A while ago, I shared a post about submitting my work to exhibits otherwise known as a call for entry. In that post, I explained why I spend the time, money, and emotional energy doing this: 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!
I’ve been up to it again recently. The themes for three calls for entry seemed to fit with some of my work.
Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT had a call for the theme, Capturing the Light. None of the images I submitted were selected for the exhibit, but you can see the final selections here.
The Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs (NVACC) is currently putting together its 8th Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Exhibit. This is a new venue for me but it was appealing because it is in my new home state and because much of my work falls into the category of abstract, so I thought this call for entry would be worth a submission. Do you think any of these six images will be accepted? Results are due this weekend.
The SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC. is also a new venue for me to apply to a call for entry. They currently have a call for the theme Seasons. “Spring is fast approaching and what better time to celebrate the use of color in photography. We usually think of color and seasons to mean landscapes, but this time let’s not limit it to just the landscape, or Spring. All subject matter relating to seasons, digital, analog or alternative methods.” What do you think the chances are for these images? Results will be announced next week.
I recently found this wonderful article by Douglas Beasley, a well-respected photographer, on what it’s like for a juror. It helps put the whole process in perspective for those entering their work.
I’ll let you know next week how my images did in the Abstract and the Seasons exhibits.