Maryland Art Place offers a variety of opportunities to artists throughout the year ranging from exhibition open submissions and general calls for entry. Below is a listing of MAP's current opportunites. Artists and curators wishing to submit a proposal to MAP may do so through the “open submission” process which will be posted soon.


Artist Opportunities

IMPACT @ Hotel Indigo

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

General Guidelines & Information

  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60
  • MAP only accepts 2-d works - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

Benefits to the artist: The selected artist(s) will benefit in the following ways:

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP’s website and social media platforms
  • Exhibition postcards

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here. Questions? Email caitlin@mdartplace.org.


4/15: MSAC Call for Artists: Maryland Arts Directory Tirennial

Call for Artists: Seeking artists of all disciplines for the Maryland Arts Directory Triennial!

Deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2023

In celebration of the growing talent and diverse array of artists across the state, the Maryland Art Place (MAP) – in collaboration with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) – is seeking artists for the 3rd Maryland State Artist Directory Triennial exhibition (2023). 

Maintained by MAP, the Maryland Arts Directory originated as a regional resource conceived by MSAC. MAP has remained the responsible partner for the care of this critical resource for over 25 years. The Maryland Arts Directory is a free online platform that showcases the high-caliber, diverse, and relevant work of Maryland’s artists and arts organizations and promotes the vitality of Maryland’s arts communities.

Collectively MSAC and MAP aim to present a comprehensive survey of Maryland artists for the Triennial exhibition to be presented in the MAP gallery beginning Thursday, May 11 and closing Saturday, June 24, 2023. We are seeking visual/media, literary, and performing artists for this year’s exhibition roster. 

2023 Jurors To Be Announced

Past Jurors include: 

Gamynne Guillotte (2016): Chief Education Officer at The Baltimore Museum of Art

Dr. J. Susan Isaacs (2019, Visual Art Juror): Professor, Art History, Curator of the Dept of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education Galleries at Towson University

Jeremy Stern (2019, Visual Art Juror): Former Exhibitions and Program Manager at the Creative Alliance, Baltimore

Laure Drogoul (2019, Performance Art Juror): Interdisciplinary artist, Founder 14 Karat Cabaret, Co-organizer Transmodern Festival, Professor-Maryland Institute College of Art

Ada Pinkston (2019, Performance Art Juror): Mixed Media Artist, Community Artist, Conceptual Artist, Arts Education Lecturer, Towson

Hoesy Corona (2019, Performance Art Juror): Independent Curator & Multi-disciplinary artist



  • Artists must be Maryland residents. 
  • Artists must have a personal or professional MSAC Arts Directory profile page on msac.org/directory. To create a profile click here. Applications without a link to a directory profile will not be considered.
  • Artists must update their directory profile to include an updated bio, artist statement, and at least five artworks or samples based on their discipline area.
  • Artists must practice in one of the following disciplines: visual/media, literary, and/or performing artists.
  • No organizations may apply.
  • Artist duos and groups are eligible to apply. The MSAC profile listed in the application should include all artwork for review. There is space in the application to include the duo or group name and any supporting applicants. 
  • IAA awardees and Roster Artists are eligible to apply. 

How to Apply: 

  • To create or update your MSAC profile, log in to the Arts Directory by clicking the button below. (Please note it takes between 2 to 3 business days to see your changes reflected on your profile.)
  • After updating your profile, click on the Apply Here button below and complete the Google Form application. (Please update your profile in advance of submitting your application materials.) 
  • Please indicate if you’re applying to be considered for visual/media, literary, and/or performing artists by selecting one of the three options included on the application.
  • You may apply for more than one of the categories but you must complete an application for each category if you wish to apply for more than one. Please update both artwork sections (film/video, audio, visual arts, etc.) on your MSAC profile for consideration for each category. *Each category is juried separately* 
  • There is NO fee to apply 


Create or update your Arts Directory profile here

Apply here

Deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2023


Triennial Timeline: 

Call for Artists Released: March 17

Deadline to submit application: Saturday, April 15

Jurors Review applications: April 16 - April 23

Notification of acceptance to Artists: Week of April 24

Artist Drop Off: April 25 - May 6

Installation: May 8 -  May 11

Exhibition Opens: May 11

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11, 6pm

Exhibition Closes: Saturday, June 24

QUESTIONS/INFORMATION: For questions or to request a different format of the application, please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org or call 443.889.0869.


4/8: Out Of Order Install Day

OUT OF ORDER INSTALL DAY: Saturday, April 8  | 7 am to Midnight


Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to announce Out of Order (OOO),  MAP’s  Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, on Friday, April 21, 2023, at 6 o'clock in the evening. This year marks the 26th year of OOO. The auction will be both a virtual and physical exhibition and will be held in the MAP building located at 218 West Saratoga Street, just within the Bromo Arts District. OOO is a highly celebrated exhibition-event, and a ‘one-night-only’ opportunity for patrons and collectors to acquire contemporary art at unbelievably low silent auction prices.

Submission Requirements and Install:

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on a first-come, first-served basis. Installation will take place Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 7am-midnight. We will have donuts and coffee for the early birds and pizza and Karaoke in the basement from 9pm to 11pm for the late installers.  No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's first- floor gallery space @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Arts District! You must be able to install your own work on April 8th to participate in the exhibition.

  •  All work must come framed and ready to hang.  (size requirement is 40" x 40" or less)

  •  Artists must install their own work on Artist Install day, Saturday, April 8 between the hours of 7 am and midnight

  •  NO Application fee to exhibit!

  •  Only ONE submission per artist

  •  Please document your work prior to arrival. This image will be used for virtual bidding purposes and submitted with your loan agreement.

  •  The work you include in Out of Order must be for sale. The proceeds from the silent auction are split 50/50 between the artist and MAP. All works will be virtually silent auctioned Friday, April 21, 2023 from 6 -10 pm

  •  Participating artists receive free admission to OOO!

Questions? Come to the Artist Information Workshop on Friday, April 7 at 1 pm. Maryland Art Place is located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park and Howard streets. On-street, and garage parking available.

4/9: KIDOOO Install Day

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

KIDOOO INSTALL & ART WORKSHOP: Sunday,  April 9  | 12 pm  to 4 pm

OOO EVENT & SILENT AUCTION: Friday, April 21 | 6 pm - 10 pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is happy to continue 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 event on April 21, 2023.

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 Sunday, April 9, 2023 from 12 pm - 4 pm. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages five-sixteen. MAP will host an art making workshop the day on install so participating artists can come to hang and stay to create! All craft materials will be provided! 

No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's 2nd floor Gallery @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District!

Submission Requirements: 

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang. (size requirement is 24" x 24" or less)

  • Only one submission per artist

  • Registration is free

  • All works must be priced to sell and will be silently auctioned Friday, April 21, 2023 from 6 - 10 pm

  •  Please document your work prior to arrival. This image will be used for virtual bidding purposes and submitted with your loan agreement.

  • All forms will be virtual. You will receive the link to complete the loan agreement when you arrive. There will be volunteers and staff on-site to assist you.

Visit MAP's exhibition page for more information or read the full prospectus online. This year all bidding will be entirely virtual. Loan agreements can be filled out on-site when you deliver your work. Please bring your phone to complete the loan form virtually. We will have staff and volunteers on-site to assist you with this process. Email Caitlin, MAP's Exhibition Manager with any OOO inquiries, Caitlin@mdartplace.org.

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
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org