Now Open for Entry

Deadline to Donate is September 30, 2022

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Announcing Collector’s Choice

It’s time to party with the artists – almost. First, we need to gather up the main event: the art! MFA is asking our national membership of talented artists to donate their original art for Collector’s Choice, MFA’s premier fundraiser. This event draws collectors new and old from all over the Mid-Atlantic to add art to their walls. Member artists working in all mediums are invited to donate. We’re excited to be in person at Volvo Cars Annapolis and online on October 23, 2022. Each donating artist is invited to attend the event free of charge. If a donating artist wishes to participate in the art lottery to take a piece of work home with them at the end of the event, such donating artist may purchase a discounted ticket for $150. Each ticket admits two people for food, drinks, and one amazing piece of art! Thank you for considering donating your work to Collector’s Choice to support MFA.

All work submitted will be on exhibition in MFA’s online Curve Gallery from October 17 – 22, 2022. A People’s Choice Award will be given out at the event on October 23, 2022.

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Donation Terms

  • Entry is open to MFA Member Artists residing in any of the states or territories of the US.
  • Donating for this event indicates understanding and agreement on the part of the Member 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.
  • This is not a juried exhibition. All donated work shall be accepted.
  • Each artist who submits a piece of work through the entry system for this event is deemed to have donated the piece to MFA to be used in the art lottery at the Collector’s Choice event to help raise funds to support MFA. Artists should consult with their tax advisor with respect to this donation.
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes. Images will include attribution wherever possible.
  • Work may not be withdrawn after the donation entry deadline.

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.

People’s Choice Awards

  • MFA will host an online People’s Choice Award as part of Collector’s Choice. The winner will be announced at the event.
  • The artist with the highest number of votes in the People’s Choice Voting Gallery will receive the People’s Choice Award and will receive one year of MFA Membership at the basic level at no cost.

Donation Requirements

  • Member Artists may donate up to two (2) pieces of their own original artwork.
  • Please enter your work by uploading JPEG images through MFA’s online entry system. Set pixel dimension between 1,500 and 3,000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB.
  • Images entered online must correspond with the actual work delivered for the event.
  • Work must be of equal or greater value to the regular price of the Collector’s Choice ticket of $185. Work may not be set to Price on Request (POR).
  • 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.

Mélange Eligibility

  • Member Artists who donate at least one (1) piece to Collector’s Choice this year, volunteer their time to MFA and enter at least one juried show (the artist does not need to be accepted to such show) will be entered into the lottery for the Circle Gallery small group show, Mélange 2023.

Work

  • All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand. If artwork is part of a limited edition, please state total number in the edition.

Exhibition Schedule

  • Aug 1 Online Entry Opens for Donations
  • Sep 1 General and VIP Tickets on Sale at www.mdfedart.org
  • Sep 30 Deadline to Enter Donated Work
  • Oct 10 – 16 Donated Work Must Arrive at Circle Gallery
  • Oct 17 Online Exhibition Opens; People’s Choice Voting Opens
  • Oct 22 People’s Choice Voting Closes at Midnight
  • Oct 23 Collector’s Choice @ Volvo Cars Annapolis from 6 – 9 PM; People Choice Award Announced

Maryland Federation of Art is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 52-0895806) and gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of the current financial statement is available on our website, by writing 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401, or by calling 410-268-4566. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, Statehouse, Annapolis, MD 21401 410-974-5534.

Notification

All artists will receive communication about the event and their collectors by email. Artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website. Some communication will include specific details and may vary from the information listed here. Please set your email account to recognize info@mdfedart.org and notification@mdfedart.org.