PCNW – opportunity and call for entries.

Here is an opportunity to get your work in front of a highly regarded, influential figure in shaping Pacific Northwest arts. Eric Fredricksen, the Director of Western Bridge, has a creative curatorial eye, so don’t miss this opportunity to support PCNW and arts here in the Northwest. They have extended the entry deadline to October 25th.

(Lillian Sullam)

The Photographic Center Northwest invites you to participate in our 14th Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition December 1- January 15, 2009. You must be a current member or become a member of PCNW to participate (memberships are annual). First, second, and third prize winners will take home $175, $135 & $100 respectively. The awards will be presented at the artists’ reception on Friday, December 4, 6-8 p.m. The competition is open to all photographic processes, all themes and photographers. The entry fee is $5 per jpeg. You may submit up to ten images total. You may not submit work that has been shown in past PCNW Members’ Exhibitions. Entry fees are non-refundable. All entries must be received in an envelope by Saturday October 25th, 5 p.m. Selected artists will be notified by phone. A list of the selected artists will be posted on the website.


Eric Fredericksen is the Director of Western Bridge. He is a former editor and writer at The Stranger and Architecture. Collections and exhibitions are managed by Matthew Cox, a former preparator at the Henry Art Gallery and Bellevue Art Museum. www.westernbridge.org


Click on the pdf entry form and print it out. Send the completed entry form with your labeled CD to PCNW, 900 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 and follow the instructions below. Deadline: Must be received by Friday, October 16th, 8 pm.

CD Submission: Images submitted on CD must be jpgs formatted for a PC. Maximum jpeg size is 10 inches or 1024 pixels in the longest dimension and scanned at 72 ppi. Each jpeg must be titled with the photographer’s name, correlating letter to match the entry form, the title of the image and the year it was taken. Example: JohnSmith_A_Untitled_2006.jpg, JohnSmith_B_Untitled_2005.jpg. You are strongly encouraged to have a file on your CD with an artist’s statement (word document or pdf). The CD must be labeled with the photographer’s name as well as the case it’s in. Materials will not be returned.


Selected artists will have approximately 3 weeks to prepare their work for delivery for the exhibition due: November 21st. The work must be framed or mounted with a wire or sufficient hanging method on the backside. Although your work will be handled delicately by PCNW staff, we will not be responsible for the damage of any work. All works selected for exhibition must be offered for sale at a price determined by the artist. Artists will receive fifty percent of the sale price. Please note that images selected for the show may be used for promotion of the exhibition and PCNW.

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