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Call for Photographers

40th National Juried Photography Exhibition

This is a national juried photography exhibition, held every two years.  The 40th National Juried Photography Exhibition is open to all photographers in the United States.  This exhibit is held in the Larson Gallery on the campus of Yakima Valley College.

THE LARSON GALLERY
The Larson Gallery is located on the campus of Yakima Valley College. Yakima is in the heart of Washington’s Wine Country– the same latitude as the great wine-producing regions of France, with magnificent vineyards and 60 wineries in the Yakima Valley appellation. The Larson Gallery was established in 1949 as one of the original buildings on the campus of the then-named Yakima Valley Junior College. The Larson Gallery remains the largest and oldest continually operating non-commercial gallery in Central Washington. Its existence is a partnership between the Larson Gallery, the Larson Gallery Guild, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and Yakima Valley College

THE EXHIBITION
This is a national juried photography exhibition, held every two years.  The 40th National Juried Photography Exhibition is open to all photographers in the United States.  This exhibit is held in the Larson Gallery on the campus of Yakima Valley College.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all artists residing in the United States. Only original artwork executed by the artist within the last two years and not previously shown in the Larson Gallery will be considered.

MEDIA
All photographic processes including

  • Non-traditional materials and/or mixed media
  • Digital images derived from artist’s own sources
  • Video up to 5 minutes in length. (Note that we will be only including a total of two video works in the exhibit)

SUBMISSIONS
All entries must be submitted via the CaFE system, mail-in entries will not be considered. Images must conform to the CaFE formatting standards, instructions can be found in the CaFE help section.

SETS
Artworks of multiple units are considered as one artwork only when priced, labeled and photographed as one piece.

ABOUT THE JUROR 
Julia Dolan: Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum

Born in Buffalo and raised in Montreal. She studied photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, art history at Pennsylvania State University, and then at Boston University, where she completed her doctorate on the industrial era photography of Lewis Hine.  Before her three-year fellowship in Philadelphia, Dolan worked at smaller museums, including the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Mass., and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.

Her experience as a prestigious fellow at the much bigger Philadelphia museum was the perfect way to learn her craft, she says. She curated or co-curated three shows in her three years there, including an exhibit on Ansel Adams, and she dealt with a larger staff and a collection of roughly 30,000 photographic works that will make Portland’s seem more manageable.

FOR ACCEPTED ENTRIES
If your work is accepted, you will receive a notification letter which includes shipping instructions and pricing. All accepted work must arrive at the Larson Gallery no later than Saturday, February 25, 2017. All work must be ready for installation. All hand-delivered work may be delivered to the Larson Gallery during regular gallery hours February 21 through February 25, 2017. The exhibition closes April 15, 2017. All delivered work must be picked up no later than April 21, 2017. Shipped work must arrive by Friday February 24, 2017 in a sturdy reusable container. Shipped work will be returned via UPS and will be insured for the stated value of the piece(s) unless specified otherwise. Shipped entries must include return shipping fees or the artwork will not be returned to the artist.

RETRIEVAL OF WORK
The Gallery cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to artwork that has been left more than 30 days following posted deadlines for picking up work. Artwork left longer than 30 days becomes the property of the Larson Gallery Guild.

FEES: $20 per media item. You may submit up to 4 media items per entry.

DEADLINES:
Submissions: February 2, 2017 (11:59PM MST – Mountain Standard Time)
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Notifications: February 8, 2017
Accepted work delivered by: February 25, 2017
Exhibition dates: March 9 – April 15, 2017 (Closed March 21-29, 2017 for spring break)
Reception: March 9, 2017 – 5-7pm