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2021 Members Juried Exhibition
Center for Photographic Art
Sunset Center
San Carlos at 9th
Carmel, CA 93921


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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: California
Event Dates: 1/12/21 - 2/26/21
Entry Deadline: 2/26/21
Days remaining to deadline: 2
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 20
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 20
Entry Fee (CPA Members): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

2021 Members’ Juried Exhibition

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2021 Members’ Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $2000 in awards. New or current CPA members working in all still photographic media are welcome to enter. There is no theme; any subject matter is eligible. $35 for 3 images.


Susan Burnstine is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published throughout the globe and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column entitled American Connection for Black & White Photography Magazine (UK). Burnstine regularly teaches workshops, is a frequent reviewer and has been invited to curate and act as juror many exhibitions for galleries and festivals across the country.

Submission period: January 12 through February 26, 2021, 11:59pm MDT

Jurying, Awards and Exhibitions
Forty five images selected by the juror will be exhibited in the historic CPA gallery in Carmel, CA, and featured in an online gallery on the CPA website. Up to an additional forty five images will be selected for the online gallery.

All selected gallery and online images will be published in the 2021 Members’ Juried Exhibition catalog, available for sale during the exhibition as well as online

The jurors will grant the following awards:
Best of show: $1000

2nd place: $500

3rd place: $250

5 merit mentions: $50 each

Eligibility and Entry Fees
To enter, you must be a CPA member. The entry fee is $35 for 3 images and additional entries are encouraged. $5 for each additional image. 

•  For non-members, you are welcome to join by visiting the CPA membership page at and join at the level of your choice. 

$35.00           For 3 images, for current CPA members
$5.00/ea       Up to seventeen additional images may be entered (twenty total)

Entering the 2021 Members’ Juried Exhibition

Entries will be accepted through the Café online entry system.

1.   Access the Cafe website and create a free personal account.
2.   Upload your files to Café with these specifications:

Image resolution:            1920 pixels (longest dimension) @ 72 ppi, 8bit jpeg.
Profile:                             AdobeRGB (1998).  Files must not exceed 5MB.

Please remove any visible names, titles, watermarks, etc.

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

Notification and Submission of Artwork:  All entrants will be notified of the results via automated email after March 6, 2021.  Check your spam or junk folders for this notice.

For invited gallery artists ONLY (online artists do not send artworkartwork must arrive at CPA no later than Friday, April 2, 2021. Work delivered after this date will not be exhibited.

Preparing your image for exhibition
All artwork for display in the gallery must be ready-to-hang. Framed pieces can be wood or metal and in any style or profile and must be glazed with acrylic Plexiglas only; absolutely no glass.  Mounted prints are welcome as long as there is a hanging apparatus on the back. Matted but unframed work will not be displayed. Your finished piece must not exceed 30 inches on the long side and weigh less than 10 pounds, with hanging wire securely attached to the back of the frame. No saw tooth hangersDiptych, triptych, multiple images, etc. must not exceed 30 inches combined on the long side. For the safety of your piece and our gallery visitors, no exceptions will be granted for these framing requirements.

Delivery of Art
Accepted work must arrive at the Center for Photographic Art no later than Friday, April 2, 2021 via only Federal Express or UPS. No USPS please. Hand deliveries are welcome during gallery hours, Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 4:00pm.

If you ship your work please use sturdy, reusable packaging -- we will use the same packaging to return the piece to you. You may use reusable fiberboard containers or sturdy cardboard boxes, with additional Masonite, bubble wrap and cardboard for shock protection. Use of Styrofoam peanuts or similar loose packaging material is not allowed and the piece will not be unpacked or exhibited.
Only FedEx or UPS deliveries will be accepted. Sorry, USPS is not allowed. You MUST include a prepaid return-shipping label with additional insurance if desired for the return of your work. No cash, personal checks or stamps!

Prints that do not meet our requirements, arrive late or damaged, cannot be hung properly, or are deemed by the jurors and CPA to be of poor quality will be not be exhibited. While your work is in our possession, in the event of loss, damage or theft, CPA's liability is limited to replacement cost of materials only. A signed Exhibitor Agreement must accompany your work or be completed upon our receipt of the piece.

Because of the pandemic, we may give you an alternative shipping address. This address will be in your acceptance letter.

MJE Submissions Open: January 12, 2021

MJE submissions Close: February 26 (11:59pm MT)

Artist’s notified via email after: March 6, 2021

Invited artists’ artwork delivered by: April 2, 2021

MJE Exhibition: April 10-May 9, 2021

Virtual reception, awards presentation: April 10, 2021

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The Center for Photographic Art is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.


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