Center Forward

Center Forward


Call Type Competition
Call Eligibility National
Entry Dates 6/28/23, 12:17 PM - 8/6/23, 11:59 PM 349 Days Left
Entry Fee? Yes (30)
Center Forward

Ft. Collins 80524 United States


Online Exhibition
We are looking for the best in contemporary photography and photo-based work. This is an open theme emphasizing creativity, content, and mastery.

Jurors | Hamidah Glasgow And Charles Guice
Hamidah Glasgow has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, since 2009. She holds a master’s degree in humanities specializing in visual and gender studies, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Hamidah is a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective. She is one of the founding board members of the Colorado Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Charles Guice is an art advisor, curator, mentor, and writer. An accomplished arts professional with extensive experience, conversant in the diverse role of photography, he has been instrumental in advancing the careers of numerous leading contemporary artists, such as Erika Diettes, Priya Kambli, Kambui Olujimi, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems. As a gallerist, Guice placed works in prominent private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad, including the Brooklyn Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the High Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The first black member of The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), joining and exhibiting over a decade ago, he is the co-founder of Converging Perspectives, an online initiative promoting timely, critical, and in-depth discussion of contemporary photography from an international perspective.

ARTIST HONORS AND AWARDS:?All selected artists’ work is included in the online exhibition. The Center also provides event press releases and social media promotions with an audience of 180,000+ followers internationally.
JUROR AWARDS $250 x 2                          
VIRTUAL REVIEWS – Ten selected exhibitors will have virtual 20 min. reviews with the jurors.

Entries Due | August 6, 2023
Notice Of Acceptance | August 29, 2023
Online Exhibition Dates | September 1, 2023 –February 29, 2024
Virtual Reception and Artist Talks | October 12, 2023 5 - 6:30 PM MT

MEMBERS | $15 for up to four images
NON-MEMBERS | $30.00 for up to four images
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $5 each for non-members and $3 each for members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.
ELIGIBILITY: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers, world-wide. The Center invites photographers working in all photographic mediums, digital, film, mixed and unique processes to participate.

ACCEPTANCE NOTICE: All submitting artists receive an email notification with results.

ABOUT US | Founded in 2004 in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) arts organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals.

COPYRIGHT AND USE: All submitting artists retain the copyright to their images. Only artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, Center programs, exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions.  Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Images may be placed on social media by the Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit.

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Posted on: 6/29/23, 7:18 PM