Kenneth L. Bachman, Taking a Break, oil on Belgian linen board, Street Scenes 2017
Introducing Street Scenes
MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists to enter its 2nd Street Scenes competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work depicting a view of the street, will be considered. Works selected will be displayed online in MFA’s Curve Gallery, from November 1 to December 15, 2017. The exhibition chair is Wil Scott.
Jurying the works submitted for the exhibition Street Scenes for the Maryland Federation of Arts was an inspiring experience. One often forgets how many media and techniques there are available to artists today to be explored when focused on a given theme.
The submissions to this exhibition certainly demonstrate the richness of possibilities, of varied aesthetics and expressions, currently employed.
The theme itself, Streets Scenes, almost asks for the use of photography, in all the multiple formats and techniques recently developed, therefore the photo-based works constitute a major portion of selected works. But there were other media masterfully utilized in a number of pieces, such as watercolor, acrylic and oil paint. Selection of those works is a substantial part of the present exhibition.
And since the artistic styles and aesthetics displayed differ considerably thus it was my aim to present the viewer with the multiplicity of expressions to underscores the richness of aesthetics and ideas embraced by the artists.
It is this multiplicity of unique expressions that makes the exhibition truly engaging.
1st Place Natalia Melcer, For Gordon Bunnshaft, Archival Photographic Print
2nd Place Janet Little Jeffers, Carrot Truck, Havana, Cuba, photographic print
3rd Place David Diaz, Evening Stroll, Oil on Panel
Honorable Mention Cal Jackson, Fast Food, Digital Photography
*Award contributors and recipients will also be listed in the exhibition catalog.
Information for Accepted Artists
Aug. 15 Online entry opens for submissions.
Oct. 3 Deadline for entries
By Oct. 23 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
Nov. 1 First day of exhibition
Dec. 15 Last day of exhibition
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