Now Open for Entry

Deadline to Enter is July 1st, 2021

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Introducing American Landscapes:

From the oceans that surround this continent to the mountains that divide it – this land is home to some of the world’s most powerful landscapes. Open to all media, following exhibition guidelines, MFA will showcase any original 2-D or 3-D work depicting a landscape from the Americas (*North America, Hawaii, Central America, Caribbean, and South America). Works selected by the juror will be exhibited in MFA’s Circle Gallery from August 25th – September 18, 2021. Show chair: Richard Niewerth.

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Juror: Susan “Sue” Frank, Curator at The Phillips Collection

Susan “Sue” Frank is a curator at The Phillips Collection specializing in European and American modernism. She earned her Ph.D. in 1996, joining the staff at the Phillips the following year. At the Phillips Collection, she has curated numerous traveling exhibitions that showcase the museum’s European and American collections for domestic and international audiences in Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, and South Korea. She has published several books and essays including American Impressionists: Painters of Light and the Modern Landscape; David Smith Invents; and Made in the USA: American Art from The Phillips Collection. Currently, she is co-organizing with the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto) Picasso: Painting the Blue Period, an international loan exhibition that will open at the Phillips in February 2022. The exhibition, which will feature some 45 paintings, along with works on paper and sculpture, is organized around the cutting-edge conservation studies and curatorial research undertaken over the past decade on three iconic Blue Period paintings in the collections of the Phillips and the AGO.

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 $1,000.

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • Entry fees are $40 (MFA Members, $25) 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, website, or on a subsequent year’s prospectus. The image will include attribution whenever possible.

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Apr. 26 Online entry open for submissions.
  • Jul. 1 Deadline for entries.
  • By Jul. 27 All artists notified by email. Check or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
  • Aug. 18 – 22 Shipped work must arrive at MFA Circle Gallery. Please read the prospectus for more on how to ship your piece.
  • Aug. 25 First day of exhibition.
  • Aug. 29 Onsite or virtual reception. More info will be posted about the reception as we get closer to the date.
  • Sep. 18 Last day of exhibition.
  • Sep. 19 – 20 Pick up handed-delivered work, 11 AM – 5 PM. There is a $10 fee for late pickup.
  • By Sep. 23 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 the 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.