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2013 Exhibitions

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Hasan Elahi: Thousand Little Brothers

January 24-March 23, 2013

Thousand Little Brothers is the latest installation by Hasan Elahi. A former subject of an intensive FBI investigation post 9/11, Hasan Elahi developed a tracker to disclose every bit of information about him. The project is comprised of over 50,000 images collected over a year period along with screenshots of his financial data, communications records, and transportation logs. This multimedia exhibition builds on a series of installations, performances, and websites that use Elahi’s self-surveillance to critique contemporary investigative techniques. A second innovation in this work is its embrace of surveillance for its subject’s own protection; Elahi has protected himself from unwanted scrutiny by making his entire life and whereabouts publicly accessible.

Out of Order 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013, 8pm

The 2013 Out of Order Spring Benefit was another great event! Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the 16th annual spring benefit and silent auction on Friday, April 5th. This year MAP had 372 artists participate and over 415 guests and patrons in attendance. This year's Out of Order was another tremendous success, grossing over $37,000, and selling 29% 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 fourth year - an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a local 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. This year MAP had 26 generous artists donate their work.

Additionally, MAP launched Nathan Danilowicz as our 2013 IMPRINT artist at Out of Order. IMPRINT is an annual program that was initiated by the MAP staff in 2012 as way to highlight one singular, specific contemporary artist annually that is excelling in their selected media. Danilowicz's work, Quaternities, is a 3x3" ink-pen drawing that was featured at the Out of Order event and will remain on MAP's website for sale throughout the year. Please review more about Danilowicz on MAP's IMPRINT page. (link)

2013 was another record-breaking year for MAP thanks to a hardworking, encouraging and supportive team of people, such as MAP’s Board of Trustees, the MAP staff, participating artists and our enthusiastic volunteers. A special thanks to MAP's Out of Order chair, Morgan Gilligan and the 2013 committee who went above and beyond for this year's event - making it another memorable experience for all.

OOO Committee:
Morgan Gilligan, chair, Robbye Apperson, Niki Ballard, Karen Bokram, Liz Wade Cairns, G. Brian Comes, Suzi Cordish, Dawn Gavin, Ted Hart, Christopher Janian, Nate Larson, Peter Kilpe, Stacey Murray, Tiffani Norris, Harris Peace, Sam Polakoff, Amy Eva Raehse, Jon Royce, Alexis Thompson, Jessica D'Argenio Waller

Curators' Incubator 2013: Oasis Places

Gallery Talk 6pm, Reception 7pm, Thursday, May 9, 2013
May 9-June 22, 2013

Curated by Jeremy Stern, Oasis Places centers around the unique ways in which a work of art can create a sense of place, whether through contemplative reflection, or interactive, viewer-participatory involvement. The “oasis” that each artist provides in their work creates a place where viewers can meet, discuss, and interact, or individually contemplate to fully activate each piece. Oasis Places builds upon the curators’ interests as an artist and curator concerned with the misinterpretation of mapped spaces by designing an exhibition around the ephemeral conditions that help to define what might be considered a place versus a space.

Artists: Katherine Bennett, Stephen Bradley & Nicole King, K. David Fong, and Neal McDonald.

Young Blood 2013

Opening Reception: July 11, 6-8pm
July 11 – September 6, 2013

Young Blood is an annual exhibition showcasing outstanding works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. Celebrating its 6th year, Young Blood will continue its tradition of exhibiting a diverse range of innovative, emerging artists.

Exhibiting artists include: Benjamin Andrew, George Belcher, Jordan Bernier, Seung-Beom Cho, Di Fang, Jascha Owens, Laura Payne, and Katja Toporski.

Regional Juried Exhibition

Reception: September 19, 6-8pm
September 19 – October 26, 2013

This exhibition will explore the contemporary, cultural climate of Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania and was juried by Kristen Hileman, Curator of Contemporary Art and Department Head at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Hileman selected a diverse range of work for this exhibition, including artists: Chelsey Anderson, Selin Balci, Kyle J. Bauer, George Belcher, David Brown, Leo Hussey, Laura Judkis, Karen Klinedinst, Patrick Kluga, Tamar LaPierre, Janet Olney, Lynn Palewicz, Benjamin Piwowar, Ding Ren, Jacob Rhoads, Charles Sessoms, Nick Clifford Simko, George Smyth, Yambe Tam, Zachary Thornton, Chad Tyler, Alessandro Valente, Sylvie van Helden, Gabrielle Vitollo, Sarah Wegner, Jonathan West, Eileen Williams, and Jowita Wyszomirska.

Starlight Dinner

November 9, 2013

On Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 6 o’clock pm MAP will host an artistically immersive dining experience at the beautiful Thames Street Wharf building located at Harbor Point between Harbor East & Fells Point. During the evening we will showcase the work of a select group of artists we consider our “Art Stars”. Artist testimonials, performances, installations and select works of art will be a focus of the evening’s festivities.

Speakers at the Starlight Dinner include internationally acclaimed artists Mina Cheon & Hasan Elahi; Cheon, a Korean-American new media, pop culture artist and Elahi, an interdisciplinary media artist ‘Ted Talks’ Speaker. The Starlight Dinner also aims to highlight the importance of MAP’s prestigious Program Advisory Committee (PAC) – our ambassadors to the broader contemporary art community.

Guests of the event should expect a distinctive dinner including culinary delights devised by Chef, Jerry Edwards of Chefs Expressions with select dishes inspired by MAP’s honored “Art Stars” of the evening.

Limited Tickets $325 at MissionTix

Can't make it to the main event? Join us for the Starlight AFTER PARTY from 10:00PM - Midnight at the Thames Street Wharf building. Purchase $50 tickets through MissionTix or at the door.

Art Stars include: Benjamin Andrew, Kelley Bell, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Stephen Bradley, Amanda Burnham, Mina Cheon, Adam Scott Cook, Hasan Elahi, Gary Kachadourian, Jonathan Latiano, Brandon Morse, John Ruppert, along with IMPRINT artist, Nathan Danilowicz with performances by members of the Socially Engaged Arts Kollective: Daniel Givens, Sophia Mak, Victor Torres

Starlight Dinner Committee: Peter Kilpe, chair, Dean Alexander, Scott Burkholder, Jennifer Eiben, Dawn Gavin, Morgan Gilligan, Christopher Janian, Jeffrey Kent, Brian Young

Under $500 2013

December 13 & December 14
9/18/2013 - 12/16/2013

Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our first "Under $500" affordable art sale this December!

Please join us on Friday, December 13 at 7 o'clock for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night!

Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons and general art enthusiasts at the event with an open wine and beer bar, along with light tastings with a holiday twist.

Tickets can be purchased through MissionTix for $40 Pre-Sale, or purchase for $50 at the door.

Can't make it on Friday night? Stop into MAP the next day, Saturday, December 14 between 11a - 4p to view the remaining works for sale. This day requires no ticket and is open to the public.

UNDER $500 Committee: Todd Harvey, chair, Liz Wade Cairns, Diane Cho, Brooke Hall, Bill Mangham, Stacey Murray, Deborah Patterson, Will Runnebaum

Artists: Michel Anderson, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Matt Bovie, Laure Drogoul, Sarah Eargle, Jill Fannon, Eric Garner, Martha Gatewood, Dawn Gavin, JM Giordano, Claire Girodie, Shana Goetsch, Mia Halton, Richard Holt, Jason Hoylman, Chandi Kelley, Joanna King, Karen Klinedinst, Carol Lareuse, Nate Larson, Andrew Liang, Kim Llerena, Matthew Mann, Mike McConnell, Brian Miller, Matt Muirhead, Charles Nesci, Cara Ober, Christopher Owen, Jascha Owens, Dan Perkins, Adrienne Price, Jan Razauskas, Marie Ringwald, Chris Saah, Barry Schmetter, Paul Shortt, Linda Smith, Murray Taylor, David Terrar, Regina Tumasella, Emily Uchytil, James Von Minor, Liz Wade, Ruth Wetzel and Ran Zeimer.

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