Every two years, the Danforth Art celebrates contemporary photography through a highly selective exhibition of photographers who live or work in New England. Juried by Francine Weiss, Curator and Loupe Editor at the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, the New England Photography Biennial 2013 showcases exciting and innovative photography by both established and emerging artists and will be on exhibit at Danforth Art September 8 – November 3, 2013.
ELIGIBILITY AND SUBMISSION PERIOD: Photographers over the age of 18, who live or work in New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) may enter. Submissions accepted Friday, June 21- Monday, July 15. No late submissions accepted.
APPLICATION PROCESS: All photographers are invited to submit up to 5 images created within the last 5 years for consideration. danforthart.slideroom.com to register, log in, and submit. Images should be 300 dpi. Each applicant must fill out a short questionnaire as part of the submission process. If your work is selected, your responses will be used for exhibition labels, an online catalog, and/or promotional materials. A fee of $45 dollars includes submission of up to of 5 images. The submission fee is non-refundable, even if work is not selected. Please note the exhibition is juried and submission does not guarantee participation in the exhibition.Visit
SELECTED WORK: Entrants will be notified of their status via email by 5pm on Monday, July 29, 2013. Please do not call the Museum. If your work is selected, it must arrive presentation ready (framed or with appropriate installation materials) by Friday, August 16, 2013. Drop offs will be held daily from Saturday, August 10 – Friday, August 16, 2013, 12-4pm. Accepted works must remain on exhibit until November 3, 2011.
Please note: Danforth Art will exercise the utmost care in the handling of the selected works; however, the Museum will assume no responsibility for damaged or lost artwork. All works will be insured while on the premises.
PURCHASE AWARDS: Two works from the exhibition will be selected for $500 purchase awards and added to Danforth Art’s permanent collection. Please note if you do not wish your work to be considered.
SALES: Work for sale must be priced by the artist, with a 40% commission to benefit the Danforth. Shortly after the close of the exhibition, artists receive checks for 60% of sale price on works sold. Commissions on sale of work support exhibits and related curatorial programs at the Danforth. If work is not for sale, (NFS) value must be stated for insurance purposes.
THIS YEAR’S JUROR: Francine Weiss, Curator and Loupe Editor for the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, received her BA from Wellesley College in English and studio art and her PhD in American studies from Boston University. A specialist in the history of photography and American visual culture, Francine wrote her dissertation on Edward Weston’s photographs for Leaves of Grass. Since starting at the PRC in 2012, she has curated two exhibitions, “The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes,” which drew in record numbers of visitors, and “Framed: Identity and the Photographic Portrait,” which opens September 3, 2013. She also edits the PRC’s journal, Loupe, which publishes thrice yearly. Prior to joining the PRC, Francine worked as the Acting Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Her past museum experience also includes three years as a curatorial fellow and research assistant at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and two years as a graduate intern and curatorial fellow at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. At deCordova, she curated “DeCordova Collects: Gifts from Stephen and Sybil Stone,” and co-curated “Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art” and the “2003 deCordova Annual.” Francine has also taught art history courses at Wellesley College, Simmons College, and Boston University.