Call for Entry | Be Square

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Due: October 9, 2015
Be Square | The SE Center for Photography
Juror: Christophe Dillinger

Square. A shape not found in nature but one of the most recognizable in the world. Show us your Square. Anything Square, Square format, Square subject, Square structures, Square things, Square people. Get your imagination out the box but stay Square.

Entering Your Images You can enter your images online at For best results, make sure your image is 1200pixels @72 dpi on the longest side, Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Please name your files: SQ.Last Name_First Initial.Image#.jpg (Examples: SQ.Smith_J.Image1.jpg, SQ.Jones_R.Image3.jpg) If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact or call 301.213.2512

Eligibility All photographers may enter regardless of location

Fees $35 for up to 5 Images, $5 for each additional image up to 10.

Our juror for Square is Christophe Dillinger, a photographer whose work is focused on experimental analogue techniques, uniting image making with randomness. He is also the editor of Square magazine, a web publication dedicated to the square format. Through the magazine he also curates international exhibitions and organizes artist residencies.

Exhibition Details
Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. Openings are timed to coincide with the Village of West Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina’s textile mill village turned arts district, First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music. Participating artists that can attend have the opportunity for a Portfolio Review by SE Center Director Michael Pannier on the following Saturday morning (reservations needed).

Selected images must be matted and framed up to 16” x 20” to professional standards, white mat with black metal frame unless prior approval has been obtained. The Center reserves the right to reject any piece not framed to our standards. To avoid shipping costs & headaches, the SE Center for Photography will print your photographs for you upon acceptance. For $15 per image, we’ll print on archival paper and after the show either return the print to you ($15 additional for shipping) or you may choose to donate the image to the Center’s flat file for future access to collectors.

The SE Center for Photography will mat & frame your images at no charge, using our selection of 11×14 & 16×20 black, metal frames with white, archival mats and conservation clear glass for the exhibitions.

The SE Center encourages sales during exhibitions and retains a 40% commission on work sold. The artist receives 60% of the sale price. If a print is sold it will be ordered from the photographer at the time of sale.

Copyright Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for exhibition inclusion grant the SE Center for Photography permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or SE Center and its programs, and current and past exhibitions. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.

Lodging/Transportation The SE Center does not provide lodging or transportation for artists participating in an exhibition. The SE Center is 16 miles from GSP International Airport and we can provide suggested lodging options in the area.


Submissions Open 8/20/15

Submissions Close 10/9/15

Selections Announced 10/24/15

Drop Off or Arrival at SEC 11/20/15

Exhibition Opens 12/4/15

Exhibition Closes12/28/15

Return of Works 12/28/15

After the Show If your art does not sell at the exhibition you have the option to have it returned (Prepaid) or donate it to the SE Center’s Flat File. Flat File artwork may be exhibited again, donated to another organization or sold to benefit the SE Center. If sold, the SE Center retains all profits of the sale. Flat File art is destroyed after two years of close of original exhibition.

Thank you for entering the competition and good luck!


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