Upcoming Exhibition

Under $500 2019

Under $500 2019   |   12/14/2019   |  

UNDER $500

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM

On View: Saturday, December 14 -  Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our seventh annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale this December! On Saturday, December 14 at 6 o'clock 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 evening and take home that night! 


Deck the halls by giving the gift of art this holiday season! Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event. Dressing warm shouldn’t be a challenge this year as our theme is flannel! So come dressed in your lumberjack best. Don’t worry about trimming your beard as we will have a wonderful trimmed tree on display! 


DJ Brennan Diggs will be keeping the atmosphere cheerful with some holly jolly tunes. Light confections will be served and beer and wine donated by Union Craft Brewing and Spirits of Mt. Vernon will be available at the open bar.  Grab a drink and a treat and then head down to the basement where we will be screening holiday films


We’re excited to announce this year’s participating artists: Jackie Andrews, Redeat Assefa, Courtney Banh, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Florencio Lennox Campello, Beth Caruso, Se Jong Cho, Emily Cucalon, Peter Cullen, Matthew Davis, Katie Delaney, Sara Dittrich, Jim Doran, Elliot Doughtie, Mahsa R. Fard, Andrew Flanders, Cat Gunn, Phaan Howng, Jackie Hoystead, Eric Jenkins, Megan Koeppel, Magnolia Laurie, Rosa Leff, Dereck Stafford Mangus, Amanda Milliner, Greg Minah, Ursula Minervini, Tara Mulder, Katie Pumphrey, Mary Claire Price, Stephen Reichert, Alexis Sanford, Gretchen Schermerhorn, Becca Schwartz, Michael Stevenson, Mary Swann, Emily Uchytil, Richard Weiblinger, and Sheila Wells. 



$25 Pre-Sale

$30 At The Door


To purchase tickets click HERE 


Thanks to our Sponsors


Kathy O'Dell & John Mernit

Liz & Ned Courtemanche


Ted and Faith Millspaugh

Amina and James Weiskerger 

Greenspring Associates



and Spirits of Mt. Vernon!


Upcoming Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Cat Gunn // Hotel Indigo

Cat Gunn

On View: November 19, 2019 - January 10, 2020

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 | 6pm - 8pm

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

Maryland Art Place (MAP) in partnership with Hotel Indigo, are pleased to present its last exhibition of the year, Super Bloom,  at Hotel Indigo by introducing new works by Baltimore based emerging artist, Cat Gunn! As an abstract painter, Cat is known for re-interpreting the boundaries of the traditional canvas. Gunn's paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The reception will be held on Wednesday, December 18th from 6 to 8pm.


Artist Statement
"My work pushes notions of androgyny and queer, combining both masculine and feminine qualities to establish something that is gender-neutral, gender fluid, transgender, or gender queer. My practice serves as rigorous experimentation that employs a scientific approach; I often juggle multiple paintings and add layers
simultaneously to each current work, marginally altering a property to study the outcome. I also employ craft materials, primarily glitter, in order to recall femme, makeup, club, or drag cultures. Assorted recipes bring about diverse results, allowing my work to be a survey of potentially queer objects.
Being a painter who is strongly concerned with materiality, I allow the physicality of my work to arise from the alchemy of the paint. I often use various mediums and processes to create paint from scratch, break it down, change opacity and viscosity, adjust  chromatic properties, or alter surface qualities as I feel needed. Various types of paint mixtures are layered over time, only to be smeared, scraped, and sanded, charging the
work with a visceral energy that refers back to the physicality of process and the body. The process of covering and erasing these layers I have built up creates a back-and- forth of additive and subtractive, an accumulation and a diminishing. My current paintings revolve around the notion of creating space, particularly through abstraction from a queer perspective with a playful awkwardness. These self-contained worlds are made up of repeating stripes, gradated forms, twisted squiggles, and organic shapes. Skewed geometry with hard edges flirt with expressive grounds and fields of color, creating an ambiguous space that is dizzying, strange, and dynamic. The quirky geometry and irregularity of patterns allow for vulnerable and imperfect moments, and are equally about sameness as they are about difference. The work, both as physical objects and as windows into an illusionistic world, suggests a transfer between states— erratic and ever-evolving." 
Cat Gunn is an artist living and working in Baltimore who identifies as non-binary transgender and queer. They create abstract paintings with layers of oil paints and mediums built up over time, using a variety of techniques to manipulate the alchemy of the paint. Gunn has recently exhibited work at Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, MD, Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, MD, Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, 40 West Arts Gallery in Lakewood, CO, and Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA among others.Gunn received a BFA in Painting from Towson University.

Hanover Street Gallery: Reframing Pathways

Unveiling: Thursday, July 4th | 1pm - Midnight

On View: July 2019 - January 2019

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to partner with the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBG), the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI), Fusion Partnerships and Weller Development to curate the newly established “Hanover Street Gallery: Reframing Pathways”, an outdoor gallery space on the Hanover Street Bridge façade. MAP has carefully curated 24 works of art created by a diverse group of living artists with artworks primarily centered around abstraction, expressionism, and pattern & design.

The Hanover Street Gallery will present replicated and enlarged original works of art printed on vinyl. Works will be printed up to 12 feet high. Tombstone information will be available for each artwork so that visitors will have access to referential information such as medium of original artwork and artists name. The Cherry Hill Side of the Bridge will use replicated painting detail from artist, Dirk Joseph for the 10 archway columns under the bridge. Hanover Gallery artists include: Ernest Shaw, Will Shanklin, Se Jong Co, Sarah Tilton, Ben Marcin (C. Grimaldis Gallery), Emily Uchytil, Katty Huertas, Elli HernandezAlfonso Fernandez (C. Grimaldis Gallery), Magnolia Laurie, Rene Trevino, Karl Connolly, Jenee Mateer, Minas Konsolas, Timothy J. Horjus, Amy Helminiak, Terence Hannum, Jowita Wyszomirska, Dirk Joseph, and Trace Miller (Goya Contemporary).

Please join us on Thursday, July 4th in celebrating the unveiling of "Hanover Street Gallery: Reframing Pathways" held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival. This free festival, in its third year, is expanding its vibrant, family friendly environment. Enjoy a day of local, regional and national music performances for all ages. Visit CherryHillFest.com for more details. A fireworks show will take place at 9:30pm. '


For more information please visit Baltimore4th.com



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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