When you become a member of MFA, you are supporting artists and their art.
All members are invited to monthly gallery receptions at the opening of each national and member exhibit, workshop and studio tour, and other special events.
There are as many as six open juried exhibits and four member juried exhibits as well as two non-juried member exhibits. See the current Calendar for dates.
To Enter a Juried Member Show:
- Members may submit up to three pieces of artwork for consideration by the juror. The pieces must be brought to the Circle Gallery on drop-off dates, usually a Saturday and Sunday (see the current Calendar).
- There is an exhibit fee of $15 for 1 piece, $20 for 2 pieces, and $25 for three pieces of artwork payable when you sign in your work. A log-in sheet and ID tags may be downloaded for easy check-in.
- Artwork must be presented in a manner appropriate to the artwork and be labeled for identification (see Exhibit Guidelines).
- Artists will be advised on when to check back with the gallery volunteers/staff to find out if their artwork has been selected and/or when it must be picked up.
To Enter a Non-Juried Show
From time to time, the MFA will make available space either in Circle Gallery or in an alternate location for non-juried exhibitions of member work. Details for each exhibition may vary. Information regarding the different non-juried exhibition opportunities will be distributed to the membership as appropriate in the weekly Member Memo.
To Submit for Holly Gallery
Holley Gallery is the smaller exhibition space at MFA Circle Gallery. Holley Gallery may be available to members to host their own one- or two-person exhibitions. See the Holly Guidelines tab on the Guidelines page.
To Submit to Paul's and Piccola
To submit work to show in these local restaurants, please email 3-5 images to email@example.com with a short description about your cohesive body of work. A maximum 15-20 works of art will be exhibited depending on restaurants' available space for that month.
If your work is accepted for a member exhibit, you will be asked to contribute food for the opening reception.
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. The MFA requests but cannot require 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.
When the exhibit ends, 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.
To Enter a Nationally Open or Regional Exhibit
See the Guidelines page.
Tuesday - Sunday
11am - 5pm