Juried Group Photo Exhibit

  • December 20, 2013 · 11:45 PM

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
The Somerset Photography Meetup Group has secured space for a juried group photo exhibit at the Adult Day Center of Somerset County in Bridgewater. The exhibit will open Feb. 10, 2014 and will hang through March 31. The application deadline is Dec. 20.

SHOW OVERVIEW
This show is for all levels of photographers to display their photos in a public exhibit that will kick off with an opening reception.

Photographers may submit up to three photos for possible inclusion in the show. A jury will select up to 40 for the show. Notices will be sent to everyone who submits on Dec. 23 letting you know whether your images were selected. You then have until Jan. 31 to have a print made, matted, framed and delivered to the Adult Day Center.

All prints should be at least 8”X10” and frames should be at least 16”X20” and no larger than 36” on the longest side. Frames can be metal or wood and must include a wire for hanging. Improperly framed photos will not be accepted. I can provide tips and suggestions on where to get photos framed or how to do it yourself. If you are unsure how to frame your photo, ask me before you get the print made.

The photographer’s name, hometown, photo title and selling price will be displayed adjacent to each photo. If the photo sells, you are responsible for collecting the money and the print will be available to the buyer at the end of the show. I (not the Adult Day Center) ask that you donate at least 20% of sales to the Center. Selling your photo is not required.

There is no theme for the show, but no nudes or inappropriate photos will be included.

The Adult Day Center of Somerset County is a non-profit agency that cares for adults during the day, benefiting both the elderly and their caregivers. They recently moved into a beautiful, new facility on East Main St. in Bridgewater next to the Somerset Patriots baseball stadium. They designed their hallways with art exhibits in mind so they can be viewed by clients and the public.

The utmost care will be taken with your photograph and frame, but the Adult Day Center of Somerset County nor the Somerset Photography Meetup Group are responsible for any damage to your photo or frame before, during or after the exhibit.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Jury fee is $25.00. A jury fee is an entry fee. $20.00 will go directly to the Adult Day Center (this fee is not something required or suggested by the Adult Day Center, it is my way to raise a little money for them). The remaining $5.00 will be used for the opening reception and meetup expenses. For each fee of $25, members may submit up to three photos. Membership in the meetup group is free. After submitting the jury fee, you will be given information directing you where to send your photo entry.

For more information and to enter, go to http://lorenphotos.com/photo-exhibit-at-the-adult-day-center/

IMPORTANT DATES:
Dec. 20: Application Deadline
Dec. 23: Notifications Sent
Jan. 28-31: Photographers can drop off framed work ready for hanging.
Feb. 10: Show opening, 6-8 p.m., light refreshments and appetizers will be served!
March 31: Show ends
April 1-4: Pick up your photos

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  • Elizabeth

    Loren, I have black ink stamp that identifies me as the photographer. Should I stamp directly on the back of
    the photo or stamp a label and stick on the back of photo?

    January 28, 2014

    • Loren F.

      It really doesn't matter, as long as it can be seen from the back of the frame. Information labels will be on the wall beside each framed print.

      January 28, 2014

    • Elizabeth

      Thank you.

      January 28, 2014

  • Ray F.

    Loren, Are there any specific labeling instructions for the framed photos?

    January 11, 2014

    • Loren F.

      Just make sure your name and photo name is on the back or in your delivery package. You don't need anything on the front. There will labels beside each photo with photographer's name, home town, photo name and price.

      January 11, 2014

  • Loren F.

    If you weren't redirected to a page with instructions on where to send photos after making the payment on PayPal, send me an email.

    December 17, 2013

  • Gwynne

    Me too (sent payment -waiting to hear)

    December 17, 2013

  • Terry

    Loren, I sent a PayPal payment to you for the exhibit but haven't heard back. Content me through Meetup as to where I should send my images for judging.

    December 16, 2013

  • Ellen

    Hi Loren, I am very interested in participating in this. Thank you very much for organizing this! Do I email the pictures to you?

    December 14, 2013

  • John R. A.

    Loren I am interested but the timing is really bad for me with end of year and holidays.

    December 14, 2013

    • Loren F.

      John, all you need to do now is sign up and seen digital files. You don't need to have prints made until the end of Jan.

      December 14, 2013

  • Loren F.

    After our meeting last night, something hit me that needs to be clarified. I don't plan on hanging the three best photos from the 12 best photographers. I hope to get as many people involved in the show as possible, so there will be photos hanging that are not as good as the second or third shot other photographers submitted. I'd love to have one picture hanging from 40 photographers. So don't be shy or feel self-doubt, we all do, this is an event that is fun to be part of and if you submit photos you will learn from the experience.

    December 4, 2013

  • Loren F.

    I wrote a post on my blog about how to get your photos ready and suggestions for framing and matting. http://lorenphotos.com/2013/12/preparing-your-photo-for-an-exhibit/

    December 2, 2013

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