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Baltimore Artists Anna and Caroline Zellhofer, Selected to Create New Work for Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception

Baltimore Artists Anna and Caroline Zellhofer, Selected to Create New Work for Annual Women in Cyber Security Reception

BALTIMORE, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CyberPoint International announced today that Baltimore artists Anna and Caroline Zellhofer were selected for a special commission to create a work of art for the 2nd Annual Women in Cyber Security reception. The reception will be held on November 19th, 2015 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. This special commission, to be revealed at the event, was created in partnership with Maryland Art Place (MAP), one of the state's leading support organizations for emerging and mid-career artists.

The Zellhofer sisters were selected following MAP's June open call to female visual artists in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Selection committee members were impressed by the Zellhofers' visual and process-oriented exploration of the "creating connections" theme, as well as the interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation used in creating their work. Anna Zellhofer is currently in her final year at the Community College of Baltimore County, studying Fine Art with a focus on Fabrication and Printmaking. Anna's abstract work explores ideas through the interplay of the visual arts and industrial manufacturing processes. She is also currently an intern at the Baltimore Fab Lab.

Caroline Zellhofer is a senior Mechanical Engineering major at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She drew inspiration from her work at Harvard University where she researched nanofabrication and characterization of quasicrystal metasurfaces using shadow-sphere lithography. After graduating, she plans to pursue a PhD in materials science and engineering, followed by a career in materials research.

"We were intrigued by the Zellhofers' unusual abstract visual explorations," said Jennifer Eiben, CyberPoint's Community Outreach Manager. "At first, we were not really sure what we were looking at, but as we learned about their process and saw how their art and their collaboration embodied our themes, we knew we had found something special."

"It was exciting to see the arts and sciences come together in the Zellhofers' work," said Peter Kilpe, CyberPoint's Chief Creative Officer. "Despite coming from very different educational backgrounds, both women had an integral role in the creative process. Beyond the work they created for our event, we look forward to seeing the results of their future explorations and collaboration."

About CyberPoint?
We're a cyber security company -- we protect what's invaluable. 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. Headquartered in Baltimore, with offices in Columbia, Maryland, and Abu Dhabi, UAE, CyberPoint's rapidly growing team supports customers worldwide. We care deeply about delivering excellence and creating a work environment that attracts top talent as well as good human beings. We're also committed to giving back and making a civic impact in the communities in which we live and work. Learn more at cyberpoint.com.

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. Information: 410 962 8565 | map@mdartplace.org

CALL TO ARTISTS: BROMO ARTS DISTRICT ELECTRICAL BOX REDESIGN: 11/4

CALL TO ARTISTS: BROMO ARTS DISTRICT ELECTRICAL BOX REDESIGN 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 4, 2015  | DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION

Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (BTAE) and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are excited to announce a call to Maryland-based artists and designers for the creative redesign of 11 electrical boxes along Howard Street stretching from Lombard to Centre Street! Transforming these underutilized boxes will visually enhance the Bromo Arts District’s physical environment through engaging public art and will encourage visitors, employees, residents and more to explore the District’s many cultural offerings. Boxes are located along the light rail path and benefit from significant public transit, pedestrian and auto traffic!

AWARD
Each selected artist/team will receive a $450 stipend to cover the cost of materials and labor. Installation is scheduled to take place between December 4-12, 2015. There will be an opening reception in December.

PROCESS
Selections will be made by MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (more info at mdartplace.org). Artists will be notified if and when they have been selected.

ELIGIBILITY
Artists must live in or have permanent office or studio space in Maryland
Artists must be 18 or older

TIMELINE
Application Deadline: November 4, 2015 by 5:00pm EST
Announce selected artists/artist teams: by November 16, 2015
Installation: December 4-12, 2015
Opening Reception: TBD (early to mid-December)

ATTACHMENTS
Application Form. Please send your completed application and materials to info@bromodistrict.org by 5:00pm EST on November 4, 2015. Please download full application for more details and location map HERE!

About Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. unites, supports and advances artists and cultural organizations toward strengthening the Bromo Arts District’s position as a thriving and diverse cultural corridor in Downtown Baltimore.

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.

Creating Connections: Deadline Extended

Call For Entry: CREATING CONNECTIONS
A Commission & Print Replication Project
Application Deadline EXTENDED: Saturday, August 8, 2015 by Midnight

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with CyberPoint International is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with CyberPoint to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and CyberPoint wish to commission and license the image of a new work of art. 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 November 19, 2015.

ABOUT “CREATING CONNECTIONS”: 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. CyberPoint works 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.

As the aim of CyberPoint’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security, they are commissioning a work that reflects the theme of “creating connections.” Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—which may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.

Please download the full application and guidlines here. THERE IS NO FEE TO APPLY.

General Guidelines & Information
• MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
• All works must be no less than 4 X 4” and no more than 10 X 10”.
• The reproduction edition will be decided on, and agreed upon at a later date, but will not exceed 150.
• All reproductions will receive a ‘chop or seal’ noting CyberPoint as the publisher.
• All reproductions will be printed on an agreed upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by CyberPoint.
• **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed upon dimensions of this project as this will devalue the edition. Likewise, CyberPoint agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
• CyberPoint will cover scanning fees/photography associated with the reproduction.
• Artist agrees to use of artwork image for press and promotional purposes related to this project and event.
• Artist will remain owner of image copyright.
• Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on November 19, 2015.

Benefits to the artist:The selected artist will benefit in the following ways

• $750 Cash Award
• Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

     o Press announcements
     o Highlighted on MAP and CyberPoint’s websites
     o The gifting of artist reproduction to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception
     o Acknowledgement at Women in Cyber Security reception November 19, 2015

To apply please see the following application and required attachments. Please send your application to imprint@mdartplace.org by midnight Saturday, August 8, 2015.

THERE IS NO FEE TO APPLY.

TIMELINE
June, 2015 Call for Entry
Saturday, August 8, 2015 by midnight Application Deadline
Week of August 17, 2015 Artist contacted for studio visits
August 17 – Sept. 5 Studios visits are scheduled
Sept. 8 – October 3, 2015 Artist to create work
October 3-15, 2015 Reproduction paper selected
Wednesday, November 19, 2015 Women in Cyber Security Reception!

IMPACT at GREEN SPRING STATION

Request for Proposals: IMPACT at GREEN SPRING STATION

Application Deadline: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is now accepting applications for its fall 2015 IMPACT project at Green Spring Station. This fall, MAP is partnering with the Green Spring Station for an artist or team of artists to create an original temporary indoor installation comprised of items from the merchants of Green Spring Station. Items may include: resistance bands/dumbbells, bras, nighties, pjs, hair products, blow-dryer, dresses, tennis racquets and balls, boxed stationery, journal, guest books, calendars, sample event stationery, children’s books, wooden toys, and candy. The resulting sculpture does not need to incorporate all materials.

IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences brining the work of living artists into the public eye. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.

Artists are strongly encouraged to visit Green Spring Station prior to submission. The proposed work(s) may not block any of the sidewalks or security measures in place.

Eligibility: This call for proposals is open to all artists residing in the state of Maryland.

**Please note that work should be appropriate for viewers of all ages.

The selected artist/artist team will receive a $1,000 stipend to cover the cost of materials and labor. Installation is scheduled to take place between October 1, 2015 and November 13, 2015. MAP and the Green Spring Station will host an opening reception at the site in mid November.

Please send your proposal to impact@mdartplace.org by Midnight August 15, 2015. Along with your application, you are welcome to submit up to 3 images or illustrated sketches. Past installation work samples will also be accepted.

The full application and RFP can be downloaded here. 

THERE IS NO FEE TO APPLY.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2015

GENERAL TIMELINE: RFP:
Call Announced: June 25, 2015
Deadline: August 15
Announce selected artist/artist team: by September 12, 2015
Installation: October 1, 2015 and November 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 12, 2015
De-installation of Work: TBD

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.

About Green Spring Station:
Green Spring Station is a mixed-use center featuring Baltimore’s largest collection of locally-owned boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

Green Spring Station is conveniently located at the intersection of I-83 and I-695 at 10803 Falls Road Lutherville, Maryland 21093. 

MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES 2015 YOUNG BLOOD EXHIBITORS

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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES 2015 YOUNG BLOOD EXHIBITORS 

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present its 8th annual Young Blood exhibition, showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. This July, MAP will present works by artists representing Towson University (TU), The University of Maryland College Park (UMD) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The selected artists are Amanda Agricola (MICA), OluShola A. Cole (MICA), L. E. Doughtie (MICA), Alex Ebstein (TU), Rob Hackett (UMD), Magali Hébert-Huot (MICA), Christine Wolfe Weller (TU).

This year’s show will include a variety of materials and themes. Amanda Agricoloa will present her installation “Love Bed”, a ‘bed’ surrounded by sand that encourages the viewer to lie on topographical, vocal visualizations of sixty different people saying love. Similarly referencing the act of ‘laying down’, Alex Ebstein uses brightly colored, PVC yoga mats to create abstract 2-D works. Christine Wolfe Weller will present her yarn-based wall works that depict animals in trauma. Akin to road-kill, each animal has a painterly like quality, with pieces of yarn oozing out of their bellies. Rob Hackett will premiere a new site-specific installation piece that focuses on both structure and intervention. Magali Hébert-Huot will explore masculinity and architecture through prints and sculptures that use materials such as brightly colored waxes and plastics. Presenting images of flaccid axes, Hébert-Huot hopes to bring attention to the general use of an axe as a masculine activity. L. E. Doughtie will create an immersive geological mixed media installation. Lastly, at the Opening Reception on July 16, OluShola Cole will perform “#Pirate Jenny”, a piece that will explore the historical meeting point of pirates and slavery.

Young Blood will continue the tradition of exhibiting a diverse range of innovative, emerging artists. The 2015 exhibition includes 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 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: Christopher Attenborough, artist and part time faculty at MICA, Lu Zhang the Contemporary’s Business Manager, and Stewart Watson Director of Area 405, alongside MAP’s Director, Amy Cavanaugh Royce and MAP’s Program Assistant, Paul Shortt. Please join us Thursday, July 16, 2015, 6pm – 8pm for the Opening Reception with a special performance by OluShola A. Cole at 7pm.

MAP Program Advisory Committee: Joe Letourneau (Chairperson), Amy Boone-McCreesh, Laure Drogoul (Co-chair), Briony Evans Hynson,  Jeffrey Kent, Nate Larson, Cara Ober, Ada Pinkston, Amy Eva Raehse, Jan Razauskas, Stewart Watson, Steven H. Silberg, Jodi Hoover (Student seat) Lu Zhang and Christopher Attenborough.

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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MAP's Present IMPACT Artist, Becky Borlan, Unveiling New Public Art Work

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“ART LIVES HERE” IN COLLABORATION WITH & MARYLAND ART PLACE PRESENT “IMPACT” ARTIST, BECKY BORLAN, LIGHTING NEW PUBLIC ART WORK, PRISMS, to be unveiled at Landex site in PG County

Brentwood, MD – Funded by ‘Art Lives Here’ through Joe’s Movement Emporium, and Neighborhood Design Center in partnership with Landex Development Corporation, Becky Borlan will officially light and unveil public art piece, PRISMS at the site of the new Studio 3807 June 3rd at 7 pm. The unveiling ceremony will take place from 6 – 8 pm with light food served at neighboring Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Arts Center. Gateway Community Development Corporation’s 39th Street Gallery will also be open to the public. This free event takes place at 3901 Rhode Island Ave in Brentwood, MD and will include food, drink and a presentation of the piece at 7 pm. This event is made possible by Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Maryland Art Place, and Neighborhood Design Center.

Borlan describes her piece as a “functional beacon, bringing people into the space” working closely with architect Marcus Monroe and Jesse Robinson to create “flexible space that facilitates public interaction and sets the stage for the community to adopt the area.” Borlan and collaborators will begin installation May 9th during the 2015 Annual Gateway CDC Open Studios Tour.

The event is also an opportunity to celebrate Gateway Arts District artists who are featured on the fence warp of the site. Executive Director of Joe’s Movement Emporium, Brooke Kidd, says “the Gateway Arts District is our artists; they are our best asset.” Kidd and Mingus Communications’ Michelle Lee were instrumental in the free artist photo shoots that provided 140 artist who live and/or work in the Gateway Arts District an opportunity to get high quality portraits. Local photographers Marketa Ebert, Charles Steck, Evan Wilder, Krista Schyler and Valerie Phillips took the photos in locations all over the Gateway Arts District. Demolition on “The Plumber’s Building” began mid-February and is due to be replaced by Studio 3807, a 250,000-square-foot complex with 147 apartments, retail space and artist workspace.

IMPACT is a public art initiative developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s programming to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique and are developed based on the partnering site.

Art Lives Here is the creative placemaking project and visibility campaign of the Gateway Arts District, a two-mile corridor along Route 1 that utilizes arts-led economic redevelopment to unite the towns of Hyattsville, North Brentwood, Brentwood and Mount Rainier, MD. Planning partners include Art Works Now, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Gateway Community Development Corporation, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council and Red Dirt Studio. For more information about Art Lives Here please visit artlivesheremd.wordpress.com or call 301-699-1819.

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.

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

MAP ANNOUNCES 18TH ANNUAL OUT OF ORDER EVENT

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MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP) ANNOUNCES 18TH ANNUAL OUT OF ORDER EVENT

TUESDAY THE 14TH, APRIL 2015 -- Maryland Art Place (MAP) eagerly anticipates the return of its 18th Annual Spring Benefit & Silent Auction, Out of Order (OOO) on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7’oclock in the evening. The iconic fundraiser will take place at 218 West Saratoga Street 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 artists of all kinds to showcase their works and for collectors to acquire contemporary art at low silent auction prices.

Out of Order 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. 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. Artists and art lovers mix and mingle while enjoying music, wine and beer, along with a signature cocktail and dessert table. Also included in the evening’s festivities are: A guest appearance by the Baltimore Oriole mascot; Body art and body painting by Abby Fitzgibbon and live music by Super City in the 14 Karat Cabaret.

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.

For the second year in a row, 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 and includes entertainment by DJ John Eaton.

This year MAP is pleased to present the 2015 IMPRINT artist, Leah Miriam Cooper. IMPRINT is an annual program that highlights one singular, specific contemporary artist that is excelling in their selected media at the OOO event each year. Editioned replications will be sold throughout 2015 and the selected artist will be highlighted on the MAP website. Ms. Cooper’s image, Sleeping: February 4, 1942, a work stemming from her thesis work at the Maryland Institute College of Art will be sold the evening of the event.

For the sixth year, MAP is also 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.

HOW TO GET TICKETS

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

SPONSORSHIPS are available starting at $250, which includes ticket packages, prominent name/logo recognition and more! Connect with Amy at 410.962.8565 or amy@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 21, 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.

The cost to participate will be $10 dollars for everyone!

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.

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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES 2015 IMPRINT ARTIST, LEAH MIRIAM COOPER

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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES 2015 IMPRINT ARTIST, LEAH MIRIAM COOPER

April 7, 2015 -Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce this year's IMPRINT Artist, Leah Miriam Cooper and her selected image, Sleeping: February 4, 1942, a work stemming from her thesis work at the Maryland Institute College of Art. This year is the fourth year of MAP’s Annual IMPRINT Program which honors one singular contemporary artist who has demonstrated excellence within their selected media.

The goal of the IMPRINT program is to support artists by increasing the visibility of their work, and by promoting sales. Artists benefit by being highlighted on MAP’s website, and through the sale of a funded artist print reproduction. (See: http://www.mdartplace.org/opportunities/imprint). MAP will also sell the reproduction at its annual benefits, or offer them as sponsor incentives, which furthers the artist’s name and work. The selected artwork will officially launch in conjunction with MAP’s Annual Spring Benefit, Out of Order (OOO) Friday, April 24th, 2015.

Sleeping: February 4, 1942 is a piece from the series Projections and Resemblance. Cooper states, “The following work is part of an in-progress series for my thesis. To create the images, I am converting old family photos in to 35mm slides and projecting them into my personal living space. I then capture the photo using digital photography. The Projections and Resemblance series is an effort to create a connection to my estranged familial past. The figures become apparitions occupying anachronistic domestic spaces allowing me to form a connection and relationship with past relatives that supersedes time and space.”  

Leah Miriam Cooper is a Baltimore artist that creates photographically-based works. Growing up in Rhode Island, Leah received her BFA from University of Rhode Island and her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She has displayed her work throughout the east coast including Boston, Providence, New York City, and Baltimore. Leah’s work is always growing and evolving as she continues to explore topics of identity, femininity, and the body. 

Out of Order (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. Patrons and collectors can view and bid on works from a wide range of regional artists - from emerging and student artists to established professionals. All artists are welcome to submit one work of art no larger than 40” x 40” with a 50/50 split for the artist and MAP. Revenue generated at Out of Order directly supports MAP’s programs, exhibitions and opportunities throughout the year furthering MAP’s mission. OOO will take place Friday, April 24 at 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201. For more information contact: Amy Cavanaugh Royce, amy@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. mdartplace.org. MAP is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, The William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund, and the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts & Sciences.

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

MAP ANNOUNCES NEW 2015 PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES NEW 2015 PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

March 6, 2015– Baltimore, MD: The Programming Advisory Committee or PAC at Maryland Art Place (MAP) is comprised of Maryland area artists and arts professionals who provide analyses and responses to proposals and annual exhibitions several times a year. MAP is excited to announce that Christopher Attenborough, Lu Zhang, Steven H. Silberg and Jodi Hoover (Student Seat) will be joining this prestigious sub-committee of Maryland Art Place’s Board of Trustees. The new PAC members will be in good company with existing PAC members: Joe Letourneau (Chair), Amy Eva Rahese, Jan Razauskas, Jeffrey Kent, Laure Drogoul (Co-Chair), Stewart Watson, Nate Larson, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Cara Ober, Peggy Fox, Ada Pinkston, Dawn Gavin, Brian Young & Briony Evans Hynson.

About MAP’s New PAC Members: Chris Attenborough was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BFA in photography from Maryland Institute College of Art (2005) and a MFA in Studio Art from the Burren College of Art, National University of Ireland (2009). He has also studied at the Royal College of Art, London. Attenborough is the co-founder of the Roving Project: a wandering gallery occupying slack space for short-term exhibitions, he has exhibited at the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Monster Truck, Seven (Miami Art Fair), Catalyst, (E)merge (DC Art Fair), Queens Art Express, G126, and most recently De Buck. Chris was also Co-Director of "Plywood" a pop-up site for creative practice in north Baltimore and is part time faculty at MICA. Currently Chris is on the creative team a Union Craft Brewing and is working toward producing SPARE - an accessible journal of leisure.

Lu Zhang received her MFA in Painting at the Frank Mohr Institute in the Netherlands and her BFA in General Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).  Lu has exhibited her drawings and installations in the United States, France, and the Netherlands. In 2010, Lu received a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council for Works on Paper. She was awarded The Trawick Prize Young Artist Award in 2011 and a Rubys Artist Project Grant in 2014. Lu is the Business Manager at The Contemporary and teaches part-time at MICA.

Steven H Silberg is an image-influenced, material-based, cross-media artist with a background ranging from photography to book conservation. Working in image, video, and interactive installation, he engages each medium as a literalist. Silberg’s work has been enjoyed regionally, at venues including Baltimore’s ArtScape, the University of Maryland, and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts; nationally, at the University of Texas, Dallas, Missouri State University and Orange Coast College; California; and internationally at 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. Silberg received his MFA from MICA in 2004 and his BFA from the University of Delaware in 1997. He is a Lecturer in Foundations, concentrating in Photography and Video, at UMBC.

Jodi Hoover (Student Seat) is an MFA candidate at Towson University.  There she continues her work with printmaking, bookbinding and drawing. Jodi also holds an MLS from University of Maryland College Park and is the Digital Media Librarian at UMBC.  

The PAC at Maryland Art Place functions as a structured way for individual members to share their opinions and perspectives, discuss relevant themes, and develop recommendations in a focused, small group structure. The PAC’s advisory decisions are discussed with MAP’s Program Manager and Executive Director to determine programming feasibility and continuity. Meanwhile guest curators may be invited to organize and develop exhibitions at MAP.

Connecting artists with communities for 34 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, connect with Paul Shortt, Program Assistant at 410.962.8565 | paul@mdartplace.org 

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MAP KICKS OFF 2015 WITH “ON THE MIND”, AN EXHIBITION EXPLORING BRAIN FUNCTION

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MARYLAND ART PLACE KICKS OFF 2015 WITH “ON THE MIND”, AN EXHIBITION EXPLORING BRAIN FUNCTION.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present “On the Mind”, an exhibition that explores varying perspectives on the brain by artists Mónica López-González, Jon Malis, Lee Gainer & Nancy Andrews. The exhibition will include a variety of media from large-scale acrylic paintings highlighting recollection and memory to works on paper and digital media pieces. “On the Mind” will be the first major public exhibition to take place in MAP’s newly renovated gallery space.

Mónica López-González takes a detailed look at our minds on creativity. Through her studies on improvisation she unfolds what happens when one part of the brain assumes all responsibility in the creative process, while the other part of the brain quite literally lays dormant. Mónica states, “I use both improvisatory techniques within black and white photography, and musical improvisation within cinema and theatre to explore the process of spontaneous creative thinking and emotion perception.”

Artist, Jon Malis explores the brain as an object and early attempts to capture, read, preserve and understand the brain. Through his photography we, the onlookers, may view the brain as both terrifying and beautiful. His images examine an archive of hundred-year-old scientific studies of the human brain, produced by pathologists at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, one of the oldest mental health institutions in this country.

Conversely, Lee Gainer explores memories; how they are constructed and relied upon. Her vibrant acrylic paintings include a multitude of overlapping imagery, harking on the confusion ‘that our memories may inhibit our ability to accurately recall a past experience or place’.

Lastly, Nancy Andrews uses her personal experiences as a platform for intense dialogue surrounding delirium and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after her stay in a post-operative, intensive care unit (ICU) in 2006. Nancy explores her memories through the creation of drawings and motion pictures in an effort to reconstruct and externalize her experience in the hospital. The creative output works with material related to very dark hallucinations during her ICU stay and the after effects of health-related trauma. She has since dedicated much energy to educating the public through her art about post-ICU PTSD, delirium in the ICU and the many ways individuals can be affected by these conditions.

Nancy Andrews will be presenting a screening of her film, “On a Phantom Limb” in conjunction with this exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art, February 25, 2015 at 8pm. The screening will include a panel discussion with two leading health professionals in the area of delirium, Karin Neufeld and Marianne Shaughnessy, who are part of the American Delirium Society.

“On the Mind” is supported by the American Delirium Society who will be printing bookmarks for the exhibition to raise awareness about issues related to PTSD and delirium.

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