Second Annual “The Creative Portrait” Exhibition – 2016
Call for Entries
Deadline for Submission: Friday, September 23, 2016
Notice of Acceptance: Monday, October 3, 2016
Framed prints (if accepted) due in gallery: Friday, November 11, 2016
Show Opening: Friday, November 18, 7-10 pm, 2016
Show Dates: November 18 – December 9, 2016
About the Exhibit
We are pleased to announce LACP?s Second Annual “The Creative Portrait” Exhibition! The exhibit will run from November 18 – December 9, 2016 with opening night reception scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2016. The theme is “Creative Portraits.” The juror, renowned photographer and LACP advisory board member Greg Gorman, will select between 40-50 images based on creativity, originality, and quality. 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.”
Greg Gorman?s (www.gormanphotography.com) work documents that peculiar obsession of the 20th century celebrity. Each shot, a testament to the individual character, gives a picture of human nature in its infinite range. “For me a photograph is most successful when it doesn’t answer all the questions,” says Gorman, “and it leaves something to be desired.” For over three decades, Greg Gorman has continued to master the art of photography. From personality portraits and advertising campaigns to magazine layouts and fine art work, Greg has developed and showcased a discriminating and unique style in his profession.
Eligibility and Guidelines
This exhibit is open internationally to both amateurs and professionals.
The deadline to send digital files for consideration is Friday, September 23, 2016 at midnight, PST. There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.
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 show. The selected images and artists’ names will also be posted on LACP’s website.
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.
$25 for 1 photo
$50 for 2-5 photos
$75 for 6-10 photos
(Entry fee is ? 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 the LACP. Submission of application will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions.
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 from top of frame. There are no specifications on printing and/or framing, but frame size cannot exceed 24 inches on the longest side, nor smaller than 8 inches on the longest side. (If your frame exceeds 24 inches on the longest side please contact LACP for approval.) 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 Friday, November 11, 2016. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. In the subject line of your email please type ?2016 CREATIVE PORTRAIT EXHIBITION ENTRY?
6. Please include your phone number in the email.
Step 2. Payment
Please pay your entry fee by choosing the appropriate selection below. ($25 for 1 image; $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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