People’s Choice Voting Open November 12 – December 16

Winners of the People’s Choice Awards Will Be Announced on December 17

Introducing the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade Poster Competition 

Be part of this beloved Annapolis holiday tradition! Every year, on the second Saturday of December, magic happens as boats suddenly appear out of the cold winter night illuminated with thousands of colored lights and crewed by jolly revelers in a Lights Parade around Annapolis harbor. Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) and Eastport Yacht Club (EYC) invite all artists residing in the United States to enter our third annual poster competition celebrating the Lights Parade.  All original 2D work in any medium that depicts an Annapolis landmark or the Annapolis skyline with a festively decorated boat or boats, references the 40th Anniversary of the Lights Parade, includes the EYC burgee, and follows the MFA guidelines will be considered. The piece chosen by EYC as the representational image for the 2022 Lights Parade will be reproduced on posters, t-shirts and other promotional material. All work submitted will be on exhibition in MFA’s online Curve Gallery from November 12 – December 31, 2022. A People’s Choice Award will be given out on December 17, 2022.

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EYC Lights Parade Poster Competition Award Winner

Midnight Moorings, acrylic, Kerry Toole

People’s Choice Award Winner

*coming soon.

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Aug 1 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • Oct 15 Entry Deadline
  • Nov 11 EYC Lights Parade Poster Competition Winner Announced
  • Nov 12 Online Exhibition Opens; People’s Choice Voting Opens
  • Dec 16 People’s Choice Voting Closes at Midnight
  • Dec 17 People’s Choice Winners Announced
  • Dec 31 Last Day of Online Exhibition

Online Sales

Online 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.
  • 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 Maryland Federation of Art and are tax-deductible by the artists to the full extent of the law.