Now Open for Entry

Deadline to Enter for the restaurant slots is September 29, 2021

If you do not have an account with MFA, you will be asked to create one during the entry process. Already have an account, but need to update your information? Update Now!

Introducing a delicious opportunity for MFA Members:

MFA offers our artist members the opportunity to exhibit at local restaurants around Annapolis. Currently, we work with Paul’s Homewood Café, a restaurant blending Chesapeake staples with traditional Mediterranean cuisine. This call for entry will be how we help restaurants select artists for display.

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Terms of Entry

  • Restaurant Opportunities is open to current and new MFA Members. Non-members, if desired, may join immediately prior to entry.
  • Entry is open to artists from the state of Maryland.
  • Entering this exhibition indicates understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions stated here and at mdfedart.com/mfa-general-guidelines.
  • Work must meet delivery and exhibition guidelines to be included in the event. MFA may determine work ineligible if entry guidelines are not followed.
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including, but not limited to,the website, social media, or a subsequent year’s prospectus. Images will include attribution wherever possible.
  • Artists will retain 70% from sales.
  • Work cannot be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition while such work is on display at the restaurant.

Work

  • To be considered, artists must submit exactly 6 original works created within the past 3 years and which are representative of the artist’s body of work. If accepted for the exhibition, artists will be expected to exhibit between 15 – 18 pieces of work, depending on the size of each piece.
  • All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand.
  • Artists must also submit an artist’s statement of no more than 200 words, describing the artist’s work.
  • All work and artist’s statement must be entered by uploading JPEG images through MFA’s online entry system. Set pixel dimension to 3,000 pixels or less on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB. Legible screenshots of a text document are acceptable. Work submitted without an artist statement will not be considered.
  • Work must be for sale. Work cannot be set to Price on Request (POR).
  • Maximum size of work, including edges of artwork or frame, cannot exceed 36″ x 36.” Pieces selected should Artists selected should prepare a variety of sizes of works. Artists are expected to assist with the installation, replacing sold work, and de-installation.

Sales

  • Artists will retain 70% from sales. 
  • Work must be for sale. Work cannot be set to Price on Request (POR).

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entry fees are $20 for MFA Members and $90 for non-members (includes 1 year of MFA Membership).
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All work must be entered by uploading JPEG images through MFA’s online entry system. Set pixel dimension to 3,000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB.
  • All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand.
  • 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. 

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Jul. 28 Online entry open for submissions
  • Sep. 29 Online entry closes for submissions
  • Oct. 12  Notification Announcement will be made via email

NOTE: Should the 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.

Notification

All artists will receive notification by email. Accepted artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website.
The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and may vary from the prospectus.
Please set your email account to recognize info@mdfedart.org. If you have unsubscribed from MFA’s emails, you will not receive notification emails.