Calls for Entry

Current and upcoming calls for entry.

Typically 35-40 images are selected to hang in the gallery.

A note about our jurors and curators. Yes, we want to hang your work in the gallery and hopefully sell it to a collector. But juried shows are also about exposure. We work with the leaders in contemporary photography, the respected gallerists, publishers and photographers whom you want viewing your images. These are the individuals that can further your career. Move you from an enthusiast to becoming a photographer, from an emerging to a mid career artist. 

In our juried exhibition prospectus' we state the possibilty of a solo show as a result of participating in a juried exhibit. In 2017, two of our five invitational shows featured photographers whom participated in juried shows, and two more are scheduled in 2018.

Among the jurors we are currently working with: Jennifer Schelsinger, Verve Gallery; Nicholas Kahn, Photographer/Artist; Blue Mitchell, Photographer/Publisher- Diffusion Magazine and Plates to Pixels Gallery; Christophe Dillinger, Publisher- Square Magazine; Bernard Gerson, Galerie BMG; Ann George, Photographer; Laura Campbell, Photographer/ Publisher- Looking Glass Magazine: Douglas Beardsley, Photographer, Educator, Spiritual Guide; Romke Hoogwaerts and Grace Leigh/ Publishers- Mossless; Aline Smithson, Photographer and Lenscratch creator; Jill Enfield, photographer, educator; Tillman Crane, Photographer; Miss Anielia, Photographer/ Artist; Mona Kuhn, Photographer; Eliot Dudik, Photographer/ Educator; and Tom Chambers/ Photographer/ Artist, Joyce Tenneson, Photographer; Dan Burkholder, Photographer/ Artist; Susan Spiritus, Gallerist


 ©Claire Rosen

©Claire Rosen

THE ALTERED WORLD

The Altered World. We want to celebrate photographic manipulation and staged narrative in all forms at the SE Center. Our juror, Claire Rosen, would like to see whimsy and less literal work with a strong concept. Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the Altered World is Clair Rosen,  an award-winning artist whose elaborate constructions often feature anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, or symbolic still-lives evoking the aesthetics of classical painting influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and referencing the Victorian Era. The transportive images captivate with a fascination of the natural world and ideals of beauty.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. 

In addition, the SE Center announces the SE Center Purchase Award. One image, from those selected for inclusion in the exhibition, will be purchased from the artist for inclusion in the SE Center's collection.

Submissions Open 5/21/18

Submissions Close 8/5/18

Exhibition Opens 10/5/18


 © S SHeffield

© S SHeffield

THE CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT

The Contemporary Portrait. Portraits can represent individuals in many different ways. They can be literal representations of a person or they can represent a person symbolically. By the turn of the 20th century, photographs had become the most accessible and popular mode of portraiture.

Our juror for the The Contemporary Portrait is Steve Diamant. Steve is the Founder and President of Arcadia Contemporary and sits on the board of the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA). Arcadia was founded in 2001 with a mission to exhibit highly skilled, representational artists. Originally located in the center of Manhattan’s creative, Soho District, the gallery attained international renown for featuring works that revealed their creators’ ability to paint and draw well in concert with unique, signature styles.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, the SE Center announces the SE Center Purchase Award. One image, from those selected for inclusion in the exhibition, may be purchased from the artist for inclusion in the SE Center's collection.

Submissions Open 6/15/18

Submissions Close 9/2/18

Exhibition Opens 11/2/18

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Exhibition Printing & Framing

To avoid shipping costs & headaches, the SE Center for Photography will print your photographs for you upon acceptance. For $15 per image, we'll print on archival paper and after the show either return the print to you ($15 additional for shipping, US addresses only) or you may choose to donate the image to the Center's flat file for future access to collectors.

 

The SE Center for Photography will mat & frame your images at no charge,  using our selection of 11x14 & 16x20 black, metal frames with white, archival mats and conservation clear glass for the exhibitions. 

You may send images matted but they must fit our frames. If we are to print and frame your images please assure they meet the following guidelines:

For an 11 x 14" frame with a window opening of 7.5 x 9.5", please print your image 8 x 10 "

For an 11 x 14" frame with a window opening of 7 x 10", please print your image 7.5 x 10.5 "

For a 16 x 20" frame with a square mat opening of 12 x 12", please print your image 12.5 x 12.5"

For a 16 x 20" frame with a mat opening of 10.5 x 13.5", please print your image 11 x 14"

For a 16 x 20" frame with a mat opening of 10 x 15", please print your image 10.5 x 15.5"

For a 20 x 24" frame with a mat opening of 11.5 x 15", please print your image 12 x 15.5"


Some cropping will occur due to mat overlap. If a photograph cannot be printed to our mat sizes, the photographer is responsible for matting his or her own work.  If work does not fit in 11 x 14, 16 x 20  or 20 x 24 in. frames, photographers are responsible for framing his or her own work.  Maximum frame size is 20 x 24 unless approved by the SE Center.  Work will be returned as sent, with return postage provided by entrant.