Now Open for Entry

Deadline to Enter is March 11th

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Introducing the Spring Member Show

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all MFA Members residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico to enter the 2021 Spring Member Show. Any original 2-D or 3-D work will be considered. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from May 5th – 29th, 2020.

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Juror: Joey P. Mánlapaz, The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

Joey P. Mánlapaz earned her M.F.A. in painting from The George Washington University. She is a painter and Associate Faculty at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University, where she teaches all levels of drawing and painting. She is Lecturer at Georgetown University and also teaches at The Art League School in Alexandria, VA. Her latest passion is to conduct art workshops and art lectures to the elderly at several D.C. assisted living and memory care facilities. She is widely collected in the U.S. and abroad. Breaking from the photorealist tradition of NY artists Tom Blackwell and Richard Estes, her style is more painterly, infused with the psychological breadth of Edward Hopper, coupled with the visual mystery of Alfred Hitchcock. The D.C. government currently owns 24 of her paintings, by far the largest collector of her work. In 2013, the U.S. Library of Congress acquired her personal papers and correspondences, sketchbooks & other memorabilia for permanent inclusion in the Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

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 gallery. Please mark your calendar for notification. This may include specific information that varies from the prospectus.

Terms of Entry

All entries must adhere to MFA general guidelines as well as the terms of entry specific to the exhibit as listed below. When entering the exhibition you will be asked to accept the Terms of Entry. Any entry that does not follow Terms of Entry and General Guidelines will be subject to rejection regardless of the Juror’s decision.


  • A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Work previously exhibited in a juried show at Circle Gallery is not eligible.
  • Works may not exceed 72 inches in width, height or depth, including the frame, unless otherwise specified for a particular exhibit.


Cash awards total $500. A $50 Conley Award for 3-D is funded and selected by Susi and Rob Conley.

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • Entry fees are $25 (non-MFA Members, $95 for entries and Membership) for one or two entries and $5 each for additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • To enter online, you will need an MFA account that includes an email address and a password. There is no charge to create an MFA account.
  • Submit one JPEG image per piece entered, or as allowed. To provide the best image for the juror set pixel dimension to around 3000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB.
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, web site or on a subsequent year’s prospectus. Image will include attribution whenever possible.

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Feb 8 Online entry open for submissions.
  • Mar. 11 Deadline for entries.
  • By Apr. 6 All artists notified by email. Check or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
  • Apr. 28 – May 2 Shipped work must arrive at MFA Circle Gallery. Please read the prospectus for more on how to ship your piece.
  • May 5 First day of exhibition.
  • May 16 A digital reception is planned. More info on when and where as we get closer to the date.
  • May 29 Last day of exhibition.
  • May 30 – 31 Pick up handed-delivered work, 11am – 5pm. There is a $10 fee for late pick up.
  • By Jun. 4 Shipped work will be sent.


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 Circle Gallery if you do not receive notice.