Paint Annapolis will be June 5 – 12, 2022

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Introducing Paint Annapolis

Paint Annapolis is a seven-day juried plein air painting competition held June 5 – 12, 2022, that brings artists from across North America and Europe to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. For 21 years, Paint Annapolis has been a premier outdoor painting event, bringing together artists and patrons to paint a community where colonial architecture meets maritime heritage. Paint Annapolis 2022 is presented by Maryland Federation of Art (MFA), a 59-year-old non-profit organization committed to exhibiting new and innovative art created by living artists. MFA is based at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, across from the Maryland State House in historic downtown Annapolis.

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Submission Juror: Mark Karnes, Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art

Mark Karnes received his MFA in painting from Yale University in 1972 and his BFA in painting from Philadelphia College of Art. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council as well as a Fulbright-Hayes grant for study in Florence, Italy. His work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally and can be found in numerous private and museum collections, including the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Karnes lives in Baltimore, MD, where he has taught drawing and painting at Maryland Institute College of Art since 1974.

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Nov 15 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • Jan 19 Entry Deadline
  • Feb 10 Participation Confirmation via email
  • Feb 14 Announcement
  • Jun 5 – 12 Paint Annapolis 2022

Tentative Event Schedule

  • Jun 5 Artist Check In
  • Jun 5 Quick Draw
  • Jun 7 Paint the Bay
  • Jun 8 – 9 Dusk to Dawn – Nocturne Painting
  • Jun 9 Art on the Avenue
  • Jun 10 Awards Ceremony
  • Jun 11 Public Reception
  • Jun 12 Mimosas and Muffins

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.


All entrants will be sent notice by email. If you have unsubscribed from MFA emails, you will not receive notification. 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.