Exquisite Corpse, digital photo, Wil Scott

Notification was made October 1st

Exhibiting November 7 – 30

Introducing MFA @ Gallery 564:

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all MFA artist members to enter this MFA organized competition. All original 2-D and 3-D artwork created through any media and following entry guidelines will be considered. The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s alternative gallery space at Gallery 564 from November 7 to November 29, 2019.

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Juror: Lindsay McCulloch, AACC

Lindsay McCulloch is associate Professor of Visual Arts at AACC in Arnold, MD. She received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from the University of Virginia, and a M.F.A. in painting from Boston University. Her work includes paintings, works on paper and artist books. McCulloch has exhibited internationally in England, Spain and Iraq and featured in museums and galleries across the USA including the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums in Richmond, VA; the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA; the American Poetry Museum in Washington, DC; Bowery Gallery in New York City, NY and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX, among others. McCulloch holds various awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship for Painting, and the Art New England Award at the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial. Her work is featured in public and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the Iraq National Library in Baghdad, Iraq and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX.

Juror’s Statement

I truly enjoyed viewing the incredible variety of pieces that were submitted by the MFA members for the Gallery 564 show. Since I am also an exhibiting artist and have been on both sides of the jurying process, I know that it is never easy. It is inevitable that some wonderful work will be left out, in part due to personal taste and in part as a result of the emergence of certain themes that present themselves to the juror. This was one of those shows where a clear theme emerged as I began to make selections. Either through humor, materials, skill, subject matter, or sheer aesthetics, all of the pieces in this show surprised me in some way and made me look at their subjects with fresh eyes. Thank you for sharing your work and talent with me.

-Lindsay McCulloch


Cash Awards: $500

Juror’s Choice $100 each:

Richard Niewerth, Walkers, oil/canvas
Guy Terry Kuhn, Lace, pencil drawing on paper
Michelle Spiziri, Love Bridge, acrylic/spray paint on board
Catherine Hess, Fog and Sun, Monotype 
Mary Opasik, Dolly, furniture & handrail parts, wood, hardware (wall assemblage) 

*Award contributors and recipients will also be listed in the exhibition catalog.

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

Aug. 1 Online entry open for submissions.
Sep. 12 Deadline for entries.
By Oct. 1 All entrants are notified by email and online posting.
Oct. 28 – 31 Shipped work must arrive at Circle Gallery 11-5pm, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD, 21401.
Nov. 1 & 2 Hand delivered work must arrive at Gallery 564 11-5:30pm, 564 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146. No hand deliveries will be accepted at Circle Gallery.
Nov. 7 First day of exhibition at Gallery 564.
Nov. 15 Reception at Gallery 564: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, awards presented at 6:30pm.
Nov. 30 Pick up hand delivered work at Gallery 564: 11am – 5pm. There is a $20 charge for work requiring transport to Circle Gallery.
By Dec. 3 Shipped work will be sent.

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.
  • 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.