As always, when I go to these things I find so many works of art I want to buy! Although I did purchase only one, these are the pieces I would have bought if I had won the power ball last weekend. They are listed in no particular order.

Under 500 is an annual benefit hosted by Maryland Art Place in December. It’s a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event featured the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Anything you purchased during the event on Friday, December 12 could be taken home that night.

The event was an opportunity to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons and general art enthusiasts with an open wine and beer bar, along with light tastings with a holiday twist.

I missed the Friday night event, so I stopped by on Saturday, December 13 to check out the remaining works for sale, as part of a district wide Bromo Arts Holiday Hike!

Artists: Milana Braslavsky, Matthew Moore, Michael Schiffer, Bart O’Reilly, Mike McConnell, Ali Seradge, Aaron McIntosh, Michel Anderson, Dana Holgerson, Yoshi Fujii, Claire Girodie, Jessica Van Brakle, Hoesy Corona, Victor Torres, D’metrius Rice, Katie Duffy, Angela Arrigo, Tiffany Jones, Geoff Grace, Karl Connolly, Gerald Ross, Gary Kachadourian, Jill Fannon, Stephen Towns, Ben Levy, Jennifer Coster, Ryan Syrell, Kelly Walker, Rebekah Kirkman, Jeffrey Kent, Nate Larson, Cara Ober, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Ada Pinkston, Jan Razauskas, Jay Gould, Valerie Smith, Matt Bovie, Stephanie Barber, Dan Perkins, Matthew McLaughlin

MAP's Front Window with cut out image by Joan Cox

MAP’s Front Window with cut out image by Joan Cox

Joan Cox window design

Joan Cox holiday window design

Upside down Xmas Tree decor

Upside down Xmas Tree decor is kinda Satanic, but fun

Photos by Tiffany Jones

Photos by Tiffany Jones

Fabric Collage by Aaron McIntosh

Fabric Collage by Aaron McIntosh

Paintings by Matt Bovie

Paintings by Matt Bovie

Photo Collages by Geoff Grace - These should be WAY more than 500 bucks!

Photo Collages by Geoff Grace – These should be WAY more than 500 bucks!

Drawing collage by Nikki Painter

Drawing collage by Nikki Painter

Watercolor Collage by Amy Boone-McCreesh. She and Nikki Painter should hang out!

Watercolor Collage by Amy Boone-McCreesh. She and Nikki Painter should hang out!

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Photos by Matthew Moore. I loved the velvety blackness of these prints without frames.

Ink Portrait by Ben Levy

Ink Portrait by Ben Levy

Painting by Karl Connelly

Painting by Karl Connelly

Ceramics by Yoshi Fuji

Ceramics by Yoshi Fuji (I bought the tall vase!)