Rob Colbroth, Eilean Donan Castle at Dusk, Archival Photograph

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Entry Deadline is January 9

Online Entry System

Introducing There’s No Place Like Home:

Humble or grand, home is where your heart is. Whether you are home alone or with your family, roommates, packmates or swarm, home is more than a habitat – it’s a place you go when you tap your heels together three times. It could be a house, a neighborhood, a schoolyard, a nest, a lair or a hive. It could be your family or friends – or the culture from which you came. But wherever home is and whatever home is, it’s where you want to return to. MFA invites all 2-D and 3-D artists to submit works that illustrate what they describe as “home.” Entries are open internationally for this MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) online only exhibition. The selected artworks may be viewed on MFA’s Curve Gallery from February 15 through March 31, 2018.

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Liza Key Strelka is Manager of Exhibitions at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Since joining the Phillips in 2011, she has overseen the installation of exhibitions such as Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party, Whitfield Lovell: Kin, Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities, Made in the USA: American Masterworks from The Phillips Collection, and Van Gogh Repetitions. She also manages curatorial publications and permanent collection installations. Liza received her bachelor’s in Art History from George Washington University and a master’s degree in Art History from American University.

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 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).


Cash awards total $600. 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:

Nov. 21 Online entry opens for submissions.
Jan. 9 Deadline for entries
By Jan. 25 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
Feb. 15 First day of exhibition
March 31 Last day of exhibition


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.