On Display August 6 – 27, 2022 at MFA Circle Gallery

Notification was made July 5, 2022

Introducing From Mountain to Marina 2022

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce a juried competition for members of the Allegany Arts Council. Any original 2D or 3D work following entry guidelines was considered. The show celebrates the artistry of Allegany Arts Council members in a new forum, the Circle Gallery of Maryland Federation of Art. Works selected will be on exhibit in Annapolis, Maryland from August 6 – 27, 2022.

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Selection Juror: Eric Key, Director of the Arts Program, University of Maryland Global Campus

Eric Key is an art lover, investor, and collector, who – by his own admission – “can’t draw a straight line.” He came to University of Maryland Global Campus in as the Director of the Arts Program 2008 with more than 35 years of experience in art administration, after serving for more than a decade as executive director of the Kansas African American Museum (Wichita). Over the course of his career, he has curated more than 200 culturally diverse exhibitions; worked with countless artists, curators, and directors; and expanded and sharpened his knowledge of the art field. Key leads the university’s robust visual arts exhibition program, which features several new exhibitions in the UMGC Arts Program Gallery each year. Key earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in museum studies from Hampton University.

Awards Juror: Ann Schafer, former Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Ann Shafer is an independent curator, art historian, writer, and a leading expert on intaglio printmaking by Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17. Formerly Shafer was associate curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art, where she curated a variety of exhibitions. She also organized the museum’s Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair in 2012, 2015, and 2017, featuring an international array of twenty presses, publishers, and dealers. Currently, she is bringing the print fair back to Baltimore in April 2022 and hosts two podcasts: Platemark and The Curator’s Choice. Shafer has a BA from The College of Wooster and an MA from Williams College. In addition to the BMA, Ann has worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art.

Juror’s Statement

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

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Apr 25 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • Jun 8 Entry Deadline
  • Jul 5 Notification by Email
  • Aug 6 Exhibition Opens
  • Aug 18 Annapolis Artwalk, Circle Gallery will be open until 9 PM
  • Aug 27 Last Day of Exhibition, Closing Reception for Allegany Arts Council Artwork at Circle Gallery from 4 – 6 PM

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 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.



  • All work entered into any exhibition must be for sale, and marked either with a price or POR for Price On Request.
  • Artist members will retain 75% from sales. MFA will retain 25% commission on any work sold through MFA. Any sales exceeding $600 by an individual artist will require a completed W-9 to process payment.
  • 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.


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 info@mdfedart.org and notification@mdfedart.org. Contact Circle Gallery if you do not receive notice.