30 May 2018

Competitions American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas

Maryland Federation of ArtAnnapolis, Maryland, United States

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: June 14, 2018 – MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 18th annual American Landscapes competition.

Any original 2-D or 3-D work depicting a landscape from one of the Americas* will be considered (*North America, Hawaii, Central America, Caribbean & South America).

The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s Circle Gallery from August 23 through September 22, 2018. Exhibition Chair: Mike McSorley.

Joann Moser, Senior Curator Emerita, of Smithsonian American Art Museum was the Museum’s Senior Curator of Graphic Arts from 1986- 2016. She has organized numerous exhibitions for the Smithsonian including The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America, What’s It all Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect, and Pop Art Prints. She has published on Atelier 17, Jean Metzinger, Joseph Stella, and Nathan Oliveira. Her work includes collaboration on a show of paintings and drawings by Romaine Brooks and an exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by Martin Puryear from the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently working on a catalogue raisonne of the prints of Sean Scully. She received her PhD in Art Histor… see more

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

Entry fees are $40 (MFA members, $25) 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.


  • June 14 Deadline for entries
  • By July 9 All entrants are notified by email and online posting
  • Aug. 15-19 Shipped and hand-delivered work must arrive at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Aug. 23 First day of exhibition
  • Sept. 9 3-5pm reception. Awards presented at 4pm.
  • Sept. 23-24 12-4pm pick up
  • By Sept. 25 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: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Exhibition – Online, and Sales.

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