Maryland State Arts Directory Triennial (2023): Call for Artists

Call for Artists: Seeking artists of all disciplines for the Maryland Arts Directory Triennial!

In celebration of the talented and diverse array of artists across the state of Maryland, and the ever growing scope of the Maryland Arts Directory, Maryland Art Place (MAP) - in collaboration with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) - are seeking artists for the 3rd Maryland State Artist Directory Triennial exhibition (2023). 

Maintained by MAP, the Maryland Arts Directory originated as a regional resource conceived by MSAC. MAP has remained the responsible partner for the care of this critical resource for over 25 years. The Maryland Arts Directory is a free online platform that showcases the high-caliber, diverse, and relevant work of Maryland’s artists and arts organizations and promotes the vitality of Maryland’s arts communities.

Collectively MSAC and MAP aim to present a comprehensive survey of Maryland artists for the Triennial exhibition to be presented in the MAP gallery beginning Thursday, May 11 and closing Saturday June 24, 2023. We are seeking visual/media, literary, and performing artists for this year’s exhibition roster.

*Please note: participating artists must be Maryland residents. 

2023 Jurors To Be Announced

Past Jurors include: 

  • Gamynne Guillotte (2016): Chief Education Officer at The Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Dr. J. Susan Isaacs (2019 Visual Art Juror): Professor, Art History, Curator of the Dept of Art + Design, Art History, Art  Education Galleries at Towson University
  • Jeremy Stern (2019 Visual Art Juror):  Former Exhibitions and Program Manager at the Creative Alliance, Baltimore
  • Laure Drogoul (2019, Performance Art Juror): Interdisciplinary artist, Founder 14 Karat Cabaret, Co-organizer Transmodern Festival, Professor-Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Ada Pinkston (2019, Performance Art Juror): Mixed Media Artist, Community Artist, Conceptual Artist, Arts Education Lecturer, Towson
  • Hoesy Corona (2019, Performance Art Juror):  Independent Curator & Multi-disciplinary artist


  • Artists must be Maryland residents 
  • Artists must have a personal or professional MSAC Arts Directory profile page on To create a profile click here. Applications without a link to a directory profile will not be considered.
  • Artists must update their directory profile to include an updated bio, artist statement and at least five artworks or samples based on your discipline area.
  • Artists must practice in one of the following disciplines: visual/media, literary, and/or performing artists
  • No organizations may apply 
  • Artist duos and groups are eligible to apply. The MSAC profile listed in the application should include all artwork for review. There is space in the application to include the duo or group name and any supporting applicants. 
  • IAA awardees and Roster Artists are eligible to apply. 

How to Apply: 

  • To create or login to your MSAC profile click here. (Please note it takes between 2 to 3 business days to see your changes reflected on your profile.)
  • After updating your profile, click here and complete the Google Form application. (Please update your profile in advance of submitting your application materials.) 
  • Please indicate if you’re applying to be considered for visual/media, literary, and/or performing artists by selecting one of the three options included on the application.
  • You may apply for more than one of the categories but you must complete an application for each category if you wish to apply for more than one. Please update both artwork sections (film/video, audio, visual arts etc.) on your MSAC profile for consideration for each category. *Each category is juried separately* 
  • There is NO fee to apply 

For questions or to request a different format of the application, please contact or call 443.889.0869


  • Call for Artists Released:  March 17
  • Deadline to submit application:  Saturday, April 15
  • Jurors Review applications:  April 16 - April 23
  • Notification of acceptance to Artists:  Week of April 24
  • Artist Drop Off:  April 25 - May 6
  • Installation:  May 8 -  May 11
  • Exhibition Opens: Thursday, May 11
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11, 6pm
  • Exhibition Closes: Saturday, June 24

About MSAC: Founded in 1967, The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is an agency of the State of Maryland's Department of Commerce that plays an essential role, ensuring every person has access to the transformative power of the arts. MSAC advances the arts in our state by providing leadership that champions creative expression, diverse programming, equitable access, lifelong learning, and the arts as a celebrated contributor to the quality of life for all the people of Maryland.

MAP Mission: 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.