Now Open for Entry

Deadline to Enter is July 6, 2022

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Introducing Elemental

Early chemists believed these were the elements of life and reality, and when surrounded by them, it’s not hard to see why. Pieces that involve any of the four elements in any way, by medium or subject, are eligible for this online show. Entries are open to all original 2D or 3D art- work. Works selected by the juror will be on display in MFA’s online gallery, Curve Gallery, from August 15 – September 30, 2022. Exhibition Chairs: Richard Niewerth, Wil Scott.

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Juror: Tom Walton, Assistant Professor of Painting at Southeastern Louisiana University

Tom Walton, 42, was born in Oxford, United Kingdom and was an infant when relocating to Washington, DC. Beginning at age 16, he studied with the renowned artist Carlo Pittore. Walton received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004 and his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Art in 2007. In 2020 he had solo shows of his paintings at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia PA. He is a recent recipient of an Elizabeth Greenshields grant. In 2021 he was an artist in residence at the Joan Mitchell Foundation in New Orleans. In 2021 he held a solo show of his paintings at The Front Gallery in New Orleans where he is a current member and he has a painting in the permanent collection of the Woodmere Museum located in Philadelphia PA.  In 2018 he curated a national show of paintings titled “Real to not Real” at Southeastern Louisiana University where he is an Assistant Professor of Painting.  His paintings have been published in INPA9 and the New American Paintings 154 Southern edition. Walton lives in the uptown neighborhood of New Orleans. View his work at tomwalton-studio.com.

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 $40 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

  • May 6 Online entry open for submissions
  • Jul 6 Entry deadline
  • Aug 3 Artists notified by email
  • Aug 15 First day of the exhibition
  • Sept 1 Awards Announced @ 5 PM
  • Sept 30 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.