Saturday, October 15, 2022

UNDER $500

CALL FOR ENTRY: Have your work noticed and purchased by local buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition & affordable art sale. The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each selected artist (scale dependent – in the case of smaller works more than 3 pieces may be accepted). Each individual piece must retail for $500 or less. If selected you will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form to fill out inquiring anecdotal information to help better engage patrons with the artists and their work alike. 

Proposals should be emailed to no later than Monday, November 14, 2022, at Midnight.  Subject line: Under $500 Application. OR fill out this FORM online.

UNDER $500 is MAP’s winter benefit. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 between Maryland Art Place and the artist. The event is ticketed ($25) however participating artists are welcomed free of charge,

UNDER $500 is a hybrid, physical and virtual exhibition event. The physical exhibition opens Friday, December 9th from 6 pm-10 pm. Artworks may be purchased by patrons and taken off the walls on a first come first served basis that night. All works will be wrapped in brown paper with MAP’s signature holiday bow.

The virtual sale will launch the very next day, Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10 am and run through Wednesday, December 14th, 10 pm. The virtual sale will include more artists than the physical sale. *Please note: applications received will be selected for either the virtual sale (featured online) exclusively or for both the physical (featured in gallery) AND virtual exhibition (featured online). Your acceptance letter will indicate in which capacity your work will be presented.

MAP will maintain gallery hours from Saturday, Dec. 10 through Wednesday, Dec. 14th from noon-4pm for any remaining physical works that may be left for purchase.

AFTER PARTY: On December 9th, once the sale closes, MAP will open up its basement venue, UNDERBar for a post-event party, Ticket holders and artists have access to both the sales event and party. Guests can expect light fare, an open bar, our fabulous drag queens, and music from DJ Aran Keating of Ridiculous Entertainment. This year's theme? UGLY SWEATER!


  • October 12 – Call For Entry Announced
  • November 14 – Call For Entry Deadline
  • Week of November 21 – Artists Notified of Selection
  • Wednesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 3– Artwork Drop Off – 11 am-4 pm
  • Friday, December 9 (6 – 10pm) & Saturday, December 10, 2022 (12 to 4pm)– Under $500
  • Saturday, December 10, 10 am  – Wednesday, December 14, 10 pm – Virtual Exhibition & Sale