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Milford Photo Expo – Artist Call

Prospectus & Submission Form

Submissions due Friday, March 7 at Midnight.

Artist Call,

Season Exhibits,

Visual Arts

Theme

Our yearly collaboration with Milford Photo welcomes photographers of all experience levels.   There is no specific theme or subject for this show.  The choice is yours.  Original photographs or photographically derived work are accepted. Works may be created with a digital or a traditional film process.   AI works are NOT eligible.

Opening Reception

Thursday, January 25, 6-8PM

Gallery Exhibit Dates

  • Location:   MAC Gallery – Downtown – for exhibit, opening reception, works intake and works pickup
  • Gallery Hours:
    • Tuesdays – Fridays, March 28 – May 30, 12-4PM
  • Works Pick Up:
    • Friday, May 30,  4-6pm
    • Saturday, May 31,  10 – Noon.

Eligibility

  • Work must be original with the artist’s own concept and design.   AI works are NOT eligible.
  • By submitting work to this exhibit you are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement.
    Milford Arts Council will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of any image.
  • Work must have been created in the past three years and not previously exhibited at the Milford Arts Council Galleries.
  • Only 2-dimensional photographs or photographically-derived works are accepted. Works may be created with a digital or a traditional film process.

 

Submission Guidelines

  • Artists may submit up to two (2) items.
  • The first item submitted is guaranteed to be accepted for the show.
  • The second item submitted will be juried for space available.
  • Entry fee: $20 1st item / $10 for the 2nd item.
  • All submissions are accepted via our online form. The link to the form and instructions follow below.
  • All 2-dimensional works must be wired for hanging safely and securely from our walls, or they will not be accepted.
  • No clip frames, saw-tooth hangers, French cleats or brackets will be accepted.
  • Wire your 2D art as shown in the photo in this section.
  • Art work cannot exceed 36” in width or a total area of 8 square feet, including frame.
    • Contact the office for any exemption to this requirement.
  • No work can weigh over 20 pounds.
  • Photography must be framed and mounted under glass or plexiglass.
    • Note that we also accept mounted work, wired unframed work, and framed work (like oils) with no glass.


Awards 

  • Judge(s) select the award winners based upon their interpretation of creativity, photographic excellence, and ability to evoke reaction.
  • Awards will be certificates to Milford Photo; good towards equipment, products, printing and more.
    • Best in Show  $300
    • 1st Place Color  $150
    • 1st Place Black & White  $150
    • 2nd Place Color  $100
    • 2nd Place Black & White  $100
    • Honorable Mention (4) $50
  • Award winners will be notified prior to the Opening Reception
  • The judge will announce the winners publicly at the Opening Reception

Sales

  • Sales will be handled by MAC staff. CT State tax applies to all sales.
  • MAC receives a 30% commission on all sales.

Jury Acceptance

  • The first submission by each entrant will be accepted automatically, with the following provisions:
    • the item was submitted by the deadline
    • the entry fee has been paid
    • the work meets the physical submission requirements
  • The second item submitted by each entrant will be juried for acceptance based on traditional artistic expectations.
  • Jury notifications are emailed to everyone who submitted work for consideration, whether accepted or not.
    • Notification emails are sent from visualarts@milfordarts.org.
    • We recommend that you add this address to your contacts list so that the notice does not go into spam or some other non-monitored folder.
    • These emails are sent to the address you enter on your submission form. Please check spelling.
  • The jury selects submitted works for acceptance based on expectations described in this prospectus – which may include theme, size, media, among others.

Delivering Your Work

  • Wire your 2D works securely and according to the best practices photo shown above.
  • Include two tags, taped to each submitted work, listing: Title, Artist, Phone number & Price (NSF ok).
  • If shipping artwork to be hung in the exhibit, please notify the office prior to shipment. You will be asked to include a prepaid return shipping label including any insurance coverage. Artwork will be packaged as safely as possible in the original shipping materials, unless other materials are provided.

Online Submission Form / Instructions

  • Start the Form – Click the button below to open the submission form.
    • We use Google Forms to capture the data for the entry form. Google requires that you sign-in to your Google account for security purposes.
    • This sign-in is just to access the form. Once the form is open for entry, you will be asked to enter an email address. This email address is the one we will use to contact you about acceptance or any other details about the exhibit that might come up.
  • Section 1: Enter your contact information
    • Your email address is critical. Use one that you monitor often.
      Ensure you’ve spelled it correctly.
    • Include a phone number. We may call or text if we need to reach you quickly, or email fails.
  • Section 2: Upload images and details of your work
    • Note that photos are used for acceptance by the jury.
    • Both the picture and and measurements should include the entire display(if 3-D) or 2-D with frame.
    • File formats accepted: JPEG, PNG, HEIC, WebP
    • Your photo file should be named in this format: LastName_FirstName_Number_Title.
    • Provide details about the work: Title, Medium, Size (including frame & matte), Price
    • Optional but very helpful to visitors and patrons, add your artist statement about the item.
    • Photo hints – see this website for helpful information Here is a website.
  • Section 3: Terms of Entry / Disclaimers
    • Please read the Terms of Entry and all disclaimers thoroughly and carefully before submitting the form.
    • Submit the form.
    • A submission confirmation page will appear with payment links
  • Use the links on the confirmation page to pay for your submission(s).
    • There are two links. Use the one corresponding to the number of entries submitted – 1 or 2 works.
    • When you reach our shopping cart page, be sure to log in if you are a member, to get your submission discount.

Alternate Online Payment Links

If you did not pay your submission fee from the Submission Form confirmation page, you can pay your fees online at our website shopping cart. Click the appropriate link for the number of items you submitted: 1 or 2.

General Terms of Entry for MAC Exhibits

For juried exhibits, artwork is selected through a competitive process. Artists submit images and information for the artworks they hope will be selected by the juror. A non-refundable fee, (required for many MAC exhibits), must be paid to be included in the jury selection process.

Reasonable care and precautions are taken for the safe custody of works of art deposited at MAC galleries. Works of art can, however, only be received in the gallery on condition that neither the MAC nor its staff shall be liable for any loss or damage to works of art, which might occur while they are in the gallery or in transit.

It is the responsibility of the artist to deliver accepted work(s) according to the specifications of the prospectus (media type, dimension limits, etc.) and to ensure that all works are properly and safely wired for hanging upon delivery to a MAC gallery. The MAC reserves the right to request complying changes or to reject the work(s) on delivery.

Deposited artwork that is not picked up within 30 days of scheduled artist pickup date will become property of the MAC.

The Milford Arts Council receives a 30% commission fee on all work sold through exhibits, please price accordingly.

Questions
Call 203-878-6647 (Tues-Fri) or email visualarts@milfordarts.org.

Many thanks to our sponsor for their continued support

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