Beamie Young, String Tease, photography pigment.

Considering entering the exhibition?

Entry Deadline is November 14

 

Online Entry System

 

Online Video Entry System

Introducing Focal Point:

Computer software has forever expanded ways for artists to capture and produce their work. MFA celebrates this exhibition by examining the artistic use of all digital media. Eligible entries may be either 2-D or 3-D image based work that is created and/or produced through the use of software (whether purchased or artist created) and includes, but is not limited to digitally produced: photography, graphic design, painting, video and non-film projection. Please visit the exhibition website for additional information. Works selected will be exhibited at MFA’s Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland from January 25 to February 24, 2017.

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Juror:

Adam Davies received his EdM from Harvard University and MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. From 2010 to 2013, he held a full-time position as Lecturer & Media Specialist at the National Gallery of Art, Washington and has held teaching positions at Carnegie Mellon, Catholic, Robert Morris, and Harvard universities. He is a recipient of grants from the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. His photographs have appeared in a number of publications, including Photo Review, South x Southeast Photomagazine, and Triple Canopy Magazine. Davies has held residencies at Yaddo, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Chinati Foundation, Jentel Residency Program, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Albee Foundation. His photographs have been acquired by the DC Art Bank, Washingtonia Collection, and Fidelity Corporate Collection. He was honored as Outstanding Emerging Artist at the DC 30th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards and is the recipient of the 2015 Clarence John Laughlin Award. In 2016 he was commissioned by Georgetown’s Lombardi Cancer Center to create a photographic series for its recently opened building. He is currently artist in residence at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore.

Terms of Entry

All entries must adhere to MFA general guidelines as well as the terms of entry specific to the exhibit as listed below.

When entering the exhibition you will be asked to accept the Terms of Entry. Any entry that does not follow Terms of Entry and General Guidelines will be subject to rejection regardless of the Juror’s decision.

Work

  • A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Circle Gallery are not eligible.
  • Works may not exceed 72 inches in width, height or depth, including the frame, unless otherwise specified for a particular exhibit.
  • All work must be visibly signed by artist (front or back) and include edition numbers (1/1, 2/50, e.g.) for hand-pulled prints. Works must be priced for sale or marked POR (price on request).

AWARDS

Cash awards total $1000. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • Entry fees are $35 (MFA members, $20) for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • To enter online, you will need an MFA account that includes an email address and a password. There is no charge to create an MFA account.
  • Submit one JPEG image per piece entered, or as allowed. To provide the best image for juror set pixel dimension to around 2000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 2 MB.
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, web site or on a subsequent year’s prospectus. Image will include attribution whenever possible.

Exhibition Schedule:

Sept. 28 On-line entry open for submissions
Nov. 14 Deadline for entries
Dec. 15 Notifications are sent by email. contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
Jan. 17-21 Shipped work and hand-delivered work must arrive at circle Gallery, 18 State circle, Annapolis MD, 21401
Jan. 25 11-5 p.m. First day of exhibition.
Feb. 11 3-5 p.m. Reception at Circle Gallery. Awards presented at 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 25-26  11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pick up hand-delivered work. No early pick up. There is a $10 fine for late pick up.
By Feb. 27 Shipped work will be sent.

Notification

All entrants will receive notice by email. The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and could vary from prospectus. A list of accepted artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website. Please set your email account to recognize this address: info@mdfedart.org. Contact gallery if you do not receive notice.