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24 Apr 2024

Compete 7th Biennial Fiber Options: Material Explorations

Maryland Federation of Art Annapolis, Maryland, United States

Maryland Federation of Art

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: May 8, 2024 – Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico to enter its 7th biennial Fiber Options: Material Explorations exhibition.

Works selected will be on exhibit in MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from July 31 – August 24, 2024.

Entry is open to all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand. All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand. A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.

Cash awards total $1000.00

Sandra Sider, a past president of Studio Art Quilt Associates, recently retired after ten years as curator for the Texas Quilt Museum. She edited Art Quilt Quarterly for six years, and has published numerous articles and books on fiber and textile art for more than three decades, most recently “Fiber Art at the 59th Venice Biennale” for Fiber Art Now. A studio quilt artist since the late 1970s, she focuses on photographic processes in her work, embellished with surface design techniques, including hand embroidery.

Her art quilts have been acquired by several museums and corporate collections. She studied photography and printmaking in workshops at the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and Manhattan Graphics Center, and has an M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University… see more

1 or 2 entries $45 (MFA Members $30). Up to 4 additional entries $6.75 each (MFA Members $4.50). Entry fees are non-refundable.

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Artists will retain 70% from sales (75% for MFA Members). MFA will retain 30% commission (25% for MFA Members) on any work sold through MFA. Work must be for sale. Work can be set to Price on Request (POR).


  • May 8 Entry Deadline
  • Jun 18 Notification @ 5 PM
  • Jul 24 – 28 Accepted and Shipped Work Must Arrive at MFA Circle Gallery
  • Jul 31 Exhibition Opens
  • Aug 11 Virtual Awards Ceremony from 4 – 5 PM via Zoom
  • Aug 24 Last Day of the Exhibition; Closing Reception at MFA Circle Gallery from 4 – 6 PM
  • Aug 25 – 26 Pick-up Hand-Delivered Work from MFA Circle Gallery 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Aug 29 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

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, In-Kind Benefit, and Sales.

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