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Being There; Black & White Photography

March 31 – May 4, 2019
Entry Deadline: February 15 · Entry Information

A Regional Juried Exhibition of Black and White Photography at Wayne Art Center

Juror: Laurie Beck Peterson

March 31 through May 4


Each photographer may submit online up to 4 photographs in the black and white format created during the years 2014- 2019. This juried show is open to all photography artists who reside in the Mid-Atlantic Region including PA, DE, MD, DC,NJ and NY.

 Juror of Photographs and Awards


Laurie Beck Peterson is a commercial photographer and non-silver printmaker living in Philadelphia. She grew up in Rochester, New York and is a graduate of Syracuse University, studying in both The School of Visual and Performing Arts and The Newhouse School. Following a career as an in-house photographer at The Eastman Kodak Company, she opened her own commercial business in Philadelphia, which she currently runs. For the past 14 years, Laurie has also dedicated herself to building several bodies of work in non-silver photography, revolving around the human figure, nature and pinhole images of architecture.

Currently, Laurie teaches non-silver photography at The University of The Arts and runs gum bichromate workshops privately, as well as through The Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. She is a past board member of First Person Arts. Her work is in the collections of The Eastman School of Music, Solutions for Progress, and Valley Green Bank, as well as many private collections. Her work is featured in the soon to be released book Gum Printing, A Step-By-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice, by Christina Z. Anderson, Focal Press.

Professional affiliations: The Print Center, ASMP, APA, SPE and Fleisher Art Memorial.

Entry Fee
A $45 entry fee is due during the online submission process. A maximum on 4 photo images are allowed per 1 submission. Entrance fees can be made by credit card. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal will be accepted for entry fee payment. Checks made out to Wayne Art Center may be mailed to 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087. The application will not be finalized until the entry fee has been paid.

Online Entry
All entries must be submitted online at www.callforentries.org by midnight (mountain time) on February 15. Photographs images must be high resolution at 3000 pixels in jpg format.

Calendar of Events

Online Submissions Active - December 15 – February 15

Final Deadline of Submissions - Midnight, MT, February 15

Email Notification of Accepted/Declined - February 22

Hand Delivery of Work -  Fri., Mar 22, 9–7pm or Sat. Mar 23,10–4pm

Opening Reception
Sunday, March 31, 3 – 5 pm.
Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery  

Laurie Beck Peterson will select awards and prizes amounting to $1000 that will be presented at the opening reception. The reception is free and open to the public.

All frames must be properly wired for hanging. Wayne Art Center will not hang photographs with damaged frames. Wood and metal frames are acceptable.

All accepted work must be hand delivered and retrieved. No work can be shipped to the Wayne Art Center nor be requested to be shipped for return.

Agreement of Sales
Wayne Art Center reserves the right to use any photographs submitted for print and web promotional purposes as well as the right to determine whether any image does not comply with the mission of the exhibition. Artists retains copyright of submitted photograph and will be credited when photo is used in Wayne Art Center print and web publications.

Wayne Art Center will retain a 40% commission on all sales. Artists will receive payment within 30 days of the close of the exhibition. Sale of work is encouraged.

Insurance and Liability
All works will be insured for the artist’s portion (60%) of the sale price as declared on the online entry form. Once declared, this value cannot be changed. Wayne Art Center will not be responsible for works not claimed by June 1, 2019, Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions in this prospectus.

For questions regarding prospectus and exhibition please contact Patti Hallowell, Exhibition Coordinator at patti@wayneart.org or 610-688-3553, ext. 211. For online submission support, please direct your inquiries to cafe@westaf.org.

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