Untitled (Ghent Fay with Apples) 1990, © William Wegman

Untitled (Ghent Fay with Apples) 1990, © William Wegman

A photographic exhibition juried by internationally renowned artist William Wegman.

Wild or domesticated, we share our world with animals. For some, as a source of inspiration, delight or companionship and for others as something else entirely.

Whatever the connection, a broad range of interpretations in photography is invited for entry, including documentary, expressive or experimental.  Submissions may be depicted in any style and represent any species, whether real or of the imagination. 

The Exhibition
Selected works will be on view at Smith Andersen North in San Anselmo (SAN), California from October 25th thru November 201st 2014.  Selected works will be posted on the PhotoAlliance website and a  ‘Best of Show’ winner will be awarded a full scholarship to the 2015 PhotoAlliance Our World Portfolio Review.

All proceeds from this juried show will go to support PhotoAlliance. PhotoAlliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the understanding, appreciation and creation of contemporary photography.

Deadline for Submissions: September 15th, 2014

Entry Fee (non-refundable): $45 for up to 5 images.

  • Limit 5 images per person
  • All entries must be jpegs, no larger than 10MB, minimum 1200pixels on longest side (up to 2000 pixels maximum)
  • Save files with artist’s last name, first name and image title. Example:  Smith_John_Dog01.jpg

Submit your entry here via LensCulture
Only online submissions will be accepted for this competition

Notification of juried results will be mailed or emailed on October 1st, 2014.

Accepted artists will be invited to send or deliver actual work.  Delivery and return costs are responsibility of the artists.

All work must be framed or mounted with a wire affixed and ready to hang.

Entries are handled with great care, however, Smith Andersen North assumes no liability for work on its premises.

All selected works will be offered for sale, contact PhotoAlliance if work is not for sale. PhotoAlliance retains 40% commission on all photographs sold, so price accordingly.  Selected images may be used for promotion of the exhibition.

All work must be original. The juried exhibition is open to all photographers, national and international.

September 15th, 2014:  Deadline for submissions
October 1st, 2014:   Winners announced

October 18th 2014:  Hand delivery day to SAN
October 20th, 2014:  Deadline for shipped works to arrive at SAN
October 24th:  Install works in gallery
October 25th, 2014:  Opening reception, 6-9pm
October 25th thru November  21st, 2014:  Exhibition on view
November 25th, 2014:  Pick-up hand-delivered work
December 7, 2014:  Works shipped back by

About William Wegman
William Wegman was born in 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He received a B.F.A. in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston in 1965 and an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana in 1967. From 1968 to 1970 he taught at the University of Wisconsin. In the fall of 1970 he moved to Southern California where he taught for one year at California State College, Long Beach. By the early 70s, Wegman's work was being exhibited in museums and galleries internationally.

It was while he was in Long Beach that Wegman got his dog, Man Ray, with whom he began a long and fruitful collaboration. Man Ray, known in the art world and beyond for his endearing deadpan presence, became a central figure in Wegman's photographs and videotapes.

Wegman has created film and video works for Saturday Night Live and Nickelodeon and his video segments for Sesame Street have appeared regularly since 1989. His videos include Alphabet Soup, Fay's Twelve Days of Christmas and Mother Goose. In 1995, Wegman's film The Hardly Boys was screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Numerous retrospectives of Wegman's work have been made among them "Wegman's World," which opened at the Walker Art Center and toured the United States and "William Wegman: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Videotapes," which opened at the Kunstmuseum, Lucerne traveling to venues across Europe and the United States. More recent exhibitions have included retrospectives in Sweden, Japan, Korea and Spain and, most recently the exhibition "Funny/Strange," which opened at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

William Wegman lives in New York and Maine where he continues to make videos, to take photographs and to make drawings and paintings.

About Photoalliance
PhotoAlliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the understanding, appreciation and creation of contemporary photography. We are artists, students, professionals, amateurs, enthusiasts, and collectors. Our goal is to foster connections within the photographic community through public programs and educational activities including workshops, lecture series, and portfolio reviews.

About Smith Andersen North Gallery
Smith Andersen North was established in 2004 and is one of the Bay Area’s premier exhibition venues.  SAN maintains an active exhibition schedule, curating shows by established and emerging artists, primarily from the San Francisco Bay Area. Our emphasis is on twentieth-century and contemporary fine art photography and photo-based art. Our goal is to work closely with the artists and show a broad spectrum of work. 

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