Maryland Art Place offers a variety of opportunities to artists throughout the year ranging from exhibition open submissions and general calls for entry. Below is a listing of MAP's current opportunites. Artists and curators wishing to submit a proposal to MAP may do so through the “open submission” process which will be posted soon.


Artist Opportunities

Call for Writing Submissions: Beyond Beautiful 11/1


BEYOND BEAUTIFUL: The One Thousand Love Letters Project

Application Deadline: November 1, 2018 by midnight

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proudly accepting love letters of all types on behalf of “The One Thousand Love Letters Project” and the exhibition “Beyond Beautiful”, created and curated by artist Peter Bruun. This exhibition is slated to open January 17, 2019 at Maryland Art Place, with a partner site for the exhibition located at Area 405.

ABOUT “BEYOND BEAUTIFUL”: Beyond Beautiful focuses on eight topics: “Wild Horses” - Love’s tenacious hold through addiction and mental illness; “Forever Family” - Love as the foundation through thick and thin; “Cupid’s Arrow” - The power of romantic love and its sway; “Love Thyself” - Where the healing power of love begins; “Such Sweet Sorrow” ~ The ache of loss and lingering aroma of deathless love; “Drive All Night” - love abides despite barriers or physical distance; “Honeysuckle Words” ~ Words of love from writers and poets in all their nuance and “The Thousand Things” - Love in all its surprise, its beauty, its infinite colors.

Maryland Art Place is seeking individuals to contribute love letters to participate in creating content for this unique exhibition. Peter Bruun, both curator and artist, will use these love letters to create 1,000 artistic responses to be displayed in the exhibition at MAP and Area 405. To date, Bruun has created over 600 drawings using excerpts from participant’s letters to contribute to “The One Thousand Love Letters Project”. Letters do not need to be submitted based on the above listed topics and can be submitted digitally or physically.

Love letters of all kinds are accepted: of joy and loss, regret & titillation, complexity & simplicity. *Submissions may consist of actual letters, or poetry or prose in any format dedicated to love: a eulogy, a poem, a text message, a note scrawled on a napkin. They can be to a romantic interest, a friend, a family member, an idea, or yourself.

To download the full prospectus and more information on how to apply, click here.  

Questions? Contact  naomi@mdartplace.org. 

Call For Entry: Hotel Indigo: Rolling

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

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.

General Guidelines & Information

  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60
  • MAP only accepts 2-d works - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

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

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP’s website and social media platforms
  • Exhibition postcards

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here. Questions? Email naomi@mdartplace.org.


Call for Entry: Under $500: 11/2

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 14 and Saturday, December 15, 2018, this two-day event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region.  Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event with an open wine and beer bar, along with light tastings with a holiday twist.

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 14. 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.

Deadline: November 2, 2018 @ midnight

To download the full prospectus, click here

For more information, contact naomi@mdartplace.org.

Our Mission

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

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