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Call for Artists: Out of Order (OOO) 2022


Friday, April 8 | 7 am to Midnight

Saturday, April 9 | 11 am to 4 pm

Friday, April 22 | 6 pm - 10 pm

Friday, April 22 | 10 pm to 1 am

Maryland Art Place (MAP) eagerly anticipates the return of its Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, Out of Order (OOO) on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 6’oclock in the evening. This year Out of Order turns 25!! 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. Out of Order (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.

MAP is happy to continue 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, extending MAP's services to students in elementary, middle, and high school level art classes.

This year’s theme for OOO is Alice in WOOOnderland! Jump down the rabbit hole and join the celebration in support of local & regional artists. Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door. Tickets include light tastings and an open bar. All tickets also include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP's accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition to be held on the 2nd floor of the MAP building the very same evening. Parents/guardians of KIDOOO may attend at a discounted price of $25 presale and $30 at the door. Arrow Parking will be providing free parking for OOO guests at the Arrow Lot across the street from Maryland Art Place on Saratoga Street.
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 Friday, April 8, 2022 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 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, Friday, April 8 between the hours of 7am and midnight

NO Application fee to exhibit!

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 silently auctioned Friday, April 22, 2022 from 6 -10pm

Participating artists receive free admission to OOO!

Questions? Come to the Artist Information Workshop on Saturday, April 2nd from 1 - 3 pm. Maryland Art Place is located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park and Howard streets. On-street, and garage parking available.

Visit MAP's exhibition page for more information or read the full prospectus online. This year all bidding will be entirely virtual. Loan agreements can be filled out on-site when you deliver your work. Please bring your phone to complete the loan form virtually. We will have staff and volunteers on-site to assist you with this process. Email Caitlin, MAP's Exhibition Manager with any OOO inquiries, [email protected].
MAP is proud to be partnering with The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) again this year—a nonprofit organization that works to enrich lives by increasing access to original visual art within underserved communities, allowing individuals who might not otherwise have an opportunity, to experience the beauty and inspiration that art enables. An example of recipient agencies include: homeless and battered women’s shelters, mental health facilities, and substance abuse centers, amongst several others.

About Out of Order:
By covering the walls from floor to ceiling, Out of Order provides a salon-style display space for hundreds of artists to hang their work wherever they please. OOO plays host to a variety of artists and professionals practicing in the visual arts and isa great opportunity for students and emerging artists to get their feet wet in Baltimore’s creative sector.

Interested in contributing to OOO? Consider an OOO sponsorship starting at $250. Connect with Amy Cavanaugh Royce: 410.962.8565 or [email protected]


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