CALL FOR ENTRIES

Juror: Richard Renaldi

Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2011

The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is pleased to announce an open call for applications for its Annual National Photography Competition. Photographers and photo-based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work.

Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY gallery in the summer of 2011 and on our website. The first place selection will receive a $500.00 cash award.

This year marks the first time that CCNY will be using a completely online submission service, CallforEntry.org (CAFÈ)  There is no extra fee for submitting through CAFÈ, and once you register to the CAFÈ system, you are more easily able to access other calls for entry and submit to those using a standardized procedure. CCNY will only be accepting entries submitted through this system. Click here  to submit now or see more detailed guidelines.

ABOUT CCNY:
One of New York’s oldest not-for-profit arts organizations, the Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is a workspace for photographers and a hub for the photo community, offering exhibitions, lectures, workshops, an online newsletter and Guest Blog, and a year-round Darkroom Residency Program. Today, CCNY is a thriving base for a diverse community interested in both traditional and experimental directions in photography.

ABOUT THE JUROR:
Richard Renaldi
 was born in 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, and received his BFA in photography from New York University. Exhibitions of his photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe, including the House of Photography in Stockholm; The Robert Morat Gallery in Hamburg; The Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, Wyoming; the Gallery at Hermès and Yossi Milo Gallery in New York.  Renaldi’s work has also been exhibited in numerous group shows, including Strangers: The First ICP (International Center of Photography) Triennial of Photography and Video (2003). In 2006 Renaldi’s first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by the Aperture Foundation. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009 by Charles Lane Press. Richard Renaldi is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press. His website is www.renaldi.com.

PRIZES:
Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY gallery in late July to late August 2011. Winners will also be featured on the CCNY website. The first place selection will receive a $500.00 cash award. Sales will be encouraged. (A 30% commission applies to all sales.)

ENTRY:
The competition is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older who are CCNY members. Staff, board members, workspace fellows, artists-in-residence, and their families are not eligible. Only photographs or photo-based work will be considered.

FEE:
There is no fee to apply. All applicants must be active members of the CCNY. A one-year Participating Membership is $40. Other levels of membership, that in addition include darkroom access, could be viewed on the CCNY membership page.

Participating Member benefits:
• free entry CCNY’s Lecture Series at The School of Visual Arts
• 10%  discount on classes, workshops, private lessons and book sales
• portfolio review with CCNY staff or Board member (limit one review per year)
• free entry to competitions and juried exhibitions
• special access to CCNY programming and news

TO APPLY:
NOTE: Each artist is able to submit entries online only through CallforEntry.org   There is no extra fee for submitting through CAFÈ, and once you register to the CAFÈ system, you are more easily able to access other calls for entry and submit to those using a standardized procedure. Click here to submit now or see more detailed guidelines.

please submit only the following materials via the online service:

1) Work Sample
Each applicant may submit up to six digital images for consideration. Additional images will not be considered.

2) Entry Form
Complete the competition entry form on our online system. This shouldn’t take too long, but you would need to create a free log-in account on CAFÈ first.

3) Artist statement and resume (optional)
Applicants are encouraged to provide an Artist Statement (200 words or less) and a one-page resume. Artist statements should address works submitted.

DEADLINE: June 27, 2011

Finalists will be notified in early July. The winners will then be informed as to the deadline for receipt of their work for the exhibition. All work must be framed and ready for hanging.

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