Sarah Hood Salomon, Along the Chester River, Watering Holes 2016

Considering entering the exhibition?

Entry Deadline is May 2

Online Entry System

Introducing Watering Holes, an online exhibition:

A place for thirsty creatures to gather and quench their thirst—Parisians at a cafe, bikers at a bar, or giraffes at a river. Around the world we visit to drink and communicate; to caffeinate, hydrate, and intoxicate. MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites artists to enter their original 2D and 3D artwork to this fine art international online only exhibition of our world’s watering holes. The artworks will be displayed online on MFA’s Curve Gallery from June 1 through July 15, 2017. Show Chair: Wil Scott.

 Click this icon to view and print the downloadable prospectus.


Christina Davis, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

With early interests in art and design as a career, Christina Davis began her pursuits as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona with a major in Archaeology and a minor focus on Classical Art and Architecture. She received her master’s degree in History of Design and Curatorial Studies from Parsons: The New School. While obtaining her MA, she was Assistant Director of Education at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan and interned at the Museum of Art and Design under the direction of Ursula llse-Neuman, Curator of Contemporary Jewelry. Christina is currently Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art where she will launch the show (dysfunctional): Products of Contemporary Design in May 2017.

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.


  • 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 must be priced for sale or marked POR (price on request).
  • If artwork is part of a limited edition, please state total number in the edition.


Three cash awards will be designated by the juror from JPEG images.

1st Place: $300, 2nd Place: $200, 3rd Place: $100

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:

March 31 Online entry opens for submissions.

May 2 Deadline for entries.

May 18 All entrants are notified by email. Check website if you do not receive notice.

June 1 – July 15 Online gallery is open for viewing.


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: Contact gallery if you do not receive notice.