21 Nov 2023

Compete Upstream Gallery 2024 Photo Show: Ordinary & Extraordinary

Upstream Gallery Hastings-On-Hudson, NY, United States

Upstream Gallery

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: December 23, 2023 – Upstream Gallery announces a call for artists to enter ‘Ordinary & Extraordinary: Upstream Gallery Photo Show’.

This call for photography challenges us to see the extraordinary in the everyday or vice versa. The theme can be reflected in any lens-based imagery including street photography, still life, landscape, people, B+W or color and constructed photography.

What makes a photograph exceptional? As Susan Sontag wrote “The activity of seeing, recorded and aided by cameras, is “photographic seeing.” This is what Edward Weston was doing when he said “I have been photographing our toilet, that glossy enamel receptacle of extraordinary beauty…”

Exhibition will be held at Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, February 1 thru February 25, 2024.

Artists from around the U.S. are invited to submit photographs in any technique. All work must be photographically based. All work must be suitably framed. Maximum framed size may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. Accepted pieces must be wired for hanging. The gallery reserves the right to reject poorly presented pieces.

Our guest juror Dave Shelley is a co-founder of Photoville–a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography for all.

Our juror will be looking for creativity in interpretations of this idea, and will select Best of Show and three Honorable Mentions.

$45.00 for a minimum of 3 pieces; $4.00 additional for each entry thereafter up to a maximum of 8 pieces ($65).


All pieces must be for sale. The gallery will retain a commission of 30% on all sales.

Upstream Gallery was founded in 1991 by artists who came of age in New York during the 50’s and 60’s. The gallery continues a long tradition of artists presenting their own work, from the independent Impressionist salons and exhibitions of 19th century France to the artist-run galleries of mid-century Manhattan. Our founding artists created a vibrant gathering place where community comes together, celebrating art in many forms.

Upstream Gallery
8 Main Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, 10706


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Opportunity Categories: + Open to All Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, Open to U.S. Artists Only, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, and Sales.

Opportunity expires in 20 days.

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