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UNDER 500 artists Announced

UNDER $500

Artists Announced! 

We're excited to announce our seventh annual UNDER $500 artists!  Join us on Saturday, December 14 at our affordable art sale where you can purchase original works of art at a price point of $500 or less by talented artists: Jackie AndrewsRedeat AssefaCourtney BanhAmy Boone-McCreeshFlorencio Lennox CampelloBeth Caruso, Sejong ChoEmily CucalonPeter CullenMatthew DavisKatie DelaneySara DittrichJim DoranElliot DoughtieMasha R. FardAndrew FlandersCat GunnPhaan HowngJackie Hoystead, Eric JenkinsMegan KoeppelMagnolia LaurieRosa LeffDereck Stafford MangusAmanda MillinerGreg MinahUrsula MinerviniTara MulderKatie PumphreyMary Claire PriceStephen ReichertAlexis SanfordGretchen SchermerhornBecca SchwartzMichael StevensonMary SwannEmily UchytilRichard Weiblinger, and Sheila Wells. 

This year's theme is flannel, so come dressed like a lumberjack, and get axe-ited about giving the gift of art this holiday season. Come Saturday, December 14 at 6 o'clock for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase work that you can take home that night! Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event. Tickets are available for purchase in advance online or at the door the evening of the event.

Thanks to our Sponsors: MISSION MEDIA, Liz & Ned Courtemanche, SHIFT, Ted and Faith Millspaugh, Amina and James Weiskerger, Greenspring Associates



WE LOVE UNION CRAFT BREWING and Spirits of Mt. Vernon! 

Cat Gunn // Hotel Indigo

Cat Gunn
SUPER BLOOM
On View: November 19, 2019 - January 10, 2020
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 | 6pm - 8pm
Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street
Free & Open to the Public


Maryland Art Place (MAP) in partnership with Hotel Indigo, are pleased to present its last exhibition of the year at Hotel Indigo by introducing new works by Baltimore based emerging artist, Cat Gunn! As an abstract painter, Gunn is known for re-interpreting the boundaries of the traditional canvas. Gunn's paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The reception will be held on WednesdayDecember 18th from 6 to 8pm.

Artist Statement
"My work pushes notions of androgyny and queer, combining both masculine and feminine qualities to establish something that is gender-neutral, gender fluid, transgender, or gender queer. My practice serves as rigorous experimentation that employs a scientific approach; I often juggle multiple paintings and add layers simultaneously to each current work, marginally altering a property to study the outcome. I also employ craft materials, primarily glitter, in order to recall femme, makeup, club, or drag cultures. Assorted recipes bring about diverse results, allowing my work to be a survey of potentially queer objects.
Being a painter who is strongly concerned with materiality, I allow the physicality of my work to arise from the alchemy of the paint. I often use various mediums and processes to create paint from scratch, break it down, change opacity and viscosity, adjust chromatic properties, or alter surface qualities as I feel needed. Various types of paint mixtures are layered over time, only to be smeared, scraped, and sanded, charging the work with a visceral energy that refers back to the physicality of process and the body. The process of covering and erasing these layers I have built up creates a back-and- forth of additive and subtractive, an accumulation and a diminishing. My current paintings revolve around the notion of creating space, particularly through abstraction from a queer perspective with a playful awkwardness. These self-contained worlds are made up of repeating stripes, gradated forms, twisted squiggles, and organic shapes. Skewed geometry with hard edges flirt with expressive grounds and fields of color, creating an ambiguous space that is dizzying, strange, and dynamic. The quirky geometry and irregularity of patterns allow for vulnerable and imperfect moments, and are equally about sameness as they are about difference. The work, both as physical objects and as windows into an illusionistic world, suggests a transfer between states— erratic and ever-evolving."

Cat Gunn is an artist living and working in Baltimore who identifies as non-binary transgender and queer. They create abstract paintings with layers of oil paints and mediums built up over time, using a variety of techniques to manipulate the alchemy of the paint. Gunn has recently exhibited work at Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, MD, Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, MD, Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, 40 West Arts Gallery in Lakewood, CO, and Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA among others.
Gunn received a BFA in Painting from Towson University.

Maryland Art Place 2019 Fall Benefit

Join Maryland Art Place at MAP in celebrating our 2019 Fall Benefit on Saturday, November 9th from 7pm to Midnight
 
This year's theme is Great Gatsby, so come in your finest Roaring 20s attire. Enjoy live music and delicious food to the backdrop of our 2nd Tri-Annual Maryland State Artist Registry Juried Exhibition. Get excited for an evening of live entertainment by performing artists selected from the 2nd Tri-Annual MSAC Juried Show. Performance artists include Dominique Zeltzman, Shonnita Johnson, Stephanie Barber, and Nicoletta de La Brown. David Page will perform in the main gallery. Noah McWilliams' new media work will be on view on the 2nd floor. Aaron Oldenburg will have a VR station on the 5th floor, where Virginia Sperry’s wonderful art installation “Life Forms” can be viewed. 
 
Mariah Bonner, a Baltimore born and raised entertainer and cabaret singer will ease us into a night of dancing.  Mariah will be followed by JUMPIN' JUPITER, a lively rockabilly band who can't wait to shake up the speakeasy, so get ready to get rowdy!  Drag Queens Bambi Galore and Miss Calculated will be on-site passing out candy cigarettes and dressed to impress in their Gatsby-themed attire. Pixilated will be there to document the evening. Pose in your 1920's garb and get tipsy while we cheer to MAP!
 
Get a drink at the local watering hole supplied by Union Craft Brewing who generously donated some brews for the event. Guest Bartender Aaron Joseph will be serving prohibition themed cocktails with the vodka and rum so kindly donated by VDKA6100 and Papa’s PilarSpirits of Mt. Vernon is bringing the wine and champagne. But let’s not forget about food which Noona’s graciously donated. The menu leaves little to be desired.  So chow down and drink to your heart’s content, celebrating MAP. 
 
To purchase tickets click HERE
For sponsorship information click HERE or email Amy@mdartplace.org
 
A special thank you to Billy Michels Photography

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors: Mission Media, Cordish Family Fund, Whitney and Michael Levandusky, Mary Ann Mears & Robert Embry, Atlas Restaurant Group, Cyberwire, JC Porter Construction, Landmark Partners, Old Town Construction, Elemental Metalworks, and Glass & Associates

UNDER 500

Call for Entry: Under 500

CALL FOR ENTRY DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019 @ Midnight

BALTIMORE, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 --CALL FOR ENTRY: Have your work noticed and purchased by area buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition. On Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, 2019, this two-day event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region.

The exhibition will include 1-3 works by each artist with each individual piece retailing for $500 or less. Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the opening event on Friday, December 13.  Selected artists will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form in an effort to simultaneously promote the artist during the event. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 with each artist.
TIMELINE September 20 – Call For Entry, 5pm

November 1 – Call For Entry Deadline

Week of November 18 – Artists Notified of Selection

Tuesday, December 3 – Saturday, December 7 – Artwork Drop Off – 11am-4pm

Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14, 2019 – Under $500

NOTE: Proposals should be emailed to assistant@mdartplace.org no later than Friday, November 1, 2019 at Midnight. Subject line: Under $500 Application.
For full prospectus and to access the application please click HERE

 

Saloni Shah // Hotel Indigo

Saloni Shah 

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

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public
About the Artist: Born in Mumbai, Shah grew up surrounded by beautiful textiles, traditional folk art, and vibrant street art. This zeal for detailed and bold art persisted as she shifted to the UK and later to the US. Shah's artwork serves as a reflection of her experience and aims to introduce narratives from one place to another. Shah's international perspective honed her appreciation and elevated the importance of sharing culture from a perspective that is removed from stereotypes. Shah's work focuses on depicting culture in a respectful manner that expresses contemporary perspectives which contrasts from the farfetched labels.

 

CyberWire: Creating Connections Finalist Announced

2019 CyberWire: Creating Connections Finalist


MAP in partnership with CyberWire would like to congratulate Jackie Hoysted on being selected as 2019's Cyberwire: Creating Connections Artist! We are beyond thrilled!

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Hoysted, (b. Dublin, Ireland) based in Montgomery County, Maryland, is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist, curator, and activist. She has had solo exhibitions across the US and has been featured in the: Washington Post, Washington City Paper, HuffPost, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Reno Gazette-Journal. Hoysted is the recipient of grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Vermont Studio Center, and multiple grants from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Hoysted is the co-founder of ArtWatch, a DC artist collective focused on positive political activism that realized the One House Project (2017 & 2018) – a collaboration of 300 DMV artists standing up for equality and inclusion. Additionally, she is a curator for the DC organization Solas Nua that focuses on presenting contemporary Irish art. Hoysted has a degree in computer science from Trinity College Dublin and a fine arts degree from the George Washington Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

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. CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cybersecurity domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them.

 

Baker Art Awards 10 Year Retrospective

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2019
Contact: Caitlin Gill
p) 410.962.8565
email) caitlin@mdartplace.org

In partnership with the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland Art Place celebrates 10 years of the Baker Artist Awards with a new exhibition featuring over 30 recipients of the Mary Sawyers Baker and Mary Sawyers Imboden Prizes, Since 2008, the Baker Artist Awards have recognized over 100 artists in the Baltimore region and awarded over $900,000 in prize money to artists working in all disciplines who exemplify excellence in three areas: Mastery of Craft, Depth of Artistic Exploration and a Unique Vision.

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

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

To learn more, or view all of the Baker portfolios, please visit www.bakerartist.org  

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) is a membership and service organization that fosters a vibrant, diverse, sustainable, and collaborative arts and cultural community essential to the region's economic success and quality of life.

Conceived in 1997 and incorporated in 2001, GBCA serves artists and arts, culture, history, humanities, and heritage organizations as well as Universities and colleges in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carrol, Harford, and Howard counties in Maryland. GBCA focuses on four areas::Advocacy, Equity and Inclusion, Resources for the Sector, and Convening. Learn more at www.balatimoreculture.org

The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund commits its resources to enhance the region's economy and quality of life by making investments in arts and culture. Its grants support artistic and cultural organizations and their partners through initiatives that enhance an individual’s sense of self and pleasure and make Baltimore a more attractive place to live and work. Learn more at www.bakerfund.org

 

An Acquisition &; Print Replication Project

An Acquisition &; Print Replication Project


Application Deadline: Saturday, August 24, 2019 

CALL FOR  ENTRY: CREATING CONNECTIONS
Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the CyberWire, is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINTProject, MAP is working with the CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and the CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission (time permitting), and license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of the CyberWire’s 6 the Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 24, 2019.

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. The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cybersecurity domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that's important to them. As the aim of the CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cybersecurity, and would like to acquire a work of art 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 acquired or commissioned work. This opportunity is open to female artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. The selected artist(s) will be joining a wonderful roster of artists as this program has developed over the last five years. They are: Claire Girodie (year14’), Anna and Caroline Zellhofer (year 15’), Lindsey McCulloch (year 16’), Carmen Martini year 17’), and Shanthi Chandrasekar (year 18’). 

About the Women in Cyber Security Reception
Bringing together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum, this event will be an opportunity to get together and share what we are all passionate about—empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cybersecurity. This invitation-only event will be held at the International Spy Museum at L’Enfant Plaza overlooking the Washington Monument and the Capitol in Washington, DC.

The CyberWire & the Arts 
The CyberWire believes that having a thriving arts community is critical to the future of the state of Maryland—the place they have made their home. “Artists challenge the way we see and think about the world, and about ourselves—without this, we don’t learn, and we don’t grow; their work brings about new ideas, changes attitudes, and shapes culture—without this, we stagnate. The arts community is a wellspring of imagination and creativity—this is the fuel of innovation. The arts contribute immeasurably to the world we see around us, and to our quality of life—this creates a vibrant culture that attracts new residents, businesses, and sustains those that have already made their home here. We believe the arts are invaluable and desire our employees and their families to live and work in a visually and intellectually vibrant state for decades to come.” ~ The CyberWire team

For the Full Prospectus click HERE 
 

Andrew Gray // Hotel Indigo

Andrew Gray // Hotel Indigo

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to introduce paintings by Baltimore based emerging artist, Andrew Gray. Gray is known for his ability to merge his background in design and fine arts to create a unique visual language. Six of Gray's paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo's library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The exhibition will be on view July 20, 2019 - September 7, 2019, and is free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, July 24 from 6 - 8 pm. Hotel Indigo is located at 24 West Franklin Steet in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore city. 

About the Artist:
Andrew Gray is a painter and designer continuing his practices in Baltimore, Maryland. After receiving his BFA in Fine Arts and working two years in the professional field of design. His personal work lightly touches on concepts inspired by his very diverse upbringing as an African-American child.

"My experiences with painting and design influence my process as an artist. I’m attentive to the rendering level of a portrait and the subtle edges between colors equally to the use of hierarchy, text, and placement. My personal work lightly touches concepts inspired by my diverse upbringing as an African-American child. I study African-American history, Russian propaganda of the early 1900s, contemporary realism, and color abstraction."

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD.  MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.
 
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.

 

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

Maryland Art Place Announces The 2^nd Tri-Annual Maryland State Artist Registry Juried Exhibition.

Maryland Art Place Announces The 2^nd Tri-Annual Maryland State Artist Registry Juried Exhibition.

This September, Maryland Art Place (MAP) in partnership with the Maryland State Art Council (MSAC) (https://www.msac.org/) will host a statewide juried exhibition curated by a panel of jurors to highlight the wide range of artists and artwork featured on the Maryland State Art Council Artist Registry (https://www.msac.org/artist-registry-marketplace) The exhibition will take place at Maryland Art Place located at 218 West Saratoga St. from September 19 – November 10th. All Maryland artists who reside within the state are eligible and encouraged to apply. To be considered for the exhibition you must reside in Maryland, have a Maryland State Arts Council Artist Registry profile, and have created or updated your registry profile on or between the dates of June 26, 2019 – July 20, 2019. To join the registry please visit: https://www.msac.org/user/register. Jurors are to be announced at a later date.

How It Works:
Create or update an artist profile on the Maryland Artist Registry between the dates of June 26 – July 20, 2019. Artists may add up to 6 images, sound or video files (3 minutes max of sound or video will be viewed per artist). All media (including literary arts) will be considered with a heavy emphasis placed on visual and performing arts. When adding artwork users are required to include size, dimensions and titles. It is advantageous to upload artwork that is currently available. If selected for the exhibition the work must be available throughout the duration of the show from September 19 - November 10th. For questions or help creating your Registry Profile please contact Caitlin Gill: caitlin@mdartplace.org 
** Please note: In order for an artist profile to be visible on the registry at least one image must be uploaded; otherwise your profile will be invisible and unsuitable for review/consideration.

Dates For Open Call: Wednesday, June 26 – Saturday, July 20

About the Maryland State Arts Council
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) (https://www.msac.org/)  encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for all Marylanders. Its grants and programs support artists and arts organizations in their pursuit of artistic excellence, ensure the accessibility of the arts to all citizens and promote statewide awareness of arts resources and opportunities.

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.

MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP) CURATES OUTDOOR GALLERY ON HISTORIC HANOVER STREET BRIDGE FOR FOURTH OF JULY

June 25th, 2019: Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to to partner with the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP) (https://sbgpartnership.org/) , the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI) (http://www.youthresiliencyinstitute.org) , Fusion Partnerships, Inc. (http://fusiongroup.org/) , Weller Development and Port Covington (http://wellerdevelopment.com/)  to curate the newly established “Hanover Street Gallery: Reframing Pathways”, an outdoor gallery space on the Hanover Street Bridge façade. MAP was approached to join this larger team as a part of a bigger initiative to celebrate historic Cherry Hill and unite communities throughout South Baltimore through a major 4th of July Festival  (http://baltimore4th.com) intended to be one of the biggest celebrations in decades and the first of its kind on the Middle Branch.

MAP has carefully curated 24 works of art created by a diverse group of living artists with artworks primarily centered around abstraction, expressionism, and pattern & design. DIVERSITY - There are 11 male and 9 female artists participating in this project, all in varying stages of their career with an age range of 25 – 66 years old. While all of the artists are living and working in the State of Maryland a good portion of the group came from abroad. Countries of origin include: South Korea, Ireland, Greece, Poland, Mexico, and Germany. States of origin: Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, Kentucky, New Jersey, Arizona & Nebraska.

"Hanover Street Gallery: Reframing Pathways" will present replicated and enlarged original works of art printed on vinyl. Works will be printed up to 12 feet high. Tombstone information will be available for each artwork so that visitors will have access to referential information such as medium of original artwork and artists name. The Cherry Hill Side of the Bridge will use replicated painting detail from artist, Dirk Joseph for the 10 archway columns under the bridge. Hanover Street Gallery artists include: Ernest Shaw, Will Shanklin, Se Jong Co, Sarah Tilton, Ben Marcin (C. Grimaldis Gallery), Emily Uchytil, Katty Huertas, Elli Hernandez, Alfonso Fernandez (C. Grimaldis Gallery), Magnolia Laurie, Rene Trevino, Karl Connolly, Jenee Mateer, Minas Konsolas, Timothy J. Horjus, Amy Helminiak, Terence Hannum, Jowita Wyszomirska, Dirk Joseph, and Trace Miller (Goya Contemporary).

PARTNERS/ABOUT

The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (https://sbgpartnership.org/)  is a community development authority working in South and Southwest Baltimore. Funded by casino revenues, SBGP spends about $6 million each year to support the neighborhoods of its District. Some of this money is provided as grants to community organizations or nonprofit partners, and the rest is directly invested into programs. Under its strategic plan, SBGP focuses on parks and public spaces, fitness, and recreation, and helping neighborhoods to attract the kinds of investment they are looking for. This RFP is funded as part of SBGP’s ongoing effort to reinvent the Middle Branch as Baltimore’s next great waterfront, with 11 miles of parks, trails, recreation centers, and community-driven

The Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI) (http://www.youthresiliencyinstitute.org)  is an arts education organization dedicated to inspiring realization of the authentic self in children, youth and families. The YRI encourages and supports authentic living in the service of just, joyful and sustainable communities. The YRI produces the annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival  (https://cherryhillfest.com/) at Middle Branch Park in Baltimore, MD. The Youth Resiliency Institute is an organization under the umbrella of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Maryland.

Fusion Partnership Inc.’s (http://fusiongroup.org/)  mission is to be a catalyst for social justice and peace in Baltimore through fiscal sponsorship and collaborative action. We currently provide fiscal sponsorship and support the capacity building of approximately 100 projects and programs working for social change in the Baltimore region. We also sponsor the InFusion Community Grants program, which is a resident-led small grants program currently for residents in the East Baltimore neighborhoods of McElderry Park, Middle East, and C.A.R.E.

Port Covington is a 235-acre master-planned, mixed-use redevelopment project, with a prime location on the waterfront in Baltimore City. As one of the largest urban renewal efforts in the United States, the redevelopment of Port Covington will have a fundamental and far-reaching positive impact on Baltimore, it's economy and its future. At completion, the project is planned to include: up to 18 million square feet of new, mixed-use development; 2.5 miles of restored waterfront; and 40 acres of parks and green space accessible by all in Baltimore City. The Port Covington redevelopment is expected to generate thousands of new jobs, new businesses, better transit, more public parks, improved access to the waterfront, new space for manufacturing, fresh opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship and more for Baltimore City residents and its local workforce. The Port Covington Development Team is comprised of the various investors and stakeholders working together on the Port Covington project, including Weller Development (http://wellerdevelopment.com/) , Plank Industries, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, nationally known general contractors, world-class architects and designers, locally-owned construction and development businesses, and Minority Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) (http://www.mdartplace.org/)  inspires, supports and encourages artistic expression while recognizing the powerful impact the arts can have on our community. MAP believes that the arts are transformational and a necessary component of the human experience. MAP first and foremost serves living, emerging and mid-career artists with the understanding that we play a critical role in providing a platform for personal & professional artistic growth within the contemporary, visual, fine arts realm. Through MAP’s nearly 20,000 square foot building, we are also able to support and incubate myriad artists and creative businesses furthering our mission, vision, and values.  MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage with the public.

For more event details visit baltimore4th.com (http://baltimore4th.com/)

22 YEARS OF “OUT OF ORDER” (OOO), MARYLAND ART PLACE’S (MAP’S) ANNUAL FREE-HUNG BENEFIT EXHIBITION

22 YEARS OF “OUT OF ORDER” (OOO), MARYLAND ART PLACE’S (MAP’S) ANNUAL FREE-HUNG BENEFIT EXHIBITION

Maryland Art Place (MAP) announces the return of its Annual Spring Benefit & Silent Auction, ‘Out of Order’ (OOO) to be held Friday, April 5, 2019 from 7-10pm.

This iconic fundraiser will take place at the MAP building located at 218 West Saratoga Street, in the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District. OOO is one of the most celebrated annual events among the Baltimore arts community and provides an opportunity for both aspiring and seasoned artists to display their work for public view and purchase. “Last year (2018) MAP hosted 275 artists, selling 109 works of art. We expect no less this year.” Amy Cavanaugh, MAP’s Executive Director

Artwork will cover the MAP walls from floor to ceiling, as Out of Order provides a unique opportunity for artists of all genres and experience levels to hang their work in a salon-style exhibition. MAP expects over 400 guests to filter in and out of this year’s exhibition event. This is a wonderful opportunity for patrons and collectors to purchase artworks at very reasonable prices by artists new and old.  Artists and art patrons will mix and mingle, enjoying the evening’s events while getting a chance to bid on their perfect piece!

All guests can expect an evening of libations (Union Craft Brewing) and entertainment. DJ Ridiculous (Aran Keating) will host the night’s auction while guests nibble on food provided by La Cuchara (https://www.lacucharabaltimore.com) . For the third year MAP is bringing back its favorite drag queens, Bambi Galore & Whimsy Thrift who will be passing out fortune cookies
ala this year’s event theme of ”Numerology”. A roaming clairvoyant will be at hand, and the evening will conclude with an after party in MAP’s basement cabaret with local bands, Spooled Up (https://spooledup.bandcamp.com/releases) and Chaunter (https://chaunterband.bandcamp.com/releases) .

MAP will also be bringing back KIDOOO this year, a youth-driven OOO style exhibition. KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual OOO on April 5, 2019 on the 2^nd floor in the MAP Members Gallery.  KIDOOO was created specifically to engage youngsters in art making, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle school and high school level arts classes.  KIDOOO encourages young artists, ages five to sixteen, to apply.

Tickets to the April 5^th OOO Exhibition and Silent Auction are on sale now for $40 pre-sale on MissionTix (https://www.mt.cm/out-order-1) and $45 at the door. All tickets include free entry to KIDOOO.

MAP is pleased to offer an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a local charity.  For the tenth year, participating artists may choose to donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (
ACCR,) a nonprofit organization that works to enrich the lives of under-served members of our community through the access to public art within the Greater Metropolitan Washington, DC area.

The 2019 Out of Order host committee includes Alison Parker-Abromitis, Kyle Bauer, Liz Burger, Scott Burkholder, Liz S. Coutemanche, Chris Janian, Carlyn Thomas, and Dominique Zeltzman.

Any and all artists are invited to participate in Out of Order. During the Do-It-Yourself Installation Day on Friday, March 29, 7am – midnight, each participating artist can hang one original piece in the MAP gallery.  Each piece must be framed and ready to hang with dimensions equal to or under 40” x 40”. The open installation day for KIDOOO will take place on Saturday March 30, 2019 from 11am - 4pm in MAP’s Member Gallery. Each piece must be framed and ready to hang with dimensions equal to or under 24” x 24”.

For more information on tickets, sponsorship opportunities and artists submission for OOO or KIDOOO, please visit MAP’s website located at www.mdartplace.org (http://www.mdartplace.org/) .

About Maryland Art Place (MAP)
Maryland Art Place 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 (http://www.mdartplace.org/) . MAP is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council and the William G Baker Jr. Memorial Fund.

 

Maryland Art Places Features Artist, Ina Helrich, at Hotel Indigo!

Maryland Art Places Features Artist, Ina Helrich, at Hotel Indigo!

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Alex Cooper Auctioneers, is pleased to present its first exhibition of the year at Hotel Indigo featuring the artworks of the recently deceased Baltimore based artist, Ina Claire Helrich.  Five of Helrich's paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The exhibition will be on view January 24, 2019 –  April 15, 2019 and is free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 from 6pm - 8pm. Hotel Indigo is located at 24 West Franklin Street in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.

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

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

Alex Cooper Auctioneers will be auctioning Helrich's complete body of work as part of their Alex Cooper Art Select Auction program. The auction will be held online beginning April 17 through April 26. For more information click:

HERE (http://bid.alexcooper.com)

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD.  MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

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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Timothy J. Horjus // Hotel Indigo

PRESS RELEASE

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope you will join us in celebrating Timothy J. Horjus and Hotel Indigo.

 

 

Maryland Art Place and Area 405 Present Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters in partnership with Bruun Studios

Maryland Art Place and Area 405 Present Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters in partnership with Bruun Studios

January 2, 2019 Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Area 405 are pleased to present Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters in partnership with Bruun Studios. The exhibition will open January 17th, 2019, at 5:30 in the evening at 218 West Saratoga Street, located in downtown Baltimore. Beyond Beautiful will be on display through March 10, 2019.

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

MAP's main gallery lends itself to the display of hundreds of drawings organized around four of Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letter's eight themes: "Forever Family," "Cupid's Arrow," "Wild Horses," and "Love Thy Self." Four exhibition programs will take place at Maryland Art Place featuring performances such as poetry, music, and storytelling. Featured performers at these events include George Spicka, Abu the Flutemaker, Navasha Daya, Betsey Hobelmann, David Fukunle, Simone Speed, Ken Royster, QueenEarth, Kirk Wulf, ellen cherry, Phylicia Ghee, and more.

  • Forever Family, Thursday, January 17, 5:30-8:00 pm
  • Cupid's Arrow, Wednesday, February 13, 5:30-8:00 pm
  • Wild Horses, Thursday, February 21, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Love Thy Self, Thursday, March 7, 5:30-8:00 pm

Ernest Shaw’s piece, “Got Your Back”, is created especially for the exhibition and shown in the Forever Family section at Maryland Art Place. Shaw explains the symbolism in his painting as “to have your brothers back to the extent that you become one.”

Ken Royster, a Baltimore-based photographer and retired art professor from Morgan State University, has a knack for catching us in our most human moments. His photograph, entitled “Mary A.”, conveys in both body language and facial expression the euphoric exuberance accompanying romantic love, the subject of the Cupid’s Arrow section of the exhibition at Maryland Art Place.

Pat Dennis’ “Strength and Love” is included in the Wild Horses section of the—a section about love and addiction, as bumpy a ride as that upon a wild horse.

The exhibition will feature a video of the performance filmed by David Welch overlaid with a sound piece by Phylicia Ghee—created, especially for the Love Thy Self section of the exhibition. Much of Ghee’s work has a ceremonial quality, centering on a sense of oneness (and serenity) with the world, and the importance of healing attitudes and compassion toward one’s self.

For more information about Beyond Beautiful, visit http://www.onethousandloveletters.com.

About the Curator: Peter Bruun is an artist, educator, curator, and community activist in the arts. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1963 and raised in New York City, he moved to the Baltimore area in 1987 to attend graduate school. He has remained in the region ever since, currently dividing his time between Southwest Harbor, Maine, and Baltimore, Maryland. Bruun received a BA in Art History from Williams College in 1985 and went on to receive an MFA in 1989 from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) Mount Royal School of Art. For more information, visit http://bruunstudios.com/.

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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