The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Entry Deadline: Nov. 30

311 E Main St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

The debut of The National coincides with the launching of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s new collecting initiative focusing on contemporary photography, and the Museum’s goal is to develop The National into one of the country’s preeminent exhibitions of photography.

The exhibition is a hybrid invitational and juried exhibition, anchored by photography standouts Julie Blackmon, Sharon Harper, Richard Renaldi, Martina Lopez, and Nick Veasey, as well as the work of dozens of talented photographers from across the country pushing the boundaries of the medium with adventurous techniques and original subject matter.

In terms of aesthetic quality, technical innovation, and cultural relevance, contemporary photography has increasingly proven its dominance as a 21st Century art form. This new biennial exhibition, similar in prestige and quality to FWMoA Contemporary Realism Biennial, will feature prominent invited artists and juried entrants with the intention of showcasing the finest work being created or exhibited in the nation.

All artists whose work is juried into this exhibition will be recognized at the FWMoA website, and in an extended exhibit guide and/or color catalogue. Additionally, juried artists are eligible to receive one of the following prizes:

First Prize: Museum purchase award and a solo exhibition in the coming year
Second Prize: Museum purchase award
4 Juror’s Merit Awards for $500 each

Important Dates
November 30, 2013 Deadline for submission
December 13, 2013 Notification sent to artists
March 1, 2014 Deadline for delivery of artwork
March 29, 2014 Exhibition opens to the public
June 15, 2014 Exhibition closes
July 2014 Return shipping of artwork

Open to all artists who are 18 years or older who reside or have a representing gallery in the United States working in the varied field of Photography.

Only works using photographic processes will be considered
Works must have been created in the last 2 years (2011 to present)
Two-dimensional work should not exceed 72 inches in any direction.
Three-dimensional work should not exceed 150 pounds nor 40 inches in any direction.
All accepted work must be prepared for exhibiting: framed or appropriately prepared for hanging and display (no saw tooth hangers).

Entry Fee
Each artist may submit from 1 to 5 digital images for consideration for a non-refundable entry fee of $45.00.

Requirements for submission
Completed submission form (link at the bottom of this page)
Images for consideration must be submitted digitally using the link below (if you are having problems please contact us)
Digital images should be in JPEG format and named as such: LastName_FirstName_01Title.jpg.
Pixel size should be no larger than 1500 x 2100; images no larger than 3 MB; resolution approximately 300 dpi.
No entries in prepared presentation/slideshow programs (Powerpoint, PDF, etc) will be considered.
Selection of individual works for the exhibition and catalogue will be made from submitted images only.
Online payment, check, or money order made payable to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Note: application will not be processed until payment is completed either online or received in the mail.

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