Current Exhibition

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UNDER $500

Exhibition Opening: Friday, December 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM

On View: Friday, December 8 - Wednesday December 13, 2017

Tickets on sale now!

Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our fifth annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale this December! On Friday, December 8 at 7 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! Tickets include free admission to Spin & Sell: Print Bazaar in the MAP Underground that evening.

Featured artists include:

Maryamm Abdullah, Rachel Bone, Elizabeth Burin, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Vincent Carney, Courtney Cooper, Bonnie Crawford, Emily Dierkes, Sutton Demlong, Grace Dobrow, Teresa Duggan, Alex Ebstein, Alexis Gomez, Jeffrey Heft, Sireen Jawdat, Giulia Livi, Carmen Martini, Sinem Oren, Jennifer Pizzillo, Steve Silberg, Kyle Tata, Sarah Tilton, Emily Uchytil, Anna Watson, Alli Woodhouse, and Tanya Ziniewicz.

Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons and general art enthusiasts at the event with an open wine and beer bar, along with light tastings with a holiday twist.

MAP will also be collecting new toys and books in partnership with Hello Nigeria, the evening of UNDER $500.  These toys will be donated to the SKY Foundation (Springland Kids & Youth Foundation) in Nigeria, and Children's Hospital D.C., Dr. Bears Closet.  *Note, only new toys will be accepted.

Tickets are $25 presale and $30 at the door. Purchase tickets here - available through MissionTix!

Upcoming Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Scott Pennington | Two Minute Joys

Scott Pennington | Two Minute Joys

On View: January 18 - March 10, 2018

Opening Reception: January 18, 2017 | 6 - 9 pm

Scott Pennington is a Maryland born artist specializing in large-scale participatory installation and sculptural assemblage works. Drawing upon his background as a furniture and cabinet maker, Pennington utilizes woodworking and construction techniques to create colorful, detailed works of art that engage varied audiences and invigorate public spaces. Pennington’s work suggests a tangible, yet illusory reality that examines labor, consumer culture and the pursuit of simple pleasures and the construction of nostalgic human connections both genuine and fictitious.

"Growing up in a small Maryland town, the traveling carnival that came for a single week every summer was a welcome distraction for many families including my own. We would anticipate the sounds, sights, and smells of this miraculous event all year, attending the annual spectacle with an almost spiritual devotion. The social space that the gathering of rides, games, and attractions creates is a comforting yet surreal landscape that seems to strike at our innermost desires to be transported from normality." - Pennington

Pennington’s work has been featured in public arts festivals across the country. Notable exhibitions include Artscape in Baltimore, Maryland (2008, 2010 and 2014), The Scottsdale Arts Festival in Arizona (2013), Parking Day in Arlington, Virginia, as well as the inaugural Light City Baltimore (2016). Pennington has also worked in partnership with numerous arts organizations for public or alternative space projects including Art on the Artbus in Arlington, VA, and with Napoleon Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Out of Order

Maryland Art Place's Annual Spring Benefit, Silent Auction and Party!

SAVE THE DATE for Out of Order (OOO) on Friday, April 13, 2018!  View and bid on works from hundreds of regional artists.  More information, including OOO install day, coming soon!


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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