North Valley Art League
Carter House Gallery & Gift Shop

 

 

 

NVAL 2014 INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
“Photography: The Full Spectrum”
April 29 – May 31, 2014
Carter House Gallery,
48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003

 

PROSPECTUS 

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
To Enter Scroll to the bottom of the Prospectus               Printable Version Click Here
                                        

ELIGIBILITY
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. Images previously accepted into a NVAL International Juried Photography Show are not eligible.

EXHIBITION
Our purpose is to professionally exhibit your unique artwork in our gallery for patrons to view, appreciate and purchase. Approximately 80 images will be exhibited at our spacious Carter House Gallery and also on the NVAL website. 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, consequently attracting local and tourist foot traffic.

The 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.

 
 AWARDS - TOTAL $3650   SHOW CALENDAR  
   
 First Place - $1500  Entry Deadline  March 10, 2014,  11:59 pm  PDT
 Second Place - 2 at $500  Notice of acceptance  March 24 -25, 2014
 Third Place - 3 at $250   Shipped artwork due      See Printing/Framing Options
 Honorable Mention - 4 at $100  Hand-delivered work due        April 22 - 26, 2014
 Exhibit at the NVAL Carter House Gallery              Show Opens  April 29, 2014
 And online Exhibit at our website  Reception and awards  May 3, 2014,  6 - 8 pm
   Show Closes  May 31, 2014
   Pick up unsold work  May 31, 2014,  2 - 4 pm
   Shipping of unsold work  June 2 - 9, 2014


Only work submitted for the Carter House Gallery Exhibit is eligible for awards

NEW! NVAL is offering several Printing/Framing options allowing for SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS ON EXHIBITING costs. See more under PRINTING/FRAMING REQUIREMENTS.

JUROR – Crista Dix
 
We are very proud to have as our juror, Crista Dix, the Founder and Director of
WALL  SPACE GALLERY originally opened in Seattle, Washington and now transplanted to Santa Barbara, California. Starting in this creative field as a photographer, collector and lover of the visual image, Crista decided to put down her camera and utilize her years of business management to help promote photographers and photography. With a background in science, business and creative arts, she has created a gallery space that celebrates artists' vision. Ms. Dix has been a member of numerous panels and discussions on photography and photographic process and juried many creative competitions. She has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Chicago and New Orleans.

WALL  SPACE
operates two locations. The main gallery is located in Santa Barbara, California, with an exhibition space wall located in the South Lake Union district of Seattle, Washington – www.space@Utina. The gallery also participates in art fairs nationally, maintains an
artist blog called the Flat File, highlighting photographic artists from across the country, and hosts a series of artist talks called Open Studio, featuring local artists, and artists of note in the community.

ENTRY FEES -- ALL ENTRIES WILL BE SUBMITTED ONLINE (see instructions last page)
• $33 to enter three entries
• $8 for each additional entry
• No limit on the number of submittals per entrant
• THE NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD
• Images will be juried in electronic format as submitted, with final jurying for awards based on the framed prints presented for the Carter House Gallery exhibit.

ACCEPTANCE NOTICE: Everyone who enters will receive an email notification regarding acceptance or non-acceptance by March 25. Detailed instructions for delivery, shipping, and artwork identification will be detailed in the acceptance notice.

PRINTING/FRAMING REQUIREMENTS

All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed either professionally or in a professional manner. Simple dark framing with white or off-white matting is recommended. Artists doing their own printing and framing must submit work ready to hang. Maximum frame dimension is 40” on any side and maximum weight is 12 pounds. NVAL hangs with cable hooks, so please use only
frame hangers, D-rings or split rings for your hanging hardware.

If the framed print does not substantially meet the appearance of the JPEG entry, or if the print quality, matting or framing are not suitable quality for gallery presentation, the NVAL may ask the artist to replace whichever element is not suitable. If the artist is unwilling to meet these standards, the NVAL reserves the right to replace the entry with another work selected by the juror. 

          LOCAL PROFESSIONAL PRINTING AND FRAMING can be arranged.
          We offer several options to make framing and shipping more affordable. 


NEW! NVAL is offering several Printing/Framing options allowing for SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS ON EXHIBITING costs.   CLICK HERE for DETAILS


SALE OF ARTWORK: There will be a 20 percent commission charged by the gallery on any piece that is sold. California sales tax will be collected.

COPYRIGHT: Entrants retain copyright of all their submitted images, subject to the NVAL Use Rights listed below.

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.

NVAL/GALLERY LIABILITY and INSURANCE: Artists are solely responsible for the cost, care, protection, and insurance of their work during shipment to and from the Carter House Gallery. For exhibited work, the North Valley Art League’s responsibility and liability for any damage or loss for whatever reason will be limited to the cost of printing and framing of the particular piece. Every care will be taken to secure the safety of all exhibited works of art.

TO PREPARE YOUR IMAGES FOR ONLINE ENTRY PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA 

JPEG format

File size no larger than 2 MB

SRGB color space is recommended for the most accurate web version of your images. 
Ideally the longest side should be 1,280 pixels or GREATER. If your image is LESS than 800 pixels on the longest side, you may want to resize it using the original, larger file. If you do not have the original larger file, do not try to upsize your image. You are better off submitting an image as small as 600 pixels on the longest side than to distort the quality of the image by trying to increase the pixel dimension.

Please do not use your name in the title or filename. Make sure that your file name (not the title) does not include special characters: ‘ “ ; : { } \ / or any of the characters found above the numbers (@, #, *, etc.) except the underscore and dash.


TIPS ON USING OUR ONLINE ENTRY SERVICE

Entrants entering for the first time will need to create a new account, if they have not already done so for another organization using the same online entry service. Entrants only need one account for all competitions/organizations using this service.

Once you set up your account, you will be asked to select the NVAL 2014 International Juried Photography Show. Then use your credit card to pay the entry fee and proceed to enter your images.

Make sure NVAL 2014 International Juried Photography Show is selected on the Image Manager page.

You will see your image thumbnail appear on the right side of the Image Manager page under Received Images when it has been successfully uploaded.

To view your images at full size double click on the thumbnail.

You may edit your entries or add additional images at any time up until the entry deadline. 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER


QUESTIONS:
Email  nvalphotoshow@sbcglobal.net   or call show chairmen Bernie & Charlotte Bryson, 530-221-1993