Photography Exhibit: Shedding Light on the Subject
Juried Photography Competition & Exhibition
On View: February 3 – 25, 2018

Deadline: January 12, 2018

CALL FOR ENTRIES The Art Guild invites all artists, 18 years and older (high school students ages 14-18 years may enter in the student category), to submit photographic works for consideration for “Shedding Light on The Subject” a Juried Photography Competition and Exhibition. Light enables photographers to make beautiful and striking images. How do you use light, in all its forms, to shed light on your subject and create compelling visions? We’re looking for creativity and originality – work that reflects your unique approach and style. Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018

Criteria All styles from abstract to realism are welcome. All works must be original. The selection committee’s decision is final. Works to be included in this exhibition must be available from January 28 – February 25, 2018.


Members $30 for up to two entries. 
Non-Members $40 for up to two entries.
High School Students (14-18 years) $15 for up to two entries.
One additional entry: $10 (per person)
Maximum three (3) entries per person

ENTRIES Digital submissions of up to three (3) images via email to or uploaded to our website, should be  between 1 and 3MB each, and between 2,000 and 4,000 pixels on their longest side. Please label your images as follows: artist’s lastname_firstname_entrynumber_title.jpg
(ex: smith_john_1_beachsunset.jpg). 
When images have the same name our database overwrites the image.
Works previously exhibited at The Art Guild Gallery will not be considered. Contact us at 516-304-5797 or with any questions regarding uploading or emailing your images.

SIZE And Framing For uniformity of the exhibit, the minimum photo size is 8” x 10” excluding the mat. The mat must be all white, and the frame must be a dark color. Frame size must not exceed 36” on the longest side. 
Frame MUST be wired securely for hanging, with the wire attached via screw eyes or D-rings to the frame, NOT the backboard. Sawtooth hangers are not allowed. No tape or string on the back. No gallery wraps. Work must be labeled with the title (if any), photographer’s name, street address, phone number, and email address. Matting and framing of your work must comply with the above OR IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  

FINALISTS The Selection Committee will review all entries and notify each artist as to the acceptance of the submitted work. The Art Guild has the right, in its sole discretion, to choose which eligible entries will be accepted to be exhibited. All decisions are final. Artists whose work has been selected will be notified after January 17, 2018.

Delivery of ARTWORK Selected artwork, (ready for display), is to be delivered on the dates indicated below. Please provide a typed bio or artist statement, printed on one side of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of white paper.

AWARDS 1st Place $300 • 2nd Place $200 • 3rd Place $100 • Honorable Mention certificates and Student Award/s (if applicable) will also be awarded.

SALES Artwork may be sold directly by the artist with a suggested donation of 20% of the selling price from the artist to The Art Guild. Note, however, that sales may not be made at the exhibition. All work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibit.

LIABILITY & INSURANCE The Liability Waiver on the entry form must be signed by the artist submitting images for consideration. It is the responsibility of the participating artist to insure or self-insure any work submitted for inclusion in this exhibit.

QUESTIONS Email Please put “Photo Show” in the subject line. 

• DEADLINE: Friday, January 12: Application & images must be received.
• Acceptance/Rejection notification after, Wednesday, January 17
DROP OFF  Entries must be delivered to The Art Guild, 200 Port Washington Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030, at these times.
• Sunday, January 28: 3-5 pm
• Monday, January 29: 5-7 pm

• Saturday, February 3 – Sunday, February 25, 2018
Gallery open Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm & by appointment 
• Saturday, February 3, 3-5 pm – Artist’s Reception & Awards Ceremony

• Sunday, February 25:
3:00 – 5:00 pm (Exhibit Closes)     
• Monday, February 26: 5:00 – 7:00 pm   


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Liability Waiver

I wish to have The Art Guild of Port Washington, Inc., (“TAG”) consider my artwork for exhibition as indicated in this Registration Form, and I acknowledge that TAG has the right, in its sole discretion, to choose the artwork to be exhibited. I also acknowledge that unrelated business or other activities may or will take place at the exhibition location during the exhibition and I assume any risk associated with such activities. I further acknowledge that I have been notified that I should carry my own insurance to be protected against loss, theft or damage to my artwork. I fully understand and agree that the following waiver, release and hold harmless agreement is binding on my heirs, assigns and legal representatives.

In exchange for TAG’s consideration of my artwork, I agree to assume all risks of copying, theft, loss or damage to my artwork in connection with TAG’s decision to exhibit or not exhibit my artwork or in connection with the exhibition of my artwork, for the duration of the exhibition from and including delivery to TAG, through and including pickup, and knowingly and intentionally release, discharge, hold harmless, and agree not to sue TAG, its officers, directors, members, committee personnel, agents or owners and/or lessees of the premises where the exhibition is held (“Released Persons”) from any claim, that I may have or acquire in the future, arising out of my submission of artwork to TAG for its consideration for exhibition, for TAG’s exhibition of my artwork, or while it or I am on the premises where the exhibition is held, for, including but not limited to, copying, theft, loss, or damage to my artwork, personal injury, or death, whether caused intentionally or arising from the negligence of any Released Person, of any other person or any other cause, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

Whether or not any artwork submitted by me is chosen for exhibition, I consent to The Art Guild’s use of any artwork I submit (or an image representing such artwork) in connection with TAG’s communications to prospective members, members and the public.

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If the person whose name appears above is under 18 years old, his / her parent or legal guardian must complete the following:

I am the parent of or legal guardian for the person whose name appears above, and on his / her behalf, join in the above waiver, release and hold harmless. 

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