Angela Y Lacy, Unexpected Pleasure, watercolor, Global Landscapes 2017
Introducing Global Perspectives:
Crossing the mountains and plains of America to the streets of Paris, to the waterways of Mekong Delta, to the Arabian Peninsula sand dunes—the environment of a certain locale prompts instinctive responses to the human condition. What prompts interest is the different surroundings in which people work and play. MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) seeks diverse and creative reactions to the different landscapes, streetscapes, cities, towns, jungles, deserts, beaches and more which influence people around the globe. Following entry guidelines, any original 2-D or 3-D work of fine art entry is eligible for MFA’s international online only exhibition of Global Perspectives. The selected artworks will be displayed on MFA’s viewing gallery from August 10 through September 21, 2017.
Rahel Joseph is Gallery Director of ILHAM.
It was an honour to be asked to be a juror for this exhibition and I was very impressed with the quality and range of the entries. I had been asked to select the award-winning entries but the high standard of the entries made it quite challenging to narrow it down to just three. In keeping with the theme of the exhibition, the entries depicted landscapes varying from the bustle of urban life to the stillness of the rural countryside. The medium of photography was particularly well represented and aesthetically strong. My main criteria when evaluating the finalists was visual creativity, a strong narrative, and an understanding of composition. But it has to be said that the process of evaluating is highly subjective. The works I selected intrigued me, evoked in me a certain mood and feeling, and made me curious to see more work by those artists.
First Prize: Sunrise at Yunan Rice Terraces, Kathryn Mohrman
Second Prize: Misty Godafoss Fury, Nicolas Raymond
Third Prize: dayroom/blue table, Don Weaver
*Three cash awards will be designated by the juror. 1st Place: $300, 2nd Place: $200, 3rd Place: $100
Information for Accepted Artists
June 8 Online entry opens for submissions.
July 11 Deadline for entries
By July 27 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
Aug. 10 Exhibition opens online
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