Assateague Light #2, Archival Photo Print, by Charlie Ewers, from Light and Shadow 2018

Entry closed on November 5

Notification will be made on December 3

Introducing Light and Shadow

From Caravaggio to Monet to Ansel Adams, artists use their talents and tools to capture rich shadows, bright highlights and their many subtleties. Any original 2-D or 3-D artwork depicting light and shadow will be considered by the juror. Entries are open to all artists. This MFA exhibition will display selected works in the online Curve Gallery from Dec 15 through Jan. 30, 2019. Show Chairs: Richard Niewerth and Wil Scott.

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Juror: Susan Badder, MICA

Susan Badder retired in May as adjunct professor of art history at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), where since 2006 she taught Art Matters, Italian Renaissance Thought and Art, and African Art Forms. She continues to tutor in the Writing Studio at MICA, teach occasionally for the OSHER program of Johns Hopkins University, and function as a free-lance editor, curator and consultant. Before MICA, Badder was the Senior Curator for Education and Community Programs at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Previously she was Executive Director of Maryland Art Place, and directed education programs at both the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Over the years she has juried and curated a variety of exhibitions, ranging from Maryland Collects to Black Is A Color: African American Art at the Corcoran  and Art and Economics: Sienese Paintings from the Dawn of the Financial Age.  She holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Vassar College, and continues to contribute to numerous museum catalogs and art publications.

Juror’s Statement

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


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.

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

Nov. 5 Deadline for entries.

Dec 3 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.

Dec 15 First day of exhibition.

Jan 30 Last day of exhibition.



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