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12 Apr 2021

Compete Food for Thought

Maryland Federation of Art Annapolis, Maryland, United States

Maryland Federation of Art

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: May 6, 2021 – Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites artists worldwide to enter “Food for Thought”. Artwork reflecting the creation, preparation, consumption, or communal aspect of food will be eligible for this online exhibition.

From farm to table, from fields and gardens, from land and sea – food sustains our bodies as art sustains our souls. And, in safer times, we gather at meals to celebrate; when times are tough, we work as a community to feed our neighbors.

This all media MFA exhibition will display the juror’s selections in their Online Sales Gallery from June 15th – July 31, 2021.

Open to artists worldwide. A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. Work previously exhibited in a juried show in MFA’s Online Gallery is not eligible.

Kyle Hackett is an Artist and Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing at James Madison University. He earned his MFA from the LeRoy E. Hoff- berger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and his BFA in Fine Arts, as a McNair Scholar from the University of Delaware. His paintings explore issues of race, class, and social standing through approaches to self-representation and the constructed image. Hackett has exhibited nationally and internationally receiving numerous honors and awards. His work has been featured in publications including New American Paintings, Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. Hackett’s work is represented by Goya Contemporary Gallery … see more

Cash awards total $500.

$35 for two pieces ($20 for members), $5 for additional pieces. Six maximum submissions.

All entrants will receive notice by email. The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and could vary from prospectus.

MFA’s Online Sales Gallery is provided to North American artists to sell their work. Artists in other regions may submit work for jurying – but work should be marked POR and any request will be forwarded from MFA to the artist.

MFA retains a 20% commission (15% for members) on any work sold through MFA. Artists will be responsible for the fulfillment of sales. MFA will reimburse appropriate shipping costs. Artists will be responsible for fulfillment of sales.


  • May 6 Deadline for entries.
  • By May 26 All entrants notified by email. Check MFA’s website or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
  • Jun. 15 First day of exhibition.
  • Jul. 31 Last day of exhibition.

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.

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