Richard Isaacman, Botswana Watering Hole, Watering Holes 2017

Exhibiting online June 1 – July 15

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.

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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.

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

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.

Delivery and Shipping


  • 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

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.