5 Apr 2018

Competitions 5th Biennial Fiber Options Exhibitions

Maryland Federation of ArtAnnapolis, Maryland, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: April 30, 2018 – MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 4th biennial Fiber Options: Material Explorations competition.

Any original 2-D or 3-D artwork created with fiber is eligible.

Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from July 14-August 6, 2016.

Jeanne Medina is the 2017-18 Fountainhead Fellow in the Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies and Post-Baccalaureate in Fashion, Body and Garment from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art where she was awarded the 2013 Toby Devan Lewis Award. Jeanne uses the process of weaving as a means of textile production and methodology for collaboration. She pursued research in Antwerp, Belgium on the Royal Academy of Art Fashion Department, the Betet Skara archive at ModeMuseum, and worked with fashion designer, Christian Wijnants. Her work is in the permanent collection at Cranbrook Art Museum… see more

Cash awards total $1000. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

Entry fees are $35 (MFA members, $20) for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries.

All entrants will receive notice by email. The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and could vary from prospectus. A list of accepted artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website.

Artist members will retain 75% from sales; non-member will retain 70%.  Additional venue for sale available on MFA’s website during the dates of exhibition. Images of the artwork are by the artists at time of entry.


  • April 30 Deadline for entries
  • May 24 Notifications are sent by email. contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
  • June 13-17 Shipped work and hand-delivered work must arrive at circle Gallery, 18 State circle, Annapolis MD, 21401
  • June 21 11-5 p.m. First day of exhibition.
  • July 1 3-5 p.m. Reception at Circle Gallery. Awards presented at 4:00 p.m.
  • July 22-23 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pick up hand-delivered work. No early pick up. There is a $10 fine for late pick up.
  • By July 24 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

Opp Categories: Fiber/Textile Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Exhibition – Online, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 11 days.

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