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

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

2023 Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

3/31 - 4/2: Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair

Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair 

Friday, March 31 | 12–7pm 

Saturday, April 1 | 11am–6pm 

Sunday, April 2 | 11am–6pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce it will be this year’s Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair (BFAPF) Cultural Partner.  BFAPF 2022 (its inaugural year) was a tremendous success and is returning March 30–April 2, 2023. After it’s triumphant debut, the fair returns with nineteen exhibitors offering the latest contemporary art in prints. Galleries, dealers, and print publishers from across the United States will present fine art prints, portfolios and artist books from both established and emerging artists. Patrons may browse, converse, and shop for their latest acquisition.

MAP incorporated on January 30th, 1981 to educate the general public in the area of contemporary, visual art produced by Maryland artists through exhibitions and performances; serving as an information center for Maryland artists and coordinating activities of other art-oriented institutions and organizations in Maryland. “The Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair is such an incredible event for the city! MAP is so proud to partner with BFAPF this year and happy to support an event that brings artists from around the nation to Baltimore and the Maryland region. The fair is a new, unique, positive asset Baltimore should cherish.” Amy Cavanaugh, Executive Director, Maryland Art Place

MAP directly supports 400-600 individual artists through exhibition opportunities, art sales, affordable rent, fiscal agency, internship opportunities and more. MAP’s building is a beacon for the arts in downtown Baltimore city, not far from this year’s print fair, located at 218 West Saratoga Street within the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District.

MAP is also the managing partner of the Maryland State Artist Directory & Resource Bulletin on behalf of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). MAP has remained the responsible partner for the care of this critical resource for over 25 years. 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 and promotes the vitality of Maryland’s arts communities.

Tickets for the Preview Party and show days are on sale now at baltimoreprintfair.com. Members of Maryland Art Place receive 20% off general admission tickets! If you are a current MAP member, you will receive the coupon code in your inbox. Not a MAP member? Become one today by visiting https://www.mdartplace.org/get-involved/memberships

VIP Preview Party ($85): Thursday, March 30, 6 – 9pm

General Admission ($15): Friday, March 31, 12–7pm - Saturday, April 1, 11am–6pm & Sunday, April 2, 11am–6pm

4/8: Out of Order Install Day

OUT OF ORDER INSTALL DAY: Saturday, April 8  | 7 am to Midnight

PROSPECTUS

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to announce Out of Order (OOO),  MAP’s  Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, on Friday, April 21, 2022, at 6 o'clock in the evening. This year marks the 26th year of OOO. The auction will be both a virtual and physical exhibition and will be held in the MAP building located at 218 West Saratoga Street, just within the Bromo Arts District. OOO is a highly celebrated exhibition-event, and a ‘one-night-only’ opportunity for patrons and collectors to acquire contemporary art at unbelievably low silent auction prices.

Submission Requirements and Install:

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on a first-come, first-served basis. Installation will take place Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 7am-midnight. We will have donuts and coffee for the early birds and pizza and Karaoke in the basement from 9pm to 11pm for the late installers.  No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's first- floor gallery space @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Arts District! You must be able to install your own work on April 8th to participate in the exhibition.

  •  All work must come framed and ready to hang.  (size requirement is 40" x 40" or less)

  •  Artists must install their own work on Artist Install day, Saturday, April 8 between the hours of 7 am and midnight

  •  NO Application fee to exhibit!

  •  Only ONE submission per artist

  •  Please document your work prior to arrival. This image will be used for virtual bidding purposes and submitted with your loan agreement.

  •  The work you include in Out of Order must be for sale. The proceeds from the silent auction are split 50/50 between the artist and MAP. All works will be virtually silent auctioned Friday, April 21, 2022 from 6 -10 pm

  •  Participating artists receive free admission to OOO!

Questions? Come to the Artist Information Workshop on Friday, April 7 at 1 pm. Maryland Art Place is located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park and Howard streets. On-street, and garage parking available.

4/9: KidOOO Install Day

Calling all Elementary, Middle School and High School level artists!

OUT OF ORDER INSTALL: Friday, April 8 | 7 am to Midnight 

KIDOOO INSTALL: Saturday, April 9 | 11 am to 4 pm 

OOO & KIDOOO EVENT & SILENT AUCTION: Friday, April 22 | 6 pm - 10 pm

MAP is happy to introduce KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order!  KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle and high school level arts classes.  

The opening of KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP's annual Out of Order on April 22, 2022.

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first-come, first-served installation day of KIDOOO.  The open installation day for KIDOOO will take place on Saturday April 9, 2022 from 11am - 4pm. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages five-seventeen. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP's 2nd floor Gallery @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District!

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang. (size requirement is 24" x 24")
  • Registration is free
  • All works must be priced to sell and will be silently auctioned Friday, April 22, 2022 from 6 - 10pm
  • All forms will be virtual. You will receive the link to complete the loan agreement when you arrive. There will be volunteers and staff on-site to assist you.
KIDOOO TICKETS: Mingle with the participating artists, sponsors, patrons and general art enthusiasts during the exciting KIDOOO silent auction and party. A ticket to OOO grants admission to KIDOOO.  Ticket link TBA
 
Questions? Contact MAP's Exhbition Manager Caitlin@mdartplace.org
 
We hope to see you there!
 

5/18: MSAC Art Directory Triennial Exhibition

THIRD MARYLAND STATE ARTS DIRECTORY TRIENNIAL - A Juried Exhibition

On View: Thursday, May 18 - Saturday, June 24

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18 | 5 pm - 9 pm

In celebration of the talented and diverse array of artists across the state of Maryland, and the ever growing scope of the Maryland Arts Directory, Maryland Art Place (MAP) - in collaboration with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) are pleased to present this important exhibition Thursday, May 18 at 5 pm in tandem with the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District Spring Art Walk.

Maintained by MAP for over 25 years, the Maryland Arts Directory originated as a regional resource conceived of by MSAC. Curators, collectors and patrons could physically visit MAP to review new visual artworks using slides. As time went by slides became outdated and an official online resource was created making access to artworks much more accessible. 

This year’s roster of talented jurors includes: Jayme McLellan (visual art) - Founder and Director of Civilian Art Projects, José Ruiz (visual art) - Director and Faculty, Curatorial Practices Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Rahne Alexander (performance) – Intermedia artist, writer and editor and Gerry LaFemina (literary) acclaimed poet, writer, professor and critic.

The exhibition will take place on three floors of the MAP building located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park and Howard’s streets in downtown Baltimore city. Parking will be available at the Arrow garage across the street from MAP and on street parking will be free after 6pm. This is a free event.

QUESTIONS/INFORMATION: For questions or to request a different format of the application, please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org or call 443.889.0869. For more information visit https://www.mdartplace.org/exhibitions

7/20: MSAC Literary Readings

Thursday, July 20 | 6 to 8 pm

In celebration of the talented and diverse array of artists across the state of Maryland, and the ever growing scope of the Maryland Arts Directory, Maryland Art Place (MAP) - in collaboration with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) are pleased to host a in person reading of MSAC directory literary artists.  

 

2023 Cyberwire Creating Connections Call for Entry

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is thrilled to partner with N2K Networks again this year to solicit the replication, reproduction and acquisition of a work of art indicative of “Creating Connections” and cybersecurity. MAP is working with N2K to offer a unique opportunity to female and female identifying visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and N2K wish to acquire and 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 N2K’s 2023 Women in Cybersecurity event to be held on October 19, 2023 at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

 

For more information click HERE

8/24: BROMO ART WALK

Experience the Bromo Arts District during a night of artistic performances, exhibits, and open studios on Thursday, August 24, from 5 - 9pm! Explore over 30 creative organizations and the work of more than 100 artists. Check out Young Blood @ MAP, an exhibition showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. This marks MAP’s 14th Young Blood program which has, to date,  provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Register for free tickets to get event updates and access to special promotions. Stick around for the official After Party at the newly renovated M&T Bank Exchange from 9pm-12am! This state-of-the-art venue is part of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the legendary Hippodrome Theatre. 

10/8: Dinner with Designers!

10/6/2023

 

The Black Arts District, Baltimore Blaq Pride & Maryland Art Place presents:

DINNER WITH DESIGNERS: A Queer Celebration of Food & Fashion in Baltimore City!This event will feature EXCLUSIVE exhibitions and collections from some of the cities most noted Desgners, including: Kenn Hall Inernational, Nik Neiko, & Vintage Thrivals

Accompanied by a'la carte Cuisine from Cre8tive Mindz Cafe, Live painting by D.K. Mistress, Live instrumentation by Allan Regis!, and a fashion Q&A Moderated by Mimi Benjamin (@thefullersideofthings) Come out and be enthrawled by the Dinner with Designers experience! Shop unique designs, enjoy delicious food, and take part in the art of the space! We will see you there!

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11/17: UNDER 500 2023

UNDER $500 Benefit Exhibition and Sale: Friday, November 17 | 6 to 10 pm  | Tickets $30

Purchase UNDER $500 Tickets HERE 

Last Chance (physical): Saturday, November 18 | 12 to 4 pm

Virtual Exhibition & Sale: Saturday, November 18, 10 am – Black Friday, November 24, 12 am

To view the virtual exhibition, sponsor or donate click HERE | Free | Live on Saturday, November 18 @ 10 am

REGISTER HERE

Deck the walls by giving the gift of art this holiday season! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to host its 11th annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale where artwork is sold on a first-come-first-served basis right off our gallery walls! UNDER $500 promotes the purchase of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event. Take your purchases home with you the night of the event. Gift wrapping will be available on-site! 

The opening night sale (physical) will take place Friday, November 17 from 6 pm to 10 pm (ticketed) and then again on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from noon - 4pm (free). Saturday is a ‘last chance’ opportunity to snag any artworks that remain on MAP’s walls. Tickets are $30 for opening night and can be purchased at the door or in advance at UNDER5002023.givesmart.com

This year’s theme is WINTER WONDERLAND! Please come in your whitest attire! MAP will have holiday trees on display. Enjoy a cheerful atmosphere with an open bar, light fare and some holly jolly tunes by DJ Amsies and Drag Queen Brooklyn Heights! 

A virtual sale and exhibition will also take place and will be featured online HERE from Saturday, November 18 at 10 am – Black Friday, November 24 at MIDNIGHT. Artwork will NOT be available to view online until November 18 at 10 am. Be sure to register in advance in the interim! Registration is free.

Virtual Buyers Sales & Pick Up: Sold artworks from the virtual auction need to be delivered by the artist to MAP after the sale closes November 24th. MAP is aiming for all sold work to be on site for Buyer pick up by Tuesday December 5th just in time for the holidays. Buyers will be notified once your purchase is secured and onsite at MAP. BUYERS - Please make sure your artwork is at MAP before coming to pick it up. The pickup window will be Dec 5 – Dec 9, from 11am – 4 pm or by appointment. All artwork will be wrapped and ready to fulfill its destiny as the perfect holiday gift! Call #410.244.1959 or email Caitlin@mdartplace.org to make sure your work is on site prior to coming to MAP.

 
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
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org