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2020 Exhibitions

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Merkin Dream

Merkin Dream

On View: February, 20 - March, 28, 2020

Opening Reception: Thursday, February, 20 

This February, 2020 MAP presented Merkin Dream, a group exhibition and invitational ushering individuals to consider the merkin, its uses, its need, and in some cases, the inevitable comedy of the merkin as an object. A merkin is a wig for the pubic area originally used by women working in sex work.

Merkin Wall artists:

Rahne Alexander, Laura Amussen, Jackie Andrews, John Bernatitus, Delaney Cate, Theresa Columbus, Melissa Cormier, Joan Cox, Bonnie Crawford, Jacob Whayne Dillow, Laure Drogoul, Caitlin Gill, Alisa Glenn, Mary Opasik, Marla Parker, Fanni Somogyi, Erin Stellmon, Dan Van Allen, Vivienne Varay, Bunny Vicious, Melissa Webb,  and Kat Zotti

Main Exhibiting artists:

Laura Amussen, Mollye Bendell, Sera Boeno, Joan Cox, Elizabeth Downing, FORCE, Amy Helminiak, Julia Kim Smith, Shoog McDaniel, Liz Miller, Jennie Thwing, and  Stephanie Williams

A portion of proceeds from merkin sales was intended to benefit a local charities: Planned Parenthood and FORCE




Out Of Order 2020


Out of Order Online!


Thursday, July 16 - Closes Thursday, July 23rd

As a result of the pandemic sweeping our nation, Maryland Art Place (MAP), like so many, has been forced to rethink, retool and re-imagine its programming. This year marks the 23rd year of Maryland Art Place’s (MAP’s) signature exhibition event “Out of Order” (OOO). MAP is very excited to announce that Out of Order Online is LIVE!! 

As one of Baltimore’s longest standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. Last year (2019) 289 artists participated in OOO and MAP sold 133 works of art. Map is pleased to annouce that we have exceeded these figures with over 360 entries! Luckily, OOO is open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Bidders can expect text messages when they have been outbid and may bid from their homes, offices, vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. 

The OOO Online auction is OPEN running one full week through Thursday July 23rd, 2020. Auction items are LIVE! Peruse over 300 works of art from your home! All bids must be submitted no later than 10pm on July 23rd.

Register Today! Visit OR text OOO to 76278

For more information on how to register and bid check out OOO Online BUYERS GUIDE

Sponsorship Opportunities are available on the event website. Please email Amy at for details

Make Studio // Hotel Indigo


Make Studio // Hotel Indigo 

On View: January 15 -  April 30

Reception: Thursday, February 6 | 5:30 pm - 7:30pm

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

Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo, are pleased to present  an exhibition in partnership with Make Studio and the individuals they service. Make Studio is a 501(c)3 community-based arts organization in Baltimore, MD, envisioning a world of acceptance and inclusion where art opens doors for everyone. Artworks by Make Studio artists will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The reception will be held on Thursday, February 6th from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

“The diverse selection of art works on display were created by several artists based at Baltimore’s Make Studio, and was curated by the artists in collaboration with Maryland Art Place (MAP).Each artwork — by way of how it conveys the unique aesthetic and vision of each artist — converses with its neighbors in this context thanks to the vibrant hospitality at Hotel Indigo.” 

Make Studio is a nonprofit community-based arts organization and inclusive gallery located in Hampden. Make Studio empowers artists with disabilities (37 and counting) to grow as professionals with vision and voice in their communities; we create opportunities to connect everyone through art. We envision a world where art opens doors for everyone.” - Make Studio

Make Studio Featured Artists: Clara Baker, Nadine Baldwin, Greg Bannister, Erika Clark, Aimee Eliason, Chuck Fischer, Tony LaBate, Bess Lumsden, Louis Middleton, Katelynn Herty, Alex Albert, and Dontavius Woody.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage


SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography


On View | Thursday, September 24 - Saturday, November 14

Opening Reception | Thursday, September 24 | 5 pm - 8:30 pm

Film Screening | TBA

WTMD Radio | Tuesday, September 15 @ 9pm & Sunday September 20 @ 4pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to open its first exhibition to the public since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Long in the making, SEEN, curated by Josh Sisk, Joe Giordano with support from Audrey Gatewood, represents a comprehensive and inclusive overview of music with a heavy emphasis on Baltimore Indie, Rap and Hip-Hop genres and the photographers that captured this important time.
Baltimore’s music scene has been on the rise during the last 20 years. SEEN includes images of artists such as KSwift whose untimely death led to the 92Q KSwift Memorial Scholarship Contest and Internship Program in 2009, to indie all stars such as Beach House who have achieved international fame since releasing their first album making Pitchfork’s Best Album list in 2008.

The exhibition’s inception came to MAP from local photographer and former Board Trustee, Joe Giordano and was produced in partnership with WTMD radio who is creating a documentary segment on the last 20 years of Baltimore music. The documentary will be screened at MAP in November (details to come.) In the interim, hear more by tuning into WTMD Towson Radio Tuesday, September 15 at 9pm and Sunday, September 20 at 4pm. Collectively MAP & WTMD Radio thank the PNC Foundation for their support of this important exhibition.

SEEN includes the following photographers (in no order): Mike Jon, Valerie Paulsgrove, Jefferson Jackson Steele, Andrew Mangum, Frank Hamilton, Josh Sisk, Brendan Fieldhouse, Perri Fae, Natasha Tylea, Kate Frese, Ted Henn, Kelley Connelly, Farrah Skeiky, Shane Gardner, Megan Elyse Lloyd, M. Holden Warren, Jennifer Mizgata,  Stewart Mostofsky, J.M. Giordano, Dubscience, Shanteel Breen, Pink Lloyd Wright, Micah E. Wood and Theresa Keil. Stage Design Support by Chris Attenborough and Jenna Dutton.

The many talented musicians highlighted in SEEN include:

Dope Body, Abdu Ali, Future Islands, Black Rose, Lower Dens, Birth Defects, Big Mouth, End it, Mindset, Trapped Under Ice, Joy Postel, Jpeg Mafia, Joey Bricks, Dan Deacon, Scottie B, K-Swift, Lor Scoota, TT the Artist, Organ Donors, Stars of Dogon, Double Dagger, Ultra Naté & King Tutt, Eze Jackson, Jahiti of Brownfish, Shawn Smallwood, Buffa7o, Paul Huston, Dirt Platoon, Romantic States, Bonnie Jones, Elizabeth Barrat, Jake Freeman, Jason Urich, Lexie Mountain (Lexie Mountain Boys), Snails, Thank You, Oxes, Katrina Ford from Celebration, Rye Rye, The Death Set, Height, Dustin Wong, Brendan from Turnstile, Butch Dawson, Dyyo, Corpse Light, Lazlo Lee, Santa Librada, Blaqstarr, Cappadonna, Lake Trout, Slow Jets, Sun Zulu, Tyree Colion, Young Hustlas, DDM fka Midas, Darkroom Productions, Wye Oak, Vincent Black Shadow, Beach House, Jana Hunter of Lower Dens, Baby Kahlo, Toyomansi, Post Pink, BMore Hip Hop Karaoke,  Jonathan Gilmore, Kasean Reeves, Cierra Lione, MC Bravado, Roman Keubler of Oranges Band, Snail Mail, Arbouretum, Matmos,  Layfaette Gilchrest, Wume, Chiffon, James Nasty, Landis Expandis, Fluct, Kevin O’Meara from Videohippos, and Jeremy Hyman.


Locus amoenus, Locus terribilis & Safe House


On View: June 4 – June 27

Virtual Exhibition

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to be partnering with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA’s) Curatorial Practices Program this spring. MAP will be hosting two exhibitions simultaneously by students of the program.

Locus amoenus, Locus terribilis is a multimedia group exhibition curated by Ashley He with works by artists: Antonio McAfee, Cooper Holoweski, Rebecca Ou, Dana Matthews, and Seungkyung Oh. The exhibition explores the transformation of the human body and psyche under various apocalyptic conditions, tracing the emergence of progression or degeneration in the endless cycle of birth, death, and re-birth.

Locus amoenus, Locus terribilis also examines the development and aftermath of human-related cataclysmic events at various levels from interpersonal to global, using forms of hybridity to break the boundaries between the real and imagined, the physical and metaphysical, the known and unknown. The title Locus amoenus, Locus terribilis derives from the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, meaning the place of pleasure and the place of fear, referring to this sharp contrast in human beings, humanity, and the world. Locus amoenus, Locus terribilis provides an opportunity for artists and audiences to investigate the decisions and actions that led us to our current reality, the repercussions of those decisions and actions in a time of crisis, and the labyrinthine complexity of the relationship between the individual, humanity, and the environment. 

Locus amoenus, Locus terribilis urges for deep contemplation about: What happens in the time of awaiting the advent of this final destination of humanity? When it comes to our fatal reality, how can we move forward? What does it mean to see life as a series of violent and radical transformations? Whether considering an apocalypse as the world without human beings, the fall of civilization, life after the deluge, personal tragedy, religious prophecy, or natural disaster, the artists and their works in this show which in turn prompt us to grow in the place of the perilous, ruminating on the radical transformations humans have wrought, speculating as to what it means to be human and how we might continue as a species

Safe House curated by Sungah Kang features the artwork of seven feminist artists based in Korea and the US. Each artist expresses their own perspectives on Feminism in different mediums. Artworks range from pop art painted images, video, collage and ground installation. From the various angles of feminism, Safe House contains diversities in big movement. As most of the artists are in Korea, the exhibition promotes cross-cultural understanding for visitors based here in Baltimore. Exhibiting artists include: Gyeongyeon Kim, Youngjoo Cho, Yunkyoung Cho, Kyuwon Kim and Seyun Moon

Feminism in Korea only really began to take root as a radical movement in the 1980s, and it remains controversial in public discourse. However, in the past few years the women's movement in Korea has grown into a sizable online community thanks to social networking sites. It has also manifested in public actions and demonstrations, particularly in response to the #MeToo movement. 

This global revolution to assert the rights of—and respect for—women's social phenomenon has already transformed attitudes in gender, politics/social awareness/cultural standards in schools, workplaces, and life, generally, and has inspired women to speak courageously and publicly. But despite its evolution, it is still difficult in Korea for anyone to declare “I am a feminist.” Claiming to be feminist is some in Korean society and keep could cost you friendships or other relationships —in fact, it’s possible that you could be physically attacked for it. 

Since I know how difficult it is for Korean women to be the feminist, as a curator, I’m holding a feminism show comprised of Korean women artists and am building this ‘Safe House’ for them to speak their aims.

In light of COVID-19, we are all in an unprecedented and difficult moment. Every aspect of life has been interrupted, including cultural programming. As a response to the current uncertainty, Ashley He, Sungah Kang and MAP are launching an online exhibition which will also document the transition of this project under the pandemic. The online exhibition will be hosted on MAP's new virtual exhibitions page June 4 - June 27.


Tracy Barwick // Hotel Indigo


On View | June 16, 2020 - August 12, 2020

Online Exhibition | Saturday, June 27 - August 12

Opening Reception:  Thursday, July 30 | 5 -7pm

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

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo in celebrating new works by Maryland artist, Tracy Barwick. Barwick’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. In addition to Barwick’s exhibition on view at Hotel Indigo, her work can also be viewed online Saturday, June 27 - August 12, on MAP’s new virtual gallery located on our website

About the Artist:

Educated as an engineer, Barwick decided to delve into her passion, creating art.  Her hometown roots begin in Dayton, OH. but she now calls Maryland/DC her second home. Barwick truly believes there is no other place like Maryland. “Maryland has such an eclectic vibe composed of arts, museums, history, culture, and more, the inspiration is endless and is a constant source of creativity for me,” Barwick remarks. Barwick’s artistic narrative is simple:  personifying emotions, beliefs, and social concepts through ethnic patterns, shadings, and mediums across the full spectrum of color.  Her choice of mediums is glass (seed) beads, acrylics, and embroidery floss. Barwick often challenges herself to use every color imaginable in her work.  She partners her palette with shapes and thin lines, representing feelings and emotions, intertwining within each other creating...chaos. Past years have proven to be full of new beginnings, lessons, and experiences which have informed her work. Time, patience, imagination, and experience has allowed Barwick's art to evolve beyond her own boundaries and continue to mature over time. 

Due to COVID and the ever changing social distancing landscape, we ask that all guests RSVP for the reception. Please contact to reserve your spot 

We hope to see you Thursday, July 30  from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.

Lang Wethington // Hotel Indigo


On View | August 19, 2020 - October 15, 2020

Online Exhibition | Saturday, August 22 - November 18

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 30 | 5 -7pm

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

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo in celebrating new works by Maryland artist, Lang Wethington. Wethington’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. In addition to Wethington’s exhibition on view at Hotel Indigo, his work can also be viewed online Saturday, August 22 - October 15, on MAP’s new virtual gallery located on our website

About the Artist:

Lang Wethington is an artist and educator who lives and works in =Maryland. Whether painting abstract canvases in oil or portraits in watercolor, his pursuit of meticulous detail is a way to practice mindfulness. Lang’s work has been featured in a variety of group exhibits in Maryland and DC and can be found in dozens of private collections.

Artist Statement:

“My artistic practice is similar to meditation. When meditating, I focus on my breath. When my mind wanders, which it inevitably does, I try to catch it and bring it back to the breath. When painting, I try to focus on the line. When my hand wanders, which it inevitably does, I try to catch it and bring it back to the line. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I experience the feeling of being present.

For me, thinking about painting is overrated. Ideas are overrated. It’s all about the process and the act of making something, and making it well. That being said, I suppose I’m trying to pursue an understanding of formal design principles and color theory. I’m fascinated by what can happen if I honor rules and work within them. For example, I don’t arrange the shapes. I let the golden ratio do it. I don’t pick the colors. I rely on the color spectrum to do it for me. If I’m true to these ideas, I’m acting less like the author of my work, but instead as a channel of these natural forces.”

Due to COVID and the ever changing social distancing landscape, we ask that all guests RSVP for the reception. Please contact to reserve your spot 

We hope to see you Wednesday, September 30 | from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.



MASKerade Baltimore: Virtual Silent Auction and Exhibition

MASKERade Baltimore

Exhibition on View: Saturday, November 7 - Friday, November 13, 2020

To view the Vritual Auction click HERE 

Check out the Buyers Guide HERE 

Join Maryland Art Place and the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) for MASKerade Baltimore - a virtual silent auction and mask design competition hosted by the Baltimore Community Foundation's LGBTQ Fund to raise awareness and funds for issues facing the LGBTQ community in Baltimore. Since launching in 2018, the LGBTQ Fund has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing arts and culture events and supporting LGBTQ youth with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs. Funds from MASKerade will be used to establish an endowment, ensuring vital support for LGBTQ youth programs in perpetuity.


Saturday, November 7: Auction Launch 10am

Friday, November 13: Auction closes 10pm

Tuesday, November 17 - Saturday, November 21: Mask Drop Off (if purchased)


The silent auction to view and bid on masks will be held November 7 from 10 a.m. - November 13 at 10 p.m. More than 100 artists and non-artists picked up canvas masks in August and September and are now in the process of transforming them into works of art!



UNDER $500 2020

UNDER $500

Ticketed Sneak Preview: Monday, December 14 | 11 am to 5 pm 

Online Exhibition: Tuesday, December 15 | 10 am to Saturday, December 19 | 10 pm

To view the exhibition click HERE

IMPORTANT UPDATEUNDER $500 will be entirely ONLINE!. Due to rising COVID cases, we will be foregoing the physical exhibition and ticketed reception and migrating the entire show to a strictly virtual event.  

Maryland Art Place is excited to host our eighth annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale ONLINE! The online exhibition will launch Tuesday, December 15 to the public. 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 sale on Tuesday, December 15 at 10 am – Saturday, December 19 at 10 pm from the comfort of your own home!

Deck the walls by giving the gift of art this holiday season! The virtual sale and exhibition will be featured online HERE from Tuesday, December 15 at 10 am– Saturday, December 19 at 10 pm. Artwork will not be available online until December 15 at 10 am but be sure to register in advance!


Sneak Preview: How it works!

Tickets: Tickets are still for sale for a sneak preview of UNDER $500 where buyers will be invited to peruse the site before it's launch Tuesday, December 15 at 10 am. Ticket holders will be sent a private link to view the show during their allocated time slot on Monday, December 14 beginning at 11 am and concluding at 5 pm. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase work before the site goes LIVE to the public. All oringinal ticket sales will be honored.

Tickets are LIMITED and begin at $30 for the first available opportunity to see a preview of the virtual exhibition on Monday, December 14 from 11 am to 5 pm. Visit to purchase your ticket today.

Sales: Once the auction closes on December 19 at 10 pm, we will coordinate with the artists to have the work delivered to MAP. We will contact you once your purchase is secured at MAP to pick up. We're aiming for all sold work to be at MAP before December 24th, in time for the holidays. Artwork will be wrapped and ready to fulfill its destiny as the perfect holiday gift!  


Participating Artisits Announced!!

Ann Boland, Bonnie Crawford, Adrienne Moumin, Kathryn Beavers, Kelley Bell, Claudia Bismark, Lenny Campello, Beth Caruso, Mina Cheon, Julia Clouser, Lauren Crawford, Matthew Clarke Davis, Emily Uchytil, Andrew Flanders, Brandi Foster, David Friedheim, Erin Hall, Zachary Handler, Tristan Heles, Farida Hughes, Eric Jenkins, Jun Lee, Alex Kasten, Kei Ito, Kirsty Little, Chris Kojzar, Rosa Leff, Jiaqi Li, Susan Iovenitti, Terryl Mclorn, Melissa Penley Cormier, Matt Moore, Kate Norris, Kristin Panousos, Perry Gross, Richard Russo, Magan Ruthke, Balaji Srinivasan, Anthony Stellaccio, Kelly Walker, Alice Whealin, Christine Wolfe-Strong, Timothy Keating, Alex Ebstein, Laura Amussen, Anna M. Zellhofer, Kelly Walker, E. Brady Robinson, Brandi Couvillion, Calder Brannock, Chris Irwin, Claudia Cappelle, Deja Johnson, Julia Glatfelter, Andrew Henderson, Italo Duarte, Jim Doran, Josh Sinn, Karen Klinedinst, Kristyn Lee, Lang Wethington, Magnolia  Laurie, Paul Daniel, Pete Cullen, Rachel Bone, Seth Adelsberger, Stephen Reichert, Susan Wolfe-Huppman, Sylvia G. Stephens, Divya Bhandari, Vince Lupo, Andrew Yff, Shelley Amsel, Andersen Woof, Joyce Anitagrace, Nick Aumiller, Kailey Barthel, Michael Bruley, Cheng Cao, D’Metrius Rice, David Salgado, Linda DePalma, Erin Stellmon, Alex Foley, Lesley Giles, Helen Glazer, Winston Harris, Jack Coyle, David Jackson, Morgan L. Kelley, Renee Lachman, Tracy Lambros, Natan Lawson, Ngoc Le, Lisa M. Scarbath, Maiya Lonesome, Angela Lubinecky, Julie Maynard, James McDonald, Annamarie Morris, Mary Beth Muscara, Julia Niederman, Daen Rose, Sheila Wells, Sheryl Southwick, Tracy Stevens, Michael Stevenson, Ann Stoddard, Redeat Assefa, Bridget Sullivan, Elizabeth Sumner, Acquaetta Williams, Marcelle Fozard, Michelle La Perrière, QRCKY, and Geraldine Pontius. 


Monday, December 14

SLOT A: 11 am |  $30

SLOT B: 1 pm   | $25

 SLOT C: 3 pm  |  $20

To purchase tickets for the exclusive Monday, December 14 Sneak Peek click HERE

Questionss: Contact:

For more information about purchases check out the buyers guide HERE





Liz & Ned Courtemanche

Jeremy A. Batoff




David Carter-Bailey

The Fogleman Family

Kathleen Hamill & John Sokolowski

Kevin & Tace Loeb


Blake Conroy // Hotel Indigo

On View | November 19, 2020 - February 4, 2021

Online Exhibition | Tuesday, December 2 - Saturday, February 13

Opening Reception:  Wednesday, January 13 | 5 -7pm

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

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo in celebrating new works by Maryland artist, Blake Conroy. Conroy's paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. In addition to Conroy's  exhibition on view at Hotel Indigo, his work can also be viewed online Tuesday, December 2  Saturday, February 13, on MAP’s new virtual gallery located on our website

About the Artist:

In a world that commodifies nature, Conroy shows us the individuality of every living thing. Conroy disseminates his message through art: “We must preserve and protect the richness of our world—replete as it is with unique, particular things.”After drawing and laser-cutting images of the same subject viewed from different perspectives, the multimedia sheets are layered atop one another, requiring the viewer to closely examine each page's minute differences.

Blake M Conroy resides in Aberdeen, Maryland. Conroy graduated magna cum laude with a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Conroy is a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. Additionally, Conroy was an artist in residence at Glo’Art in Belgium, 2018. Conroy is represented by the Carla Massoni Gallery in Chestertown Md. Selected shows include: Solo shows at Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa Ok, Bloomsbury University, Bloomsbug Pa, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati Oh. He has also shown at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La., Masur Museum, Monroe, La (People's Choice Award), UH Hilo Art Department,Hilo, Hi., and The Bennington Center For the Arts, Bennington, Vt.

Due to COVID and the ever changing social distancing landscape, we ask that all guests RSVP for the reception. Please contact to reserve your spot 

We hope to see you Wednesday, January 13  from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.

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