"Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts"

The National Juried Photography Exhibition at The Blue Ridge Arts Center opens on March 17, 2023 and closes on April 21. The exhibition is open to all photographers in the United States. This exhibit is held in the Blue Ridge Arts Center’s Main Gallery, located at 111 E. South Second Street in Seneca, South Carolina.

2023 JUROR: RICK HALEY

Rick Haley is a contemporary landscape and nature photographer who has refined his craft over the last 45 years. Based in Northern California near the San Francisco Bay Area, Rick has worked as a Photographic Workshop and Darkroom Instructor, specializing in Zone System Photography. As a guest speaker for the Arts and Photographic department of Solano College, Rick regularly offered advice and support for aspiring artists as they began to navigate professional, commercial and fine art photography. Rick acted as a test consultant for Ciba-Geigy where he provided feedback on the Cibachrome printing process. Rick Haley is best known for his large format black and white images and his unique printing style; however, he is also highly respected for his broad technical photographic expertise. Rick’s images have been displayed across Northern California, including at the Dynasty Fine Art Galleries of Union Street in San Francisco and Danville, California. Now retired, Rick continues to enjoy his love for photography and regularly travels across the West and Southwestern regions of the United States in search of landscape images.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all artists residing in the United States. Only original artwork executed by the artist within the last three years and not previously shown in The Blue Ridge Arts Center’s Main Gallery will be considered. Finished size including framing not to exceed 30×40 inches. BRAC reserves the right to reject offensive or controversial content.

ENTRY FEE

  • General Entry: $35.00
  • BRAC Members: $30.00

Entry fee covers up to 3 entries and is due when entry is submitted online. Entry fee is non-refundable. Proceeds fund BRAC operating expenses.

MEDIA

All photographic processes are welcome, including:

  • Non-traditional materials and/or mixed media
  • Digital images derived from the artist’s own sources

AWARDS

  • Best in Show: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $150
  • Honorable Mention (2): $75

SALES

  • Artists may offer their work for sale.
  • BRAC will retain a 35% sales commission.
  • Work must remain for the duration of the show. No early pick-ups.

QUESTIONS

  • Contact Larry Bennett
  • Phone: 561-889-9215
  • Email: larrybennett12@icloud.com

EXHIBITION TIMELINE

Deadline for Submissions:

Jury Notification:

All artists (accepted and non-accepted) will be notified via email and a list of accepted artwork will be posted online.

  • Saturday, February 28

Exhibition on View:

  • RECEPTION: March 17 (5:30-7:00 pm)
  • ON VIEW: March 18 – April 21, 2023
    • Wednesday-Friday: 1:00-4:00pm
    • Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

FOR ACCEPTED ENTRIES

If your work is accepted, you will receive a notification by email by February 25, which will include delivery instructions. All work must be ready for installation with wire hanger attached.

Hand-delivered work may be dropped off at Blue Ridge Arts Center on Friday, March 10 (1-4pm) or Saturday, March 11 (10am-1pm). Shipped work must arrive at the Blue Ridge Arts Center no later than Saturday, March 11 in a sturdy, reusable container. Call 561-889-9215 to discuss possible printing of your image locally to avoid shipping.

RETRIEVAL OF WORK

The exhibition closes April 21. Hand-delivered work must be picked up on Saturday, April 22 (10am-4pm). 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 UPS shipping fees/label or the artwork will not be returned to the artist.

Artwork left longer than 30 days becomes the property of the Blue Ridge Arts Center.