Maryland Art Place



2014 Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Out Of Order 2014

APRIL 4, 2014

Maryland Art Place's Annual Spring Benefit, Silent Auction and Party!

Join us at this year's Out of Order event on Friday, April 4, 2014 to view and bid on works from a wide range of regional artists - from emerging and student artists to established professionals. In our first year back at Saratoga Street, MAP is thrilled to open the doors to the space where the OOO event began 17 years ago. We look forward to seeing you!

OOO TICKETS: Mingle with the participating artists, sponsors, patrons and general art enthusiasts during the exciting silent auction and party. Guests will enjoy an open wine & beer bar, a specialty cocktail and light tastings throughout the evening.

  • $45 Presale Tickets ($50 at the door) will grant you entrance to the 7 - 10PM silent auction + access to the After Party!
  • $85 Presale VIP Tickets ($90 at the door) will grant you access to the 6 - 7PM VIP Preview Party, where you have first dibs on the "Buy It Now" option of the silent auction, while mingling with sponsors and other VIP guests + access to the 7-10PM silent auction event & the After Party!

Intersted in contributing more? Consider an OOO sponsorship starting at $250. Connect with Emily Sollenberger: 410.962.8565 or

ARTISTS: Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day, taking place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 7am - midnight. No need to sign up in advance, just remember the following:

  • Your ONE original piece of artwork ready to hang (no larger than 40 x 40 inches).
  • Participation Fee: $10 for current members or $30 for non-members

***Fee changes are NEW this year! Consider becoming a MAP member - join/renew here

For More Details about OOO, take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.

For the fifth year, MAP is pleased to offer an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a local charity. Participating artists may donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR,) a nonprofit that works to enrich the lives of under served members of our community by placing original art within the publc areas of nonprofit community service agencies throughout the Greater Metropolitan Washington, DC area. An example of the types of organizations with which ACCR partners serve their clients directly and include: homeless shelters, children's centers, mental health facilitiees, and low-income senior housing agencies, amongst several others. To learn more:

OOO HOST COMMITTEE: Morgan Gilligan & Jennifer Langford - Gilligan + Chris & Niki Janian

OOO EVENT COMMITTEE: Priya Bhayana, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Adam Scott Cook, JM Giordano, Brooke Hall, Jan Razauskas, Joseph C. Rector, Steve Silberg



February 12 - June 22, 2014

Curated by Liz Wells

Exhibition Dates: February 12 - June 22, 2014, International Pier of The Baltimore Washington Airport
Public Reception: March 5, 11 - 3pm

Light Touch includes artwork by five artists who use photography to explore aspects of the physical world. The presenting artists are: Chrystel Lebas (France/UK), Heidi Morstang (Norway/UK), Marja Pirila (Finland), Lynn Silverman (Baltimore, MD), and Frank Hallam Day (Washington, DC) and is produced in partnership with UK curator, Liz Wells, The Society of Photographic Education Conference 2014 (Baltimore City,) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport. 

Click here to hear MAP Excutive Director Amy Cavanaugh Royce and Light Touch curator Liz Wells discuss the exhibition on local NPR station WYPR Baltimore. Our Executive Director also recently discussed the exhibition on local NBC station WBAL TV 11.

For more info on this exhibtion please view the LIGHT TOUCH catalog.

Light Touch is supported by The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, EDF and Frame Visual Art, Finland. Special thanks to the Brookshire Suites.

AIRPORT PARKING DIRECTIONS: Upon arrival, follow signs to hourly parking. Park in Hourly Garage Level 5 in rows G or H - this will put you close to the Pedestrian Bridge near Concourse E. Cross bridge and Enter Door #20, turn right and the exhibition will be on your left. Alternative: Park anywhere in hourly parking, take elevator to Level 6, cross Skywalk D, turn left and go down stairs where you'll enter the International Pier and exhibition will be on the right.

Young Blood 2014

July, 17 - August 16, 2014

Young Blood 2014

Opening Reception: July 17, 6-8pm

July 17- August 16, 2014

Young Blood is an annual exhibition showcasing outstanding works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. Celebrating its 7th year, Young Blood will continue its tradition of exhibiting a diverse range of innovative, emerging artists.

Exhibiting artists include Claire Girodie, Justin Hoekstra, Caleb Kortokrax, Jim Leach, Nick Primo, and Dominique Zeltzman

Grace Hartigan: A Survey 1966-2007

Maryland Art Place is proud to partner with the Mansion at Strathmore Hall and C. Grimaldis Gallery to present Grace Hartigan: A Survey 1966-2007 | Sept. 6 – Nov. 9, | held at the Mansion at Strathmore Hall.

Grace Hartigan was a compatriot of mid-century masters Jackson Pollock, Larry Rivers, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Knox Martin and Frank O’Hara, the ground breaking artists of the “New York School,” or as they were known then, the Cedar Tavern Circle. Her works are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and many private collections. Hartigan's support of Maryland Art Place was tremendous and cultivated by her friend, and former MAP Board Chair, Suzi Keats Cordish.

The Mansion at Strathmore Hall is located at 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852-3224. Parking for events and exhibitions in the Mansion at Strathmore is free in the Mansion lot on a space available basis.

Opening Reception
Friday, September 19, 2014 7-9PM

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday - 10AM-9PM
Closed Monday

Complimentary Programming @ Strathmore Hall

Saratoga Toga Party

7 PM
October 25, 2014

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance  -- Aristotle

The Saratoga Toga Party  will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7 o'clock in the evening at 218 West Saratoga Street, sitting just between Park and Howard Streets.

The Saratoga Toga Party is a multi-faceted event highlighting area artists, while also celebratory of MAP's homecoming - a return to our building now located within the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore's west side.

Every fall MAP produces its annual fall benefit -- an important and crucial part of the organization's annual fundraising initiatives, but more importantly the event is a conduit for MAP to present interesting and relevant themes being explored within contemporary art today. This fall will be no different as MAP pursues the topic of Greek and Roman mythology; and the visual outcomes of that exploration as translated through performance and 2-D and 3-D artwork.

Exhibiting artists include: David Brown, Rene Trevino, Peggy Fox, Cara Ober, Lu Zhang, Jay Gould, Lynn Silverman, John McNeil, Carolyn Case, Kyle Bauer, Mary Opasik, Laini Nemett, Andrew Liang,  Eileen O'Donnell, Helen Glazer,  Suzanne Coley, Ernest Hollowak, Christopher Owen, Valerie Smith.

Performers: Al Zaruba, Jumpin Jupiter, Blacksage & DJ Just Kid

*Special thanks to our in-kind beverage sponsors Union Craft Brewing & The Liquor Pump and our food sponsor Acropolis Restaurant


Become a Sponsor: Consider supporting MAP during this exciting time by sponsoring at any of the "Levels of the Gods". For details and perks for each level, connect with

Zeus' Council - $7,500 | Athena's Circle - $5,000 

Apollo's Ring - $2,500 | Diana's Den - $1,000

Purchase Tickets: Purchase tickets online via or connect with a MAP staff member for other details.

$200 | VIP Preview Ticket: Access from 6p - 7p for first glance/bid opportunities in the silent auction, mingling with artists and other VIPs and more + Toga Party access + After Party access.

$150 | Toga Party Ticket: Access from 7p - 10p includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open wine and beer bar, specialty cocktails and entertainment + After Party access

$40 | After Party Ticket: Access from 10p - midnight includes an open wine & beer bar and entertainment in The 14Karat Cabaret, in the lower level of the MAP building.

Attire: Ancient Greek or Roman inspired garb or your fanciest toga

Saratoga Toga Party Committee: Christopher Attenborough, Jessica Bizik, G. Brian Comes, Peggy Fox, Dawn Gavin, Fredye Gross, John Howay, Sean Lord, Raymond Mitchener, Philip Niedermair, Amy Raehse, Joe Rector, Audrey Slade, Ashley Smith

Under $500 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

UNDER $500

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

On Friday, December 12 at 6 o'clock join us 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 are available through MissionTix. $20 for presale / $30 door tickets.  To pay with cash or check, please connect with

Can't make it on Friday night? Stop into MAP the next day, Saturday, December 13 between 11a - 4p to view the remaining works for sale. This day requires no ticket and is open to the public and is part of a district wide Bromo  Arts Holiday Hike! (more details coming soon).


Milana Braslavsky, Matthew Moore, Michael Schiffer, Bart O'Reilly, Mike McConnell, Ali Seradge, Aaron McIntosh, Michel Anderson, Dana Holgerson, Yoshi Fujii, Claire Girodie, Jessica Van Brakle, Hoesy Corona, Victor Torres, D’metrius Rice, Katie Duffy, Angela Arrigo, Tiffany Jones, Geoff Grace, Karl Connolly, Gerald Ross, Gary Kachadourian, Jill Fannon, Stephen Towns, Ben Levy, Jennifer Coster, Ryan Syrell, Kelly Walker, Rebekah Kirkman, Jeffrey Kent, Nate Larson, Cara Ober, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Ada Pinkston, Jan Razauskas, Jay Gould, Valerie Smith, Matt Bovie, Stephanie Barber, Dan Perkins, Matthew McLaughlin and many more..

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: 410.204.1959