Call For Entry: Francis Thompson SELECTS

Calls For Entry
Date(s) - 07/24/2020 - 08/30/2020
Time(s) - 8:00 am - 11:59 pm

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now taking entries for Francis Thompson Selects, APG’s feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), the month-long, citywide photography festival. The exhibition will be juried by Francis Thompson, Art Program Project Manager at JLL, a contemporary corporate art collection installed within office buildings throughout North America.

This exhibition will be featured in Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Festival Guide.

Juror: Francis Thompson

Francis Thompson is the Art Program Project Manager at JLL. Over the past decade, he has managed a team responsible for maintaining and expanding a contemporary corporate art collection installed within office buildings throughout North America. During the early part of his role with the collection, he led the curatorial development of its rotating exhibition program which has grown to between seventy and eighty shows a year. On display within the corporate offices, these exhibitions brought in artwork from non-profit art organizations, local museums, university art departments, and corporate employees.

Francis has worked as Assistant Gallery Director for the Ellipse Art Center in Arlington, VA, assistant coordinator for the Mountain Lake Workshops with director/producer Ray Kass, and as Gallery Coordinator for the Virginia Tech Armory Gallery. A native of Virginia, he holds a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in painting and drawing from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA.


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Entry Information

Open to APG members – Join or Renew Now!
Early Entry: July 24 – Aug 03 (enter early and include a BONUS image)
_____3 works: $35, 5 works: $48, 7 works: $60, 9 works: $75
Regular Entry: Aug 04 – Aug 23
_____2 works: $35, 4 works: $48, 6 works: $60, 8 works: $75
Late Entry: Aug 24 – Aug 30
_____2 works: $40, 4 works: $54, 6 works: $67, 8 works: $83

Notifications of Selections: September 12
Deadline to deliver photographs to APG: October 10
Exhibition Dates: October 17 – Nov 28, 2020
Opening EVENT – TBD

To enter this Call for Entry, you must be a current APG member. Join or Renew Now!

All entries must be completed ONLINE

  • Online Registration & Payment

  • Upload Files to the Dropbox link found in the payment confirmation.

    • Do NOT email any image files

  • If selected, you are responsible for following the selected image information on presentation and delivery, which will be sent to all selected artists.

Prepare Text File and Images

  • Juror Francis Thompson will be selecting the images from all entries.

  • Export/Save images as .jpg. Resize to 2100 px on the longest side. File Size Directions

  • Rename files — with YOUR NAME and the IMAGE TITLE exactly as you wish it to appear (Example: JanePhotographer_MyGreatPhoto.jpg).

  • Create a WORD doc or PDF 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). NOTE: do NOT send .pages files.

  • Once you have paid the entry fee you will receive a confirmation email with the DROPBOX upload link.

  • After you successfully upload your files, you will receive a confirmation email from Dropbox.

  • All payment & entries must be completed ONLINE

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