Now Open for Entry

Deadline to Enter is March 2, 2022

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Introducing Reflections

Reflections in shop windows, still ponds, or on faces in mirrors can surprise and delight. The physical nature of light reflecting changes appearances and reveals unexpected sensations. Reflections can also be internal; emotional, cerebral, or spiritual, bringing back memories, or causing new ways of thinking that could change the world or just stay personal. Show us what reflection means to you. Entries are open internationally for Maryland Federation of Art’s (MFA) online-only exhibition. Following exhibition guidelines, any 2D or 3D work is eligible for entry. Works selected by the juror will be on display in MFA’s online gallery, Curve Gallery, from April 15 – May 31, 2022. Exhibition Chairs: Richard Niewerth, Wil Scott.

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Juror: Bruce Pollock, Professor of Painting at Drexel University

Bruce Pollock has exhibited his abstract paintings and drawings in numerous solo exhibitions in New York City, Chicago, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, The Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, Vancouver, BC and other locations. In the Philadelphia area, his venues include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Delaware Art Museum and The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Michener Art Museum as well as numerous solo and group gallery exhibitions. Bruce Pollock is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, MacDowell Colony Fellowship and Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland. Pollock’s works are in numerous private, corporate, and public collections including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, The Federal Reserve Bank, The Pennsylvania Convention Center, The New York Public Library, Rutger University, etc. Bruce Pollock received his MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art, where he studied painting in Rome, Italy through Temple University Abroad Program. He has a BFA with a major in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Currently he is an Associate Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia where he heads the Painting Area. Visit brucepollock.com to view images, links, and for additional information on the artist work.

Terms of Entry

  • Entry is open to all artists internationally. Please refer to the complete U.S. Foreign Policy Compliance Statement on our website.
  • Entering this exhibition indicates understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions stated herein and with (a) MFA’s approved Statement of Equity and Diversity and (b) MFA’s General Guidelines. 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

  • MFA shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or inability to use MFA’s online exhibition gallery.

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 between 2,000 and 3,000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB.
  • MFA does not display watermarks; artists display at their own risk.
  • For video submissions: upload a still frame from your video and put a public YouTube or Vimeo link to the video in the “media” section.
  • 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 $35 (MFA Members $20). Additional 4 entries $5 each. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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. If artwork is part of a limited edition, please state total number in the edition.
  • Work previously exhibited at MFA Curve Gallery is not eligible for re-entry.
  • There is no size limit for online exhibitions.

Sales

  • MFA’s Online Sales Gallery is provided to North American artists to sell their work. Only artists in the 48 contiguous United States may set a price. MFA will reimburse up to $35 in shipping costs to those artists for online sales shipments if a receipt is provided. All other artists must enter Price on Request (POR) and purchase inquiries will be referred by MFA to the artist.
  • Artists will retain 80% from sales (85% for MFA Members). MFA will retain 20% commission (15% for MFA Members) on any work sold through MFA. Artists will be responsible for fulfillment of sales.
  • Work must be for sale. Work may be set to Price on Request (POR).

Exhibition Schedule

  • Jan 3 Online entry open for submissions
  • Mar 2 Entry deadline
  • Mar 30 Artists notified by email
  • Apr 15 First day of the exhibition
  • May 1 Awards announced
  • May 31 Last day of the exhibition

Notification

All artists will receive notification by email. Artists who have unsubscribed from MFA’s emails will not receive notification. 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.