8 Sep 2020

Competitions 15th Annual Small Wonders Competition

Maryland Federation of ArtAnnapolis, Maryland, United States

Maryland Federation of Art

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: September 27, 2020 – MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 15th annual Small Wonders competition. It’s the little things in life that matter, and the details in this show really matter!

Any original 2-D work 11×11” and 3-D work 11x11x11” (as presented) will be considered, but you’re always welcome to go smaller.

Open to artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Circle Gallery are not eligible. Works may not exceed 11 inches in width, height or depth, including the frame.

JUROR – Georgia Deal, former Professor and Printmaking Area Coordinator at the Corcoran

Georgia Deal was Professor and Printmaking Area Coordinator at the George Washington Corcoran School of Arts and Design for over 30 years. Her areas of expertise were in intaglio, mixed-media and photographic print processes, along with papermaking and book arts. She has served as a resident printmaker at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and has taught at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica, NY. Deal has conducted workshops in Print and Paper throughout the U.S. at Penland School of Crafts in NC, Haystack Mountain School in ME, Pyramid Atlantic Center in MD, the Paper & Book Intensive in Oxbow, MI, as well as abroad in Cortona, Italy, Skopelos Greece and San Miguel, Mexico… see more

Entry fees are $95 for one or two entries and an MFA Membership (MFA Members, $25); and $5 each for additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.

All entrants will receive notice by email. A list of accepted artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website.

All work entered into any exhibition must be for sale unless prior agreements are made, and marked either with a price or POR for Price On Request. The MFA will retain 30% from all sales, 25% from sale of member work. Artist must be a member at time of sale to qualify.


  • Sep. 27 Deadline for entries
  • By Oct. 8 All artists notified by email. Check mdfedart.com or contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
  • Nov. 22 – 25 Shipped work must arrive at MFA Circle Gallery. Please read the prospectus for more on how to ship your piece
  • Dec. 3 First day of exhibition
  • Dec. 10 Digital reception. More info on when and where as we get closer to the date
  • Dec. 27 Last day of exhibition
  • Dec. 28-30 (noon–4pm) & Jan. 2–3 Pick up handed-delivered work. There is a $10 fee for late pick up
  • By Jan. 4 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: Painting Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 5 days.

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