Notification will be made on August 30, 2022

Deadline to Enter was August 3, 2022

Introducing the Fall Member Show

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all MFA Members residing in the United States, DC, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico to enter the Fall Member Show 2022. Any original 2D or 3D work will be considered. Works selected will be on exhibit in Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from September 28 – October 15, 2022.

Click this icon to view and print the downloadable prospectus.

Juror: Susan Badder, former adjunct Professor of Art History at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art)

Susan Badder served as an adjunct professor of Art History at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), from 2006 until 2019, teaching Art Matters, Italian Renaissance Thought and Art, and African Art Forms. She continues to tutor in the Writing Studio at MICA, occasionally teaches for the OSHER program of Johns Hopkins University, and function as a free-lance editor, curator and consultant. Before going to MICA, Badder was the Senior Curator for Education and Community Programs at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Previously she had been Executive Director of Maryland Art Place, and directed education programs at both the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Over the years she has curated a variety of exhibitions, ranging from Maryland Collects to Black Is A Color: African American Art at the Corcoran, and Art and Economics: Sienese Paintings from the Dawn of the Financial Age. More recent juror responsibilities include an all-media exhibition and a works on paper exhibition. She holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Vassar College, and continues to lecture and contribute to numerous museum catalogs and art publications.

Juror’s Statement

*coming soon.

Awards

*coming soon.

*Award contributors and recipients will also be listed in the exhibition catalog.

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule

  • Jun 29 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • Aug 3 Entry Deadline
  • Aug 30 Notification
  • Sept 21 – 25 Accepted and Shipped Work Must Arrive at MFA Circle Gallery
  • Sept 28 Exhibition Opens
  • Oct 2 Virtual Awards Ceremony at 4 PM via Zoom
  • Oct 15 Last Day of the Exhibition; Possible Closing Reception at MFA Circle Gallery from 4 – 6 PM
  • Oct 16 –  17 Pick-up Hand-Delivered Work 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Oct 19 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.

Delivery and Shipping

Delivery

  • All work delivered to the gallery must have the following information affixed to the non-viewing side of the artwork:
    • Artist Name
    • Address, phone number, and email
    • Title of the work, medium, and price. Be specific with medium descriptions (e.g., oil on hardboard or canvas, not oil; chromogenic print or archival inkjet print, not photography or digital print; oil pastel on paper, not pastel; etc.)
  • Work must arrive on scheduled dates.
  • Paintings must be dry.
  • Measure to ensure work meets size limitations before delivery, include outer edges of frames. Work not in compliance with the exhibition guidelines and MFA’s General Guidelines will not be exhibited. No exceptions. Work delivered must correspond with the images submitted to the juror.
  • All shipped work must include a bar-coded shipping label. Do not send by United States Postal Service (USPS). We prefer UPS but accept FedEx. No shipping peanuts allowed.
  • Please affix packing/repacking instructions to OUTSIDE of the shipping box.
  • Tips on shipping can be viewed on the RedDotBlog

Pickup and Storage

Pickup and Storage

  • When the exhibit ends, unless specified otherwise, you may pick up your work no earlier than 3:00 PM on the closing day of the exhibit.
  • Unless previous arrangements have been made, work placed in storage after announced pickup dates will be subject to a fine of $10 per piece, per week. Work left in storage longer than two (2) weeks shall become MFA property and may be disposed of, or used for fundraising purposes. There are no exceptions.

Liability

Liability

All work will be handled with all possible care, but pieces submitted for the exhibition are at the artist’s risk. In the event of damage or theft, MFA will not be held liable. If insurance is desired, the artist must carry it.

Sales

Sales

  • All work entered into any exhibition must be for sale unless prior agreements are made, and marked either with a price or POR for Price On Request.
  • Artists will retain 75% from sales. MFA will retain 25% commission on any work sold through MFA. The artist’s membership must remain in place through the term of the exhibition.
  • The sale of artwork is taxable and all sales tax processing will be handled by MFA.
  • Sold artwork requiring shipment will be handled by MFA with costs collected from the buyer. Buyers will be asked if the work may be retained until the exhibit ends. If the buyer disagrees, the Gallery will let the work go, and the artist will be informed.
  • MFA asks that artists donate 20% from any sale made through a direct referral from MFA within three months. All donations are used to help defray operating costs of the Maryland Federation of Art and are tax-deductible by the artists to the full extent of the law.

Notification

All artists will receive notification by email. Accepted artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website. Artists who have unsubscribed from MFA’s emails will not receive notification.
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 and info@mdfedart.org. Contact Circle Gallery if you do not receive notice by 5 PM on the day of notification.