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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

Call for BPG Submissions – 2020 JCC Exhibit

The Brentwood Photography Group would like to invite each of our active members to submit entries for our next exhibit to be held at the Gordon Jewish Community Center on Percy Warner Blvd. during the month of December. See more about eligibility below. This is a major exhibition for BPG, so we want to encourage everyone to participate.

Theme: There is no “theme” for this show, but the JCC can reject photos with images of full-frontal nudity, violent subject matter, and religious symbolism. Past shows have highlighted a broad variety of subjects and styles.

Jurors: The jurors for this show will be Jim and Janet Atnip. As jurors, they will be looking for “images that express individual perspective and stimulate a viewer to stare a little longer.”

Guidelines

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.jpg
  • 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

Call for BPG Submissions

2020 JCC Exhibit

The Brentwood Photography Group would like to invite each of our active members to submit entries for our next exhibit to be held at the Gordon Jewish Community Center (http://www.nashvillejcc.org/) on Percy Warner Blvd. during the month of December. See more about eligibility below. This is a major exhibition for BPG, so we want to encourage everyone to participate.

Theme: There is no “theme” for this show, but the JCC can reject photos with images of full-frontal nudity, violent subject matter, and religious symbolism. Past shows have highlighted a broad variety of subjects and styles.

Jurors: The jurors for this show will be Jim and Janet Atnip. As jurors, they will be looking for “images that express individual perspective and stimulate a viewer to stare a little longer.”

Key Dates:

  • Deadline for submission: Saturday, October 24
  • Notification of selections: November 11
  • Selections should be brought to JCC, ready to hang: Monday, November 30 (all day) or by 12:00 noon Tuesday, December 1 (these are tentative dates and we will inform the members about the time and day after the selection)

Artist’s Reception: We will not be having an artist’s reception due to the Coronavirus situation.

Pick-up date: Selections picked up on Wednesday, December 30.

Guidelines to submit your entries:

  • This is open to active BPG members only.
  • You may submit up to 3 entries. The photos may have been captured using any photographic process. Entries should have been taken in the last 24 months and can include pictures submitted for Photo of the Month during the last 24 months.
  • Naming of files: Please name each file using the following method:

<first name> <last name>_ JCC2020_<entrynumber>.jpg
Example: Rick Wise’s first entry would be named: rick wise_JCC2020_1.jpg

  • Please submit all works as JPG files, with a minimum of 2000 pixels on the long side.
  • Upload all entries using the form below. Within 3 days after submitting you will receive an email confirmation. If you don’t, please email us and ask!

Preparing Images for Display:

The accepted images should be a minimum of 11 x 14 or 11 x 11 square (framed out: 16 x 20 or the equivalent for a square). Photos should have black frames with white matting and a sturdy wire across the back, ready for hanging. Unframed metal prints or acrylic prints are acceptable but must have either a wire across the back or a hook in the middle that will work with the JCC’s gallery system.

Other useful information:

The juror will select up to 30 images for the show.

JCC takes 35% of the sales price if a photograph is sold. They have a release form for each artist to sign, which we will send to those whose work is selected.

Venue: The exhibit will be at Gordon Jewish Community Center in the Janet Levine March Gallery

BPG would like to thank Carrie Mills for offering us the month of December at the JCC, and to Jim & Janet Atnip for agreeing to be our jurors.

Thank you all for your submissions and being part of another fantastic BPG show!

Good luck and have fun!!

BPG Exhibit Team

Image Submission Form

Before uploading, please remember to name your file(s) per the instructions.

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

(These instructions are currently hidden from display. Use Advanced > Responsive to turn on)
Framing Guide

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.

Framing-Guide-Landscape