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


2016 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

Out Of Order Artist Install Day

April 12, 2015

Out of Order: Artists 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 12, 2016 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 Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District!

  • All work must come ready to hang and be 40 X 40" or less
  • Registration is $10 and can be paid with check, cash or credit card
  • All works will be silently auctioned Friday, April 15, 2016 from 7 -10pm


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. Every year, MAP’s Program Advisory Committee, Staff & Board of Trustees will collectively select one work of art, by one artist, to be reproduced and sold. The goal of the IMPRINT program is to support artists through the on-going sale of an artwork replication. IMPRINT artists will benefit from the program through increased visibility of their name and work throughout the year.



IMPACT project at Sunnyfields

Impact Opening: 5 - 7pm, Thursday May 19, 2016

Exhibition Dates: May 19 - July 22, 2016

This Spring, MAP is partnering with the Sunnyfields, a division of Delbert Adams, for several artists to display their work within the Sunnyfields showroom.  Admission is free to the public. Please join us to see the collections and to meet and greet the artists! Appetizers and beverages will be served.

The Sunnyfields Showroom is located at 6305 Falls Road Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21209.

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

We are excited to announce this years IMPACT artists:

Steven Shapiro, Nancy O'D Wilson, Mike McConnell, Jarek Sparaco, Carmen Martini, Victor Torres, Sheryl Southwick, Grace Debrow, Andrew Yff, Anne Cherubim, Emily Uchytil, and Michel Anderson.

About Sunnyfields: Sunnyfields offers the full range of services you need for home projects that incorporate our exceptional portfolio of hand-crafted cabinetry. Sunnyfields can help you sharpen your vision for your project, select cabinetry and finishes, and plan and manage installation through the final details. With more than 25 years experience in custom homebuilding, renovations, and historic preservation, the team who founded Sunnyfields has built a solid reputation for unparalleled attention to detail and commitment to quality and service.

35k for THIRTY FIVE!

Donate to Maryland Art Place: $35K for THIRTY FIVE!

Help us raise $1,000 a year for every year we have been in operation!

The Board of Trustees of Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 35th Birthday and we need your support to ensure the next 35! With excitement we are launching our “35K for Thirty Five” campaign. By donating, you are aiding the continued service of an important Maryland State cultural asset, and a beloved Baltimore-based contemporary art organization.

To stay the course, refine our administrative infrastructure, and improve our building, we need your support. Help us raise $35,000, $1,000 for every year we have been in operation!

For MAP's 35th, we are celebrating our building and the many, many creative individuals that work here. MAP aims to keep its home at 218 West Saratoga Street 100% mission driven – a place for the cultural community, a place for local residents to frequent free of charge, a place that will inject life into a gateway corridor within the Bromo Arts District.

As a donor, you will support our mission and receive many rewards including tickets to MAP’s art sales, membership, and invitations to exhibitions, happenings and events throughout the year!

  • Your sponsorship will make it possible for MAP to:
  • Present thought-provoking, contemporary art experiences
  • Create programming that is affordable for artists and accessible to the public
  • Offer working artists income & exposure
  • Maintain rental subsidies for creative enterprises and individual artists
  • Make needed upgrades and repairs to our building
  • Aid in the overall health and vibrancy of our Baltimore community
  • Provide artists access to a safe space that fosters and supports freedom of expression!!

UNABLE TO GIVE ONLINE? The 35K for THIRTY FIVE Campaign is a combined giving initiative. If you are unable to give through this online platform and prefer to write a check, please mail your donation or sponsorship to: Maryland Art Place c/o 35@35 | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

MAP will be celebrating this pinnacle year by inviting the artists we have worked with throughout our history to exhibit in our gallery this Fall as part of a birthday celebration that will include an Open House on October 16, from 3-5pm, followed by a reception for donors to our campaign at 5pm in the gallery.

Spin & Sell: Print and Vinyl Bazaar: 12/9 - 12/10

12/9 - 12/10

Join us for our first ever Spin & Sell: Print & Vinyl Bazaar! 

Roam the MAP Underground for a two day market featuring unique prints, vinyl, tapes, posters and more. Spin & Sell: Print & Vinyl Bazaar is a great way to discover and support emerging and established artists, musicians and record distributors in Baltimore city.  The event will take place in the MAP Underground, home of the 14 Karat Cabaret.

Friday, December 9 from 6-9pm.  Tickets for admission are $5 at the door. 

Saturday, December 10 between 11-4pm. Admission on this day is FREE.


Featured Artists and Vendors:

Brittani Locke

 Emily Uchytil

Ink Press Productions

Lyla Shlon

Matt Muirhead

Monica Amneus ("Monkah")


Pizza Party Printing

The Post Contemporary Record Store

DJ AK of Ridiculous Entertainment (Friday)

DJ Hella Freckles (Saturday)

We hope to see you there!

Out of Order: Artist Install Day 2017

March 30, 2017

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 Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 7 am - midnight. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's first floor gallery space @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District!

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang.  (size requirement is 40" x 40")
  • Registration is $10 and can be paid with check, cash or credit card
  • All works will be silently auctioned Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7 -10pm

First time submitting to Out of Order?  Review our Frequently Asked Questions!

- To pre-register, complete the Out of Order Artist Application form and send an image of your work to

View the Out of Order Prospectus!

Young Blood 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday July, 14 from 6-9pm

Panel Discussion:  Thursday, July 21, 8pm

Exibition Dates: July 14 - August 20, 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. The exhibition includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art, Towson and The University of Maryland College Park.

The 2016 Young Blood Artists include: Tom Boram (UMBC), Elena Debold (UMBC), Sarah Eargle (Towson), Taha Heydari (MICA), Kei Ito (MICA), Andrew Paul Keiper (MICA), Dane Winkler (UMCP), Jowita Wyszomirska (UMCP)

To date, Young Blood has provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for 72 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. 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". Many Young Blood artists continue on to be nominated and/or are offered either the prestigious Baker or Sondheim awards, if not elected a finalist. We hope to see you there!


Local Artists Works Placed in New Hotel Indigo Library & Restaurant


$3 draft beer.   $4 house wine.  $6 rail martinis.  

You are cordially invited to join us for a very special happy hour at the new Hotel Indigo Wednesday evening, January 27th from 5-7:30pm. Maryland Art Place (MAP) recently had the pleasure of placing new works of art in the hotel’s library and restaurant areas. Highlighted artists are Christos Palios, Gary Kachadourian and Jared Ragland.  

Located at 24 W Franklin Street in downtown Baltimore city, just between Cathedral and Charles Streets, Hotel Indigo is easy to find and has a parking garage which can be easily accessed on Cathedral driving south, before the Enoch Pratt Library.

IMPRINT 2016 Call For Entry

Call For Entries: IMPRINT 2016
Maryland Art Place’s Annual Print Project
Application Deadline: Midnight - March 1, 2016

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’ for the 2016 edition of “IMPRINT,” an annual program initiated by the MAP staff in 2012 to highlight one contemporary artist who has demonstrated excellence within their selected media. This will be the fifth year of the program. MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC), Staff, and Board of Trustees collectively review all submissions to select IMPRINT artists.

IMPRINT Goal: To support artists by increasing the visibility of their work and by promoting sales. IMPRINT artists benefit by being highlighted on MAP’s website and through the sale of a funded artist print reproduction.  MAP will also sell the reproduction at its annual benefits or offer them as sponsor incentives, which furthers the artist name and work. The selected artwork will officially launch in conjunction with MAP’s Annual Spring Benefit, Out of Order.

General IMPRINT Guidelines & Information: 
• MAP only accepts 2-D works for replication - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
• All works must be less than or equal to 16” X 24” in scale.
• All replications will be in an edition of 100.
• All replications will receive a ‘chop or seal’ noting Maryland Art Place as the publisher.
• All replications will be printed on an agreed upon archival fine art paper.
• MAP will cover printing expenses and will deduct this expense off the top of the sale price, before the split of proceeds 50/50.
• MAP will continue to promote both artist and artwork beyond the artist’s selected IMPRINT year.
• MAP will continue to sell artist replications until the edition ends.
• **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected IMPRINT work at the agreed upon dimensions because this will devalue the edition. Likewise, MAP agrees not to reproduce or reprint the edition following the initial 100 reproductions.
• The artist must submit a high-resolution file for reproduction. MAP will not cover scanning or photography fees.

To apply please E-mail a completed application form along with: 
• 1-3 images and work descriptions (please be specific about media and size.)
• Artist resume/bio. • Application fee ($5 per submitted image, with a maximum of three images.)
* Note - there is no application for MAP members. MAP memberships run one year from date of signup.


Please send your application to by March 1, 2016.

Submit application fee through Click&Pledge or connect with the MAP staff to process credit card, or make checks payable to: Maryland Art Place | c/o IMPRINT | 218 West Saratoga Street | Baltimore, MD 21201 | 410.962.8565

Above image 2015 IMPRINT artist, Leah Miriam Cooper, Sleeping: February 4, 1942

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