Call for Entries: Photo 17

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces its 2017 National Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display June 28 – August 12, 2017. There will be a reception on Friday, June 30, from 5-7pm.

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The theme for the exhibit is open. The exhibit is open nationally to all photographers without restriction to technique.

Projected awards fund $750.

Entries must have been created by the artist within the past three years and have not been exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works gallery.

The Juror for the exhibit is Neal Rantoul

Neal Rantoul is a career artist and teacher. He has taught photography since 1971. He is an emeritus professor and was head of the Photography Program at Northeastern University for thirty years and taught for thirteen years at Harvard University as well. Rantoul has work in numerous public and private collections and is the recipient of many awards and grants.

Rantoul was an active member of the Board of Directors of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston for many years and is on the Board of Corporators at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Since retiring Rantoul has been teaching workshops, traveling and making new work.

Rantoul’s website is:

Entry Fee:

The entry fee for the exhibit is $35 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each for a maximum of four works. You will be able to pay the fee with a credit card after uploading your images.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: May 22, 2017 (Midnight)

The notification announcing the juror’s selections will be sent by email and posted on our web site on or about June 1.

Entries for Photo17 exhibit must be submitted as digital images for jurying. You may submit up to four images to be juried for this exhibit.

The image file format should normal JPEG. Do not save as “progressive JPEG”. The images should be 1200 pixels on the long dimension with the other dimension proportional. Save at 72 PPI at high quality setting (8 out of 10 or 80% is good.) Set your filename to lastname_title_WxHxD_entrynumber.jpg (example: jones_pretty-girl_11x14x1_no1.jpg)


If accepted, the original works must be framed and equipped with wire, ready for hanging. Frames not exceed 36 in width. No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after they are accepted for the exhibition.

The Berkeley Arts Council will retain a 30% commission on all sales. Works may not be removed during the exhibition.

Works accepted for the exhibition are to be hand delivered or shipped to:

Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

All work must arrive between June 19 and and June 25, 2017. Shipped works must arrive between June 19 and June 23. For hand delivered work, The Berkeley Art Works hours are Wed (June 21)Thu (June 22) 11-5, Fri (June 23) 11-5, Sat (June 24) 10-4. We are normally closed on Sunday but will open the gallery for the delivery of work on Sun, June 25 from 12-3.

Shipping: The Berkeley Art Works does not receive US Mail at the gallery address. Do not ship to the gallery address by US Postal Service. Please use UPS or FEDEX. If you are unable to use UPS or FEDEX to ship your work, please email us for instructions. Shipped works must arrive between June 19 and June 23, 2017 for inclusion in the exhibit.

Work must be shipped prepaid to The Berkeley Art Works in sturdy, reusable packing. (Please no styrofoam peanuts!) Plexiglass must be used on all shipped works, no glass. For return shipping a prepaid shipping label must be included. Please email us with tracking information at

Additional details will be provided to accepted artists.