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Exhibitions

 

2018 Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

KIDOOO

Calling all Elementary, Middle School and High School level artists!

MAP is happy to introduce 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, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle and high school level arts classes.  

The opening of KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual Out of Order on April 13, 2018.

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day of KIDOOO.  The open installation day for KIDOOO will take place on Saturday April 7, 2017 from 11am - 4pm. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages six-sixteen. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's new 2nd floor Member Gallery @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District!

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang.  (size requirement is 24" x 24")
  • Registration is free
  • All works must be priced to sell and will be silently auctioned Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7 - 10pm

OOO 2018 EVENT COMMITTEE: Scott Burkholder, Elizabeth Burger, Chris Janian, Tace Joelle-Loeb, Carlyn Thomas, Ginny Lawhorn, Grace DeWitt, Elisabeth Durham, Amin Herati

We hope to see you there!

Art on the Fly: Individual Artist Awards Visual Arts Exhibition

Art on the Fly: Individual Artist Awards Visual Arts Exhibition

On View: February 15 - June 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 6-8pm

Maryland State Arts Council | 175 W Ostend Street | Free & Open to the Public

Curated by Maryland Art Place for the Maryland State Arts Council, the exhibit features 24 works by ten Individual Artist Awardees.  Featured artists include Anna Fine Foer, Tyler Farinholt, Erin Fitzpatrick, Mirlande Jean-Giles, Magnolia Laurie, Matthew McLaughlin, Jackie Milad, William Richardson, Jann Rosen-Queralt, and Curtis Woody. Stop by the Maryland State Arts Council from 9 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday to view this incredible work!

Out of Order 2018

Join us for Out of Order, MAP's 21st Annual Spring Benefit, Silent Auction and Party!  Out of Order will take place Friday, April 13, 2018, from 7-10pm. View and bid on works from over 250 regional artists - from emerging and student artists to established professionals.

By covering the walls from floor to ceiling, Out of Order provides an opportunity for artists to hang their work in a salon-style exhibition.  OOO is a unique way to get involved with Baltimore’s growing art scene while supporting one of Baltimore’s most established contemporary arts organizations.  Proceeds from art sales are split equally between MAP and the artist.  Revenue generated at Out of Order directly supports MAP’s programs, exhibitions and opportunities; furthering MAP’s mission to support emerging and mid-career artists and professionals throughout the year.

This year Out of Order is headed to the CASINO!  Feeling lucky? Put on your cocktail attire and join the celebration in support of local & regional artists. Out of Order will be hosted by the fabulous Bambi Galore, and music will be provided by DJ Alexander Jarman. Stick around for the OOO after party, featuring the soulful sounds of Joy Postell!  Costumes are encouraged and awarded - dress to impress! MAP will be hosting a celebrity look-alike costume contest hosted by Bambi Galore! A special gift basket provided by Mouth Party Caramels will be awarded to the winner of the costume competition. MAP's photobooth will be ready to snap pictures of your fabulous ensemble throughout the evening! 

Visit Out of Order's open wine and beer bar sponsored by VOGA and Union Craft Brewing and try a specialty cocktail provided by Sticky Rice!  La Cuchara will be providing an array of small bites for the evening by Chef Ben Lefenfeld, with sweet treats provided by Insomnia Cookies.

Tickts are $40 presale and $45 at the door. All tickets include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP's accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition in the 2nd floor Members Gallery.  

Interested in contributing to OOO? Consider an OOO sponsorship starting at $250. Connect with Amy Cavanaugh Royce: 410.962.8565 or amy@mdartplace.org

MAP is pleased to offer an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a local charity. Participating artists may donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR).  To learn more: www.artconnection.org

OOO 2018 EVENT COMMITTEE: Scott Burkholder, Elizabeth Burger, Tace Joelle-Loeb, Carlyn Thomas, Ginny Lawhorn, Grace DeWitt, Elisabeth Durham, Amin Herati

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.

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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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