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Brentwood Photography Group Exhibits

Throughout the year, we periodically have opportunities to exhibit our members’ works at galleries around Nashville and surrounding areas.  Contact our Exhibits Organizer with any questions.

All BPG members in good standing with the Brentwood Photography Group are encouraged to enter.  Members will receive one President’s Cup point for your submission.

2020 Exhibitions

The Exhibits Committee is pleased to announce the details for BPG’s first exhibit in 2020. This one will be a non-juried Gallery Choice Exhibit to be held at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library. We are working on a juried exhibit to be held at the Gordon Jewish Community Center in Nashville beginning in August.

All BPG members in good standing are eligible to submit images for consideration. The theme for the Library Exhibit is ” Water” and you have 3 weeks to upload up to 2 images. Please read all the details prior to participating and be prepared to follow all guidelines. The total number of images that will fit the exhibit space is still being determined and we will pass that information on as soon as possible.

We are also planning an Exhibit Opening Event in the Brentwood Room at the Library to be held on Saturday, May 2nd. We will use this opportunity to invite library patrons to learn more about the BPG. Please plan to attend. More details will be shared as they become available. 



Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Once an image has been selected and exhibited in a BPG Exhibition it cannot be re-used for future BPG Exhibitions.
  • Images need to be family appropriate for a public space
  • Naming images for submission:
    • First name Last name – Title of Exhibit-number.
      E.g. Mary Smith – Its All About The Light-1
  • Images must be submitted as JPG files with 2000 pixels on the long side. This allows judging to be done with enough resolution taking into account that images are to be printed. 
  • Use the form below to submit image(s).

Please note the framing guidelines (see below) must be strictly followed. Any images not meeting the guidelines specification will be returned.

Questions?  Email Exhibits Organizer



Gallery Choice Exhibit

John P. Holt Brentwood Library
8109 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN, 37027

May 1 – May 31, 2020

THEME:  Water

IMAGES:  Each BPG member may submit up to 2 themed, family appropriate, images for consideration at


IMAGE SELECTION: This is a non-juried exhibit. Image selections to be included in the exhibit will be made by the Art Chair for the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) along with other representatives.

FRAMING:  All images selected for the exhibit must be printed and framed following the sizing and framing instructions on the BPG website. 

DONATION:  The FOBL requires that one image from the exhibit be donated to the Library for use in their Art Lending Library and they will choose the winning image as the “Library’s Choice Award” for the library donation. Therefore, all photographers submitting images for exhibit consideration must also be willing to donate a framed duplicate of their image (not to exceed a total, including the frame, of 16″ in height) should their image be selected to become part of the Art Lending Library. As of right now, the library can not accept larger works due to their storage limitations. The winning donation image will be announced when the images selected for the exhibit are announced so that the photographer can bring both their exhibit piece as well as the donation piece to the drop off day.

FOBL HHA:  Each photographer selected to participate in the exhibit will have to sign a FOBL “Hold Harmless Form” and turn it in with their exhibit piece. The form will be linked on the BPG Exhibits page. FYI – The form was not written for group exhibits such as ours so the 90 day clause does not apply. 

SALES:  For this exhibit, you may offer your exhibit piece for sale if so desired. Please note, according to Library Art Gallery guidelines, “the sale of any items, collection of taxes, and any related matters shall be the sole responsibility of the exhibitor (in this case, individual photographer) and shall not be completed on Library property.” The Exhibit Committee will provide identification tags to be displayed with each piece. The price of any work for sale can not be displayed on the wall. There will be a binder on a nearby shelf that will include a list of the artists and images, their contact information, and the price for the piece if it is being offered for sale. Any items that are sold during the exhibit, will be marked sold but can not be removed until the exhibit ends.


Wednesday, March 25th:  Submission deadline.

Wednesday, April 8th:  Notify members whose images have been selected to be included in the exhibit and the winner of the “Library Choice Award” selection.

Friday, May 1st:  Drop off framed images to John P. Holt Brentwood Library between 11 am – 1:00 pm.

Sunday, May 31st:  Exhibit Closes/Pick up Images (time TBD) 

Image Submission Form

Before uploading your file, please remember to rename to – .jpg
For Example, Mary Smith – Water.jpg

Please note: Recommended browsers are Chrome and Firefox (Internet Explorer is not supported). 

Only images with .jpg extension allowed.
Please make sure any images to be uploaded are less than 1MB size and 2000px on the longest edge.

If you inadvertently select the wrong image just click the Choose File button again and select the intended one.

Before uploading your file, please remember to rename your image to {Name} - {Exhibition Title}.jpg
For Example, Mary Smith - Water.jpg

Framing Guide


All participating images need to be in a 16″ x 20″ frame with a 1-2” wooden black frame. Double matting is allowed. Note that frames are measured by the size of the opening in the back not by the outside of the frame. Mats should be a minimum of 2”.

Metal or plastic frames will not be accepted.

Hanging hardware must be fixed to the back (D-rings and wire). Wire should be 2½” from top of frame and attached to the frame itself.

There are many ways to sign your image. If the mat is going to come up to the edge of the image the artist should sign the back or front of the image. The mat may also be signed. If your image is going to be offset from mat (see above) it should be signed on the front of the image, not the mat. Whichever you choose, remember that the mat can at some point become separated from the image so it is important to have the image signed.

Theses examples should help bring clarity how to frame for both landscape and portrait orientation photos.