Congratulations to 2017 Annual Members’ Exhibition Award Winners

Best in Show
(in honor of Lee Lawrie)
Ken Warwick

Arielle Marks Award for Best Print
(excluding photography)
Rosemary Cooley

40th Annual Samuel Sands Sporting Award
Sharon Mills

Susan Stewart Award for Best Collage
Carol Gordean

Nancy South Reybold Award for Contemporary Art
Sponsored by Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD and Nancy’s Artist Friends
Alison Cooley

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery Award for Best Watercolor
Barbara Jablin

7th Annual Best Landscape Award
Sponsored by the St. Michaels Art League
Sarah Stolte

Academy Clay Award
Sponsored by an Anonymous Donor
Hilary Bruns

Excellence in Photography
Sponsored by The Tidewater Camera Club
Joseph Minarick

Ben Franklin Crafts Award
3 gifts
Hank Rhodes
John Ericson
Karen Bearman

The Academy Art Museum is pleased to present its Annual Members’ Exhibition. This exceptional tradition represents the best of the region’s artists and offers an opportunity to view the creative talents of colleagues and friends. It should be noted that in the last five years, several members have been offered solo exhibitions after having participated in the Members’ Exhibition.

Entry Requirements (Please read, as there are NEW procedures)

By digitizing the sign-up process, the Museum is able to serve its members with greater accuracy, organization, and efficiency. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this time of transition.

• Entries must be submitted online. There will be no paper sign-ups. (Online Sign Up begins July 1)

  • Online Registration Assistance will be available at the Academy Art Museum’s front desk on the following days:
    • Wednesday, July 5th from 10 am – 12 pm
    • Friday, July 7th from 12 – 2 pm
    • Sunday, July 9th from 12 – 3 pm

• The entry fee is $20, payable at time of online sign-up. Checks and cash will not be accepted. Entry fees are non-refundable.

•The exhibition will target between 200 and 250 submissions on a rolling basis. Historically, as the number of submissions approaches 250, the Museum’s display capacity is tested to its limit, but we will work arduously to accommodate as many submissions as possible.

• After online sign-up, a receipt will be emailed to the participant.

• Please attach to the back of the artwork a label with your name, title, medium, your phone and email.

• For a list of definitions and accepted media for this exhibition please see Art-Definitions-Member-Exh-2017.

Annual Members’ Exhibition Schedule 2017

• July 1-15  Online registrations open
• July 16  Registrations closes
• Monday, July 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Members deliver registered artwork
• Friday, July 28, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.  Members’ Reception
Tuesday, September 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Pick-up artwork from the walls

Artwork may not be removed before completion of the exhibition. A storage fee of $5 per day will be charged for tardy pickup. Artwork left at the Museum for longer than a month after the exhibition will be disposed of at the Museum’s discretion, unless previously discussed with the Curator.

Submission Guidelines

• Submissions are limited to one original work of art, completed in the last 12 months. It must not have been previously exhibited in the Museum.

• Work must come ready to hang/install and may not be assembled on location. Members may use hanging wire or cleats only, no saw tooth hangers.

• Two-dimensional work may not exceed 40 inches in any direction; three-dimensional work may not exceed 72 inches in height and 31 inches in width or depth. Sculpture must be free-standing.

• Museum staff reserves the right to refuse work that does not meet guidelines.

• The Museum charges 25% commissions on art sales. Images of submitted work may be used at the Museum’s discretion for PR purposes, etc.

• Museum membership must be current through September 2017.

• When in doubt, please contact Senior Curator, Anke Van Wagenberg, at

To participate in the 2017 Annual Members’ Exhibition click HERE.


The 2017 judge will be Amy Eva Raehse, Executive Director and Curator of Goya Contemporary Gallery, which represents emerging and mid-career contemporary artists internationally within a program focused on Post-War, Contemporary, and Modern Masters in both primary and secondary markets. She has curated over 100 exhibitions and has placed artworks in major public and private collections worldwide including MoMA, the Smithsonian, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Art and Design, The MET, Chrysler Museum, ArtCloud Korea, among many others. A New Yorker by birth but a Baltimorean by choice, Raehse is a curator, lecturer, educator, consultant, as well as a long standing trustee of The Creative Alliance of Baltimore and a Programming Advisor for Maryland Art Place. Raehse holds a MFA, BFA, and Certificate in Arts Management. She lectures widely on professional practices for fine artists.


July 29, 2017 - September 4, 2017


July 28, 2017, 5:30 pm -