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Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Call for Entries

University of Maryland Global Campus invites artists 18 years of age or older who are current residents of Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, D.C., to submit entries for its 5th Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition (BMRE). The exhibition will run from June 2, 2024, to September 8, 2024, in the UMGC Arts Program Main Gallery in Adelphi, Maryland. The opening reception and awards presentation will be on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 3 p.m.

The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2024. Submit your entry today.

Artists are responsible for uploading high-resolution images (300 dpi, approximately 8 x 10 inches) for each submission. The cost is $35 for up to three entries. Artists will be notified of the jurors’ decisions on March 25, 2024.

The biennial exhibition includes a full-color catalog featuring the works of all participants. The Best-of-Show awardee receives $5,000. Open to current residents in the region, 18 years or older, working in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, photographs, and mixed media. All work submitted must be original (no reproductions) and completed between 2022 and 2024. All work must be suitably prepared for installation.

Award Categories

1st Place: President's Best of Show Award

  • $5,000
  • Highlights on the UMGC website

2nd Place: Jurors’ Choice Award

  • $2,500
  • Highlights on the UMGC website

3rd Place: Award of Merit

  • $1,000
  • Highlights on the UMGC website

4th and 5th Place: Arts Program Honorable Mention

  • Red ribbon recognition on the artwork during the run of the exhibit

BMRE Schedule and Deadlines
 

  

Submission deadline

March 4, 2024

First round judging

March 11–13, 2024

Second round judging

March 18–20, 2024

Selection of artists

March 21, 2024

Notification to artists

March 25, 2024

Artworks received

April 15, 2024

Exhibition opens

June 2, 2024

Awards reception

June 9, 2024

Exhibition closes

September 8, 2024

Artwork pickup begins

September 9, 2024

Terms and Conditions

  • Artists may submit up to three digital images.
  • All entries must be submitted electronically.
  • Images must be large enough to print full page (approximately 8 x 10 inches) at 300 DPI (2400 x 3000 PPI). Please note, your image may be smaller along one dimension depending on the proportion of your artwork. Any images that are less than 300 dpi will NOT be accepted.
  • All jpeg/tiff entries must be labeled with artist’s last name and title of the work. Use as many characters as you can.
  • Works that are altered from the original jpeg submission image will not be accepted.
  • All fees must be paid at the time of submission.
  • Electronic application submissions constitute an agreement between the artist and UMGC, and the artist declares all information is correct.
  • Works must be original (no reproductions) and must have been completed between 2022 and 2024.
  • Works must be properly framed and ready for hanging (if applicable). UMGC uses a wired hanging system, so use D-rings. UMGC will provide pedestals for three-dimensional works.
  • The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed not suitable for display or too difficult to install or if the image is altered after the jury process.
  • Artists must adhere to the timeline/schedule.
  • Artists are responsible for getting the works to the Arts Program at UMGC Arts Program, 3501 University Boulevard East, Suite 0144, Adelphi, Maryland 20783. | Directions
  • All selected artists will be notified electronically.
  • Participating artists will receive 10 copies of the catalog, to be provided at the opening reception.
  • Selected works for the 5th BMRE will not be for sale. The Arts Program will put any party interested in purchasing artwork in contact with the artist.
  • Works cannot be removed until the end of the exhibition.

Artwork Pickup

It is important that you make the necessary arrangements to pick up your work. Any works that are not retrieved within 90 days of the close of the exhibition will become the property of the UMGC Arts Program and disposed of at the discretion of the UMGC Arts Program staff. This includes destroying the work; selling it; or accessioning it into the UMGC collection, at which point all copyrights are transferred to the UMGC Arts Program. If arrangements are made to retrieve the work after 90 days, a storage fee of $20 per day will accrue beginning on the 91st day.

Address

Arts Program
University of Maryland Global Campus
3501 University Boulevard East, Suite 0144
Adelphi, Maryland 20783 | Directions
301-985-7937

Questions?

Call 301-985-7937 or email biennial@umgc.edu or treston.sanders@umgc.edu.

Submit Your Entry

To be considered, you must be 18 years of age or older and a current resident of Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, D.C. All mediums (painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, photographs and mixed media) will be considered except videography.