Opportunities

MAPortunities

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.

Maportunities

Artist Opportunities

Call for Writing Submissions: Beyond Beautiful 11/1

CALL FOR WRITING SUBMISSIONS

BEYOND BEAUTIFUL: The One Thousand Love Letters Project

Application Deadline: November 1, 2018 by midnight

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proudly accepting love letters of all types on behalf of “The One Thousand Love Letters Project” and the exhibition “Beyond Beautiful”, created and curated by artist Peter Bruun. This exhibition is slated to open January 17, 2019 at Maryland Art Place, with a partner site for the exhibition located at Area 405.

ABOUT “BEYOND BEAUTIFUL”: Beyond Beautiful focuses on eight topics: “Wild Horses” - Love’s tenacious hold through addiction and mental illness; “Forever Family” - Love as the foundation through thick and thin; “Cupid’s Arrow” - The power of romantic love and its sway; “Love Thyself” - Where the healing power of love begins; “Such Sweet Sorrow” ~ The ache of loss and lingering aroma of deathless love; “Drive All Night” - love abides despite barriers or physical distance; “Honeysuckle Words” ~ Words of love from writers and poets in all their nuance and “The Thousand Things” - Love in all its surprise, its beauty, its infinite colors.

Maryland Art Place is seeking individuals to contribute love letters to participate in creating content for this unique exhibition. Peter Bruun, both curator and artist, will use these love letters to create 1,000 artistic responses to be displayed in the exhibition at MAP and Area 405. To date, Bruun has created over 600 drawings using excerpts from participant’s letters to contribute to “The One Thousand Love Letters Project”. Letters do not need to be submitted based on the above listed topics and can be submitted digitally or physically.

Love letters of all kinds are accepted: of joy and loss, regret & titillation, complexity & simplicity. *Submissions may consist of actual letters, or poetry or prose in any format dedicated to love: a eulogy, a poem, a text message, a note scrawled on a napkin. They can be to a romantic interest, a friend, a family member, an idea, or yourself.

To download the full prospectus and more information on how to apply, click here.  

Questions? Contact  naomi@mdartplace.org. 

Call For Entry: Hotel Indigo: Rolling

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

General Guidelines & Information

  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60
  • MAP only accepts 2-d works - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

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

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP’s website and social media platforms
  • Exhibition postcards

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here. Questions? Email naomi@mdartplace.org.

 

Call for Entry: Creating Connections: 9/7

Call For Entry: CREATING CONNECTIONS

An Acquisition & Print Replication Project

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, September 7, 2018

To download the full prospectus, click here.

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with The CyberWire is pleased to announce an open 'Call to Artists'. As an extension of MAP's annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with The CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore Washington DC metropolitan areas. Collectively, MAP and The CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission, time permitting, plus license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of The CyberWire's 5th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 18, 2018.

ABOUT "CREATING CONNECTIONS": We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today. The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

As the aim of The CyberWire's reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cybersecurity and would like to acquire a work of art that reflects the theme of "creating connections." Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks-social networks, computer networks, and support networks-which may be an important point of departure for acquired or commissioned work. This opportunity is open to female artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no larger than 18" X 24".
  • The reproduction edition will be decided on, and agreed upon at a later date, but will not exceed 250.
  • All reproductions will receive a 'chop or seal' noting The CyberWire as the publisher.
  • All reproductions will be printed on an agreed upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by The CyberWire.
  • **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed upon dimensions of this project as this will devalue the edition. Likewise, The CyberWire agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
  • The CyberWire will cover scanning fees/photography associated with the reproduction.
  • Artist agrees to use of artwork image for press and promotional purposes related to this project and event.
  • Artist will remain the owner of image copyright.
  • Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on October 18, 2018.

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

  • $1,000 Cash Award + a $500 additional award in honor of the event's 5th anniversary for a total of a $1,500 Cash Award in 2018.
  • Increased visibility of artist's name and artwork through:
  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP and The CyberWire's websites
  • The gifting of artist reproduction to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception
  • Acknowledgment at Women in Cyber Security reception on October 18, 2018 

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to imprint@mdartplace.org by close of business Friday, September 7, 2018.

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. Checks can be made payable to: Maryland Art Place | c/o Benefit | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Member of MAP? Your submission fee will be waived. Please make a note on your submission that you are a member!

TIMELINE

  • July 3: Release Call 
  • Friday, September 7, 2018 Application Deadline
  • Week of September 10, Artist Studio Visits/Interviews
  • September 24, Awarded Artist Announced
  • September 28 - October 14, Printing/Production
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 Women in Cyber Security Reception

About the Women in Cyber Security Reception

Bringing together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum, this event will be an opportunity to get together and share what we are all passionate about - empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cybersecurity. This invitation-only event will be held at the International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza overlooking the Washington Monument and the Capitol in Washington, DC.

The CyberWire & the Arts

The CyberWire believes that having a thriving arts community is critical to the future of the state of Maryland-the place they have made their home. "Artists challenge the way we see and think about the world, and about ourselves-without this, we don't learn, and we don't grow; their work brings about new ideas, changes attitudes, and shapes culture-without this, we stagnate. The arts community is a wellspring of imagination and creativity-this is the fuel of innovation. The arts contribute immeasurably to the world we see around us, and to our quality of life-this creates a vibrant culture that attracts new residents, businesses, and sustains those that have already made their home here. We believe the arts are invaluable and desire our employees and their families to live and work in a visually and intellectually vibrant state for decades to come." ~ The CyberWire team

For more information on how to apply, click here.  Questions? Email Naomi@mdartplace.org.

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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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