Maryland Art Place

Programs

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
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.

2020 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

Merkin Dream Closing Reception and Fashion Show

Merkin Dream

On View: February 20 - March 28

Closing Reception // Merkin Fashion Show: POSTPONED alternate date TBA

This February Maryland Art Place (MAP) will be presenting Merkin Dream, a group exhibition and invitational ushering women and men to consider the merkin, its uses, its need, and in some cases, the inevitable comedy of the merkin as an object. A merkin is a wig for the pubic area originally used by women working in prostitution.

A ticketed Fashion Show will feature merkins from the "wall of merkin installation." A portion of proceeds from merkin sales will benefit a local charity supporting Planned Parenthood and Force. Date TBA

For more information click HERE

 

Out of Order Install Day

Out of Order Install Day POSTPONED 

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day, date TBA  No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's first floor gallery space @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Arts District!

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang.  (size requirement is 40" x 40" or less)
  • Registration is $10 and can be paid with check, cash or credit card
  • The work you include in Out of Order must be for sale. The proceeds from the silent auction are split 50/50 between the artist and MAP. All works will be silently auctioned at a later date (TBA).
  • Participating artists receive free admission to OOO!

 

Email Caitlin, MAP's Programs Manager with any OOO inquiries, Caitlin@mdartplace.org

 

To read the frequently asked questions please review the FAQ and for the full prospectus click HERE 

Out of Order Information Workshop

Out of Order Artist Information Workshop: POSTPONED 

Are you an artist looking to participate in MAP's 23rd Annual Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, Out of Order?

This informational workshop is geared towards first-time participants of Out of Order.  We will be discussing past Out of Order exhibitions, tips on pricing your work, what kind of art to submit to the exhibition, as well as tips for networking and connecting with patrons at the event.  If you have questions about the show or the application process, bring them to this workshop!

Workshop date TBA.  Workshop will be hosted by Caitlin Gill, MAP's Program Manager

We hope to see you there!

KidOOO Install Day

KidOOO Install Day is POSTPONED

MAP is happy to continue KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order!  KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle and high school level arts classes.  

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day of KIDOOO. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages five-sixteen. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's new 2nd floor Member Gallery @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District!

The opening of KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual Out of Order (date TBA)

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang.  (size requirement is 24" x 24")
  • Registration is free
  • All works must be priced to sell and will be silently auctioned at a later date (TBA)

We hope to see you there! 

Please direct all inquires to Catilin@mdartplace.org

SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography Preview Reception

Preview Reception: Thursday, August 13 | 5:30pm

WTMD and Maryland Art Place are partnering to present "SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography," a retrospective of Baltimore music through photos and other digital works curated by Joseph M. Giordano and Josh Sisk.

"SEEN" kicks off with a free reception and live concert/on-air broadcast at WTMD’s performance studio August 13 featuring dozens of Baltimore bands, DJs and solo musicians.

The lineup includes rappers DDm and Height Keech, Bmore Club DJ James Nasty, TaxLo's Cullen Stalin, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, garage rockers Thee Lexington Arrows, Caleb Stine and other stars of the Americana scene, Cara Beth Satalino of Outer Spaces and more TBA.

This new exhibit spotlights all genres and generations of Baltimore's music scene. It aims to tell the story of Baltimore’s ever-growing music scene and its many talented bands and musicians, many of which started at small clubs around Baltimore only to land on national and international platforms.

The show's formal opening reception is September 10 at Maryland Art Place, followed by satellite exhibitions of photos at various Baltimore live music clubs.

The WTMD reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 13. Sponsored in part by Boordy Vineyards and Coney Island Brewing Company.

 Located at: 

1 Olympic Place

Towson, MD 21204

 
 
 

 

Out of Order 2020: Call for Entry

7/6/2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED 

SUBMISSION WINDOW: Friday, June 19 -  Friday, July 10

As a result of the pandemic sweeping our nation, Maryland Art Place (MAP), like so many, has been forced to rethink, retool and re-imagine its programming. This year marks the 23rd year of Maryland Art Place’s (MAP’s) signature exhibition event “Out of Order” (OOO). MAP is very excited to announce that it will still be holding Out of Order, only this year it's virtual! 

To submit an application for OOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image.

  • Artists may submit artworks beginning Friday, June 19 - Monday, July 6

  • 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. Artwork may be no larger than: Longest side 1500 pixels, 72dpi. Please save your file as follows: artist last name_first name_OOO2020  |   EXAMPLE: Gill_Caitlin_OOO2020

  • Don’t have an Gmail? Click HERE to download a pdf application. Please send your submission to Caitlin@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

  • All artwork must be finished and able to hang if/when purchased (this means framed in some cases).

Check out the full Prospectus HERE  

 

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

     
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