“Supply and Demand,” oil, by James Anthony DePietro from Food for Thought 2020

Open Now in Curve Gallery

Introducing Food for Thought

Art is food for the soul, but what happens when the art includes real food? Any piece that uses food as the medium or subject will be eligible for this inaugural online show. Entries are open to all original 2-D or 3-D artwork. MFA will display selected works in their online Curve Gallery from June 15 through July 31, 2020. Show Chairs: Richard Niewerth and Wil Scott.

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 Juror: Catherine Haggarty

Catherine Haggarty is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011 and is currently adjunct professor at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) and also co-directs NYC Crit Club. Her paintings and curatorial work have been reviewed by and featured in Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint, Brooklyn Magazine, The New York Times, Maake Magazine, Art Maaze Magazine, Art Spiel, Final Friday Podcast, Sound and Vision Podcast, The Black and White Project, Curating Contemporary’s book Eraser, and Young Space. From 2016 to 2019 she was a co-director of the artist run space, Ortega y Gasset in Brooklyn NY. Select exhibitions include, Morgan Lehman, Markel Fine Arts, N2N Gallery in New York, Art on Papier Fair with Project Pangee in Montreal Canada, Tripp Gallery in London, Galleria Dan-iele Agostini in Switzerland, Bridge Productions in Seattle, Able Baker Contemporary in Port-land Maine and CGK Gallery in Copenhagen. Solo shows include This Friday Next Friday (NYC), Bloomsburg University (PA), One Main Window (NY), One River School of Art and Design, Proto Gallery (NJ), and Look and Listen in Marseille France. Haggarty has been a visiting artist at Penn State University (2018), Hunter MFA (2020), Denison University MFA (2020), Brooklyn College MFA (2019), The Wassaic Project, Nars Foundation, Residency Unlimited, Trestle Gallery. Teaching experience includes Rutgers University, The School of Visual Arts, Hofstra University. www.catherinehaggarty.com

Juror’s Statement

I selected works that made me stop for a moment. Either the work dealt with the formal qualities of beauty and representation or they challenged my idea of how to see, understand and register the images. Some images and pieces did both of these things – those were the strongest selections to me. I loved how the number of artists chosen for the selection of this show gave me a personal glimpse into their world with a specificity and sense of humor all at once – this referenced ideas of consumption, romance, indulgence and joy all at once. Bravo to all, thank you for letting me look at your work!


Juror’s Choice
Loring D Boglioli, PUCKER UP!, fiber-hand cut and appliqued felts, assorted recycled woolen fabrics
paul valadez, fancy tacos, colored pencil on paper
James Anthony DePietroSupply and Demand, oil

Honorable Mentions
Elizabeth BurinRed Lettuce, watercolor
Jennifer Kahn BarlowSumo Citrus, oil on canvas
Susan CallahanSaute Pans, textiles
Marina Kuchinski, Chicken Cube, ceramic

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

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

Exhibition Schedule:

Mar 5 Online entry opens for submissions.
May 7 Deadline for entries
June 4 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
June 15 First day of exhibition
July 31 Last day of exhibition



  • 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’s online only exhibition is for viewing only. MFA will refer all sales inquiries to the artist. MFA receives no commission for sales resulting from these exhibitions. The gallery is accessible on MFA’s website during the dates of the exhibition. Images of the artwork were provided by the artists at time of entry.


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.