Deadline Extended! PHOTO 21 National Juried Photographic Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces PHOTO 21, a national juried photographic art exhibit. The exhibit will open Thursday June 3, 2021 and will be on display through Saturday July 3, 2021.

The exhibit is open to all artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any photographic medium or technique (digital, film, alternative, or antique photographic processes). The theme for the exhibit is open; 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional* artwork is welcome. Work must be original, completed within the last three (3) years, and must not have been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works. (*3-D work where a photographic technique is used as the main medium.)

Our Juror: Robert M. Hein is Associate Professor of Art at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, where he teaches Photography, History of Photography, Digital Imaging, and Mixed Media. In his teaching, he emphasizes the development of technical proficiency, the ability to work with traditional and digital media, knowledge of the history of the photographic medium, and a visual literacy in contemporary and historical artists’ work. About his own work he states, “I believe the photograph to be a pliable form of art, not necessarily defined by pre-existing standards for what makes a photograph true to its medium. I do not have a strict agenda to process for my personal work, and I don’t find myself traveling extensively, or working with exotic subject matter to find content. Each project tends to have individual ideas I am interested in pursuing.”

Robert has a BFA from Ball State University and an MFA from the University of Cincinnati. He was awarded the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2012 and 2015. He was a semi-finalist in the Gran Prix De La Decouverte, Paris, France. His work was included in the Masur Museum’s 58th Annual Competition, The Print Center of Philadelphia’s 88th Annual International Competition, and has had solo exhibitions in our region. He has also been a guest speaker at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the Allegany Arts Council.

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.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE for Entries: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (Midnight)

Notification of Accepted Work: The juror’s selections will be announced by e-mail and will be posted on our Web site on or about Friday May 7, 2021.

Awards: Best in Show $500; total prizes $1,000.

Calendar:

Deadline for digital entries: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (Midnight)
Notification of acceptance e-mailed & posted: On or about Friday May 7, 2021
Hand delivery & shipment of accepted works Berkeley Art Works: Monday May 24 – Saturday May 29, 2021
Exhibit Dates: Thursday June 3 through Saturday July 3, 2021
Reception: Awards/reception to be announced.
Pick Up Work at End of Show: Saturday July 3, 2021 between 11:00am and 4:00pm

Detailed entry instructions after the break:

Entries for PHOTO 21 must be submitted as digital images for jurying. You may submit up to four works to be juried for this exhibit.

The image file format should be normal (“baseline”) 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).

Dimensions should include the frame. One additional image to show detail for 3-dimensional work is allowed.

Accepted Work:

If accepted, the original works must be ready for hanging and must not exceed 48” in width, including frame. Two-dimensional work must be suitably framed. All entries to be hung must be equipped with wire, ready for hanging. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 72 inches in height and 36” in width or depth. Three-dimensional work must be free-standing. No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after they are accepted for the exhibition.

Delivery & Shipping: All accepted work must arrive between Monday May 24 and Saturday May 29, 2021. Works accepted for the exhibition are to be hand delivered or shipped to:

Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Hand-Delivery: Hand-delivered work must arrive at the Berkeley Art Works on Thursday (May 27), Friday (May 28)
11am-5pm, and Saturday (May 29) 11am-4pm.

Shipping:  Shipped work must arrive between Monday May 24 and Friday May 28, 2021 for inclusion in the exhibit.
Staff will be at the gallery to receive shipments between 11am and 5pm.

IMPORTANT: 

  • The Berkeley Art Works does not receive U.S. Mail at the gallery address.  Do not ship to the gallery address by U.S. Postal Service.  Please use UPS or FEDEX.
  • Please make UPS/FedEx aware that our hours are 11am to 5pm to accept deliveries.
  • Please e-mail us with tracking information at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com.
  • If you are unable to use UPS or FEDEX to ship your work, please e-mail us for instructions.

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. A prepaid shipping label must be included with your package for return shipping.

Calendar:

Deadline for digital entries: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (Midnight)
Notification of acceptance e-mailed & posted: On or about Friday May 7, 2021
Hand delivery & shipment of accepted works Berkeley Art Works: Monday May 24 – Saturday May 29, 2021
Exhibit Dates: Thursday June 3 through Saturday July 3, 2021
Reception: Awards/reception to be announced.
Pick Up Work at End of Show: Saturday July 3, 2021 between 11:00am and 4:00pm

Terms of Entry:

  • See framing, presentation and size specifications above.
  • Entries are not complete until appropriate fees are paid.
  • No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after they are accepted for the exhibition.
  • All accepted work must arrive between Monday May 24 and Saturday May 29, 2021.
  • Sales: The Berkeley Arts Council will retain a 30% commission on all sales. Works may not be removed during the exhibition.
  • Liability: Although the Berkeley Arts Council will take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the entries in the gallery, the BAC is not responsible for loss of, or damage to, the artwork and the artist is responsible for his/her own insurance if desired.
  • Final Acceptance: The Berkeley Arts Council reserves the right to reject any work that is not consistent with the work presented in the digital entry image, or if the framing or presentation is not adequate.

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