Maria –Victoria Del Carmen Checa, “Water Reflection”, acrylic on canvas, for Lowe House 2020

Exhibiting January 9 – April 13

Introducing Lowe House Gallery Exhibition:

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) has been invited to exhibit artwork at the Lowe House of Delegates Building in Annapolis, Maryland. Original 2-D and 3-D work created through any media and following entry guidelines are eligible for entry. Exhibiting artists must be either MFA Members or Anne Arundel County residents. The selected works will be on exhibit at the Lowe House of Delegates Building (6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401) from January 16 – April 13, while the legislature is in session.

Juror: Sara Allen Prigodich, Assistant Professor of Ceramics Anne Arundel Community College

As a new resident to Maryland, I was excited for the opportunity to curate the MFA Lowe House Gallery exhibit. This experience gave me the chance to see and appreciate the breadth of talent and techniques shown by applicants and served as an introduction to the local art community. I was genuinely surprised by the diversity of work both in medium and subject matter and my goal as curator was to highlight new perspectives within these categories. It was difficult to narrow down a selection of work from a vast pool of entries and I thank all of the talented artists for their participation and for their commitment to artmaking. From photography to sculpture, abstraction to realism, it is my hope that this collective exhibition of works demonstrates how the making process can open doors to imaginative and endless creativity.

Juror’s Statement

As a new resident to Maryland, I was excited for the opportunity to curate the MFA Lowe House Gallery exhibit. This experience gave me the chance to see and appreciate the breadth of talent and techniques shown by applicants and served as an introduction to the local art community. I was genuinely surprised by the diversity of work both in medium and subject matter and my goal as curator was to highlight new perspectives within these categories. It was difficult to narrow down a selection of work from a vast pool of entries and I thank all of the talented artists for their participation and for their commitment to artmaking. From photography to sculpture, abstraction to realism, it is my hope that this collective exhibition of works demonstrates how the making process can open doors to imaginative and endless creativity.

 

Sara Allen Prigodich

Assistant Professor of Ceramics

Anne Arundel Community College

AWARDS

Cash awards total $500. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

First Place: J. (Jie) Li, “The Thames Flows Through London”
Second Place: Mike McSorely, “Drivers”
Third Place: Sarah Hood Salomon, “The Cave”

Honorable Mentions:
Christopher Winslow, “Time Juxtaposed”
Wil Scott, “Lost”
Michael Evans Hower, “The Muckers”

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

Nov. 5 Online entry open for submissions.
Nov. 30 Deadline for entries.
By Dec. 18 All entrants are notified by email. Please check MFA website if you do not receive notice.
Dec. 30 – Jan. 4 Shipped work must arrive at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD, 21401.
Jan 4/5 , 11 – 5pm. Hand delivery must arrive at Circle Gallery.
Jan 9, 11-5pm. First day of exhibition, Lowe House of Delegates, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD.
Feb. 3, 6-8pm. Reception & awards, Lowe House.
Apr. 17/18, 11-5pm. Pick up artwork at Circle Gallery.
By Apr. 20 Shipped work will be sent.

Delivery and Shipping

Delivery

  • 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.

Liability

Liability

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.

Sales

Sales

  • 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.