Call for Artists
39th National Juried Photography Exhibition

REQUIREMENTS:

THE LARSON GALLERY
The Larson Gallery is located on the campus of Yakima Valley Community College. Yakima is in the heart of Washington's Wine Country– the same latitude as the great wine-producing regions of France, with magnificent vineyards and 60 wineries in the Yakima Valley appellation. The Larson Gallery was established in 1949 as one of the original buildings on the campus of the then-named Yakima Valley Junior College. The Larson Gallery remains the largest and oldest continually operating non-commercial gallery in Central Washington. Its existence is a partnership between the Larson Gallery, the Larson Gallery Guild a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and Yakima Valley Community College

THE EXHIBITION 
This is a national juried photography exhibition, held every two years.  The 39th National Juried Photography Exhibition is open to all photographers in the United States.  This exhibit is held in the Larson Gallery on the campus of Yakima Valley Community College.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all artists residing in the United States. Only original artwork executed by the artist within the last two years and not previously shown in the Larson Gallery will be considered.

MEDIA 
All photographic processes including

  • Non-traditional materials and/or mixed media
  • Digital images derived from artist's own sources
  • Video up to 5 minutes in length. (Note that we will be only including a total of two video works in the exhibit)

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4 

SUBMISSIONS 
All entries must be submitted via the CaFÉ system, mail-in entries will not be considered. Images must conform to the CaFÉ formatting standards, instructions can be found in the CaFÉ help section. Apply by clicking here.

SETS
Artworks of multiple units are considered as one artwork only when priced, labeled and photographed as one piece.

ABOUT THE JUROR 
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David D. Johnson has been a working fine art photographer and teacher for most of his life. He recently retired after 37 years of teaching photography. David was an associate professor of photography at Pierce College for 11 years, and taught 14 years for the University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education program. In 2002, he received The University of Washington's Teaching Excellence Award in Arts and Humanities.

David has won numerous awards for his photography, including Best of Show at the Larson Gallery's 38th Biennial Exhibition. He has exhibited in 16 one person and 40 group exhibitions in the USA and Italy. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Spazio Nobili Museum and the L'ldioma Gallery in Italy, The Seattle Art Museum, SAFECO Corporation, Coupeville Art Center and Yakima Valley Community College. He has been on the board of Directors for several photographic organizations, serving for 3 years as President and 2 years as Vice President of Programs for the Seattle Art Museum's Photographic Council. In 1993 and 1998 he received their Volunteer of the Year award.

FOR ACCEPTED ENTRIES 
If your work is accepted, you will receive a notification letter which includes shipping instructions and pricing. All accepted work must arrive at the Larson Gallery no later than Friday, February 27, 2015. All work must be ready for installation. All hand-delivered work may be delivered to the Larson Gallery during regular gallery hours February 24 through February 27, 2015. The exhibition closes April 18, 2015. All delivered work must be picked up no later than April 24, 2015. Shipped work must arrive by Friday February 27, 2015 in a sturdy reusable container. Shipped work will be returned via UPS and will be insured for the stated value of the piece(s) unless specified otherwise. Shipped entries must include return shipping fees or the artwork will not be returned to the artist.

RETRIEVAL OF WORK 
The Gallery cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to artwork that has been left more than 30 days following posted deadlines for picking up work. Artwork left longer than 30 days becomes the property of the Larson Gallery Guild.

FEES: $20 per entry. You may submit up to 4 entries.

DEADLINES:
Submissions: January 17, 2015 (MST - Mountain Standard Time)
Notifications: January 27, 2015
Accepted work delivered by: February 27, 2015
Exhibition dates: March 7 - April 18, 2015 (Closed March 23-28, 2015 for spring break)
Reception: March 7, 2014 - 3-5pm