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 Artists: Young Blood


Submission Deadline: Friday, May 21 by Midnight 

Studio Visits: week of June 2nd - 9th (will schedule if selected) 

Young Blood Exhibition: Thursday, July 14 - Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 14 | 6 pm to 8 pm

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce the return of Young Blood, an exhibition showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.  We are soliciting artists from local (Maryland) universities who are currently or have recently graduated from MFA programs. MFA candidates or graduates from 2020 to 2021 are eligible to participate in this exhibition opportunity. 

This marks MAP’s 12th Young Blood program which has, to date,  provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 Young Blood has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis project(s). The exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging in media.

Young Blood took a brief hiatus due to the pandemic last year. As result artists are invited to apply who have graduated from their MFA programs in 2020, in addition to current MFA candidates (2021). The deadline for submission is Friday, May 21 by Midnight. The exhibition will take place at MAP running July 14 through August 21 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 14 from 6 pm to 8pm.

To apply please send a cover letter, link to your website, and a PDF including 3 to 6 images of available work with tombstone information. 

*The exhibition is a self-install show. Applying artists should plan accordingly. The installation period will be July 6th - July 13, 2021.


  • Must be a current or recently graduated (past year)  MFA student at a Maryland university between Jan 1 2020 and May 2021
  • Must have artwork available during the exhibition period
  • Must be able to install selected work during the installation window of July 6th - July 13th
  • Must be able to host a virtual or in-person studio visit June 2nd - 9th (MAP will work with you to coordinate) 
  • There is no fee to apply! 
  • All media welcome

Submission Guidelines:  to submit to Young Blood please include the following materials: 

  • A PDF including 3- 6 available artworks outlining title, media, dimensions, and pricing. 
  • A CV
  • Your website 
  • *Include YOUNG BLOOD Application in the email header 
  • Please send all application materials to Caitlin@mdartplace.org

Questions? Contact: 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.

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Phone: 410.962.8565
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