Call For Entry: Alan Avery Selects

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Date(s) - 07/08/2019 - 09/01/2019
Time(s) - 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Atlanta Photography Group

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now taking submissions for Alan Avery Selects, APG’s feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), the month-long, citywide photography festival. The exhibition will be juried by Alan Avery, owner and curator of Alan Avery Art Company, the oldest sustained art gallery in Atlanta, which represents works by exciting and technically proficient emerging, mid-career, and internationally established career artists.

3 step entry process below

The Virginia Twinam Smith Award is an important part of this exhibition. APG will offer two artists one $500 award each for the purchase of their photograph for acquisition into the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. The show runs from Oct 12 – Nov 30, 2019.

Juror: Alan Avery

Alan Avery is the owner and curator of Alan Avery Art Company. He is responsible for reviewing and recommending artists for long-term representation and career development. Over his 35 years as one of the leading art dealers in Atlanta, Avery is credited with forging relationships and placement of numerous works of art with many leading institutions and museums across the country. During his 30+ year career Avery has brought to the city major exhibitions of some of the most important artists of our time, including Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro, David Hockney, Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Fredrick Hart, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, and Kara Walker.

“My goal is to bring together collectors with works of fine art while developing the collectors awareness of technique, composition, and experience. Art education and  appreciation is a responsibility that I take seriously and hope that collectors learn to recognize works of art as a soulful experience rather than just items of decoration.”

Virginia Twinam Smith Award

Each year, two photographs from the Selects exhibition are awarded a $500 cash prize and the photographs are donated to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) for their permanent collection. Past recipients of the Virginia Twinam Smith Award include: Dale Niles, Tom Meiss, Peter Essick, Malgorzata Florkowska, Joseph Pizzuto, Amanda Greene, Meredith Howard, Jack Lawing, and Jennifer Lawsky.


APG offers need-based Scholarships for all of our exhibitions that will cover the submission entry fee. Don’t let a lack of funds prevent you from sharing your vision with the world. Be a part of the photography community and show your work today. Click HERE for more details.


Call for Entries: July 8 – Aug 26, 2019 (membership & fees apply, info below)
Notifications: Sept 7
Deadline to deliver to APG: Saturday, Oct 5
Exhibition Dates: Oct 12 – Nov 30, 2019
Juror Talk: Oct 19, 1:30-2:30pm
Artist Reception: Oct 18, 7:30-9:30pm


  • There is no theme for this exhibition. Entrants can submit 2-8 images of their choice. Images do not need to be a part of a single body of work.

  • Works that have already shown in the APG Gallery are ineligible for this exhibition. Works that have been shown off-site (Photo Buckhead, Airport, Southern Currents, etc.) are eligible.

1. First: Purchase Entry Fee

Early Entry: July 8 – 22
2 works: $30, 4 works: $44, 6 works: $68, 8 works: $90
Regular Entry: July 23 – Aug 11
2 works: $35, 4 works: $50, 6 works: $75, 8 works: $100
Late Entry: Aug 12 – Aug 25
2 works: $40, 4 works: $55, 6 works: $80, 8 works: $105

2. Second: Prepare Text File and Images

  • Entries not meeting the following criteria may be disqualified.

  • Jpeg files only. No borders. No watermarks or names on the image.

  • Resize to 2100 px on the longest side.

  • Rename files to the title of the work exactly as you wish it to appear (Example: My Great Photo.jpg). Your name will be automatically prepended to each file upon upload. (File names should be letters and numbers only, please only use _ or – as symbols, do not use any other symbols in file names)

  • Create a text file with your: Personal Info (name, email, phone, website/social media), Artist Statement (500 words max), Bio (250 words max), and Image list (in this order: Title, Year piece was created , Print/Image Size (H x W), estimated Framed Size (H x W) Medium (archival pigment print, inkjet print, silver gelatin, cyanotype, etc), and save this file as a Word doc or PDF.

  • After you have paid the entry fee and uploaded your files, you will receive automated confirmation emails from APG and Dropbox.

3. Third: Upload Text File and Images

Be sure you have completed the entry form/payment and are a current APG member before uploading image & text files. Thanks!

Read info above for file size, naming and other important information.

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