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Eligibility: Open to all photographers working in traditional, digital or combination of both. Entry and judging categories: Monochrome and Color photography. No photographs previously shown at the Guild will be accepted.
Submittal: Entries must be submitted online and will be judged as such (see above for link). Up to 3 images may be submitted. Based on the judges' decision and subject to exhibit space availability, all of your entries may be accepted.
Each entry uploaded must be in the JPG format (sRGB color space for color images) with 1000 pixels on the longest side and image resolution of 72 ppi. Artist’s initials or name identification must not be visible in the JPG.
Name your JPG entries as follows:
Acceptance: On February 24 a list of artists and artwork conditionally accepted* into the exhibit will be posted on the Guild's website at www.guildofcreativeart.org.
*Final acceptance is contingent on the JPG you submitted being an accurate representation of the work you deliver, have excellent print quality, and meet all of the requirements described in this Prospectus.
Delivery of Conditionally Accepted Artwork: All work must be hand delivered to the Guild on Wednesday, February 26, between noon and 7 pm. Works must not exceed 48" on any side (including multi-panel works.) Works must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. No alligator clips or table top frames allowed. Framed pieces over 36 inches in any direction (including the frame outer dimensions) normally displayed under glass must have Plexiglas instead of glass. Wraparound canvas must be printed on all sides, without staples. Work intended to be hung on the walls shall not exceed a maximum weight of 25 pounds. Non-conforming work will be rejected at the discretion of the receiving committee. All artwork must be for sale and remain until the show ends. The Guild receives a 33 1/3 % commission on all sales.
Insurance: Please note: The Guild of Creative Art specifically disclaims any liability for the loss, damage, or theft of any artwork exhibited or stored on its premises. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work from delivery to pick-up and return to artist.
Judges: Robert & Elisabeth McKay - they own and operate the McKay Imaging Photography Studio and Gallery in Red Bank, New Jersey. Click HERE for their bio & statement.
Awards: Best in Show - $300; Best in Category (Monochrome, Color) - $200 each category; Honorable Mention medals; Guild Award for Artistic Innovation - $100; a special memorial award in remembrance of Al Goldstein sponsored by Frame to PLease of Red Bank, NJ - $100 gift certificate; additional merit awards to be considered for: macro, landscape, people, places, botanical, animals & still life. All award winners will receive medals. The judges will make awards based on the actual framed artwork submitted, not on the JPG.
End of Show Pick-Up: Wednesday, April 2, noon - 7 pm. There will be a $2.00 per day charge for late pick-up of artwork at end of show. Works remaining 30 days in storage will be donated to charity. No exceptions.