On Display February 15 – March 31, 2023

Awards to be announced March 1, 2023 at 5 PM

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Introducing Street Scenes

Show us what resonates with you in towns and cities, large and small; the people, shops, traffic – anything at all that evokes a distinctive sense of place. Streets, lanes, and country roads tell the stories of communities and what we see there defines a place in our memories. Entry is open to all artists residing internationally. All original 2D or 3D artwork in any media is eligible for this online show. Works selected by the juror will be on display in Maryland Federation of Art’s (MFA) online gallery, Curve Gallery, from February 15 – March 21, 2023. Exhibition Chairs: Richard Niewerth and Wil Scott.

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Juror: Matthew Moore, Associate Professor of Photography at Anne Arundel Community College

Matthew Moore is an explorer of places, both real and imagined. His photographic process blends research and cartography to create bodies of work that investigate the way history and collective memory is influenced through interventions in the landscape. Matthew’s most recent project, Post-Socialist Landscapes, was the focus of a solo exhibition at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland in 2019 and at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon in 2022. Past residencies include the Nida Art Colony in Nida, Lithuania and the Joshua Tree Highlands AIR program in Joshua Tree, California. Matthew is also the recipient of Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in 2015 and 2018. Matthew earned his MFA from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. He is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. See his work at moorephotographs.com.

Juror’s Statement

There were almost 400 works of art submitted to this exhibition, so as you can imagine, there could have been many different versions of this show. My process involved looking at the submitted works repeatedly over the course of a few weeks. Ultimately, the works that continued to resonate with me over a long period of time are the ones that made it into the exhibition. One of the reasons I love the theme of this show is that it can be approached in so many different ways. I enjoyed seeing, for example, the juxtaposition of traditional street photography, which rarely involved an actual street, with the more literal approach that many painters took, often including roads and cars in their work. I also appreciated the wide variety of media that was submitted. In the final selection, you’ll find lots of traditional art forms, along with works involving digital collage and digital painting. I have no issues combining these divergent media into a single exhibition, so long as all the work maintains the same level of conceptual and aesthetic rigor. In selecting prize winners, I favored works that somehow surprised me. Works I felt I had not seen before. Works that stayed in my mind, long after viewing them. Even as I write this, I can still see those cows in the middle of the road, looking me right in the eye, while cars swerve around them. Humor always helps!


Juror’s Choice

  • Natural Gas, oil on canvas, Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz
  • Alleyway, graphite drawn directly on cradled Ampersand Claybord, Patsy Lindamood
  • Hanging Out, photography, Wayne W. Guenther

Honorable Mentions

  • Nightfall, photography, Judy Guenther
  • Elevation 121, oil on canvas, sarah hull
  • Tai Chi in the City, photography, Rebecca Rothey

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

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Nov 17 Online Entry Open for Submissions
  • Jan 9 Entry Deadline
  • Jan 31 Notification @ 5 PM
  • Feb 15 Exhibition Opens Online
  • Mar 1 Awards Announced @ 5 PM
  • Mar 31 Last Day of Online Exhibition



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