Compete Paint Annapolis 2023
International Deadline: January 11, 2023 – Paint Annapolis is a seven-day juried plein air painting competition held June 4 – 11, 2023, that brings artists from across North America and Europe to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
For 22 years, Paint Annapolis has been a premier outdoor painting event, bringing together artists and patrons to be part of a community where colonial architecture meets maritime heritage.
Entry is open to all artists internationally. All entries must be original and completed solely by the artist’s hand. A maximum of 3 original plein air works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
Selection Juror: Suzie Baker
Suzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings are regularly on display in magazines, prestigious national shows and plein air events… see more
Awards Juror: Mark Karnes
Mark Karnes received his MFA in painting from Yale University in 1972 and his BFA in painting from Philadelphia College of Art. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council, as well as a Fulbright-Hayes grant for study in Florence, Italy. His work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally and can be found in numerous private and museum collections, including the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC… see more
Apply to be a juried artist to paint our beautiful historic town, exhibit your work in Circle Gallery, and compete for cash awards totaling $15,000.
1 – 3 entries, $50. 1 – 3 entries may be submitted, we recommend submitting 3. Entry fees are non-refundable. Artists who enter and are not selected as juried artists may participate in Paint Annapolis 2023 as public artists at no additional entry fee.
Visit us online for more details and to Apply.
Artists will retain 60% from sales made during Paint Annapolis. MFA will retain 40% commission on any work sold.
Jan 11 Entry Deadline
Feb 21 Notification @ 5 PM
Jun 4 – 11 Paint Annapolis 2023
Tentative Event Schedule:
Jun 3 – 4 Artist Check In
Jun 4 Dueling Brushes (Quick Draw)
Jun 6 Paint the Bay Reception
Jun 7 – 8 Dusk to Dawn Nocturne Painting
Jun 8 Art on the Avenue
Jun 9 Awards Ceremony
Jun 10 Public Reception
Jun 11 Muffins and Mimosas
The MFA incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1968. MFA creates connections in the community by hosting professional avenues of exhibition for local, national, and international artists. Whether at MFA’s iconic location, Circle Gallery in Downtown Annapolis, or at alternate sites including local restaurants, public buildings, and in partnership with other nonprofits and institutions, the public is able to enjoy and learn from artists at all stages of their careers who are expanding community consciousness through their work. We encourage artists to create, collectors to support, and art lovers to love through every program we take on.
Located on State Circle across from the Maryland Statehouse, Circle Gallery is an adaptive reuse of an 1820’s era warehouse. MFA opened Circle Gallery in 1968 to host 12 exhibitions a year and house our main office.
Maryland Federation of Art
18 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
t: 410 268 4566