Maryland Art Place


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

5/31: In Unison Film Screening @ MAP
Public Screening: Friday, May 31 | FREE Doors at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm @ UNDERBar (Cabaret) RSVP Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proud to present "In Unison" and film written and directed by Jeff Lukeski of JayJix Films. Description: When humanity is nearly made extinct during freak meteor strikes, an elite society of thieves begin to make claims that the showers were intentional. And upon learning the truth behind the devastation, every person on the planet gets a mysterious message at the exact same time. Welcome to In Unison. Set in the near future with a twist ending you'd never see coming, and a message you'll never forget. All a part of the movie that can actually prove you are alive. Written, Produced & Directed by Jeff Lukeski

2015 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place



On Saturday August 22nd, MAP will be hosting an ‘Open House’ at its 218 West Saratoga Street building to the public. MAP will present a brand new, recently built out office suite available for lease, as well as additional leasable space within its 20,000 square foot building. The Open House event also coincides with the last day of the current exhibition, Young Blood - a survey show of area Masters of Fine Arts graduates.

Through the Open House MAP will showcase the wide variety of artist and creative business owners in the building.  MAP currently leases space to individual artists: Stephen Scott, Caitlin Kambic, Carolyn Cavanaugh, Gregory Lamberson, Ariston Jacks, Paige Orpin, and Brent Taylor. Creative businesses highlighted that day include the new office of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, Bishme Cromartie Fashion Studio, Jordan Faye Contemporary, and the Lineup Room (Brandon Lackey-Mania Music).

The event will run from noon to 3pm, and re-open that evening from 6-9pm. Light refreshments will be served the evening of the open house. No reservations are necessary. Just show up and roam the building!

MAP is located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park & Howards Streets. On-street parking is available as well as an open Arrow Lot behind the building, off Howard Street.OPEN HOUSE @ MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP)  

Young Blood Revisited

Maryland Art Place (MAP) announces its 2014/15 speaker series Young Blood Revisited which brings back former participants in MAP's Young Blood exhibition program to speak about their art practice post their Masters of Fine Arts degree.
About Young Blood: Over the summer months, MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. The exhibition includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art and The University of Maryland College Park. Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their graduate exhibitions. Young Blood has provided a dynamic exhibition experience for over 52 artists since its inception.
In furthering MAP’s commitment to support and encourage artists in Maryland, we have invited participants back to reflect on the direction their artistic practice has gone after receiving their MFA.

The last speaking engagement will be Wednesday, February 4 at 7PM and feature Jeffrey Kent and Kim Llerena speaking at MAP.  This event is BYOB.

On A Phantom Limb Screening at MICA

MAP and Nancy Andrews will be presenting a screening of her film, “On a Phantom Limb” in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition On The Mind at the Maryland Institute College of Art, February 25, 2015 at 8pm. The screening will include a panel discussion with two leading health professionals in the area of delirium, Karin Neufeld and Marianne Shaughnessy who are part of the American Delirium Society.

This event will be free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. The event will be held at Falvey Hall, 1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217. For directions please contact MAP at 410.962.8565

Creative Mornings Baltimore at Maryland Art Place present Perfect Timing: The Premiere

Creative Mornings Baltimore x Maryland Art Place present
Perfect Timing: The Premiere
Curated by: Lori Rubeling

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 6:00 PM

Video premiere & Acoustic performance by: Greenspan
w/ Ashley Alexander x Kissi B
Live Band & Exclusive Ballet Exhibit
with dancer Imani Shabazz


Music By: Graffititech x DJ Trelly Trell
Special CD release of Graffititech x Greenspan: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN:

SAT| MAR 7 | 2015 6PM-10PM | Maryland Art Place 218 West Saratoga St. Baltimore

On The Mind Artist Talk

On The Mind: Artist Talk
Featuring Mónica López-González and Jon Malis

March 11, at 7PM at Maryland Art Place.
Free no reservation required. 

“On the Mind” is an exhibition that explores varying perspectives on the brain by artists Mónica López-González, Jon Malis, Lee Gainer & Nancy Andrews. Mónica López-González takes a detailed look at our minds on creativity. Through her studies on improvisation she unfolds what happens when one part of the brain assumes all responsibility in the creative process, while the other part of the brain quite literally lays dormant. Monica states, “I use both improvisatory techniques within black and white photography, and musical improvisation within cinema and theatre to explore the process of spontaneous creative thinking and emotion perception.”

Artist, Jon Malis explores the brain as an object and early attempts to capture, read, preserve and understand the brain. Through his photography we, the onlookers, may view the brain as both terrifying and beautiful. His images examine an archive of hundred-year-old scientific studies of the human brain, produced by pathologists at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, one of the oldest mental health institutions in this country.

Out Of Order 2015 Artwork Pick Up

OOO Artists! Thank you so much for your support. Your unsold artwork can be picked up this week Tuesday-Friday, 10-4 and Saturday, May 9, 11-5. Please e-mail paul at if you did not receive an e-mail about the status of your work or if schedule a pick up.


Out of Order: Artist Install Day

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day, taking place on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 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 new Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District! 

Just remember the following:

•Your ONE original piece of artwork ready to hang (no larger than 40 x 40 inches).

•Participation Fee: $10 for EVERYONE! Members and non-members.

For More Details about OOO, take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.

Young Blood 2015

MAP's Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. The exhibition includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art and The University of Maryland College Park. Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their graduate exhibitions. According to MAP's former Program Advisory Chair, Cara Ober, "After achieving their Masters the next most important step for young artists is their professional debut in a reputable professional gallery." Since 2008, Young Blood has provided a meritorious exhibition experience for over 45 artists.

Info on Young Blood 2015 coming soon.

Shade: Saturday, MAY 16,2014

MAP is a proud partner of SHADE, bringing the city together to raise funds for the Summer Jobs Program and one helluva party! The event will also feature works by Baltimore painter, Justin Hoekstra.

Purchase tickets today through

Where Fine Art and Fashion Meet

Where Fine Art and Fashion Meet | Saturday, October 24, 2015

This Fall Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proud to present the fashion designs of Bishme Cromartie. On October 24th, 2015, MAP will hold its annual fall benefit, ‘Where Fine Art and Fashion Meet’. Cromartie will present upwards of 20 new looks from his 2016 fall line, all of which will premiere at MAP alongside the work of local jewelry and accessory designers. Cromartie is an up-and-coming star in the fashion industry who has been recently highlighted on BET’s “Fashion + Beauty” @ BETX in Los Angeles & Bravo’s “Blood Sweat and Heels”. His designs are fresh, architectural and made for women of all body types.

MAP is thrilled to hold this year’s annual fall benefit in our newly renovated gallery made possible through the generosity of the France-Merrick Foundation; however MAP is no longer just a gallery. MAP is fast becoming a place where creative minds meet, a space where artists, designers & musicians produce original work, and an incubator for visionaries. With over 20,000 square feet of space in the building and five floors, MAP is becoming a beacon for the creative community within the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District. On October 24th guests can expect libations courtesy of Sticky Rice with light fare from 7-9pm. Models will hit their respective platforms for viewing at 8pm! MAP will further be showcasing the works of local fashion photographers and jewelers, along with the mesmerizing projections of Maryland artist, Brandon Morse.

Art and Jewelry by: 

Justin Tscualas, Frank Hallam Day, Roy Cox, Sean Scheidt, Peggy Fox, Xang Mimi Ho, Hilary Hachey, Carolyn Cavanaugh, and Rachel Mulherin.

MAP is proud to serve and support living artists while also having a positive impact on the residents and businesses on Baltimore’s west side.

Advance tickets $175.00

Purchase tickets HERE.

Our Sponsors:

Thyssen Krupp | C.Grimadlis Gallery | Craig M. Gayhardt | Baltimore Style Magazine


CyberPoint | VOGA | Sticky Rice | Union Craft Brewing | Jenkins Baer Associates


PNC Bank Morgan Gilligan & Jennifer Langford | Harbor East | Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore | Strangers with Style | Peter Kilpe & Jody Baller


In kind Donations:

Palm Beach Tan, Towson | Cafe Poupon | Butter Bee Farm | Forno Restaurant | Boxed Water




Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (BTAE) and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are excited to announce a call to Maryland-based artists and designers for the creative redesign of 11 electrical boxes along Howard Street stretching from Lombard to Centre Street! Transforming these underutilized boxes will visually enhance the Bromo Arts District’s physical environment through engaging public art and will encourage visitors, employees, residents and more to explore the District’s many cultural offerings. Boxes are located along the light rail path and benefit from significant public transit, pedestrian and auto traffic!

Each selected artist/team will receive a $450 stipend to cover the cost of materials and labor. Installation is scheduled to take place between December 4-12, 2015. There will be an opening reception in December.

Selections will be made by MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (more info at Artists will be notified if and when they have been selected.

Artists must live in or have permanent office or studio space in Maryland
Artists must be 18 or older

Application Deadline: November 4, 2015 by 5:00pm EST
Announce selected artists/artist teams: by November 16, 2015
Installation: December 4-12, 2015
Opening Reception: TBD (early to mid-December)

Application Form. Please send your completed application and materials to by 5:00pm EST on November 4, 2015. Please download full application for more details and location map HERE!

About Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. unites, supports and advances artists and cultural organizations toward strengthening the Bromo Arts District’s position as a thriving and diverse cultural corridor in Downtown Baltimore.

About Maryland Art Place 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.

Call For Entry: Under $500

CALL FOR ENTRY: Under $500

Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, November 28, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRY: Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500” our upcoming benefit exhibition and artwork sale. Scheduled for Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, 2015, this two-day event is intended to promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. The exhibition will include 1-3 works by each artist with each individual piece retailing for $500 or less. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 with each artist or an optional 100% donation in support of MAP. 

MAP envisions this to be a great opportunity to get your work noticed and purchased by area buyers & collectors just in time for the holidays! Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the opening event on Friday, December 11.  Selected artists will be issued an UNDER $500 Profile Form in an effort to simultaneously promote the artwork and artist during the event.

There is a $10 dollar application fee for non-Map Members.

Submission Guidelines
To apply please submit the following information to, subject line UNDER $500 Application before Midnight, Saturday, November 28, 2015 and pay the $10 dollar application fee. Free for MAP members.

1. Complete contact information:

a. name
b. address
c. phone number
d. email
e. website

2. Resume (2 page maximum)

3. One paragraph artist statement

4. 1 to 3 images label each image with LastName_Title_Medium_DateCreated. example: Carter_Untitled#1_oiloncanvas_2015.jpeg

5. Image List including the artworks dimension.

6. Pay $10 Application fee either online at: Click & Pledge

Please e-mail any questions to Paul Shortt at

Dowload the Call For Entry HERE!

IMPACT at Green Spring Station

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce our final IMPACT project of the year at Green Spring Station. MAP in partnership with Green Spring Station has been working with students from MICA to create temporary indoor installations comprised of items from the merchants of the shopping center. The installations will remain on view until the end of the year.

The students from Susie Brandt’s Accumulation and Metaphor fall 2015 class at MICA were paired into groups and have made sculptures that responded to different sites around Green Spring Station. The ‘Vine’ group has transformed an existing lamppost in the concourse into a vine like network with materials mimicking leaves, flowers and fruits. The ‘Ceiling’ group has created a ceiling installation of netting and rope accumulating various clothing such as shirts, scarves and wedding veils. And the “Plaza’ group created a stand alone sculpture consisting of consumer materials painted black obscuring their identifiers and function.

Students include: Astrid Albert, Courtney Cooper, Evee Erb, Kilynne Higgins, Rae Koch, Brandon Leung, Marie Claire Macadar, Joseph Malson, Maya Martinez, Kara Mason, Hannah Muchnick, Anthony Nguyen, Yun Seok Oh, Aubrey Vinson, Emma Whitlock and Alli Woodhouse.

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.

MAP would like to extend a thank you to all the community partners and The Citizens of Baltimore County for their support.

About Green Spring Station: Green Spring Station is a mixed-use center featuring Baltimore’s largest collection of locally-owned boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Green Spring Station is conveniently located at the intersection of I-83 and I-695 at 10803 Falls Road Lutherville, Maryland 21093.

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: 410.204.1959