Exhibiting August 13 – September 12

Introducing American Landscapes:

From the oceans that surround this continent to the mountains that divide it – this land is home to some of the worlds most powerful landscapes. Open to all media, ollowing exhibition guidelines, MFA will showcase any oriignal 2-D or 3-D work depicting a landscape from the Americans (*North America, Hawaii, Central America, Caribbean & South America). Works selected by the juror will be exhibited in MFA’s Circle Gallery from Aug. 13 – Sept. 12, 2020. Show chair: Richard Niewerth.


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All accepted work will be exhibited in MFA’s online sales gallery. If the gallery location is able to open, MFA will hang the work received from those artists who are able to deliver their work. No accepted artist will be required to deliver work to participate int eh online exhibition.

Juror: Lillian Bayley Hoover,  Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and Towson University

Lillian Bayley Hoover is an artist and instructor of painting and drawing at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and Towson University. She earned her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Asheville and her MFA from MICA. Recent solo exhibitions include Holding Space at Goya Contemporary, For the Moment at VisArts (Rockville, MD), Edges and Allowances at Honfleur Gallery (Washington, DC), and In this World at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Hoover’s work has appeared in numerous group exhibitions including the Delaware Art Museum and the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (Aichi, Japan). She has received many honors, including three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Trawick Prize. Her studio is located in Baltimore, MD.

Juror’s Statement

Coming soon


Cash awards total $1,000

Information for Accepted Artists

NOTE: Should Circle Gallery or any other exhibition space be closed for reasons beyond our control, MFA reserves the right to move a planned physical exhibit to our online galleryPlease mark your calendar – all entrants will receive notice by email. The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and may 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.orgIt is important to check website/check spam folder if you do not receive notice.

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

Apr. 9 Online entry open for submissions.
June 11 Deadline for entries.
July 9 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
August 4-8 Shipped work must arrive at MFA’s Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401. Please read the information in the Prospectus on how to ship your piece.
Aug. 13 First day of exhibition.
Aug. 23 Reception, 3-5 p.m. Awards presented at 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 13-14 Pick up artwork, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (no early pick up for any reason) There is a $10 fee for any late pickup.
By Sept. 15 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.
  • The 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.