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The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2019 Members’ Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $2000 in awards. New and current CPA members working in all still, two-dimensional photographic media are welcome to enter. There is no theme; any two-dimensional subject matter is eligible.

Submission period: February 5 through March 19, 2019, 11:59pm Mountain Time (10:59pm Pacific) (Entries are closed.)

Exhibition dates: April 27 through June 2, 2019.

Jurors: Connie and Jerry Rosenthal, creators of Rfotofolio 

Rfotofolio was founded in 2012 by Connie and Jerry Rosenthal as a way to build a photographic community, to offer photographers access to a larger audience, and to educate the viewing public about the diversity found in photography through their website, exhibitions, interviews, and articles. Rfotofolio supports the work of photographers by awarding the Rfotofolio grant once a year to a photographer working to continue their photographic endeavors.

CPA recognizes Connie and Jerry’s stewardship, sensitivity, and appreciation of the medium, and is proud to have them as the jurors for our 2019 Members’ Juried Exhibition. Please visit the Rfotofolio website for more insights: www.rfotofolio.com

Jurying, Awards and Exhibitions
Forty-five images selected by the jurors 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 and will also be included in the online gallery.

All selected gallery and online images will be published in the 2019 Members’ Juried Exhibition catalog, available for sale during the exhibition and online afterward.

The jurors will grant the following awards: Five CPA Awards of Excellence: $400 each

Eligibility and Entry Fees
To enter, you must be a CPA member. For current CPA members, the entry fee is $25 for the first image; additional entries are encouraged. Non-members are welcome to join by accessing the CPA membership page at https://photography.org/shop/joincpa/ and join at the level of your choice.

To complete your entry and receive a $10 member incentive discount you will need the MJE Access Code. Log into your account via the CPA website and under the Members menu / Access Your Benefits, just click on the “MJE Code” button, and you will find the Access Code that must be used to complete the entry process.

Entry Fees

$25.00 for the first image entry
$10.00/ea. For up to nineteen additional images (limit of twenty in total).

Entering the 2019 Members’ Juried Exhibition

Entries open on February 5 and will be accepted through the CallForEntry (CaFE) online entry system. The submission process is outlined here: https://www.callforentry.org/faq.phtml

  1. Access the CaFE site and create a free personal account.
  2. Upload your files into your CaFE portfolio with these specifications:
    Image resolution:             1920 pixels (longest dimension) @ 72 ppi, 8bit jpeg.
    Profile:                              AdobeRGB (1998).  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 and on the gallery labels 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 mediums (type of print, i.e., pigment print, platinum, silver gelatin, etc.) are accurate. You MUST title each image; “Untitled” is not allowed.

  1. You can upload your files to your CaFE portfolio at your leisure – you can sign out and log on and return to change or add more images.However, you must complete your ENTIRE MJE entry before you check out and pay your fees. Once your MJE entry is submitted, it cannot be edited nor can you add additional images. Therefore, please do not finalize your entry until you have entered the desired number of images and have double-checked that all your information including your name, titles, dates, sales prices and medium are accurate and correct. Please allow plenty of time to enter, CaFE is an automated system so late entries cannot be accepted after the deadline.
  2. On February 5, you may enter the 2019 MJE via the following CaFE URL: https://bit.ly/2PhiWfm  

For assistance, please refer to the FAQ on the CaFE website, or email: gro.yhpargotohp@drahcir. We will do our best to respond quickly to your email. Keep in mind that we will be very busy near the end of the submission period.

Notification and Submission of Artwork:  All entrants will be notified of the results via automated email after April 3, 2019.  Check your spam or junk folders for this notice.

For invited gallery artists ONLY (online artists do not submit artwork) artwork must arrive at CPA no later than Thursday, April 18, 2019. 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 glassFraming without glazing is at the artist’s risk. Stretched canvas and flush mounted metal prints are welcome. Matted but unframed work will not be displayed. Your finished piece must not exceed 30 inches on the long side and weigh no more than than 10 pounds, with hanging wire securely attached to the back of the frame. No saw tooth hangers please. 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 must arrive at the Center for Photographic Art no later than Thursday, April 18, 2019, via only Federal Express or UPS. No USPS please. Hand deliveries are welcome during gallery hours, Wednesday through 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 Masonite, 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. You MUST include a prepaid return-shipping label with additional insurance if desired for the return of your work. No cash, personal checks or stamps!
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 must accompany your work or be completed upon our receipt of the piece.

Our shipping address is:
Center for Photographic Art
Sunset Center
San Carlos Street at 9th Avenue
Carmel, CA, 93921
(831) 625-5181

MJE Submissions Open:                                         February 5, 2019
MJE Submissions Close:                                       March 19, 2019 11:59 pm, MST (10:59 PST)
Artists notified via email after:                           April 3
Invited Artist’s artwork due by:                           No later than April 18, 4:00pm
Opening reception, awards presentation:     April 27
MJE Exhibition:                                                          April 27 – June 1

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