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BSA Space Photo Exhibition: The Architecture of Time
BSA Foundation
290 Congress Street, Ste 200
Boston, MA 02210

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Massachusetts
Event Dates: 1/10/20 - 5/15/20
Entry Deadline: 8/31/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (BSA Space Photo Exhibition: The Architecture of Time): $25.00

BSA Space extends an open invitation to artists to exhibit photography that represents creative perspectives on the built or designed environment. Please submit photograph(s) that deal with time or history through an architectural lens.


"Time is so that everything doesn't happen at once"—Albert Einstein



Submissions will be juried on creative value, mastery of craft, and relevance to the exhibition theme, The Architecture of Time. Each artwork will be considered individually.



BSA Space, Boston’s only cultural institution dedicated to architecture and design, is home to the Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the BSA Foundation. Together they are the BSA. BSA Space is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am–6:00 pm, and on weekends and holidays from 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit



All selected work will be for sale for the duration of the exhibition at the BSA Space Photo Galleries at 290 Congress Street, Boston and will be featured on the BSA website.



This call for entries is open to all photographers, regardless of affiliation with the BSA.



Artists should submit high-resolution images of each artwork submitted. Images must be a .jpg file, at least 1200 pixels wide. Each artist may submit up to five pieces and must provide: title, material (medium), price, dimensions, location, and year completed for each piece entered. All titles, materials, dimensions, and prices provided in the application will remain final.



Submitted dimensions are final and should include the frame. Artwork should be a minimum width of 24” and maximum width of 42”. Any ratio and orientation is accepted. Artwork should be a single print, no collages permitted.



Artists may submit a statement of 50 or fewer words in the first person outlining the processes and inspiration specific to their entry.



Artists may include a brief description of each piece up to 50 words. Artists may briefly outline specific inspiration pertaining to the exhibition, its relationship to the built or designed environment, or unique processes used to create the work. This description will be printed by the BSA to accompany the artwork if it is selected for display.



A submission fee of $25 is required for each artist submitting up to five pieces. Submission fee is waived for BSA members. Submission fees are nonrefundable.



All artwork selected for the exhibition must be submitted in a black frame, (preferably) matted, framed, with d-rings on the reverse. Artists are responsible for all arrangements, costs, and execution of the delivery and pickup of artwork to and from BSA Space. Artists dropping off work are responsible for the removal and disposal of all shipping and packing materials, or their storage.


All works will be insured while on site at BSA Space for the full sale value. All works submitted must be complete and may not be exhibited if the work that arrives differs from the image submitted. Any accepted artwork will not, by any exception, be exhibited if not exhibition-ready upon drop-off. All artwork on exhibition must remain at BSA Space throughout the entire exhibition. Early removal of artwork is strictly prohibited.



BSA will receive a 30 percent commission on all artwork sold. BSA will pay the artist 70 percent of the retail price of sold artwork within 30 days of the close of the exhibition. All artwork must be for sale and priced at fair market value, and prices reported in the application should take into consideration the commission split. All titles, mediums, and prices provided in the application will remain final. Pricing is highly dependent on artist, size, print quality, etc. Please account for your printing/framing costs, the gallery commission, and artist profit.



Please include social media handles to be used for promotion. If selected, your photo may be used in promotion of the exhibition and related programming.



Applications Open: July 12, 2019

Application Deadline: August 31, 2019

Jury Round 1: 1-15 September, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: September 23, 2019

Completed Contracts from Accepted Artists Deadline: October 31, 2019

Postmark deadline of all accepted work: December 6, 2019

Drop-off of All Accepted Work: December 20, 2019, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Exhibition Opens to the Public: January 10, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Exhibition Closes to the Public: May 15, 2020

Required Art Pickup: All unsold artwork must be picked up between May 16–18, 2019 between 10:00 am–5:00 pm.



For all other questions, please contact



Meghan Melvin

Meghan Melvin is the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A graduate of University College London, Meghan also holds an M.Phil in Decorative Arts from the University of Glasgow. She sits on the Exhibition Committee of BSA Space, and is Vice-President of the Board of Governors at the Nichols House Museum in Beacon Hill.


Christine O’Donnell

Christine O’Donnell is the Owner and Gallery Manager of Beacon Gallery. She opened Beacon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts after over a decade spent living and working in the field of marketing, advertising and education in Paris, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Christine has a master's degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Christine is also a member of the Newton’s Cultural Council.


Peter Vanderwarker

Peter Vanderwarker is a photographer trained as an architect.  His work has won Institute Honors from the American Institute of Architects, and is in major museum collections, including the MFA Boston.   He is the author of two books about architecture in Boston and is represented by Gallery NAGA Boston.

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