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Call for Entry: MASKerade

Application Deadline: Saturday, October 24, 5pm


We are excited to partner with Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund MASKerade Baltimore – a Mask Design Competition & Virtual Event to raise awareness of and fundraise for issues facing the LGBTQ community. Since launching in 2018, the LGBTQ Fund at BCF has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing art and culture events and supporting young people with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs.

MAP will be running and managing the online auction made available to artists throughout the state and beyond to participate for free. All artists and bidders must register with Givesmart to view the auction which will not be made LIVE until November 7.


Artists and non-artists must use the provided COVID mask to participate. Template for reference included HERE.

Masks must be finished per finishing instructions to be included in the exhibition (chin dart must be closed and twill threaded).

There is no fee to enter.

All participants must register a loan agreement (google form) with Maryland Art Place HERE

You cannot register in full without a fully executed image of your mask.

Proceeds will be split 40% to the artists and 60% to the LBGTQ Fund. Your portion of proceeds contributed to the Fund are considered a donation. You may donate more.

Masks may be picked up August 28 - September 30 at one of the following locations:

Jill Andrews Gowns 3355 Keswick Rd, Baltimore MD 21211

Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm.


MAP located at 218 W Saratoga St.

Tuesday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm

You may be as creative as you would like!

If you are unable to pick up a mask please contact [email protected] to make alternate arrangements.

If you do not have a Google account email [email protected] for a PDF version of the application.

PICK UP PROTOCOL: Masks can be picked up August 28 - September 30, Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm. PICK UP ADDRESS: Jill Andrews Gowns 3355 Keswick Rd, Baltimore MD 21211. OR you can pick up from MAP located at 218 W Saratoga St. Tuesday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm. We are following the general CDC protocol conduct. Please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and be thoughtful of others. Fill out and sign the sheet on the clipboard with your corresponding packet number, name, cell number and email contact. PLEASE only take ONE mask. If you are picking up for another artist, have their info available and fill out the paperwork accordingly. The front door to the lobby will be unlocked; there will not be time slots to pick up. If you are unable to pick up a mask from the specified location, we will work with you to arrange shipment.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS: The masks will be flat, with all edges finished except the chin dart. The chin dart can be stapled, taped or sewn to make the 3-D effect. Twill and tap e will be included and threaded through the channels (this is how the mask is secured to the face). Be as creative as you like!

SUBMISSION DETAILS AND TIMELINE: When submitting an image of your mask, you MUST take a high-quality image of your completed mask on a white backdrop. (a high res iphone/or similar device image is fine). Any images taken on a different substrate are subject to exclusion.


Monday, August 24: Release Call to Artists & Community to Participate

MASK PICKUP: August 28 - September 30, See above for hours and Locations

Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 24 by 5pm

Saturday, November 7: Auction Launch 10am

Friday, November 13: Auction closes 10pm

Tuesday, November 17 – Saturday, November 21: Mask Drop Off

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. 

Submission Questions? Contact [email protected]
Contact [email protected]


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