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 


Temptation, 2016  ©Kimberly Witham

Temptation, 2016  ©Kimberly Witham

The Still Life 

Still life photography depicts inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects. The still life photograph gives the photographer almost full control over lighting, mood, and composition of the image. And because they directly influence the creation process, still life images reflect the creativity and style of the photographers themselves. Digital, analog or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for Still Life is Kimberly Witham. Kimberly Witham was awarded a BA from Duke University and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts. Her artworks have been exhibited widely since 2001, and placed into numerous private collections in the US.

Kimberly's work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad and is held in numerous private collections; Kimberly is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York, Soren Christensen Gallery in New Orleans and Gallery Kayafas in Boston. Her awards and honors include a fellowship at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award, the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, the Antonio Cirino Artist Fellowship, an honorable mention for the Clarence John Laughlin Award and being named a Finalist for PhotoLucida's Critical Mass. Her website is www.kimberlywitham.com.

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.

Submissions Now Open

Submissions Close 2/18/18

Exhibition Opens 4/13/18

 

Still Life Prospectus


© G Lee

© G Lee

SEASONs

Spring is fast approaching and what better time to celebrate the use of color in photography. We usually think of color and seasons to mean landscapes, but this time let's not limit it to just the landscape, or Spring. All subject matter relating to any season, digital, analog or alternative methods. All locations, all ages.

Our juror for Seasons will be Michael Pannier. Michael is the founder and director of The SE Center for Photography. With a background spanning 30 years of fine art and commercial photography and 20 years in the gallery management and design. His fine art images, whether landscapes of the desert southwest, studio figurative work or conceptual pieces, are sought after and included in collections throughout the United States and Canada, Europe, and the far east.

Michael is a frequent speaker on the business of fine art photography and portfolio reviewer. He also hosts and conducts fine art photography workshops in his studio and on location in Death Valley, the Alabama Hills and the Owens Valley, and Joshua Tree.

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. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina's, First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music.

Submissions Now Open

Submissions Close 3/11/18

Exhibition Opens 5/11/18

Prospectus


© Carol Erb

© Carol Erb

HOMe

Home, domicile, a dwelling-place. We're looking for notions of home reinterpreted by the artist...a defining image that speaks to the idea of home, whether a memory, a marker, or a revelation. Color or BW, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Juror- Our juror for Home is Aline Smithson. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. An artist now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera.

Aline founded and writes the blogzine, Lenscratch, that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers opportunity for exhibition. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine,  a contributing writer for Diffusion, Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photoeye, and has provided the forwards for artist’s books by Tom Chambers, Flash Forward 12, Robert Rutoed, Nancy Baron, Meg Griffiths amongst others.

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. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina's, First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music.

Submissions Now Open 

Submissions Close 4/8/18

Exhibition Opens 6/1/18

Home Prospectus


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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.