Photo Show 2018

CALL for ENTRIES — click here for FAQs

The State of the Art Gallery 120 West State Street Ithaca, New York 14850

29th Annual Juried Photography Show

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, February 28– Saturday, March 31, 2018

Up to $600 may be awarded at the discretion of the prize judge.

 Submission Deadline:  Friday, February 9, 2018 by 5pm.


  • Each entrant may submit up to two (2) works.
  • All work should be reasonably current and original.
  • If accepted into the show, the work must be delivered ready to hang (matted, framed with glass or Plexiglas in front and with a wire or suitable, secure hardware for hanging in the back).
  • A photographic process must have been used in the production of the work. (Scanned work is acceptable, digital art that did not originate from a photographic process is not).
  • The work should not have been submitted to SOAG in the past.
  • Current SOAG members and their immediate families are not eligible to exhibit in this show.
  • The Entry Fee of $35.00 is non-refundable and does not guarantee that your work will be accepted into the show.
  • The Entry Fee can be paid by PayPal

    or by check made out to:  State of the Art Gallery, postmarked by February 9, 2018 and mailed to:

David Watkins Jr.
201 Hillview Place
Ithaca, New York 14850

   Work will not be accepted after the stated deadlines.



Please mail/e-mail your entries to: David Watkins Jr. at:

  • Your Contact Information: List the Artist Name, Address, phone number, and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail.
  • Images of up to two (2) works can be submitted. They must be jpegs at 150 pxi, between 800 and 1200 pixels on the long side and labeled with the artist’s name, followed by the image number 01 or 02. (example: d.watkins01.jpg, d.watkins02.jpg)
  • An image list (Filename, Title, Size, Medium, Price) must also be submitted with all entries.
  • If submitting by e-mail is problematic, please send a CD with your fee and all information as outlined above.  CDs cannot be returned. Do not send prints.



ACCEPTED WORK: Deadline and Notifications

  • All entries must be received by 5pm Friday, Feb. 9th, 2018 and will be jury-reviewed by Monday, February 12, 2018.  Entrants will be notified by e-mail of acceptance or rejection.
  • The exhibit will be curated by members of the gallery. After installation, a Judge from outside the gallery will determine prizes and how the prize money will be distributed. Winners may be notified privately prior to the opening reception so that they may plan to attend the award ceremony.  The awards will be presented at 6:30pm during the opening reception Friday, March 3, 2018.



  • Work, ready for hanging, must be delivered to the gallery in person or by a designated substitute on: Sunday, February 25, 2018 between noon and 5 pm; or Monday, February 26, 2018 between noon and 4 pm. 
  • Work cannot be accepted after 4pm Monday as installation of the show begins shortly after.
  • Work may not be shipped or mailed to the gallery.
  • The gallery retains the right to deny access to the show if the images delivered are substantially different from those submitted to the jury or, if the work is not ready for hanging.


Submissions to the SOAG 29th Annual Juried Photography Show shall imply an agreement on the part of the artists to all conditions of this prospectus. Permission for SOAG to photograph accepted works for publicity, education, and reference purposes is assumed.


Sale of the work is encouraged. Work will be offered for sale with the understanding that there is a 30% commission for each sale.  Work that is sold during the show should remain on display until the end of the show.  Exceptions may be made for sales to out of town buyers.


While the State of the Art Gallery, its members and agents will make every effort to protect your work, we cannot indemnify you against loss or damage to your work. In submitting to the show you agree that the State of the Art Gallery is not liable and must be held harmless if your work is damaged or lost.

PICK-UP of ART at the END of the SHOW

  • All works must be retrieved personally by artists or designated associates on:

Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 1pm-5pm.

  • Please understand that the gallery has no facility to store your work.


February 9, 2018, 5pm.          Deadline for all entries.

February 12-14, 2018             Notification of acceptance/rejection.

February 25, 2018                  Delivery of works 12-5 pm

February 26, 2018                  Delivery of works 1-4 pm

February 28, 2018                  Exhibit opens

March 2, 2018                        Opening Reception 5-8 pm

March 2, 2018                        Awards ceremony 6:30 pm

March 31, 2018                      Exhibit closes 5pm

March 31, 2018                      Pick up work 1-5 pm


Call for Entries, FAQs, and Exhibitor Agreement will be on the web site:

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