Notification will be made on July 16, 2024 

Deadline to Enter was June 19, 2024

Introducing Imprint

Printmaking is an art form that embraces strong technical skills and sometimes even chemistry in a way that transforms into something that can be beautifully textural and full of vibrant colors. Its process primarily involves the transfer of images from a matrix (template), onto a surface such as paper or fabric. This process has been documented as far back as 206 B.C., originating in China’s Han Dynasty as woodblock prints on silk, and is assumed to have existed for much longer. In these present times, there are a variety of types of printmaking such as intaglio, monotype, linocut, and so much more. MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists to enter an exhibition that welcomes printmaking artwork for Maryland Hall’s Earl Gallery. This exhibition is open to artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. All eligible fine art entries in any media will be considered by the juror. Selected works will be displayed in this MFA organized exhibition at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, MD from August 21 – September 25, 2024.

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Juror: Elizabeth Rudy: Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints at Harvard University

Elizabeth M. Rudy is the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints at the Harvard Art Museums, where she stewards the collection of roughly 60,000 prints made in Europe and the Americas from the 15th century to the contemporary era. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and her scholarly research focuses on prints of the 18th and 19th centuries. She has published widely on prints, and some of her recent exhibitions at Harvard include Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives (March 4 – July 31, 2022); Dare To Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment (September 16, 2022 – January 15, 2023); and LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time (March 1 – July 21, 2024).

Terms of Entry

  • Entry is open to artists residing in the any of the states or territories of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Entering this exhibition indicates understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions stated herein and with (a) MFA’s approved Statement of Equity and Diversity and (b) MFA’s General Guidelines. Work must meet exhibition guidelines to be included in the event. MFA may determine work ineligible if entry guidelines are not followed. Work delivered must correspond with the image(s) submitted to the juror.
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including, but not limited to: the invitation, catalog, website, social media, or a subsequent year’s prospectus. Images will include attribution wherever possible.
  • Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of the event.


  • Artwork will be handled with all possible care. MFA will not be responsible or liable for loss or damage from any cause whatsoever. Insurance, if desired, must be carried by the artist.


  • Cash awards total $1000

Entry Requirements

  • All work must be entered by uploading JPEG images through MFA’s online entry system. Set pixel dimension to between 1,500 and 3,000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 5 MB.
  • For video submissions: upload a still frame from your video, and in the “media” section, put the media and then include a public YouTube or Vimeo link to the video. For accepted video submissions, the artist will be expected to deliver the file to MFA on a thumbdrive.
  • 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.

Entry Fee

  • 1 or 2 entries $45 (MFA Members $30). Up to 4 additional entries $6.75 each (MFA Members $4.50). Entry fees are non-refundable.


  • Images for the juror must correspond with the actual work.
  • All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand. A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Work previously exhibited at MFA Circle Gallery is not eligible for re-entry.
  • Maximum size of work, including edges of artwork or frame, cannot exceed 72″ in any direction. Artists may be asked to assist with the installation of oversized work (greater than 60″ or over 40 lbs.).


  • Artists will retain 70% from sales (75% for MFA Members). MFA will retain 30% commission (25% for MFA Members at the time of the sale) on and work sold through MFA.
  • Work must be for sale. Work may be set to Price on Request (POR).

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Apr 17 Online Entry Opens for Submissions
  • Jun 19 Entry Deadline
  • Jul 16 Notification @ 5 PM
  • Aug 12 – 17 Accepted and Shipped Work Must Arrive at Maryland Hall from 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Aug 22 Exhibition Open; Reception at Maryland Hall
  • Sept 25 Last Day of the Exhibition
  • Sept 26 – 28 Pick-up Hand-Delivered Work from Maryland Hall from 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Oct 3 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.


All artists will receive notification by email. Accepted artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website. Artists who have unsubscribed from MFA’s emails will not receive notification.
The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and may vary from the prospectus.
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