Maryland Art Place


Programs Overview

Maryland Art Place (MAP) has been an anchor for contemporary arts in Maryland since 1981. Since its inception, MAP has effectively inspired, supported and encouraged artists in this region by offering exhibition opportunities, workshop and mentorship programs.

MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists to engage with the public, and each other, by nurturing and promoting new talents.

MAP offers a challenging schedule of innovative and diverse contemporary art experiences throughout the year. This includes the presentation of 6-8 annual exhibitions with complimentary programming including: gallery talks, performances and professional development workshops.

Annual Programs

5/31: In Unison Film Screening @ MAP
Public Screening: Friday, May 31 | FREE Doors at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm @ UNDERBar (Cabaret) RSVP Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proud to present "In Unison" and film written and directed by Jeff Lukeski of JayJix Films. Description: When humanity is nearly made extinct during freak meteor strikes, an elite society of thieves begin to make claims that the showers were intentional. And upon learning the truth behind the devastation, every person on the planet gets a mysterious message at the exact same time. Welcome to In Unison. Set in the near future with a twist ending you'd never see coming, and a message you'll never forget. All a part of the movie that can actually prove you are alive. Written, Produced & Directed by Jeff Lukeski

2020 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place


Call for Entry (COE): MASKerade

Application Deadline: Friday, October 30

We are excited to announce a call to artists to participate in Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund MASKerade Baltimore – a Mask Design Competition & Virtual Event to raise awareness of and fundraise for issues facing the LGBTQ community. Since launching in 2018, the LGBTQ Fund at BCF has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing art and culture events  and supporting young people with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to partner with BCF this year to help support their efforts in raising awareness. MAP will be running and managing the online auction made available to artists throughout the state and beyond to participate for free. All artists and bidders must register with Givesmart to view the auction which will not be made LIVE until November 7.


  • Artists and non-artists must use the provided COVID mask to participate. Template for reference included HERE.

  • Masks must be finished per finishing instructions to be included in the exhibition (chin dart must be closed and twill threaded).

  • There is no fee to enter.

  • All participants must register a loan agreement (google form) with Maryland Art Place HERE

  • You cannot register in full without a fully executed image of your mask.

  • Proceeds will be split 40% to the artists and 60% to the LBGTQ Fund. Your portion of proceeds contributed to the Fund are considered a donation. You may donate more.

  • Masks may be picked up August 28 -  October 6 at one of the following locations:

Jill Andrews Gowns 3355 Keswick Rd, Baltimore MD 21211

Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm. 


MAP located at 218 W Saratoga St. 

Tuesday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm


  • You may be as creative as you would like!

  • If you are unable to pick up a mask please contact to make alternate arrangements.

  • If you do not have a Google account email for a PDF version of the application. 

PICK UP PROTOCOL: Masks can be picked up August 28 - October 6Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm.We are following the general CDC protocol conduct. Please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and be thoughtful of others. Fill out and sign the sheet on the clipboard with your corresponding packet number, name, cell number and email contact. PLEASE only take ONE mask. If you are picking up for another artist, have their info available and fill out the paperwork accordingly. The front door to the lobby will be unlocked; there will not be time slots to pick up. If you are unable to pick up a mask from the specified location, we will work with you to arrange shipment. 

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS: The masks will be flat, with all edges finished except the chin dart. The chin dart can be stapled, taped or sewn to make the 3-D effect. Twill and tap e will be included and threaded through the channels (this is how the mask is secured to the face). Be as creative as you like! 

SUBMISSION DETAILS AND TIMELINE: When submitting an image of your mask, you MUST take a high-quality image of your completed mask on a white backdrop. (a high res iphone/or similar device image is fine). Any images taken on a different substrate are subject to exclusion.  


Monday, August 24:  Release Call to Artists & Community to Participate

MASK PICKUP: August 28 -  October 6,  Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am to 5pm

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 30

Saturday, November 7: Auction Launch 10am

Friday, November 13: Auction closes 10pm

Tuesday, November 17 – Saturday, November 21: Mask Drop Off

Submission Questions? Contact | Press: Contact

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.

Masks provided by Jill Andrews with Quality Mask Supply 


Call for Entry: Under $500: 11/13/2020


Application Deadline: November 13, 2020

Application Form and Full Prospectus HERE

Have your work noticed and purchased by area buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition. Artworks will be exhibited at MAP Saturday December 12, and Sunday, December 13, 2020, for a first-come first-serve, ticketed, two-day event which will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. Artwork will then be featured ONLINE – for a virtual sale running Tuesday, December 15 – Saturday, December 19

October 14 – Call For Entry, 5pm

November 13 – Call For Entry Deadline

Week of November 24 – Artists Notified of Selection

Tuesday, December 1 – Saturday, December 5– Artwork Drop Off – 11am-4pm

Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13, 2020 – Under $500

Tuesday, December 15 - Saturday, December 19 - UNDER $500 Online Sales Event

The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each artist (scale dependant – in the case of smaller works more than 3 pieces may be accepted). Each individual piece will retail for $500 or less. Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the event. Artists who plan to attend must RSVP, please email to reserve your spot!  Selected artists will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form to fill out inquiring anecdotal information to help better engage patrons with the artists and their work. UNDER $500 is MAP’s winter benefit. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 between Maryland Art Place and the artist. For the full prospectus and application click HERE

Event details to follow


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!


Artists to be Announced

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.


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

Questionss: Contact:


Merkin Dream Closing Reception and Fashion Show

Merkin Dream

On View: February 20 - March 28

Closing Reception // Merkin Fashion Show: POSTPONED alternate date TBA

This February Maryland Art Place (MAP) will be presenting Merkin Dream, a group exhibition and invitational ushering women and men 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 prostitution.

A ticketed Fashion Show will feature merkins from the "wall of merkin installation." A portion of proceeds from merkin sales will benefit a local charity supporting Planned Parenthood and Force. Date TBA

For more information click HERE


Out of Order Install Day

Out of Order Install Day POSTPONED 

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day, date TBA  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!

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang.  (size requirement is 40" x 40" or less)
  • Registration is $10 and can be paid with check, cash or credit card
  • 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 silently auctioned at a later date (TBA).
  • Participating artists receive free admission to OOO!


Email Caitlin, MAP's Programs Manager with any OOO inquiries,


To read the frequently asked questions please review the FAQ and for the full prospectus click HERE 

Out of Order Information Workshop

Out of Order Artist Information Workshop: POSTPONED 

Are you an artist looking to participate in MAP's 23rd Annual Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, Out of Order?

This informational workshop is geared towards first-time participants of Out of Order.  We will be discussing past Out of Order exhibitions, tips on pricing your work, what kind of art to submit to the exhibition, as well as tips for networking and connecting with patrons at the event.  If you have questions about the show or the application process, bring them to this workshop!

Workshop date TBA.  Workshop will be hosted by Caitlin Gill, MAP's Program Manager

We hope to see you there!

KidOOO Install Day

KidOOO Install Day is POSTPONED

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.  

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day of KIDOOO. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages five-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!

The opening of KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual Out of Order (date TBA)

  • 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 at a later date (TBA)

We hope to see you there! 

Please direct all inquires to

SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography Preview Reception

Preview Reception: Thursday, August 13 | 5:30pm

WTMD and Maryland Art Place are partnering to present "SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography," a retrospective of Baltimore music through photos and other digital works curated by Joseph M. Giordano and Josh Sisk.

"SEEN" kicks off with a free reception and live concert/on-air broadcast at WTMD’s performance studio August 13 featuring dozens of Baltimore bands, DJs and solo musicians.

The lineup includes rappers DDm and Height Keech, Bmore Club DJ James Nasty, TaxLo's Cullen Stalin, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, garage rockers Thee Lexington Arrows, Caleb Stine and other stars of the Americana scene, Cara Beth Satalino of Outer Spaces and more TBA.

This new exhibit spotlights all genres and generations of Baltimore's music scene. It aims to tell the story of Baltimore’s ever-growing music scene and its many talented bands and musicians, many of which started at small clubs around Baltimore only to land on national and international platforms.

The show's formal opening reception is September 10 at Maryland Art Place, followed by satellite exhibitions of photos at various Baltimore live music clubs.

The WTMD reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 13. Sponsored in part by Boordy Vineyards and Coney Island Brewing Company.

 Located at: 

1 Olympic Place

Towson, MD 21204



Out of Order Online!


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

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