Call for Entries: Both Sides of the Lens, Portraiture, Kiernan Gallery

CALL FOR ENTRY Deadline: March 2, 2012

Both Sides of the Lens: Self-Portraiture April 10 – May 6, 2012

A photographer’s most reliable subject is his or her self. By turning the camera on oneself the photographer is brought out from behind their lens, presenting themselves to the world as both artist and subject. Self-portraiture is often used to explore and manipulate identity. The photographer invites judgement and critique on not only their artistic message, but also their appearance and demeanor. For this exhibition, The Kiernan Gallery seeks self-portraits that provide insight into the artist; their stories, struggles and triumphs.

For this exhibition, juror Russell Joslin will select up to 30 images for display in the main gallery and up to an additional 40 images to be included in the online gallery. All images will be reproduced in an exhibition catalogue available for purchase. A Juror’s Choice and Director’s Choice award will also be announced.

All photographic media are encouraged.

About the Juror:
Russell Joslin has worked primarily in photography beginning in the early 90’s, and has exhibited his work in solo and group shows since then. In addition to being a photographer, he is the Editor and Publisher of SHOTS Magazine, an independent, reader-supported quarterly journal of fine art photography that reaches an international audience. He lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work can be viewed at

We accept only digital submissions. All digital files should be provided as:

– JPGs

- 72 ppi

– sRGB

– Image width not to exceed 1024 pixels on the longest side.
– Files should be titled as LastName_FirstName_01Title.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the submission form. No non-alpha-numeric characters.

By Email
Email image files and Submission Form to:

By Mail
CD submissions may be mailed, but must be received by the submission deadline. Submission fee may be paid by either check included with CD or by PayPal via the Pay Now button. Mail the CD (not DVD) with JPG files and Submission Form to:

The Kiernan Gallery

23B West Washington St.

Lexington, VA 24450

Submission Fee:
Non-refundable fee of $25 for the first 5 images and $5 for each additional image (Up to 10 images). Credit card or PayPal payments may be made using the Pay Now button. Checks may be mailed to the address above.

International submissions are accepted.

If you have any questions about submitting, please contact

When The Kiernan Gallery has received both payment and images, we will send you a confirmation email.

Artists will be notified of accepted work via email approximately eight days after the submission deadline. The juror will select up to 30 images for display in the main gallery, as well as up to an additional 40 for display in the online gallery. All accepted photographs are eligible for inclusion in a full color exhibition catalogue available for purchase from Blurb Books.

Artists exhibiting at the gallery may offer their work for sale. The Kiernan Gallery retains 30% of the sale price as commission. 

Use Rights:
Artists retain full rights to their work. By submitting to The Kiernan Gallery artists grant the use of selected images for the purpose of marketing the gallery and subsequent display on this website.