Maryland Art Place


Programs Overview

Maryland Art Place (MAP) has been an anchor for contemporary arts in Maryland since 1981. Since its inception, MAP has effectively inspired, supported and encouraged artists in this region by offering exhibition opportunities, workshop and mentorship programs.

MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists to engage with the public, and each other, by nurturing and promoting new talents.

MAP offers a challenging schedule of innovative and diverse contemporary art experiences throughout the year. This includes the presentation of 6-8 annual exhibitions with complimentary programming including: gallery talks, performances and professional development workshops.

Annual Programs

Young Blood 2018
Maryland Art Place presents its 11th annual Young Blood exhibition, showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.

IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed in 2012 to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site. Current and previous partners include: Sunnyfields, ARTblocks, Neighborhood Design Center, Towson Town Center, Hotel Indigo Baltimore, Harbor Court Condominiums and Green Spring Station.

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Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

MAP's 40th Anniversary & Giving Campaign

Maryland Art Place (MAP)  is pleased to launch our 40th Giving Campaign in celebration of our 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.” As MAP continues this work, we can say without a doubt that as our cultural ecosystem has expanded in the Baltimore region to national and international heights, we remain a relevant and important contributor to the success of Maryland artists.

To celebrate this momentous anniversary, MAP has launched a 40th giving campaign: Donations come with fun perks à la 1981!   

  • $30 donations and over get you a free Out of Order preview ticket, and a unique 40th Anniversary risograph print + a MAP membership
  • $100 donations and over get you all of the above + our 40th Anniversary Tee (in chocolate and yellow)

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. Please consider donating today. No amount is too small!

As a donor, your support helps us to:

  • Waive submissions fees to participate in MAP events such as Out of Order and UNDER $500
  •  Present thoughtful contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year made free to the public
  • Incubate and provide fiscal agency to mission compatible businesses    
  • Offer affordable rent to creative businesses and artists
  • Maintain our building and gallery located in downtown Baltimore City
  • Continue to stimulate the economic vibrancy of our community and neighborhood

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, email click HERE

5/21: Young Blood Call for Entries


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

Questions? Contact: 

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