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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 
 

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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. 
 

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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.
 

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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/)


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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.

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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.

www.mdartplace.org | map@mdartplace.org | 410.962.8565

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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.

www.mdartplace.org | map@mdartplace.org | 410.962.8565

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