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All Members Juried Exhibition 2023


“The Language of Pastel”

April 3 – May 12, 2023

at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, Maryland 20851

All MPS Members in Good Standing are Eligible to Enter

The 2023 All Members Juried Exhibition to be held this year at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville, Maryland. All MPS Members in good standing are eligible to enter this exhibition (your 2023 membership must be up to date at time of entry).

All entries must be submitted electronically via
See the prospectus below for details.

The judge for selection and awards is Palden Hamilton. Born and raised in Maryland, Palden received his B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. He continued his education at the Art Students League of New York, where he studied under Ron Sherr, Harvey Dinnerstein, and Mary Beth Mckenzie. There he was awarded a Merit Award in Realism and the Phylis T. Mason Grant. Hamilton has done a range of commissioned portrait work since returning to his hometown of Baltimore. He was notably commissioned to paint Maestro Yuri Temirkanov, the musical director of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia. In 2008, 2017, and 2018, he was awarded Certificates of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America. Hamilton has painted landscape extensively on location in his native Maryland, and on travels to his mother's homeland, the Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim. As a landscape artist, he has participated in and received honors from Easton, Wayne, Solomons, and Cape Ann plein air events. Hamilton has been a passionate art instructor for over ten years, teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), the Zoll Studio School of Fine Art, and at the Yellow Barn in Washington D.C.

Click here to renew your MPS membership for 2023.

Important dates:

February 10, 2023 Deadline for entries via
February 27, 2023 Notification to artists
March 27, 2023 Artwork ONLY hand-delivered, 10am-1pm
April 3, 2023 Exhibition Opens
April 30, 2023 Meet the Artists, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Date TBD Awards Presentation
May 12, 2023 Exhibit Closes
May 16, 2023 Pick up unsold artwork