Call Detail
2021 Louisville Art Association National Photography Show
Entry Deadline: 3/29/21
Application Closed

Entry Fee (2021 Louisville Art Association National Photography Show): $40.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado

May 28 – June 6, 2021

The 2021 Louisville Art Association National Juried Photography Show and Sale takes place in Louisville, Colorado, a beautiful historic city on Colorado’s Front Range. The venue is the Louisville Center for the Arts, an old Victorian, turn-of-the-century, red brick schoolhouse. This historic venue offers participating artists the opportunity to display artwork in an elegant gallery setting. Downtown Louisville offers an array of art galleries, related shops, businesses, restaurants and cafes.

At least $6,750 in cash and prizes will be awarded along with recognition awards including Best in Show and First Place in each category, Honorable Mention awards and the People’s Choice award. 

  • Entry Deadline                     March 29, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance   April 8, 2021
  • Delivery of Shipped Art        May 17-21, 2021
  • Show Gallery Open Dates   May 28 - May 31, 2021,  June 2 - June 6, 2021
  • Virtual Awards Reception     May 29, 2021 7:00 pm
  • Show Closes                        June 6, 2021

When submitting your entries to the (CaFÉ) website (see instructions below), please choose the category that fits each of your images the best. Use the Category Name codes given below: 

1) Digital Manipulation – (BW and Color) This category includes photos that are significantly modified using computer post-processing techniques. This includes composites (a combination of two or more photos); HDR, the addition, duplication, deletions or moving of objects in the photo; or the use of artistic digital filters and effects. Examples of artistic filters and effects are watercolor, neon glow, stained glass and others which do not show the scene, person or animal in their natural way. Category Name - DM 

2) Alternative Process/Manipulation – (BW and Color) This category is composed of (1) photographs created using alternative processes, such as Platinum/Palladium, Cyanotype, Daguerreotype, and Tintype, to name a few, or (2) photographs that have had supplemental (non-digital) enhancements, such as painting or encaustic additions. Original works done in an alternative process are required for the exhibit. Category Name - ALT

The Categories below have limited post-production processing, similar to the traditional darkroom process. This includes adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches; burning, dodging, and cropping, etc. Major digital modifications should be entered in the “DM” category above. 

3) People – (BW and Color) Images of people including individual portraits, group photos or photos where a person or persons are the main subject in the photo. Category Name – P

4) Animal & Wildlife – (BW and Color) Images of domesticated animals or animals in the wild, either individual animals or groups of animals or photos where the main subject is the animal(s). Category Name - AW 

5) Nature Created – (BW and Color) This category includes landscapes, waterfalls, rivers and natural habitat flora where nature is the main subject of the photo. Note that macro images are in a separate category this year. Category Name - NC 

6) Human Made – (BW and Color) Images of architecture, city/botanic gardens, street scenes, cars, trucks, bridges, etc., where human-created objects are the main subject of the photo. This includes macro images. Category name - HM 

7) Still life and Abstracts -- (BW and Color) includes arranged florals or in studio setup of any subject matter. Abstracts are images shot in the camera where the subject matter is identifiable or not easily identifiable with limited post processing. Abstracts created with significant post-processing should be entered in the “DM” category. Category Name - SLA 

8) Macro and Close-up -- (BW and Color) includes images where the main subject(s) are 6” in size or less.  This includes “true” macro at 1:1 reproduction ratio (or larger) as well as any image that includes small subjects no larger than 6”.  Category Name - MCU 

THE JUDGE - Glenn Randall

Glenn Randall has been a full-time photographer, writer, and instructor for 42 years. Over 2,000 of his photographs have been published, including 86 covers, and he’s sold over 10,000 prints. Rocky Nook published the second edition of his book The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography in the spring of 2020. It published his book Dusk to Dawn: a Guide to Landscape Photography at Night in spring 2018. Farcountry Press published three books of his landscape photographs: Rocky Mountain National Park Impressions, Colorado Wild & Beautiful, and Sunrise from the Summit: First Light on Colorado’s Fourteeners. Glenn has had 25 feature articles published in Outdoor Photographer, where he is a contributing editor.


• ALL Work must be the original work of the photographer and executed in a professional manner. Work shown in previous LAA National shows will NOT be accepted. 

• Digital entries only – all images should be in .jpg or .jpeg format, 1200 pixels along their longest edge, in SRGB color space. File size must be less than 5 megabytes. The accepted art price must include all your preparation costs (e.g. framing cost, etc.). No changes will be made from the (CaFÉ) price listed on the day of delivery. 

• Framed size limit is 48 inches on the longest side. 

• Work must be suitable for a general audience of all ages, including children under 10 years of age. The LAA reserves the right to reject any photograph that is not deemed to be appropriate. 

• Entry fees are non-refundable. The fee for the first three pieces is $40 and $10 for each additional entry. Limit of 6 entries per person. 

• If your work is selected by the judge for the juried show you may display up to 6 pieces of matted bin work or cards for sale. 

• All sales will be conducted by the LAA and a 25% commission is charged on all work sold. This means that if a piece of juried-in art or bin art is priced at $100, the artist will receive $75 and LAA will receive $25 in commission fees. Please make sure to price your juried-in art and bin art accordingly. 

• ALL ACCEPTED PHOTOGRAPHY AND BIN WORK, must be clearly labeled with the photographer’s name, item name, and price. You MUST submit a completed inventory sheet for all work. A blank inventory sheet will be sent with the acceptance letter. Such work is to be shipped or hand-delivered per the same deadline as the juried-in work. Shipped work MUST CONTAIN PRE-PAID POSTAGE and PAPERWORK for return shipping. If the postage and paperwork is not contained, your work will NOT be considered. Shipping: Artwork must be shipped in strong, reusable cartons or crates with no free- floating Styrofoam popcorn packing. 

• All exhibition work must be properly framed, wired and otherwise ready to hang. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS, NO EXPOSED GLASS EDGES and NO CLEATS. Work not properly framed or damaged in shipment will not be hung or judged. 

• PARTICIPANT’S WAIVER: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against the Louisville Art Association, including the officers, members and employees. Submission allows LAA to use images in promotional material, with credit given to the photographer. 


Online submission and fees are being handled ONLY by (CaFÉ) at Please go to their website and follow the easy instructions to first register as an artist and then submit your images. You can search within (CaFÉ) for the Louisville Art Association Juried National Photography Show and Sale by the entry deadline date which is March 29, 2021.’s (CaFÉ’s) submission process and uploading of your images is simple and easy to use. The non-refundable entry fee is $40 for the first 3 images, then $10 for each image added up to 6 images. 

Digital images: 

•  Must use .jpg or .jpeg format. 

• 1200 pixels along their longest edge. (Larger images will automatically be downsized by CaFÉ software.)

• File size must be less than 5 megabytes. 

• DO NOT Watermark your images 


  • March 29, 2021 - (CaFÉ) Entry Deadline
  • April 8, 2021 - Notification of Entrants of  Acceptance or Non-Acceptance
  • May 21, 2021 - Deadline for Delivery of Shipped Artwork to be Delivered to: 
                        LAA 2021 National Photography Show
                        c/o Bolder Insurance
                        800 Jefferson Ave
                        Louisville, Co 80027 
                        (303) 449-9595
  • May 25, 2021 - Hand-delivered juried-in work must be brought to the Louisville Center for the Arts between 5pm and 7pm ONLY. Address:  801 Grant Ave. Louisville, CO 80027
  • May 29, 2021 - Reception and Award Ceremony 7pm. Details pending based on current COVID restrictions. 
  • June 6, 2021 - Pickup hand-delivered work between 2pm and 4pm.
NO EARLY PICKUP!. No storage is available after 4pm 

Unsold work will be returned ONLY via the pre-paid shipping label furnished by you when you shipped your artwork to us. Any pieces not picked up will be donated to a charity. 


Submission to this exhibition constitutes acceptance of stated conditions and includes permission to photograph accepted artwork for publicity purposes. 

Questions? Please email or call: 

Kris Nagy      (860) 930-4029

Kirk Fry         (303) 940-9729
Rich Saxon   (720) 313-3095


Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria