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35th Annual Photography Show: History and Process Prospectus

Saturday, January 10 – Sunday, February 8, 2015


This group art show highlights the history of photography as well as the development and evolution of the camera. All subjects and styles will be considered. Noteworthy processes and printing techniques are of particular interest to the jury. Artists should make note of any distinctive presentation of the artwork if applicable, since this is one of the aspects of a piece that will be reviewed. Alongside contemporary photos, the exhibition will include a display of vintage cameras as well as early photographs, such a daguerrotypes and tintypes. Cash prizes include Juror’s Selections and Student categories.


Robert Gurbo is Curator of the Estate of André Kertész and the André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation. André Kertész (1894-1985) was one of the most inventive, influential, and prolific photographers in the medium’s history. As a young photographer, Robert Gurbo began working for André Kertész in the late 1970’s. After Kertész’s passing in 1985, his estate hired Gurbo to inventory the entire archive and organize his negatives and correspondence for transfer to the French Ministry of Culture. In 1986, Gurbo was appointed curator. In this role, he has organized and curated exhibitions, contributed essays to numerous catalogues, and collaborated with many museums, institutions and galleries. He is co-author of the catalog that accompanied the 2005 National Gallery exhibit, Andre Kertész, published by Princeton University Press. He is editor and author of Andre Kertész: The Early Years, and Andre Kertész: The Polaroids and he organized the reissue of Kertész’s seminal book, On Reading. He is currently working on a new book of Kertész’s New York Period to be published in late 2015.


Entry Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2014

Announcement of Juror’s Selection: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Delivery of Artwork: Monday, January 5, 10 am – 2 pm; 5-7 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10, 6 – 8 pm

Show closes: Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pick-up after the show: Sunday, February 8, 4 – 6 pm and Monday, February 9, 10 am – 1 pm

Please note that work not picked-up at the designated time will be charged a $20 storage fee.  


– Work previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn will not be accepted for the show.

– Work must remain on exhibit for the entire show. No exceptions.

– Work must be wired for hanging. Hanging mechanism is the Walker hanging system. Saw tooth hangers and small wire loops on the back of inexpensive frames, scratched glass and plexiglass, poorly constructed frames, and poorly cut mats are not acceptable. Framed work should be under glass or plexiglass unless it is intentionally unframed and professionally presented. White or ivory mats are preferred.

-Works must be hand-delivered and NOT shipped

Two-dimensional works must be wired for hanging.

The Walker hanging system is used for two-dimensional work and wall sculpture. Weight should not exceed what can be lifted by two art handlers.

NOTE: The curator reserves the right to reject any work at delivery whose presentation and quality is sub-standard.


A maximum of 5 works per artist will be accepted for a non-refundable fee:

New Canaan Society for the Arts Members: $20 for up to 2 and $30 for up to 5 entries.

Non-members: $35 for up to 2 and $45 for up to 5 entries. Pay online with PayPal. There are no refunds for work accepted or not selected.

Become a member today for reduced entry fees!


1. Resize your images to 72 dpi and not larger than 8” x 8”. Suggested pixel size is 1024 inches in largest dimension.  Or save the images for “web” in the photo program on your computer and they will automatically be sized correctly for uploading.

2. Save the newly sized images as a .jpg file and rename each image file with your name, the entry number and the short title.  Follow this example exactly including the underscore marks and capitalization.  Example: Smith_Mary_01ShortTitle.jpg


Enter online (preferred entry method):

  1. Fill out the Entry Form online. Click here for Entry Form
  2. Upload a .jpg image sized and labeled as described above
  3. Click SUBMIT, then Payment method is PayPal, or call the Carriage Barn with your credit card information.
  4. You will receive a submission confirmation email.

Mail Entries (alternative submission method):

  1. Burn a CD of .jpg images sized and labeled as above.
  2. Complete the entry form (without uploading images) Click here for Entry Form and SUBMIT.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email.
  4. Include a printed copy of entry form with your CD.
  5. Include a check made out to New Canaan Society for the Arts. Submissions received without payment will not be considered by the juror.
  6. Send to:
    Carriage Barn Arts Center (Attention: 35th Annual Photography Show)
    P.O. Box 1044
    New Canaan, CT, 06840
  7. Must be RECEIVED by December 5th.
  8. Include a self addressed stamped CD mailer with your entry only if you would like your CD returned.


You may enter works that are for sale. New Canaan Society for the Arts receives a 40% fee on sales.


Insurance covers work accepted for exhibition while in possession of the New Canaan Society for the Arts. Upon delivery of work, the artist must sign a consignment and liability form in order for the work to be insured. The New Canaan Society for the Arts will insure to the extent of 50% of the value accepted by the insurance company less any deductible. The work will be insured 100 % if the artist presents a third-party appraisal. The New Canaan Society for the Arts will not be liable for work not claimed after specified pick-up dates and times.  All care will be taken while art is at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, but the New Canaan Society for the Arts is not responsible for any loss or damage to the artwork during delivery, installation and de-installation or for normal wear and tear, such as minor nicks to frames or scratches to plexiglass.