Out of Order Online | Call for Entry
entry open Friday, June 19 – July 6
hosted by Creative Alliance
As a result of the pandemic sweeping our nation, Maryland Art Place (MAP), like so many, has been forced to rethink, retool and re-imagine its programming. This year marks the 23rd year of Maryland Art Place’s (MAP’s) signature exhibition event “Out of Order” (OOO). MAP is very excited to announce that it will still be holding Out of Order, only this year it’s virtual! MAP will launch the auction and make it available to anyone on an electronic device for free!
As one of Baltimore’s longest standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. Last year (2019) 289 artists participated in OOO and MAP sold 133 works of art. MAP aims to exceed these figures this year due to the event’s virtual reach, and also because this year OOO is open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Bidders can expect text messages when they have been outbid and may bid from their homes, offices, vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region.
“Over the last 4-5 years MAP’s Staff, Board and Program Committee has witnessed some pretty great outcomes in cultivating the patronage of art, and we have the numbers to support that. We’ve gone from 205 participating artists and 56 sales in 2016 to 289 artists and 133 sales in 2019. Income generating opportunities for artists are so critical, especially right now. The arts sector is suffering. Now more than ever we need to consider how valuable the arts are in our lives, communities and general well-being.” Amy Cavanaugh, MAP’s Executive Director.
The OOO Online auction opens Thursday, July 16, running one full week through Thursday July 23rd, 2020. The event link will be announced as “Live” on Thursday July 23rd via MAP’s website and various social media outlets and newsletters. All bids must be submitted no later than 10pm on July 23rd. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on July, 16 @ ooo.givesmart.com
To submit an application for OOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image.
- Artists may submit artworks begining Friday, June 19 – Monday, July 6
- There is a limit to one submission per artist
- There is no submission fee for artists this year
- You may only upload ONE image of the artwork submitted. Artwork may be no larger than: Longest side 1500 pixels, 72dpi. Please save your file as follows: artist last name_first name_OOO2020 EXAMPLE: Gill_Caitlin_OOO2020
Check out the full Prospectus HERE
Sponsorship Opportunities are available on the event website. Please email Amy at email@example.com for details
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.