Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to announce Out of Order (OOO),  MAP’s  Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 6 o’clock in the evening. This year marks the 27th year of OOO. 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. 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. MAP will host an art making workshop the day on install so participating artists can come to hang and stay to create! All craft materials will be provided!

This year’s theme for OOO is Untitled & Uncensored in honor of all the artwork that goes nameless. Artwork Does not need to be untitled to be entered – but it is encouraged.   Attendees of the event can expect light fare, open bar, entertainment by DJ Aran Keating of Ridiculous Entertainment, ‘drag queens in theme’ and more. And let’s not forget KIDOOO, our free Out Of Order for children ages 5-16.

Come dressed to impress 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 3rd 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.  To purchase tickets visit:

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 Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 7am-midnight. We will have donuts and coffee for the early birds.  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 6th 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, Saturday, April 6 between the hours of 7 am and midnight
  •  NO Application fee to exhibit!
  •  Only ONE submission per artist
  •  Please document your work prior to arrival. This image will be used for virtual bidding purposes and submitted with your loan agreement.
  •  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 virtually silent auctioned Friday, April 19, 2024 from 6 -10 pm
  •  Participating artists receive free admission to OOO!

Questions? Come to the Artist Information and Framing Workshop on Saturday, March 30 at 11am held in partnership with 410 Lofts located at 410 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

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, 

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 is a great opportunity for students and emerging artists to get their feet wet in Baltimore’s creative sector.

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