Competitions & Contests

Paint Annapolis Juried Artist Application 2024

Entry Dates 2024-01-19T23:59:00+00:00 - 2023-11-01T10:00:00+00:00 52 Days Left


Paint Annapolis 2024

Introducing the Paint Annapolis

Paint Annapolis is a seven-day juried plein air painting competition held June 2 – 9, 2024, that brings artists from across North America and Europe to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. For 23 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. 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.
Paint Annapolis 2024 is presented by Maryland Federation of Art (MFA), a 60-year-old non-profit organization committed to exhibiting new and innovative art created by living artists. MFA is based at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, across from the Maryland State House in historic downtown Annapolis.

Selection Juror: Christine Lashely
Christine Lashley is a contemporary artist known for her colorful and dramatic images. From glittering pristine waterways to the glass reflections in cities, Christine is fascinated by how transparency and light can abstract a scene and transport the viewer to a new environment. Christine spent many years as a watercolor artist before moving primarily to oils in 2011.
Exhibitions of Christine’s work include curated invitationals, museum shows, and gallery shows. She is a frequent participant in juried Plein Air painting competitions. Her numerous awards include Best of Show at Plein Air Telluride, Bath County, and Plein Air Texas. Publications include the cover of Plein Air Magazine.
With a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and prior study at the Sorbonne and Parsons in Paris; Christine continued her art education with workshops from prominent artists including Scott Christensen, Skip Lawrence, and Charles Reid. She has taught in-person workshops and classes for over 30 years and is the content creator for, an online learning portal for instructional art videos and interactive lessons.See her work and learn more at https://www.christinelashley.comAwards Juror: Suzie BakerSuzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings are regularly on display in magazines, prestigious national shows, and plein-air events. She has served on the board of Oil Painters of America since 2014, including presiding as president from 2020-2022. Suzie holds signature status in that distinguished organization as well as the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and others. In addition to being a still life and portrait artist, Suzie has been painting en plein air since she was a teenager. A sought-after instructor, for her humorous and informative style, Suzie teaches through videos, virtual classes, and workshops around the United States, Europe, and close to her home in the Houston, Texas area. See her work and learn more at


Exhibition Schedule:

Nov 1 Online Entry Opens for SubmissionsJan 19 Entry DeadlineFeb 27 Notification @ 5 PMJun 2 – 9 Paint Annapolis 2024

Tentative Schedule:

Jun 1 – 2 Artist Check InJun 2 Dueling Brushes (Quick Draw)*TBA* Paint the Bay Reception*TBA* Dusk to Dawn Nocturne Painting*TBA* Art on the AvenueJun 7 Awards CeremonyJun 8 Public ReceptionJun 9 Muffins and Mimosas

NOTE: Should Circle Gallery or any other exhibition space be closed for reasons beyond our control, MFA reserves the right to move a planned physical exhibit to our online gallery.

User Entry Process Tutorial

Watch the video below for a tutorial on how to upload your entries.

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Terms of Entry

Artist Conditions

Entry is open to all artists internationally.
Entering this exhibition indicates understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions stated herein and with (a) MFA’s approved Statement of Equity and Diversity and (b) MFA’s General Guidelines. Work must meet exhibition guidelines to be included in the event. MFA may determine work ineligible if entry guidelines are not followed. Work delivered must correspond with the image(s) submitted to the juror.
Images of work made at Paint Annapolis may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including, but not limited to: the invitation, catalog, website, social media, or a subsequent year’s prospectus. Images will include attribution wherever possible.
Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of the event.Thirty artists will be selected to participate in Paint Annapolis as juried artists. Additional artists will be selected as alternates. If selected, artists will be required to submit a 300 word bio in the third person, a headshot, and an image of their work.Accepted artists must confirm their participation in Paint Annapolis via email by the specified date.

Entry Requirements

All work must be uploaded through File size may be no more than 10 MB.
To enter online, you will need an account that includes an email address and a password. There is no charge to create an account.


Images for the juror must correspond with the actual work.
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.


Artists will retain 60% from sales of work made during Paint Annapolis. MFA will retain 40% commission on any work sold during Paint Annapolis. 

Work submitted for the Juried Artist Application does not have to be for sale.


What is a submission?

One submission or application on is the equivalent of one entry on MFA’s old entry system, or one piece submitted for jurying. uses the terms submission and application interchangeably.

Can I edit my submissions after I've submitted them? requires you to select the number of submissions / applications you want to enter and to pay before entering in your image and image details. You can edit your submission details along with images you've attached up until the submission period is over. Once the submission period has ended, you cannot edit their entries in any form.

Can I add more submissions after I've paid?

You must submit a separate submission / application for each piece of artwork you wish to be shown to the juror.  You have the option to add a second or third image of the same work to your submission / application as a detail photograph. This is not required.

What are the entry fees?1 – 3 entries, $50. 1 – 3 entries may be submitted, we recommend submitting 3. Entry fees are non-refundable. Artists who enter and are notselected as juried artists may participate in Paint Annapolis 2023 as public artists at no additional entry fee.
Who is this exhibition open to?

We invite all artists from near and far, this exhibition is open internationally.