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


 ©Anne Berry

©Anne Berry

FAUNA

Fauna- all the animal life of a particular region. We live with animals daily - wildlife, farmed, caged or free, many are our best friends, some we fear, yet others we admire. Whether it walks, flies, crawls, slithers, swims, the SE Center wants your best animal images.

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 Fauna is Anne Berry. Anne is an artist from Atlanta, Georgia and is best known for photographs of children and animals that capture the enchantment and power of the natural world. Anne has had solo exhibitions at the Centre for Visual and Performing Arts in Newnan, GA, The Lamar Dodd Art Center in LAGrange, GA and The Rankin Arts Center in Columbus, GA. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including The Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock, England, SCAN Tarragona in Spain, The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Arts in New Orleans. Books include Through Glass (North Light Press, 2014) and Primates (21st Editions, 2017), Anne is a founding member of the Pigs Fly Photography Collective, and she runs Pigs Fly Retreats with Lori Vrba. 

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 8/1/18

Submissions Close 10/7/18

Exhibition Opens 12/7/18


 ©Kim Weston

©Kim Weston

The Natural Nude

The fine art nude has been a celebrated subject of photography since the beginning and has played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art medium. Early on, both in history and most photographers experience, the nude has been featured in a classical pose and setting, maturing to illustrating the human body as a sculptural abstraction, and with some pushing boundaries.

This year we are celebrating the natural nude- the figure in the environment, whether natural or man made. We are not looking for classic studio work but we are looking for photographers who can make a statement. Stop us in our tracks and make us see more in the image.

Our juror for Kim Weston. Kim Weston is a fine art photographer from California who specializes in nude photography. Weston was born to one of the most influential and creative families in American history and has been making fine-art nude photographs for over 35 years. Kim learned his craft assisting his father, Cole Weston, in the darkroom making gallery prints from the original negatives of his grandfather, Edward Weston. Kim also worked for many years as an assistant to his uncle, Brett Weston, whose bold, abstract photographs ranked him as the "child genius of American photography."

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 8/22/18

Submissions Close 11/4/18

Exhibition Opens 1/4/19

 

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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.