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Baltimore Artist, Claire Girodie, Selected to Create New Work for Inaugural Women in Cyber Security Event

Baltimore Artist, Claire Girodie, Selected to Create New Work for Inaugural Women in Cyber Security Event

 

BALTIMORE, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland Art Place (MAP), one of the State's leading support organizations for emerging and mid-career artists, announced today that Baltimore artist Claire Girodie was selected for a special commission. Girodie will be creating a new work of art for CyberPoint International's inaugural Women in Cyber Security reception, to be held on November 12th, 2014 in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Bringing together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum, the reception is aimed at creating connections among those working in the academic, government, business and technical arenas of cyber security.

Girodie was selected on October 16th following MAP's September open call to female visual artists in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Both the MAP and CyberPoint selection committee members were impressed by Girodie's overall body of work and felt that the subject matter she explores as well as her creative process strongly relate to the themes of the event. Her imaginative explorations of the boundaries between order and chaos, and between what we perceive and the true nature of things, were particularly compelling to committee members. Her experimental approaches, bringing together both artistic and scientific sensibilities also played an important part in the decision.

"Being very new to the world of contemporary art, I did not know what to expect," said Sherri Ramsay, a senior advisor at CyberPoint. "But once I was able to see Claire's abstract visual explorations up close and hear the story behind them, I began to see powerful connections between her work and the ideas and issues faced by those working in our field. We too are exploring and experimenting to discover new ideas and fundamental truths. And we are working amid the chaos of a rapidly evolving, ultimately unknowable world where people, organizations and technology intersect—cyberspace."

"We're excited to have been able to create a connection of our own, by bringing together the arts and business communities," said Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Executive Director of MAP. "Claire's incredible work recently made a great impact through MAP's annual 'Recent Masters of Fine Art' graduate exhibition this past summer. We are delighted to have been able to bring additional visibility to her art through this opportunity, while simultaneously benefiting an important women's event hosted by CyberPoint."

Girodie's creation will be on display at the event on November 12th and guests at the reception will receive a signed, limited edition fine art print of the new piece.

About Maryland Art Place

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. Learn more at mdartplace.org.

About CyberPoint

We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today. At CyberPoint, we work to create a future where individuals and organizations from across the globe can operate safely and securely in cyberspace and benefit from the technological innovations that increasingly connect our world. Learn more at cyberpoint.com.

 

CONTACT: Paul Shortt, paul@mdartplace.org, 410-962-8565

THE SARATOGA TOGA PARTY! MARYLAND ART PLACE'S ANNUAL FALL BENEFIT

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Contact: p) 410.962.8565 | Email: Robbin@mdartplace.org

THE SARATOGA TOGA PARTY! MARYLAND ART PLACE CELEBRATES ITS MOVE BACK TO THE WEST SIDE THROUGH ANNUAL FALL BENEFIT featuring local artists…Saturday, October 25, 6pm – midnight

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – Baltimore, MD: The Saratoga Toga Party, to be held Saturday, October 25th, is a multi-faceted event highlighting area artists, while celebrating MAP's homecoming to 218 West Saratoga Street, a 20,000 square foot building located within the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore's west side.

After spending the summer fundraising for capital improvements, and with leverage from the France-Merrick Foundation and Bank of America, MAP was able to successfully raise the funds needed to improve its street-level gallery space. MAP has spent most of October revitalizing the space with the goal of maintaining the same professional-grade exhibition experience the organization has been known to provide regional artists for over 30 years. The new space will be unveiled through MAP’s annual fall benefit, which raises crucial operating funds for the organization every year.

“In our new space, in a new year, and in a new neighborhood, we remain committed to supporting emerging/mid-career artists in the most professional and dynamic way possible. I also cannot stress how important the fall benefit is to MAP’s operations. Every cent raised is so meaningful to our work. With new creative tenants on the 3rd and 5th floors, and an on-going list of necessary building improvements, the funds raised this fall will quite literally keep MAP viable.” Amy Royce, Executive Director, MAP

The fall benefit is also a way for MAP to present interesting and relevant concepts being explored within contemporary art today while highlighting area artists who are producing some wonderful work. This October 25th, MAP will pursue the theme of Greek and Roman mythology; and the visual outcomes of that exploration as translated through performance, 2-D and 3-D artwork. Exhibiting artists include: Kyle Bauer, Jay Gould, Andrew Liang, Mary Opasik, Cara Ober, Lu Zhang, Rene Trevino, Peggy Fox, David Brown, John McNeil, Lynn Silverman, Laini Nemmet, Carolyn Case, Chris Owen, Eileen O’Donnell, Helen Glazer, Nessi Alexander, Carolyn Cavanaugh, Suzanne Coley, Ernest Hollowak, and Valerie Smith. MAP will also highlight its IMPRINT program through the event with this year’s IMPRINT artist, Steven H. Silberg.

The Saratoga Toga Party will be a lively evening and will include Mediterranean snacks, libations and special musical guests. Jumpin’ Jupiter, a high energy rockabilly band will perform at the main event at 8pm. Local indie band, Blacksage, will perform in MAP’s 14 Karat Cabaret (in the basement) at the After Party. In addition, MAP is holding a “Best in Show” toga & mythological costume contest juried by Laure Drogoul, Lexie Mountain, and “Whitney Biennial,” with great prizes thanks to local businesses Pazo, Forno, The Everyman Theater, Fleet Street Kitchen and Phillips Seafood. Pixilated Photo Booth will also be at the event to capture the fun. Should patrons forgo the photo opportunity, they can always hop over to the interactive “philosophy board” and share some inspiring thoughts.

MAP is selling limited tickets to the Saratoga Toga Party through MissionTix.com. Sponsorships are also available, starting from $1,000 – up. Ticket structure is broken up to accommodate a variety of patrons: $200 for the VIP event, main event + after party; $150 for the main event + after party; and $40 for the after party in the 14 Karat Cabaret. In-kind support provided by The Liquor Pump and Union Craft Brewing. Free UBER rides for first time users and free garage access the night of the event at the ARROW Park across the street from MAP.

MAP’s Fall Benefit provides crucial revenue for year-round programming and operations. Connecting artists with communities for 33 years, MAP is a unique institution that is able to support the contemporary, visual arts community in a variety of ways. Bridging the gap between commercial gallery and museum, MAP remains a critical resource for both artist and patron.

For more information about the event, connect with Robbin Lee at 410.962.8565 | robbin@mdartplace.org or visit www.mdartplace.org.

 

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Maryland Art Place Receives Bank of America Funds

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is the happy recipient of Bank of America funds. This summer, MAP was awarded $10,000 towards a capital improvement initiative to improve its gallery space at 218 West Saratoga Space. MAP is excited to unveil the gallery space this October 25th at the Saratoga Toga Party, MAP's annual fall benefit. Bank of America has generously awarded funds to many other wonderful cultural institutions and organization throughout the city. To learn more, please read their press release below:

September 25, 2014

Reporters May Contact:
Nicole Nastacie, Bank of America, 1.980.388.7252
nicole.nastacie@bankofamerica.com

Bank of America Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Build Home as Part of First Ever Global Multi-City Build Home build is part of wider $380,000 investment to help revitalize neighborhoods in the Baltimore area

September 25, 2014—Bank of America volunteers kicked off a home build in the Baltimore market in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna. The build benefits Delia Diaz, a mother of six and one of many families striving to find affordable housing in the Baltimore area. More than 25 Bank of America volunteers donated their time to help build the home, which is Aberdeen.

“Thank you in advance to everyone who has made this happen for my children and me,” said Ms. Diaz, who lived in homeless shelters as well as her car. “Having the opportunity to be in a place where I am eligible to become a homeowner through Habitat … means the world to me.”

The global build initiative is just one part of Bank of America’s efforts to revitalize communities. This year, Bank of America is investing $380,000 in Baltimore to support access to affordable housing, empower future homeowners with coaching and advice, while helping families move toward financial stability and supporting individuals and families to stay in their homes. These grants are a central component of Bank of America’s approach to connect its philanthropy, capital and expertise in a way that helps people to live better financial lives, and build stronger communities and stable economies.

“Home ownership is a critical part of financial security and a cornerstone of thriving neighborhoods, but it is still hard to achieve for many residents of Baltimore, particularly low- and moderate-income families,” said David Millman, Maryland and Baltimore Market President, Bank of America. “This build as well as our wider investments are just a part of our ongoing commitment to make the Baltimore region a stronger and more vibrant community.”

Additionally, Baltimore nonprofits awarded community development grants include:

• The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Baltimore, which will use the grant to support its “Be Great Graduate Program,” which incorporates reading and computer skills development, science, technology, engineering and math ( STEM) learning, job readiness and mentoring. The program supports 250 students ages 12 through 18, who live in severely distressed and underserved communities in Baltimore City.

• The Everyman Theatre, which will use the grant to support its mission to engage, inspire, and transform audiences through artistically and financially successful productions and programs that are accessible to the community.

• Jubilee Baltimore Inc., which will use the grant to develop City Arts 2, an affordable housing complex for artists as well as develop The Centre, the largest vacant building in Station North and also will help people buy, finance and renovate homes in the Station North area.

Grants were also awarded to: The Baltimore Children’s Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, Inc., Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Fells Point Creative Alliance, Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing, Maryland Art Place, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Penn Mar Organization, Pigtown Main Street, St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, and United Way of Central Maryland.

About Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Inc. (HHS) is an ecumenical Christian housing organization devoted to building, renovating and repairing homes in partnership with qualified families in Cecil and Harford Counties. Since its inception in 1993, HHS has served over 200 families by building 81 homes and repairing 306. For more information, to apply for a home or a home repair, or to donate or volunteer, call 410-398-3399 (Cecil County) 410-638-4434 (Harford County) or visit www.habitatsusq.org.

Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility
Bank of America’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a strategic part of doing business globally. Our CSR efforts guide how we operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way around the world, to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Our goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. By partnering with our stakeholders, we create value that empowers individuals and communities to thrive and contributes to the long-term success of our business. We have several core areas of focus for our CSR, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture. As part of these efforts, employee volunteers across the company contribute their time, passion and expertise to address issues in communities where they live and work.

Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/abouthttp://www.bankofamerica.com/about and follow us on Twitter at @BofA_Community.

 

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MAP Announces Request For Proposals for the Eleventh Annual Curators Incubator

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2014
Contact: Paul Shortt | p) 410.962.8565 email) paul@mdartplace.org

Maryland Art Place Announces Request For Proposals for the Eleventh Annual Curators Incubator

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. This exhibition would be the first Curators’ Incubator Exhibition to take place in MAP’s historic 218 West Saratoga Street gallery located in the Bromo Seltzer Arts and Entertainment District.

MAP is open to exhibition proposals of all types. Curators' proposals will be juried by MAP's staff and Programming Advisory Committee (PAC) in December of 2014. Selected curators will be chosen to fully develop their proposals for an exhibition scheduled for May 14 – June 27, 2015. All participants must be available to participate in a gallery talk and attend a reception on May 14, 2015. 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 found at www.mdartplace.org 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 in early January 2015.

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 a program catalogue to be published online.

**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 December 1, 2014. 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 or email paul@mdartplace.org.

Established in 2003, Curators’ Incubator was developed to assist aspiring curators in developing and presenting an exhibition at Maryland Art Place. This annual program provides a creative space for the region’s emerging curators to develop and present their concepts.

Selected through a competitive two-phase application process, curators with limited or no previous experience are asked to submit an exhibition proposal to be considered for debut in MAP’s galleries. The selected curators or curatorial team then participate in a year, long mentorship program. This mentorship helps curators refine their vision; from laying out the show, to artists’ selection and feedback on their curatorial statements. The program culminates in an exhibition publication. The publication is often the emerging curators first public platform for critical writing.

Sensitive to the many obstacles curators confront as they work to gain experience and earn professional credentials, each selected curator receives intensive mentoring by MAP staff and members of its Program Advisory Committee (PAC) as they strengthen and further develop their proposals. The diversity and breadth of the artists chosen to participate is reinforced by having the curators select artists from within their respective communities, widening the scope of the program and the audience it reaches. The program concludes with an exhibition and catalogue featuring curators’ writing and images of the artwork represented.

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MAP ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW BOARD TRUSTEE, IAN TRESSELT

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2014
Contact: Amy C. Royce | Executive Director p) 410.962.8565 email) amy@mdartplace.org

MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW BOARD TRUSTEE, IAN TRESSELT

Maryland Art Place’s (MAP’s) Board of Trustees is pleased to be joined by Ian Tresselt, Managing Director at Everyman Theatre this fall. As a native Marylander, Ian returned in 2008 after spending time in New York City where he served as Director of Theater Operations at The New Victory Theater, a $7 million Broadway-presenting house for children and families. Since taking his role at Everyman, he has successfully steered the organization through an $18 million capital campaign. “MAP is fortunate to have a person with Ian’s history, insight, and resources on the Board,” said Todd Harvey, member, executive committee, Maryland Art Place. “He brings a perspective from the world of art that provides direction for sustainability, relevance and long-term success.”

Ian has held top administrative positions at Classic Stage Company in NYC and The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles. Ian was nominated as an "Emerging Arts Leader" in 2006 by the Arts and Business Council of New York and participated in the Arts Leadership Institute at Teachers College, Columbia. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. Ian has served on the Arts and Culture Transition Committee for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in Baltimore. He has reviewed performing arts grants for the Maryland State Arts Council, and has served as an adjudicator for the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

 

MAP first and foremost serves living, emerging and mid-career artists with the understanding that the organization plays a key and critical role in providing a platform for personal & professional artistic growth within the contemporary, visual, fine arts realm. This is achieved through annual programs (exhibitions/events/speaking engagements); the promotion of artwork sales outside that of a commercial gallery; the creation of income-generating opportunities for artists; and MAP’s work through the Maryland State Artist Registry and Resource Bulletin.

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. MAP is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Citizens of Baltimore County.

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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2014

Contact: Paul Shortt, MAP Program Assistant p) 410.962.8565 email) paul@mdartplace.org

MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL ARTISTS.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is happy to announce three separate opportunities for artists working in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. Each project presents an opportunity to receive either a cash reward or stipend. MAP is excited to make these opportunities available through valued partnerships with CyberPoint International, Harbor East Management Group, Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) and Art Lives Here.

In partnership with CyberPoint International, MAP is releasing an opportunity specifically geared towards female artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and CyberPoint wish to commission a new work of art, as well as license the image of that new work of art, offering $750 in compensation for the original work and license. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of CyberPoint’s Women in Cyber Security reception on October 29th, 2014. The reception is meant to facilitate connections between women working in cyber security with the work embodying the theme of “creating connections” (social networks, computer networks, support networks.)

Window Wonderland, a Holiday Arts Exhibit at Harbor East, is in its third year and is seeking unique, holiday presentations/installations for the participating retail locations within the Harbor East corridor. Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium from Harbor East. During the unveiling, a jury consisting of Cara Ober, artist and Founder/Owner of BMoreArt, Priya Bhayana, Director Bromo Arts District, and Jessica Bizik, Editor in Chief of Baltimore Style Magazine will announce the “Best in Show” window installation, and this artist or artist collective will receive a $1,000 cash prize from Harbor East!

MAP, in partnership with Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) and Art Lives Here, are seeking proposals for a fall, 2014 IMPACT project at the former Northeastern Supply building lot in Brentwood, Maryland. Proposed projects should engage community participation either before or during the life-span of the work. Artists should seek to create a re-envisioned public space incorporating the use of contemporary fine art and design practices. The selected artist/artist team will receive a stipend up to $6,000 for the completion of this work. 

MAP first and foremost serves living, emerging and mid-career artists with the understanding that the organization plays a key and critical role in providing a platform for personal and professional artistic growth within the contemporary, visual, fine arts realm. This is achieved through annual programming such as exhibitions, events, public art and speaking engagements; the promotion of artwork sales outside that of a commercial gallery; the creation of income-generating opportunities for artists; and MAP’s work through the Maryland State Artist Registry and Resource Bulletin.

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YOUNG BLOOD 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2014

Contact: Paul Shortt, MAP Program Assistant | p) 410.962.8565 email) paul@mdartplace.org

MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES 2014 YOUNG BLOOD EXHIBITORS

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present its 7th annual Young Blood exhibition, showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. This July MAP will present works by the following artists, representing Towson University (TU), The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The selected artists are: Caleb Kortokrax (MICA), Justin Hoekstra (MICA), Claire Girodie (TU), Dominique Zeltzman (UMBC), Jim Leach (MICA), and Nick Primo (MICA).

Young Blood will continue the tradition of exhibiting a diverse range of innovative, emerging artists. The 2014 exhibition will include sculpture, video, photography, works on paper and paintings. Since 2008, Young Blood has provided a dynamic exhibition experience for over 52 artists and has served as a launching pad for many of its exhibitors.

Young Blood is curated by a sub-committee of MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC is comprised of artists, teachers, curators and other arts professionals, providing the graduates with connections that bridge academic training and the greater art world. This year’s sub-committee included: Brian Young, Fine Art Curator at University of Maryland University College, Amy Eva Raehse, Director of Goya Contemporary, and Cara Ober, founder of BMore Art, alongside MAP’s Director, Amy Cavanaugh Royce and Program Assistant, Paul Shortt.

Please join us Thursday, July 17, 2014, 6pm – 8pm for the opening reception.

MAP Program Advisory Committee: Joe Letourneau (Chairperson), Amy Boone-McCreesh, Laure Drogoul (Co-chair), Briony Evans Hynson, Peggy Fox, Dawn Gavin, Jeffrey Kent, Nate Larson, Cara Ober, Ada Pinkston (Student Seat), Amy Eva Raehse, Jan Razauskas, 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.

For more information contact: paul@mdartplace.org or call 410.962.8565.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2014

Contact: Emily Sollenberger | Development Director
p) 410.962.8565 email) Emily@mdartplace.org

THE FRANCE-MERRICK FOUNDATION GIVES 20K in matching funds to MARYLAND ART PLACE towards gallery improvements

Baltimore, Maryland - The France–Merrick Foundation has generously contributed $20,000 in matching funds to Maryland Art Place (MAP), which will be leveraged through the online, crowd-sourcing platform, GiveCorps this spring/summer. The Saratoga Street building was once the Johnson Brothers appliance store when MAP purchased it in 1988. Now, over 25 years later, the gallery is in need of upgrades. MAP has two primary goals in regards to the renovation - to offer a space for contemporary artists to present their work in the most professional setting possible, and to offer the public compelling and relevant contemporary art experiences. Funding will be used to improve old floors, remove unwanted walls, fix existing walls, install new, energy efficient lighting, create a safe storage space for held artwork and upgrade the bathrooms.

MAP has a rich history in Baltimore’s creative and cultural community. Operating for over 33 years, MAP has continuously been a vehicle in leveraging artists’ careers through solo exhibitions, group shows and annual programs such as Curators’ Incubator and Young Blood - MAP's exhibition of recent Masters of Fine Arts graduates.

“MAP assigns great value to its physical gallery space. We believe it is important to showcase artists’ works in the most professional way possible. The gallery is also important to our dedicated patrons and art enthusiasts who visit and contribute in so many ways. MAP is a unique asset to the Baltimore creative sector. Filling the gap between museum, commercial gallery and DIY spaces, we truly aspire to offer one of the best exhibition experiences to artists in the region outside of a major museum, and are grateful to the France-Merrick Foundation, CyberPoint International, and Craig M. Gayhardt for leveraging this important effort. Their contributions are tremendous.” ~ Amy C. Royce, MAP’s Executive Director The fundraising initiative is scheduled to begin Friday, May 30 and will run through Friday, August 1. The giving structure makes it possible for those at varying income levels to contribute and invest in the future of MAP’s programming. MAP is proud to use the community fundraising platform, GiveCorps – a Baltimore based online, crowd-sourcing site. For details and to donate MAP’s project, please visit: https://baltimore.givecorps.com/projects/1365-maryland-art-place-map-gallery-renovations-upgrades-initiative

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. MAP is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Citizens of Baltimore County.

About GiveCorps
GiveCorps’ cloud-based fundraising software is specifically designed to inspire today’s young givers through proven online techniques, storytelling and social marketing. Founded in 2011, GiveCorps was acquired by Network for Good in May 2014. More info: http://bit.ly/1jrQ5hd Since 2001, Network for Good has helped 100,000+ nonprofits raise over $1 billion. For more information on GiveCorps visit Baltimore.givecorps.com.  For more information on Network for Good visit: www.networkforgood.com

TWO NEW TRUSTEES

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Contact: Emily Sollenberger Dobbins | Development Director

p) 410.962.8565 e) Emily@mdartplace.org

MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF TWO NEW BOARD TRUSTEES, MATTHEW W. BROWN & CHRISTOPHER H. JANIAN

May 19, 2014, Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Art Place (MAP) Staff and Board of Trustees are pleased to announce two new Board Trustees, Matthew W. Brown and Christopher H. Janian, who were appointed in the first quarter of 2014.

Matthew W. Brown joined the national non-profit consulting firm Shultz & Williams in 2008 after 18 years of experience in communications, fundraising, and strategic planning in both the private and non-profit sectors.  During his 6 years at Schultz & Williams, Matt has served a wide range of clients including: the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, The American Institute of Architects Foundation, Capital City Public Charter School, The American Shakespeare Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, the American Clean Skies Foundation, ARCH Development Corporation, The National Women’s History Museum, The Association of Educational Publishers, Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park and The Meals On Wheels Association of America.

Matthew has worked extensively in the cultural sector. Prior to his role at Schultz &Williams, Matt was the Director of Development for the American Association of Museums (AAM) where he created and directed AAM’s first development department, managing annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations and sponsorship sales. 

Christopher H. Janian is the co-founder and Managing Director of WhiteWolf Ventures and the founder and Principal of Vitruvius Co. WhiteWolf Ventures is a real estate development firm focusing on acquiring and developing/redeveloping buildings in urban neighborhoods and Vitruvius Co is a boutique real estate consulting firm specializing in development, design and branding. Prior to WhiteWolf and Vitruvuis Co. Christopher was the Director of Marketing and Brand Management for Beatty Development, a position in which he was primarily responsible for marketing strategies, merchandising direction, company image, social media and media relations.

Christopher has won numerous awards for his professional and community involvement including Baltimore Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, The Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders, The Daily Record’s Very Important Professionals and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40. He is a member of The Downtown Partnership Business and Economic Development Committee, The Governor’s Young Leaders Committee, a board member at Maryland Art Place, a board member of The Star Spangled Banner Flag House and an active member of both the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

We are truly appreciative and thankful to have Chris Janian & Matt Brown join our Board of Trustees. As MAP forges a new and dynamic path on Baltimore’s west side, members of the Board are in the position to have a profound impact on the organization’s future during this time of transition. With this comes great responsibility, but also excitement! Both Matt and Chris bring a great deal of talent to our leadership and will undoubtedly contribute in very meaningful ways. - Dawn Gavin, Board President

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. MAP is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Citizens of Baltimore County.

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Out Of Order 2014

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Contact: Emily Sollenberger Call: 410.962.8565 or Email: emily@mdartplace.org

MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP) ANNOUNCES 17TH ANNUAL OUT OF ORDER EVENT – TO BE HELD ON THE WEST SIDE OF BALTIMORE CITY.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 -- Maryland Art Place (MAP) eagerly anticipates the return of its 17th Annual Spring Benefit & Silent Auction, Out of Order (OOO) on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7’oclock in the evening. The iconic fundraiser will take place at 218 West Saratoga Street (MAP’s original home!) located in the new Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore’s west side. One of the most celebrated and iconic annual events among the Baltimore arts community, OOO is a one-night-only opportunity for collectors to acquire contemporary art at outrageously low silent auction prices.

For hundreds of artists, Out of Order provides a space for their work to be hung wherever they please – covering the walls from floor to ceiling. OOO plays host to a variety of artists from students and emerging artists just getting their feet wet in Baltimore’s creative sector to established professionals. As many as 500 guests filter in and out of OOO. Artists and art lovers mix and mingle while enjoying music, wine and beer, along with a signature cocktail and light fare.

This year, MAP is partnering with Current Space, located at 421 Howard Street just around the corner from the MAP building. Current Space will be hosting the OOO ‘After Party,’ which will follow the close of the OOO auction at 10pm. Tickets to the evenings festivities are $45 pre-sale to the OOO event and After Party. MAP is also offering an $85 pre-sale ticket for those interested in attending the OOO VIP Preview event. Purchasers of the Preview tickets will have an opportunity to purchase works on the spot, forgoing the auction completely and including competitive “buy it now” prices.

Out of Order is hosted by Morgan & Jennifer Gilligan and co-hosted by Chris & Niki Janian. 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 OOO directly supports MAP’s programs, exhibitions and opportunities throughout the year furthering MAP’s mission. Additionally, a portion of OOO funds will leverage needed gallery upgrades and renovations, helping MAP to maintain the highest exhibition standards for our artists and patrons.

For the fifth year, 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,) a nonprofit that works to enrich the lives of under served members of our community by placing original art within the public areas of nonprofit community service agencies throughout the Greater Metropolitan Washington, DC area.

In it’s third year, MAP will launch a new IMPRINT artist at OOO. IMPRINT is an annual program that highlights one singular, specific contemporary artist that is excelling in their selected media at the OOO event. Editioned replications will be sold throughout 2014 and the selected artist will be highlighted on the MAP website. The artist and artwork will be featured and for sale at the April 4 event.

HOW TO GET TICKETS

Purchase Tickets Online through MissionTix.com.
$45 Pre-sale ($50 door) = 7PM OOO event @ MAP + 10PM After Party @ Current Space
$85 Pre-sale ($90 door) = 6PM VIP Preview + 7PM OOO event @ MAP + 10PM After Party @ Current Space

Current MAP Members must call or email to reserve their tickets. New or renewing members must join MAP before OOO to receive complimentary ticket(s) to the event. Artist/Student/Individual members receive 1 Free Ticket ($50 value); higher membership levels receive 2 Free Tickets ($100 value). No tickets are mailed; names of ticket holders are held at the door.

SPONSORSHIPS are available starting at $250, which includes ticket packages, prominent name/logo recognition and more! Connect with Emily at 410.962.8565 or emily@mdartplace.org for additional details.

HOW ARTISTS CAN PARTICIPATE

Any and All Artists are invited to participate. During the thrilling One Day Only, Do-It-Yourself installation, April 1, 7am – midnight, each participating artist hangs one original piece in the MAP galleries. For submission guidelines & FAQs, please visit MAP’s website www.mdartplace.org.

NEW fees this year! Artists are asked to support MAP by paying a submission fee to participate in Out of Order - $10 for current members / $30 for non-members. Each participating artist receives one free ticket to the April 4 event.

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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. mdartplace.org. MAP is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts & Sciences.

Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production, nourishing an ongoing dialogue between artists, activists, performers, designers, curators, and thinkers. Operating since November 2004, Current Space committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.

On view during OOO is Symport, an exhibition comprised of the work of recent and current graduate students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Curated by Antoinette Suiter In cellular biology, the term symport is used to denote an integral membrane protein that transports two or more molecules or ions in the same direction through a membrane. Examining the overlapping themes developed from working in close proximity for two years, this molecular process becomes an analogy for the synergy of the show.

MARYLAND ART PLACE PRESENTS YOUNG BLOOD REVISITED

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2014

MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP) PRESENTS YOUNG BLOOD REVISITED

Maryland Art Place (MAP) announces its 2014 speakers series Young Blood Revisited, which brings back former participants of MAP's annual Young Blood exhibition program to speak about their art practice post their Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. Building on the success of last year’s THIRTY Speakers Series, MAP is, once again, tapping into the creative talent that exists in the region to present audiences with artists who are making a visual impact on Baltimore and beyond.

About Young Blood: Over the summer months, MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area MFA graduates. Approaching its seventh year, the exhibition includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art, Towson University, University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “For a lot of the artists it is their first ‘big’ solid show; it serves as a time to ‘come out’ to Baltimore, but also allows for growing and learning,” says former Young Blood participant, Amy Boone-McCreesh.

Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their graduate exhibitions. Young Blood has provided a dynamic exhibition experience for over 52 artists since its inception.

“After spending two years mastering and perfecting their craft, MFA graduates are often producing some of the most interesting, daring artwork around. With Young Blood, we aim to show the best work from some of the most exciting artists in Maryland,” says Joe Letourneau, MAP Program Advisory Committee Chairperson.

The Young Blood Revisited Speakers Series will be split up with spring and fall talks. The first set of speaking engagements will take place on Wednesday’s at The Windup Space located at 12 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. All Young Blood Revisited talks will begin at 7pm on the following Wednesdays:

February 19, 2014:
Christine Ferrera (08’)
Timothy Horjus (10’)

March 19, 2014:
Christian Benefiel (08’)
Ellen Durkan (09’)

April 16, 2014:
Jonathan Latiano (12’)
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann (09’
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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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MARYLAND ART PLACE MOVES

MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP) MOVES TO BROMO TOWER ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT  

(Baltimore, Maryland) January 28, 2014: The Board of Trustees of Maryland Art Place (MAP) are pleased to announce the 33 year old, non-profit contemporary art organization has moved to the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District on the west side of Baltimore city. The organization will now reside at 218 West Saratoga Street, a building owned and managed by MAP.  

“The decision to move to the west side was both financial and strategic,” stated Dawn Gavin, president, MAP. “It is an exciting time for MAP. Moving back to Saratoga makes sense for a lot of different reasons and we are truly excited to be part of the west side community, in a district that dedicates itself to our constituency.”  

MAP is not new to the west side. In 1986 MAP leased the space on Saratoga Street with a unique purchase option. Subsequently, in January of 1988, the organization purchased the 20,000 square foot building, thus taking a major step toward financial stability and continuity of programming. The renovation of the building was completed in 1991, providing MAP with first-rate gallery space and a permanent and central base from which to build its programming. MAP continued to operate its program, The 14 Karat Cabaret at the Saratoga Street property despite its move to Power Plant Live; there has never been a complete divestment in the building. Today MAP is excited and eager to forge a new path and to be reunited with the Cabaret; all programs running under one roof.  

MAP will be renovating the first floor gallery space as well as necessary building improvements. The organization’s Board of Trustees and staff will pursue partnerships and funding to support the upgrades, transforming the building into a destination for the visual arts.   “Out of Order,” MAP’s annual, free-hung exhibition, will be the first event in the space this year.

“Out of Order” attracts a variety of artists, young and old, (and some non-artists willing to take a stab at their creativity) each year. The annual event will take place on Friday, April 4, 2014.  

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. 

MAP is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts & Sciences. mdartplace.org.

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