Upcoming Exhibitions

UNDER $500 2023

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UNDER $500 Exhibition and Sale call for Entry!

UNDER $500:  Application Form 


UNDER $500: Friday, November 17 | 6 to 10 pm  | Tickets $25

UNDER $500 After-party: Friday, November 17  | 10 pm to 1 am | Tickets $10

*Tickets may also be purchased at the door!

Purchase UNDER $500 Tickets HERE 

Last Chance: Saturday, November 18 |  12 to 4 pm

Virtual Exhibition & Sale: Saturday, November 18, 10 am – Friday, November 24, 12 am

To view the virtual exhibition click  HERE | Free | Live on Saturday, November 18 @ 10 am

CALL FOR ENTRY: Have your work noticed and purchased by local buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition & affordable art sale. The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each selected artist (scale dependant – in the case of smaller works more than 3 pieces may be accepted). Each individual piece must retail for $500 or less.

UNDER $500 is MAP’s winter benefit. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 between Maryland Art Place and the artist. The event is ticketed ($25) however participating artists are welcomed free of charge.

UNDER $500 is a hybrid, physical and virtual exhibition event. The physical exhibition opens Friday, November 17th from 6pm-10pm. Artworks may be purchased by patrons and taken off the walls on a first come first served basis that night. All works will be wrapped in brown paper with MAP’s signature holiday bow.

The virtual sale will launch the very next day, Saturday November 18 at 10 am and run through Friday, November 24 , 12 am. The virtual sale will include more artists than the physical sale. *Please note: applications received will be selected for either the virtual sale (featured online) exclusively, or for both the physical (featured in gallery) AND virtual exhibition (featured online). Your acceptance letter will indicate in which capacity your work will be presented.

MAP will maintain gallery hours Saturday, November 18 through Friday, November 24 from noon-4pm for any remaining physical works that may be left for purchase.

AFTER PARTY: On Friday, November 17th, once the sale closes, MAP will open up its basement venue, UNDERBar for a post-event party, Ticket holders and artists have access to both the sales event and party. Guests can expect light fare, open bar, our fabulous drag queens and music! This year's theme? WINTER WONDERLAND!



September 22 – Call For Entry, 12pm

October 30  – Call For Entry Deadline

Week of November 1st – Artists Notified of Selection

Tuesday November 6 – Saturday, November 11– Artwork Drop Off – 11am-4pm

Friday, November 17  (6 – 10pm) & Saturday, November 18, 2023 (12 to 4pm)– Under $500

Saturday, November 18, 10am  – Friday, November 24, 12 am – Virtual Exhibition & Sale

Tuesday, November 28 - Saturday, December 2 - Unsold Artwork Pick up



Upcoming Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Zeke's Coffee: Generation: Crit I

Zeke’s : Generation: Crit I 

On View: July 14 - October 6, 2023 

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14| 5pm  to 7pm

Zekes’ Coffee Shop and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are pleased to present Generation: Crit I, an exhibition featuring artworks from a local Baltimore Arts Collective, Gossip Girl. Gossip Girl Collective was conceived by a group of Maryland-based artists who work in a variety of media, come from diverse backgrounds and are in different stages of their art careers and congregate to build community and connections with artists and art professionals in the area. Generation, is a series of exhibitions developed by MAP to promote the work of artist groups or collectives who come together to support, critique and inspire one another.  Join us for the opening reception held at Zeke’s Coffee located at 4719 Harford Road on Thursday, September 14 between 5pm  and 7pm.  

Exhibiting Artists include: 

Carlotta Cerrato, Lauren Crawford, Grace Doyle, Jodi Hoover, Sarah Larsen, Zoë Lintzeris, Phyllis Mayes, and Fanni Somogyi

ABOUT ZEKE’s: In 205 Thomas Rhodes sold his first pound of coffee at the Baltimore Farmers Market. One year later he opened a retail space on Harford Road in Lauraville, and further expanded his operations to a fully functioning café just down the street at 4719 Harford Road in 2017. www.zekescoffee.com


Warp & Weft // Howard County Community College


On View: August 28 – November 19, 2023

Reception: Thursday, October 26 | 5 to 7 pm

Location: Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery | Howard County Community College 

Presented by Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery, and curated by Maryland Art Place (MAP), “Warp & Weft” highlights female artists working in fiber. 

Women and their relationship to fiber have long been intertwined throughout history. Athena, goddess of war strategy, wisdom, justice and crafts was especially known for weaving. It is told that she made the first human woman’s dress for Pandora, teaching Pandora how to weave herself. This legacy was mirrored in the matriarchal tendencies of women, passing down their generational knowledge and know-how to their daughters. This was often seen with quilting, as example, which largely began out of necessity, eventually turning to more of an art form as techniques and needlework advanced.

The female role has increased tenfold over the last five decades to encompass domestic, emotional and financial responsibilities.  Perhaps women today have become the “Warp,” the generally stronger thread in the weave: the foundation for the “Weft” that flows between.

Warp & Weft includes artworks by Jennifer McBrien, Karin Birch, Pamela Thompson, Bonnie Crawford, Sasha Baskin, Katie O’Keefe and Christine Wolfe Strong. Taking a contemporary approach to age old techniques, the exhibition will include everything from felting, embroidery, stitching and weaving

The Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery features work from artists in the college community, giving our students, alumni, and community artists the experience of organizing and presenting local artwork.

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 with the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. mdartplace.org


Grace Doyle / Hotel Indigo

Grace Doyle | Hotel Indigo 

On View:  August 31 - November 30, , 2023

Reception: Thursday, October 5, 2023| 5 to 7 pm

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

Maryland Art Place in partnership with Hotel Indigo Baltimore is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Maryland-based artist, Grace Doyle. The exhibition is on view at Hotel Indigo Baltimore, located at 24 West Franklin St. from August 31 - November 30. A public reception will take place Thursday, October 5 from 5 to 7  pm in the Hotels Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats.

About the Artist: 

Through paint, Grace Doyle explores her friends and family in quiet, introspective moments. Her compositions reveal a vulnerable side of the human experience that is only unveiled when individuals are not performing or fulfilling societal roles. She is interested in the inner person as well as what they project outward. Patterns are used as camouflage and employed to set a mood. Strong light, both natural and artificial, becomes a subject itself, competing with the figures. Grace captivates the viewer using richly painted surfaces with mesmerizing patterns and lush vegetation, encouraging self-reflection and curiosity.


Grace Doyle (b. 1988) lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She received an MFA from Towson University in 2023, an MBA from the University of Baltimore in 2019, and a BFA from MICA in 2009.

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.

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Phone: 410.204.1959
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org