Eric Garner, Mississippi River Rise, acrylic on canvas, 16×13 (detail)

Deadline to enter July 14th

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Introducing Rising Tides:

Annapolitans know the cost of climate change, as do people in many cities. This show will focus on the theme of rising water levels, the effect they have on the world, and solutions for or the disasters because of changing tides. Entries are open to all original 2-D or 3-D artwork. MFA will display selected works in their online Curve Gallery from August 15 through September 30, 2020. Show Chairs: Richard Niewerth and Wil Scott.

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Juror: Jennifer Polillo

Jennifer Polillo is a professional artist, art educator, and former Director of Education at The Delaware Contemporary. She earned a certificate in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Jen has been a teaching artist for 20 years and continues her artistic practice through commissioned work as well as local and international artist residencies. Jen has won numerous awards for both her painting and photography.

Juror’s Statement


Coming soon


Cash Awards: $500

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:


May 14 Online entry open for submissions

July 14 Deadline for entries

By Aug 7 All entrants are notified by email. Check online if you did not receive notification.

Aug 15 – Sept 30 Curve Gallery is open for viewing.



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