IMPRINT is an annual program that was initiated by the MAP staff in 2012 as way to highlight one singular, specific contemporary artist each year that is excelling in their selected media. Every year, MAP’s Program Advisory Committee, Staff & Board of Trustees will collectively select one work of art, by one artist, to be reproduced and sold. The goal of the IMPRINT program is to support artists through the on-going sale of an artwork replication. IMPRINT artists will benefit from the program through increased visibility of their name and work throughout the year.
Young Blood 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday July, 14 from 6-9pm
Panel Discussion: Thursday, July 21, 8pm
Exibition Dates: July 14 - August 20, 2016
Every year MAP's Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. The exhibition includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art, Towson and The University of Maryland College Park.
The 2016 Young Blood Artists include: Tom Boram (UMBC), Elena Debold (UMBC), Sarah Eargle (Towson), Taha Heydari (MICA), Kei Ito (MICA), Andrew Paul Keiper (MICA), Dane Winkler (UMCP), Jowita Wyszomirska (UMCP)
To date, Young Blood has provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for 72 transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis exhibitions. According to MAP's former Program Advisory Chair, Cara Ober, “After achieving their Masters the next most important step for young artists is their professional debut in a reputable professional gallery". Many Young Blood artists continue on to be nominated and/or are offered either the prestigious Baker or Sondheim awards, if not elected a finalist. We hope to see you there!