International Call for Entries | 8th Annual Center Forward | OPEN THEME CALL FOR ENTRY



OPEN THEME | Center Forward
Center Forward is our 8th annual open themed call for entry, exhibition and awards open to all subject matter. We are looking for the best in contemporary photography. All capture types, genres, installations and photographic processes either historic or modern are eligible to submit.


Hamidah Glasgow has been the Executive Director and Curator at C4FAP since 2009. Hamidah’s contribution to photography has included curatorial projects, national portfolio reviews including FotoFest, Photolucida, Medium, Center, Filter and more. She teaches professional development programs and is a contributor for national publications and magazines. Hamidah is also a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective.


Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Free.


Artists selected for exhibition by our Juror are invited to attend the Artist Immersion Weekend. The Immersion Weekends include a Public Reception followed by a dinner on the town, a Private Portfolio Review with Hamidah Glasgow, Artist Group Lunch and a Portfolio Share with Professional Development Discussion. All selected artists are included in the Main Gallery Exhibition and Online Gallery seen by an international audience.


Honorable Mention Awards: 1-year membership and submission to a Call for Entry.


In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.


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MEMBERS | $29 for the three images.
NON-MEMBERS |  $36 for the first three images.
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $9 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.


Image Upload Guidelines
All images are securely submitted online on our website. To submit images visit our home page, create a free account or Login to your existing account to begin. Further instructions are available in the Calls for Entry Section of our website.


Entries Due | March 29, 2017
Notice Of Acceptance | April 12 2017
Exhibition Dates | August 25-September 30, 2017
Public + Artists’ Reception |  September 22, 2017
Selected Artist Reviews | September 22, 2017


Image Credits: Shinya Masuda and Molly McCall


Eligibility: Our calls for entry are 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.


Exhibition and Presentation: In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed/presented image for gallery exhibition. The Center recognizes that some work is non-traditional and the presentation type is integral to the work. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. All unsold work is returned to the artist per artist instructions. The gallery takes a 30% commission on works sold.


Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of the results. All accepted images will be posted at C4FAP.ORG in Upcoming Exhibitions.


USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit.


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