Call for Entries: Exhibition of Photographic Portraits of Artists

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An Exhibition of Photographic Portraits of Artists

Images may be of any artist working in any discipline, including but not limited to…visual artists, writers, musicians, film makers, animators, actors, dancers, and poets.

While any image will be considered for inclusion in the exhibition, photographers are encouraged to be creative in their work.  It is NOT intended that images should be standard portrait studio type head and shoulders shots.  The photograph might, for instance, capture the artist in a contemplative moment, or posed in an environment that is particularly significant to him or her.  Innovative lighting and compelling composition will be important factors in evaluating submitted works.  A portrait may consist of anything from a partial face to a full body shot. It is NOT necessary that the subject’s face be included in the shot, ( for instance a back view or close-up of a distinguishing feature like the subjects hands ).  It is not necessary that the artist portrayed be shown involved in art or in an art related environment, although the portrayal of the spirit or essence of the artist’s character, and the character of their work, will be a strong consideration.      

Cash Awards: 

  • $300 USD – for Best of Show
  • $100 USD for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes


Portraits submitted for consideration may be in black and white or color.  Digital manipulation is allowed.  Hand coloring and printing on non-traditional materials will be allowed ( metal, plastic, canvas, etc ). Mixed media works will not be accepted.

Sierra Art Trails receives a 25% commission on works sold from the exhibit.

To enter, complete the application form and submit to Sierra Art Trails at:

Sierra Art Trails , PO Box 3045 , Oakhurst CA    93644, USA

Along with your completed application form, please submit:

  • A current artist’s statement: Your statement should include a brief history of your experience as a photographer, a description of your technique(s), and the philosophy behind your work. Two or three paragraphs are sufficient for the jury process.

Images to be considered for exhibition.  The images may be submitted as prints ( on 8×10 or 8 1/2 x11 inch photo paper ) or as JPGs on a standard size CD.  Images submitted as JPGs should have a pixel dimension of at least 1,280 pixels on the longest side.  (Prints and CDs submitted for consideration will not be returned.)

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