11/27/2015 – 12/23/2015

Maryland Federation of Art 14th Annual Small Wonders Exhibit



One of my photos was selected to be displayed at the Maryland Federation of Art’s 14th Annual Small Wonders Exhibition from November 27th 2015 through December 23th 2015. The Opening Reception will be on Thursday, December 3rd from 6 pm to 8 pm. Awards presented at 7 pm. The Maryland Federation of Art is located at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401. Nearly 700 entries were received for the exhibit juried by Georgia Deal of the George Washington Corcoran School of Arts and Design.

Small Wonders Exhibit
The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invited all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 13th annual Small Wonders competition. Original 2-D and 3-D artwork meeting size restrictions and following entry guidelines, was considered. The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s Circle Gallery from November 27 – December 23, 2015. Exhibition Chair: Carol Donahue.

All 2-dimensional artworks can be a maximum size of 11″x11″. 3-dimensional artworks can be a maximum size of 7″x7″.

Georgia Deal is Professor and Printmaking Area Coordinator at the George Washington Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Her area of expertise is in intaglio, mixed-media and photographic print processes, along with papermaking and book arts. She has served as resident printmaker at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and has taught at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica, NY. She has conducted workshops and study-abroad courses with many organizations and is a member of the boards of Hand Papermaking magazine, the Washington Print Club, the Skopelos Foundation of the Arts, The Friends of Dard Hunter organization, and the Southern Graphics International Council.

Juror’s Statement
This year’s Small Wonders show brought in a record number of entries, enough I felt to curate more than one exhibition, as the quality of work was so high. It was a daunting task, but also satisfying to see the scope and quality of the submissions. From painting, collage and prints to photography, crafts and sculpture, the diversity and skillfulness of the many submitted works was outstanding.

This theme invited the artists’ intimate observations, quiet interiors and urban scenes, nature’s small secrets, as well as the quirky and humorous point-of-view.  Sculpture at this scale become treasures, curios, or a universe of ideas. Yet, it is interesting and exciting how small works such as of these, can pack such a punch, startle and engage.

The wealth of photography was impressive, often catching quiet moments of place and time, subtle beauty and curiosity, and a glance into the human spirit. There were many works, more than could be included, that captured the unique beauty and picturesque environs of the Eastern shore.

It was a pleasure to have this opportunity and I hope the viewer enjoys the work as much as I have.

Maryland Federation of Art
MFA celebrates and supports local and national artists by giving them professional avenues for exhibition. Whether at MFA’s iconic location, Circle Gallery on State Circle in Annapolis, or at alternate sites including local restaurants, public buildings, in partnership with other nonprofits, and at the University of Maryland College Park, artists at all stages of their careers are able to bring to the public their points of view through their work.

MFA looks forward to the next half-century, presenting the work of established and emerging artists at Circle Gallery, in alternate locations and to the world through virtual galleries and exhibitions

Dance Of The Owl
The Burrowing Owl image was captured from Goodyear Arizona on August 17, 2013 at 06:58 AM.

Dance Of The Owl

Deep Cradle Panel
The owl is mounted on a 8 x 8 x 2 Deep Cradle Clayboard panel and is listed at $95.

Deep Cradle - Dance Of The Owl

Maryland Federation of Art