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Deadline to Enter is November 3, 2021

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Introducing Lowe House Office Building Exhibition

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) has been invited to exhibit artwork at the Lowe House of Delegates Building in Annapolis, Maryland. Original 2D work created through any media and following entry guidelines are eligible for entry. The selected works will be on exhibit at the Lowe House of Delegates Building (6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401) from January 12 to April 11, 2022.

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Juror: Wilfredo Valladares

Born in Trujillo Colon, Honduras, Central America, Wilfredo began his career as an artist and educator. It was due to his challenging of perceptions as a teacher during a time of conflict in his country that it became necessary for Wilfredo to seek political asylum in the United States. Wilfredo arrived in the early nineties where he continued his journey as an artist by attending Montgomery College, then Maryland Institute College of Art and graduating with a BFA in sculpture. He pursued and received an MFA in sculpture at the University of Maryland. It was evident that his chosen path would lead him to make contributions in the academic and artistic arenas. He has been part of numerous artistic and educational events, such as group shows, solo exhibits, workshops and environmental installations. In 1997, Wilfredo had his first international sculpture show in Milan, Italy where he had the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse community of artists and curators. Wilfredo’s work is designed to cross boundaries and to move beyond the traditional paradigm of cross-cultural art. In August of 2009, Wilfredo installed a piece entitled “Petalos Reflejantes,” a permanent installation commissioned by Montgomery County and Auras Design. The sculpture was installed in downtown Silver Spring Maryland. A recent installation and one of his most notable commissions, “Journey : Anacostia,” — located in the historic neighborhood of Anacostia in Washington, DC — explores the interconnectedness of cultures. See his work at wilfredovalladares.com.

Terms of Entry

  • Entry is open to artists who are either MFA Members or Anne Arundel County Residents.
  • 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. Work delivered must correspond with images submitted to the juror. 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 invitation, catalog, website, social media, or a subsequent year’s prospectus. Images will include attribution wherever possible.
  • Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of the event.

Liability

  • Artwork will be handled with all possible care. MFA will not be responsible or liable for loss or damage from any cause whatsoever. Insurance, if desired, must be carried by the artist.

Awards

  • Cash awards total $500

Entry Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.

Entry Fee

  • 1 or 2 entries $40 (MFA Members $25). Additional 4 entries $5 each. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Work

  • Images for the juror must correspond with the actual work.
  • All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand. A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Work previously exhibited at the Lowe House Office Building is not eligible for re-entry.
  • Maximum size of work, including edges of artwork or frame, cannot exceed 30″ in any height or 24″ in width. Artists may be asked to assist with the installation of oversized work (greater than 60″ or over 40 lbs.).

Sales

  • Artists will retain 70% from sales (75% for MFA Members). MFA will retain 30% commission (25% for MFA Members) on any work sold through MFA.
  • Work must be for sale. Work may be set to Price on Request (POR).

Exhibition Schedule

  • Oct 4 Online entry open for submissions
  • Nov 3 Entry deadline
  • Nov 30 Artists notified by email
  • Jan 3 – 9 Shipped work must arrive at MFA Circle Gallery
  • Jan 12 First day of the exhibition
  • TBD Reception
  • Apr 11 Last day of the exhibition
  • Apr 12 –  13 Pick-up handed-delivered work, 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Apr 17 Shipped work will be sent

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.

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 notification@mdfedart.org.