Maryland Pastel Society

Call for Entries--Annapolis, MD

The Maryland Pastel Society will hold a non-juried full member show at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Chaney Gallery in Annapolis, MD, from May 23 to July 3, 2008.  This show is open to any full member of the Society but will be limited to the first 20 artists who contact Deborah Maklowski (contact information below).

The Gallery can accommodate 40 pieces and we are asking each responding artist to provide two (2) paintings for this show.

MHCA will insure the work on site for the duration of the show and will take a 30% commission on all work sold during the exhibit.

Important dates:
   Receiving:  Monday May 19, 10:00am to 3:00pm
   Exhibit opens: Friday, May 23
   Reception: Friday, May 30, 5:30 to 7:30pm
   Exhibit closes: Thursday, July 3
   Pick-up: Sometime (TBD) during the week of July 7

You should note that our two full-member shows this year " this one at the MHCA (delivery May 19) and the Cumberland show (pick-up May 30) overlap, so if you wish to show in both venues, you will not be able to use the same paintings.

How to sign up:
Contact Deborah Maklowski by email: or phone: 410-480-8435

How you can help:
Im sure some of your fellow artists will need help transporting paintings to Annapolis and picking them up after the show closes. If you can help deliver or pick up work for artists in your area, please let Deborah know that when you sign up.

About MHCA:
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, located at 801 Chase Street in Annapolis, was founded in 1979 to inspire, nurture, and engage interest in the arts by offering superior arts education, diverse cultural programs, and stimulating artistic experiences in all arts disciplines.  Their many programs include music, theater and dance; the indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture exhibits; instruction in both the performing and visual arts; and an Artist-in-Residence program. They also have a labyrinth on the grounds that is a replica of the one at Chartres Cathedral, in Paris! You can learn more about what MHCA has to offer on their website: In addition to being Marylands capitol, Annapolis is a thriving tourist destination with a lively arts community. This is our first show at the MHCA, and wed like it to be the start of a continuing and mutually beneficial relationship. So please plan to participate: volunteer to show your work and join us at the opening reception.


Jean Hirons
President, Maryland Pastel Society