From the Harford County Public Library:
Professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit up to three photographs to be considered for inclusion in Now You See It: Illusion and Camouflage in Nature, a juried fine art photography exhibition that will be on display at the Jarrettsville Library from April 17 through May 17, 2014. Now You See It is part of the Illusions theme at the Library during the spring which will feature exhibitions, authors and special programming.
Work can be any size up to 11” x 14” in black and white or color, vertical or horizontal. Works may not be manipulated by computer or hand. Entrants are encouraged to consider the theme of the show, illusion and camouflage. For example, an extreme close-up (dewdrops looking like crystal balls), shadow and light (a face made by the shadows of trees on the side of a house) or a natural camouflage (the “eyes” on the wings of a Polyphemus Moth or a gecko camouflaged into tree bark).
Twenty-four entries will be blindly selected for the show by a committee including the Library Community Relations Specialist, a local photographer not submitting, and a representative of the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Notification of inclusion will be to the email address used to submit photos and will take place on or before March 14, 2014.
Once selected for inclusion, photographs must be professionally framed at the artists’ cost in a black metal 11”x14” frame and matting of their choice.
The 24 works hanging in the show will be judged by a panel of three judges the day of the reception and before any photographer name is attached. The judges will include two professional photographers who have not submitted. Because all of the stages of the process are blind, one photographer may have more than one photograph included and one photographer may win more than one prize.
Prizes will be $250 for 1st place; $150 for 2nd place; $100 for 3rd place and two Honorable Mentions of $50 each. An Artist’s Reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The exhibition will officially open to the public on April 17 and close May 17, 2014.
To be considered for the exhibition, email submission photos (no more than three, no smaller than 400 x 400 pixels and no larger than 600 x 600 pixels) to Bethany Hacker, firstname.lastname@example.org, by March 6, 2014.
Photos will be sold over the course of the exhibition for $25. Those that are sold will be a donation to the Library with the photographer receiving a donation letter from the Foundation for tax purposes. Those that are not sold may be picked up by the photographer within two weeks of the close of the show. If they are not picked up, they will become the property of the Library.