The online registration period is January 1 to 29, 2018
No registration will be accepted after January 29.

Online submission is the only way to register.
There will be no paper registration form.

Over $1,000 in Awards

Open to Guild Members and Non-Members

Receiving of conditionally accepted artwork is only one day:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, noon to 7 pm

Opening Reception at the Guild is
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 3 – 5 pm
Awards will be announced and presented at 4 pm

 

Exhibit Dates: March 4 to 28, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2018 the online registration link will appear at the bottom of this page.

Please read the Prospectus carefully before you register.

Our judge, Arik Gorban, will be conducting a worshop entitled
Post Processing – Critical Step in Image Making
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7 to 9 pm at the Guild
Click this line for more information about the workshop

EyeSights registrants receive a 25% discount for this workshop.
The $40 workshop fee is reduced to $30 when you sign up with your EyeSights registration.
(There is an opt-in check box on the registration form.)

Prospectus

Eligibility: Open to all photographers working in traditional, digital or combination of both. Entry and judging categories: Monochrome and Color photography.  No photographs previously shown at the Guild will be accepted. All elements in a composite image must be the original work of the submitting artist and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else.

The Guild has the right to reject objectionable and non-conforming images.

Submittal: All entries must be submitted online as digital jpg image files. The judge will review the digital jpg images to select those suitable for conditional acceptance to exhibit in the show. The final Award judging will be based on the actual photographs on display in the exhibit. Up to 3 images may be submitted. Based on the judge’s decision and subject to exhibit space availability, all of your entries may be accepted.

Each entry uploaded must be in the jpg format (sRGB color space is best for color images) with no less than 2000 pixels on the longest side. Artist’s initials or name identification must not be visible in the jpg, although it may appear on the final accepted print submitted for gallery exhibit and final judging. (If you’ve made your name or initials part of the digital image, you’ll need to clone them out of the jpg you submit.)

You must name your jpg entries as follows:
            Your last name_your first name_Title of artwork
            For example: Smith_Mary_The Tree on the Hill.jpg
            Note: Incorrect naming could result in disqualification.

The online submission period is from January 1 to 29, 2018.
Online submission is the only way to enter – there will be no paper registration form.

The Entry Fee is as follows:
     Guild members – $15 for one entry; $25 for two; $35 for three
     Non-members – $35 for one entry; $45 for two; $55 for three
    The entry fee is non-refundable.

Acceptance: The judge will review the submitted jpg images and select those that are to be exhibited in the show—these are the conditionally accepted1 photographs. On February 12 a list of artists and artwork conditionally accepted into the exhibit will be posted on the Guild’s website guildofcreativeart.org.

1Final acceptance is contingent on the jpg you submit being an accurate representation of the work you deliver, have excellent print quality, and meet all of the requirements described in this Prospectus.

Delivery of Conditionally Accepted Artwork: All work must be hand delivered to the Guild on Wednesday, February 28, between noon and 7 pm. Though not required, for the best presentation you are encouraged to use a white mat for framed work. Works must not exceed 48″ on any side (including multi-panel works.) Works must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. No alligator clips or table top frames allowed. Framed pieces over 36 inches in any direction (including the frame outer dimensions) normally displayed under glass must have Plexiglas instead of glass. Wraparound canvas must be printed on all sides, without staples. Work shall not exceed a maximum weight of 25 pounds. Non-conforming work will be rejected at the discretion of the receiving committee. All artwork must be for sale and remain until the show ends. The Guild receives a 33 1/3 % commission on all sales.

Insurance: Please note: The Guild of Creative Art specifically disclaims any liability for the loss, damage, or theft of any artwork exhibited or stored on its premises. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work from delivery to pick-up and return to artist.

Judge: Arik Gorban – he is an internationally published photographer with over 35 years experience. Click HERE for the judge’s bio.

Awards: Gold Award for Best in Category (Monochrome, Color) – $200 each category;
Alice Tendler Memorial Award for Artistic Innovation – $100;
Al Goldstein Memorial Award for Landscape – $100;
Toni Wilczewski Memorial Award for Whimsy2 – $100;
Silver Awards for Excellence in: Macro, People, Botanical, Animals, & Action – $50 each;
Bronze Achievement Awards.
Additional awards to be announced. All award winners will receive medals.
The judge will make awards based on the actual framed artwork submitted, not on the jpg.

2Whimsy is characterized as lighthearted, dreamy, etc. Check your dictionary for a fuller definition.

Registration: Beginning Jan 1 and ending Jan 29, there will be a link here to register and upload your entries. Online fee payment is required at that time.