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Distinction; PCNW's 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 2/9/20
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Entry Fee (23rd Annual Juried Exhibition): $50.00
Media Fee(Additional submissions, up to 5): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Washington

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce a call for entries to our 23rd annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Distinction with our esteemed juror, Kris Graves. 

This annual juried exhibition is one of the most anticipated shows in PCNW's gallery programming. In addition to possibly having your work included in our gallery space, your entry fee also helps to support our non-profit educational institution dedicated to photography. Money raised through this call will go towards supporting PCNW's scholarship fund, 20-25 annual free public programs, and free public gallery access to all. Emerging and experienced photographers are invited to submit to this opportunity. Single and/or group selections are made by the Juror, Kris Graves, and will result in an exhibition in the PCNW gallery from March 26 – May 3, 2020. 

First place = $500 cash
Second place = $250 Glazer's Camera gift certificate
People's choice = Hahnemuhle paper gift certificate (winner announce at the end of the exhibition)
All place winners, people's choice, and honorable mentions will also receive a one-year PCNW Supporter Membership and free registration to our upcoming summer event, Chase the Light

Please note that DISTINCTION is the name of the exhibition and not a theme for the call. But, of course, you want to enter images that are distinct and will stand out, setting your work apart from others.

Juror Kris Graves is a photographer and publisher based in New York and London. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally. Kris Graves Projects and Gallery, in Brooklyn, NY, collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper.

All entries must be submitted via by 10:59pm February 9, 2020 (Pacific Time)

The entry fee is $50 for 5 jpgs (minimum); you may add additional jpgs for $5 each, up to 10 total. Payment must be in U.S. Dollars. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Distinction exhibition dates: March 26 - May 3, 2020
Reception and award announcement date: March 26, 2020 6-8pm

A list of accepted artists will be posted on this page in late February. Selected artists will be notified by email. Framed work will need to arrive to PCNW in Seattle, WA by Monday, March 16th, 2020. Artists will be responsible for shipping their framed work to and from the gallery.

Work selected by the judge for the juried show will be exhibited at the Photographic Center Northwest. All sales of work in the juried show will be conducted by PCNW and PCNW will retain a 50% commission on all work sold. The artist can determine if they wish to sell their work.