International Juried Phot...

Early Entry Deadline:  1 September 2011

Extended Deadline:  15 September 2011

12 12 GALLERY announces an open call to all artists working with any photographic process to submit entries for its International Juried Photography Exhibition 2011. The exhibition juror, Dr. Amalia Pizzardi, Founder and Director of “The Gallery Art & Design,” will award up to $1000 in cash prizes, including a solo exhibition to the artist whose work is awarded best-in-show.

ELIGIBILITY Artists around the world age 18+, working in any photographic process, may submit up to 3 images for consideration. Additional images may be submitted at an additional cost for up to a total of 5 works. Work previously exhibited at 12 12 Gallery is not eligible.

ENTRY PROCEDURE Entrants are asked to submit digital images on CD, DVD or online. Only one image may be submitted for each work.

Preparing Digital Files. Work for exhibition will be selected and judged by high-resolution digital images. Generate a digital file of each image at a resolution of 72 ppi, with the longest dimension being 1900 pixels. Save the file in JPG format, at the maximum quality level. Label each file with the last name, first initial, and the number corresponding to the entry number (e.g. SmithJ1). Please identify images on the entry form with the title of the work.

Mailed or Hand-Delivered Entries. CD or DVD, completed entry form, entry fee, and SASE (for return of CD) should be hand-delivered or sent to 12 12 Gallery, Zero E. 4th Street, #39, Richmond, Virginia, 23224.

Online Entries. In the body of an e-mail, include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. In this e-mail, please provide file title, work title, medium, framed work size, and sales price for each image you wish to submit. To this e-mail you will attach the images of the work that correspond to this information. Send e-mail with information listed above to 1212galleryrichmond@gmail.?com.

Entry Fee and Payment. NEW THIS YEAR, the entry fee and payment schedule will be structured with two payment timelines:

Early Entry: Early entries will be received from Monday, 15 August through 1159PM EDT on Thursday, 1 September. Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than 1 September to qualify for Early Entry. During Early Entry, each entrant will pay a non-refundable $25 (US) entry fee for 3 images. Additional images, at $5 (US) each, for up to 5 total images, may be submitted.

Extended Entry. Extended entries will be received from Friday, 2 September through 1159PM EDT on Thursday, 15 September. Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than 15 September. During Extended Entry, each entrant will pay a non-refundable $30 (US) entry fee for 3 images. Additional images, at $5 (US) each, for up to 5 total images, may be submitted.

Payment Methods: Payment of entry fee by PayPal to 1212galleryrichmond@gmail.?com, personal check (US only), or money order, payable to “12 12 Gallery”, follows the schedule described above, i.e. Early Entry, Extended Entry, online, mailed or hand-delivered.

Notification and Other Conditions. ALL artists will be notified of selection status by e-mail. Entries will not be returned without SASE and adequate postage. Entry forms may be photocopied. Images of accepted work may be retained for publicity purposes and will be returned after the exhibition closes.

SALES All work must be for sale. 12 12 Gallery will receive a 35% commission on the sale of any work.

JUROR Amalia Pizzardi was born in Italy, where she studied Art and Semiology at the University of Bologna with Umberto Eco and received a PhD in Social Sciences. She organized the seventh and eighth editions of the Lyric and Cultural Festival "Valle d'Itria" presenting “Le jeu de l’amour et du hasar” by Marivaux and “Turandot” by F.Busoni, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism and commissioned by the Paolo Grassi Foundation.

When living in Mexico, Dr. Pizzardi became firmly convinced that Art is a vehicle for social change, so she organized artistic events within the framework of cultural interchanges with other countries, including Brazil, Colombia, Finland, France, Guatemala, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay and the United States. She has participated for years as a juror in competitions and artistic events organized by CNN, the Red Cross Art Auction and Juannio, Latin American Masters’ Auction.

Amalia is the Founder and Director of the art gallery “The Gallery Art & Design,” dedicated principally to Latin American art on the vanguard, which has had a presence in Mexico, Italy and the United States; participating in international art fairs such as ArtMiami y MiArt in Milan. She is also the Founder and President of “Colors of Life,” a non-profit that organizes each year an International Photo Competition to support various charitable causes.

AWARDS Cash and prizes up to $1000 will be awarded solely at the discretion of the exhibition juror. Recognition of work by Dr. Pizzardi may also be designated to the extent she deems appropriate. These designations may not include a cash prize. Also, 12 12 Gallery Director, Martin McFadden, will award a Director’s Choice Award.

LIABILITY AND AGREEMENT Although extreme care will be taken with all entries and works of art, 12 12 Gallery cannot be responsible for entries and work in transit to or from the exhibition. Work will be covered at 100% of the designated value while in the gallery’s possession. 12 12 Gallery is not responsible for unlabeled CDs. Signing the entry form denotes agreement to the terms and conditions as stated in the entry information.

SELECTED WORK must be sent ready for installation. Shipping guidelines and require-ments will be sent to selected artists. 12 12 Gallery reserves the right not to exhibit work that it deems unsuitable for exhibition.

LARGE-FORMAT PRINTING, matting and framing of selected work is available at an additional cost. Printing, matting, and framing fee structure will be provided for selected artists.

QUESTIONS Contact the gallery by e-mail at 1212galleryrichmond@gmail.?com, by phone at 804.301.6971, or visit our website at for more information.

Early Entry Deadline 1 September
Postmark/Online Deadline 15 September
Notification Sent By 3 October
Shipped Work Received By 21 October
Hand-Deliver Work By* 23 October
Show Opens 7-10PM 28 October
Artist Reception/Awards 2-5PM 30 October
Show Closes 15 January 2012
Pick Up 20 January 2012
Return Shipment 20 January 2012

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