Warren Kahle, Underpass, Slovenia, Digital Photography

Will be on display June 15 – July 31

Introducing Writing on the Wall:

The art’s not just inside anymore – it’s on the walls, bridges, buildings, signs and streets all around you. Whether a public installation, community fountain or a spray-painted mural, the city is now an outdoor museum, with street art often expressing underlying political and social concerns of the community. Art builds bridges between people and ideas – and street art is often a way to see in to the soul of a city. MFA invites all 2-and 3-D artists to offer examples of public art, including street art, and its effects. The selected artworks may be viewed on MFA’s online Curve Gallery from June 15 through July 31, 2018.

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Roberta Pardo is the founder of Urban Walls Brazil, a residency program for Brazilan artists that creates an exchange between cultures and opens the market between the United States and Brazil through murals, workshops, and other community projects.

Roberta’s background is in Industrial Design and Fine Arts. Her education includes FAAP (Fundacao Armando Alvez Penteado) in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Her great passion is Street Art for its connection between art and environment.
Native of Brazil with dual citizenship, Roberta Pardo has lived in Maryland for the last 13 years, She spent most of her youth traveling the world and can speak 6 languages. Prior to focusing on art, Roberta was an international horse rider and trainer, competing for her native country and in numerous international competitions.

Roberta resides in Severna Park, Maryland with her husband and three children. She has served as a board member of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel for 6 years and is highly involved with the art scene in the area. She currently sits on the board of Indian Creek School and the Maryland Commission for Women.

Juror’s Statement

It was a pleasure and an honor to be the judge for MFA’s “Writing on the Walls” exhibition. Street Art is considered the most powerful, current and valorized art movement in existence. Found all around the world, this art form is a direct communication between their creators and the public at large. This exhibit showcased in a simple and delightful way how this form of communication is viewed.


Juror’s Choice
El Viejo de Desarmadero Trash – Natalia Melcer
Two Trees – Ward Anderson
Graffiti Interior – Cal Jackson
Nosmokingetto – Robert Weinstein
Need for Speed – Thomas James Roberts

Honorable Mentions
Solar Flair – Mary Kay Kinnish
My Favorite Table – Richard Hall
Chillin’ – Thomas James Roberts

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

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

March 7 Online entry opens for submissions.
May 7 Deadline for entries
June 5 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
June 15 First day of exhibition
July 31 Last day of exhibition



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