Maryland Art Place offers a variety of opportunities to artists throughout the year ranging from exhibition open submissions and general calls for entry. Below is a listing of MAP's current opportunites. Artists and curators wishing to submit a proposal to MAP may do so through the “open submission” process which will be posted soon.


Artist Opportunities

Call For Entries: Coming About, ACCR Art & Community Series: 10/21

The Art Connection in the Capital Region invites you to participate in an exhibition and art placement project presented in conjunction with Maryland Art Place (MAP). This community outreach project brings together artists who wish to donate their artwork with qualifying non profit community service orgaizations throughout Baltimore City. The artwork selected by the participating nonprofits will be considered a donation to the agencies for permanent display.

To be considered for participting, please complete the artwork sbmissions form located on ACCR's website.  Each artist is invited to submit up to four images for consideration.

Application Deadline:  October 21, 2016

To download the full prospectus, click here.

For more information, please email ACCR's Executive Director, Julie Cavnor (jcavnor@artconnection-cr.org)



Application Deadline: Saturday, October 22, 2016 by midnight

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB) is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT Projects, MAP is working with DPOB to offer a unique opportunity for artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and DPOB wish produce a small exhibition at the reception of the 45th Annual Monument Lighting this December. The work will be on display for one night during a private exhibition and exclusive after party. Exhibition attendance is expected to reach up to 175 guests.

ABOUT IMPACT PROJECTS: IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences brining the work of living artists into the public eye. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.

ABOUT THE MONUMENT LIGHTING: The Annual Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Now in its 45th year, The Monument Lighting feature local entertainers, food, holiday activities, and a spectacular fireworks display.

A holiday village featuring food vendors, a beer garden for adults, and a special Kids Corner take place in the parks that surround the historic monument, the Nation’s first honoring George Washington.

What began as a quiet gathering of neighbors more than four decades ago has grown steadily over the years to become one of the metropolitan region’s favorite holiday events. In 2015, nearly ten thousand people attended the event.. The event is produced by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore with support from The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts and the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks.

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP will accept both 2-D and 3-D works for exhibition - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • Artwork must be for sale and ready to hang (work may be rejected if of poor production standards)
  • Sales split 40% to MAP / 60% to artist
  •  An exhibition reception will take place after Monument Lighting on Park Ave. The exact address will be announced closer to the date.

Benefits to the artist: The selected artist will benefit in the following ways

  • Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:
  • Artist’s name highlighted on DPOB social media
  • Artist highlighted on MAP and DPOB’s websites

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to impact@mdartplace.org by close of business Saturday, October 22, 2016

To download the full prospectus, click here!

Application Fee: $10 for non MAP members

Submit your fee by clicking on “Get Involved”, “Donate” on MAP’s website and simply adjust the fee to $10. Please attach your payment receipt to your application. -OR- Pay by Check to: Maryland Art Place | c/o IMPRINT | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Under $500: 11/1

CALL FOR ENTRY: 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. On Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 2016, this two-day event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region.

The exhibition will include 1-3 works by each artist with each individual piece retailing for $500 or less. Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the opening event on Friday, December 9. Selected artists will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form in an effort to simultaneously promote the artwork and artist during the event. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 with the artist and MAP.

To download the full prospectus, click here.  Please send your completed application to assistant@mdartplace.org.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016.

Application Fee: $10 for non MAP members

Submit your fee by clicking on “Get Involved”, “Donate” on MAP’s website and simply adjust the fee to $10. Please attach your payment receipt to your application.  -OR- Pay by Check to: Maryland Art Place | c/o IMPRINT | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201


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: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org