Call for Artists: ‘My Home Town’

Deadline Extended: Monday December 12, 2022 (Midnight)

The Berkeley Arts Council announces My Home Town, a national juried photographic art exhibit.  The exhibit will be on display from Wednesday January 11 to Saturday February 18, 2023. 

Description:  Capturing the essence of a town and its inhabitants, its neighborhoods, architecture, local businesses, the downtown district, etc., brings us a sense of history, memory and nostalgia.  Do you live in a town or community that retains the look and feel of a bygone era?  There is beauty in the small moments of everyday life.  We are looking for your photos that portray the activity in a town of today against a backdrop of earlier times.

Eligibility: 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).

Entries Closed

More details after the break:

Entries: Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works. 

Our Juror: Gary Bergel is a teaching artist on the adjunct faculty of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg, WV.  He teaches courses in Art History (prehistoric to contemporary), Creativity, Color and Design, Digital Photography and he mentors students in Independent Study.  He holds an MA degree in Fine Arts in mixed media, photography, ceramics and installation from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Gary is a multi-disciplinary artist and exhibits his work locally, regionally and nationally.  He has been granted a number of awards, solo exhibitions, and has works in private, university, and regional museum collections.

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. 

Awards: Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention. Total prize fund up to $1,000. 

Deadline for Entries:  Monday December 12, 2022 at Midnight

Notification of Accepted Work: Notification of the juror’s selections will be announced by e-mail and posted on our Web site on or about Saturday December 17, 2022.  Make sure your e-mail address is current in Entrythingy and check your e-mail (including SPAM folder) and our Web site around that time

(See more details on the terms of entry below:

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‘My Home Town’ Exhibit:

Two-dimensional work must be ready for hanging and must not exceed 48 inches in width, including frame. Works on paper must be suitably framed. All entries to be hung must be equipped with wire, (no sawtooth or loop hangers, please).

Entries must be submitted as digital images for jurying. You may submit up to four works to be juried for this exhibit; one image per work.

Terms of Entry for Entrants:

Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last 3 years and have not been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works. 

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. 

No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after they are accepted for the exhibition. 

Commission: The Berkeley Arts Council retains a 30% commission on all sales. Work may not be removed during the exhibit.  Sold work will remain in the gallery until the exhibit closes.

Insurance/Liability: By delivering or shipping your work, you agree that, although the Berkeley Arts Council will take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the work in the gallery, the Berkeley Arts Council is not responsible for loss of or damage to the artwork, and the artist is responsible for his/her own insurance if desired. 

Publicity: The artist grants permission for the Berkeley Arts Council to use submitted images of artwork for promotion and publicity. The Berkeley Arts Council will promote the exhibit through its Web site, e-mail lists, press releases, and social media.

Important Dates: 

Deadline for digital entries:  Monday December 12, 2022 (Midnight). 

Notification of acceptance e-mailed & posted: Saturday December 17, 2022. 

Accepted Works to the Berkeley Art Works: Tuesday 1/3 through Saturday 1/7, 2023. 

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday January 11 – Saturday February 18, 2023. 

Pick Up Work at End of Exhibit: Saturday February 18, 2023 between 3:00 and 4:00pm. 

Return of Shipped Work: Tuesday February 21, 2023.

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