Maryland Art Place



2018 Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Out of Order 2018

Join us for Out of Order, MAP's 21st Annual Spring Benefit, Silent Auction and Party!  Out of Order will take place Friday, April 13, 2018, from 7-10pm. 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 Out of Order is headed to the CASINO!  Feeling lucky? Put on your cocktail attire and join the celebration in support of local & regional artists. Out of Order will be hosted by the fabulous Bambi Galore, and music will be provided by DJ Alexander Jarman. Stick around for the OOO after party, featuring the soulful sounds of Joy Postell!  Costumes are encouraged and awarded - dress to impress! MAP will be hosting a celebrity look-alike costume contest hosted by Bambi Galore! A special gift basket provided by Mouth Party Caramels will be awarded to the winner of the costume competition. MAP's photobooth will be ready to snap pictures of your fabulous ensemble throughout the evening! 

Visit Out of Order's open wine and beer bar sponsored by VOGA and Union Craft Brewing and try a specialty cocktail provided by Sticky Rice!  La Cuchara will be providing an array of small bites for the evening by Chef Ben Lefenfeld, with sweet treats provided by Insomnia Cookies.

Tickts are $40 presale and $45 at the door. All tickets include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP's accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition in the 2nd floor Members Gallery.  

Interested in contributing to OOO? 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 2018 EVENT COMMITTEE: Scott Burkholder, Elizabeth Burger, Tace Joelle-Loeb, Carlyn Thomas, Ginny Lawhorn, Grace DeWitt, Elisabeth Durham, Amin Herati

Scott Pennington // Two-Minute Joys

Scott Pennington | Two-Minute Joys

On View: January 18 - March 10, 2018

Opening Reception: January 18, 2017 | 6 - 9 pm

Scott Pennington is a Maryland born artist specializing in large-scale participatory installation and sculptural assemblage works. Drawing upon his background as a furniture and cabinet maker, Pennington utilizes woodworking and construction techniques to create colorful, detailed works of art that engage varied audiences and invigorate public spaces. Pennington’s work suggests a tangible, yet illusory reality that examines labor, consumer culture and the pursuit of simple pleasures and the construction of nostalgic human connections both genuine and fictitious.

"Growing up in a small Maryland town, the traveling carnival that came for a single week every summer was a welcome distraction for many families including my own. We would anticipate the sounds, sights, and smells of this miraculous event all year, attending the annual spectacle with an almost spiritual devotion. The social space that the gathering of rides, games, and attractions creates is a comforting yet surreal landscape that seems to strike at our innermost desires to be transported from normality." - Pennington

Pennington’s work has been featured in public arts festivals across the country. Notable exhibitions include Artscape in Baltimore, Maryland (2008, 2010 and 2014), The Scottsdale Arts Festival in Arizona (2013), Parking Day in Arlington, Virginia, as well as the inaugural Light City Baltimore (2016). Pennington has also worked in partnership with numerous arts organizations for public or alternative space projects including Art on the Artbus in Arlington, VA, and with Napoleon Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.


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 13, 2018.

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 7, 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

OOO 2018 EVENT COMMITTEE: Scott Burkholder, Elizabeth Burger, Chris Janian, Tace Joelle-Loeb, Carlyn Thomas, Ginny Lawhorn, Grace DeWitt, Elisabeth Durham, Amin Herati

We hope to see you there!

Curators' Incubator 2018: Waving and Wavering

Waving and Wavering: Contemporary Artists Flags

Curators' Incubator | Alexander Jarman

On View:  May 17 - June 23, 2018

Flag Day Artist Talks: June 14, 2018 | 7 - 8pm

Featuring Project KALI, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Ursula Populoh, Iqrama Muhammad, YARISAL & KUBLITZ, René Treviño, Jen DeNike, Brette Gabel, Nino Cais, UBIK, Amy Yee, Carver Audain, and ±MAISMENOS±.

Many of our most visible public symbols, including flags, are currently under increased scrutiny and public reconsideration. Rather than seek to define any fixed set of meanings, the exhibition Waving and Wavering assumes that a flag will always carry various and contested meanings. Exploring multiple interpretations of flags as both concept and format, this exhibition emphasizes three main perspectives: local examples of artists creating new flags for the city of Baltimore, new models of artists examining the American flag, and international samples of artists working with flags in contemporary ways.

The art world’s investigation into the use of banners, pennants, and other similar iconography is long standing, and representations of flags persist as important symbols in modern and contemporary art. One may look to Jasper Johns' notable series of the stars and stripes as an example which initiated a dialogue over freedom of expression and the limits of representation.  In the 70 years since Johns' flag works debuted, numerous flag exhibitions - such as the People's Flag Show or Old Glory - have been mounted, the American government has debated the use of its flag in protests through proposed amendments and Supreme Court cases (Texas v. Johnson, 1989), and artits have continud to present their own versions of iconic flags, such as David Hammons' African American Flag (1990). We now find ourselves in an unprecedented time, when flags and monuments around this country are being reassessed, when the appropriate responses to the National Anthem are in debate, and when symbols for new social movements such as Black Lives Matter and Time’s Up are being created. Waving and Wavering aims to contribute to these conversations by presenting alternative views of familiar symbols, illustrating the ways in which artists are using the format of a flag to address issues of power and personal politics.

About Curators’ Incubator: Curators’ Incubator was established in 2002 as a platform for aspiring curators to grow. In this program, MAP’s gallery is made available to an emerging curator or curatorial team to develop a creative, curatorial vision as part of a mentored partnership initiative. The program provides approximately 2,200 square feet of gallery space and a generous budget to the selected curator to produce a five week exhibition at MAP.  Curators' Incubator has served 145 curators and artists since its inception in 2002.

Art on the Fly: Individual Artist Awards Visual Arts Exhibition

Art on the Fly: Individual Artist Awards Visual Arts Exhibition

On View: February 15 - June 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 6-8pm

Maryland State Arts Council | 175 W Ostend Street | Free & Open to the Public

Curated by Maryland Art Place for the Maryland State Arts Council, the exhibit features 24 works by ten Individual Artist Awardees.  Featured artists include Anna Fine Foer, Tyler Farinholt, Erin Fitzpatrick, Mirlande Jean-Giles, Magnolia Laurie, Matthew McLaughlin, Jackie Milad, William Richardson, Jann Rosen-Queralt, and Curtis Woody. Stop by the Maryland State Arts Council from 9 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday to view this incredible work!

Young Blood 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 6-9pm

Artist Talk:  Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 7-8pm

Exhibition Dates: July 11 - August 25, 2018

Maryland Art Place presents its 11th annual Young Blood exhibition, showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.  Featuring:

Caroline Hatfield
 MFA Interdisciplinary Studio Art (Towson)
Mitchell Noah
MFA Intermedia and Digital Art (UMBC)
Mollye Bendell
MFA Intermedia and Digital Art (UMBC)
Madeline Stratton
MFA Mount Royal School of Art (MICA)
Ryan Lytle
MFA Rinehart School of Sculpture (MICA)
Sara Kaltwasser
MFA Community Arts (MICA)  
To date, Young Blood has provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for 85 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,  sculpture, installation, photography, and virtual reality.  

Sarah Tilton // Hotel Indigo

On View: June 6th - July 28, 2018

Opening Reception: June 6th, 6pm - 8pm

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

Maryland Art Place is pleased to present recent works by Sarah Tilton at Hotel Indigo!

Sarah Tilton (b. 1993) is an abstract painter living and working in Baltimore, MD. She is best known for her bold and expressive large-scale paintings. Drawing inspiration from her background as a classically trained musician, Sarah works improvisationally to create paintings that represent feelings without names. “I always think that the best music sort of envelopes you and causes you to feel very specific emotions that you usually can’t name, and that’s what I’m trying to do with my paintings.” -Tilton

Since graduating from Towson University in 2017, her work has been featured in the NextGen 4.0 Exhibition at VisArt, juried by artists Tim Doud and Cathy C. Cook, in the UNDER 500 at Maryland Art Place, and has been added to private and corporate collections across the country.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Michael Fischerkeller: Children of War // Hotel Indigo

Michael Fischerkeller | Children of War

On View: August 22 - November 3, 2018

Opening Reception: September 27, 2018 | 6-8pm

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

Maryland Art Place is pleased to present Children of War by Michael Fischerkeller at Hotel Indigo!

"The most innocent are too often subject to the cruelest of conditions. No stronger evidence of this exists outside of mankind's weakest acts - profiteering by warfare. Children often become pawns or currency in war, forced to serve as soldiers, laborers, sex slaves or exported as the same to raise funds that swell the coffers of the warmongers. In spite of all this, the brilliant light with which children are blessed persists in radiating. In the series I celebrate and capture that light in brilliantly colored portraits of children from around the world who face war or its consequences every day. The series includes portraits of strength, hope, determination, and grace and is intended to serve as a reminder to all who view the work that not all children enjoy the comparatively comfortable life that our local communities offer. In an effort to extend our comfort to these children, a portion of sales proceeds will be contributed to War Child UK and/or Children of Conflict (NYC), as these organizations establish and manage education and arts programs for children in war-torn countries" - Fischerkeller

Michael Fischerkeller lives and works in Washington, D.C., and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio State University. He uses art as a means to create narratives that further the viewer's understanding of complex social issues. Inspired by street artists, Fischerkeller uses acrylic spraypaint as his primary medium, recognizing that street artists often are impacted by social inequities. Fischerkeller has shown his work internationally with emphasis on participating in exhibitions furthering social change.

Repurposed with Purpose

Repurposed with Purpose: Meaning in the Materials of Making

Curated by Doreen Bolger

On View: September 20 - November 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm,

Performances by exhibiting artists David Page and Neil Feather

This exhibition aims to enrich the visitor’s experience—and their understanding of the arts and humanities—by encouraging viewers to look for greater variance and nuance in the meaning of materials. The choice of materials holds different significance for each artist, sometimes reflecting larger societal issues and at others, more personal interests, concerns, or priorities. Some artists are thinking about the environment and as they choose their materials, commenting on its fragility and the impact of its degradation on mankind and the earth, now and in times to come. They celebrate reuse while mourning waste, creating compelling works of art, sometimes interactive and experiential, even pointing out that mankind is causing obsolescence, decay, and even mortality. Some artists reference or incorporate historic found objects that take us from the present moment to the past and memory, reminding us that time is a continuum. Others repurpose their own creations, giving them a new expression. For many, the use and meaning of these materials allow them to reach across boundaries of race, class, and gender orientation to remind us that we are unified by our humanity. Some even embrace a more evident position of social activism or political statement, making work where their choice of materials raises issues specific to the time and place in which we live.

Featuring:  Laura Amussen, Jude Asher, Michael Benevenia, Sera Boeno, Ram Brisueño, Rebecca Burr, Mina Cheon & Gabriel Kroiz, Schroeder Cherry, Sonya Clark, Jim Condron, Hoesy Corona, Lisa Dillin, Alex Ebstein, Mark Eisendrath, Annie Farrar, Neil Feather, Alfonso Fernandez Vazquez, Linda Campbell Franklin, Alex French, Alice Gadzinski, Gaia, Marian Glebes, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, Ben Hamburger, Maren Hassinger, David Hess, Sanzi Kermes, Minas Konsolas, Edna Kurtz Emmet, Andrew Laumann, Leigh Maddox, Caryn Martin, Charles Mason III, Lat Naylor, The Merovingian, Mary Opasik, David Page, Edward Victor Sanchez, Lauren Schott, Joyce Scott, Leonard Streckfus, Maxine Taylor, Joshua Wade Smith, Stewart Watson, Stefan Ways, Jacob Zimmerman and Adam Zynger.

About the Curator: Doreen Bolger served as the Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) for 17 years, retiring in 2015. The BMA  is recognized as a center for 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. There, she redefined the Museum’s artistic focus, placing greater emphasis on its world-class collection, initiating major exhibitions, and expanding educational programs. An enthusiastic supporter of Baltimore city's emerging art scene, in 2016-17 she co-curated graduate exhibitions of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Bolger, who received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of The City University of NY, was previously the Director of the RI School of Design Museum, Providence, and served as a curator of American Art at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

This exhibition is generously funded by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, with in-kind support from the MuseWeb Foundation.

Under $500

UNDER $500

Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, 2018 | 7:00 PM

On View: Friday, December 14 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Pre-Sale Tickets to Under $500 are on Sale Now!

Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our sixth annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale this December! On Friday, December 14 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!

Featured artists include:

Seth Adelsberger, Jill Adler, Erin Barach, Kyle Bauer, Emily Campbell, Schroeder Cherry, Atsuko Chirikjian, Se Jong Cho, Nicole Clark, Bobby Coleman, Courtney Cooper, Pete Cullen, Jessica Damen, Alex Ebstein, Maria-Theresa Fernandes, Erin Fostel, Ric Garcia, Eric Garner, Helen Glazer, Cat Gunn, Jessi Hardesty, Caroline Hatfield, Gregory Hein, Elli Hernandez, LaToya Hobbs, Don James, Sanzi Kermes, Rosa Leff, Giulia Livi, Jon Malis, Dereck Mangus, Antonio McAfee, Mike McConnell, Bruce McKaig, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Salvatore Pirrone, Geraldine Pontius, David Salgado, Linda Smith, Katie Sowinski, Michael Stevenson, Wes Stitt, Sarah Tilton, Kelly Walker, Tanya Ziniewicz, and Lindsey Zuskin.

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 to support Philanthropik's toy drive the evening of Under $500. These toys will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House this holiday season. *Note, only new toys will be accepted.

Free parking will be provided by Arrow Parking at 229 W Saratoga Street.

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