Calls for Entry

Call for Entry, Color, the SE Center for Photography

©Ellen Gould

Portrait

A portrait sounds like a relatively straightforward thing — a picture of someone — but across time it has proven to be much more elusive. For any rule you might devise to define a portrait, there is always a bona fide portrait that defies that rule. At a certain point, portraiture seems to be less of a genre than a blurry constellation of suggested guidelines, or even just something you have to see to recognize. That's when it's time to stop theorizing and start looking for the best in contemporary portraiture.

Our juror for the The Portrait is Doug Beasley. Douglas Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual aspects of people and place and is concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life.

As founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops, he teaches workshops that emphasize personal expression and creative vision over the mechanics of camera use. His workshops are held at art and photo centers around the world, as well as mentorships and private workshops held at the Trade River Retreat Center, his cabin in Northwest Wisconsin.

Along the way, Doug has become more involved in curating exhibits and promoting the work of other photographers. He is in awe of all the good work being produced. This led him to acquiring Shots Magazine to continue to promote great and unusual photography that often doesn't get seen in mainstream publications.

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 10/6/19

Exhibition Opens 12/6/19

©S Hoyle

©S Hoyle

FORGOTTEN

The Forgotten, people, places and belongings that once mattered, that have been left behind. Things once being of importance to humans …personal items, homes, special places, letters, etc.  Anything that has been left behind or replaced. Any object, being, place or property that once had the importance to another.

Our juror for Forgotten is Jeff Rich. Jeff Rich's work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. He explores these subjects by using long-term photographic documentations of very specific regions of the United States. Jeff received his MFA in photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Jeff's project "Watershed: A Survey of The French Broad River" was awarded the 2010 Critical Mass Book Award, and was published as a monograph in 2012.

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.

The opening will coincide with Jeff Rich’s Watershed Project exhibiting at the SE Center November & December.

Submissions Open 7/1/19

Submissions Close 9/8/19

Exhibition Open 11/1/19

©Ashley Jones

©Ashley Jones

MEMBERS SHOW

The Second Annual Members Exhibition is around the corner. All subjects, analog, digital, and antique process, monochrome or color, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Additionally, the SE Center Members Celebration will take place 1/25/20 at the Center during the exhibition.

Our juror for the Members Show is Kara Soper. Kara Blanken Soper is an independent curator based in Greenville, SC. Since receiving her MA in art history from Louisiana State University in 2013, she has collaborated with museums, arts organizations, and universities to engage in projects that promote the advancement of contemporary Southern art and artists.

45-50 selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month.

Submissions Open 9/7/19

Submissions Close 11/3/19

Exhibition Opens 1/3/20


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 three were exhibited 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 Beasley, 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; Tom Chambers/ Photographer/ Artist, Joyce Tenneson, Photographer; Dan Burkholder, Photographer/ Artist; Susan Spiritus, Gallerist; Steve Diamante, Gallerist; Anne Berry, Photographer; Kim Weston, Photographer; Michael Foley, Gallerist; Richard Tuschman, Photographer/Artist

©Nancy Landin

©Nancy Landin

Portal

Portals. A door or gate, an entry or opening, maybe a tunnel, a passage or connection between places, time, or dimensions. Literal or figurative, Color or BW, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the Portal is Jane Szabo. Jane Szabo is a Los Angeles based fine art photographer with an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Her work investigates issues of self and identity. Using self-portraiture and still life as a vehicle to share stories from her life, her work merges her love for fabrication and materials, with conceptual photography.

45-50 selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month.

Submissions Open 9/7/19

Submissions Close 11/10/19

Exhibition Opens 1/3/20

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.