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2017 Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Abhidnya Ghuge & Heather Harvey


MAP presents the works of Abhidnya Ghuge and Heather Harvey in a double solo exhibition exploring space intervention and material use.

Opening Reception:  January 19th, 2017 at 6pm

Exhibition Dates:  January 19th - March 11, 2017

MAP's first exhibition of the year is made possible through the generosity of Hotel Indigo.

Abhidnya Ghuge (Texas)

Our Lives Are Green

Abhidnya "Abhi" Ghuge is a multidisciplinary installation artist who hand carves large-scale woodblocks, printing on thousands of paper plates. She creates site-responsive installations, encouraging viewer interaction to enhance experience. The paper plates, no longer disposable, are now transformed and imprinted with life.

"There is a feeling of inner comfort and peace in the repetitive process of printing, sealing, painting, folding and installing - a feeling every person should have in our struggle to belong and grow amidst an effervescing global culture." -Abhidnya “Abhi” Ghuge

Heather Harvey (Maryland)


Encampment is an elegaic celebration and defensive stance for all that is marginal, invisible, undervalued and under threat.  Working off of the fragile, provisional, absurdist, and dangerous climate of our current national movement, it recalls itinerancy and life on the periphery in all its forms.  This makeshift, transient constructions are both welcoming refuge and aggressively defended bulwarks that straddle the line between elegance and the grotesque using primarily collected trash from daily walk.

Heather Harvey creates site-specific installations and objects that straddle traditional boundaries between painting, drawing and sculpture. Harvey exploits materials’ inherent qualities to yield philosophical and mechanical insights into how the physical world operates and what it means to inhabit a body.

Out of Order 2017

Join us for Out of Order, MAP's 20th Annual Spring Benefit, Silent Auction and Party!  Out of Order will take place Friday, April 7, 2017. View and bid on works from over 250 regional artists - from emerging and student artists to established professionals. 

By covering the walls from floor to ceiling, Out of Order provides an opportunity for artists to hang their work in a salon-style exhibition.  OOO is a unique way to get involved with Baltimore’s growing art scene while supporting one of Baltimore’s most established contemporary arts organizations.  Proceeds from art sales are split equally between MAP and the artist.  Revenue generated at Out of Order directly supports MAP’s programs, exhibitions and opportunities; furthering MAP’s mission to support emerging and mid-career artists and professionals throughout the year.

This year we are taking Out of Order to the Emerald City!  Out of Order will feature roaming performances by the fabulous Betty O'Hellno, Onyx D. Pearl & Whimsy Thrift, and music by DJ AK of Ridiculous Entertainment.  Costumes are encouraged and awarded - dress to impress in your most classic and unusual emerald attire!  A special "Bromo District" award, including tickets to the Everyman Theatre's production of "Noises Off", plus dinner for two at Forno Restaurant, will be gifted to the winner of the costume competition.  Pixilated Photobooth will be ready to snap pictures of your fabulous ensemble throughout the evening!

Visit Out of Order's open wine and beer bar and try a specialty cocktail provided by Baltimore Cocktail Week!  Out of Order's "Wizard's Fix" cocktail will include Reyka Vodka in sparkling water with fresh mint, English cucumber, and organic limeade; garnished with lime or lemon.  Frederick Wildman & Sons Importers are providing La Linda Malbec and Chardonnay along with Cavicchioli Prosecco.  Union Craft Brewing will provide select brews for the event as well.

Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door and include light tastings and an open bar.  All tickets include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP's accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition in the 2nd floor Members Gallery.  Purchase your tickets today on Missiontix!

Interested in contributing more? Consider an OOO sponsorship starting at $250. Connect with Amy Cavanaugh Royce: 410.962.8565 or

 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,).  To learn more:

OOO EVENT COMMITTEE: Scott Burkholder, Elizabeth Burger, Kelly Cross, Chris Janian, Tace Joelle-Loeb, Carlyn Thomas, Julie Cavnor, Jerrell Gibbs, Chris Zickefoose, Justin Williams, Sonjay DeCaires, Yair Flickr, George Petrocheilos, Ginny Lawhorn, Brittany Hargest, Angela Joshi, Naomi Davidoff


Calling all Elementary, Middle School and High School level artists!

MAP is happy to introduce KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order!  KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle and high school level arts classes.  

The opening of KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual Out of Order on April 7, 2017.

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day of KIDOOO.  The open installation day for KIDOOO will take place on Saturday April 1, 2017 from 11am - 4pm. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages six-sixteen. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's new 2nd floor Member Gallery @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District!

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang.  (size requirement is 24" x 24")
  • Registration is free
  • All works must be priced to sell and will be silently auctioned Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7 - 10pm

To pre-register, complete the KIDOOO Artist Application form and send an image of your work to

View the KIDOOO & Out of Order Prospectus!

KIDOOO TICKETS: Mingle with the participating artists, sponsors, patrons and general art enthusiasts during the exciting KIDOOO silent auction and party. A ticket to OOO grants admission to KIDOOO.   Click here to purchase tickets!

OOO EVENT COMMITTEE: Scott Burkholder, Elizabeth Burger, Kelly Cross, Chris Janian, Tace Joelle-Loeb, Carlyn Thomas, Julie Cavnor, Jerrell Gibbs, Chris Zickefoose, Justin Williams, Sonjay DeCaires, Yair Flickr, George Petrocheilos, Ginny Lawhorn, Brittany Hargest, Angela Joshi, Naomi Davidoff

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored By

Julie Cavnor

American Made: Mass Production | Mass Incarceration

American Made:  Mass Production | Mass Incarceration

Opening Reception:  Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 6pm

Exhibition Dates:  April 29 - May 27, 2017

Prisons, mass production, and forced labor are the subjects of “American Made: Mass Production/ Mass Incarceration,” an exhibit and reading room organized by MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS). The show, which opens on April 29 at Maryland Art Place, assembles photography, zines, video, and art produced by current and former prisoners.

Ongoing panels, workshops, performances, and screenings, hosted at Maryland Art Place and other venues, explore the intersection of mass incarceration and mass production.

For this year’s exhibit, EDS examines how craft works as currency in the U.S. prison system. “American Made: Mass Production/ Mass Incarceration” showcases creativity as a reaction to incarceration while exposing production from forced labor. Participants include Jesse Krimes (an installation artist), Anthony Rayson and Victoria Law (prison zine-makers), Sandra Cate and Robert Gumpert (documentarians), Bashi Rose (video artist), and other artists and producers.

Scheduled events for “American Made: Mass Production/ Mass Incarceration” include:

  • March 25, 2017 (2 - 4 PM) -  A writing workshop and performance by Baltimore-based Poet Lady Brion (Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture at 2:00 pm)
  • April 13, 2017 (6 - 8 PM) - Creativity and Production In and Around the Prison System:  A panel discussion including photographer Robert Gumpert and director of the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative Walter Lomax (Enoch Pratt Library - Orleans Street Branch Library)
  • April 29, 2017 (6 - 9 PM) - American Made Exhibition Opening: Talk by participating artist Jesse Krimes followed by a reception catered by Eye Can Bmore, an organization staffed by formerly incarcerated individuals. (Maryland Art Place)
  • May 4 (6 - 8 PM) - Guest speaker Anthony Rayson discusses his collaborations with prisoner writers and artists. He will present original prisoner artworks and zines, which will be followed by a zine making workshop (Maryland Art Place)

About EDS (Exhibition Development Seminar/ MICA)

“The EDS class is a year long MICA course in which students gain experience professionally in curatorial practice by working collaboratively with the assistance of professional mentors to research, plan, and produce a major exhibition. EDS was founded in 1997 by MICA curator-in-residence George Ciscle, who also now serves as director of the M.F.A in Curatorial Practice. MICA’s concentration in curatorial studies is currently administered by faculty member Jeffry Cudlin.”  To learn more about EDS seminar, please visit MICA’s website.

American Made is made possible in part by support from Friends of EDS. 


Young Blood 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 12, from 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates: July 12 - August 19, 2017

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. To date, Young Blood has provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for 79 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. This exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging from painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, and animation.

Bryan Funk | MICA - Mount Royal School of Art

Emily Dierkes | Towson - Studio Art

Giulia Piera Livi | MICA - Mount Royal School of Art

Hamida Khatri | MICA - Community Arts

Melissa Penley Cormier | UMBC - Intermedia and Digital Arts

Noa Heyne | MICA - Rinehart School of Sculpture

Altered Realities

Altered Realities:  MAP's Fall Benefit Exhibition

On View: September 14 – November 4, 2017

Closing Reception: November 4, 2017 @ 6pm

Altered Realities, MAP’s Annual Fall Benefit Exhibition, will open Thursday, September 14 and will be on display at Maryland Art Place through Saturday, November 4, 2017.  

Altered Realities focuses on uncanny interpretations of the everyday experience. The show will highlight works of art that subvert the viewer’s perspectives literally or metaphorically.

Featured artists will include: Thomas Dahlberg, Chris Peters, Phaan Howng, Mehves Lelic, Jonah Calinawan, Johnathan Baker, Bryan O'Neill, Hadar Silverman, Luke Ikard, Nancy O'D Wilson, Sasha Baskin, Scott Cawood, Brad Blair, Rachel Hayden, Se Jong Cho, Justin Tsucalas, and Balti Virtual.

Participating artists in the mask display & silent auction include: Bevadine Zoma Terrell, Tom Kennedy, Amanda Belles, Annette Wilson Jones, Amanda Wiater, Katharine Watson, Barbara Treasure, Aleia Street, Sandra Street, Christine Stoddard, Sheryl Southwick, Meg Rayford, Stephanie Podue, Jim Opasik, Elizabeth Ann Miller, Shawn E. McCoy, Diana Marta, Leah Lucci, Amanda Johnson, Laurie Hewitt, Brenda Harrison, Martha Gatewood, Michael Free, Mark Eisendrath, Carolyn Cavanaugh, G.E. Burgtorf, Ram Brisueno, Tonica Poe, and Julian C Brezon.

MAP and Philanthropik produced GUISE, a masquerade ball,  as an extension of Altered Realities, MAP's Fall Benefit exhibition. 

Under $500 2017

UNDER $500

Exhibition Opening: Friday, December 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM

On View: Friday, December 8 - Wednesday December 13, 2017

Tickets on sale now!

Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our fifth annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale this December! On Friday, December 8 at 7 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! Tickets include free admission to Spin & Sell: Print Bazaar in the MAP Underground that evening.

Featured artists include:

Maryamm Abdullah, Rachel Bone, Elizabeth Burin, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Vincent Carney, Courtney Cooper, Bonnie Crawford, Emily Dierkes, Sutton Demlong, Grace Dobrow, Teresa Duggan, Alex Ebstein, Alexis Gomez, Jeffrey Heft, Sireen Jawdat, Giulia Livi, Carmen Martini, Sinem Oren, Jennifer Pizzillo, Steve Silberg, Kyle Tata, Sarah Tilton, Emily Uchytil, Anna Watson, Alli Woodhouse, and Tanya Ziniewicz.

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.

MAP will also be collecting new toys and books in partnership with Hello Nigeria, the evening of UNDER $500.  These toys will be donated to the SKY Foundation (Springland Kids & Youth Foundation) in Nigeria, and Children's Hospital D.C., Dr. Bears Closet.  *Note, only new toys will be accepted.

Tickets are $25 presale and $30 at the door. Purchase tickets here - available through MissionTix!

Sponsored By

Prettyboy Run

Frédéric Nauczyciel and Pete Cullen

Frédéric Nauczyciel and Pete Cullen

On View:  December 19th - May 19, 2018

Opening Reception:  December 19th, 5pm - 7pm 

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

Frédéric Nauczyciel spends his time between Paris and Baltimore. Frédéric has collaborated with legendary voguing dancer, Marquis Revlon Clayton, and is more recently known for his work within Baltimore's underground 'voguing scene', which has been making headlines worldwide.

Frédéric Nauczyciel is exhibiting three of nine large-format portraits from his 2009/2010 series Le Temps Devant (Our Time Ahead). Nauczyciel explains, "This series refers to a specific relationship with time in the French countryside, the expression of an anachronism and the survival of a utopia. The photographs do not show what is the French rural history, per say; rather, they reveal what would remain from the rural utopia nowadays. The paradoxical tensions between tradition and modernity create a movement of time ahead." Subjects reflected in Frédéric's works include a Milk Breeder, a Huntress, and a Stud Farmer's Spouse.

Frédéric's work is paired with the paintings of Baltimore painter, Pete Cullen. "Quincunx, the newest series of still-life paintings by Pete Cullen, examines the intersections of history, power, conflict, and communication through the visual contemplation of artifacts of contemporary life in Baltimore City. Time and place are integral facets of this body of work, acting as both mirror and lens". ~Cullen

Pete Cullen is a Baltimore-based American artist born in 1981. He received his MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2009. He is currently an adjunct instructor at the Community College of Baltimore County.

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