artist credit: Bruno Baran, Airstream Kitchen Afternoon Light, oil on board

Introducing Street Scenes

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists to enter its 5th Street Scenes competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work that depicts what resonates with you in towns and cities, large and small, will be considered. Works selected will be displayed online in MFA’s Curve Gallery, from February 15 to March 31, 2020. The exhibition chair is Wil Scott.

Street Scenes Exhibition

Street Scenes Sales Gallery

 Juror: Adam Davies

Juror’s Statement

It was an honour and a pleasure to jury Street Scenes and to work with the Maryland Federation of Art. When I think of the topic “street scenes”, my thoughts immediately go to images that surprise or reveal unexpected juxtapositions. Fundamentally, the street is a shared public space that encourages interaction and exploration. While it has structure, it is a place that cannot be controlled. From urban to rural imagery, I looked for submissions that made me curious and encouraged me to look deeper and more closely. I was drawn to works that had a strong sense of colour and design as well as to works that seemed to create a narrative. It was important that they had an inner cohesion, that all elements in the image or object made sense or supported the story. The selected works provide a diversity of imagery and points of view. They include images of streets that range from the chaotic to the deeply structured, from intimate, private stories to the massive and overwhelming spaces of the “bright lights” and the “big city”!

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