Notification will be made on December 4, 2022 @ 5 PM

The deadline to enter was November 2, 2022

Introducing the Winter Member Show

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invited all MFA Members residing in any of the states or territories of the US, Canada, and Mexico to enter our Winter Member Show. Any original 2D or 3D work following exhibition guidelines was considered. Works selected by the Juror will be exhibited in MFA’s Circle Gallery from January 4 – 28, 2023.  

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Juror: Scott Hutchison, Associate Professor of Practice in Painting and Drawing at Georgetown University

Scott Hutchison is an American figurative artist based in Arlington, VA. After receiving his BFA at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in 1995, Scott was awarded the Morris Lewis Fellowship from George Washington University where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting in 1999. He has over 20 years of combined teaching and professional art experience, much of that time was devoted to teaching painting and drawing at The Art League. He is currently an Associate Professor of Practice in painting and drawing at Georgetown University and has a home studio in Arlington.

Scott’s artwork has been featured in a variety of venues regionally and nationally. Most notably, his work was accepted for display in Dover, Delaware, at Biggs Body 2019 where his piece “Vertigo” was acquired by The Biggs Museum of American Art’s permanent collection. In 2021, Scott had a solo exhibition titled “Flux” at The Fred Schnider Gallery in Arlington. He has recently shown in a number of group shows: “Mind|Body|Soul” at The Smith Center for Healing Arts in Washington, DC, “Painting the Figure Now” at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, and “Inside Out, Outside In” at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY. See his work and learn more at scotthutchison.com.

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:

  • Oct 5 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • Nov 2 Entry Deadline
  • Dec 6 Notification @ 5 PM
  • Dec 27 – 30 Accepted and Shipped Work Must Arrive at MFA Circle Gallery
  • Jan 4 Exhibition Opens
  • Jan 8 Virtual Awards Ceremony from 4 – 5 PM via Zoom
  • Jan 28 Last Day of the Exhibition; Closing Reception at MFA Circle Gallery from 4 – 6 PM
  • Jan 29 – 30 Pick-up Hand-Delivered Work from 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Feb 2 Shipped Work Will Be Sent

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.

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 6:00 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 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 entrants will be sent notice by email. Artists who have unsubscribed from MFA emails 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 notification@mdfedart.org and info@mdfedart.org. Contact Circle Gallery if you do not receive notice by 5 PM on the day of notification.