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

Young Blood 2018
Maryland Art Place presents its 11th annual Young Blood exhibition, showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.

IMPACT
IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed in 2012 to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site. Current and previous partners include: Sunnyfields, ARTblocks, Neighborhood Design Center, Towson Town Center, Hotel Indigo Baltimore, Harbor Court Condominiums and Green Spring Station.

2021 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

Blake Conroy @ Hotel Indigo

On View | November 19, 2020 - February 4, 2021

Online Exhibition | Tuesday, December 2 - Saturday, February 13

Opening Reception:  Wednesday, January 13 | 5 -7pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo in celebrating new works by Maryland artist, Blake Conroy. Conroy's paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. In addition to Conroy's  exhibition on view at Hotel Indigo, his work can also be viewed online Tuesday, December 2  Saturday, Februrary 13, on MAP’s new virtual gallery located on our website

About the Artist:

In a world that commodifies nature, Conroy shows us the individuality of every living thing. Conroy disseminates his message through art: “We must preserve and protect the richness of our world—replete as it is with unique, particular things.”After drawing and laser-cutting images of the same subject viewed from different perspectives, the multimedia sheets are layered atop one another, requiring the viewer to closely examine each page's minute differences.

Blake M Conroy resides in Aberdeen, Maryland. Conroy graduated magna cum laude with a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Conroy is a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. Additionally, Conroy was an artist in residence at Glo’Art in Belgium, 2018. Conroy is represented by the Carla Massoni Gallery in Chestertown Md. Selected shows include: Solo shows at Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa Ok, Bloomsbury University, Bloomsbug Pa, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati Oh. He has also shown at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La., Masur Museum, Monroe, La (People's Choice Award), UH Hilo Art Department,Hilo, Hi., and The Bennington Center For the Arts, Bennington, Vt.

Due to COVID and the ever changing social distancing landscape, we ask that all guests RSVP for the reception. Please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org to reserve your spot 

We hope to see you Wednesday, January 13  from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage. 

MAP's 40th Anniversary & Giving Campaign

Maryland Art Place (MAP)  is pleased to launch our 40th Giving Campaign in celebration of our 40th Anniversary. MAP incorporated on January 30th, 1981 to “educate the general public in the area of contemporary visual art being produced by Maryland artists through exhibitions and performances, public relations and advertising, serving as an information center for Maryland artists and coordinating activities of other art-oriented institutions and organizations in Maryland.” As MAP continues this work, we can say without a doubt that as our cultural ecosystem has expanded in the Baltimore region to national and international heights, we remain a relevant and important contributor to the success of Maryland artists.

To celebrate this momentous anniversary, MAP has launched a 40th giving campaign: MAP40.givesmart.com. Donations come with fun perks à la 1981!   

  • $30 donations and over get you a free Out of Order preview ticket, and a unique 40th Anniversary risograph print + a MAP membership
  • $100 donations and over get you all of the above + our 40th Anniversary Tee (in chocolate and yellow)

Despite - or perhaps because of - the current climate, we continue to believe that the arts are essential to our health and well-being, and are dedicated to finding new ways to bring our services to the public that are representative of the artistic community as a whole. Please consider donating today. No amount is too small!

As a donor, your support helps us to:

  • Waive submissions fees to participate in MAP events such as Out of Order and UNDER $500
  •  Present thoughtful contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year made free to the public
  • Incubate and provide fiscal agency to mission compatible businesses    
  • Offer affordable rent to creative businesses and artists
  • Maintain our building and gallery located in downtown Baltimore City
  • Continue to stimulate the economic vibrancy of our community and neighborhood

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, email amy@mdartplace.org click HERE

KIDOOO 2021

5/8/2021

Out of Order and KIDOOO Virtual Exhibiton and Silent Auction 

Out of Order Online & KIDOOO 

Out of Order & KIDOOO Virtual Auction:

Saturday, May 15 | 10 am - Saturday, May 22 | 10 pm | FREE

Click HERE to view 

Maryland Art Place (MAP)  2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and very first virtual KIDOOO is LIVE! This year marks the 24th year of MAP’s signature Spring art auction. Using a virtual platform, Out of Order will is available to anyone on an electronic device and is free!

As one of Baltimore’s longest-standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. This year we're excited to have over 400 participating artists! 

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 with a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle, and high school level arts classes. KIDOOO artists are aged six-sixteen.  All KIDOOO artists are tagged and searchable. To find a KIDOOO artist simply search KIDOOO in the search bar or scroll to the 500 items. 

BUY IT NOW artists are invited artists. BUY IT NOW artists are listed as instant items. These works can be purchased outright and are not for auction. To locate BUY IT NOW artists simply search BUY IT NOW in the search bar, under items for purchase click BUY IT NOW, or scroll to the 400 items.

BUY IT NOW exhibiting artists: Emma Childs, Ramsey Brisueno, Elizabeth (Beth) M. Caruso, Tristan Heles, Julia Glatfelter, Greg Minah, Magnolia Laurie, Kate Norris, Ernest Shaw, Rosa Leff, Claudia Marie Cappelle, Farida Hughes, Jill Orlov, Richard Liu, and Kelly Walker.

This year OOO & KIDOOO are open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Participants may bid from their homes, offices, or vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. Text OutofOrder2021 to 76278 to register and bid. By watching an item you can expect text messages when you have been outbid throughout the auction and can counter from your phone! 

The OOO & KIDOOO Online auction is open to the public, TODAY, running one full week through Saturday, May 22, 2021 and is FREE.  All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on Saturday, May 22. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on May 15 at 10 am. Register to bid HERE. You must be registered to bid. 

Buyers Guide: HERE

Virtual Exhibition Link: https://OutofOrder2021.givesmart.com

To Register for the event click HERE

 

Out of Order 2021

Out of Order Online & KIDOOO 

Out of Order & KIDOOO Virtual Auction:

Saturday, May 15 | 10 am - Saturday, May 22 | 10 pm | FREE

Click HERE to view 

Maryland Art Place (MAP)  2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and very first virtual KIDOOO is LIVE! This year marks the 24th year of MAP’s signature Spring art auction. Using a virtual platform, Out of Order will is available to anyone on an electronic device and is free!

As one of Baltimore’s longest-standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. This year we're excited to have over 400 participating artists! 

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 with a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle, and high school level arts classes. KIDOOO artists are aged six-sixteen.  All KIDOOO artists are tagged and searchable. To find a KIDOOO artist simply search KIDOOO in the search bar or scroll to the 500 items. 

BUY IT NOW artists are invited artists. BUY IT NOW artists are listed as instant items. These works can be purchased outright and are not for auction. To locate BUY IT NOW artists simply search BUY IT NOW in the search bar, under items for purchase click BUY IT NOW, or scroll to the 400 items.

BUY IT NOW exhibiting artists: Emma Childs, Ramsey Brisueno, Elizabeth (Beth) M. Caruso, Tristan Heles, Julia Glatfelter, Greg Minah, Magnolia Laurie, Kate Norris, Ernest Shaw, Rosa Leff, Claudia Marie Cappelle, Farida Hughes, Jill Orlov, Richard Liu, and Kelly Walker.

This year OOO & KIDOOO are open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Participants may bid from their homes, offices, or vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. Text OutofOrder2021 to 76278 to register and bid. By watching an item you can expect text messages when you have been outbid throughout the auction and can counter from your phone! 

The OOO & KIDOOO Online auction is open to the public, TODAY, running one full week through Saturday, May 22, 2021 and is FREE.  All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on Saturday, May 22. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on May 15 at 10 am. Register to bid HERE. You must be registered to bid. 

Buyers Guide: HERE

Virtual Exhibition Link: https://OutofOrder2021.givesmart.com

To Register for the event click HERE

 

Window Program

Join Maryland Art Place is celebrating the Maryland State Artist Directory. Over the past two years, MAP has worked with Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) to develop its new website. The State Artist Registry was converted into an Arts Directory and expanded to include Arts and Entertainment Districts, Arts Organizations, MSAC Roster Artists, in addition to Maryland Artists. The Maryland Arts Directory is a free online platform that showcases the high-caliber, diverse and relevant work of Maryland’s artists and arts organizations.

Utilizing rear-screen projection to fill the entire front window of MAP, we aim to showcase the diverse talent of Maryland artists. Conceived at a time when both artists and arts venues are feeling the loss and pressure of being unable to function as gathering places for social and creative activity, this new mode of programming enables audiences to see and enjoy the work of artists while remaining safe.

Please join us every Thursday and Friday evening in April beginning Friday, April 9 - April 30th at 7 pm. You can view the projection outside of MAP’s building located at 218 West Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Artist’s work will be on loop throughout the night to promote the new MSAC Arts Directory. To create a Directory Profile please visit: www.msac.org.

 Featured artists include: 

Jessica Damen, Rashad Muhammad Ali, Jennifer Kahn Barlow, Stephen Dill, Bruce Gulick, Mara Clawson, Joanna Barnum, Scott Ponemone, Liana Owad, Kelly Rainey, Anna Fine Foer, Summer Blake, Rosa Leff, Esperanza Alzona, Jennifer Hamilton, Paula Saneaux, Maria-Victoria Checa, Eliner Tryon, Suzy Kopf, Sabine Carlson, Deborah Tomlin, Janie McGee, Beth-Ann Wilson, Frank Reaver, Ping Shen and Reemunknown.

5/21: Young Blood Call for Entries

CALL FOR SUBMISSION: 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.

Eligibility: 

  • 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 

Young Blood 2020 & 2021

Young Blood Exhibition: Thursday, July 15 - Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15 | 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. 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  exhibting artists have graduated from their MFA programs in 2020, in addition to current MFA candidates (2021) were invited to participate. 

Brandon Ables | UMBC 

Jason Charney | UMBC 

Elijah Davis | UMBC

Jim Doran |  Towson University 

Brianna Doyle | Towson University 

Tinglan Huang | MICA 

Yifan Luo | MICA

Noah McWilliams | UMD

McKinley Wallace | MICA 

You Wu | Towson University

The exhibition will be on view Thursday, July 15 - Saturday, August 21. A physical opening reception will be held at Maryland Art Place (MAP) located at 218 West Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 20201 on Thursday, July 15 between the hours of 6 and pm.

Window Of Opportunity: Jim Doran "Brood X" Screening

Reception: Friday, September 10 | 8 to 10pm       

Other viewing times: 

Saturday, September 11 | 8 to 10pm 

Sunday, September 12  | 8 to 10pm 

 

Where: Maryland Art Place 

218 West Saratoga St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

 

Join us Friday, September 10 from 8pm to 10 pm  in viewing Jim Doran’s Animated Series “Brood X”. MAP will be screening Jim Doran’s animation as a part of our new Window of Opportunity Program. Window of Opportunity showcases artwork by Maryland artists via rear-projection  in our front-facing window, viewable from the street. Bring camping chairs and BYOB. The animation will also be featured in the basement with sound. Check out MAP’s cabaret and enjoy the flick while reliving the Brood X invasion during the opening reception, Friday, September 10. 

Jim Doran is a Baltimore based artist, diorama maker, animator, and musician. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, and in the American Visionary Art Museum. 

“My intention is to lead a creative life, every single day. Making Art is my Joie de Vivre. I find peace and purpose here, as well as discovery. I explore and combine these themes throughout all my work:What happens after Death,Metaphysics, Identity, Humor, Scale, Material, Time, The Ocean, Linear Narrative, Sobriety.”

 
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

     
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