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Call For Entry:


Application Deadline: Saturday, October 22, 2016 by midnight

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB) is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT Projects, MAP is working with DPOB to offer a unique opportunity for artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and DPOB wish produce a small exhibition at the reception of the 45th Annual Monument Lighting this December. The work will be on display for one night during a private exhibition and exclusive after party. Exhibition attendance is expected to reach up to 175 guests.

ABOUT IMPACT PROJECTS: 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.

ABOUT THE MONUMENT LIGHTING: The Annual Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Now in its 45th year, The Monument Lighting feature local entertainers, food, holiday activities, and a spectacular fireworks display.

A holiday village featuring food vendors, a beer garden for adults, and a special Kids Corner take place in the parks that surround the historic monument, the Nation’s first honoring George Washington.

What began as a quiet gathering of neighbors more than four decades ago has grown steadily over the years to become one of the metropolitan region’s favorite holiday events. In 2015, nearly ten thousand people attended the event.. The event is produced by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore with support from The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts and the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks.

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP will accept both 2-D and 3-D works for exhibition - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • Artwork must be for sale and ready to hang (work may be rejected if of poor production standards)
  • Sales split 40% to MAP / 60% to artist
  • An exhibition reception will take place after Monument Lighting on Park Ave. The exact address will be announced closer to the date.

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

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Artist’s name highlighted on DPOB social media
  • Artist highlighted on MAP and DPOB’s websites

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to [email protected] by close of business Saturday, October 22, 2016

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.


Pay by Check to: Maryland Art Place | c/o IMPRINT | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201


Friday, September 23: Call to Artists

Application Deadline:

Saturday October 22, 2016 by midnight

Deliberation: October 23- November 5

Week of November 6: Selected artist announced

December 1: Opening Reception, details TBA



September: Call for Entry

Application Deadline: Saturday, October 22 by midnight

Artist name:


City: State: Zip:

Phone: Email: Website(s):


NOTE: Submission must be sent electronically & by midnight October 22, 2016

Incomplete submissions WILL NOT be reviewed.

1.) Please submit no more than 3 images for consideration, including a full description of each work including title (if any), dimension and media. Please keep images to 72-150 dpi. *Please include an image list.

2.) One to two paragraphs about yourself and your submitted work

3.) This Form!


5.) APPLICATION FEE: $10.00 for all non-members. To pay online, visit the website and select “Get Involved”, “Donate”, and change the donation amount to $10. Please include this email receipt with your application. We also accept cash or check mailed to Maryland Art Place, 218 W Saratoga St, Baltimore MD 21201

Contact: MAP’s Registry Coordinator & Program Assistant, Naomi Davidoff at [email protected] or 410.962.8565 to submit or for more information about IMPACT.

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.


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