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MAP Announces: Out of Order Online!

Out of Order Online

Out of Order Call: Friday, June 19 - Monday, July 6

Out of Order Virtual Auction: 

Thursday, July 16 -Thursday, July 23rd 

As a result of the pandemic sweeping our nation, Maryland Art Place (MAP), like so many, has been forced to rethink, retool and re-imagine its programming. This year marks the 23rd year of Maryland Art Place’s (MAP’s) signature exhibition event “Out of Order” (OOO). MAP is very excited to announce that it will still be holding Out of Order, only this year it's virtual! MAP will launch the auction and make it available to anyone on an electronic device for free! 

As one of Baltimore’s longest-standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. Last year (2019) 289 artists participated in OOO and MAP sold 133 works of art. MAP aims to exceed these figures this year due to the event’s virtual reach, and also because this year OOO is open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Bidders can expect text messages when they have been outbid and may bid from their homes, offices, vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. 

Over the last 4-5 years MAP’s Staff, Board and Program Committee has witnessed some pretty great outcomes in cultivating the patronage of art, and we have the numbers to support that.  We’ve gone from 205 participating artists and 56 sales in 2016 to 289 artists and 133 sales in 2019. Income-generating opportunities for artists are so critical, especially right now. The arts sector is suffering. Now more than ever we need to consider how valuable the arts are in our lives, communities and general well-being.” Amy Cavanaugh, MAP’s Executive Director.

The OOO Online auction opens Thursday, July 16, running one full week through Thursday, July 23rd, 2020. The event link will be announced as “Live” on Thursday, July 23rd via MAP’s website and various social media outlets and newsletters. All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on July 23rd. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on July, 16 @

  • To submit an application for OOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image.
  • Artists may submit artworks beginning Friday, June 19 - Monday, July 6
  • There is a limit to one submission per artist
  • There is no submission fee for artists this year

You may only upload ONE image of the artwork submitted. Artwork may be no larger than: Longest side 1500 pixels, 72dpi. Please save your file as follows: artist last name_first name_OOO2020 EXAMPLE: Gill_Caitlin_OOO2020

Check out the full Prospectus HERE 

Sponsorship Opportunities are available on the event website. Please email Amy at for details

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.

Locus amoenus, Locus terribilis & Safe House

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to be partnering with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA’s) Curatorial Practices Program this spring. MAP will be hosting two exhibitions simultaneously by students of the program.

Locus amoenus, Locus terribilis is a multimedia group exhibition curated by Ashley He with works by artists: Antonio McAfee, Cooper Holoweski, Rebecca Ou, Dana Matthews, and Seungkyung Oh. The exhibition explores the transformation of the human body and psyche under various apocalyptic conditions, tracing the emergence of progression or degeneration in the endless cycle of birth, death, and re-birth.

The title, Locus amoenus, Locus terribilis is derived from the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, meaning the place of pleasure and the place of fear. In a series of commissioned works, conventional notions of what it means to be human are challenged, reflecting on how the value of life itself is brought sharply into focus at the time of crisis. Working in various media, including: photographs, videos, wearable arts, and site-specific installations, the artists investigate the labyrinthine complexity of the relationship between the individual, humanity, and the environment.

Safe House curated by Sungah Kang features the artwork of seven feminist artists based in Korea and also in the US. Each artist expresses their own perspectives on Feminism in different mediums. Artworks range from pop art painted images -to  video - to collage and ground installation. From the various angles of feminism, Safe House contains diversities in big movement. Because most of the artists are located in Korea, the exhibition promotes cross-cultural understanding for visitors based here in Baltimore. Exhibiting artists include: HeeJung Nam, Gyeongyeon Kim, Youngjoo Cho, Yunkyoung Cho, Kyuwon Kim, and Seyun Moon.

In light of COVID-19, we are all in an unprecedented and difficult moment. Every aspect of life has been interrupted, including cultural programming. As a response to the current uncertainty, Ashley He, Sungah Kang and MAP are launching an online exhibition which will also document the transition of this project under the pandemic. The online exhibition will be hosted on MAP's new virtual exhibitions page June 4 - June 27.

Make Studio // Hotel Indigo

Maryland Art Place (MAP) and  Hotel Indigo, are pleased to present an exhibition in partnership with Make Studio and the individuals they serve. Make Studio is a 501(c)3 community-based arts organization in Baltimore, MD, envisioning a world of acceptance and inclusion where art opens doors for everyone. Artworks by Make Studio artists will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The reception will be held on Thursday, February 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

“The diverse selection of artworks on display were created by several artists based at Baltimore’s Make Studio and was curated by the artists in collaboration with Maryland Art Place (MAP). Each artwork — by way of how it conveys the unique aesthetic and vision of each artist — converses with its neighbors in this context thanks to the vibrant hospitality at Hotel Indigo. 

Make Studio is a nonprofit community-based arts organization and inclusive gallery located in Hampden. Make Studio empowers artists with disabilities (37 and counting) to grow as professionals with vision and voice in their communities; we create opportunities to connect everyone through art. We envision a world where art opens doors for everyone.” - Make Studio

Make Studio Featured Artists: Clara Baker, Nadine Baldwin, Greg Bannister, Erika Clark, Aimee Eliason, Chuck Fischer, Tony LaBate, Bess Lumsden, Louis Middleton, Katelynn Herty, Alex Albert, and Dontavius Woody.



BROMO Announces New Director

Please join us in welcoming Emily Breiter to her new
position as Executive Director of The Bromo Arts District 

Join MAP in celebrating the hire of Emily Breiter, the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District (Bromo)  new Executive DirectorMAP is pleased to host a Happy Hour and Meet and Greet event on Thursday, January 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Join us in welcoming Breiter to the  Bromo Arts District and enjoy light fare and refreshments on us! Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

Breiter brings an extensive background in organizational development and arts engagement that will be invaluable as the District continues to grow and evolve. A Baltimore native and Downtown resident, Breiter previously produced events and business engagement services for Downtown Partnership. As Executive Director of the Bromo District, she will work with district stakeholders to increase the number of arts organizations and make it easier for artists to own property and monetize their work.
“Emily has a good sense of our existing cultural resources,” said Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Executive Director of Maryland Art Place and Chair of the Bromo A&E board. “I believe she will be welcomed to the District by all our cultural entities (artists and spaces alike) as well as help improve and streamline downtown’s cultural network. She will be an incredible resource for anyone looking to create in this rapidly redeveloping part of Baltimore.”
Initially, Breiter will focus on updating the 2015 strategic plan while providing more professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations. She also plans to improve the District’s branding and marketing.
“The Bromo District has had success mentoring artists and promoting the organizations at places like Le Mondo and Current Space,” Breiter said. “I’m looking forward to building on this with increased mentoring programs, artist attraction, and by working with the City and State to better integrate the arts into redevelopment projects happening throughout the District.”
Join us at Maryland Art Place, to meet Emily Breiter at a special happy hour onJanuary 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
For  event details click HERE


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Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

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