Photo exhibit at the Adult Day Center

The Somerset Photography Meetup Group will again have a group photo exhibit at the Adult Day Center of Somerset County in Bridgewater. The exhibit opens Feb. 27 and will hang through April 27. The application deadline is Feb. 5.

This show is for all levels of photographers to display their photos in a public exhibit that will kick off with an opening reception with featured speaker Ron Lake, a professional travel photographer from Connecticut.

Photographers may submit up to three photos for possible inclusion in the show. A jury will cull the photos and select up to 40 for the show. Notices will be sent to everyone who submits by Feb. 5 letting you know whether your images were selected. You then have until Feb. 23 to have a print made, matted, framed and delivered to the Adult Day Center.

All prints should be at least 8”X10” and frames should be at least 16”X20” and no larger than 36” on the longest side. Frames can be metal or wood and must include a wire for hanging. Improperly framed photos will not be accepted. I can provide tips and suggestions on where to get photos framed or how to do it yourself. If you are unsure how to frame your photo, ask me before you get the print made.

The photographer’s name, hometown, photo title and selling price will be displayed adjacent to each photo. If the photo sells, you are responsible for collecting the money and the print will be available to the buyer at the end of the show. I (not the Adult Day Center) ask that you donate at least 20% of sales to the Center. Selling your photo is not required.

There is no theme for the show, but no nudes or inappropriate photos will be included.

The Adult Day Center of Somerset County is a non-profit agency that cares for adults during the day, benefiting both the elderly and their caregivers. They are located in a beautiful facility on East Main St. in Bridgewater next to the Somerset Patriots baseball stadium. They designed their hallways with art exhibits in mind so they can be viewed by clients and the public.

The utmost care will be taken with your photograph and frame, but the Adult Day Center of Somerset County nor the Somerset Photography Meetup Group are responsible for any damage to your photo or frame before, during or after the exhibit.

I wrote a blog post about preparing for a photo exhibit that could be helpful.

Jury fee is $25.00. A jury fee is an entry fee which will go directly to the Adult Day Center (this fee is not something required by the Adult Day Center, it is my way to raise a little money for them). For each fee of $25, members may submit up to three photos. Membership in the meetup group is free. After submitting the jury fee, you will be given information directing you where to send your photo entry.

Submitted photos should be .jpg and at least 1024 pixels on the longest side and 72 dpi. Larger is fine, as long as they are .jpg. These photos are only for the jurying process, you are responsible for having a print made suitable for exhibition.

Each image should be renamed using your name and entry number. Example: JohnSmith1.jpg, JohnSmith2.jpg.

Within the text of the email, you should include: Your name, hometown, email address and the photo information–the name of the photo, the framed size of the print and the price you are asking, if you are selling the photo. This information will be displayed adjacent to your photo at the exhibit.

Example: John Smith, Somerville, jsmith000002@gmail.com.
JohnSmith1: ‘Fallen Trees’ 18X24 frame, $250.00
JohnSmith2: ‘Yellow Trees’ 16×20 frame, $325.00

Click the Buy Now button to pay your $25 Jury Fee. After paying you will be directed to how to submit your entries.

Feb. 5: Application Deadline
Feb. 6: Notifications Sent
Feb. 19-23: Photographers can drop off framed work ready for hanging.
Feb. 27: Show opening, 7-9 p.m., light refreshments and appetizers will be served!
April 27: Show ends
April 30-May 4: Pick up your photos