Call for Entries: Center Forward

Center Forward
Photography, perhaps more than any other medium, seems inextricably linked to an increasingly complex modern world constantly unfolding in new and unexpected ways. Its ability to capture our cultural changes, the environments we inhabit, and the thoughts we keep play a vital role in giving us greater insights into our world and ourselves. In the 2012 Center Forward exhibit we are interested in exploring this unique quality of photography, therefore the theme is open and all subject matter is welcome.

Ann M. Jastrab and Hamidah Glasgow
Ann M. Jastrab, is the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center located in the SOMA arts district in San Francisco. Rayko is a comprehensive photographic facility with rental darkrooms, digital labs, studio and galleries that has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. RayKo Gallery serves to advance public appreciation of photography and create opportunities for regional, national and international artists to create and present their work. RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten exhibitions yearly with many nationally recognized artists.

Hamidah Glasgow is the Executive Director at The Center for Fine Art Photography. The Center has three galleries, a digital and traditional lab and host’s 17 exhibitions annually consisting of juried, curated and solo exhibitions. The Center features emerging and established artists from around the world and promotes individual artists work through our physical and online galleries, publications and various social media outlets including the Center’s blog, Perspectives. In addition, the Center’s programming features classes, workshops, lectures, residencies and a resource library.

With selection for this exhibition, featured artist’s work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography. Each participant will be included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition, Online Gallery exhibition, and Print Catalog. Select artists will also be included in an exhibition at RayKo Gallery in early 2013 and the Denver International Airport exhibition In the Fall of 2012. Ms. Jastrab and Ms. Glasgow will be available during the reception weekend for complimentary portfolio reviews for exhibiting artists.

2 Juror’s Selections: $425 each

Director’s Selection: $250

2 liveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from

1 Blurb Book Award: Valued at $250 from

Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission to a call for entry at the Center.

All exhibitors are included in the Center’s online gallery

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.

Exhibit Prints: All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed or mounted professionally. The Center recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional economical printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.

Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Accepted images will be posted on the Center’s website along with instructions for the gallery presentation.

Entries due: June 20, 2012

Notice of acceptance: June 29, 2012

Exhibition dates: Sept. 7 – Oct. 20, 2012

Public / Artists’ Reception:Sept. 7, 2012, 6-9pm

Members: $20 for the first three images.

Non-Members: $35 for the first three images

Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit their work for jurying may become a member and meet the entry fee for a total of $77.00 USD.