Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with CyberPoint International is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with CyberPoint to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and CyberPoint wish to commission and license the image of a new work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of CyberPoint’s Women in Cyber Security reception on November 19, 2015.

ABOUT “CREATING CONNECTIONS”: We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today. CyberPoint works to create a future where individuals and organizations from across the globe can operate safely and securely in cyberspace and benefit from the technological innovations that increasingly connect our world.

As the aim of CyberPoint’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security, they are commissioning a work that reflects the theme of “creating connections.” Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—which may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.

General Guidelines & Information

  • MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction – photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • All works must be no less than 4X4” and no more than 10X10”.
  • The reproduction edition will be decided on, and agreed upon at a later date, but will not exceed 150.
  • All reproductions will receive a ‘chop or seal’ noting CyberPoint as the publisher.
  • All reproductions will be printed on an agreed upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by CyberPoint.
  • **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed upon dimensions of this project as this will devaluethe edition. Likewise, CyberPoint agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
  • CyberPoint will cover scanning fees/photography associated with the reproduction.
  • Artist agrees to use of artwork image for press and promotional purposes related to this project and event.
  • Artist will remain owner of image copyright.
  • Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on November 19, 2015.Benefits to the artist: The selected artist will benefit in the following ways
  • $750 Cash Award
  • Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

o Press announcements
o Highlighted on MAP and CyberPoint’s websites
o The gifting of artist reproduction to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception o Acknowledgement at Women in Cyber Security reception November 19, 2015

Submit application fee through Click&Pledge on MAP’s website to connect with the MAP staff to process credit card or make checks payable to: Maryland Art Place | c/o IMPRINT | 218 West Saratoga Street | Baltimore, MD 21201| p) 410.962.8565