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Time Capsule - PCNW's 24th Annual Juried Exhibition
Photographic Center Northwest
900 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Washington
Entry Deadline: 4/28/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Time Capsule - PCNW's 24th Annual Juried Exhibition): $50.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00


Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future. 
-Sally Mann

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is calling all artists to submit still and moving images to PCNW's 24th annual juried exhibition, Time Capsule. As humanity continues to face historical reckonings in politics, science, race, class, and the arts amidst a pandemic, photography plays a critical role in our processing and understanding. PCNW seeks work that reflects this time; work does not have to be made in direct response to current events, but should have a connection to how the artist has utilized photography or film to navigate this extraordinary time. Has your work and creativity been in direct response to our time or is it helping you get through the days? What will your message be to your future self and generations?

Work will be selected by juror Shamim M. Momin, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Henry Art Gallery. Works selected will be exhibited at the PCNW Gallery in Seattle, WA from June 24 - August 12, 2021. This exhibition will represent a time capsule of an extraordinary time in history. 

Juror BIO: Shamim M. Momin is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Henry Art Gallery. Prior to joining the Henry in 2018, she was director, curator, and co-founder of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), a nonprofit public art organization committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects, in Los Angeles and beyond. Previously, Momin served for more than ten years at the Whitney Museum of American Art, co-curating the 2004 and 2008 Whitney Biennials and overseeing the Contemporary Projects series. In her role as Branch Director at Altria, the Whitney’s midtown space, she commissioned more than 50 contemporary projects. In 2020, Henry Art Gallery exhibited In Plain Sight, Shamim’s first large-scale exhibition curated at the Henry.  


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday April 25th, 2021

All entries must be submitted via by 10:59pm April 25, 2021 (Pacific Time)

1st prize $750
2nd prize $250
People's Choice Award - Camera gear, PCNW membership, and more!

Entry fee: $50 for 5 image or video files (minimum); you may add additional files for $5 each, up to 10 total (maximum). Payment must be in U.S. Dollars. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please note - if you are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic, please contact Erin at to receive a 50% discount off entry fees.

Your entry fee 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 continued free public gallery access to all. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and emerging artists are encouraged to submit to this opportunity; all levels of experience and backgrounds are welcome and considered. 

In our ongoing commitment to supporting artists, PCNW will give 90% to artists for all  works sold during this juried exhibition, this a 40% increase from our normal 50/50 gallery commission  policy. PCNW regularly highlights exhibitions and artists through newsletters, press releases, social media, and web.

A list of accepted artists will be posted on this page in mid May. Selected artists will be notified by email. Framed work will need to arrive to PCNW in Seattle, WA by Monday, June 15th, 2021. 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 10% commission on all work sold. The artist can determine if they wish to sell their work.
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