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Lies: Colorado Photographic Arts Center Juried Exhibition
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 7/6/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 13
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Photography has a complex relationship to truth that leads all the way back to the invention of the medium. Our current culture adds to the immediacy of trickery, with claims of fake news and polarizing viewpoints, even without imagery to back it up - and what would an image prove anyway?  From spirit photography to digital manipulation, photography has had to battle with an image that includes both reality and deception. For this juried exhibit, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center is inviting you to explore themes related to lies and the effect that misinformation has on our culture. Maybe by exploring work that talks about the prevalence of lies, we will find important truth about ourselves.


Applicant submission deadline: Friday, July 6, 2018 (midnight, MDT)

Notice of Acceptance: July 23, 2018

Work received to gallery: Friday, August 24, 2018

Exhibition dates: August 31 – October 6, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, August 31, 2018, 6-9pm

Exhibition juror: Richard McCabe

Fees: Members $30 and Non-Members $35 up to 3 images; $4/$5 each additional image


Richard McCabe has worked within the curatorial department of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art since 2005 and was named its curator of photography in 2010. He has curated over twenty-five exhibitions, including Seeing Beyond the OrdinaryThe Mythology of FloridaContemporary Alabama PhotographyThe Colourful South, and Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and 40s .He is also curator of New Southern Photography, a large-scale exhibition featuring the work of twenty-five photographers that debuted at the Ogden in the fall of 2018 and is available for travel to other institutions through 2021. McCabe received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University in 1998. That year he also received a fellowship to the American Photography Institute’s National Graduate Seminar at New York University. From 1998 to 2005 he lived in New York City where he worked for numerous art galleries and museums, including the International Center for Photography. He has also taught photography at Pratt Institute in New York City, Fairfield University in Connecticut, Montclair State University in New Jersey, and Xavier in New Orleans. His photographs, paintings, drawings, and installation art have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout the United States. In 2017, Aint – Bad press published LAND STAR a monograph of McCabe’s photography.


Entry is open to regional, national, and international artists, members and non-members of CPAC. All lens-based media are eligible, including but not limited to images made by film or video camera, scanner, screen-capture, digital camera, and any means of mobile photography.


Please use the Call for Entry Media Prep for image upload guidelines. If you have any questions about the guideline please call 303-837-1341 or email info@cpacphoto.orgExhibition print sizes must be specified but there is no size limit. CPAC also understands that work may be presented in a non-traditional way that is integral to the art. Please contact us in advance if you feel your work fits into these criteria. 

Members a coupon code will be emailed or you can call 303-837-1341 or email for the code. The code can be acquired during normal business hours of the gallery. Make checks payable to “CPAC”; make credit card payments through Café.


The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of photography in all aspects and genres through promotion, exhibition, and education. Funding is provided by income from classes and workshops, annual membership dues, donations, and grants. CPAC receives grants from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Tier III, Bonfils Stanton Foundation, and Colorado Creative Industries.


  • Works will be insured while on the premises of CPAC. However, CPAC cannot be responsible for damage or loss during transit. CPAC retains the right to display and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes.
  • Exhibiting artists pay for round-trip shipping of their work. Please do not ship work with packaging ‘peanuts.’ Artists shipping work must use reusable packing materials.
  • Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted.
  • Upon your acceptance, the work to be exhibited must be shipped or delivered ready-to-hang, and hardware needed for installation of the work, No saw-tooth hangers. The Gallery reserves the right to reject any work not printed or framed at a professional level. Please use white or off-white matt board only.
  • Artists exhibiting, installation, or sculptural works beyond a two-dimensional format must provide the necessary hardware and equipment to exhibit the work in its intended form. Artists exhibiting, slide projection or video please contact CPAC about hardware.
  •  The gallery must receive framed artwork no later than Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • CPAC will charge a 40% sales commission on work sold.
  •  Your entry constitutes understanding and agreement with the conditions outlined in this prospectus.
  • CPAC Entry Fees are non-refundable after the jury process begins


USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Colorado Photographic Arts Center the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting CPAC’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on CPAC’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Colorado Photographic Arts Center with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from CPAC.

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