The First Annual Members Exhibition is here. All subjects, analog, digital, and antique process, monochrome or color, 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: Member_Last Name_First Initial_Image#.jpg (Examples:Member_Smith_J_Image1.jpg, Member_Jones_R_Image3.jpg) If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864.605.7400
Eligibility: Members of the SE Center 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: $5 per image up to 10 images
Juror: Our juror for the Members Show is Polly Gaillard. Polly has been making portraits and teaching photography classes and workshops for more than fifteen years. In 2014 & 2012, Gaillard was Summer Faculty for University of New Orleans in Prague, Czech Republic and in Summer 2015 & 2013, for the University of Georgia’s Summer Study Abroad program in Cortona, Italy. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010. Polly has exhibited her fine art photographs nationally and finished her first limited edition artist book, Pressure Points, with a forward by Jamie Lee Curtis in 2015. In May 2014, Polly was included the exhibit New Visions, Polly Gaillard and Allison Hunter at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa, FL. In January 2013, Polly's work is included in a fundraising exhibition entitled My Aim Is True, in Santa Monica, CA, curated by Jamie Lee Curtis and also included work from Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Sally Mann, Mary Ellen Mark, and William Eggleston. Polly's photographic skills traverse contemporary art, documentary, portrait and traditional photographic practices.
Exhibition Details: 45-50 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.
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 10/8/18
Submissions Close 11/18/18
Selections Announced 11/26/18
Drop Off or Arrival at SEC 12/28/18
Exhibition Opens 1/4/19
Exhibition Closes 1/26/19
Return of Works 02/20/19
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 submmitting and good luck!