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Introducing Midsummer Madness

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all MFA Members residing in any of the states or territories of the US, Canada, and Mexico to enter our Midsummer Madness Show. Entry for this all-media, all-hang exhibition will close once 80 pieces have been entered into MFA’s online entry system. Any original 2D or 3D work following exhibition guidelines and submitted before the deadline is eligible for this show. The first 80 pieces of work entered into MFA’s online entry system will be on display in Circle Gallery from July 1 to 22, 2023.

There will be a closing reception July 22, 2023. The public is invited to vote for their favorite piece to win the People’s Choice Award. Votes may be cast at any time during the exhibition and the winner will be announced at the reception.

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Terms of Entry

  • Entry is open to artists residing in the any of the states or territories of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Entering this exhibition indicates understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions stated herein and with (a) MFA’s approved Statement of Equity and Diversity and (b) MFA’s General Guidelines. Work must meet exhibition guidelines to be included in the event. MFA may determine work ineligible if entry guidelines are not followed. Work delivered must correspond with the image(s) submitted.
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including, but not limited to: the invitation, catalog, website, social media, or a subsequent year’s prospectus. Images will include attribution wherever possible.
  • Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of the event.


  • Artwork will be handled with all possible care. MFA will not be responsible or liable for loss or damage from any cause whatsoever. Insurance, if desired, must be carried by the artist.


  • Cash awards total $100. One People’s Choice Award will be chosen by the public and presented during the Closing Reception.

Entry Requirements

  • All work must be entered by uploading JPEG images through MFA’s online entry system. Set pixel dimension to between 1,500 and 3,000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB.
  • For video submissions: upload a still frame from your video, and in the “media” section, put the media and then include a public YouTube or Vimeo link to the video. Artists who submit video work will be expected to deliver the file to MFA on a thumbdrive.
  • 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.

Entry Fee

  • 1 entry $15 for MFA Members ($85 for non members, includes one year of MFA Membership). Entry fees are non-refundable.


  • Images for the juror must correspond with the actual work.
  • All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand. A maximum of 1 original work created within the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Work previously exhibited at MFA Circle Gallery is not eligible for re-entry.
  • Maximum size of work, including edges of artwork or frame, cannot exceed 36″ in any direction.


  • Artists will retain 75% from sales. MFA will retain 25% commission on any work sold through MFA.
  • Work must be for sale. Work may be set to Price on Request (POR).

Exhibition Schedule

  • May 8 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • TBA Entry Deadline
  • Jun 25 – 28 Accepted and Shipped Work Must Arrive at MFA Circle Gallery from 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Jul 1 Exhibition Opens
  • Jul 22 Last Day of the Exhibition; Closing Reception at MFA Circle Gallery from 4 – 6 PM; Award Announced During Reception
  • Jul 23 – 24 Pick-up Hand-Delivered Work from 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Jul 26 Shipped Work Will Be Sent

NOTE: Should the exhibition space be closed for reasons beyond our control, MFA reserves the right to move a planned physical exhibit to our online gallery.


All artists will receive notification by email. Accepted artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website. Artists who have unsubscribed from MFA’s emails will not receive notification.
The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and may vary from the prospectus.
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