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

2022 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

9/5: Call for Entry: Creating Connections


An Acquisition & Print Replication Project

Application Deadline EXTENDED: Monday, September 5, 2022 

Application Form

Full Prospectus

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the CyberWire, is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female and female-identifying visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and the CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission, time permitting, plus license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of CyberWire’s 9th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 20, 2022.

ABOUT “CREATING CONNECTIONS”: We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today. The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cybersecurity domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them. 

The aim of CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cybersecurity and would like to acquire a work of art that reflects the theme of “creating connections.” Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks—social networks, computer networks, and support networks—which may be an important point of departure for acquired or commissioned work. This opportunity is open to female and female-identifying artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. The selected artist(s) will be joining a wonderful roster of artists as this program has developed over the last five years. They are Claire Girodie (2014), Anna and Caroline Zellhofer (2015’), Lindsey McCulloch (2016), Carmen Martini (2017), Shanthi Chandrasekar (2018), and Jackie Hoystead (2019). Note: there was a break in this program due to Covid-19.

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no less than 4 X 4” and no more than 24 X 20”.
  • The reproduction edition will be decided on, and agreed upon at a later date, but will not exceed 500.
  • All reproductions will receive a ‘chop or seal’ noting the CyberWire as the publisher.
  • All reproductions will be printed on an agreed-upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by the CyberWire.
  • **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed-upon dimensions of this project as this will devalue the edition. Likewise, CyberWire agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
  • The CyberWire will cover scanning fees/photography associated with the reproduction.
  • Artist agrees to use of artwork images for press and promotional purposes related to this project and event.
  • Artist will remain the owner of image copyright.
  • Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

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

  • $1,000 Cash Award 
  • Increased visibility of the artist’s name and artwork through:
  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP and CyberWire’s websites
  • The gifting of artist reproductions to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception
  • Acknowledgment at Women in Cyber Security reception on October 20, 2022

To apply please see the prospectus and required attachments: Please send your application to OR fill out the google application form HERE by close of business Monday, September 5, Application Deadline

Application Fee: $10 for non-MAP members. Submit your fee by clicking on “Get Involved”, “Donate” on MAP’s website and simply adjust the fee to $10.  Please attach your payment receipt to your application. Checks can be made payable to Maryland Art Place | c/o Benefit | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Member of MAP? Your submission fee will be waived. Please make a note on your submission that you are a member!


July 28:
Release Call
Monday, September 5, 2022
Application Deadline
Week of September 12
Artist Studio Visits/Interviews (VIRTUAL ONLY)
September 30
 Awarded Artist Announced
September 23 – October 19
Thursday, October 20, 2022 
Women in Cyber Security Reception


For the full prospectus, application form and eligibility click HERE or visit

To apply please see the full list of application materials, eligibility, and required attachments: Please send your application to OR fill out the google application form HERE by close of business Monday, September 5 Application Deadline.

Call for Artists: IMPACT @ Zeke's Coffee


Submission Deadline: Monday, September 5 by Midnight

Exhibition: Thursday, September 29 - Tuesday January 11, 2023

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 29 | time TBA

Virtual Application

Full Prospectus 

Coffee Anyone!? Maryland Art Place is proud to bring its IMPACT Public Art Projects to Zekes . We're kicking off this first show at Zeke's Coffee Shop by highlighting artists that live or work within Baltimore City limits. Each quarter MAP will be producing small-scale exhibitions out of the Zeke’s Coffee shop. Each show will vary in theme and focus. For the inaugural show MAP and Zekes would like to focus on Baltimore-based artists for a group slated to open Thursday, September 29th, 2022.

About Zeke’s: In 2005 Thomas Rhodes sold his first pound of coffee at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market. One year later he opened a retail space on Harford Road in Lauraville, and further expanded his operations to a fully functioning café just down the street at 4719 Harford Road in 2017.

The deadline for submission is Monday, September 5 by Midnight. The exhibition will take place at Zekes Coffee Shop running from Thursday, September 29 through Tuesday, January 11 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 29 time TBD


Call for Entry released: Tuesday, August 9

Deadline to Submit: Monday, September 5

Submission Review:  week of September 6 - 9

Notice of Acceptance: week of September 12 

Drop Off: Friday,  23 & Saturday, 24 @ MAP

Reception: Thursday Sept 29

Exhibition on View: Thursday, September 29 - Tuesday, January 11, 2023

De-install: Wednesday, Jan 11 - Jan 14 @ MAP


  • Must have artwork available during the exhibition period (September 29 - January 11)

  •  Artist must live or work out of Baltimore, MD 

  • There is no Fee to apply!

  • All artwork must be delivered to and picked up from MAP located at 218 West Saratoga St

  •  2D and 3D work welcome!

Submission Guidelines:  to submit to Zeke’s please include the following materials using this google form or email your submission to Please include in your header email: Zeke’s Application

Application Attachments:
  •  1 - 3 available artworks

  • Image list outlining title, media, dimensions, brief description and year

  • A CV or Resume

  •  Artist Statement

  •  Artist Bio

  •  Your website and/or Instagram

  • *Include Zeke’s Application in the email header

Please send all application materials to or complete the google form HERE. For the full prospectus and physical application click HERE

Questions? Contact

Young Blood 2022


Submission Deadline: Monday, June 13 by Midnight 

Studio Visits: week of June 20 - 25 (will schedule if selected) 

Young Blood Exhibition: Thursday, July 14 - Saturday, September 3, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14 | 6 pm to 9 pm

Application: FORM

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce a call for Young Blood, an exhibition showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.  We are soliciting artists from local (Maryland) universities who are currently or have recently graduated from MFA programs. MFA candidates who graduated this year (2022) are eligible to  participate in this exhibition opportunity. 

This marks MAP’s 13th Young Blood program which has, to date,  provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 Young Blood has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis project(s). The exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging in media.

The deadline for submission is Monday, JUne 13 by Midnight. The exhibition will take place at MAP running July 14 through September 3 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 14 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

To apply please complete this virtual application form OR email the submission materials outlined below to

*The exhibition is a self-install show. Applying artists should plan accordingly. The installation period will be Wednesday July 6 - July 12, 2022.


  • Must be a current graduate (2022)  MFA student at a Maryland university between Jan 1 2022 and May 2022
  • Must have artwork available during the exhibition period (July 14 - September 3)
  • Must be able to install selected work during the installation window of July 6 - Jul 12, 2022
  • Must be able to host a virtual or in person studio visit June 20 - 25th (MAP will work with you to coordinate) 
  • There is no Fee to apply! 
  • All media welcome

Submission: Guidelines:  to submit to Young Blood please include the following materials using the google form

  • A PDF outlining 3- 6 available artworks outlining title, media, and dimensions
  • A CV,
  • Artist Statement 
  • Artist Bio
  • Your website and Instagram

*Include YOUNG BLOOD Application in the email header

Please send all application materials to or complete the google form HERE


1/4: Zeke's Breakfast Special COE

The Breakfast Special: Cartoons & Cereal

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 4th- midnight

It’s Breakfast Time! We’re bringing back the nostalgia of childhood morning breakfast. Do you recall spending your mornings pursuing the back of a cereal box, or beating your siblings to that special prize hiding inside, all while you skimmed that week’s installment of your favorite cartoon? Zekes’ Coffee Shop and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are seeking artworks related to morning cartoons, cereal boxes and anything related to the nostalgia of breakfast as a kid. Want you to create your own imaginative cereal box cover?? That’s cool too - just make it funny!  Works related to breakfast foods and beverages are also welcomed.

The reception will be held at Zeke’s Coffee located at 4719 Harford Road on Saturday, January 21 between 10am and 12pm. This reception is breakfast themed, jamies are encouraged.

To be considered for he show, please fill out the following Google Form


-       Artwork must be 20 x 20 or under

-       Please deliver any selected artwork ready to hang

-       All cereal boxes must be completed and/or received within the outlined drop-off window

-       Selected artwork must be delivered to Maryland Art Place located at 218 West Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21201 beginning Tuesday, January 10 - Saturday, Jan 14, 2022.

-       All cereal boxes are automatically accepted into the exhibition



Week of December 12:  Release Call to Artists

 Application Deadline for Breakfast Work

 Wednesday, January 4th by midnight  

Deliberation: week of January 9th

Notice of Acceptance: January 11th – 13th 

Artwork Drop off: Saturday January 14th, Tuesday Jan 17- 19th to MAP. 

Opening Reception: Saturday,  January 21 at 10am

ABOUT ZEKE’s: In 205 Thomas Rhodes sold his first pound of coffee at the Baltimore Farmers Market. One year later he opened a retail space on Harford Road in Lauraville, and further expanded his operations to a fully functioning café just down the street at 4719 Harford Road in 2017.

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.

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Phone: 410.204.1959