Call for Entries: 30 of 50

Found this announcement in my email inbox.  I like that there’s a contest specifically for that age bracket; too often I get emails with contests for students in the 18-24 age range, but we have students of all ages at ARC.  So if you know of someone who this could be of interest to, please share. 

Announcing 30 over 50: In Context (2022)

Call For Entries Submission Deadline is December 12, 2021

We (the Center of Fine Art Photography) are interested in photo-based artists that are fifty years old and older for this online exhibition. Too often youth is rewarded and age is neglected. Our aim is to celebrate those who have been practicing their photo-based art or photography for a long time and those who have only recently discovered their artistic talent.

Juror: Gordon Stettinius

In 2010, Gordon Stettinius, an artist and educator, founded an independent publishing company, Candela Books, which has published monographs from Gita Lenz, Chris McCaw, Willie Anne Wright, Paul Thulin and others. Candela’s most recent release is Dr. Falke’s ORACULUM by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.

Soon after, Stettinius founded Candela Gallery in 2011, with the mission being to bring notable photographers to Richmond, Virginia, in an effort to elevate the discourse around contemporary photography. The gallery produces 7-8 feature exhibitions a year; one or two book-related exhibitions each year; and one unbridled, free-for-all, group exhibition each summer.

Candela Gallery has a community-minded philosophy, often presenting political, environmental, and/or subversive work, but their foundation is built upon an emphasis on the photographic object and its craft.

Online Exhibition Feature Dates: March 1 – May 31, 2022

Large Scale Outdoor Projections: May 12, 2022, just after sundown


Juror’s Award: One Artist will be the featured speaker for the Zoom exhibition conversation.

Honorable Mentions: Five artists will be invited to give talks about their work for the Zoom exhibition conversation

Six artists will be selected for 30-minute reviews (via Zoom) with the juror, Gordon Stettinius

Submission Information:

Fee: $20.00 for Members and $25.00 for non-members

All submissions will be handled through CaFE’ (Submit Here)

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2021

Notification Date: January 31st, 2022

Online Exhibition Dates: March 1 – May 31, 2022

Exhibition Conversation with the juror, Gordon Stettinius, and artists: May 12, 2022, at 5:00 pm Mountain Time

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