Upcoming Exhibitions

Out Of Order 2020

Out Of Order 2020   |     |   07/16/2020

SUBMISSION WINDOW: Friday, June 19 - Monday, July 6 

VIRTUAL AUCTION: Opens 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 it will still be holding Out of Order, only this year it's virtual! MAP will launch the auction and make it available to anyone on an electronic device for free! 

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 aims to exceed these figures this year due to the event’s virtual reach, and also because this year 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 opens Thursday, July 16, running one full week through Thursday July 23rd, 2020. The event link will be announced as “LIVE” on Thursday July 16th via MAP’s website and various social media outlets and newsletters. All bids must be submitted no later than 10pm on July 23rd. 

To submit an application for OOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image.

  • Artists may submit artworks beginning Friday, June 19 - Monday, July 6

  • There is a limit to one submission per artist

  • There is no submission fee for artists this year

  • You may only upload ONE image of the artwork submitted. Artwork may be no larger than: Longest side 1500 pixels, 72dpi. Please save your file as follows: artist last name_first name_OOO2020  |   EXAMPLE: Gill_Caitlin_OOO2020

  • Don’t have an Gmail? Click HERE to download a pdf application. Please send your submission to Caitlin@mdartplace.org and include ONE image using the specifications outlined below.

  • Any artist can participate as long as they are able to deliver their work to MAP if/when their artwork sells. MAP is located at 218 West. Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21210

  • All artwork must be finished and able to hang if/when purchased (this means framed in some cases).

Check out the full Prospectus HERE  | 

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

Upcoming Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography


SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography will highlight photography, as well as video, show posters, and ephemera that relates to the past 20 years of Baltimore music history. The show will feature local musicians and creators from all musical genres and backgrounds (from local bands that broke big like Future Islands and Beach House, to fallen artists like K-Swift and Lor Scoota, to genre definers like Scottie B and DJ Class).The exhibition aims to present a comprehensive and culturally inclusive overview of Baltimore’s vibrant music scenes from the year 2000 through 2020 by showcasing as many different genres, cultures, and forms of representation as possible. SEEN is curated by local photographers SEEN is curated by local photographers J.M. Giordano, Josh Sisk with a panel comprised of members of the Baltimore music community.

MAP will open the show September 10 – November 14 in collaboration with WTMD Towson Radio. Promotions are scheduled to kick off at TMD in August. Stay tuned for details!



Tracy Barwick // Hotel Indigo


On View | June 16, 2020 - August 12, 2020

Online Exhibition | Saturday, June 27 - August 12

Opening Reception:  Thursday, July 30 | 5 -7pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo in celebrating new works by Maryland artist, Tracy Barwick. Barwick’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. In addition to Barwick’s exhibition on view at Hotel Indigo, her work can also be viewed online Saturday, June 27 - August 12, on MAP’s new virtual gallery located on our website

About the Artist:

Educated as an engineer, Barwick decided to delve into her passion, creating art.  Her hometown roots begin in Dayton, OH. but she now calls Maryland/DC her second home. Barwick truly believes there is no other place like Maryland. “Maryland has such an eclectic vibe composed of arts, museums, history, culture, and more, the inspiration is endless and is a constant source of creativity for me,” Barwick remarks. Barwick’s artistic narrative is simple:  personifying emotions, beliefs, and social concepts through ethnic patterns, shadings, and mediums across the full spectrum of color.  Her choice of mediums is glass (seed) beads, acrylics, and embroidery floss. Barwick often challenges herself to use every color imaginable in her work.  She partners her palette with shapes and thin lines, representing feelings and emotions, intertwining within each other creating...chaos. Past years have proven to be full of new beginnings, lessons, and experiences which have informed her work. Time, patience, imagination, and experience has allowed Barwick's art to evolve beyond her own boundaries and continue to mature over time. 

Due to COVID and the ever changing social distancing landscape, we ask that all guests RSVP for the reception. Please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org to reserve your spot 

We hope to see you Wednesday, July 30  from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.

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