Angela Lacy, Bird’s Eye View, Watercolor
Introducing the Spring Member Show:
MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all MFA members residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico to enter the 2018 Spring Member Show. Any original 2-D or 3-D work will be considered. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from May 2 – 25, 2019.
Juror: Megan Rook-Koepsel, Gallery Director of Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University Maryland
Megan Rook-Koepsel is the Director of the Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University Maryland. She has curated and organized numerous exhibitions throughout the Washington DC and Baltimore region. Rook-Koepsel formerly served as Graduate Coordinator for the Stamp Gallery and Contemporary Art Purchasing Program at the University of Maryland College Park, and more recently as Exhibitions Manager at Arlington Arts Center. She holds a BA in Art History from Brandeis University and an MA in Art History with a focus on Contemporary Art and Theory from the University of Maryland, College Park.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many talented artists who took the time-and the leap of faith-to apply to the 2019 Spring Member Show. Artists have always impressed me as a tenacious and dedicated group, and as a curator, I so appreciate the gift that is putting art out into the world. As I looked through the many entries for this exhibition, the thing that struck me the most was the incredible breadth of media and techniques. From the traditional oil on canvas, to glass, encaustic, found materials, the many creative photographic techniques, and more, I was invigorated by the amazing creativity that MFA members showed. I tried to bring forward this wide variety in my final choices, placing value on excellent examples of various methods of artmaking. I hope that this exhibition reflects the colorful, creative, and energetic mix of work and artists that the Maryland Federation of Art represents.
Susan Fine, “weightless”, Oil, cold wax and paper on wood panel
Allen Neyman, “Split Oak Forest”, Archival Digital Photo Print
Sally Davies, “Inner Thoughts”, Fluid Acrylic
Angela Petruncio, “Fading”, mixed media with ephemera on canvas
Tyler Mitchell. “Color Contagion 2”, raw digital photograph
Sarah Strickler, “Two Bridges”, photography
Guy Kuhn, “Delusional”, drawing, pencil
Jean Opilla, “Mary Ann”, Linoleum Cut,1/6
Jayne Gaskins, “The Lowly Fire Hydrant”, soft sculpture
Cheryl Milligan, “Museum Series: Group Tour?”, Oil on Canvas, Construct in Shadow Box
*Cash awards total $500 and are determined by the juror. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.
Conley Award of $50 for 3-D work is selected and funded by Susi and Rob Conley.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact gallery if you do not receive notice.
Information for Accepted Artists
Feb. 19 Online entry opens for submissions.
Mar. 18 Deadline for entries.
Apr. 5 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
April 24-28 Work must arrive at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401.
May 2 First day of exhibition.
May 5 3-5 p.m. Reception. Awards presented at 4:00 p.m.
May 25 Last day of exhibition.
May 26-27 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Pick up artwork (no early pick up for any reason) There is a $10 fee for any late pick up.
May 28 Shipped work will be sent.
- 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
- 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.