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 Entry: MASKerade

Call for Entry (COE): MASKerade

Application Deadline: Friday, October 30

We are excited to announce a call to artists to participate in Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund MASKerade Baltimore – a Mask Design Competition & Virtual Event to raise awareness of and fundraise for issues facing the LGBTQ community. Since launching in 2018, the LGBTQ Fund at BCF has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing art and culture events  and supporting young people with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to partner with BCF this year to help support their efforts in raising awareness. MAP will be running and managing the online auction made available to artists throughout the state and beyond to participate for free. All artists and bidders must register with Givesmart to view the auction which will not be made LIVE until November 7.



  • Artists and non-artists must use the provided COVID mask to participate. Template for reference included HERE.

  • Masks must be finished per finishing instructions to be included in the exhibition (chin dart must be closed and twill threaded).

  • There is no fee to enter.

  • All participants must register a loan agreement (google form) with Maryland Art Place HERE

  • You cannot register in full without a fully executed image of your mask.

  • Proceeds will be split 40% to the artists and 60% to the LBGTQ Fund. Your portion of proceeds contributed to the Fund are considered a donation. You may donate more.

  • Masks may be picked up through October 6 at one of the following locations:

Jill Andrews Gowns 3355 Keswick Rd, Baltimore MD 21211

Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm.


MAP located at 218 W Saratoga St.

Tuesday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm

  • You may be as creative as you would like!

  • If you are unable to pick up a mask please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org to make alternate arrangements.

  • If you do not have a Google account email Caitlin@mdartplace.org for a PDF version of the application. 

PICK UP PROTOCOL: Masks can be picked up through October 6, Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm. PICK UP ADDRESS: Jill Andrews Gowns 3355 Keswick Rd, Baltimore MD 21211. OR you can pick up from MAP located at 218 W Saratoga St. Tuesday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm. We are following the general CDC protocol conduct. Please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and be thoughtful of others. Fill out and sign the sheet on the clipboard with your corresponding packet number, name, cell number and email contact. PLEASE only take ONE mask. If you are picking up for another artist, have their info available and fill out the paperwork accordingly. The front door to the lobby will be unlocked; there will not be time slots to pick up. If you are unable to pick up a mask from the specified location, we will work with you to arrange shipment. 

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS: The masks will be flat, with all edges finished except the chin dart. The chin dart can be stapled, taped or sewn to make the 3-D effect. Twill and tap e will be included and threaded through the channels (this is how the mask is secured to the face). Be as creative as you like! 

SUBMISSION DETAILS AND TIMELINE: When submitting an image of your mask, you MUST take a high-quality image of your completed mask on a white backdrop. (a high res iphone/or similar device image is fine). Any images taken on a different substrate are subject to exclusion.  


Monday, August 24:  Release Call to Artists & Community to Participate

MASK PICKUP: Through October 6,  Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am to 5pm

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 30

Saturday, November 7: Auction Launch 10am

Friday, November 13: Auction closes 10pm

Tuesday, November 17 – Saturday, November 21: Mask Drop Off

Submission Questions? Contact caitlin@mdartplace.org | Press: Contact amy@mdartplace.org

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. www.mdartplace.org

Masks provided by Jill Andrews with Quality Mask Supply 


Call for Entry: Under $500: 11/13/2020


Application Deadline: November 13, 2020

Application Form and Full Prospectus HERE

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. Artworks will be exhibited at MAP Saturday December 12, and Sunday, December 13, 2020, for a first-come first-serve, ticketed, two-day event which will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. Artwork will then be featured ONLINE – for a virtual sale running Tuesday, December 15Saturday, December 19

October 14 – Call For Entry, 5pm

November 13 – Call For Entry Deadline

Week of November 24 – Artists Notified of Selection

Tuesday, December 1 – Saturday, December 5– Artwork Drop Off – 11am-4pm

Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13, 2020 – Under $500

Tuesday, December 15 - Saturday, December 19 - UNDER $500 Online Sales Event

The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each artist (scale dependant – in the case of smaller works more than 3 pieces may be accepted). Each individual piece will retail for $500 or less. Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the event. Artists who plan to attend must RSVP, please email Caitlin@mdartplace.org to reserve your spot!  Selected artists will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form to fill out inquiring anecdotal information to help better engage patrons with the artists and their work. UNDER $500 is MAP’s winter benefit. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 between Maryland Art Place and the artist. For the full prospectus and application click HERE

Event details to follow


Call for Artists: Downtown Groups Launch #ArtOfBaltimore

Call For Artists 

Downtown Groups Lauch #ArtOfBaltimore:Issue Call for Artists to participate in Digital Placemaking Campaign is part of a larger series of Coronavirus responses Planned by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

To help support local artists and spark positive energy as we adjust to the economic and cultural impact of the COVID-19 virus, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB), Maryland Art Place, and the BROMO Arts & Entertainment District, have launched #ArtOfBaltimore. This campaign with a heart will display works by local artists on digital signage throughout Downtown Baltimore neighborhoods. 

“With so many hospitals, first responders, restaurant workers, and residents, Downtown is still a busy place. We wanted to do something that both supports local artists and brings uplifting imagery to public spaces,” said Shelonda Stokes, Downtown Partnership’s Interim President. “Art is healing for the soul.” 

#ArtOfBaltimore is one of several new programs being rolled out by Downtown Partnership beginning this week. As the leading advocate for property owners, businesses, and nearly 43,000 residents in the heart of Central Maryland, DPOB is preparing a multi-pronged strategy to help people through the unprecedented economic and social challenges associated with the Coronavirus. The initiatives include direct assistance to businesses, informational webinars, and promotions to help restaurants and artists.

For #ArtOfBaltimore, a call went out on Tuesday for works by local artists, in any original medium, that will be displayed on Baltimore’s 13 Interactive Kiosks (IKEs) and the large format video sign on the track level at Penn Station. Each artist will receive a licensing fee and additional promotion of their work on DPOB social media channels.

The campaign will begin displaying the art on Monday, April 6, and will run for 10+ weeks, with a rotating set of two artists featured every 14 days. Selected artists will receive a $250 licensing fee per unique artwork featured on the IKE kiosks, as well as promotion on all usages of artworks. Artist name, artwork title, website and/or social media handles will be included or linked wherever possible.

The Call for Artists and details about #ArtOfBaltimore are posted at: www.GoDowntownBaltimore.com. Daily updates about other Coronavirus assistance programs will be posted there in the coming days and weeks.

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is a non-profit corporation creating a more vibrant Downtown community for businesses, property owners, residents, and employees.  Through its many initiatives, Downtown Partnership improves Downtown’s quality of life by increasing investment, retaining business, solving transportation challenges, improving parks and green space, and creating workforce development opportunities.  For more than 30 years, these programs have been good for Downtown and good for Baltimore.  

For more information click: HERE

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 caitlin@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.

Contact Us

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