One of the things I do as a fine art photographer is submit images to “calls for entry”. I call it getting my work “out there”. There are many organizations nationally and internationally that publish these calls to invite artists to submit work. Over the past few years, I’ve found a few specific galleries where my work seems to generally fit and I like the way the gallery is run. They have various exhibits throughout the year, usually with some theme. If I have images that I feel fit a certain theme, I will submit to that call for entry.
Entering images provides me with another outlet for my work, a way to have BNF’s (big names in the field) see my work, and to receive some feedback on it, even if that feedback is simply being accepted or not. Having work accepted for an exhibit helps me to build a resume that shows my work has been exhibited at the national level. And it’s just fun!
These two images were exhibited at the A Smith Gallery this year as part of two different shows. Each show at this gallery, as well as many others I submit to, has a different juror for each show, those BNF’s I mentioned earlier.
I thought it might be interesting for you to follow along a bit when I enter one of these calls. The A Smith Gallery has a current call for entry open which the theme, Vistas. I’ve submitted these 8 images. (click on each image to make it larger.)
Do you think any of these will be accepted? If so, which ones? I’ll let you know when I find out.
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