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Mining the Crowd

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KICKSTARTER, INDIEGOGO: A SOURCE FOR FINE ART

Can a Curator Crowdfund a Crowdsourced Exhibition of Crowdfunding Rewards?  

Baltimore, MD – “Mining the Crowd” plans to launch its 30-day make-or-break fundraising campaign on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 as the sole financial source for a Kickstarter & Indiegogo based art exhibition.  Fiscal sponsorship for this project will be provided by Maryland Art Place (MAP), allowing donations to the crowdfunding campaign to be partially tax deductible.  The culminating exhibition is scheduled for early 2015 at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art).  

Since its inception, Kickstarter reports that its patrons have pledged more than $300 million to successful visual and performing arts projects.  Artists, tired of stagnation as they wait for grants and gallery representation, have turned to crowdfunding as a means to finance their artistic endeavors and supplement traditional funding. In doing so, these creatives have built a community of supporters who are rewarded with tangible “perks” and unique experiences.  

“Mining the Crowd”, a crowdfunded and crowdsourced project and exhibition, will present materials from artists actively engaged on websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. By building a community of supporters, the curatorial team - Steven H Silberg, Nia Burks, Peter Hayes, Nate Larson, & Erin Zerbe, will explore the crowdfunding model and all of its pitfalls as a means to create an exhibition.  This 15-month project will intentionally receive no direct financial support from the host gallery thereby relying entirely on crowdfunding.   

Through this project, social media, and the exhibition, the curatorial team aims to educate artists and facilitate critical discourse about the challenges to financially supporting one’s artistic practice. Once completed in early 2015, the exhibition and additional programming will be presented at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries located in the Graduate Studio Center in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District. All members of the curatorial team have a direct connection to MICA - Silberg (MFA 2004), Burks (MA 2006), Hayes (MFA 2005), Larson (MICA Photography Faculty), and Erin Zerbe (MFA 2011).  

Steven H Silberg is artist and emerging curator whose practice is based in exploring and presenting processes and pedagogy.  Living and working in Catonsville, MD, his art has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues ranging from Baltimore’s ArtScape and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts to Orange Coast College in?California and the Third Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and? Symposium. Silberg was selected as the Winner of the Washington Post's 2010 Real Art DC competition and selected as a 2012 Semi-Finalist for the Bethesda Trawick Prize.  

Nia Burks is a new media artist who investigates digital sincerity, alienation, and human-computer interaction. Her work is created by appropriating content from YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and other UGC sites, editing said content into works that shift the intent of the original intention, thus calling into question the potential for a new viewer role. Nia's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, most notably, Art Basel Miami PooL Art Fair, Berlin Art Week, Das Weekend Transmediale, Loop Art Fair Barcelona, and Rhizome at the New Museum. She currently has gallery representation at Art Claims Impulse Gallery in Berlin. Burks received her BFA in Sculpture from VCU, her MA in Digital Arts from MICA and her MFA in Photo/Film from VCU.  

Peter Hayes is an independent curator, artist, and advocate for the arts. Currently, he works in silicon valley, curates an online art gallery (pivotartgallery.com) and lives in Oakland, CA. He is deeply interested in the history of art (photography specifically) and how it relates to the history of our culture as a whole.  

Nate Larson is a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artist books and digital video. His projects have been widely shown across the US and internationally as well as featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including Wired Magazine, The Picture Show from NPR, Hyperallergic, Gizmodo, Vice Magazine, the New York Times, Utne Reader, Hotshoe Magazine, Flavorwire, the BBC News Viewfinder, Frieze Magazine, the British Journal of Photography, Marketplace Tech Report, The Washington Post, and Art Papers. His artwork is included in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Cleveland Institute of Arts, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago. He holds a full-time academic appointment in the photography department at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and will chair the 2014 national conference of the Society for Photographic Education.  

Erin Zerbe is a multimedia artist working in video, photography, performance, and new media. Her work specializes in human interactions and relationships with the body, tackling issues of body image, gender, and cultural perceptions of fatness. Zerbe’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally alongside artists such as Yoko Ono and Paul Caponigro. Her exhibition record includes a variety of notable venues such as the Dublin Biennial 2012, Cutting Edge: Master’s of Contemporary Art exhibition in Florence, Italy, Gallery 175 in Seoul, South Korea, Biennale de Palermo, School 33 Art Center, and the (e)merge Art Fair 2012 in Washington DC. Zerbe received her BFA in Kinetic Imaging from VCU in 2006 and her MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from MICA in 2011. Currently Zerbe holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Art at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI where she is in charge of the Photography and Digital Media concentration.  

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. www.mdartplace.org  

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 48 states and 61 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.  

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For more information about “Mining the Crowd” or to arrange interviews with any of the curators, please contact Steven H Silberg at 410-608-3630 or steve@shsarts.com. Additional information about this project, including a link to the crowdfunding campaign can be found at miningthecrowd.org

MAP ANNOUNCES “ART STARS” FOR FALL BENEFIT

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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES SELECTED “ART STARS” FOR FALL BENEFIT AT THE NEW THAMES STREET WHARF BUILDING @ HARBOR POINT

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 6:00pm Cocktails | 7:00pm Dinner & Program

Thursday, October 24 – Baltimore, MD: Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce the participating artists of its 2013 Annual Fall Benefit, the Starlight Dinner - highlighting technology and innovation in contemporary art. The dinner will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 6 o’clock in the evening at the beautiful Thames Street Wharf building, located at Harbor Point courtesy Beatty Development.

The Starlight Dinner will feature the work of 15 “Art Stars.” These individuals were selected by MAP’s Program Advisory Committee, Benefit Committee and Staff based on one of two criteria; their relationship and history with MAP and/or their work that directly correlates with the use of technological methods and innovative ideology.  Artists’ Mina Cheon and Hasan Elahi have been invited as MAP’s special guests. Both artists produced solo exhibitions at MAP (Cheon in 12’ and Elahi in 13’) with critical acclaim and will be speaking the night of the dinner about their work and connection with MAP.

Collectively there are ten site-specific installations being presented through this benefit event in addition to special performances and a ‘Mistress of Ceremonies.’  MAP’s Art Stars are:

Benjamin Andrew is an artist and writer currently based in Baltimore. His work uses fiction and narrative in media as diverse as comic books and participatory performance. He will attend the Starlight Dinner as a member of the fictional time-traveling group the Chronoecology Corps. His character will use narrative storytelling as an activist strategy to bring participants into the creative process.

Kelley Bell is an animator, graphic designer, and educator who is often willing to make mistakes and other interesting experiments. Her work combines performance, graphic design, and a multitude of other art forms and has appeared in and literally on Baltimore City, on the street as public projections and in gallery spaces. For the Starlight Dinner Bell will create a “Starlight Bar” including unique projections of constellations in the zodiac.

Amy Boone-McCreesh moved to Baltimore in 2008 to attend Towson University for an MFA in Studio Arts. She currently teaches at the college level and exhibits her work locally and nationally. She is interested in creating work that takes aesthetic cues from international displays of ceremony, design, and decoration. For the Starlight Dinner she has created one-of-a-kind centerpieces for each table.

Stephen Bradley’s artwork draws inspiration from intricate spaces in urban settings, focusing on the relationships of the residents, transients and lost inhabitants of place.  His work has been shown nationally and internationally. Bradley teaches at UMBC, Visual Arts, and currently directs the IMDA MFA program and recently exhibited his project Mapping Baybrook at Maryland Art Place.

Amanda Burnham makes drawings and drawing installations, which record her explorations and encounters with cities. Her work has been shown widely throughout the United States and abroad, and was recently selected by Maryland Art Place to participate in MAP’s 2013 IMPACT program at Towson Town Center in Baltimore County.

Mina Cheon is a Korean American new media artist, scholar and educator. As an artist, Cheon has exhibited internationally what she calls “Polipop” (Political Pop Art), work that includes paintings, installation, performance, video, and new media. Cheon is currently working on a political pop art campaign to promote Korean reunification and global peace, and has assumed a North Korean artistic persona Kim Il Soon, who is a social realist artist, lieutenant commander, scholar, farmer, devout citizen, and a mother of two.

Adam Scott Cook’s sculptures focus on the conversation between art and architecture. His work is articulated through his sculptures and designs using a wide range of materials. Cook will present three pieces incorporating Augmented Reality at the Starlight Dinner, which will immerse the audience in an interactive digital experience.

Hasan Elahi is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland where he is Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity in the Honors College. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. Elahi recently presented a solo exhibition at Maryland Art Place entitled Thousand Little Brothers and will be exhibiting a piece of artwork from his solo show at the Starlight Dinner.

Gary Kachadourian will install a Xerox copy Unisex Public Bathroom at the Starlight Dinner. Kachadourian creates his work using scale drawings of objects, surfaces, and locations that exist in the public or personal space that he regularly interacts with. Each selected object, surface, or location is measured, photographed, and drawn to scale in pen or pencil on 8 ½ x 11-inch paper.

Jonathan Latiano lives and works in Baltimore and teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art and at The Corcoran College of Art and Design. Jonathan is interested in the natural sciences, which have become the launching point for the majority of his projects. As an installation sculptor he is interested in where elements are physically and metaphorically beginning and ending. For the Starlight Dinner he has teamed up with chef David Brooks from Chef’s Expressions to create a cake reminiscent of his installation in MAP’s 2012 Young Blood exhibition.

Brandon Morse has been teaching at the University of Maryland, College Park since 2000. He received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and his MFA in Art & Technology from The Ohio State University. He has exhibited his work in digital video and sound installation nationally and internationally and will be presenting a dual projection for the Starlight Dinner.

John Ruppert is exhibiting two pieces from his NASA Reflection Series at the Starlight Dinner. This work is based on 3D files of celestial objects created by the National Aviation and Space Administration. He directed the rendering and manipulation of the files in the virtual world of the computer and then printed the sculptures with a 3D rapid prototype machine. Working in the “virtual world” makes it possible for Ruppert to try to make sense of the materials and forces beyond our direct experiences.

Nathan Danilowicz’s practice embarks at the intersection of art and mysticism. It is an exploration of high and low culture, the occult, and alternate realities – how mortality compliments growth and is made tactile in works that pull references from minimalism, sci-fi shamanism, and ritual. His piece Quaternities was selected for MAP’s 2013 IMPRINT program and will be available for sale at the Starlight Dinner.  

Socially Engaged Arts Kollective (SEAK): Participating members Daniel Givens, Sophia Mak, Victor Torres, Alex D’Agostino and Sheila Gaskins will engage Starlight Dinner guests in a variety of performances and interactive installations, including the “Touch Room” an interactive work that explores the polarizing affect technology has on human beings in society. Touch and be touched.

MAP’s Fall Benefit provides crucial revenue for year-round programming and operations. Connecting artists with communities for 32 years, MAP is a Baltimore-based nonprofit contemporary art organization that energizes the region’s cultural environment. MAP is selling limited tickets to the Starlight Dinner through MissionTix.com.  Sponsorships are also available, starting from $1,000 – up. For more information about the Starlight Dinner, connect with Emily Sollenberger at 410.962.8565 | emily@mdartplace.org or visit www.mdarplace.org.


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Under $500

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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES AFFORDABLE ART SALE THIS DECEMBER

Friday, December 13, 7PM – 10PM: Ticketed Event  

Saturday, December 14, 11AM - 4PM: Free & Open to the Public

Friday, October 11 – Baltimore, MD: Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to announce its affordable art sale UNDER $500, launching on Friday, December 13 at 7 o’clock in the evening at its galleries located within the Power Plant Live! complex. UNDER $500 is a new fundraising event intended to promote and encourage the purchase of original artwork. The event will feature the work of regional artists. All artwork will be sold at a retail price point of $500 or less, with proceeds split equally between MAP and the artists. Each piece of art in the sale will be accompanied by an artist profile overview in an effort to better connect the patron with the life and work of the exhibiting artist.

With a pre-sale ticket price of $40 ($50 the day of the opening event), guests can expect to mingle with the artists, collectors, patrons and general art enthusiasts. The ticket price also includes an open bar, light fare, and a special performance by Gilman School’s Traveling Men.

Todd Harvey, the UNDER $500 committee chair explains “connecting artists with the art loving public is central to MAP's mission. Through the introduction of the UNDER $500 show this December, we are not only further igniting that relationship but doing so in the most approachable, entertaining and affordable way. Our hope is that the artwork in UNDER $500 allows existing collections to flourish and new collections to bud... and that some truly original gifts will be given this holiday as a result.”

Can’t make it to the Friday night event? Stop into MAP the next day, Saturday, December 14 between 11am and 4p to view and purchase the remaining works for sale. This day requires no ticket and is free and open to the public.

Confirmed artists include: Michel Anderson, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Matt Bovie, Laure Drogoul, Jill Fannon, JM Giordano, Jason Hoylman, Chandi Kelley, Nate Larson, Andrew Liang, Kim Llerena, Matthew Mann, Matt Muirhead, Jascha Owens, Dan Perkins, Christopher Saah, Barry Schmetter, Regina Tumasella, James Von Minor, Liz Wade. Additional artists will be added to the roster by late October.  Patrons and guests should expect a wide range of works.

The UNDER $500 art sale will provide revenue for year-round programming and operations. Connecting artists with communities for 32 years, MAP is a Baltimore-based nonprofit contemporary art organization that energizes the region’s cultural environment. MAP is selling presale tickets for $40 through MissionTix.com.  Sponsorships are also available, starting from $250 – up. For more information about the UNDER $500 event, connect with Emily Sollenberger at 410.962.8565 | emily@mdartplace.org or visit www.mdarplace.org.

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Starlight Dinner

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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES FALL BENEFIT AT THE NEW THAMES STREET WHARF BUILDING @ HARBOR POINT

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 6:00pm Cocktails | 7:00pm Dinner & Program

Thursday, September 5 – Baltimore, MD: Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its Annual Fall Benefit, the Starlight Dinner, highlighting technology and innovation in contemporary art. The dinner will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 6 o’clock in the evening at the beautiful Thames Street Wharf building, located at Harbor Point courtesy Beatty Development.

The Starlight Dinner includes an evening of artistic luminaries and inspired cuisine. MAP will enthusiastically feature the work of 15 significant “Art Stars,” who will be providing guests with an innovative, and most importantly, immersive artistic experience the evening of the event. Internationally acclaimed artists, Mina Cheon and Hasan Elahi will contribute testimonials on behalf of MAP. In addition, MAP will spotlight the critical role its Program Advisory Committee (PAC) plays in annual program initiatives.

Executive Director, Amy Royce states, “Every November MAP’s Board, Staff and Program Advisory Committee eagerly anticipate the fall benefit. This year is no different. MAP is steering in a new direction by taking the benefit off-site, into this amazing harbor front facility. The dinner itself will be unlike anything MAP has previously produced - with heavy emphasis on the artists we serve. It will be highly experiential and completely fresh.”

ART STARS INCLUDE: Mina Cheon, Hasan Elahi, Benjamin Andrew, Gary Kachadourian, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Brandon Morse, Socially Engaged Arts Kollective, Kelley Bell, Jonathan Latiano, Adam Scott Cook, Amanda Burnham, Stephen Bradley and Nathan Danilowicz.

Throughout the cocktail hour, guests will have an opportunity to mingle with the select artists, PAC members, and other art supporters while tasting a signature ‘Starlight’ cocktail and enjoying artist inspired hors d’oeuvres. This year, MAP’s Starlight Dinner will feature the creativity of Chef Jerry Edwards and his esteemed Chef’s Expressions team in partnership with not only MAP, but also the artists being honored in the event. It is MAP and Edwards’ goal to create a one-of-a-kind experience for the Starlight Dinner guests. Dishes will be inspired by MAP’s ‘Art Stars.’ MAP is thrilled to work with a company that is both charitable and willing to take interesting and innovative culinary risks.

MAP’s Fall Benefit provides crucial revenue for year-round programming and operations. Connecting artists with communities for 32 years, MAP is a Baltimore-based nonprofit contemporary art organization that energizes the region’s cultural environment. MAP is selling limited tickets to the Starlight Dinner through MissionTix.com.  Sponsorships are also available, starting from $1,000 – up. For more information about the Starlight Dinner, connect with Emily Sollenberger at 410.962.8565 | emily@mdartplace.org or visit www.mdarplace.org.

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HARBOR EAST PARTNERS WITH MAP FOR HOLIDAY ART EXHIBIT

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HARBOR EAST PARTNERS WITH MARYLAND ART PLACE FOR HOLIDAY ART EXHIBIT

MAP to Recruit Regional Artists to Design & Create
Holiday Window Installations for Harbor East Merchants

BALTIMORE, MD (August 22, 2013) – Harbor East Management Group and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are excited to announce their collaboration today on a public art initiative for the 2013 holiday season. Window Wonderland: A Holiday Arts Exhibit will pair regional artists with Harbor East merchants to design, create and install festive holiday window displays within the Harbor East neighborhood.

In partnership with Harbor East, MAP will oversee artist outreach and recruitment for the initiative and will be distributing a “Call for Artists” within the art community in early September. The visual arts organization will also play an active role in vetting and selecting the final designs. Harbor East’s Window Wonderland is an extension of MAP’s IMPACT project, utilizing public spaces as an avenue for increased visibility and exposure to contemporary arts and artists.

The exhibit will be on display in Harbor East from November 29, 2013 through January 3, 2014, with a “Best in Show” installation to be announced at a formal unveiling event the evening of Thursday, December 6, 2013. The winning artist or artist collective, selected by a jury from the local arts and media community, will receive a $1,000 cash prize from Harbor East.

Approximately ten retail locations are expected to participate in Window Wonderland. Interested artists or artist collectives working in all media are welcome to apply.

For more information on the Window Wonderland storefront initiative visit www.mdartplace.org and click on "MAPortunities!”

About Harbor East: Harbor East is home to some of Baltimore’s best shopping, dining, entertainment, hotels and residences. Among its many eclectic attractions are fine dining establishments, vibrant and unique shops, a world-class fitness center, and a 7-screen art house theatre. Harbor East is also an inspiring place for business, providing a contemporary setting for world-class offices. www.harboreast.com

About MAP: 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. mdartplace.org

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Regional Juried Exhibition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2013

Regional Juried Exhibition
September 19 - October 26, 2013

Opening September 19, 2013
Reception from 6-8pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its first ever Regional Juried Exhibition on display from September 19 through October 26, 2013. The exhibition will explore the contemporary, cultural climate of Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania and was juried by Kristen Hileman.

Kristen Hileman is the Curator of Contemporary Art and Department Head at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). Hileman organized Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 (2011) and Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection (2009-10), the first full career museum retrospective of that artist’s work.  Hileman more recently oversaw a full reinstallation of the BMA’s contemporary collection in November 2012 for the museum’s newly renovated contemporary art wing.  At the time of the re-opening, the contemporary wing featured a major site-specific commission created by Sarah Oppenheimer and an exhibition of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s photography.

Artwork for the Regional Juried Exhibition was selected though an open call, which received submissions from over 200 artists. Hileman selected a diverse range of work for this exhibition, including artists: Chelsey Anderson, Selin Balci, Kyle J. Bauer, George Belcher, David Brown, Leo Hussey, Laura Judkis, Karen Klinedinst, Patrick Kluga, Tamar LaPierre, Janet Olney, Lynn Palewicz, Benjamin Piwowar, Ding Ren, Jacob Rhoads, Charles Sessoms, Nick Clifford Simko, George Smyth, Yambe Tam, Zachary Thornton, Chad Tyler, Alessandro Valente, Sylvie van Helden, Gabrielle Vitollo, Sarah Wegner, Jonathan West, Eileen Williams, and Jowita Wyszomirska.

Please join us for an opening reception on September 19 from 6-8pm.

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. mdartplace.org

IMPACT AT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2013

IMPACT AT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Work by Global Humanity Now (GHN)
Opens Thursday, August 29, 2013
5pm-7pm: Public Reception

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present IMPACT, a unique and site-specific public art program developed to extend contemporary art to communities in the greater Baltimore area. Each IMPACT project is developed with the partnering site in mind. MAP is partnering with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore (JCC) for the 2nd IMPACT project of 2013. The JCC has generously donated their courtyard as a venue for an outdoor installation.

A local artist collective, Global Humanity Now (GHN), has been selected for this summer’s IMPACT project. GHN is comprised of artists Remina Greenfield, Janina Anderson, Janet Hong and Gabriel Quick. Their artwork installation titled, Return, has been designed specifically for the JCC’s courtyard and is comprised of a woven fabric that will extend over the courtyard of the building, creating a pseudo canopy. In its entirety, Return relates to the concept of a “network,” and is intended to illustrate the dynamic relationship between individuals and the community they comprise. The title “Return” is derived from Leo Strauss’s essay Progress or Return (1952).

GHN is currently collecting donated materials to incorporate in their design. Suggested materials include: bed sheets, bedspreads, remnants, t-shirts and scraps of fabric. Drop off your fabric donations by August 11 in the MAP office or at the front lobby of the JCC located at 3506 Gwynbrook Ave, Owings Mills Maryland.

The installation will open August 29, 2013 with a public reception from 5-7pm.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore (JCC) promotes and strengthens Jewish life and values through communal programs and activities for individuals and family. The JCC aims to develop and maintain a Jewish community which endorses spirited environments, community values, diversity, individuality, and communal institutional exchange between professionals, volunteers and neighbors. The JCC of Greater Baltimore is a constituent agency of THE ASSOCIATED Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.  jcc.org

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. mdartplace.org

IMPACT at the JCC is proudly sponsored by PNC bank.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.

Curators’ Incubator 2014

Maryland Art Place announces:

The 2014 Curators’ Incubator Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: May 1 – June 14, 2014

Baltimore, MD – Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proud to announce a call for curators to participate in the Eleventh Annual Curators' Incubator Exhibition. This program was developed to provide a creative space for the Maryland region’s aspiring curators to develop and present their curatorial concepts.

Curators' proposals will be juried by MAP's Programming Advisory Committee (PAC) in September of 2013. Selected curators will be chosen to fully develop their proposals for an exhibition scheduled for May 1 – June 14, 2014. All participants must be available to participate in a gallery talk and attend a reception on May 1, 2014. MAP welcomes discussion with curators prior to the deadline to assist in developing strong proposals.

The call for entry requires curators to complete an online application form and submit a proposal, outlining the exhibition ideas and goals in a statement of intent, while including a short bio for each artist intended to be included in the exhibition. Curators may not include themselves in the exhibition. After the initial review of proposals, a small number of curators will be asked to advance to the second phase of the application process where they will be required to present their proposals to the PAC on September 21, 2013 at 11am.

If selected, curators will receive individual mentorship from the PAC and MAP staff as they work to develop their exhibitions for debut. MAP will also work with curators to strengthen their curatorial writing in preparation for publication in a program catalogue.

**Selected curators will be responsible for coordinating the delivery, installation and de-installation of artists’ work. They will also be responsible for unusual expenses regarding the installation and removal of their exhibitions. Selected curators must sign an agreement that the exhibition space will be returned to its original condition.

There is no fee to participate in the Curators’ Incubator program.

The deadline for submitting materials to be considered for the Eleventh Annual Curators’ Incubator Program is 5pm August 31, 2013. Materials should be submitted via email. Please visit our website and download the RFP for complete application instructions.

Questions? Call 410-962-8565 and speak to a staff member.

PROGRAM FOR YOUNG CREATIVES CONTINUES THIS SUMMER

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2013

THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30

PROGRAM FOR YOUNG CREATIVES CONTINUES THIS SUMMER AT MAP

In March 2013, Maryland Art Place launched a new speakers series program for young artists in Baltimore. THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 is a series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants use a diverse range of creative practices, including performance, community art, design, film, photography, sculpture and technology. Every month 3 artists convene to present their perspectives on current cultural trends and how that plays into their practice, use of media and outcomes.

MAP invites established artists and arts professionals to moderate each THIRTY event. Their role is to provide feedback for the participating artists and lead a Q&A season after each presentation. Guests David Page and Robert Salazar will moderate the June 12 event. David Page is a professional artist and professor at American University and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in DC. He is also a former member of MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC). Robert Salazar is faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art in the painting and foundation department.

On July 17 MAP welcomes PAC co-chair Laure Drogoul and Bonnie Jones to moderate the THIRTY event. Laure Drogoul is an interdisciplinary artist works in a wide range of media including large-scale public projects. Laure also directs The 14Karat Cabaret, a performance program of MAP that she founded in 1989. Bonnie Jones is a writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text. She is also a former member of the PAC and the Co-Founder of Techne, a non-profit arts organization introducing young women to electronic music, technology, and improvisation.

Upcoming talks will take place in the MAP galleries located at 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD.

All THIRTY sessions will begin at 6pm on the following Wednesdays:

June 12, 2013:
Jim Leach
Kyle Bauer
Michelle Dickson

July 17, 2013:
TT the Artist
Monica Lopez-Gonzalez
Aran Keating

August 7, 2013:
Jen Liu
Hannah Brancato
Hoesy Corona

Jim Leach
Jim Leach is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. In his practice he aims to include only the necessary elements, and these elements come from everyday life. By investigating his work one might be compelled to examine their beliefs, judgments and view of the world. 

Kyle Bauer
Kyle is a native of Southern Illinois. He graduated in 2007 with a BFA in Sculpture from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and in 2011 with an MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University. Kyle’s work is an exploration of both traditional and alternative ceramic processes that are realized within the context of mixed media sculpture. In August of 2011, Kyle moved to Baltimore to become an Artist in Residence at Baltimore Clayworks. He currently teaches classes covering a range of ceramic practices, while maintaining his studio practice and an active national exhibition record.

Michelle Dickson
Michelle Dickson was born and raised in Jacksonville, Fl. She received a BFA in drawing from the University of Florida in 2008 and an MFA in studio art from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2011. She currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD where she is a resident artist at School 33, a nonprofit arts organization in Baltimore.

TT The Artist
Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tedra Wilson discovered her fearless approach to performance as a high school student. She is a college-graduate from The Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA) with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a concentration in video. Tedra is now known as "TT The Artist and feels Baltimore has enabled her to test the waters and create a name for herself within the local indie-music scene.

Monica Lopez-Gonzalez
Monica Lopez-Gonzalez is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2010. Her current research focuses on the neural correlates of artistic creativity, with an emphasis on musical production.   She is a musician, having studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory and a photographer and filmmaker, having earned a Certificate of Art in Photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2009. She is also an adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory, and Maryland Institute College of Art.

Aran Keating
Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS) produces original, live rock operas in Baltimore. Aran Keating is Director, writer and collaborator for BROS. He has also worked on such projects as the hip-hop duo AK Slaughter, the Motown band The Motorettes, and running a DJ business.

Jen Liu
Jen Liu is an artist who enjoys working in many different mediums that includes and combines textile, video and electronics.  In her work, she is interested in the relationships that humans have with other humans and non-human objects.  Since graduating from MICA with a degree in Fiber in 2012, Jen Liu has been pursuing her interest in arts, technology and education.  She currently works for a non-profit that makes arts programming available at schools across Maryland and teaches workshops on puppetry, physical computing and engineering to kids in the Baltimore/DC area.

Hannah Brancato
Hannah Brancato is a curator and an artist. She received an MFA in Community Art from MICA in 2011. Brancato is currently organizing a series of actions and events to fight the culture of rape; working with the activist collective Greenpants to create large scale projected videos about hidden histories and injustices; coordinating a women's leadership project, Mother Made Baltimore; and teaching part time at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Hoesy Corona
Hoesy Corona is a multidisciplinary Artist living and working in Baltimore MD. He investigates the realms of performance, painting, installation and fibers. Having emigrated from rural Mexico at the age of six, he explores issues of alienation, separation and discrimination.

For more information about THIRTY please visit MAP’s website or contact Sofia Rutka at sofia@mdartplace.org.

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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Young Blood 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2013

Young Blood 2013: Work by recent MFA graduates

July 11 – September 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 6pm-8pm                                                            

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. Celebrating its 6th year, Young Blood will continue its tradition of exhibiting a diverse range of innovative, emerging artists.

Since 2008, Young Blood has provided a dynamic exhibition experience for over 45 artists and has served as a launching pad for the career of many of its exhibiting artists. The exhibition is curated by MAP’s Program Advisory Committee, which is comprised of artists, teachers, curators and other arts professionals, providing the graduates with connections that bridge academic training and the greater art world.

Young Blood 2013 showcases a variety of new projects that include: installation and performance by Benjamin Andrew (MICA), painting by George Belcher (MICA), prints by Jordan Bernier (Towson University), sculpture and painting by Seung-Beom Cho (MICA), video by Di Fang (MICA), painting by Jascha Owens (MICA), installation by Laura Payne (MICA), and jewelry based installation and video by Katja Toporski (Towson University).

Please join us Thursday, July 11, 2013, 6pm – 8pm for the opening reception.

Program Advisory Committee:

Joe Letourneau (Chairperson), Laure Drogoul (Co-chair), Briony Evans Hynson, Peggy Fox, Dawn Gavin, Jeffrey Kent, Nate Larson, Cara Ober, Paula Phillips, Ada Pinkston (Student Seat), Amy Eva Raehse, Alan Tapper, Stewart Watson, and Brian Young.

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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MAP Announces Calls for Entry!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2013

Maryland Art Place announces two new calls for entry!

Baltimore, MD- Maryland Art Place (MAP) is currently seeking applications for a Regional Juried Exhibition opening in September 2013 and IMPACT 2013 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore.

CALL FOR ENTRY: Regional Juried Exhibition

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists working in a diverse range of media for a Regional Juried Exhibition, opening September 19, 2013. The exhibition is intended to explore the contemporary, cultural climate of Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Submissions will initially be vetted by MAP’s Program Advisory Committee and juried by Kristen Hileman.

Kristen Hileman is the Curator of Contemporary Art and Department Head at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Hileman organized Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 (2011) and Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection (2009-10), the first full career museum retrospective of that artist’s work.  Hileman oversaw a full reinstallation of the BMA’s contemporary collection in November 2012 for the museum’s newly renovated wing for contemporary art.  At the time of the re-opening, the contemporary wing featured a major site-specific commission created by Sarah Oppenheimer and an exhibition of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s photography.

Prior to coming to Baltimore, Hileman was the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.  She was also adjunct faculty at George Washington University and the Corcoran College of Art and Design.  Before her appointment at the Hirshhorn, she was the curator of the Arlington Arts Center, where she organized exhibitions of work by artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Hileman received her M.A. in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park (2001) and her B.A. in International Studies from American University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa (1995).

View submission guidelines.

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 5, 2013 by 5pm

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: IMPACT 2013

SITE: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is now accepting applications for it’s 2nd IMPACT project of 2013. IMPACT is a new, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s programming to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site. MAP plans to sponsor roughly six IMPACT projects over the course of 2013 and 2014.

This summer, MAP is partnering with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore (JCC). The JCC is offering their courtyard for an artist or team of artists to create an original outdoor installation. The courtyard is roughly a 72’ x 47’ open space; a small area or the entire courtyard may be incorporated for this installation. Artists are welcome to propose work in any medium; however works must be sturdy enough to withstand the elements and may not block any of the doors or walkways. Both the gardens and cement patio area can be used. Tables and chairs can be moved to accommodate the design of the installation. Artists are encouraged to visit the courtyard prior to submission.

About the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore:

Mission:
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore promotes and strengthens Jewish life and values through communal programs and activities for individuals and families. The JCC of Greater Baltimore is a constituent agency of THE ASSOCIATED Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

Vision:
The JCC will develop, promote and maintain a Jewish neighborhood that strengthens and celebrates the Baltimore Jewish community by: Nurturing smaller communities within our JCC Neighborhood among Jews who visit our JCCs, live in the Baltimore community, and connect with us virtually; Maintaining that all Jews are bound together as a community and responsible for one another; Promoting inclusive, spirited environments that celebrate the diversity of our community and the uniqueness of every Jew, along with their family and friends; Establishing and enhancing mutually beneficial partnerships with Jewish and other communal institutions; and Enhancing the ability of JCC professionals and volunteer leaders to exemplify Jewish values in their daily interactions. Our JCC Neighborhood invites individuals to progress along their personal journey of Jewish identity and learn by connecting them with pathways filled with meaningful Jewish experiences

View submission guidelines.

Application Deadline: Saturday, June 15, 2013 by 5pm

 

Connecting artists with communities since 1981, Maryland Art Place (MAP) is a Baltimore-based nonprofit contemporary art center. MAP energizes the region’s cultural environment through dynamic exhibitions, interactive events, educational programs and public art projects.

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10th Anniversary Curators’ Incubator Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2013

Maryland Art Place (MAP) Celebrates its 10th Anniversary of its Curators’ Incubator Program with Oasis Places curated by Jeremy Stern

Exhibition Length: May 9 – June 22, 2013

Opening - Thursday, May 9, 2013: Gallery Talk 6:00 pm | Reception 7:00 pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary Curators’ Incubator, an annual program intended to provide a creative space for the Maryland region’s aspiring curators to develop and present their curatorial concepts. Curators' Incubator has been a platform for aspiring curators to develop and present their curatorial concepts. The program has served 145 individual curators and artists since it’s inception in 2002. Curators’ Incubator was conceived by former MAP Executive Director, Julie Cavnor, who will be honored the night of the opening on May 9th.

Over the past ten years, Curators’ Incubator has evolved into a formal and competitive program. Curators are selected through a two-phase application process. Detailed proposals are reviewed by members of MAP’s Program Advisory Committee, a voluntary committee comprised of respected local artists, writers and educators known as the “PAC”. Then, prospective curators are asked to make a presentation in front of the PAC before a final decision is made, ensuring the most compelling exhibition proposals and committed applicants are chosen.

MAP’s 10th Annual Exhibition Oasis Places is curated by Jeremy Stern, Associate Director at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore. Exhibiting artists include; Katherine Bennett (PA), Stephen Bradley & Nicole King (MD), K. David Fong (MD) and Neal McDonald (DC). Oasis Places is a viewer, participatory exhibition exploring a sense of ‘place’ through the use of technology, light, sound and anthropological practices and centers around the unique ways in which a work of art can create a sense of place, whether through contemplative reflection, or interactive, viewer-participatory involvement. The “oasis” that each artist provides in their work creates a place where viewers can meet, discuss, and interact, or individually contemplate to fully activate each piece. Oasis Places builds upon the curators’ interests as an artist and curator concerned with the misinterpretation of mapped spaces by designing an exhibition around the ephemeral conditions that help to define what might be considered a place versus a space.

Connecting artists with communities since 1981, Maryland Art Place (MAP) is a Baltimore-based nonprofit contemporary art center. MAP energizes the region’s cultural environment through dynamic exhibitions, interactive events, educational programs and public art projects. Information: mdartplace.org | 410 962 8565.

Press Inquiries contact: Sofia Rutka, Program Manager sofia@mdartplace.org OR Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Executive Director amy@mdartplace.org

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IMPRINT 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2013

Maryland Art Place Announces Winner of 2013 National IMPRINT Program, Nathan Danilowicz, (Los Angeles).

Maryland Art Place is pleased to announce its 2013 IMPRINT Artist, Nathan Danilowicz. IMPRINT is a national, annual program that was launched in 2012 as way to highlight one singular, specific contemporary artist annually that is excelling in their selected media through the sale of artist reproductions. Selected artists are promoted on the MAP website for one year, where inkjet prints are sold until the print edition ends. (Edition of 100).

In the programs inaugural year (2012), MAP worked with long- time Program Advisory Committee (PAC) member and Baltimore based photographer, Peggy Fox to test and launch the program. Danilowicz is the first IMPRINT Artist selected through MAP’s finalized jury process, which begins with a PAC review, narrowing the pool down to 3-4 candidates to be democratically and collectively decided upon by MAP’s Program Advisory Committee, Staff & Board of Trustees.

Danilowicz’s pen and ink piece is part of his Quaternities series, a body of work that includes over 1300, 3 X 3 inch, daily, geometric drawings that act as mandalas, which is Sanskrit for circle and signifies ritual and spiritual meaning for the artists. “It is from these essential works that all of my additional artworks, whether they be paintings, sculpture, or of another medium, stem.” says Danilowicz.

Danilowicz was born in 1980 in Pennsylvania and received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, and a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2002.  A MacDowell Colony Fellow (2009), he has exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include RAID Projects (2013), Latned Atsär in Los Angeles (2011), Crisp London/Los Angeles (2008 and 2009/2010) and the H. Lewis Gallery in Baltimore (2004). His numerous group exhibitions include shows the Hammer Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Cal State University’s Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Cirrus Gallery to name a few.

The sale of these prints will launch at MAP’s Annual Spring Benefit Out of Order, which will take place April 5, 2013 at 8pm. Any unsold reproductions in the edition will remain available for purchase and will be archived on the MAP website. The IMPRINT program aims to provide a more visible platform for emerging and mid career artists to actively sell their work to a broader audience. “Once and IMPRINT Artist, Always an IMPRINT Artist” – MAP looks forward to building its roster of IMPRINT artists up over the course of the years, where patrons at varying income brackets can affordably purchase and build their own IMPRINT collection.

Connecting artists with communities since 1981, Maryland Art Place (MAP) is a Baltimore-based nonprofit contemporary art center. MAP energizes the region’s cultural environment through dynamic exhibitions, interactive events, educational programs and public art projects. Information: mdartplace.org | 410 962 8565.

Out of Order 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2013

OUT OF ORDER
MAP'S DO-IT-YOURSELF BENEFIT EXHIBITION, SILENT AUCTION AND PARTY!
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013

Friday, April 5, 8-11pm, Baltimore, MD- Maryland Art Place is thrilled to announce the return of Out of Order, the much-anticipated Do-It-Yourself spring benefit exhibition, silent auction and party!

One of Baltimore's most celebrated annual events, Out of Order is a one-night-only opportunity for collectors to acquire contemporary art at outrageously low silent auction prices. Both emerging and established artists present their original work in a first-come-first-served salon style exhibition, covering the walls of MAP's Power Plant Live! gallery space. Artists and art lovers mix and mingle while enjoying music, wine, beer, signature cocktail and lite fare. Last year, nearly 300 artists took part in the silent auction exhibition and hundreds of guests gathered for the event! Proceeds from art slaes are split mutually between MAP and the artist. Revenue generated at Out of Order directly supports MAP's programming throughout the year.

MAP is also excited to partner again this year with the Art Connection in the Capital Region, offering artists the opportunity to donate their unsold work to a valuable organization that places donated works in the facilities of not-for-profit social service organizations: www.artconnection-cr.org

IMPRINT: For the second year, MAP will launch an amazing opportunity for one, select artist to be part of the IMPRINT artwork replication program. Launched through Out of Order, this program offers prominent promotion of a singularly selected artwork. Editioned replications will be sold throughout 2013 and the selected artist will be highlighted on the MAP website. Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 15 with the selected wok featured for sale at the April 5th event. 

How to Get Tickets

Purchase Tickets Online: www.missiontix.com

Current MAP Members must call or email to reserve their tickets. New or renewing members must join MAP by March 22 to receive complimentary ticket(s) to the event. Artist/Student/Individual members receive 1 Free Ticket ($45 value); higher membership levels receive 2 Free Tickets ($90 value). No tickets are mailed; names of ticket holders are held at the door.

How Artists Can Participate

All Artists are invited to participate. During the thrilling One Day Only, Do-It-Yourself installation, April 2, 7am-midnight, each participating artist hangs one original piece in the MAP galleries. For submission guidelines, please visit MAP's website www.mdartplace.org

Note: Artists are asked to support MAP by paying $10 to participate in Out of Order. Each participating artist receives one free ticket to the April 5 event. 

Maryland Art Place is a not-for-profit contemporary art center located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, at 8 Market Place, Suite 100. Gallery hours: 11am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For further information, please visit mdartplace.org or call 410.962.8565. All programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. 

THIRTY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2013

THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30
MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP) KICKS OFF NEW PROGRAM FOR YOUNG CREATIVES IN 2013

Maryland Art Place is launching a new program for 2013, kicking-off Wednesday, March 6th @ 6pm. THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 is a series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants will use a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to performance, curatorial, community art, design, film, photography and technology to create visual experiences. Through these talks, guests will be able to learn about interdisciplinary practices and how these creative minds all share a similar goal: to present a visual experience. Every month 2-3 artists will convene to present their perspectives on current cultural trends and how that plays into their practice, use of media and outcomes.

Conceptually, THIRTY originated through Michelle Gomez, a MICA undergraduate alumni and current Curatorial Practices candidate. Ms. Gomez serves MAP through her student seat on the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) and by chairing the THIRTY committee. Other THIRTY committee members include Briony Evans Hynson, also a MICA alumni, and Joe Letourneau, MAP’s new Program Advisory Committee Chair.

Participants of THIRTY were selected by the THIRTY committee and MAP staff through either open call or by invitation. These individuals are: Kyle Bauer, Dustin Boise, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Hannah Brancato, Milana Braslavsky, Emily C-D, Rebecca Chan, Alicia Ciambrone, Hoesy Corona, Nancy Daly, Michelle Dickson, Deana Haggag, Nora Howell, Aran Keating, Charlotte Keniston, Judy Kurjan, Jim Leach, Jen Liu, Monica Lopez-Gonzalez, Ashley Minner, Michael Owen, Elle Perez, ras+e (Design Collaborative Ryan Shelley with Elizabeth Herrmann), Ryan Schroeder, Ginevra Shay, Joshua Wade Smith, Nick Clifford Simko, TT The Artist, and Mia Weiner.

The first 4 events will take place in the MAP galleries located at 8 Market Place suite 100, Baltimore, MD within the Power Plant Live! complex. All THIRTY sessions will begin at 6pm on the following Wednesdays:

March 6, 2013:
Emily C-D
Mia Weiner
Ashley Minner

April 10, 2013:
Dustin Boise
Nora Howell
Alicia Ciambrone

May 15, 2013:
Charlotte Keniston
Rebecca Chan
Ginevra Shay

June 12, 2013:
Jim Leach
Kyle Bauer
Michelle Dickson

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.

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.

Contact Us

Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org