24 May 2024

Compete MFA Call for Artists: The Changing Americas

Maryland Federation of Art Annapolis, Maryland, United States

Maryland Federation of Art

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: June 26, 2024 – From the oceans surrounding it to the mountains and rivers dividing it, this land is home to some of the world’s most powerful and striking landscapes. Whether urban, rural, or suburban, landscapes are always changing – sometimes the changes are welcome, and others can lead to unintended consequences. Landscapes are affected by development, restoration, natural disasters, the warming climate, and other natural and anthropogenic factors. Show us the landscapes of your life.

MFA will showcase any original 2D or 3D work depicting a landscape from the Americas (North America, Hawaii, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America). Works selected by the juror will be exhibited in MFA’s Circle Gallery from August 28 – September 21, 2024.

This exhibition is open to artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico.

All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand. A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.

Work previously exhibited at MFA Circle Gallery is not eligible for re-entry.
Maximum size of work, including edges of artwork or frame, cannot exceed 72″ in any direction. Artists may be asked to assist with the installation of oversized work (greater than 60″ or over 40 lbs.).

Chan Chao: Professor of Fine Arts Photography at the Corcoran School of Arts & Design.

Chan Chao was born in Kalemyo, Burma. He has published three photography books, “Burma: Something Went Wrong,” “Letter from PLF” and “Echo.” Chao’s Burma portraits were featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial (New York, New York). His photographs have been exhibited at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, New York, G Fine Art in Washington, DC, and Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica, California. Chao’s photographs are in the permanent collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The National Gallery of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Huston Museum of Fine Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Denver Art Museum, Museum of Photographic Art… see more

Cash awards total $1000.

1 or 2 entries $45 (MFA Members $30). Up to 4 additional entries are $6.75 each (MFA Members $4.50). Entry fees are non-refundable.

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Work must be for sale. Work may be set to Price on Request (POR). Artists will retain 70% from sales (75% for MFA Members). MFA will retain 30% commission on any work sold through MFA (25% for MFA Members at the time of the sale).


  • Jun 26 Entry Deadline
  • Jul 23 Notification @ 5 PM
  • Aug 21 – 25 Accepted and Shipped Work Must Arrive at MFA Circle Gallery
  • Aug 28 Exhibition Opens
  • Sept 8 Virtual Awards Ceremony from 4 – 5 PM via Zoom
  • Sept 21 Last Day of the Exhibition; Closing Reception at MFA Circle Gallery from 4 – 6 PM
  • Sept 22 – 23 Pick-up Hand-Delivered Work from 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Sept 26 Shipped Work Will Be Sent

The MFA incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1968 and, through the hard work of a growing and enthusiastic membership, opened the Circle Gallery located at 18 State Circle, just steps away from the State House in Annapolis. The gallery is located in a restored loft space in the heart of the Annapolis Historic District and has been operating continuously since opening its doors. The MFA has also reached out beyond its doors through its Alternate Space efforts, often bringing art to unexpected places.

Maryland Federation of Art
18 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
t: 410 268 4566

Opportunity Categories: + Open to All Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Online, and Sales.

Opportunity expires in 14 days.

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