Maryland Art Place

Programs

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

2024 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

4/6: Out of Order Install Day

OUT OF ORDER  INSTALL:

Saturday, April 6  | 7 am to Midnight

KIDOOO INSTALL DAY:

Saturday, April 6 | 12 to 4 pm 

OOO ARTIST FAQ & FRAMING WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 30 @ 11am 

OOO EVENT & SILENT AUCTION:

Friday, April 19 | 6 pm - 10 pm

AFTER PARTY:

Friday, April 19 | 10 pm to 1 am

TICKETS

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to announce Out of Order (OOO),  MAP’s  Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 6 o'clock in the evening. This year marks the 27th 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.

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, extending MAP's services to students in elementary, middle, and high school level art classes. 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! 

This year’s theme for OOO is Untitled & Uncensored in honor of all the artwork that goes nameless. Artwork Does not need to be untitled to be entered - but it is encouraged.   Attendees of the event can expect light fare, open bar, entertainment by DJ Aran Keating of Ridiculous Entertainment, ‘drag queens in theme’ and more. And let’s not forget KIDOOO, our free Out Of Order for children ages 5-16.

Come dressed to impress and join the celebration in support of local & regional artists. Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door. Tickets include light tastings and an open bar. All tickets also include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP's accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition to be held on the 3rd floor of the MAP building the very same evening.  Parents/guardians of KIDOOO may attend at a discounted price of $25 presale and $30 at the door. Arrow Parking will be providing free parking for OOO guests at the Arrow Lot across the street from Maryland Art Place on Saratoga Street.  To purchase tickets visit: OutofOrder2024.givesmart.com

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 6, 2024, from 7am-midnight. We will have donuts and coffee for the early birds.  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 6th 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 6 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 19, 2024 from 6 -10 pm

  •  Participating artists receive free admission to OOO!

Questions? Come to the Artist Information and Framing Workshop on Saturday, March 30 at 11am held in partnership with 410 Lofts located at 410 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201. 

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. 

About Out of Order:

By covering the walls from floor to ceiling, Out of Order provides a salon-style display space for hundreds of artists to hang their work wherever they please. OOO plays host to a variety of artists and professionals practicing in the visual arts and is a great opportunity for students and emerging artists to get their feet wet in Baltimore’s creative sector.

5/16: BROMO ART WALK

Experience the Bromo Arts District during a night of artistic performances, exhibits, and open studios on Thursday, May 16, from 5-9pm. View information below for participating creative groups to help plan your evening. Event maps will be available at all participating locations during the event. Use our Google Map to help navigate the district and to see all venues, retailers, and public art locations.

View Invisible Architectures and Social Contracts, in collaboration with COFAC CoLab Directors Dr. Kalima Young and Ada Pinkston. Juried by Doreen Bolger, this exhibition explores the impact of geographic, economic, social, and institutional structures on personal relationships.

This event is free, but registration is recommended in order to get event updates and access to special promotions. Scroll to the bottom of the Eventbrite page to view the event FAQs for more information about the Bromo Art Walk. Register HERE!

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

World Premiere Screening Friday, May 24 @ Checkerspot Brewing Co.

Official Art Gallery Launch Friday, May 31 @ MAP 

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