Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500” our upcoming benefit exhibition and artwork sale. Scheduled for Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, 2013, this two-day event is intended to promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region.

For more information, visit their website.

This year’s jurors are Andrea Pollan and Christine Pfister. Deadline for entry is October 18, 2013! For more information on entry guidelines, click here!

Andrea Pollan is a curator, gallerist, art consultant, writer and appraiser based in Washington, DC. She has organized over 200 exhibitions of contemporary art both regionally and nationally and has written numerous catalogs and exhibition brochures. She has managed a large corporate and several private collections.

In 2004, after serving as Exhibitions Director at McLean Project for the Arts for
10 years, she opened an acclaimed curatorial space called Curator’s Office in
Washington, DC. It serves both as a curatorial office for offsite exhibitions and
projects and a micro-gallery. In addition to onsite exhibitions, Curator’s Office
participates in the international art fairs and organizes exhibitions off site for
museums, galleries, and arts organizations.

Curator’s Office was identified in December 2006’s Vanity Fair issue as an
important player in “The Art Universe.”

Pollan was trained as an art historian at Yale University. She was the recipient
of a National Endowment for the Arts Arts Administration Fellowship in 1994.
She is a member and has served on the DC Chapter of the ArtTable board.

In 1989, she conceived of the visual component of the Mapplethorpe Protest to project the deceased artists’ images against the walls of the Corcoran Gallery of Art upon the occasion of the exhibition’s abrupt cancellation by the

Christine Pfister studied at Christie’s Education at Christie’s in New York and since 1995 she has been the Co-Owner and Director of Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Christine Pfister has given lectures, participated on panels and juried many exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Lectures/panels/exhibitions include the University of Pennsylvania, the University of the Arts, the American Association of Museums, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, CFEVA, Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA; Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA; Kunstlerhaus S11, Solothurn, Switzerland, and more. She is active in various cultural organizations including CFEVA, ArtTable and the Maurice Rohrbach Fund.

Pentimenti Gallery exhibits contemporary art by emerging to mid-career artists. The gallery’s exhibitions were reviewed in major magazines and newspapers, such as Art in America, the Art Economist, Timeout New York, the Brooklyn Rail, USA Today, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, and more. The gallery has exhibited nationally at various art fairs: Pulse NY, Volta NY, Texas Contemporary, Miami Project and CONTEXT Art Miami.



New portraits by Baltimore artist Erin Fitzpatrick at Metro Gallery.  The show will be up until October 19th and the opening reception is Sept. 18th from 7-10pm.

Metro Gallery is located at 1700 N. Charles Street in Station North.


The Generational Shift:
Creating New Approaches to Leadership, Funding,
and Audience Participation in the Arts.

 Wednesday, October 30

9:30 am – 3:00 pm

 Howard County Center for the Arts

8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

 Registration for ArtsLab 2013 is open HERE!

MCA’s second annual capacity building conference for arts professionals and artists offers an opportunity to explore solutions to the challenges of an already occurring shift in generational demographics.  Participants will look at this shift through the following three lenses:

  1. Approaches to organizational leadership and governance
  2. Trends in philanthropy and in earned income
  3. Changes in audience participation

ArtsLAB was created to engage administrators, artists, trustees, patrons, staff, volunteers, educators, and parents in considering the future of our arts sector, and to ensure that we are the strongest stewards possible of public and private investment.


ArtsLAB is … well, a participatory laboratory (not a “sit-and-listen” conference) that invites you to be a thought leader and be ready to share your perspectives, your insights, your best and novel practices, and actively participate in dialogue with your colleagues!

Here is the shape of the day:

  • Coffee! (and other things to keep your stomach from growling.)
  • Keynote Speech
  • An interactive panel discussion with members of the Maryland arts sector that will explore ideas about generational shifts with each other and the audience.
  • A networking lunch — Eat, work, talk, brainstorm, and prep for the afternoon.
  • Afternoon breakout sessions – Led by facilitators ready with questions and exercises that guide groups to new discoveries and solutions.
  • A wrap up – We will bring all three themes back together to share overall insights from the day that will impact your organization or projects moving forward?

Registration is just $15 (20% discount for teams of three or more). Here are some things you need to know now:

  • Registration is limited to 120 people, and the slots will be filled in the order that registrations are received. MCA will create a waiting list.
  • You must go through the ArtsLAB 2013 page to register with a Credit Card. (Call us if you need to pay by check — 410-467-6700).

WHY BRING an Inter-generational TEAM?
MCA encourages organizations to send teams of at least three to this event. There will be a 20% discount for TEAMS. Please consider bringing someone newer to the field, someone mid-career, and a veteran of the arts to round out your team. Think of the impact that a team’s multiple perspectives could have on capacity building for your organization, particularly when you consider our theme of “the generational shift.”

Help us develop ArtsLAB – an annual capacity building event for Maryland’s arts sector!!!
We need your participation throughout the day; and, we need your sincere and thoughtful feedback. It will be critical to the growth and lasting impacts of this annual event.


It’s Season 2 for MPT’s Artworks – and that means 40 new shows that celebrate artists across the creative spectrum – music, dance, photography, architecture, literature and the visual arts.

Artworks airs

Thursdays, 8:30 pm

Sundays at 12:30 pm


Right after Chesapeake Collectibles every Thursday evening, MPT viewers enjoy a feast for the eyes and ears with Artwork’s introduction to extraordinary artists from across America – including outstanding talent right here in Maryland.


MPT host Rhea Feikin is joined by co-hosts including: Stephen Yasko, WTMD; Megan Hamilton, Creative Alliance; Peggy Loar, Corcoran; Gerald Ross, MICA; Vinny Lancisi, Everyman Theatre; Julia-Marciari-Alexander, the Walters; Jason Loewith, Olney Theatre; Mary Amato, Silver Spring Artists Salon; Cara Ober, bmoreart; Kwame Kwei-Armah, Center Stage, and others.   Together they introduce viewers to creativity in all its wonderful variety and highlight art events in our own backyard.

Visit for previous episodes, program schedules and more.