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Center for Photographic Art - 2016 International Juried Exhibition
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Center for Photographic Art
Sunset Center
San Carlos Street at 9th Avenue
Carmel, CA. 93921
(831) 625-5181

Mailing address:
Center for Photographic Art
PO Box 1100
Carmel, CA. 93921
(831) 625-5181

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: California
Entry Deadline: 9/26/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 15
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 15
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $155.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00

2016 International Juried Exhibition prospectus: 

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is pleased to announce the 2016 International Juried Exhibition. Forty-five juror-selected photographs will be exhibited in CPA’s historic gallery at Sunset Center in Carmel, California. These selected photographs will vie for three cash awards totaling $6000. These images will also be featured in an online gallery on the CPA website, along with approximately forty-five additional juror-selected photographs. An exhibition catalog of the images chosen for inclusion in the gallery and online exhibitions will be available for purchase.

 CPA is honored to have as this year's juror, Linde B. Lehtinen, PhD., Assistant Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 Dr. Lehtinen is an art historian specializing in American and European modernism with an emphasis on the history of photography and mass advertising culture. She received her B.A. from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she wrote her dissertation on the work of American photographer, Paul Outerbridge. She has worked in both the education and curatorial departments for several museums, including The Art Institute of Chicago, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Skirball Cultural Center.

The juror will grant the following awards:
Best in Show:          $3,000
Second Place:         $2,000
Third Place:             $1,000

2016 International Juried Exhibition Timeline
08/22/16 -  Early submissions open.
09/19/16 11:59 PM MDT - Early submission rates end.
09/26/16 11:59 PM MDT - Registration Deadline – Final day for entries.
10/17/16 -  Juror-selected photographers included in the gallery exhibition notified via email and can begin to deliver their framed artwork to CPA.
11/02/16 -  Framed artwork due at CPA.
11/12/16 -  Exhibition opens. Opening reception and juror comments. Three award recipients announced.
12/23/16 -  Exhibition closes.
1/4/2017 – 1/13/2017 -  Artwork may be picked up at CPA or will be shipped to photographers.

The 2016 International Juried Exhibition (IJE) is open to all amateur and professional photographers over the age of 18, from all geographic locations, working in all still photographic media. There is no theme; any subject matter is eligible. All work must have been completed on or after January 1, 2006. CPA staff and Trustees are not eligible.

Entry Fees:
Early Entry Fees:  8/22/16 - 9/19/16 11:59 PM MDT
$85          CPA members must submit three images.
$130        Nonmembers must submit three images.

Regular Entry Fees: 9/20/16 - 9/26/16 11:59 PM MDT
$110        CPA members must submit three images.

$155        Nonmembers must submit three images.
All entrants may submit up to twelve additional images at a cost of $10 each for a total of fifteen images.

Discount code for CPA members: CPA2016

Become a CPA Member to take advantage of lower entry fees.
$45/year                                    Individual CPA Membership
$75/year                                    Couples CPA membership

Discounts are available for seniors and students.  

To become a CPA member, please email:, or call, 831 625-5181

After applying and remitting payment you MUST wait for your Membership Confirmation BEFORE you enter at the CPA member rate! Please allow ample time as membership enrollment takes several days to process.

How to Enter
All entrants must use the CallForEntry (CaFE) online entry system.

1.   Access the CaFE site and create a free personal account.

2.   Upload your files into your CaFE portfolio with these specifications:
Image resolution: 1920 pixels (long dimension) @ 72 ppi, Profile: AdobeRGB(1998). Save file as an 8bit Jpeg. Files must not exceed 5MB.

Please note: Selected images and caption data will be printed in the exhibition catalog directly from your uploaded files. Your personal profile and image data will be our only source of information. Be certain that your name, titles, dates, sales prices, and media type (archival pigment, platinum, silver gelatin, etc.) are accurate. You MUST title each image; "Untitled" is not allowed.

3.  Apply to the CPA International Juried Exhibition
You can upload your files to your CaFE portfolio at will. However, you must complete your ENTIRE IJE entry before you check out and pay your fees.  Once your IJE entry is submitted, it cannot be changed, nor can you add additional images. Therefore, please do not finalize your entry until you have entered the required number of images plus any additional images (up to fifteen total) and have double-checked that all your information including your name, all titles, dates and media, as well as your artist statement is accurate.

Please plan accordingly. CaFE is an automated system so late entries will not be accepted.

For assistance, please refer to the FAQ on the CaFE website, or email No telephone calls please. We will do our best to respond quickly to your email. Keep in mind that we will be very busy near the end of the submission period.

4.  Notification and Submission of Work for Gallery Exhibition
If selected for the gallery exhibition, you will be notified via email by October 17, 2016. All framed photographs must be delivered to the CPA gallery no later than November 2, 2016.

Preparing Your Print for Exhibition
We require ready-to-install framed artwork, with the long dimension of the completed piece (including matting and framing) no larger than 30 inches. All framed images must be glazed with acrylic. Glass is not allowed. Unframed work will not be displayed.

A sturdy and conventional wire hanging system is required. NO SAWTOOTH hangers allowed! Completed artwork must weigh less than 10 pounds.

Delivery and Return of Artwork
If you ship your work, sturdy and reusable packaging is required, as it will be used for return shipping. Reusable fiberboard shipping cases are preferred. If you do not use a fiberboard case, you may use cardboard, Masonite or bubble wrap to protect your work. Absolutely NO STYROFOAM PEANUTS or similar pelleted packaging material is allowed!  Containers using this material will not be unpacked and the piece will not be exhibited.

We recommend that you use Federal Express or UPS for shipping. Our shipping address is:

Center for Photographic Art
Sunset Center
San Carlos Street at 9th Avenue

Carmel, CA. 93921
(831) 625-5181

 You MUST include a return prepaid FedEx of UPS shipping label to cover the cost of return shipping and any applicable insurance. No cash, personal checks or stamps will be accepted.

For hand carried deliveries and pickups, the CPA Gallery is open Wednesday thru Sunday, Noon to 4:00 pm. Please call ahead!

Prints that do not meet our requirements, arrive damaged, use pelleted packaging, cannot be hung properly, or are deemed by the juror to be of poor quality will not be exhibited nor eligible for prizes.

Please do not ask for exceptions to these rules. Failing to meet the stated criteria will disqualify your entry.

2016 International Juried Exhibition checklist:

 √ Images completed after January 1, 2006
√ Name, contact information, titles, media, dates and sales prices are complete and correct before submission
√  Entry completed and paid before September 26, 2016, 11:59 PM MDT

√  Maximum frame side of 30 inches
√  No glass, acrylic glazing only
√  Reusable, sturdy packaging. No Styrofoam peanuts or other pelleted packing material
√  Prepaid return address label included
√  Prints must arrive at CPA on or before November 2, 2016




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