Opportunities

MAPortunities

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.

Maportunities

Artist Opportunities

IMPACT: At Hotel Indigo

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.

 

Out of Order 2022

OUT OF ORDER INSTALL: Friday, April 8 | 7 am to Midnight 

KIDOOO INSTALL: Saturday, April 9 | 11 am to 4 pm 

OOO EVENT & SILENT AUCTION: Friday, April 22 | 6 pm - 10 pm

AFTER PARTY: Friday April 22 | 10 pm to 1 am 

Maryland Art Place (MAP) eagerly anticipates the return of its Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, Out of Order (OOO) on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 6’oclock in the evening. This year Out of Order turns 25!! The auction will be both a virtual and physical exhibition and will be held in the MAP building located at 218 West Saratoga Street, just within the Bromo Arts District. Out of Order (OOO) is a highly celebrated exhibition-event, and a ‘one-night-only’ opportunity for patrons and collectors to acquire contemporary art at unbelievably low silent auction prices. 

This year’s theme for OOO is  Alice in WOOOnderland!  Jump down the rabbit hole and join the celebration in support of local & regional artists. Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door. Tickets include light tastings and an open bar. All tickets also include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP's accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition to be held on the 2nd floor of the MAP building the very same evening.  Parents/guardians of KIDOOO may attend at a discounted price of $25 presale and $30 at the door. Arrow Parking will be providing free parking for OOO guests at the Arrow Lot across the street from Maryland Art Place on Saratoga Street.  

Submission Requirements and Install: 

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served basis. Installation will take place Friday, April 8, 2022 from 7am - midnight. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's first floor gallery space @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Arts District! You must be able to install your own work on April 8th to participate in the exhibition.

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang. (size requirement is 40" x 40" or less)
  • Artists must install their own work on Artist Install day, Friday April 8 between the hours of 7am and midnight
  • NO Application fee to exhibit! 
  • The work you include in Out of Order must be for sale. The proceeds from the silent auction are split 50/50 between the artist and MAP. All works will be silently auctioned Friday, April 22, 2022 from 6 -10pm

Participating artists receive free admission to OOO!

Questions? Come to the Artist Information Workshop on Saturday, April 2nd from 1 - 3pm. Maryland Art Place is located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park and Howard streets. On-street, and garage  parking available.

Visit MAP's exhibition page for more information or read the full prospectus online. This year all bidding will be entirely virtual. Loan agreements can be filled out on site when you deliver your work. Please bring your phone to complete the loan form virtually. We will have staff and volunteers on-site to assist you with this process. Email Caitlin, MAP's Exhibition Manager with any OOO inquiries, Caitlin@mdartplace.org.

MAP is proud to be partnering with The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) again this year—a nonprofit organization that works to enrich lives by increasing access to original visual art within underserved communities, allowing individuals who might not otherwise have an opportunity, to experience the beauty and inspiration that art enables. An example of recipient agencies include: homeless and battered women’s shelters, mental health facilities, and substance abuse centers, amongst several others. 

About Out of Order:

By covering the walls from floor to ceiling, Out of Order provides a salon-style display space for hundreds of artists to hang their work wherever they please. OOO plays host to a variety of artists and professionals practicing in the visual arts and is a great opportunity for students and emerging artists to get their feet wet in Baltimore’s creative sector.  

MAP is happy to continue KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order.  KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, extending MAP's services to students in elementary, middle and high school level art classes.  

Interested in contributing to OOO? Consider an OOO sponsorship starting at $250. Connect with Amy Cavanaugh Royce: 443.889.0869 or amy@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

     
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