Compete Paint Annapolis 2022
International Deadline: January 19, 2022 – Paint Annapolis is a seven-day juried plein air painting competition held June 5 – 12, 2022, that brings artists from across North America and Europe to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. For 21 years, Paint Annapolis has been a premier outdoor painting event, bringing together artists and patrons to paint a community where colonial architecture meets maritime heritage.
Paint Annapolis 2022 is presented by Maryland Federation of Art (MFA), a 59-year-old non-profit organization committed to exhibiting new and innovative art created by living artists. MFA is based at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, across from the Maryland State House in historic downtown Annapolis.
Entry is open to all artists internationally. All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand. A maximum of 3 plein air works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
Thirty artists will be selected to participate in Paint Annapolis as juried artists, as well as ten alternates. If accepted, artists will be required to submit a short bio in the third person, and a headshot.
Mark Karnes received his MFA in painting from Yale University in 1972 and his BFA in painting from Philadelphia College of Art. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council as well as a Fulbright-Hayes grant for study in Florence, Italy. His work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally and can be found in numerous private and museum collections… see more
Cash awards total $15,000.
1 – 3 entries; $50. Artists who enter and are not selected as juried artists may participate in Paint Annapolis 2022 as public artists at no additional entry fee.
All entrants will receive notice by email. The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and could vary from prospectus.
Artists will retain 60% from sales. MFA will retain 40% commission on any work sold.
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