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2019 Exhibitions

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Baker Art Awards 10 Year Retrospective

Maryland Art Place to host a 10 year retrospective of Baker Artist Awardees

Baker Artist Awards: 10 Years of Excellence

On View: May 10 | June 15, 2019

Opening Reception:  Friday, May 10 | 6pm9pm

In partnership with the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland Art Place celebrates 10 years of the Baker Artist Awards with a new exhibition featuring over 30 recipients of the Mary Sawyers Baker and Mary Sawyers Imboden Prizes


Since 2008, the Baker Artist Awards have recognized over 100 artists in the Baltimore region and awarded over $900,000 in prize money to artists working in all disciplines who exemplify excellence in three areas: Mastery of Craft, Depth of Artistic Exploration and a Unique Vision.


Participating Artists: Susan Alcorn, Theo Anthony, Chris Bathgate, Abraham Burickson, Audrey Chen, Richard Cleaver, Brent Crothers, Elizabeth Dickinson, Sara Dittrich, Eric Dyer, Lafayette Gilchrist, Jen Grow, Carl Grubbs,  Alexander Heilner, Gary Kachadourian, David Knopp, Jonathan Latiano, Naoko Maeshiba, Dora Malech, Todd Marcus, David Marion, Peter Minkler, Lynne Parks, Wendel Patrick, John RuppertJoyce J. ScottHadieh ShafieDariusz SkoraczewskiLisi Stoessel , and Karen Yasinsky.

Each year, Baker Artist Awardees are selected by a private jury from up to 1000 artists who create a portfolio on the Baker Artist Portfolios website, which was created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community. The online portfolios are open to artists working in all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties. The portfolios expose area artists' work to regional, national and international audiences. The site has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of art lovers, critics, gallery owners, academics, and leaders in creative business in nearly every country around the globe.


To learn more, or view all of the Baker portfolios, please visit  


Timothy J. Horjus // Hotel Indigo

Timothy J. Horjus

On View: May 21, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Opening Reception: June 6, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Hotel Indigo's Four Year Anniversary Celebration: June 6, 2019 | 4pm - 7pm

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

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo as we celebrate the opening reception of Timothy J. Horjus  and Hotel Indigo’s Four Year Anniversary.

Hotel Indigo’s Four Year Anniversary will be held from 4-7 pm on Thursday, June 6 with Timothy J. Horjus's reception to follow from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Enjoy live music & refreshments provided by Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats.

About the Artist:

Timothy J. Horjus earned his B.A. in Art Education in 2000 from Trinity Christian College. After teaching art in South Bend Indiana, Horjus sought out an area with a strong arts community as it had become imperative to his art practice and his sanity.

Horjus moved to Baltimore, MD in 2004 to earn a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art. In the following years Horjus built a Baltimore studio, taught art at an alternative high school, and received his M.F.A. from the University of Maryland College Park in 2010.

Additionally, Horjus owns C&H Restoration and Renovation, a historic restoration company focused on the marriage of contemporary uses and needs with the character and craftsmanship of historic baltimore row-homes.

Horjus as shown nationally, from Chicago to the Art Hamptons Art Fair, and locally in the Baltimore/D.C. area. Horjus continues to live and make art in Baltimore

We hope you will join us on Thursday, June 6 in celebrating Timothy J. Horjus and Hotel Indigo. 

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






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 for more details. A fireworks show will take place at 9:30pm. '


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Andrew Gray // Hotel Indigo

On View | July 20, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 24 | 6 -8pm

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

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo as we celebrate the opening reception of paintings by artist, Andrew Gray.

Enjoy live music and refreshments provided by Poets Mondern cocktails and Eats.

About the Artist:

Andrew Gray is a painter and designer continuing his practices in Baltimore, Maryland. After receiving his BFA in Fine Arts and working two years in the professional field of design, he now merges both experiences to create a unique visual language for his personal work. His personal work lightly touches on concepts inspired by his very diverse upbringing as an African-American child.

To learn more about the artist visit:

We hope to see you Wednesday, July 24  from 6-8pm for the opening reception.

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

Saloni Shah // Hotel Indigo

Saloni Shah 

On View:
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - Saturday, November 16, 2019

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

About the Artist:

Born in Mumbai, Shah grew up surrounded by beautiful textiles, traditional folk art, and vibrant street art. This zeal for detailed and bold art persisted as she shifted to the UK and later to the US. Shah's artwork serves as a reflection of her experience and aims to introduce narratives from one place to another. Shah's international perspective honed her appreciation and elevated the importance of sharing culture from a perspective that is removed from stereotypes. Shah's work focuses on depicting culture in a respectful manner that expresses contemporary perspectives which contrasts from the farfetched labels.


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


Emma Childs // Hotel Indigo

Emma Childs

On View: November 5, 2018 - January 19, 2019

Opening Reception: November 28th, 2018 | 6pm - 8pm

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

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present its last exhibition of the year at Hotel Indigo by introducing new works by Baltimore based emerging artist, Emma Childs! As an abstract painter, Emma is known for re-interpreting the boundaries of the traditional canvas. Six of Child’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats.

“In my current body of work, I use my personal experiences with unique relationships to evaluate and explore human connections, interactions and emotion, as well as how we exist within spaces through painting,” states Childs. She creates geometric wooden structures as the basis for her paintings, choosing simple, amorphous shapes and bold colors in her work. Her goal is to create paintings that spark an emotional response by the viewer.

“Transforming experiences and emotions into a language of simplified form, color, edge, and paint applications has allowed me to simplify what is actually complicated interconnected metaphors about relationships and the world we build around us,” states Childs.

Emma Childs was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where she lives and works today. She recently graduated from MICA with a bachelor’s degree in general fine arts. Throughout her time at MICA, she was featured in multiple on-campus exhibitions. Childs has been featured in several group exhibitions in the Washington DC/Baltimore area as well as New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters

Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters

Presented by Maryland Art Place and Area 405 in partnership with Bruun Studios

On View: January 17 - March 10, 2019

A project of artist and curator Peter Bruun, Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters marvels at love in all its poignant mystery, surprise, and messiness. Anchored by hundreds of drawings by Bruun inspired by actual love letters, the two-site exhibition is organized around eight themes and features events for each, offering heart-opening performances, inspirational stories, communal sharing, and artistic uplift.  The exhibition includes art by Atsuko Chirikjian, Loring Cornish, Pat Dennis, Phylicia Ghee, Ken Royster, Ernest Shaw, Piper Shepard, and Exsul Van Helden. 

MAP's expansive space lends itself to the display of hundreds of drawings organized around four of Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letter's eight themes: "Forever Family," "Cupid's Arrow," "Wild Horses," and "Love Thy Self."

Exhibition Programs:

All events feature light fare provided courtesy of The Classic Catering People. Programs for the remaining four themes will take place at Area 405. For more information, visit

Peter Bruun creates abstract figurative art in service of humanistic and civic-minded cultural experiences. Visit Bruun Studios for more information.

Thank you to Baltimore magazine, our exclusive media partner.

Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters is made possible by support from Heather and Peter Austin, the Nancy Patz Reading Fund, and Lindy Lord Family Fund, and multiple other individual donors. Thank you to Val Albee, Harriet Dopkin and Steve Montgomery, Peggy Kolodney, and Adrianna and Ryan Moore for hosting house parties in support of the exhibition. Thank you to our event sponsors: Steve Salny, Powell Recovery Center, and The Youth Resiliency Institute, and The Classic Catering People for a steep discount on light fare.  Special thanks to the hundreds who invited artist Peter Bruun to make drawings inspired by their love letters.

Out of Order 2019


Maryland Art Place (MAP) eagerly anticipates the return of its 22nd Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, Out of Order (OOO) on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 7’oclock in the evening. The iconic fundraiser will take place at 218 West Saratoga Street located in the Bromo Arts District on Baltimore’s west side. One of the most celebrated annual events among the Baltimore arts community, Out of Order (OOO) is a one-night-only opportunity for collectors to acquire contemporary art at unbelievably low silent auction prices.

This years theme for OOO is  Numerology!  Put on your cocktail attire and join the celebration in support of local & regional artists. 22 is a master number and expands on creative possibilities! To highlight these creative possibilities, Clairvoyant Lady will be doing everything from palm to tarot and psychic readings. 

Aran Keating, Aka DJ Ridiculous, will be DJ'ing the main event, while Chaunter & Spooled UP  will be performing at the after party in the Cabaret from 10pm to Midnight!

Pixilated Photo Booth is coming and  Drag Queens, Bambi Galore and Whimsy Thrift will be back as well, handing out fortune cookies! And don't forget to visit Out of Order's open bar sponsored by Union Craft Brewing.

Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door and include light tastings and an open bar  All tickets include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP's accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition in the 2nd floor Members Gallery.  Parents/guardians of KIDOOO may attend at a discounted price of $25 presale and $30 at the door. Arrow Parking will be providing free parking for OOO guests at the Arrow Lot across the street from Maryland Art Place on Saratoga Street.  Purchase your tickets today on MissionTix!

Questions? Come to the Artist Information Workshop on Saturday, March 23rd from 1 - 3pm. 

About Out of Order:

By covering the walls from floor to ceiling, Out of Order provides a salon-style display space for hundreds of artists to hang their work wherever they please. OOO plays host to a variety of artists and professionals practicing in the visual arts and is a great opportunity for students and emerging artists to get their feet wet in Baltimore’s creative sector.  

MAP is happy to continue 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, extending MAP's services to students in elementary, middle and high school level art classes.  

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, visit:

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

Ina Helrich // Hotel Indigo

On View: January 24, 2019 - April 15, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 6pm - 8pm

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

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to present its first exhibition of the year at Hotel Indigo, featuring the works of recently deceased, Baltimore based artist, Ina Claire Helrich. Join us, in partnership with Alex Cooper Auctioneers, in celebrating Ina Helrich's life.

Ina Helrich was known as a prolific Baltimore painter and printmaker who exhibited her work in over 60 juried shows and 14 solo exhibits throughout her lifetime. She graduated from the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and later studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where a scholarship fund was established in her name. Kornblatt Gallery, the Baltimore Museum of Art Sales and Rental Gallery, and C. Grimaldis Gallery represented Helrich locally.

Helrich was active in the art community as a past president of the Maryland Chapter of Artists Equity Association and founded the Maryland Artists Equity Foundation in 1984. Additionally, she was involved in the Baltimore Arts Festival Planning Committee, the Art Committee of the Jewish Community Center, and Artscape. Helrich dedicated her life to supporting the work of Maryland artists.

Alex Cooper Auctioneers will be auctioning Helrich's complete body of work as part of their Alex Cooper Art Select Auction program. The auction will be held online beginning April 17 through April 26. Catch a sneak peek of the collection up for auction at Hotel Indigo at the opening reception!

To visit Alex Cooper Auctioneers site, click here

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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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