Kenneth L. Bachman, Taking a Break,  oil on Belgian linen board, Street Scenes 2017

Considering the Exhibition? The Deadline is January 15

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Introducing Street Scenes

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists to enter its 4th Street Scenes competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work that depicts what resonates with you in towns and cities, large and small, will be considered. Works selected will be displayed online in MFA’s Curve Gallery, from February 15 to March 31, 2019. The exhibition chair is Wil Scott.

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 Juror: Dr. Melanee Harvey, Howard University

Melanee C. Harvey is an assistant professor of art history in the Department of Art at Howard University. She earned a BA from Spelman College and went on to Boston University where she received her MA and Ph.D. in American Art and Architectural History. Her dissertation documented and interpreted the architectural and visual histories of Metropolitan AME Church in Washington DC and the Shrine of the Black Madonna in Detroit, Michigan within the ideological arc of black nationalism. She has published extensively on Black Arts Movement artists including Faith Ringgold, James Phillips and African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA). Since the fall of 2018, she has served as a Curatorial Advisory Committee Member for Alma Thomas: A Creative Life, co-organized by The Columbus Museum and The Chrysler Museum of Art. She is currently working on her book project, which will explore the architectural history of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination and recover the architectural and aesthetic discourse among this community of African Americans throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Juror’s Statement

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AWARDS: $500

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

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

Nov. 17 Online entry opens for submissions.
Jan. 15 Deadline for entries
Jan. 29 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
Feb. 15 First day of exhibition
March. 31 Last day of exhibition



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