Center Forward 2018 International Photography Call for Entry and Exhibition

  • April 20, 2018

For seven years Center Forward has featured the best images in contemporary photography and photo-based work. Submit your photographs now for this acclaimed call for entry. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic processes and subjects are eligible for selection and exhibition.

JURORS | The Center’s Executive Director and Curator Hamidah Glasgow in collaboration with Kris Graves. Graves is a publisher and artist. Kris Graves Projects creates limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper. +KGP focuses on current world issues including race, policy, social awareness, science, feminism, and culture. Graves has reviewed at Photolucida + Fotofest.

All selected artists’ work is included in the gallery exhibition and online exhibition complete with artist website links. The Center also provides professional installation images, event press release and social media promotions with an audience of 180,000+ followers internationally. All artists and friends are welcome to celebrate the exhibition with us at the Reception.

JUROR’S AWARD: $400                                 
DIRECTOR’S AWARD: $200                                         
NEW* TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP: To further our goal of inclusivity one artist will receive a need-based scholarship for air travel to Fort Collins, accommodations, and ground transportation. Applications taken after selections announced.

Artists can join us for a one-on-one portfolio reviews with the Juror and our Executive Director. The Center also hosts a private artists-only portfolio share where the artists can show and discuss their work, receive feedback and professional development advice. Exhibiting artists are welcome to join for all or part of the Saturday events. Free for members, $40 for non-members.

ABOUT US | Founded in 2004 by photographers in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals.

Entries Due | May 20, 2018
Notice Of Acceptance | May 30, 2018
Exhibition Dates | September 7-29, 2018
Public + Artists’ Reception | September 7, 2018

MEMBERS | $24 for the three images.
NON-MEMBERS |  $38 for the first three images.
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $7 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

All images are securely submitted online via our website. To submit your images, visit our home page, create a free account or login to your existing account to begin. Further instructions are available on the Call for Entry page.

Image by Robert Calafiore

ELIGIBILITY: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. All sizes and processes including film, plate, digital, alternative, and any combo of are eligible.

EXHIBIT PRINTS: In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and presented image for gallery exhibition. The Center recognizes that some work is non-traditional and the presentation type is integral to the work. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.

ACCEPTANCE NOTICE: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Accepted images will be posted on the Center’s website.

COPYRIGHT AND USE: All submitting artists retain all copyrights to their own images. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions.  Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Images may be placed on social media by The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit.

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