Maryland Art Place

Programs

Programs Overview

Maryland Art Place (MAP) has been an anchor for contemporary arts in Maryland since 1981. Since its inception, MAP has effectively inspired, supported and encouraged artists in this region by offering exhibition opportunities, workshop and mentorship programs.

MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists to engage with the public, and each other, by nurturing and promoting new talents.

MAP offers a challenging schedule of innovative and diverse contemporary art experiences throughout the year. This includes the presentation of 6-8 annual exhibitions with complimentary programming including: gallery talks, performances and professional development workshops.

Annual Programs

IMPRINT
IMPRINT is an annual program that was initiated by the MAP staff in 2012 as way to highlight one singular, specific contemporary artist each year that is excelling in their selected media.

Young Blood 2016
Every year MAP's Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.

IMPACT Project: La Quinta Inn & Suites, Baltimore Downtown
IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed in 2012 to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences throughout Maryland. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.

Current Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

IMPACT Project: La Quinta Inn & Suites, Baltimore Downtown

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to partner with La Quinta Inn & Suites, Baltimore Downtown for its  annual IMPACT project of 2017. MAP is working with La Quinta Inn to offer a unique opportunity for artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and La Quinta Inn will produce a mural on the exterior of La Quinta Inn’s entrance this September. The work will be on permanent display on 200 W Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore.

This project is currently in its final phase of the artist selection process.  Stay tuned for more updates about IMPACT!

ABOUT IMPACT PROJECTS: IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences bringing the work of living artists into the public eye. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.

ABOUT LA QUINTA INN & SUITES: “The La Quinta Inn & Suites Baltimore Downtown is a boutique style hotel with inviting architecture. … [La Quinta] is centrally located in downtown, just minutes from the world famous Inner Harbor, and easy walking distance from top attractions such as The Orioles Park at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Convention Center, and the Ravens M&T Stadium.” – La Quinta Inn & Suites, Baltimore Downtown

Call for Curators: Curators' Incubator

Exhibition on View:  May 17 - June 23, 2018

May 17, 2018: Curators' Incubator Opening Reception

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. 

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

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

Timeline:

  • 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!

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