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Who are you? Everyone is unique. We move through our lives working, traveling, sharing, caring, communicating. How do you feel you are being seen? How would you like to be seen? We are a culmination of life experiences. How we interpret these experiences is a personal journey into self expression. Your unique, artistic expression can be imagined as a literal image, an image based in reality with color or without color or abstraction in its myriad forms. However you express yourself is ultimately and uniquely you, being seen.


“BEING SEEN” is a regional, juried exhibition of art from artists living in MD, VA, DC, WV, PA, and DE. The intention of this exhibit is to showcase uniqueness of thought and diverse perspectives, ideas and opinions. This curated show will shine a light on the artists and their visions. This art and these artists need to be seen.


  • Entry deadline: Sunday, February 6

  • Judging: February 7-14

  • Artist notification: February 15

  • Drop off of work: Sunday, February 27 & Monday, February 28, 3–7pm

  • Show dates: March 4– 27

  • Reception, Judge’s Remarks and Awards: Saturday, March 5, 5–8pm

  • Pick up work: Sunday, March 27 & Monday, March 28, 3–7pm


Awards will be chosen by the juror.

  • First Prize: $500

  • Second Prize: $250

  • Third Prize: $125

  • Three Honorable Mentions: $50 each



Open to artists 18+ living in Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware except for artists currently represented by TAG/The Artists Gallery. Eligible works include original paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, photographs, and sculpture created within the last three years. No giclees or similar reproductions, digital prints, or videos will be accepted.


All entries must be submitted electronically in JPEG or JPG format only. They should be 72dpi and at least 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Maximum file size for any individual image is 5MB. Color profile sRGB. Size of work: height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or a horizontal. No changes of image information including price will be made after submission.


Non-refundable fee of $35 for one work, $10 for each additional work up to 3 works total. Entry forms must be completed and submitted online only through CaFE. Visit for information and link to CaFE.


2007 and received an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2001. Klos currently teaches drawing and painting full-time at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD and has served as a guest lecturer/critic at various institutions including the New York Academy of Art, Boston University, College of William & Mary, Towson University, University of Missouri, and Mount Gretna School of Art. He is a member of the collective Perceptual Painters, and Zeuxis,

He resides in Baltimore Maryland where he co-directs Exeter gallery which has featured almost twenty solo and group exhibitions since its founding in 2017. He has served on panels and as a juror for exhibitions, residency programs, and awards. His curatorial projects include “A Lineage of American Perceptual Painters” at St. John’s College’s Mitchell Gallery (2015).

About the Juror:

Matt Klos

Matt Klos received his MFA in painting from University of MD, College Park and his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). He is a recipient of three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council (2016, 2012 and 2008). His work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions including the Prince Street Gallery in Chelsea, NY in 2011. He was awarded first place in the Bethesda Painting Awards in


All wall-hung work (2D or 3D) including frame, may not exceed 48 inches in width or height or six inches in depth with a maximum weight of 30 lbs. All works must be framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted), securely wired or have other secure fixtures, and be ready for hanging. Maximum width or depth of floor sculpture is 30 inches, height 72 inches and maximum weight is 50 lbs. Sculpture that needs a pedestal must fit on a 18” x 18” pedestal and has a height limit of 30 inches. No work can be hung from the ceiling.


Label JPEGS as follows: Last name_First name_Title. For example: Smith_Mary_BigTreesAtSunset.jpg, Smith_Mary_FunClouds.jpg, etc. Do not include any other information in the file name. Do not use spaces or special characters (such as @/!#).


The TAG/The Artists Gallery receives 30% commission on work sold. Work not for sale must be marked “N.F.S.” No “P.O.R.” sales.



All work must be hand-delivered to the gallery on Sunday, February 27 or Monday, February 28, 3–7pm. No mailed artwork will be accepted.



Artwork must be picked up on Sunday, March 27 or Monday, March 28, 3–7pm. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up dates and will charge the artist $5.00 a day thereafter for storage. After 30 days the gallery may dispose of the work.


TAG/The Artist Gallery (TAG) will take appropriate precautions in processing, handling and exhibiting artwork of exhibition participants. Artists are responsible for insuring their art work. TAG does not provide insurance for artwork or artists. By agreeing to present artwork with TAG, the artist agrees to waive any and all claims, and indemnifies TAG without limitation, and the artist accepts any risk of loss, related to their participation in TAG exhibits.


All artists/gallery visitors must follow current Maryland State guidance and gallery safety protocols. During receptions all artists/attendees must wear a mask.




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