Brandon C. Smith, Leaching #1, Oil on Canvas, Flora or Fauna 2016
Introducing Flora or Fauna:
MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 2nd annual Flora or Fauna competition. Any original fine art 2-D artwork depicting the broad range of animal and plant life are the possibilities for juror consideration. Works selected will be on exhibit at Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd Street, Annapolis, Maryland from May 25 to July 8, 2017. The exhibition chair is Evelyne Albanese.
Rebecca Bafford is a ceramics sculptor and an Associate Professor of Art at Howard Community College where she has been the Gallery Director for the past 11 years and currently runs the Ceramics Program. Previously, she was the Director of the Columbia Art Center. She received her MFA in ceramics from The George Washington University and her BA in Art and English from James Madison University. She has juried and curated countless exhibitions over the past 25 years and has moderated panels that discuss the jurying process both locally and nationally.
*Award contributors and recipients will also be listed in the exhibition catalog.
Information for Accepted Artists
Feb 7 On-line entry open for submissions
April 4 Deadline for entries
April 20 Notifications are sent by email. contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
May 17-21 Shipped work and hand-delivered work must arrive at Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd Street, Annapolis MD, 21403
May 25 11-5 p.m. First day of exhibition.
June 18 3-5 p.m. Reception at Annapolis Maritime Museum. Awards presented at 4:00 p.m.
July 9 Pick up hand-delivered work. No early pick up. There is no on-site storage space. A $40 fine is imposed for late picked up.
By July 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.