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

Call for Entry: MASKerade

Call for Entry (COE): MASKerade

Application Deadline: Saturday, October 24, 5pm

We are excited to announce a call to artists to participate in Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund MASKerade Baltimore – a Mask Design Competition & Virtual Event to raise awareness of and fundraise for issues facing the LGBTQ community. Since launching in 2018, the LGBTQ Fund at BCF has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing art and culture events  and supporting young people with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to partner with BCF this year to help support their efforts in raising awareness. MAP will be running and managing the online auction made available to artists throughout the state and beyond to participate for free. All artists and bidders must register with Givesmart to view the auction which will not be made LIVE until November 7.

DETAILS 

  • Artists and non-artists must use the provided COVID mask to participate. Template for reference included HERE.

  • Masks must be finished per finishing instructions to be included in the exhibition (chin dart must be closed and twill threaded).

  • There is no fee to enter.

  • All participants must register a loan agreement (google form) with Maryland Art Place HERE

  • You cannot register in full without a fully executed image of your mask.

  • Proceeds will be split 40% to the artists and 60% to the LBGTQ Fund. Your portion of proceeds contributed to the Fund are considered a donation. You may donate more.

  • Masks may be picked up August 28 - September 30 at one of the following locations:

Jill Andrews Gowns 3355 Keswick Rd, Baltimore MD 21211

Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm. 

OR 

MAP located at 218 W Saratoga St. 

Tuesday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm

 

  • You may be as creative as you would like!

  • If you are unable to pick up a mask please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org to make alternate arrangements.

  • If you do not have a Google account email Caitlin@mdartplace.org for a PDF version of the application. 

PICK UP PROTOCOL: Masks can be picked up August 28 - September 30Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm.We are following the general CDC protocol conduct. Please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and be thoughtful of others. Fill out and sign the sheet on the clipboard with your corresponding packet number, name, cell number and email contact. PLEASE only take ONE mask. If you are picking up for another artist, have their info available and fill out the paperwork accordingly. The front door to the lobby will be unlocked; there will not be time slots to pick up. If you are unable to pick up a mask from the specified location, we will work with you to arrange shipment. 

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS: The masks will be flat, with all edges finished except the chin dart. The chin dart can be stapled, taped or sewn to make the 3-D effect. Twill and tap e will be included and threaded through the channels (this is how the mask is secured to the face). Be as creative as you like! 

SUBMISSION DETAILS AND TIMELINE: When submitting an image of your mask, you MUST take a high-quality image of your completed mask on a white backdrop. (a high res iphone/or similar device image is fine). Any images taken on a different substrate are subject to exclusion.  

TIMELINE

Monday, August 24:  Release Call to Artists & Community to Participate

MASK PICKUP: August 28 - September 30,  Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am to 5pm

Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 24 by 5pm

Saturday, November 7: Auction Launch 10am

Friday, November 13: Auction closes 10pm

Tuesday, November 17 – Saturday, November 21: Mask Drop Off

Submission Questions? Contact caitlin@mdartplace.org | Press: Contact amy@mdartplace.org

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. www.mdartplace.org

Masks provided by Jill Andrews with Quality Mask Supply 

 

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 Online!

7/6/2020

Out of Order Online!

VIRTUAL AUCTION: IS LIVE

Thursday, July 16 - Closes Thursday, July 23rd 

ooo.givesmart.com

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 Out of Order Online is LIVE!! 

As one of Baltimore’s longest standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. Last year (2019) 289 artists participated in OOO and MAP sold 133 works of art. Map is pleased to annouce that we have exceeded these figures with over 360 entries! Luckily, OOO is 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, vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. 

The OOO Online auction is OPEN running one full week through Thursday July 23rd, 2020. Auction items are LIVE! Peruse over 300 works of art from your home! All bids must be submitted no later than 10pm on July 23rd.

Register Today! Visit ooo.givesmart.com OR text OOO to 76278

For more information on how to register and bid check out OOO Online BUYERS GUIDE

Sponsorship Opportunities are available on the event website. Please email Amy at amy@mdartplace.org for details

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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