Monday, February 08, 2010

Open call for women photographers

12 12 Gallery announces an open call to all women artists working with any photographic process to submit entries for its Women's International Juried Photography Exhibition 2010.  The exhibition judge and selector, Margaret Salisbury, Fellow, The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, Bath England, will award up to $1000 in cash prizes.  This exhibition will coincide with a state-wide effort to recognize women artists - MINDS WIDE OPEN:  Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts. Although the project is limited to exhibitions and events in the Commonwealth of Virginia, participating artists may be working in any part of the world.
Women photographers age 18+, working in any photographic process, may submit up to 3 images. Additional images may be submitted at additional cost for up to a total of 5 works.  Work previously exhibited at 12 12 Gallery is not eligible.  Only 2-D work is eligible and must be limited to a maximum framed size of 24" wide.
To assure the finest quality exhibition, the work will be selected based on a dual review process.  Digital images will be reviewed by exhibition judge and selector, Margaret Salisbury, FRPS.  Actual prints will be reviewed by gallery director, Martin McFadden, LRPS.  The exhibition of approximately fifty (50) works will pass both reviewers standards.
ENTRY PROCEDURE Entrants are asked to submit digital images on CD AND corresponding preview prints.  Slides may be submitted for an additional fee of $2.50 (US) per slide, since a digital image is required for the juror to review.  Only one image may be submitted for each work.
Preparing Digital Files.  Composition and artistic merit will be evaluated by high resolution digital images.  Generate a digital file of each image at a resolution of 300 ppi, with the longest dimension being 1900 pixels.  Save the file in JPG format, at the maximum quality level, where the final image size is no larger than 2MB. Label each file with the last name, first initial, and the numbercorresponding to the entry number (e.g.  SmithJ1). Please identify images on the entry form with the title of the work.
Preparing Preview Prints.  Print quality will be evaluated by preview prints that may range in size (in inches) from 8X10 to 12X16.  Only prints smaller than 8X10 may be submitted if they are the actual size of the work.  Furthermore, if the preview print is the actual size of the work to be presented and is selected for the exhibition, the artist may elect to send the specified framing for the print, instead of sending another print.  12 12 Gallery will then mat and frame the selected work with the framing provided by the artist.  12 12 Gallery can produce preview prints from submitted digital files. Contact the gallery for pricing; charges should be added to the entry fee.  Preview prints printed by 12 12 Gallery will be sent to you after the jury process is complete. 

Mailed or Hand-Delivered Entries.  CD, prints, completed entry form, entry fee, and SASE (for return of CD, preview prints and notification) must be postmarked byFriday, March 5, 2010 and sent to 12 12 Gallery, 12 East 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23224.


Online Entries.  In the body of an e-mail, include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.  In this e-mail, please provide file title, work title, medium, framed work size, and sales price for each image you wish to submit.  To this e-mail you will attach the images of the work that correspond to this information.  Send e-mail to  NOTE: Preview prints will have to be mailed or printed by 12 12 gallery for online entries.


Entry Fee and Payment.  Each entrant is required to pay a non-refundable $25 (US) entry fee for 3 images. Additional images, at $5 (US) each, for up to 5 total images, may be submitted.  Slides may by submitted for an extra $2.50 (US) for each image and the gallery will generate the digital image.  Payment of entry fee will be accepted via PayPal (, personal check (US only), or money order (including international money orders in US dollars) mailed to the gallery by the postmark deadline of Friday, March 5, 2010.
Other Conditions.  Entry forms may be photocopied.  Incomplete entries or unlabeled slides will not be considered.  Please note that images of accepted work may be retained for publicity purposes and will be returned after the exhibition closes.  Entries will not be returned without SASE and adequate postage.  Artists will be notified of acceptance by e-mail.  If an e-mail address is not available an SASE for notification must be provided.  Artist statements, bios, and resumes may be requested upon acceptance to the exhibition.

12 12 Gallery Women's International Juried Photography Exhibition 2010 
Name ____________________________________________
Address __________________________________________
City _______________________ State _____ Zip ________
Telephone ________________________________________
E-mail ____________________________________________

1. TITLE ___________________________________________
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4. TITLE ___________________________________________
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5. TITLE ___________________________________________
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Submitting entries and work construes acceptance of conditions
of prospectus.  Please sign and date entry form.
Signature __________________________________________
Date ________________
How did you hear about this competition? _________________
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