Call for Entries: Portfolio Showcase, Kiernan Gallery

First Exhibition June 6 – July 14

Second Exhibition July 18 – August 25

Every photograph tells a story. When part of a body of work, the photograph takes on a new meaning, becoming part of a bigger and more complete narrative. A portfolio allows the photographer to explore the complexities of their subject, and provide context that gives it richness and meaning that is more than the sum of its parts. The Kiernan Gallery is pleased to announce its first annual portfolio showcase. The juror will select eight photographers, and the work will be on display in two shows: June 6 – July 14, and July 18 – August 25.

Eight photographers will be selected for the exhibition, split into two shows. Four will show at a time. The first four will show from June 6 – July 14, the other four will show from July 18 – August 25 (groups to be determined by the gallery).

– All eight photographers and artist statements will be reproduced in an exhibition catalogue available for purchase.

– Submit a body of 10-15 images, an artist statement, and a link to your website (if applicable).

– The gallery will work with the selected artists to put together a cohesive show. Depending on the size of the work, some submitted images may not fit into the show. This will be discussed with the juror, director, and artist.

– All exhibiting photographers will be featured on The Kiernan Gallery blog and website.

– Electronic show cards will be made for each exhibiting artist.

– If selected, artists must be prepared to print, frame, and ship work.

About the Juror:
For over twenty years Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques. Recently he has focused on the earliest paper photographs – calotype negatives and salted paper prints – as sources for hand manipulation with paint and pencil. He balances his interests in photography with forays into sculpture, painting, drawing, and other works on paper. Dan has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 1994. He is also the subject of a recent documentary by Anthropy Arts. He is represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York and Jackson Fine Arts in Atlanta. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work may be viewed at

Submission Fee:
Non-refundable fee of $75. 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