On Display September 27 – October 14, 2023

Virtual Awards Ceremony October 1, from 4 – 5 PM via Zoom

Closing Reception will be October 14,  from 4 – 6 PM

Introducing the Fall 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 Fall Member Show 2023. Any original 2D or 3D work was considered. Works selected by the juror will be exhibited in MFA’s Circle Gallery from September 27 – October 14, 2023.

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Juror: Robert Yi, Assistant Director of the School of Art and Interim Director of Painting and Drawing at George Mason University

Robert Yi was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to the United States at the age of four. He received his MFA from American University, graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Foreign Affairs and the Corcoran College of Art & Design with a BFA. He received a residency to the New York Studio Residency Program and the Glogauair Artist in Residence program in Berlin, Germany. Robert has exhibited in group shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, Italy, AICAD NYSRP in New York City, and at the Metropolitan Art Project in the City of Fairfax, VA.

Robert has also served on numerous juries including the Torpedo Factory, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Congressional Art Competition, Scholastic Art Competition, MFA, Vienna Art Society, and Fairfax Art League.

Robert has served as the Director for Corcoran Continuing Education and Corcoran Pre-College Programs at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. At Mason, Robert currently serves as the Assistant Director, Senior Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Advisor, and Interim Director of Painting and Drawing at George Mason University’s School of Art in Fairfax, VA. See his work at robertcyi.com.


Juror’s Choice

  • The Calm Before the Storm, charcoal on paper, Georgi
  • Reflection of the Oppressed, acrylic on canvas, Qrcky Art
  • Maya, acrylic on canvas, Qrcky Art

Honorable Mentions

  • Fireworks, digital photograph, Leslie S Keifer
  • Teist, wood and metal dowel, Arthur Smalley
  • Smooth Sailing, blue mussel shells on wood, Jennifer Corder
  • Maine 19, archival inkjet print from digital capture, Raphael Warshaw
  • Mystical Trance, mixed glass, wood, and acrylic on board, Edward Wlodarczak

Conley Award

  • Teist, wood and metal dowel, Arthur Smalley

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Jun 28 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • Jul 19 Entry Deadline
  • Aug 15 Notification @ 5 PM
  • Sept 20 – 24 Accepted and Shipped Work Must Arrive at MFA Circle Gallery from 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Sept 27 Exhibition Opens
  • Oct 1 Virtual Awards Ceremony from 4 – 5 PM via Zoom
  • Oct 14 Last Day of the Exhibition; Closing Reception at MFA Circle Gallery from 4 – 6 PM
  • Oct 15 – 16 Pick-up Hand-Delivered Work from 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Oct 18 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 will not be exhibited. No exceptions.
  • 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 3:00 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 70% from sales (75% for MFA Members). MFA will retain 30% commission (25% for MFA Members) 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 notification@mdfedart.org and info@mdfedart.org. Contact Circle Gallery if you do not receive notice by 5 PM on the day of notification.