3rd Open Call
Photography Exhibition
Jurored by
Paula Tognarelli

3rd Open Call Accepted Artists
Jurored Photography Exhibition
February 16 – March 11, 2017

  • Jurored by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.
  • Opening Reception Thursday February 16, 2017, 5-9pm
  • Awards Reception Thursday March 9, 2017, 5-9pm

3rd Open Call Accepted Artists and Entries

  • Frank Armstrong, “New Orleans, Louisana 1981”
  • Sharon arnold, “5 Summer of Silence”
  • Ben Arnon, “Willets Point IV”
  • Craig Becker, “Scratch 26”
  • Gary Beeber, “Remains of privet hedges, formal garden, Sylvester Manor”
  • Lynne Buchanan, “Vestiges of a Flood from Glacial River, Iceland”
  • Kelly Burgess, “Wound”
  • Ellen Cantor, “I Have No Way To See Them”
  • Christopher Chadbourne, “Miss Georgia State Fair”
  • Richard Cohen, “Waterline 3”
  • Ashley Comer, “Boy On The Subway”
  • Susan Daum, “The Childhood Dreams We Keep”
  • Anthony DeAngelis II, “Cleansing Atrocity”
  • John Evans, “till death us do part 6”
  • Diane Fenster, “His Spirit Departs Through the Window”
  • Vanessa Filley, “How Does Your Garden Grow?”
  • John Gallagher, “Portent”
  • John Gallagher, “Meditation on Archie”
  • Conrad Gees, “Bosque Magico de la Habana, Cuba II”
  • Dennis Geller, “Fruit”
  • Joe Greene, “Purse#2”
  • Greg Heins, “Wichita Tire”
  • sandrine hermand-grisel, “Waterlilies 2280”
  • Jeffrey Heyne, “Voile: Pearl Earring”
  • Donna Hixson, “Infinite Heat”
  • Rohina Hoffman, “Angie”
  • Bruce Hooke, “Looking up Through Hole in Ice”
  • John Hovermale, “Monhegan”
  • Joel Howe, “Squantum #1”
  • Joel Howe, “Burlington #1”
  • Leslie Jean-Bart, “Engagement”
  • Paul Jett, “Birds in a Willow (Bird Series)”
  • Joyce Jewell, “Juxtaposition”
  • Jessica Jones, “Untitled #2”
  • Michael Joseph, “Otter”
  • Gregory Jundanian, “My Brother’s Keeper”
  • Marky Kauffmann, “Cindarella”
  • Valerie Kim, “Wayne 11”
  • Susan Lapides, “Sisters”
  • Rachel Lincoln, “Self Portrait”
  • Jiayi Liu, “Untitled”
  • Jiayi Liu, “Untitled”
  • tony maher, “Mermaids Untitled 1”
  • Virginia Mallon, “Hades”
  • Vicky Martin, “Green Light, Cabin Free”
  • Nick Meyer, “Alexis and Lydia Hugging”
  • Lynette Miller, “Evolute”
  • Judith Montminy, “Aubergine Wall”
  • Christopher Morse, “Noberron #83”
  • Rebecca Moseman, “Battle Boy”
  • Tricia Neumyer, “Dawn over Cooper’s Lake”
  • Elizabeth Panzer, “Pointsetta Op. 1”
  • Donna Pinckley, “Look at you taking another one of our good black men.”
  • Astrid Reischwitz, “Prickly”
  • Suzanne Révy, “Weed”
  • Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, “Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path)”
  • Mark Schmidt, “Erotic Landscape Boxed and Cornered”
  • Andi Schreiber, “Smush”
  • Brittany Severance, “Stepping from the Threshold”
  • Raphael Shammaa, “04 The Sheltering Sky”
  • Raphael Shammaa, “05 Blue Outdoors”
  • Sara Silks, “Emergence One”
  • Alan Strassman, “Night Vision #5”
  • JP Terlizzi, “Self Portrait – Confine”
  • Amanda Tinker, “Untitled (Michael with Leaves)”
  • Dawn Watson, “From inverted landscapes”

About the Juror

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts, a nonprofit with a mission to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 60 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces.

Paula holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a current candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. She has juried and curated exhibitions internationally including American Photo’s Image of the Year, Photoville’s Fence, Flash Forward Festival, Deland Arts Festival, Center for Fine Art Photography, PDN’s Photo Annual, PDN’s Curator Awards, the Kontinent Awards, the Filter Festival in Chicago, San Francisco International Photography Exhibition , Your Daily Photograph for Duncan Miller Gallery and the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China.

Paula is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld. She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography Fellowships and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland, a nominator for the Heinz Prize in Pennsylvania, the Robert Gardner Fellowship at Harvard University, and the Rappaport Prize in Massachusetts. She is a past member of the Xerox Technical Advisory Board. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography and the Flash Forward Festival Boston.

Visit the Griffin Museum of Photography


Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA) invites photographers from around the world working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Artwork must be photography-based and 40 inches or less in height and width (including the frame). Photographers must be age 18 or older.

$1000 in Prizes

All prizes are awarded at the awards reception
on March 9, 2017 at 7:30pm. 

  •  Best of show $500
  •  2nd place $250
  •  3rd place $150
  •  People’s choice prize $100 determined by
    paper ballot in the gallery or via email

Prizes are awarded as gift cards from a major photo retailer who ships internationally.

Artist Dates

  • Entry deadline: Jan 22, 2017, 11:59 pm MDT
  • Notice of acceptance: Jan 27, 2017
  • If you choose print service, email files by Feb 3
  • Artwork hand delivered Feb 11 & 12 from 1 to 3pm
  • Shipped artwork received until Feb 13 at 4pm
  • Opening reception: Feb 16, 6:30 to 8:30pm 
  • Awards reception: Mar 9, 6:30 to 8:30pm 
  • Show closes: Mar 11, 1:00pm
  • Artwork pickup: Mar 11 & 12, 1:00 to 3:00pm
  • Unsold art shipped out beginning week of Mar 12
  • Any pieces not picked up after 30 days may be donated to charity.

Notification of Acceptance

All applicants will be notified by email on January 27, 2017. A list of accepted artists will be posted on the PCPA website.

Delivery of Accepted Photographs

Artwork can be hand delivered to the gallery Feb 11 & 12 from 1 to 3pm. Shipped artwork received until to Feb 13 at 4pm

Exhibit Guidelines 

All work submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed professionally with either glass or plexi, and be wired with D-rings and ready to hang. PCPA recognizes that some work is non-traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. Prints on aluminum, wood, or other alternative material are acceptable. The maximum height and/or width including the frame must not exceed 40 inches.

Images not suitably prepared will be excluded. Once unpacked at the gallery framed images may be evaluated once again. Printing excellence, mounting, and framing qualities of each piece will be taken into account. Your piece must be wired and ready to hang. Do not use screwed hooks, sawtooth hangers, exposed glass edges, or cleats. Work not properly framed or damaged in shipment may not be exhibited.

Print Service

Distant photographers whose work is accepted for the exhibit can use our print service to avoid shipping costs and mailing problems. All prints will be displayed in professional .75 inch black frames behind glass. We print images at a good size to maximize impact at exhibition. The process is easy:

  • Save your file at 300dpi at one of the standard image sizes below. Your image needs to fill the dimensions of the file. Do not add any white or black border or extra canvas area. Save as JPG maximum quality, file size less than 20MB.
  • Email the file to [email protected] by February 4. Write “print service and [your name]” in the subject line of your email.
  • PCPA will email you a Paypal invoice for $40 per print.
  • Promptly send payment for the invoice and we will print, frame, and hang your image in time for the show.

After the exhibit all print-service prints remain available for viewing at the gallery. At your request we can ship the print to you after the show has concluded (contiguous 48 states USA only). You pay for shipping.

Print service image sizes at 300dpi:

  • 12 x 16 inches (3:4 aspect)
  • 14 x 14 inches (Square)
  • 11 x 16.5 inches (2:3 aspect)


Shipped artwork must be received by Monday February 14 at 4pm. Artists who choose to ship accepted works will be responsible for supplying a pre-paid return shipping label. We work hard to sell art and suggest waiting until the end of the exhibit to email a PDF of your return label. UPS shipping is preferred. Do not include return USPS postage in your package 

Address to:
Providence Center for Photographic Arts Photography Gallery
118 North Main Street, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 225-6792
email: peter@petermillerfineart.com

Become a Member of Providence Center for Photographic Arts

PCPA supports the professional growth of its members by offering exhibitions, workshops, and mentorship programs. Members share a passion for creating, appreciating, and understanding all forms of photo-based media, providing a platform for artistic expression, and fostering a dialogue and innovation in the photographic arts. The gallery also serves as a meeting place for local photography groups to connect on personal and professional levels. All exhibits, workshops, and events are open to the public. More information….

Sales Commission and No Sales Tax

All work accepted for gallery exhibition must be for sale. PCPA will retain a 40% commission on the sale of any work. Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist within 30 days of the close of the show. All photographs must be signed by the artist. The sale of signed, original, limited edition artwork in the state of Rhode Island is sales tax free.

Legal Agreement

  • Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against PCPA, including the officers, members and employees. PCPA will exercise reasonable care in handling all entries, but will not assume prednisone any liability for loss or damage while in the PCPA’s possession or during shipping. Work may be independently insured by the artist.
  • Copyright: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use.
  • Usage Rights: By submitting images you are giving PCPA the right to use the images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and for reproduction online. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the PCPA. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Submitting artists prednisone will be added to PCPA’s email subscriber list. They may opt out using a link on each email at any time.
  • PCPA reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.
  • Payment of the submission fee indicates acknowledgment of all terms and conditions.

Please email: [email protected], or call Peter
at (401) 225-6792.


Gallery Night Providence

PMFA is a member gallery of Gallery Night Providence.
The “Open Call” awards reception will coincide with the October 15, 2015 Gallery Night.

Every third Thursday of the month, from March to November, 22 galleries and museums across Providence, Rhode Island open their doors. Gallery Night Providence is a free event, and celebrates art ranging from contemporary multi-media installations to one-of-a-kind functional artworks.

Starting with nine determined galleries in 1996, Gallery Night Providence has grown into a regional visual arts extravaganza. Art buses travel the neighborhoods of Providence letting people on and off at galleries, museums and historic sites. Over 10,000 people each year enjoy exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, live music and performances.


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