Joe Dickey, Spalted Tulip Poplar Bowl.

Entry for the in gallery exhibition closed on July 6. Entry for the online show closed on July 14.

Exhibit on display July 25 – August 16

 Introducing Maryland Federation of Art’s 50th Anniversary Show: 50 Forever

In celebration of our 50th year at Circle Gallery, MFA is hosting two Fifty Forever Exhibitions!

  • Fifty Forever @ Circle Gallery – Entry closed on July 6th. MFA current Members – Entry fees were $10 for one entry for this all-hang, all-media exhibition. Artworks must be no larger than 20″x20″x20″, including frame. MFA former members may rejoin and exhibit for $80 during the entry process ($70 for a 1-year membership and $10 for the entry fee). Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Fifty Forever Online Exhibition – Entry fees are $5 for one entry. Open to all current and former MFA Members. Artworks must be no larger than 72″x72″x72″, including frame.  If your work is larger, please contact MFA.

There will be a closing reception for all artists at Circle Gallery on August 16 during Annapolis Artwalk.


Coming Soon

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

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

June 12 Online entry opens for submissions for both shows.
July 6 Deadline for in gallery exhibition.
July 14 Deadline for online exhibition.
July 19 – 22 Shipped work for the in gallery exhibition must arrive at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401.
July 25 First day of exhibition
Aug. 16 6-9 p.m. Reception during Art Walk. Awards presented at 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 16 Last day of exhibition
Aug. 17 and 18 
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Pick up artwork (no early pick up for any reason). There is a $10 fee for any late for pick up past this date.

Delivery and Shipping


  • All work delivered to the gallery must have the following information affixed to the non-viewing side of 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 ink jet 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 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.
  • You must pick up your work within 48 hours of the closing day of the exhibit, or notify the gallery if you will be late.
  • Unless previous arrangements have been made, work placed in storage after announced pickup dates will be subject to a fine of $10.00 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 exhibition are at the artist’s risk. In the event of damage or theft, the 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.
  • The MFA will retain 30% from all sales
  • Sale of artwork is taxable and all sales tax processing will be handled by the MFA.
  • Sold artwork requiring shipment will be handled by the MFA with costs collected from 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.
  • The MFA asks that artists donate 20% from any sale made through a direct referral from the 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.