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Eye of the Beholder

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its fourth biennial found objects art competition. The Eye of the Beholder is held to showcase the works of fine art that have incorporated at least one or more found objects into their presentation. Any two- or three-dimensional work following exhibition guidelines will be considered. The selected works will be exhibited at MFA’s Circle Gallery.

  • Exhibition Chair: Angela Petruncio
  • Exhibition Dates: July 18 – August 8, 2015
  • Submissions Deadline: May 14
  • Juror: Harriet W. Lesser is curator of Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Download printable prospectus (pdf)

Terms of Entry For Exhibitions

All work and entries must comply with MFA Exhibition Guidelines.  Detailed Exhibition and Presentation Guidelines can be accessed HERE, and also during the online entry process.

Eligibility

  • Only residents of the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada are eligible to enter.

Work

  • A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Circle Gallery are not eligible.
  • 2-D and 3-D work may not exceed 72” any one dimension.

Found Objects: (According to The Smithsonian Institution) “Found art, more commonly called found objects -- in French, objet trouve -- is a term used to describe art created from common objects not normally considered to be artistic. The idea behind found art is that the piece of art derives its significance from the context into which it is put. Found Art blurs the traditional lines of what is art and questions the very nature of art itself. Found objects are often used by artists and may include the repurposing of street signs, license plates, or bottle caps, use of recycled paper, or imaginative application of household items.”

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • Entry fees are $35 (MFA members, $20) for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries. Entry fees are in US$ and non-refundable.
  • To enter online, you will need an MFA account that includes an email address and a password.  There is no charge to create an MFA account
  • Images must be in JPEG files less than 2MB with the recommended longest pixel dimension between 1600 and 2000 pixels (maximum).
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, web site or on a subsequent year's prospectus. Image will include attribution whenever possible.

 

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MD Art @ College Park

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in Maryland and all artist members of MFA to enter its fine art juried competition for artists working in two- and three-dimensional formats. Submissions following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror. The selected artworks will be on exhibit at The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, by invitation to MFA.

  • Exhibition Chair: Stephen Borko
  • Exhibition Dates: June 19 - Aug 1
  • Submissions Deadline: April 23
  • Juror: Yumi Hogan, Adjunct Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore MD.
  • Download printable prospectus (pdf)

Terms of Entry For Exhibitions

Exhibition and Presentation Guidelines are detailed in the prospectus. Additional information will be included in the acceptance letter.

Eligibility

  • All Maryland residents are eligible to enter.
  • All MFA members living in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico are eligible to enter.

Work

  • A maximum of 6 original works created in the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Works previously exhibited in a juried show at University of MD’s The Art Gallery are not eligible.
  • Two-dimensional works may not exceed 8 feet in height or width. Three-dimensional works may not exceed 10 feet in height nor 6 feet in width and depth.

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • Entry fees are $35 (MFA members, $20) for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • To enter online, you will need an MFA account that includes an email address and a password.  There is no charge to create an MFA account
  • Images must be in JPEG files less than 2MB with the recommended longest pixel dimension between 1600 and 2000 pixels (maximum).
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, web site or on a subsequent year's prospectus. Image will include attribution whenever possible.

 

Proceed to MFA Log In for Online Entry

 

Closed Calls / Notifications

Either fish or fowl

Some creatures are destined for skillets, ponds or to give us a scare,
while others may fly formation, dine on fish or learn to mimic. The juror will
consider any original 2-D artwork depicting the daily or nightly doings of fish
or fowl above, under, or on the land or water. Entries are open to artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. This MFA-organized exhibition will display the selected works at the Annapolis Maritime Museum from April 15 through May 31, 2015.

  • Exhibition Chair: David Diaz
  • Exhibition Dates: April 15 - May 31
  • Submissions Deadline: February 19
  • Maximum Size: 44 inches any direction
  • Juror: Christopher Sloan, Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council and president of Science Visualization
  • Download printable prospectus (pdf)

Art on Paper

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 38th annual Art on Paper competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work created on or of paper, including collage, artist book, origami, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more, will be considered. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from April 2 to May 3, 2015. The exhibition chair is Carole Falk.

  • Exhibition Dates: April 2 - May 3
  • Submissions Deadline: January 22
  • Maximum Size: 72 inches any direction
  • Juror: Michael O'Sullivan, Staff Writer and Art Critic for The Washington Post.
  • Download printable prospectus (pdf)

Focal Point: fine art and creative photography

The MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 5th annual Focal Point, an open-juried all-photography competition. Following exhibition guidelines, any original 2-D or 3-D work created in any form of photography, other than video, will be considered. Exhibiting concurrently is the juried work of the Chesapeake Woodturners. Works selected will be on exhibit at MFA’s Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from February 26 to March 28, 2015. The exhibition chair is John Coder.

  • Exhibition Dates: February 26 - March 28

  • Submissions Deadline: January 2

  • Maximum Size: 72 inches any direction

  • Juror: Diana Bolz, arts editor of Moment magazine, former arts editor Smithsonian magazine

  • Download printable prospectus (pdf)

 

Artist Opportunities

Additional Exhibition Opportunities

The MFA Board of Directors may partner with other businesses and organizations that want to provide direct support for our Mission, which includes providing opportunities for artists to exhibit their work. For more information, contact Joann Vaughan, 410-268-4566 or jvaughan@mdfedart.org

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