A native of California, Ms Taylor moved to Maryland more than 40 years ago where she began to paint seriously, first in watercolor and subsequently acrylic and mixed media. Formerly a member of Studio Gallery in Washington, DC from 1991-1997, Maxine is now a resident of Baltimore, Maryland, where she was represented by Montage Gallery from 2003-2010. She has work in collections in California, Florida, New York and Maryland, including 18 works in the George Meany Center for Labor Studies formerly in Silver Spring MD.

Maxine continues to exhibit regionally in Maryland. She was instrumental in the creation of Passageways Artist Studios in Riverdale MD and a participant in the formalization of the Artists’ Gallery in Columbia MD before her move to her current studio in Baltimore. Maxine has participated in the Artscape Gallery Network since its inception, originally one of five showcase galleries for the 2013 Artscape Event in Baltimore, as MAXgallery, showcasing 10 other artists’ work along with her own. Although she continues to exhibit and paint, she is also becoming involved with organizing community exhibit opportunities for both herself and others.

Pre-Covid Maxine was teaching a free children’s art class (with lunch provided) at the gallery on Saturday mornings as well as developing opportunities for parents to participate in the planning and teaching of the classes.


Taylor lives and works in her studio renovated in 1997 at 126 N.Madeira St, in Baltimore. MAXgallery has existed on the first floor since 2013. Born: Petaluma, California Residence: Baltimore since 1997, Maryland since 1973, Sacramento CA 1970-1972 Memberships: Hamilton Gallery, Creative Alliance, School 33, founding member-Passageways Artists’ Studios, Riverdale, MD


University of MD University College 2007-2008,
University of Maryland, College Park 1985, 1986,
Prince Georges Community College 1982-1984,
Napa Valley College in California 1962-1964


"Thanks for all you do to make Baltimore the vibrant art scene that it is. I especially loved the Arabber show with the cranky performance. The fact that your gallery studio and home are based in a former...stable added so much depth to the experience. I appreciate your commitment to build a community."

Liz Swanson.

"Hi Max, hope you are doing well. I have been thinking of you as I go through these months of isolation. I just wanted to let you know how much better my days are having your paintings as part of my life. They bring me joy. Thank you."

Mary M.

"Great Space and art. The shows are always interesting and the owner/artist Maxine Taylor, always gracious."


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126 N. Madeira Street,
Baltimore, MD 21231

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Fridays: 2 - 6 PM
Saturdays: 3 - 6
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