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 Curators: Curators' Incubator

Exhibition on View:  May 17 - June 23, 2018

May 17, 2018: Curators' Incubator Opening Reception

To view the full prospectus click here!  To download the application, click here!

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to restore the Curators’ Incubator program, slated to open May of 2018.  MAP established Curators’ Incubator in 2004 as a platform for aspiring curators to grow. In this program, MAP’s gallery is made available to an emerging curator or curatorial team to develop a creative, curatorial vision as part of a 9-month mentored partnership initiative. The program provides approximately 2,200 square feet of gallery space in downtown Baltimore, located within the Bromo Arts District.

MAP is open to exhibition proposals of all types. Curators' proposals will be juried by MAP's staff and Programming Advisory Committee (PAC) this October, 2017. After the initial review of proposals, up to five curators will be selected for advancement to phase two of the application process where they will be required to formally present and expand upon their proposal to the PAC in November. 

Proposal Must Contain:

  • Online application form
  • Statement of intent
  • Short biography for each artist intended for inclusion in proposed exhibition
  • Comprehensive Budget (see prospectus for details)

Deadline to Apply: October 6, 2017


  • October 6, 2017: Complete Proposals Due
  • November 2017:  Select Proposal Presentations
  • December 2017: Curators Announced
  • May 17, 2018: Curators Incubator Exhibition Opening
  • May 17 - June 23, 2018: Exhibition on View

Questions?  Email MAP's Program Manager, Naomi, Naomi@mdartplace.org!

Call for Entry: Original Mask Display and Silent Auction: Altered Realities

Original Mask Display and Silent Auction

Altered Realities:  Fall Benefit Exhibition

Application Deadline (EXTENDED): Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by noon

To apply please save the following application and submit the required attachments to benefit@mdartplace.org.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to offer a free opportunity to exhibit an original, hand made, celebratory mask in Altered Realities, MAP’s Fall Benefit Exhibition. MAP will accept up to three masks per artist to be on display from September 14 – November 4, 2017 in MAP’s main gallery. The masks will be silently auctioned during MAP’s masquerade fundraiser event on October 28th (produced in partnership with Philanthropik). All proceeds will be split equally between the artist and Maryland Art Place.

Masks have been created historically for ritual, performance, protection and disguise. Artists are encouraged to use inspiration from historical and contemporary influences while designing their mask. For example, bright, festive masks have been created for traditions such as Carnival, celebrated across cultures, including countries in Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and South America. Masks can incorporate a wide range of materials including, but not limited to: paper mache, leather, ceramics, fabric, glass, gold leafing, feathers, beads and more. Masks can be thematic or purely decorative.

General Guidelines & Information

  • All masks will be auctioned off on October 28th at MAP’s Fall Benefit event and will be included in Altered Realities: MAP’s Annual Benefit Exhibition
  • ALL masks will have a starting bid of $100.00
  • Proceeds will be split 50/50 with the participating artist
  • All masks must fit within a scale of 16” X 16”
  • MAP will accept up to three masks per exhibitor
  • MAP will accept masks until the allotted gallery space becomes full (space is available on a first come first served basis)
  • Artists must submit a high quality photograph of their mask on a black backdrop. Image must have a 300 dpi resolution.
  • Images of the masks will be available for viewing in an online catalog before the auction

Application Fee: None

Please send your application to benefit@mdartplace.org by noon on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  Please contact naomi@mdartplace.org with any questions.


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 IMPRINT Project, 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, plus 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 4th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 17, 2017.

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 cyber security 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 cyber security 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.

Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017 @ Midnight

To apply please see the following application.  Send the completed application and required attachments to imprint@mdartplace.org 

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 250.
  • All reproductions will receive a ‘chop or seal’ noting The CyberWire as the publisher.
  • All reproductions will be printed on an agreed upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by The CyberWire.
  • **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed upon dimensions of this project as this will devalue the edition. Likewise, The CyberWire agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
  • The CyberWire 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 October 17, 2017.

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

  • $1,000 Cash Award
  • Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through: 
  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP and The CyberWire’s websites
  • The gifting of artist reproduction to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception
  • Acknowledgment at Women in Cyber Security reception on October 17, 2017

Application Fee: $10 for non-MAP members. Submit your fee by clicking on “Get Involved”, “Donate” on MAP’s website and simply adjust the fee to $10. Please attach your payment receipt to your application. 

Checks can be made payable to Maryland Art Place | c/o Benefit | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Member of MAP? Your submission fee will be waived. Please make a note in your submission that you are a member!

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