Deadline November 30th: The National – Best Contemporary Photography 2014

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Call for Entries: The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014
Deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fee: $45 for up to 5 images

“The debut of The National coincides with the launching of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s new collecting initiative focusing on contemporary photography, and the Museum’s goal is to develop The National into one of the country’s preeminent exhibitions of photography.

The exhibition is a hybrid invitational and juried exhibition, anchored by photography standouts Julie Blackmon, Sharon Harper, Richard Renaldi, Martina Lopez, and Nick Veasey, as well as the work of dozens of talented photographers from across the country pushing the boundaries of the medium with adventurous techniques and original subject matter.

In terms of aesthetic quality, technical innovation, and cultural relevance, contemporary photography has increasingly proven its dominance as a 21st Century art form.  This new biennial exhibition, similar in prestige and quality to FWMoA Contemporary Realism Biennial, will feature prominent invited artists and juried entrants with the intention of showcasing the finest work being created or exhibited in the nation.

Awards
All artists whose work is juried into this exhibition will be recognized at the FWMoA website, and in an extended exhibit guide and/or color catalogue. Additionally, juried artists are eligible to receive one of the following prizes:

  • First Prize: Museum purchase award and a solo exhibition in the coming year
  • Second Prize: Museum purchase award
  • 4 Juror’s Merit Awards for $500 each

Eligibility
Open to all artists who are 18 years or older who reside or have a representing gallery in the United States working in the varied field of Photography.

  • Only works using photographic processes will be considered
  • Works must have been created in the last 2 years (2011 to present)
  • Two-dimensional work should not exceed 72 inches in any direction.
  • Three-dimensional work should not exceed 150 pounds nor 40 inches in any direction.
  • All accepted work must be prepared for exhibiting: framed or appropriately prepared for hanging and display (no saw tooth hangers).

Submission Requirements

  • Completed submission form.
  • 1-5 Images:
    Digital images should be in JPEG format and named as such: LastName_FirstName_01Title.jpg.
    **Pixel size must be no larger than 1500 x 2100; images no larger than 3 MB; resolution approximately 300 dpi.
    This is important. Your submissions will not upload if your images do not meet these parameters.
  • Selection of individual works for the exhibition and catalogue will be made from submitted images only.
  • Online payment, check, or money order made payable to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
    **Note: application will not be processed until payment is completed either online or received in the mail.
  • Please direct all questions to Joslyn Elliott, Associate Curator of Exhibitions, at national2014@fwmoa.org.”

For the complete prospectus and to apply, click here.

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