2022 MJE Prospectus

2022 Members’ Juried Exhibition

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2022 Members’ Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $2250 in awards and prizes. New or current CPA members working in all still photographic media are welcome to enter. There is no theme; any subject matter is eligible.


Crista Dix is the Executive Director at the Griffin Museum of Photography, assuming the role in January of 2022 after two years as the museum’s Associate Director.

Before coming to the Griffin Museum in 2020 she spent fifteen years operating her own photography gallery, wall space creative, closing it in 2020 to make the move to New England and the Griffin. Having a career spanning many paths she has a background rooted in science, business and creative art.  This well rounded experience  provides a solid background for supporting the Griffin’s mission to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art.

Her gallery, wall space, supported emerging and mid-career artists with exhibitions, talks, events and art fairs around the country. As an internationally known gallery, Crista worked with clients all over the world and represented national and international artists. In addition to wall space’s special event and exhibition schedule, it hosted a series of artist lectures, studio and community events.

Ms. Dix, wall space and the artists who were part of its success believed in giving back, creating a charitable giving program called Life Support. In ten years Life Support worked with over 400 artists, donating over $80,000 to charitable foundations Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief and Habitat for Humanity.

Ms. Dix has written essays about photography, introducing creative artists’ work to a broader community. She has been a member of numerous panels and discussions on the craft of photography, juried creative competitions and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in cities like Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and New Orleans.

Submission period: January 3 through February 25, 2022, 11:59pm MST

Jurying, Awards and Exhibitions

Forty five images selected by the juror will be exhibited in the historic CPA gallery in Carmel, CA, and featured in an online gallery on the CPA website. Up to an additional forty five images will be selected for the online gallery.

All selected gallery and online images will be published in the 2022 Members’ Juried Exhibition catalog, available for sale during the exhibition as well as for purchase on our website.

The juror will grant the following awards:
Best of show: $1000
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $250
5 merit mentions: $50 each
The Jack Wasserbach Award for B&W Photography courtesy of the ImageMakers of Monterey County: $250

Eligibility and Entry Fees

To enter, you must be a CPA member. The 2022 Members Juried Exhibition (MJE) is open to all living photographers, worldwide, over the age of 18, working in all still photographic media, provided they are a CPA member. There is no theme; any subject matter is eligible.
• For non-members, you are welcome join by accessing the CPA membership page at https://photography.org/shop/joincpa/ and join at the level of your choice.

The entry fee is $35 for 3 images and additional entries are encouraged. $5 for each additional image.

$35.00 For 3 images, for current CPA members
$5.00/ea Up to seventeen additional images may be entered (twenty total)

Entering the 2022 CPA Members’ Juried Exhibition

How to Enter
All entrants must use the CallForEntry (CaFE) online entry system.
1. Access the CaFE site and create a free personal account. https://www.callforentry.org/
2. Here’s the direct link to the CPA Members’ Juried Exhibition: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9073
3. Upload your files into your CaFE portfolio with these specifications:
Image resolution: 1920 pixels (long dimension) @ 72 ppi
Profile: AdobeRGB(1998). Save file as an 8bit Jpeg. Files must not exceed 5MB.
Please remove any visible names, titles, watermarks, etc.

Please note: Selected images and titles will be printed in the exhibition catalog directly from the information accompanying each file. Your personal information and image data will be our only source of information. Be certain that your name, titles, dates, dimensions, sales prices, and medium (archival pigment, platinum, silver gelatin, etc.) are accurate. You MUST title each image; “Untitled” is not allowed.

Notification and Submission of Artwork: All entrants will be notified of the results via automated email after March 6, 2022. Check your spam or junk folders for this notice.

For invited gallery artists ONLY (online artists do not send artwork) artwork must arrive at CPA no later than Friday, April 1, 2022. Work delivered after this date will not be exhibited.

Preparing your image for exhibition

All artwork for display in the gallery must be ready-to-hang. Framed pieces can be wood or metal and in any style or profile and must be glazed with acrylic Plexiglas only; absolutely no glass. Mounted prints are welcome as long as they have some hanging method. Matted but unframed work will not be displayed. Your finished piece must not exceed 30 inches on the long side and weigh less than 10 pounds, with hanging wire securely attached to the back of the frame. No saw tooth hangers. Diptych, triptych, multiple images, etc. must not exceed 30 inches combined on the long side. For the safety of your piece and our gallery visitors, no exceptions will be granted for these framing requirements.

Delivery of Art
Accepted work needs to arrive at the Center for Photographic Art no later than Friday, April 1, 2022 via only Federal Express or UPS. No USPS please. Hand deliveries are welcome during gallery hours, Wednesday – Sunday, Noon – 4:00pm.

If you ship your work please use sturdy, reusable packaging — we will use the same packaging to return the piece to you. You may use reusable fiberboard containers or sturdy cardboard boxes, with additional bubble wrap and cardboard for shock protection. Use of Styrofoam peanuts or similar loose packaging material is not allowed and the piece will not be unpacked or exhibited.

Only FedEx or UPS deliveries will be accepted. Sorry, USPS is not allowed (USPS does not deliver to the Sunset Center. Please include a prepaid return-shipping label with additional insurance if desired for the return of your work. No cash, personal checks or stamps please.

Prints that do not meet our requirements, arrive late or damaged, cannot be hung properly, or are deemed by the jurors and CPA to be of poor quality will be not be exhibited. While your work is in our possession, in the event of loss, damage or theft, CPA’s liability is limited to replacement cost of materials only. A signed Exhibitor Agreement needs to accompany your work or be completed upon our receipt of the piece.

MJE Submissions Open: January 3, 2022

MJE submissions Close: February 25, 2022 (11:59pm MT)

Artist’s notified via email after: March 6, 2022

Invited artists’ artwork delivered by: April 1, 2022

MJE Exhibition: April 9-May 8, 2022

Reception and awards presentation: April 9, 4:00-6:00pm

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Legal Agreement:
• Ownership remains with the artist.
• CPA will provide attribution for selected artists included in the gallery exhibition, the online gallery, and the exhibition catalog.
• Strict timelines must be observed so that we can jury, install the exhibition, produce the catalog and upload the online gallery. Therefore, no changes will be allowed after submission and late deliveries will not be exhibited.
• Any work previously included in a CPA MJE gallery exhibition will not be accepted.
• Artists with work accepted for the exhibition and/or for the online gallery grant CPA non-exclusive rights to use their images for MJE advertisement and related programs, for display on the CPA website, and for publication in the exhibition catalog.
• CPA staff and trustees are not eligible.
• CPA will retain 40% commission on all print sales. Work for sale will be sold and shipped at the end of the exhibition and as submitted. CPA will not disassemble or exchange frames or mats. Artists will be contacted for additional print orders.
• In the event of loss, damage or theft, CPA’s liability is limited to replacement cost of materials only.
• A signed Exhibitor Agreement should accompany your work or be completed upon our receipt of the work.