American Liberte, acrylic on paper, by Carol Jean Blum

Voting open July 4 –  25

Exhibition closes August 4

Introducing The Art of Protest:

From the Sons of Liberty to the suffragettes, from “Hell No, We Won’t Go” to “Black Lives Matter”, protest is an American value consecrated in the First Amendment. Art has expressed protests of the times through signs, paintings, posters, cartoons, sculpture, photography and more. Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists to express their opinions through art in all media in an all-hang exhibition on display July 4 through August 4, 2020.

MFA will donate 50% of profits made on this show to the First Amendment Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of expression and people’s right to know. For more information on the Coalition, click here to go to their website.

MFA reserves the right to withdraw any artwork that violates MFA’s Board approved Statement on Diversity.

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Information for Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

June 9 Online entry open for submissions.
July 1 Deadline for entries.
July 4 Online gallery opens for viewing.
July 4 – 25 11- 5pm. Public and artist voting fo People’s Choice Awards.
Aug. 4 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.
  • The MFA will retain 20% 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 the artist with costs collected from buyer. 
  • 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.


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: Contact gallery if you do not receive notice.