May 28 to June 15, 2014

The Mitchell Gallery brings world-renowned art to the mid-Atlantic region and serves as a center of learning for the visual arts in Anne Arundel County. Accreditation in 2011 by AAM (American Alliance of Museums) places The Mitchell Gallery among the top 4.5% of art museums in the United States. The Mitchell Gallery is the only state-of-the-art, secure and climate-controlled exhibition and art education space in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The Mitchell Gallery attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year and is staffed by a gallery director, an art educator, an exhibit preparator, dedicated volunteers and students.

Less is More is a national juried exhibition, inaugurated in 2013, and now a signature exhibition for The Mitchell Gallery. It is open to all artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States and Puerto Rico. All media are eligible, including fine jewelry and textiles. Features of the exhibition include:

  • Distinguished juror
  • Cash prizes of $1000, $500 and $500
  • Meet the Artist reception for artists, Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors, gallery owners and press
  • Gala Premiere reception for sponsors and art patrons; a fundraiser for The Mitchell Gallery education program
  • Online and on-site sales gallery for the duration of the exhibit
  • Artists may enter Less is More using the link at the bottom of this page.

    Juror Domenic Iacono is the director of Syracuse University Art Galleries. Iacono has curated several exhibitions and published numerous print catalogs over the years. He teaches in the graduate museum studies program at Syracuse University. Iacono's area of special interest is the history and curatorship of prints.


    12/1/13Online entry opens.
    1/31/14Online entry closes.
    2/1-3/31/14Juror selection process.
    4/1/14Notification by e-mail to all artists.
    5/16/14Deadline for receipt of accepted work. Allow ample shipping time of at least one week. Work should be addressed to:
    The Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College
    PO Box 2800, Annapolis, MD 21404-2800
    5/28/14Gala Premiere Opening for Patrons and Sponsors. Ticketed event.
    Exhibition and sales open to the general public.
    6/1/14Meet the Artist reception for gallery owners, artists, Mitchell Gallery Board and press.
    6/16/14Local artists may pick up unsold work at The Mitchell Gallery.
    Unsold works mailed to artists. Remittance for sold works, less Mitchell Gallery commission mailed to artists.

    Enter the exhibit through the Terms of Entry.

    Pamela McKee, exhibit administrator: or 410-263-2610;


    Hydee Schaller, director of The Mitchell Gallery: or 410-626-2556;

    Return to The Mitchell Gallery web site.

    (Download the prospectus PDF)