Now Open for Entry

Deadline to Enter is May 4, 2022

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Introducing Portals

Portals are openings to new places, new experiences, and new sensations. We are seeking your interpretation of a “portal” – literally or metaphorically. Share your insights and experiences with the concept of “portal” as you see it. 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 June 15 – July 31, 2022. Exhibition Chairs: Richard Niewerth, Wil Scott.

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Juror: Andrew Brandmeyer, Professor at The Savannah College of Art and Design

My name is Andrew Brandmeyer and I currently reside in Savannah, GA. I’m full-time faculty at The Savannah College of Art and Design, teaching for the Foundations Department and acting as lead coordinator for the Drawing Minor Committee. I received both my BFA and MFA from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO. My concentration is oil painting, drawing and illustration. I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to act as a juror for the “Portals” Exhibition this year. I look forward to reviewing the works submitted and would like to thank the Maryland Federation of Art for this exciting opportunity! Visit abrandmeyerarts.com for more information.

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  • Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of the event.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. In the “media” section, put the media, and then put a public YouTube or Vimeo link to the video.
  • 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

  • Mar 7 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • May 4 Entry Deadline
  • Jun 1 Notification
  • Jun 15 Exhibition Opens Online
  • Jul 1 Awards announced
  • Jul 31 Last Day of Online 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.