Alexandra N Sherman, Swept Up, Watercolor on Yupo, Stormy Weather 2017
Introducing Stormy Weather:
Stormy weather—from onset to aftermath and all in between—is the theme of MFA’s (Maryland Federation of Art) 2nd annual exhibition. Any original 2-D artwork depicting the sounds, colors, impact, anticipation, and more, of stormy weather will be considered by the juror. Entries are open to all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. This MFA organized exhibition will display selected works at the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) from February 23 through April 8, 2017.
Show Chair: Evelyne Albanese.
Rebekah Pineda received her Master’s in Arts Management at American University, exploring the power and potential of arts in underserved communities. In conjunction she was a Development Fellow at Sitar Arts Center, a multi-disciplinary arts organization, serving children from low-income households in DC. An artist at heart, Rebekah received a BA in Art History and Fine Arts. Since moving to DC, she has explored the arts and culture scene working for Philippa Hughes and the Pink Line Project. Currently she is working for Hamiltonian Artists, helping build a dynamic community of innovative artists and effective visual art leaders by providing professional development opportunities.
First I would like to thank the Maryland Federation of Art for inviting me to participate as a juror for the Stormy Weather exhibition. It was a privilege to select works from the many talented artists’ submissions.
With a background in art history, I initially looked at the work with a consideration of subtle differences such as composition, color, and content. Reviewing the first selections I began to see that works that exemplified “stormy weather” to me, embodied the sensations of tension and peril. Rather than realistic interpretations, the works chosen have high contrast, texture, and a heavy use of color. There was also a priority in representing a wide range of mediums; photography, oil, watercolor, etc. The works illustrate sensations of wonder and danger as they relate to the tempestuous nature of our world and climate.
Fran Abrams, Evening Storm
Louis Poole Block, Lowering the Flag for the Storm, Fort McHenry, 11/19/16
Edelweiss Calcagno, Lightning
Ellwood Derricks, Two People on the Beach
Steven Dobbin, When Thunder Roars, Stay Indoors
Eric W Hunter, Flash Flood
Cal Jackson, Arizona Thunder Storm
Linda Pearlman Karisberg, Storm in Two Parts; Fearsome and Untroubled
Alexandra N Sherman, Swept Up
Raphael Warshaw, Rio Douro 66
*Award contributors and recipients will also be listed in the exhibition catalog.
Information for Accepted Artists
Oct. 25 On-line entry open for submissions.
Dec. 28 Deadline for entries.
By Jan. 26 All entrants are notified by email. Contact MFA or check website if you do not receive notice .
Feb. 15-19 Shipped and hand-delivered work must arrive. Details of delivery and pick up will be included in the notification for accepted artwork.
Feb. 23 11 – 3 p.m. First day of exhibition.
Feb. 26 3-5 p.m. Reception at Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM). Awards presented at 4:00 p.m.
Apr. 9 after 3 p.m. Pick up at Annapolis Maritime Museum. There is no on-site storage at AMM. A $40 fine is imposed for late picked up.
By Apr. 10 Shipped work will be sent.
- All work delivered to the gallery must have the following information affixed to the non-viewing side of artwork:
- Artist Name
- Address, phone number and email
- Title of the work, medium and price. Be specific with medium descriptions (e.g., oil on hardboard or canvas, not oil; chromogenic print or archival ink jet print, not photography or digital print; oil pastel on paper, not pastel; etc.)
- Work must arrive on scheduled dates.
- Paintings must be dry.
- Measure to ensure work meets size limitations before delivery, include outer edges of frames. Work not in compliance will not be exhibited. No exceptions.
- All shipped work must include a bar-coded shipping label. Do not send by United States Postal Service (USPS). We prefer UPS but accept FedEx. No shipping peanuts allowed.
- Please affix packing/repacking instructions to OUTSIDE of shipping box.
- Tips on shipping can be viewed on the RedDotBlog
Pickup and Storage
- When the exhibit ends, unless specified otherwise, you may pick up your work no earlier than 3:00 pm on the closing day of the exhibit.
- You must pick up your work within 48 hours of the closing day of the exhibit, or notify the gallery if you will be late.
- Unless previous arrangements have been made, work placed in storage after announced pickup dates will be subject to a fine of $10.00 per piece, per week. Work left in storage longer than two (2) weeks shall become MFA property and may be disposed of, or used for fundraising purposes. There are no exceptions.
All work will be handled with all possible care, but pieces submitted for exhibition are at the artist’s risk. In the event of damage or theft, the MFA will not be held liable. If insurance is desired, the artist must carry it.
- All work entered into any exhibition must be for sale unless prior agreements are made, and marked either with a price or POR for Price On Request.
- The MFA will retain 30% from all sales
- Sale of artwork is taxable and all sales tax processing will be handled by the MFA.
- Sold artwork requiring shipment will be handled by the MFA with costs collected from buyer. Buyers will be asked if the work may be retained until the exhibit ends. If the buyer disagrees, the Gallery will let the work go, and the artist will be informed.
- The MFA asks that artists donate 20% from any sale made through a direct referral from the MFA within three months. All donations are used to help defray operating costs of the Maryland Federation of Art and are tax-deductible by the artists to the full extent of the law.