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.

2021 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

Blake Conroy @ Hotel Indigo

On View | November 19, 2020 - February 4, 2021

Online Exhibition | Tuesday, December 2 - Saturday, February 13

Opening Reception:  Wednesday, January 13 | 5 -7pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo in celebrating new works by Maryland artist, Blake Conroy. Conroy's paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. In addition to Conroy's  exhibition on view at Hotel Indigo, his work can also be viewed online Tuesday, December 2  Saturday, Februrary 13, on MAP’s new virtual gallery located on our website

About the Artist:

In a world that commodifies nature, Conroy shows us the individuality of every living thing. Conroy disseminates his message through art: “We must preserve and protect the richness of our world—replete as it is with unique, particular things.”After drawing and laser-cutting images of the same subject viewed from different perspectives, the multimedia sheets are layered atop one another, requiring the viewer to closely examine each page's minute differences.

Blake M Conroy resides in Aberdeen, Maryland. Conroy graduated magna cum laude with a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Conroy is a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. Additionally, Conroy was an artist in residence at Glo’Art in Belgium, 2018. Conroy is represented by the Carla Massoni Gallery in Chestertown Md. Selected shows include: Solo shows at Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa Ok, Bloomsbury University, Bloomsbug Pa, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati Oh. He has also shown at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La., Masur Museum, Monroe, La (People's Choice Award), UH Hilo Art Department,Hilo, Hi., and The Bennington Center For the Arts, Bennington, Vt.

Due to COVID and the ever changing social distancing landscape, we ask that all guests RSVP for the reception. Please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org to reserve your spot 

We hope to see you Wednesday, January 13  from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage. 

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: MAP40.givesmart.com. 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 amy@mdartplace.org click HERE

KIDOOO 2021

5/8/2021

KIDOOO Online Call for Entry and Submission Guidelines

KIDOOO Call for Entry: Monday, March 23 - Tuesday, May 4 | Midnight

KIDOOO Sneak Preview Event: Friday, May 7 | 5 pm to 10 pm | Ticketed $30

KIDOOOO Virtual Auction: Saturday, May 8 | 10 am - Saturday, May 15 | 10 pm | FREE

Virtual Exhibition Link: https://OutofOrder2021.givesmart.com

Calling all Elementary, Middle School, and High School level artists!

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and 1st Virtual KIDOOOMAP is happy to continue  KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order, MAP annual art auction!  KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work with a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle, and high school level arts classes. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages six-sixteen.

The opening of KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual Out of Order. This year OOO and KIDOOO are 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, or vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. 

In addition to the week-long online exhibition and auction, there will also be a ticketed sneak preview event on Friday, May 7 at 5 pm - 10 pm! This ticketed preview event will be held in conjunction with MAP’s 40th Anniversary campaign. Purchase a $30 ticket to Out Of Order and receive a complimentary  MAP membership, MAP 40th limited edition risograph print + a discount on libations from the Spirits of Mt. Vernon located at 900 North Charles Street in Baltimore city. Purchase tickets HERE. Virtual programming to be announced! 

The OOO & KIDOOO Online auction opens to the public, Saturday, May 8, running one full week through Saturday, May 15, 2021 and is FREE. The event link will be announced as “Live” on Saturday, May 8  via MAP’s website and various social media outlets and newsletters. All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on Saturday, May 15. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on May, 8.

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

  • All work must come framed and/or ready to hang. 
  • All works must be priced to sell and will be silently auctioned Saturday, May 8 at 10 am - Saturday, May 15 till 10 pm
  • Don’t have a Gmail? Click HERE to download a pdf application. Please send your submission to OOO@mdartplace.org and include ONE image using the specifications outlined below. Please include KIDOOO in the subject line. 
  • Please Note: All sold artwork must be delivered to MAP.  MAP is located at 218 West. Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21210.
  • All sold work must be delivered to MAP Friday, May 21 - Sunday, May, 23 between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm. 
  • You may ship your work if/when it sells but you will be responsible for shipping costs.
  • All artwork must be finished and able to hang if/when purchased (this means framed in some cases).
  • Artists may submit artworks beginning  Monday, March 23 - Tuesday,  May 4, 2021
  • 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. The artwork image may be no larger than the Longest side 1500 pixels, 72dpi. Please save your file as follows: artist last name_first name_kidOOO2021 EXAMPLE: Gill_Caitlin_kidOOO2021

Check out the full Prospectus HERE

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

Out of Order 2021

Out of Order Online Call for Entry and Submission Guidelines

Out of Order Call for Entry: Monday, March 23 - Tuesday, May 4 | Midnight

Out of Order & KIDOOO Sneak Preview Event: Friday, May 7 | 5 pm to 10 pm  | Ticketed  ($30)

Out of Order Virtual Auction: Saturday, May 8 | 10 am - Saturday, May 15 | 10 pm | FREE

Virtual Exhibition Link: https://OutofOrder2021.givesmart.com

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and very first,  virtual KIDOOO This year marks the 24th year of MAP’s signature, spring, art auction. Using a virtual platform, Out of Order will be available to anyone on an electronic device for free!

As one of Baltimore’s longest-standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. Last year (2020) Out of Order expanded to include artists from outside the state with over 300 participating artists. This year we’re excited to announce the return of KIDOOOKIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work within a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle, and high school level arts classes. To participate in KIDOOO, artists must be ages six-sixteen.

This year OOO is open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Participants may bid from their homes, offices, or vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. You may text to bid and can expect text messages when you have been outbid throughout the auction. 

In addition to the week-long online exhibition and auction, there will also be a ticketed sneak preview event on Friday, May 7 at 5 pm! This ticketed preview event will be held in conjunction with MAP’s 40th Anniversary campaign. Purchase a $30 ticket to Out Of Order and receive a MAP membership, a  MAP 40th limited edition risograph print + a discount on libations from the Spirits of Mt. Vernon located at 900 North Charles Street in Baltimore city. Purchase tickets HERE. Virtual programming to be announced! 

The OOO Online auction opens to the public, Saturday, May 8, running one full week through Saturday, May 15, 2021 and is FREE. The event link will be announced as “Live” on Saturday, May 8  via MAP’s website and various social media outlets and newsletters. All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on Saturday, May 15. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on May, 8 at 10am

To submit an application for OOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image. Artists working at any skill level are encouraged to participate.

  • Don’t have a Gmail? Click HERE to download a pdf application. Please send your submission to OOO@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. ** Please note you may ship your work if/when it sells, but you will be responsible for shipping costs. All sold work must be delivered to MAP Friday, May 21 - Sunday, May, 23 between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm.
  • All artwork must be finished and able to hang if/when purchased (this means framed in some cases).
  • Artists may submit artworks beginning  Monday, March 23 - Tuesday,  May 4, 2021
  • 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. The artwork may be no larger than the Longest side 1500 pixels, 72dpi. Please save your file as follows: artist last name_first name_OOO2021 EXAMPLE: Gill_Caitlin_OOO2021

Check out the full Prospectus HERE

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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