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 please complete this FORM


Artist Opportunities


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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

To apply, click here. Questions? Email caitlin@mdartplace.org.


Call for Entry: Exchange



Submission Deadline: Monday, September 2, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: Week of September 9, 2024

Artwork Drop Off: Tuesday, September 24 - Saturday, September 28, 2024

Exhibition on View: Wednesday, October 23 -  Thursday, January 30, 2024

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 23 | 6 to 8 pm 

Exhibition Closes: Thursday,  January 30, 2024

Artwork Pick Up: Tuesday, February 4 - Saturday, February 8

Application Form

Maryland Art Place (MAP),  in partnership with Quinn Evans, is excited to announce an open call for EXCHANGE. We are seeking artworks centric to energy in relation to the built environment.  Artworks can be literal or abstract, but must examine the dynamic relationship between energy systems and architectural spaces, and how these interactions shape our daily lives, environments, and future.

The opening reception will coincide with the NOMA conference and its theme of Exchange, on Wednesday, October 23 from 6 to 8 pm at Quinn Evans located at 100 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

We encourage artists to interpret this theme broadly and creatively. Submissions can explore, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

  • The impact of renewable energy sources on urban and rural landscapes.
  • The interplay between natural and artificial lighting in architectural design.
  • The influence of energy consumption patterns on city planning and infrastructure.
  • The role of sustainable practices in shaping the future of building design.
  • Personal or societal reflections on energy efficiency and environmental impact.

Submission Materials:

  • Up to 3 high-resolution images of artwork (JPEG format, 300 dpi). 2D work should be limited to 60” x 60” or under
  • Title, medium, dimensions, and year of creation for each submitted work.
  • Artist statement (max 500 words) 
  • CV/Resume highlighting previous exhibitions and relevant experience.

How to Submit:

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to submissions@mdartplace.org OR:

Complete the online submission form HERE.

Upload all required materials through the submission portal.

Submission Deadline: Monday, September 2 2024

About Quinn Evans: We believe that design has the ability to empower the community—and the future ahead. Leading with collaboration, Quinn Evans is driven to discover design solutions that enrich lives. We’re humbled to contribute our skills and make a long-lasting, positive impact.

United in our commitment to use our creativity and expertise to achieve award-winning and extraordinary designs that sustain and renew the built environment.

About the NOMA Conference: The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) proudly presents the annual NOMA Conference and Exposition, The EXCHANGE, in Baltimore from October 23–27, 2024. Join us and the more than 1,500 professional designers, students and partners from across the globe as we EXCHANGE through conversation, educational seminars, community exploration, and networking events to share perspectives that influence the future of the built environment. We are excited to host Conference 2024 in Baltimore, a vibrant and diverse historic community located along the Chesapeake Bay.

The conference theme, The EXCHANGE, conveys the sharing of ideas, partnerships and collaborations; how our communities grow in knowledge, spirit and connection through each EXCHANGE. Our daily EXCHANGES, both big, like attending NOMA Conference, or small, like coffee with a colleague, have the power to ignite positive change and fuel our future advancements. We must be active participants in the EXCHANGE; it is these acts that facilitate a better tomorrow. Let us come together in Baltimore, in partnership with the Bmore NOMA chapter, to uphold our mission, celebrate our members and EXCHANGE in conversations to advocate for the underrepresented and create lasting change.


Call for Entry: reGENERATE



Submission Deadline: Monday, August 12, 2024 @ Midnight

Notification of Acceptance: Week of August 19, 2024

Artwork Drop Off: Tuesday, September 3 - Saturday, September 7, 2024

Exhibition on View: Thursday, September 12 - Saturday, November 2 , 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 2024

Exhibition Closes: Saturday, November 2nd, 2024

Artwork Pick Up: Tuesday, November 5 - Saturday, November 9

Application Form

Maryland Art Place (MAP),  in partnership with Lumina Solar, is excited to announce an open call for reGENERATE, an upcoming exhibition exploring the dynamic, controversial, and multifaceted concept of "energy." This exhibition aims to delve into the various interpretations and manifestations of energy. We are seeking artworks centric to energy (new and old) and any interpretations thereof. Artworks can be literal or abstract, but must tie-in with ideas surrounding energy and energy conservation: Key words: light, the built environment, conservation, physical energy, the sun, atmosphere, energy collection, energy sources etc...

We encourage artists to interpret this theme broadly and creatively. Submissions can explore, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Kinetic and potential energy
  • Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
  • Cosmic and universal energies
  • Environmental impacts of energy production and consumption

Submission Guidelines:

  • All mediums are welcome, including painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, video, and mixed media.
  • Both individual and collaborative works are eligible.
  • Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration.
  • Each submission must include:
  • Title, medium, dimensions, and year of creation
  • High-resolution images (JPEG or PNG, 300 dpi)
  • An artist statement (max 500 words) explaining how the work relates to the theme of energy
  • A brief artist biography (max 300 words)
  • Contact information (name, email, phone number)

How to Submit:

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to submissions@mdartplace.org OR fill out the Google application HERE by MIDNIGHT on Monday, August 12, 2024. 

About Lumina Solar: 

At Lumina Solar, we provide industry-leading solar installation services to the Mid-Atlantic for clients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington DC. 

We’re dedicated to reshaping the way you think about energy. Going green offers a variety of benefits in both the short and long term: lowered energy costs, reduction of your carbon footprint, and increased property value. Whether you’re a homeowner tired of arbitrary price hikes from the utility company, or a business leader seeking ways to optimize your money, going solar is a great option for you. We provide reliable solutions that produce clean energy, reduce costs, give back control, and benefit the environment.

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