Please read the following guidelines carefully.
There have been several important changes to last year's guidelines.
New members: We realize that these specifications may be confusing on a first reading.
Please feel free to ask for clarification from more experienced members.

Bloomington Photography Club
2016 Juried Exhibit at the
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center


Time and place of jurying
Jurying for the 2017 exhibit will take place on the evening of Thursday, May 25, in the club's regular meeting room at the First Presbyterian Church. Entries should be dropped off between 6 and 7 p.m., the earlier the better. The room will be closed at 7 p.m. when jurying begins, and no images will be accepted after that time. Jurying will conclude by 9 p.m. Please return promptly at 9 p.m. to pick up your images.

Number of submissions and cost
You may submit up to three works, with an entry fee of $2.00 each, payable by cash or check on the day of jurying.
1. To submit images for this exhibit, you must be a current member of the Bloomington Photography Club. Images must be original work by the artist.

2. Images that have appeared in any previous Bloomington Photography Club exhibit, whether juried or not, may NOT be submitted. (Photoshares at club meetings do not count as exhibits.) If you are not sure whether an exhibit was sponsored by the club, please check with John Woodcock, chair of the Exhibitions Committee:

3. Images that were submitted to a previous club jurying but were not accepted may be resubmitted, and must follow the guidelines below.

Preparation of images
1. All images must be two-dimensional photographic images, with the exception of images printed on canvas that wrap around their stretchers.

2. Works should be a maximum of 700 square inches overall, as presented for jurying, with a maximum single dimension of 48 inches. Sample maximum sizes: 26x26, 23x30, 20x35,14x48. (Most works submitted are smaller.)

3. For jurying, images should appear exactly as they would when exhibited, except for frame and glass, if those will be used.

4. Images may be printed on any material.

5. Images may be mounted in any of the following ways: (a) Images that will be exhibited under glass should have a rigid backing such as foam core, (b) Images that will not be under glass should have a very rigid backing such as Gator Board, (c) On brushed aluminum (see note on glassless presentation below), or (d) Images printed on canvas may be mounted on a rigid backing (not foam core) or stretched on standard canvas stretchers.

6. Images that will appear under glass must be matted. While the choice of mat color is up to individual artists, past experience suggests that white, off-white, or black mats may be better received by jurors than less conventional mat colors.

7. If you have several images that you wish to present together as one image (i.e., as a triptych), they must be contained within a single mat.

8. Stereoptic or 3D images may be submitted, with appropriate viewing equipment.

9. There should be no indication of your name on the image or on the front of the mat. If you have previously signed the work, please place a blank post-it note over the signature.

10. Each image must have, attached to the back, the "post-it" information form that is supplied by the club. If you did not get forms at a club meeting, they will be available at the church on jurying day. The form asks for your name, email, and phone number; the title of the image and the purchase price or "NFS" (not for sale). For our exhibit at the Ivy Tech Waldron, we ask you to add to the form the work's dimensions when framed, and, in case of NFS, please estimate a market value, which the gallery needs for insurance purposes). Please fill out the forms completely and carefully, since much of this information will appear on each work's wall card. When setting your prices, remember that (a) the Ivy Tech Waldron takes no commission on sales and (b) to avoid unfair competition with area retail galleries, the gallery requires artists to maintain their Ivy Tech Waldron prices for 6 months in the Bloomington area. 

Legal note: Please be aware that photographs portraying the work of other artists, and of some particular places, often may not legally be offered for sale without permission of the artist or organization. This includes, for example, sculptures and paintings, and buildings on the campuses of Indiana University. You may submit such photographs to the Ivy Tech Waldron exhibit, but they should be listed as Not for Sale (NFS) unless you have obtained appropriate permissions.
NOTE: Glassless Presentation
The following additional presentation options are available for the Ivy Tech Waldron exhibit:

1. Images to be exhibited without glass must be mounted on a very rigid backing such as Gator Board (NOT foam core), or on brushed aluminum.

2. An image mounted on Gator Board may or may not be framed. If the image will be framed, it may have a self-mat, which may be colored or white. (A self-mat is printed on the paper as part of the image, extending evenly around the image so as to resemble an actual mat.) Glassless mages, unless they are on canvas (see 5 below), must have a professionally applied micro-laminate coating.

3. If the image is mounted on brushed aluminum, the aluminum should provide a border of approximately 2-3 inches around the image. No self-mat or frame is required. Images mounted on brushed aluminum must have a professionally applied micro-laminate coating.

4. Images may also be printed directly on aluminum. In this case, no micro-laminate coating is required unless recommended by the printer. A frame is optional.

5. As described above, images printed on canvas may be mounted on a rigid backing (Gator Board, but not foam core) or stretched on standard canvas stretchers. They do not require a micro-laminate backing.