On Display January 10 –  April 8, 2024

Notification was made Nov 28, 2023

Virtual Awards Ceremony will be Jan 28, 2024 from 4 – 5 PM via Zoom

Introducing the Lowe House Show

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) has been invited to exhibit artwork at the Lowe House Building in Annapolis, MD, the office building for the Maryland State Delegates. Entry is open to MFA Members or artists residing in Anne Arundel County. Original 2D work created through any media and following entry guidelines are eligible for entry. Works selected by the Juror will be exhibited at the Lowe House of Delegates Office Building (6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD, 21401) from January 10 – April 8, 2024.

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Juror: Dawn Bond: Professor of Visual Arts at Anne Arundel Community College

I was born and raised in the Midwest, I grew up fascinated by the role of an artist as a unique and vital voice. Printmaking and graphic design shaped my early art making that eventually led to painting and time-based media. After earning my Master of Fine Arts in Inter-Related Media from Towson University, I embarked on a teaching career. I have taught at Anne Arundel Community College the past 18 years. Engaging students in critical art making is the highlight of what I consider to be advocacy work, deliberate in equity practices within an open enrollment system. I relish supporting student learning and facilitating their art experiences semester to semester. I find these interactions meaningful and opportunities for me to extend myself and my art practices.

I am honored to jury the Lowe House Exhibition. I look forward to seeing what community artists are producing, from their interests, techniques, and form to presentation. It’s sure to be engaging!

Juror’s Statement

*coming soon.


  • Cash awards total $500

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

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Sept 13 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • Oct 25 Entry Deadline
  • Nov 28 Notification @ 5 PM
  • Jan 2 – 7 Accepted and Shipped Work Must Arrive at MFA Circle Gallery
  • Jan 10 Exhibition Opens
  • Jan 28 Virtual Awards Ceremony from 4 – 5 PM via Zoom
  • Apr 8 Last Day of the Exhibition
  • Apr 9 –  11 Pick-up Hand-Delivered Work from 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Apr 17 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 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 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. If you have unsubscribed from MFA emails, you 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 this address: notification@mdfedart.org. Contact Circle Gallery if you do not receive notice.