Bob Peterson, Wildwood, archival print on bamboo paper
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 2020 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 6 – 30, 2020.
Juror: Paul Reuther
Paul Reuther studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, completing the 4 year certificate program and art history at The University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated (BFA) magna cum laude. Attending graduate school in Washington, DC and earning an MFA, and he studied with William Woodward and Frank Wright at The George Washington University. He was recipient of the 2014 City Arts Projects Grant, District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the 2014 Artist Fellowship Grant, District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He is the founding member of The Washington Drawing Center, a non-profit group dedicated to the discipline of drawing. He paints plein air regularly in the summer months, often in Italy and in places farther flung. He was artist-in- residence at arte studio ginistrelle, Assisi, Italy in August 2012 and again at JSS in Civita Castellana, Italy in 2014. In addition to landscape, the artist draws the figure from life. Not lining up very neatly with any particular breed of art or artist, he tends to be on the painterly side of easel painting relying upon direct observation and natural perception. Reuther teaches drawing, painting, and technical art history in the Washington area at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and at The Corcoran School of Arts & Design, George Washington University in Washington, DC.
*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: email@example.com. Contact gallery if you do not receive notice.
Information for Accepted Artists
Feb. 18 Online entry opens for submissions.
Mar. 17 Deadline for entries.
Apr. 6 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
April 29-May 3Work must arrive at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401.
May 6 First day of exhibition.
May 17 3-5 p.m. Reception. Awards presented at 4:00 p.m.
May 30 Last day of exhibition.
May 31-June 1 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.
June 3 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.