Erin Elizabeth Murray, It’s Never Enough, oil

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Deadline for entry is May 7th.

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Introducing Food for Thought

Art is food for the soul, but what happens when the art includes real food? Any piece that uses food as the medium or subject will be eligible for this inaugural online show. Entries are open to all original 2-D or 3-D artwork. MFA will display selected works in their online Curve Gallery from June 15 through July 31, 2020. Show Chairs: Richard Niewerth and Wil Scott.

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All accepted work will be exhibited in MFA’s online sales gallery. If the gallery location is able to open, MFA will hang the work received from those artists who are able to deliver their work. No accepted artist will be required to deliver work to participate in the online exhibition.

 Juror: Catherine Haggarty

Catherine Haggarty is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011 and is currently adjunct professor at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) and also co-directs NYC Crit Club. Her paintings and curatorial work have been reviewed by and featured in Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint, Brooklyn Magazine, The New York Times, Maake Magazine, Art Maaze Magazine, Art Spiel, Final Friday Podcast, Sound and Vision Podcast, The Black and White Project, Curating Contemporary’s book Eraser, and Young Space. From 2016 to 2019 she was a co-director of the artist run space, Ortega y Gasset in Brooklyn NY. Select exhibitions include, Morgan Lehman, Markel Fine Arts, N2N Gallery in New York, Art on Papier Fair with Project Pangee in Montreal Canada, Tripp Gallery in London, Galleria Dan-iele Agostini in Switzerland, Bridge Productions in Seattle, Able Baker Contemporary in Port-land Maine and CGK Gallery in Copenhagen. Solo shows include This Friday Next Friday (NYC), Bloomsburg University (PA), One Main Window (NY), One River School of Art and Design, Proto Gallery (NJ), and Look and Listen in Marseille France. Haggarty has been a visiting artist at Penn State University (2018), Hunter MFA (2020), Denison University MFA (2020), Brooklyn College MFA (2019), The Wassaic Project, Nars Foundation, Residency Unlimited, Trestle Gallery. Teaching experience includes Rutgers University, The School of Visual Arts, Hofstra University.

Terms of Entry

All entries must adhere to MFA general guidelines as well as the terms of entry specific to the exhibit as listed below. When entering the exhibition you will be asked to accept the Terms of Entry. Any entry that does not follow Terms of Entry and General Guidelines will be subject to rejection regardless of the Juror’s decision.


  • A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Works previously exhibited in a juried show in Curve Gallery are not eligible.
  • Works may not exceed 72 inches in width, height or depth, including the frame, unless otherwise specified for a particular exhibit.


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

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • Entry fees are $35 (MFA members, $20) for one or two entries and $5 each for additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • Submit one JPEG image per piece entered, or as allowed. To provide the best image for juror set pixel dimension to around 2000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 2 MB.
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, web site or on a subsequent year’s prospectus. Image will include attribution whenever possible.

Exhibition Schedule:

Mar 5 Online entry opens for submissions.
May 7 Deadline for entries
June 4 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
June 15 First day of exhibition
July 31 Last day of exhibition


All entrants will receive notice by email. The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and could vary from 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: Contact gallery if you do not receive notice.

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 galleryPlease mark your calendar – all entrants will receive notice by email. The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and may vary from 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: info@mdfedart.orgIt is important to check website/check spam folder if you do not receive notice.