Maryland Art Place



2012 Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Bike Show

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 - 8pm
Sept. 13 - Oct. 27, 2012

The exhibition's intention is centered on the relationship between people and their bicycles. As Baltimore's ever-growing cycling community evolves and develops, MAP would like to showcase those artists and individuals who've embraced the bike culture. While artists tackle topics such as cycling, MAP anticipates constituents of different backgrounds such as government, transportation, community development, health, and art coming together for a common purpose.

Dawn Gavin, MAP's Program Advisory Chair is leading the curatorial aspects of the exhibition. Dawn is the Associate Professor in Drawing and Foundations at the University of Maryland College Park, a professional artist, and avid bicyclist.

The exhibit will include a variety of artists presenting everything from bike-based installations to more traditional portraiture photography of people with their bikes. Artists: Chris Bishop, Faith Layla Bocian, Dan Perkins, David D'Orio, Eric Dyer, Ryan Humphrey, John K. Lawson, Joshua Wade Smith, Jean Francois Rauzier, and Kenk: A Graphic Portrait by Nick Marinkovich (Illustrator), Alex Jansen (Producer/Director), Jason Gilmore (Filmmaker/Designer), Richard Poplak (Writer).


Gala: Friday, November 9 @ 7pm
Exhibition: November 9 - December 15, 2012

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present LUX, MAP's annual benefit, which in 2012, will be coupled with a full scale exhibition highlighting artists working in photography and digital media. Selected exhibitors were nominated by art leaders in the Maryland region, with finalists selected by a renowned and respected panel of jurors including: Elliott Landy, Lynn Silverman, Joshua Yospyn, Colby Caldwell and Josh Sisk.

The Gala event will include music, a live auction of 'LUX'-ury items directed by auctioneer Jeff Heisey, silent auction of featured artists, strolling magician & mentalist-Dick Steiner, a culinary competition coordinated by Chef Jerry Edwards of Chefs Expressions and signature cocktails courtesy specialized recipes by Kettle Hill restaurant. The evening will exude 'old Hollywood glamour' with every guest receiving a 'LUX'-ury swag bag to complete the evening's festivities. Original, Ray Lewis prints will be also displayed as guests enter this world-class exhibition and include lush imagery from his "Sun Diaries" series.

Valet parking available.

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Honorary Chairs: Ray Lewis & Juliana Childress
Host Committee: Karen Bokram, Suzi Cordish, Barbie Hart

Benefit Committee: Dean Alexander, Scott Burkholder, Diane Cho, Maggie Cordish, Beth deVilliers, Craig M. Gayhardt, Brooke Hall, Philippa Hughes, Theresa Keil, Philip Niedermair, Allison Parker - Abromitis, Charlene Petersen, Sean Scheidt, Justin Tsucalas, Jessica D'Argenio Waller, Annie Wildasin, Brian Young


Young Blood 2012

Reception: Wednesday, July 18, 6-8pm
July 18-August 25, 2012

Young Blood is an annual exhibition showcasing the best works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Young Blood will include a diverse range of innovative, emerging artists from the Maryland Institute College of Art, The University of Maryland College Park, Towson University, and The University of Maryland Baltimore County.

This year's Young Blood exhibition includes work by Brian Boru Conaty, Liz Donadio, Gary Kachadourian, Peter Karis, Jonathan Latiano, Grimm Lee, Kim Llerena, Steven Riddle and Carly Witmer.

Mina Cheon: Polipop & Paintings

May 3-July 30, 2012

Solo exhibition of the work of Mina Cheon, a Korean-American new media artist, scholar, and educator who divides her time between Baltimore, NY and Seoul, S. Korea. The exhibition includes digital paintings (8x5 feet each) coming from her mid-career solo exhibit Polipop (Political Pop Art) at the Sungkok Art Museum in Seoul, Korea. Cheon’s art addresses the relationship between media and political conflicts within Asia and Asia’s relationship with the Western world.

Out of Order 2012

April 13, 2012 at 8pm

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported MAP’s annual free-hung benefit exhibition and silent auction, Out of Order, held on Friday, April 13, 2012. This year 293 artists participated and over 400 guests attended the event. MAP is pleased to report that the event was a tremendous success, grossing nearly $37,000, and selling 37% of the artwork exhibited. Proceeds from art sales were split equally between the artists and MAP, directly supporting year-round programming, which is offered to the public free of charge.

MAP was pleased to offer - for the third year - an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a good cause. Participating artists are given the choice to donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR,) a program that expands community access to art by placing donated, original artwork in the facilities of not-for-profit organizations with social service missions, such as battered women’s shelters and children’s centers.

Additionally, MAP introduced a new element to Out of Order with the 1st Annual Poster Project, featuring Peggy Fox's work 'Tachyons'. This is a project MAP hopes to continue annually as a way to honor a new artist every year.

MAP is offering archival replications of Peggy's work in a limited edition of 100. Each replication will be embossed, numbered and signed by the artists for those interested in purchase. The purchase of these replications is a really great way to give back to MAP, get an amazing affordable piece of artwork launched through our annual OOO exhibit, while also supporting the work of Peggy Fox.

2012 was another record-breaking year for MAP, thanks to a tremendous amount of support and encouragement. Many people helped make Out of Order 2012 an amazing event including this years' event sponsors, MAP’s Board of Trustees, the MAP staff, participating artists and a handful of enthusiastic volunteers. A special thanks to MAP's OOO Committee & Host Committee members: Barbie Hart, Suzi Cordish, Eric Lewis, Allison Parker-Abromitis and Morgan Gilligan for their dedication and hard work. 

Curators' Incubator 2012: The Sum of the Parts

Reception and Curator's Talk: February 22, 6-8pm
February 22-March 24, 2012

MAP is pleased to announce Amy Boone-McCreesh as the selected curator for the 2012 Curators’ Incubator Program. Established in 2003, the program was designed to assist aspiring curators in developing and presenting an exhibition at MAP.

The Sum of the Parts is an exhibition of four east coast, contemporary artists that utilize repetitive processes as a means of building grander works. Sculpture, installation, and drawing are explored through processes such as knitting, cutting paper, and mold-making for this multi-media exhibition.

Artists: Emily Barletta, Lauren Clay, Jerry Kaba, and Nikki Painter

February 22, 6-8pm: Reception and Curator’s Talk
March 10, 12-3pm: Knitting & Crochet Workshop

Accompanying the exhibition will be a knitting and crocheting workshop. The workshop, sponsored by Lovelyarns and Black Sheep Yarn, will serve beginners as an introduction to knitting and crochet while those with more experience are welcome to join in for a chance to meet the curator and work on existing projects in the MAP galleries.

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