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Deadline: March 9th, 2015
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $33 to enter three entries, $8 each additional entry

Umencia Portrait Photo Contest

NVAL 2015 International Juried Photography Show

International-Photo-Show-Logo-2-x-2 TOTAL AWARDS $3250 – First Place $1500 – Gallery Exhibit – 140 images to be selected by Juror Thom Sempere, Executive Director of PhotoAlliance in San Francisco.

The GALLERY EXHIBIT will be for the month of May 2015 at the North Valley Art League Carter House Gallery in Redding, CA. Our purpose is to professionally exhibit your unique artwork for patrons to view, appreciate and purchase. The gallery is located in Caldwell Park, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003, and fronts on the banks of the Sacramento River as it runs through the heart of Redding. It is adjacent to major recreational sites, attracting local and tourist foot traffic.

NORTH VALLEY ART LEAGUE is a non-profit, all volunteer organization. Your entry fees cover the prize money and other expenses of running the photography show. Any remaining monies help fund the operating expenses of the NVAL Carter House Gallery so that we can continue our goal of furthering the visual arts in the Northern California region.

This show is open to all photographers. All forms of photographic expression are encouraged: from film-based to digital capture — black and white darkroom to digital manipulation and alternative processing — montages to hand-colored photographs. All entries must be the entrant’s original work, i.e. the capture of the image as well as dark room and digital processing. This does not preclude the use of professional labs for printing, resizing, and film development.

ACCEPTANCE — There will be two categories of Acceptance, Gold Selections and Silver Selections

• Gold Selections – 90 images: Only Gold Selection images are eligible for award. They will be exhibited at our spacious Carter House Gallery and also on the NVAL website NOTE: Only work submitted for the Carter House Gallery Exhibit is eligible for award.

• Silver Selections – 50 images: These images will be included in the Carter House Gallery exhibit as a digital slide show and on the NVAL website, but are not eligible for cash award.

NVAL offers several PRINTNG/FRAMING OPTIONS allowing for Substantial Savings on exhibiting costs.

JUROR: Thom Sempere, Executive Director of PhotoAlliance in San Francisco, has been actively involved in the photography community in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1977 as an artist, educator, curator and arts administrator. He is also currently a visiting faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute and a lecturer in the Continuing Studies program at Stanford University, teaching photography.

His work in curatorial and arts administration began in 1983 in Seattle, as curator of the Joseph and Elaine Monsen Collection of Photography, and later as Director of Education and Exhibitions at the Photographic Center Northwest. Subsequently, he worked ten years at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. His photographs are in the permanent collection at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and have been exhibited in venues across the Untied States as well as in China.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS and to ENTER go to the link provided to the show Prospectus

QUESTIONS: Contact show co-chairs, Bernie & Charlotte Bryson
Email: [email protected]



Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: TOTAL AWARDS - $3250, First Place $1500, Second Place - 2 at $500, Third Place - 3 at $250, Merit Awards to the awarded at the Juror's discretion
Gallery Exhibit ELIGIBILITY: International / All ages Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: COPYRIGHT: Entrants retain copyright of all their submitted images, subject to the NVAL Use Rights listed below. USAGE RIGHTS: USE RIGHTS: By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the North Valley Art League the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing the North Valley Art League’s programs and subsequent display on the NVAL website gallery exhibits. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from NVAL. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use.

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