Fourth Annual “The Creative Portrait” Exhibition – 2018


Call for Entries


Deadline for Submission: CLOSED

Notice of Acceptance: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Framed prints (if accepted) due in gallery: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Show Opening: Saturday, December 15, 5-8 pm, 2018

Show Dates: December 15, 2018 – January 11, 2019


About the Exhibit

We are pleased to announce LACP’s Fourth Annual “The Creative Portrait” Exhibition! The exhibit will run from December 15, 2018 – January 11, 2019 with opening night reception scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2018. The theme is “Creative Portraits.” The jurors, David Fahey and his son Nicholas Fahey of the Fahey/Klein Gallery, will select between 40-50 images for the exhibition based on creativity, originality, and quality. In addition, another 40-50 images will be chosen for a virtual gallery display via LACP’s website. There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.

What is “The Creative Portrait?”

“The Creative Portrait” can be commercial, fine art or alternative (collodion, etc.). Unique or “edgy” portraits are recommended. Portraits can consist of animals or pets, but not works of art. Photoshop is permitted. Typical actor headshots do not apply as “Creative Portraits.”


1st prize will receive a $500 cash prize. Honorable mentions will be recognized as well.

The Jurors

David Fahey and his son Nicholas Fahey will serve as this year’s jurors.

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is devoted to the enhancement of the public’s appreciation of the medium of photography through the exhibition and sale of 20th Century and Contemporary Fine Art Photography. Since the gallerys inception, our exhibition program has embraced a broad range of diverse photographers from Edward Weston to Berenice Abbott; Man Ray to Henri Cartier-Bresson; Irving Penn to Melvin Sokolsky; Horst P. Horst to Herb Ritts; Peter Beard to James Nachtwey, among many others. The Fahey/Klein Gallery is a leader in the field of Photography and is respected among collectors and colleagues. This position of leadership is a result of our dedication to the medium of photography, experience, and knowledge, which, over the many years, has been enhanced by the wide range of services the gallery offers. The gallery staff has extensive experience in curating private and corporate collections, as well as selling and placing large private collections. Additionally, the gallery has an active program of offering secondary market works and consigned photographs to its broad collector base.

Eligibility and Guidelines

This exhibit is open internationally to both amateurs and professionals.

The deadline to send digital files for consideration is Monday, October 8, 2018 at midnight, PST. There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.

Acceptance Notice

The selection process will be blind. Once the juror has made selections, all entrants will receive an email from LACP with a list of images and artists selected for the exhibition and online gallery. The selected images and artists’ names will be posted on LACP’s website.

Entry Fee

There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted. If submitting more than 10 images, please repeat the payment process as necessary.

$50 for 2-5 photos
$75 for 6-10 photos
(Entry fee is 50% off for LACP MEMBERS)


Liability and Agreement

Each photographer retains all copyrights to his or her images. Photographers whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) the right to use their images for display on LACP’s website and for the purpose of promoting exhibitions, promoting LACP’s programs, and promoting the artist. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for LACP with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact from LACP. The artist understands that LACP will not be held responsible for loss, theft or other damage, whether caused by the negligence of its officers, members, or others. Photographers are welcome to sell their photos at the exhibit, with 25 percent commission to LACP. Submission of application will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions.

Exhibit Prints

All images accepted for exhibition must be printed and framed professionally, wired on the back with eyelets, and labeled on the back of the frame with your name, image title, and contact information (email and phone). Please mount wire and eyelets about 1/4 down from top of frame. There are no specifications on printing and/or framing, but frame size cannot exceed 26 inches on the longest side, nor smaller than 8 inches on the longest side. (There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this size requirement.) Exhibiting photographers will be expected to either drop off their prints or pay for round-trip shipping of their work. You will be required to send us a prepaid express mail label for the return of your artwork. We take no responsibility for damage during shipping, so we suggest that your insure the work during mailing.

Framed prints for exhibition must arrive by Thursday, December 6, 2018. Please deliver or mail prints to Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028. (Please deliver them with protective wrapping.)

How to Enter

Entering is a TWO STEP process. Please read and follow the instructions below carefully.


Step 1. Submit Images – Please follow all six steps

1. Size each image 1200 pixels on the long side at 72 dpi
2. Label digital files in this manner: FirstName_LastName_01, FirstName_LastName_02, FirstName_LastName_03, etc.
3. Save each image as a jpg
4. Please submit your images by emailing to
5. In the subject line of your email please type “2018 CREATIVE PORTRAIT EXHIBITION ENTRY.”
6. In the body of the email, please list in this order:
Full Name
Number of Image attached
Phone number

Step 2. Payment

Please pay your entry fee by choosing the appropriate selection below. ($50 for 2-5 images; $75 for 6-10 images.) In the drop-down menu, choose either “non-member” or “member.” There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted. If submitting more than 10 images, please repeat the payment process as necessary.

ATTENTION LACP MEMBERS!– Please select the half-price option in the drop down menu.




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