in the meaningful impact MAP has played in supporting our incredible local arts community”.? 

Despite - or perhaps because of - the current climate, we continue to believe that the arts are essential to our health and well-being, and are dedicated to finding new ways to bring our services to the public that are representative of the artistic community as a whole. Ensuring that MAP’s building remains a beacon for artists downtown and that our services continue despite the pandemic is a top priority. - Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Executive Director. 

On March 2, 2021,?MAP launched an online, giving campaign using the Givesmart platform:? MAP40.GIVESMART.COM?in honor of its 40th Anniversary and to raise needed funds during the Covid pandemic. Donors at the $30 level will receive a unique risograph 40th Anniversary print produced by Sense of Press and donors over $100 will receive both the risograph and MAP’s anniversary tee. Donating over $30 also gets you a sneak peek of MAP’s 24th Out of Order benefit exhibition

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, email amy@mdartplace.org  or click HERE

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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

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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.

Contact Us

Phone: 410.204.1959
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org

     
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