The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018 Call for Entries


The National is an invitational and juried exhibition, anchored by invited artists Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Todd Harper, Michelle Andonian, Clint Baclawski, and Natalie Christensen. The exhibit will be augmented by the work of dozens more photography standouts from across the country selected for the show by jury. This exhibition, similar in prestige and quality to the FWMoA Contemporary Realism Biennial, will showcase the finest photography created or exhibited in the nation. 
  • This call for entry is open to all artists who are 18 years or older who reside or have a representing gallery in the United States working in the varied field of photography.
  • Only work of primarily photographic processes will be accepted.
  • Work submitted must have been created in the last 2 years (2016 to present).
  • Two-dimensional work should not exceed 72 inches in any direction. Three-dimensional work should not exceed 150 pounds or 40 inches in any direction.
  • All submitted work must be intended for exhibition: artists must be prepared to frame their work appropriately for display with substantial frames and professional hanging apparatus.  
  • Works sold during the exhibition must remain on display until the exhibition closes.
FIRST: Museum Purchase Award plus a solo exhibition at the Museum in the coming year. 
SECOND: Museum Purchase Award 
AND: Four Juror's Merit Awards for $1,000 each. Juror's Merit Awards will be chosen by the invited artists, awarded to 4 juried artists. 

All artwork selected for this exhibition will be on physical display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art for the duration of the exhibition. All artists selected to exhibit will be recognized in the exhibition listing at and in a color catalogue available for purchase. Each artist accepted by jury will receive one complimentary catalogue. 

Requirements for a complete submission:

  • Completed online submission form (below)
  • Digital upload of images only through this site (if you are having problems please contact us) 
  • Images should be in JPEG format and titled as such: LastName_FirstName_01Title.jpg. Pixel size should be no larger than 1500 x 2100; images no larger than 3 MB; resolution 300 dpi.
  • Submission Fee: Each artist may submit from 1 to 5 digital images for the jury's consideration for a non-refundable entry fee of $50.

Important Dates:
Deadline to submit: 11:59pm, January 22, 2018
Notification to artists: On or before January 31, 2018
Exhibition on display: April 21-July 15, 2018 

If you have questions, please contact the Associate Curator of Special Collections and Archives Lauren Wolfer at 260.422.6467 or

1a. Artist Information
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2a. Artwork Details Limit 5 Entries
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