Now Open for Donations

Deadline to Donate is September 30, 2021

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Announcing Collector’s Choice

It’s time to party with the artists – almost. First, we need to gather up the main event: the art! MFA is asking our national membership of talented artists to donate their original art for Collector’s Choice. This event draws collectors new and old from all over the Mid-Atlantic to add art to their walls. Member artists working in all mediums are invited to donate. We’re excited to bring a second Collector’s Choice to our artists and collectors this year, a spring edition online and now a fall edition back in person at Volvo Cars Annapolis and online. Join us for Collector’s Choice on October 24.

MFA will host as a part of Collector’s Choice an online People’s Choice, the winner of which will receive a year of MFA Membership, and the juror for Collector’s Choice will distribute $500 in prizes.

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Awards Juror: Jo Fleming, Curator of Jo Fleming Contemporary Art Gallery

Jo Fleming studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD. Her paintings have been shown in solo and group exhibitions and placed in private as well as commercial and public collections. Her work has been exhibited through Arts in Embassies of the US State Department in Mongolia and Taiwan. Fleming curates and operates Jo Fleming Contemporary Art, a modern gallery in Annapolis, MD, which showcases solo and small group exhibitions of two- and three-dimensional works by local and regional artists.

Information on Donating

Entry is open to MFA Member Artists from the 50 United States, DC, and Puerto Rico. Donating for this fundraiser indicates understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions stated here and at mdfedart.org/mfa-general-guidelines. All donations must adhere to MFA General Guidelines as well as the terms listed below. When entering work you will be asked to accept the Terms of Entry. Any donation that does not follow the Terms of Entry and General Guidelines will be subject to rejection. Work must meet delivery and exhibition guidelines to be included in the fundraiser. Images of donated work may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including, but not limited to: the invitation, website, social media, or a subsequent year’s invitation. Images will include attribution wherever possible.

MFA Member Artists who donate to Collector’s Choice, volunteer, and enter at least one MFA Exhibition are eligible for the Circle Gallery small group show, Mélange 2022.

Maryland Federation of Art is a 501 (c) (3) organization (EIN 52-0895806) and gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of the current financial statement is available on our website, by writing 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401, or by calling 410-268-4566. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, Statehouse, Annapolis MD 21401 (410) 974-5534.

Work

  • A maximum of 1 original work may be entered.
  • Work previously exhibited in an MFA exhibition is eligible for donation.
  • The maximum size of work, including edges of artwork or frame, cannot exceed 72 inches in any direction.

Event

  • Donating MFA Member Artists will be offered tickets to Collector’s Choice at a reduced rate.
  • Donating artists may also attend Collector’s Choice for free but will not be able to participate in the raffle. MFA will send all donating artists an RSVP form to help us identify who will be attending.

Donations and Submission Fees

  • All work must be entered by uploading JPEG images through MFA’s online entry system. Set pixel dimension to around 3,000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB.
  • Images entered online must correspond with the actual work delivered to the event.
  • All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand.
  • Work must be of equal value to or greater than the price of the Collector’s Choice ticket, $185. Work may not be set to Price on Request (POR).
  • There are no entry fees to donate work for Collector’s Choice through MFA’s online entry system.
  • 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. 

Collectors’ Choice Schedule:

  • Aug. 5 Online entry open for donations
  • Sept. 1 General and VIP tickets on sale at mdfedart.org
  • Sept. 30 Deadline to donate work
  • Oct. 10 – 16 Work must arrive at MFA Circle Gallery
  • Oct. 24 Collector’s Choice @ Volvo Cars Annapolis (333 Busch’s Frontage Road, Annapolis, MD 21409), 6:30 – 10 PM

NOTE: Should the event space be closed for reasons beyond our control, MFA reserves the right to move a planned physical event online.

Communication

All artists will receive communication about the event and their collectors by email. Artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website.
Some communication will include specific details and may vary from the information listed here.
Please set your email account to recognize info@mdfedart.org.