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art@UMUC SPring 2016 Issue


In this issue of [email protected], explore nature through the colors and patterns of Delilah Pierce's artistic vision. Meet visual artist Katja Oxman, who explains her path to becoming a printmaker and her printing process. Learn about collectible art available for purchase and mark your calendar for the year's upcoming exhibitions and events. LOOK INSIDE

Third Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition

UMUC is pleased to present its 3rd Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition, featuring the works of new and emerging contemporary artists from Maryland; Washington, DC; and Northern Virginia. $35 for up to Two Entries, $5 for one additional entry.  


  1. Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artist and Artistic Director, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD
  2. Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, PhD, Curator/Interim Director, Hampton University Museum
  3. Nina C. Dwyer, Adjunct Professor of Art, Montgomery College

Image Requirement

Artists are responsible for uploading high resolution images (300 dpi, approximately 8x10 inches) for each of the submissions.  These images will be used in the catalog.

Award Categories

1st Place - President's Best of Show Award

  • One-person major exhibit in the off season of the Biennial
  • Full color, professionally designed catalog for the exhibit (approximately 40 pages with color plates)
  • Meet the Artist Reception
  • $500 framing credit at UMUC frame shop to assist with framing for the show
  • Best-of-Show highlight in UMUC Friends of the Arts newsletter and Web site 
  • Full color invitations, poster, and exhibit banners including exhibit labels 
  • Press Release

2nd Place - Jurors Choice Award

  • Highlights on UMUC Friends of the Arts Web site and newsletter
  • Artist's contact information on UMUC Web site and newsletter
  • Ribbon recognition on the selected artwork during the run of the exhibit 
  • $400 honorarium

3rd Place - Award of Merritt

  • Highlights on UMUC Friends of the Arts Web site and newsletter 
  • Artist's contact information on UMUC Website and newsletter
  • Ribbon recognition on the artwork during the run of the exhibit
  • $300 honorarium

4th and 5th Place - Arts Program Honorable Mention

  • Red Ribbon placement on artwork
  • $100 honorarium

Schedule and Deadlines

Public Call for Entry

April 25, 2016

Submission deadline

June 14, 2016

Selection of Artists

June 20, 2016

  • 1st Round of judging – June 20-22, 2016, close of business
  • Final Judging – Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, 2016 (Jurors meet)

Notification to Artists

June 30, 2016

Artworks received

July 18-22, 2016

Exhibition opens

September 18, 2016

Artists reception

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2-5 p.m.

Exhibition closes

December 31, 2016

Artwork Pickup

January 2-6, 2017



Contact Jon West-Bey or Eric Key at [email protected] or call 301-985-7937

To register, click here.

To log into an existing submission, click here.