NVAL 2016 International Juried Photography Show Prospectus

“Photography: The Full Spectrum”

May 3 – June 4, 2016

Carter House Gallery, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 4pm

 

PROSPECTUS                                                 Printable Version – Click Here

ENTRY PERIOD: CLOSED

                                                                                     

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 — 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.
Our purpose is to professionally exhibit your unique artwork in our gallery 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.
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 $3250

First Place — $1500
Second Place — 2 at $500
Third Place — 3 at $250
Honorable Mentions at Juror’s Discretion
Physical Exhibit at the NVAL
Carter House Galley &
Digital Gallery on the
NVAL website

SHOW CALENDAR

Entry Deadline
Notice of Acceptance
Shipped Work Due
Hand-Delivered Work Due
Show Opens
Reception and Awards
Show Closes
Pick Up Unsold Work
Shipping of Unsold Work

Dates

March 9, Wed at 11:59 pm PDT
March 23 – 24, Wed-Thurs
See Printing/Framing Options
April 14 – 30, Tu-Sat, 11am-4pm
May 3, Tues
May 7, Sat, 6 to 8 pm
June 4, Sat
June 4, Sat, 2 to 4 pm
June 6 – 10

NVAL offers several Printing/Framing options allowing for SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS ON EXHIBITING costs.   See more under NVAL FRAMING PROGRAM.

 

JUROR – Jack Fulton, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco Art Institute

Jack Fulton has been involved with photography as a fine art since 1965. He has taught in the Photography Department of the San Francisco Art Institute from 1969 to 2013 and was Chair of the Department for approximately half that period. He designed the complete darkroom facilities and curriculum, also introducing color, historic processes and the digital environment.
He has also taught at UC Santa Cruz, Colorado College, Emily Carr in Vancouver, Ansel Adams Yosemite workshops, the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, Anderson Ranch and in Lisbon Portugal.
His practice is interdisciplinary and presently primarily digital. His body of work has earned him numerous awards among which are two NEA Fellowships (1970 and 1990) and an NEA Publishing award, which brought forth a book on walking in the Sierra Nevada: 2 Saunters: Summer & Winter. 
His work has been exhibited and collected in Paris, London, NYC, Portugal, and a number of national venues, including SFMOMA; Oakland Museum; Los Angeles County Museum; University of AZ; Chicago Art Institute; Biblioteque Nationale, Paris; Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris; Seagram’s; UNOCAL; DiRosa Foundation (Napa, CA); San Jose Museum of Art, and multiple private collections.
He has been selected to judge photography and fine arts work in Alaska, Wyoming, Nevada and California. Jack enjoys and appreciates a wide variety of style, technique and subject matter, but to see some of his more recent work go to his website – JackFulton.net.
To learn more about Jack view — http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/81636-jack-fulton
NOTE: He is not Jack Fulton, travel photographer or Jack Fulton, commercial photographer.

 

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 24. 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.

 

NVAL FRAMING PROGRAM

NVAL offers several Printing/Framing options allowing for SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS ON EXHIBITING costs.

FOR DETAILS – CLICK HERE

 

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.
  • The longest side should be 1,280 pixels or less. 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.

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 2016 International Juried Photography Show. Then use your credit card to pay the entry fee and proceed to enter your images.
  • Make sure NVAL 2016 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.

TO ENTER – CLICK HERE

 

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