Introducing MFA @ Gallery B:

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites MFA Members to enter the 2nd annual MFA @ Gallery B. Original 2-D and 3-D artwork following entry guidelines, will be considered. The selected works will be on exhibit at Bethesda’s Gallery B from November 6 – 29, 2015. Exhibition Chair: David Diaz.

Juror:

Margery Goldberg is the founder, director, and owner of Zenith Art Gallery and Fine Art Services in Washington, D.C., now in it’s 37th year. Goldberg has been active in the D.C. arts community for over forty years, working as curator, activist, guest lecturer, and a former D.C. Arts Commissioner. Goldberg is also a sculptor, working primarily in exotic and domestic hardwoods with components of neon, stone, mirrored glass, fibers, and metal, she has produced over 300 artworks, many now in private and public collections internationally.

Zenith Gallery is known for a striking mix of high-quality, contemporary art. At Zenith and elsewhere, Goldberg has curated 450+ shows and more than 100 corporate collections and projects.

Goldberg also founded the non-profit Zenith Community Arts Foundation in 2000, working to promote art and “foster alliances between artists, businesses, non-profits and public-sector organizations, using the transformative power of art to benefit community.”

Terms of Entry

All entries must adhere to MFA general guidelines as well as the terms of entry specific to the exhibit as listed below.

When entering the exhibition you will be asked to accept the Terms of Entry. Any entry that does not follow Terms of Entry and General Guidelines will be subject to rejection regardless of the Juror’s decision.

Work

  • A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Gallery B are not eligible.
  • 2-D works may not exceed 24 inches in width or height, including the frame. 3-D works may not exceed 72 inches in height and 24 inches in width or depth.
  • All work must be visibly signed by artist (front or back) and include edition numbers (1/1, 2/50, e.g.) for hand-pulled prints. Works must be priced for sale or marked POR (price on request).

AWARDS

Cash awards total $1000. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • Entry fees are $20 for MFA Members ($80 for non-members includes 12 month membership fee) for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • To enter online, you will need an MFA account that includes an email address and a password. There is no charge to create an MFA account.
  • Submit one JPEG image per piece entered, or as allowed. To provide the best image for juror set pixel dimension to around 2000 pixels on the longest side. File size may be no more than 2 MB.
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, web site or on a subsequent year’s prospectus. Image will include attribution whenever possible.

Exhibition Schedule:

July 8 On-line entry open for submissions
Sep 4 Deadline for entries
Oct 1 Notifications are sent by email. contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
Oct 26-30 Shipped work must arrive at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Oct 30 Early drop-off at Circle Gallery.
Nov 2 Time TBD. Hand-delivered work must arrive at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Nov 4 12 noon-6pm. First day of exhibition.
Nov 13 6-9 p.m. Reception at Gallery B. Awards presented at 7:00 p.m.
Nov 28 3-5 p.m. Pick up hand-delivered work. No early pick up.

Notification

All entrants will receive notice by email. The notice to accepted artists will include specific details and could vary from prospectus. A list of accepted artists and artwork will also be posted on MFA’s website. Please set your email account to recognize this address: [email protected] Contact gallery if you do not receive notice.