Information re PHOTOBOOK 2016 will be available February 1
PHOTOBOOK 2015 – 6th Annual Show
Deadline: October 20, 2015
ONE CALL FOR ENTRIES – TWO EXHIBITIONS
PHOTOBOOK 2015 Jurors
Executive Director & Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography
Curator/Co-owner, Davis Orton Gallery
6th ANNUAL EXHIBITION AND SALE
Twenty winning books will be exhibited and for sale at the Davis Orton Gallery. Additional photobooks will be selected for exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography and in the ONLINE CATALOG/GALLERY. Four photobooks will be selected as Best in Show. Two photographs by each entrant selected Best of Show will be exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery.
(above: previous show: photographs by Carla Barer and Lisa Dahl.)
DAVIS ORTON GALLERY EXHIBITION Hudson NY
November 21 to December 21, 2015
Reception: Saturday, November 21, 2015 5-7pm
GRIFFIN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Winchester MA,
January 2015 (dates, reception tba)
PHOTOBOOK 2015, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have self-published a photobook. There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, viovio, iphoto, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25.
Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photography books of any size, format, or style.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of: book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography; and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the gallery/museum and all decisions of the gallery/museum are final.
All Submissions must be original works of authorship created by the photographer who submits the Submission
You’ll send one (returnable) “jury copy” of each book to the gallery for jurying.
By entering, Contestant warrants that your Submission does not infringe any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from any third party to submit the Submission.
Once entered, all Submissions are final; no changes or edits may be made to your book.
The fee for submission of up to three books is $35.
Entries must be received (in hand) by October 20, 2015
EXHIBITION AND SALE
Twenty selected books will be exhibited and for sale in the Davis Orton Gallery. Four photobooks will be selected as Best in Show. Two-three photographs (depending upon size) by each entrant selected Best of Show will be exhibited in the gallery.
All photobooks, those exhibited in the gallery and online, will travel to Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA and will be part of an exhibition, January, 2015.
There are two options for entering:
Option 1 – mailed entry form and payment via check
Download the PDF Entry Form, complete the form and send it with your book(s) and check made out to Davis Orton Gallery. The “jury copy” of your book will be retained as sellable inventory if you are accepted into the show or will be returned if you are not accepted into the show. Some of you may wish to have your book sent to the gallery directly from your printer. That would be fine. Just mail your entry form and check and note that the book(s) will be coming separately. (Note: book(s) must arrive by October 20.) If you live near the Gallery, books and entry forms can be dropped off at any time during gallery hours: Friday-Sunday, noon-6pm.
Mail one copy of each book entered, entry form, check and prepaid return postage and a pre-addressed mailing label to: PHOTOBOOK2015, Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534. (*see note to International artists)
Option 2 – Online entry form and credit card fee payment (via PayPal) at
Fill out your entry form on line and complete payment via PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover). You will receive a confirmation email for entry and fee payment.
Print out the payment confirmation email and include it with your mailed book submission.
Mail one copy of each book entered, confirmation email and and prepaid return postage and a pre-addressed mailing label to: PHOTOBOOK!!, Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534. (*see note to International artists)
ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION
AGREE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING BY October 25, 2015:
- Artist Statement – no more than 150 words
- Artist Bio or Artist Resume – no more than 150 words
- High resolution jpg of book cover
AGREE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING BY NOVEMBER 14, 2015:
- Two – three books for sale in gallery
- (If selected “Best of Show) one to three prints (based upon size)
SALE OF BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Sale of Books in Gallery
All books selected for exhibition must be for sale while in exhibition. All work is sold on consignment. The Gallery keeps 25% of the book sale price. The artist receives 75% of the book sale price. Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist within 30 days of the close of the show. NB: The retail price should be the same price that your book is sold for in other venues including on websites.
Sale of Photographs in Gallery
All framed photographs are sold on consignment. The Gallery keeps 50% of the sale price. The artist receives 50% of the sale price. Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist within 30 day
Sale of Books Online
The online catalog will not sell books but rather direct the buyer to your online storefront or your website. The catalog will remain on the Davis Orton Gallery website for a year. The gallery will take no commission for sales from the catalog or for hosting the catalog.
All shipping and shipping insurance costs for books and photographs to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist. Make sure your shipping box is sturdy enough to reuse for return shipping. Prepaid return postage and a pre-addressed mailing label must accompany all books and photographs.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE – The Gallery shall be responsible for the safekeeping of all consigned books and photographs while in Gallery’s possession. The Gallery shall be strictly liable to the artist for their loss or damage (except for damage resulting from flaws inherent in the books or photographs), to the full value artist would have received from Gallery if the artwork had been sold.
AGREEMENT – By submitting to this show the artist agrees that images of selected books or photographs can be used to promote the show including publicity, catalogs and web site promotions. Copyright credit will be given to the artist. Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions in this Call for Entries and Entry Form.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ARTIST:
Artist hereby represents and warrants to Gallery that she or he is the creator of the Artwork (defined herein as either books or photographs or both); and is the owner of all rights to the Artwork and their use as granted to Gallery in this Agreement, and has not assigned, pledged or otherwise encumbered the same; that the Artwork is original; and she or he has the full power to enter into this agreement and to make the grants herein contained. Artist further warrants that the Artwork does not, in whole or in part, infringe upon any copyright or violate any right to privacy or other personal or property right whatsoever, and does not contain any hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Gallery harmless from any and all claims, including but not limited to, all third party claims, demands, suits, actions, judgments, losses, costs, damages (direct, indirect or consequential), attorney’s fees and expenses Gallery might sustain or incur as a result of Gallery’s participation in this Agreement.
*INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS – Artists residing outside of the United States are welcome to enter this exhibition. The exhibition entry fee of $35 must be paid in US funds. Return shipping of books and photographs will be handled via the carrier of your choice but you must provide pre-paid, ready-to-ship shipping labels and customs documents.