1 Dec 2018

Competitions Art on Paper: Nationally Juried Exhibition

Maryland Federation of ArtAnnapolis, Maryland, United States

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Maryland Federation of Art

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: January 24, 2019 – Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 42nd annual Art on Paper competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work created on or of paper (excluding digital photography), that includes but is not limited to, collage, artist book, origami, printmaking, painting, sculpture, analog photography, and more, will be considered by the juror.

Works selected will be on exhibit in MFA’s Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from March 28 to April 27, 2019. The show chair is Candice Bigelow.

Open to artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.

Gregory Jecmen, recently retired after a 34-year career, was associate curator of Old Master Prints and Drawings and print room supervisor at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Jecmen graduated with a BA in art history from Manhattanville College and an MA in art history from the University of Chicago, with PhD work done at the University of Maryland. After internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Jecmen was hired as a curatorial assistant for the print and drawing department at the NGA. Jecmen co-curated the National Gallery of Art exhibitions Old Master Prints and their Sources… more

Cash awards of $1000 are determined by the juror.

A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. 1 or 2 entries $40 (MFA members $25). Additional 4 entries $5 each. Entry fees are non-refundable. Membership, if desired, may be processed immediately prior to entry.

All entrants will receive notice by email. 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%.


  • Jan. 24 Deadline for entries.
  • By Feb. 14 All entrants are notified by email and online posting. It is important to check website if you do not receive notice.
  • Mar. 20-24 Shipped and hand-delivered work must arrive at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Mar. 28 11- 5pm. First day of exhibition.
  • Apr. 7 3-5pm reception. Awards presented at 4pm.
  • Apr. 28, 29 11-4pm Pick up. There is a $10 fine imposed for late picked up.
  • By Apr. 30 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 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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