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19 Nov 2020

Compete National Juried Exhibition: Distinct

Mount St. Marys University Frederick, Maryland, United States

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: December 29, 2020 – This exhibition, “Distinct,” will explore the ways in which artists address issues related to identity and diversity such as race, gender or religion. Artists may approach the theme framing this exhibition in any way that conveys their perspective on the expansive topics of identity and diversity. The exhibition will address the question, “What does it mean to be human?”

The exhibition will be on display in the Williams Art Gallery in the Delaplaine Fine Arts Center, February 4 – March 4, 2021.

Open to all US artists 18 years or older and all two-dimensional media.

A panel of ’s Fine Arts Department faculty.

There will be a cash prize for best in show.

Each artist may submit up to three works of art, no larger than 55 in. x 55 in. We will accept digital submissions.

Send 1-3 jpgs, 300 DPI, to Follow this format for labeling JPGs: lastname_1.jpg. Please include the following:

  1. name
  2. phone number
  3. address
  4. title, medium and dimensions per entry
  5. entrants are encouraged to include a brief artist’s statement

Artists are responsible for all shipping fees of accepted works. Packing materials must be reusable. Please include return shipping postage.

Artwork is not to be sold during this exhibition.

the University reserves the right to photograph works for publicity.

all artwork displayed in the gallery will be insured against any damages, up to $15,000 that may occur during the show.


  • Submission deadline: December 29, 2020
  • Acceptance notification: January 6, 2021
  • Delivery Deadline: January 22, 2021
  • Exhibition Dates: February 4-March 4 2021
  • Return of Artwork: postmarked by March 10, 2021

Entry constitutes an agreement with all conditions as stated in this prospectus.


St. Mary’s University is a Catholic liberal arts university near Emmitsburg, Maryland. The campus includes the second largest Catholic seminary in the United States. Lay students can pursue a Master of Arts in Theology at the seminary.

Mount St. Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Delaplaine Fine Arts Center offers more than 50 exhibits each year in seven on-site exhibition areas as well as satellite galleries around Frederick County showcasing local, regional, and national artists

Williams Art Gallery
Delaplaine Fine Arts Center
40 South Carroll Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: *No Application Fee, Cash or Value Awards, and Exhibition - Group.

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