Maryland Art Place will hold its Annual Spring Benefit & Silent Auction, Out of Order, and celebrate its 20th year on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. The fundraiser will take place at 218 West Saratoga Street, the original home of MAP, in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore’s west side.
Out of Order gives local art collectors the chance to acquire contemporary art at unbelievably low silent auction prices. Organizers cover the walls from floor to ceiling with art in a salon-style exhibition. The event plays host to a variety of artists both old and new, giving students and emerging artists an opportunity for exposure in Baltimore’s creative sector. MAP expects up to 400 guests at the Out of Order exhibition, and artists and patrons alike will mix and mingle while enjoying food, drink, and music.
“We are thrilled to continue our Out of Order tradition and celebrate this 20th-anniversary milestone by inviting youth artists to participate,” stated Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Executive Director of Maryland Art Place.
For its 20th Anniversary, MAP will launch of a youth-driven exhibition, KIDOOO, which will take place in tandem with Out of Order and will be held on the 2nd floor in the new MAP Member Gallery. KIDOOO was created to give young artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle school and high school. KIDOOO encourages creative expression and promotes artistic engagement across Maryland’s youth. Young artists, ages six to sixteen, are encouraged to apply.
Tickets to Out of Order Exhibition and Silent Auction are on sale now for $40 pre-sale on MissionTix and $45 at the door. All tickets include free entry to KIDOOO.For the eighth year, participating artists may choose to donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR,) a nonprofit organization that works to enrich the lives of under-served members of the community through access to public art within the Greater Metropolitan Washington, DC area.
For the eighth year, participating artists may choose to donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR,) a nonprofit organization that works to enrich the lives of under-served members of the community through access to public art within the Greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
The 2017 Out of Order host committee includes Chris Janian, Scott Burkholder, Naomi Davidoff, Julie Cavnor, Tace Joelle Loeb, Elizabeth Burger, Jerrell Gibbs, Kelly Cross, Chris Zickefoose, Justin Williams, Sonjay DeCaires, George Petrocheilos, Angela Joshi, Ginny Lawhorn, Brittany Hargest, and Carlyn Thomas.
Any and all artists are invited to participate in Out of Order. During the Do-It-Yourself Installation Day on Thursday, March 30, 7 a.m. – midnight, each participating artist can hang one original piece in the MAP gallery. Each piece must be framed and ready to hang with dimensions under 40” x 40”.
Young artists ages 16 and under are welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day of KIDOOO, MAP’s first kids’ Out of Order! The open installation day for KIDOOO will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the new Member Gallery. Each piece must be framed and ready to hang with dimensions under 24” x 24”.
For more information on tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and artists submissions, please visit MAP’s website at www.mdartplace.org.
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