The Color photograph. We want to celebrate Color in all it’s forms at the SE Center. Our juror, Guy Tal, would like to see creativity and self-expression. He has no preference subject, or style but would like to be able to see the photographer's mind at work, his or her use of visual composition and original thinking.
Color of course, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.
Entering Your Images You can enter your images online at Smarter Entry For best results, make sure your image is 1200 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side, Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Please name your files: Color_Last Name_First Initial_Image#.jpg (Examples: Color_Smith_J_Image1.jpg, Color_Jones_R_Image3.jpg) If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact email@example.com or call 864.605.7400
Eligibility All photographers regardless of location, age or skill level. Images previously selected for exhibition at the SE Center for Photography within two years of the current exhibition are not eligible.
Fees $35 for up to 5 Images, $6 for each additional image up to 10.
Juror: Our juror for Color is Guy Tal. Tal is a professional artist, author, photographer, educator and public speaker. He believes that the practice of creative pursuits manifests not only in the making of art, but also has the ability to transform and enrich life, facilitate meaningful and rewarding experiences, and foster contentment and satisfaction through lifelong discovery and learning.
In photography, Tal strives to create images that speak to wildness - the quality of being attuned to, and inspired by, the wild. He considers his work to be expressive art, in the sense that its primary purpose is to offer visual metaphors for thoughts and feelings, rather than to document appearances.
Tal does not consider himself a photographer who creates art, but rather an artist working in the medium of photography.
His work was featured in LensWork Magazine, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Popular Photography Magazine, Digital Photographer, Landscape Photography Magazine, PhotoLife, Foto4All, On Landscape and others.
Exhibition Details: 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. Participating artists that can attend have the opportunity for a Portfolio Review by SE Center Director Michael Pannier on the following Saturday morning (reservations needed).
Selected images must be matted and framed up to 16” x 20” to professional standards, white mat with simple black metal or wood frame unless prior approval has been obtained. The Center reserves the right to reject any piece not framed to our standards. 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) 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 assuming it will fit one of our standard mats.
Sales The SE Center encourages sales during exhibitions and retains a 40% commission on work sold. The artist receives 60% of the sale price. If a print is sold it will be ordered from the photographer at the time of sale.
Copyright Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for exhibition inclusion grant the SE Center for Photography permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or SE Center and its programs, and current and past exhibitions. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.
Lodging/Transportation The SE Center does not provide lodging or transportation for artists participating in an exhibition. The SE Center is 16 miles from GSP International Airport and we can provide suggested lodging options in the area.
Submissions Open 4/5/18
Submissions Close 6/3/18
Selections Announced 6/18/18
Drop Off or Arrival at SEC 7/22/18
Exhibition Opens 8/3/18
Exhibition Closes 8/25/18
Return of Works 9/20/18
After the Show If your art does not sell at the exhibition you have the option to have it returned (Prepaid) or donate it to the SE Center’s Flat File. Flat File artwork is available for viewing, may be exhibited again, donated to another organization or sold to benefit the SE Center. If sold, the SE Center retains all profits of the sale. Flat File art is destroyed after two years of close of original exhibition.
Thank you for entering the competition and good luck!