Maryland Art Place

Events

What's Happening at Maryland Art Place?

Maryland Art Place offers a changing schedule of innovative and diverse programming throughout the year that is always made available to the public free of charge. Events include exhibition openings, gallery talks conducted by exhibition curators and participating artists, workshops, professional development events, and lectures by artists and historians.

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Event Calendar
Upcoming Events

5/6: SPARK IV: A New World?: Virtual Reception

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 6:00 PM

April 29 through June 26, 2021, at MAP and online

Virtual Opening Reception May 6 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | FREE

To Register for the Virtual Reception Click HERE

 

Towson University and UMBC present the fourth installment of the collaborative SPARK pop-up exhibition — SPARK IV: A New World? — in partnership with Maryland Art Place (MAP) and through the generous sponsorship of PNC Bank. The exhibition will be held in MAP's main gallery space from April 29 through June 26, 2021, with opportunities to experience the exhibition and programs virtually.

 

De-coupled this year from the annual Light City festival, SPARK IV expands beyond a focus on light-based artworks to embrace the notion of art's power to illuminate and trigger reflection and dialogue. In A New World?, artistic work is considered through the lens of the significant modifications to life during the pandemic alongside longstanding concerns such as systemic racism and the climate crisis. What have we been through and what happens next? After experiencing the chaos, upheaval, and uncertainty that dominated this past year, how do we see the world, and how do we cope, adapt, and persevere. 

 

The exhibition will feature artwork by Towson and UMBC faculty and student artists. A list of participating artists will be announced, and special public programs will also be announced.

 

Exhibiting Artists: Amanda Burnham, Carrie Fucile, Evan Tedlock, Foster Reynolds-Santiago, Grace Doyle, Irene Chan, Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack, Jon Lundak, Kelley Bell and Melissa Penley-Cormier, Kyohei Abe, Luci Jockel, Lynn Cazabon, Monique Crabb, Nahid Tootoonchi, Jenee Mateer, Kat Navarro, Kimberly Hopkins, Rahne Alexander, Ryan Shelley, Safiyah Cheatam, Samantha Sethi, Sarah Sharp, Sookkyung Park, Stephen Bradley, and Timothy Nohe

 

SPARK is curated by Catherine Borg, a Baltimore artist tracing shifting narratives in American culture in photo and video-based artworks. Her work has been presented in many venues; highlights include screenings at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center Las Vegas reviewed in Art in America, and public art projects for the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission, the City of Las Vegas, and Scottsdale Public Art. She holds an MFA degree in visual arts from Rutgers University, a BA degree in broadcasting from San Francisco State University, and has received fellowships from the Nevada Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Jentel Foundation. As a curator, Borg has presented the work of dozens of artists in film and video screenings, solo, two-person, and group exhibitions in venues as varied as traditional gallery spaces, empty storefronts, hotel rooms, a seven-story rotunda, and the Columbus Center (SPARK III).

 
To Register for the Virtual Reception Click HERE

5/7: Out of Order & KIDOOO: Sneak Preview Event

Friday, May 7, 2021 | 5:00 PM

Out of Order Online Call for Entry and Submission Guidelines

Out of Order Call for Entry: Monday, March 23 - Tuesday, May 4 | Midnight

Out of Order & KIDOOO Sneak Preview Event: Friday, May 7 | 5 pm to 10 pm  | Ticketed  ($30)

Out of Order Virtual Auction: Saturday, May 8 | 10 am - Saturday, May 15 | 10 pm | FREE

Virtual Exhibition Link: https://OutofOrder2021.givesmart.com

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and very first,  virtual KIDOOO This year marks the 24th year of MAP’s signature, spring, art auction. Using a virtual platform, Out of Order will be available to anyone on an electronic device for free!

This year OOO is open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Participants may bid from their homes, offices, or vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. You may text to bid and can expect text messages when you have been outbid throughout the auction. 

In addition to the week-long online exhibition and auction, there will also be a ticketed sneak preview event on Friday, May 7 at 5 pm! This ticketed preview event will be held in conjunction with MAP’s 40th Anniversary campaign. Purchase a $30 ticket to Out Of Order and receive a MAP membership, a  MAP 40th limited edition risograph print + a discount on libations from the Spirits of Mt. Vernon located at 900 North Charles Street in Baltimore city. Purchase tickets HERE. Virtual programming to be announced! 

The OOO Online auction opens to the public, Saturday, May 8, running one full week through Saturday, May 15, 2021 and is FREE. The event link will be announced as “Live” on Saturday, May 8  via MAP’s website and various social media outlets and newsletters. All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on Saturday, May 15. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on May, 8 at 10am

To submit an application for OOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image. Or visit: http://www.mdartplace.org/exhibitions

Check out the full Prospectus HERE

Sponsorship Opportunities are available on the event website. Please email Amy at amy@mdartplace.org for details

5/8: Out Of Order & KIDOOOO: Silent Auction and Exhibition

Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 10:00 AM

Out of Order Online Call for Entry and Submission Guidelines

Out of Order Call for Entry: Monday, March 23 - Tuesday, May 4 | Midnight

Out of Order & KIDOOO Sneak Preview Event: Friday, May 7 | 5 pm to 10 pm  | Ticketed  ($30)

Out of Order Virtual Auction: Saturday, May 8 | 10 am - Saturday, May 15 | 10 pm | FREE

Virtual Exhibition Link: https://OutofOrder2021.givesmart.com

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and very first,  virtual KIDOOO This year marks the 24th year of MAP’s signature, spring, art auction. Using a virtual platform, Out of Order will be available to anyone on an electronic device for free!

This year OOO is open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Participants may bid from their homes, offices, or vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. You may text to bid and can expect text messages when you have been outbid throughout the auction. 

In addition to the week-long online exhibition and auction, there will also be a ticketed sneak preview event on Friday, May 7 at 5 pm! This ticketed preview event will be held in conjunction with MAP’s 40th Anniversary campaign. Purchase a $30 ticket to Out Of Order and receive a MAP membership, a  MAP 40th limited edition risograph print + a discount on libations from the Spirits of Mt. Vernon located at 900 North Charles Street in Baltimore city. Purchase tickets HERE. Virtual programming to be announced! 

The OOO Online auction opens to the public, Saturday, May 8, running one full week through Saturday, May 15, 2021 and is FREE. The event link will be announced as “Live” on Saturday, May 8  via MAP’s website and various social media outlets and newsletters. All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on Saturday, May 15. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on May, 8 at 10am

To submit an application for OOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image. Or visit: http://www.mdartplace.org/exhibitions

Check out the full Prospectus HERE

Sponsorship Opportunities are available on the event website. Please email Amy at amy@mdartplace.org 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.

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Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org

     
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