Exhibiting July 22 – August 15

Introducing MFA @ Gallery B:

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all MFA members residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter it’s MFA @ Gallery B exhibition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work following entry guidelines will be considered. The selected works will be on exhibit in MFA Curve Gallery  from July 22 – August 15, 2020.

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NOTE: Should Circle Gallery or any other exhibitions space be closed for reasons beyond our control, MFA reserves the right to move a planned physical exhibit to our online gallery. Please mark your calendar for notification. This may include specific information that varies from the prospectus.

Juror: Nora Sturges, Towson University

Nora Sturges is Area Head of Painting and Drawing in the Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education at Towson University in Maryland. She has exhibited her paintings in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the United States, Canada and Europe, and has been recognized numerous times for her thought provoking work by the Maryland State Arts Council and in the publication New American Paintings. She received her B.A., Magna Cum Laude in studio art from Bowdoin College, Maine, and an M.F.A. in painting from Ohio University.

Juror’s Statement

It’s been a great pleasure reviewing the 277 works submitted for the Maryland Federation of Art’s members exhibition at Gallery B. These represented a wide range of media, from photography to painting to works on paper and sculpture. While there was no particular theme other than MFA membership, what strikes me is how membership itself is a kind of theme. On display in these works was an obvious commitment, not just to craft and development of formal skill, but to concept and vision—often in viewing the submissions I found myself seeing something familiar in a new and exciting way. In stressful times we are reminded of the things that matter most, and certainly community is one of these. What I saw over and over in the works submitted was a seriousness of purpose and a dedication to making art that doesn’t just depict the world but that also transcends it. I want to thank MFA for inviting me to participate in this process; it is heartening to see so much good work and to be reminded of the importance of membership, community, and the support that we need to give each other as artists.

Awards

Juror’s Choice

  • Qrcky Art, Mind Forg_d Manacles, oil on canvas
  • Christine Kelsey, Forage, encaustic collage with wax crayons
  • Cindy Mehr, Bamboo, oil and textured spray paint
  • Brandon Seth Gellis, Blending In, motion graphics, interactive video
  • Wynston Edun, gotcha, oil pigment sticks, acrylic on canvas

Honorable Mention

  • Sarah Hood Salomon, A Closer Look, archival digital photograph
  • Rosa Vera, There, There, mixed media, acrylic and collage on wood panel
  • Blandine Broomfield, Green Haven Harbor Waters, oil

Conley Award for 3D Artwork

  • Pearl Chang, Intraspection, terracotta with patina

*Cash awards total $500 and are determined by the juror. $50 Conley Award is donated and selected by Robert and Susan Conley. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

Mar. 5 Online entry open for submissions
May 1 Deadline for entries
May 28 All entrants notified by email and online posting
July 22 First day of online exhibition
TBD reception
Aug. 15 Last day of exhibition

NOTE: many of these dates have been changed do to COVID-19

Sales

Sales

  • 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 MFA.
  • 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.

Notification

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: info@mdfedart.org. Contact gallery if you do not receive notice.