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 2017
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.

2018 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

Out of Order Artist Information Workshop

Are you an artist looking to participate in MAP's 21st Annual Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, Out of Order?

This informational workshop is geared towards first-time participants of Out of Order.  We will be discussing past Out of Order exhibitions, tips on pricing your work, what kind of art to submit to the exhibition, as well as tips for networking and connecting with patrons at the event.  If you have questions about the show or the application process, bring them to this workshop!

Workshop will take place Saturday, March 24 at 1pm at Maryland Art Place.  Workshop will be hosted by Naomi Davidoff, MAP's Program ManagerGuest speaker for the workshop is Carlyn Thomas, member of MAP's Program Advisory Committee. 

We hope to see you there!

Young Blood 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates: July 11 - August 25, 2018

Artist Talks: August 16, 2018 | 7-8pm

Maryland Art Place presents its 11th annual Young Blood exhibition, showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.  Featuring:

Caroline Hatfield
 MFA Interdisciplinary Studio Art (Towson)
 
Mitchell Noah
MFA Intermedia and Digital Art (UMBC)
 
Mollye Bendell
MFA Intermedia and Digital Art (UMBC)
 
Madeline Stratton
MFA Mount Royal School of Art (MICA)
 
Ryan Lytle
MFA Rinehart School of Sculpture (MICA)
 
Sara Kaltwasser
MFA Community Arts (MICA)  
 
To date, Young Blood has provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for 85 transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis exhibitions. This exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging from painting,  sculpture, installation, photography, and virtual reality.  

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 naomi@mdartplace.org.

 

Creating Connections 2018

Call For Entry: CREATING CONNECTIONS

An Acquisition & Print Replication Project

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, September 7, 2018

To download the full prospectus, click here.

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 5th Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 18, 2018.

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 cybersecurity 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.

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no larger than 18" X 24".
  • 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 the owner of image copyright.
  • Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on October 18, 2018.

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

  • $1,000 Cash Award + a $500 additional award in honor of the event's 5th anniversary for a total of a $1,500 Cash Award in 2018.
  • 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 18, 2018 

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to imprint@mdartplace.org by close of business Friday, September 7, 2018.

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 on your submission that you are a member!

TIMELINE

  • July 3: Release Call 
  • Friday, September 7, 2018 Application Deadline
  • Week of September 10, Artist Studio Visits/Interviews
  • September 24, Awarded Artist Announced
  • September 28 - October 14, Printing/Production
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 Women in Cyber Security Reception

About the Women in Cyber Security Reception

Bringing together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum, this event will be an opportunity to get together and share what we are all passionate about - empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cybersecurity. This invitation-only event will be held at the International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza overlooking the Washington Monument and the Capitol in Washington, DC.

The CyberWire & the Arts

The CyberWire believes that having a thriving arts community is critical to the future of the state of Maryland-the place they have made their home. "Artists challenge the way we see and think about the world, and about ourselves-without this, we don't learn, and we don't grow; their work brings about new ideas, changes attitudes, and shapes culture-without this, we stagnate. The arts community is a wellspring of imagination and creativity-this is the fuel of innovation. The arts contribute immeasurably to the world we see around us, and to our quality of life-this creates a vibrant culture that attracts new residents, businesses, and sustains those that have already made their home here. We believe the arts are invaluable and desire our employees and their families to live and work in a visually and intellectually vibrant state for decades to come." ~ The CyberWire team

For more information on how to apply, click here.  Questions? Email 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