Notification was made May 18, 2023

The deadline to enter was April 19, 2023

Introducing MFA @ Gallery B

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 Summer Member Show at Gallery B in Bethesda, MD. Any original 2D or 3D work following exhibition guidelines was considered. Works selected by the juror will be exhibited at the Bethesda Urban Partnership’s Gallery B in Bethesda, MD from July 12 – August 6, 2023.

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Juror: Margery Goldberg, Founder and Gallery Director at Zenith Gallery

I make art because that is who I am. I’ve known this since I was 10 when I started sculpture classes at Rochester Memorial Art Gallery. At GWU I was an art major. After college in 1973, I was one of the first females in America with a complete woodworking studio. My work sold even before I graduated college and I have not looked back since. For over 45 years, my obsession for the medium has not waned. I think of trees as our ancestors and family. Trees can live without people, but people cannot live without trees. Trees are our partners on this planet, without trees there would be no shelter, books, habitat for our entire ecosystem including the air we breathe. Exotic and domestic hardwoods are my medium. Laminating and carving are my processes. The result is sensuous, warm and unique, tactile and inviting. Each tree and the wood therein are unique, like humans, no two are alike. Whether I carve from a single piece of wood or laminate the wood for sculpture and furniture, carve and fabricate from logs or combine with neon, like the ancient carvers, I let the spirit out of the wood. I consider myself a wood whisperer.

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:

  • Mar 21 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • Apr 19 Entry Deadline
  • May 18 Notification
  • Jun 28 – Jul 2 Accepted and Shipped Work Must Arrive at MFA Circle Gallery
  • Jul 12 Exhibition Opens
  • Aug 5 Reception at Gallery B
  • Aug 6 Last Day of the Exhibition
  • Aug 11 – 14 Pick up of Hand Delivered Work 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Aug 16 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


  • 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.



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 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.


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 and Contact Circle Gallery if you do not receive notice by 5 PM on the day of notification.