Call for entry: Open Water

   The Kiernan Gallery

    23B West Washington St.

Lexington, VA 24450

Deadline: March 15, 2013


Contest name: Open Water May 1 - June 1, 2013


Water has a long history as subject matter for artists. It is revered for its beauty as well as respected and feared for its unpredictable nature. Water carves our landscapes, making rivers and streams. It provides sustenance, recreation, and transport. Whether contained in swimming pools, bathtubs, or fountains, or freely flowing waterfalls, currents, and tides, The Kiernan Gallery seeks images of literal and metaphoric interpretations for Open Water. 

Eligibility: All photographic media are encouraged.

Entry Fee: $25

Submission Criteria 

We accept only digital submissions. All digital files should be provided as:

  • - JPGs
- 72 ppi

  • - sRGB

  • - Image width not to exceed 1500pixels on the longest side and at least 1024.
  • - Files should be titled as LastName_FirstName_01Title.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the submission form. No non-alpha-numeric characters.

Work that has been previously exhibited in the main gallery is not eligible to appear in subsequent shows.

Work that The Kiernan Gallery deems inappropriate (i.e. pornography) will not be submitted to the juror. When submitting images, bear in mind that The Kiernan Gallery is located in a small town in Virginia.

By Email

Email image files and Submission Form to

By Mail

CD submissions may be mailed, but must be received by the submission deadline. Submission fee may be paid by check included with CD or by PayPal via the Pay Now button. Mail the CD (not DVD) with JPG files and Submission Form to:

        The Kiernan Gallery

        23B West Washington St.

        Lexington, VA 24450

Deadline: March 15, 2013

Prizes: For this exhibition, juror Jennifer Schwartz will select up to 25 images for display in the main gallery, and up to an additional 35 to be included in the online gallery. All images will be reproduced in an exhibition catalogue available for purchase. A Juror’s Choice and Director’s Choice will also be announced and both winners will receive a free copy of the catalogue.

Copyright: Artists retain all copyright to their work.

Usage rights: Artists retain full rights to their work. By submitting to The Kiernan Gallery, artists grant the use of selected images for the purpose of marketing the gallery and subsequent display on this website