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Deadline: May 3rd, 2015
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $30 for three pieces and $10 for each additional entry.

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

1st International Open Call Photography Show


pmfa_logo_over_gray_150x60px Call for Entries
Peter Miller Fine Art (PMFA) photography gallery seeks a broad range of exhibition-ready work from established and emerging photographers for its 1st International Open Call juried show, May 21 - June 12, 2015, juried by Rob Van Petten.

We want to hear (and see) your story, what drives, motivates, and inspires your creative process. All photo-based printed images are welcome. There is no limitation to subject matter or technique. All entries will be anonymously reviewed and judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.

Eligibilty
PMFA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Artwork must be photography-based and limited to a maximum height or width (including the frame) of 40 inches. Photographers must be age 18 or older.

Dates
Show dates: May 21 – June 12, 2015
Entry deadline: May 3, 2015, 11:59 pm MDT
Awards reception: Thursday May 21, 5 to 7pm

Fees
$30 for three pieces and $10 for each additional entry. Limit of 6 entries per person. Online submission and fees are handled only through CAFÉ (CallforEntry.org), a free and easy-to-use online application system. Entry fees are non-refundable.

How to Enter
1. Select 3 (and up to 6) images. Save each file as JPG, highest quality, sRGB color space, 1920 pixels on the longest side, and file size less than 5 megabytes. All entries will be anonymously reviewed, so name the file whatever you like but do not include your name within.
2. Go to CAFÈ (https://www.callforentry.org) and complete your entry before 11:59pm (Mountain Time) on May 3, 2015.

Notification of Acceptance
All applicants will be notified by email on May 6, 2015. A list of accepted artists will be posted on the PMFA website.

Accepted Photographs for Exhibition
Artwork can be hand delivered to the gallery May 16 and 17 from 1 to 4pm. Shipped artwork should arrive between Friday May 15 and Monday May 18, 2015.

All work submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed professionally with either glass or plexi, and be wired with D-rings and ready to hang. PMFA recognizes that some work is non-traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. Prints on aluminum, wood, or other alternative material are acceptable. The maximum height or width including the frame must not exceed 40 inches.

Photographs not suitably prepared will be excluded. Once unpacked at the gallery framed photographs may be evaluated once again. Printing excellence, mounting and framing qualities of each piece will be taken into account. Do not use sawtooth hangers, exposed glass edges, or cleats. Work not properly framed or damaged in shipment may not be exhibited.

Print Service
Distant photographers can use our print service to avoid shipping costs and mailing problems for accepted images. We print images at a good size to maximize impact at exhibition. The process is easy:
1. Save your file at 300dpi at one of the standard image sizes below (next page). Save as JPG maximum quality, file size less than 20MB.
2. Email the file to PMFA. Write “print service and [your name]” in the subject line of your email.
3. PMFA will email you a PayPal invoice for $40 per print.
4. Promptly send payment for the invoice so we can print, frame, and hang your image in time for the show.
After the exhibit all print-service prints remain available for viewing at the gallery. At your request we can ship the print to you after the show has concluded (contiguous 48 states USA only).

Print service image sizes at 300dpi:
12 x 16 inches (3:4 aspect)
14 x 14 inches (Square)
11 x 16.5 inches (2:3 aspect)
All prints have additional white border all around and will be displayed in professional black frames behind acrylic.

Artist Dates
Entry deadline: May 3, 2015, 11:59 pm MDT
Notice of acceptance: May 6 , 2015
Artwork received May 16 and 17 from 1 to 4pm
Shipped artwork received up to May 18 at 4pm
Awards reception: Thursday May 21, 5 to 7pm
Gallery Night: Thursday May 21, 5 to 9pm
Show closes: June 12
Artwork pickup: June 13 from 1 to 4pm
Any pieces not picked up after June 13 may be donated to charity.

Shipping
Artists who choose to ship selected works will be responsible for supplying a pre-paid return shipping label. Shipped artwork must be received by May 18, 2015. Address to:
Peter Miller Fine Art
118 North Main Street, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 225-6792
email: peter@petermillerfineart.com

Sales, Commission, and No Sales Tax
All work accepted for gallery exhibition must be for sale. PMFA will retain a 30% commission on the sale of any work. Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist within 30 days of the close of the show. All photographs must be signed by the artist. The sale of signed, original, limited edition artwork in the state of Rhode Island is sales tax free.

About the Juror
Rob Van Petten grew up in a Navy family and traveled extensively. He began documenting family travels in Japan at age 10. At 12 he borrowed his father’s Nikon and never gave it back.

After completing his degree in photojournalism from Boston University, Rob continued traveling the world creating brand images for Gillette, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Etonic, Rockport, Levi’s, Bose, Kodak, and Polaroid, among others. Rob then specialized in fashion images including Reebok, Proctor & Gamble, Talbots, Clairol, Converse, A & E TV, Time Life and Warner Bros. He has worked on the introductory promotional campaigns for the Nikon D3x and the D800 cameras.

Over the past 30 years Rob has won numerous Communications Arts, Art Directors Club, and Andy Awards. He has been featured in Photo District News, American Photo, Petersen’s Photographic, Studio Photography & Design, and Digital Photo Pro. He has endorsements with Nikon, Dyna-lite and several other photographic equipment manufacturers.

Rob is an avid photo educator and speaker. He was Director of the Photography Program at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. Rob speaks regularly on digital imaging topics for the Mentor Series, the Photo Plus Expo, and PMA. Recently his articles have appeared in Nikon World, Digital Photo Pro, and My Nikon World on Facebook. He is also a moderator of the Nikon Digital Learning Center on Flickr.

Rob is convinced that the power of photography is a force to implement global cultural tolerance.

You can see Rob’s images at his website.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Prizes
• Best of show $300
• 2nd place $200
• 3rd place $100
Prizes are awarded as gift cards from Hunts Photo & Video (Providence, Boston, and other locations and online)
ELIGIBILITY: Worldwide Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use.
USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting images you are giving Peter Miller Fine Art (PMFA) the right to use the images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and for reproduction online. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the PMFA. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Submitting artists will be added to PMFA’s email subscriber list. They may opt out using a link on each email at any time.

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