Call for Entries

Intimacy with the Subject’ Photo Exhibition




Mount Dora Center for the Arts presents ‘Intimacy with the Subject’, a curated photographic exhibition, on display August 8, 2016 to September 23, 2016.

The visual narrative of the work submitted for review should evoke the feeling of intimacy and how you interpret intimacy. We are searching for images that go beyond the obvious to get at something deeper. Think beyond human subjects. Stretch your imagination.

Open to all artists at all levels. Explore any interpretations that apply to the the me “Intimacy with the Subject” All works in the exhibition must be for sale with an artist-gallery split of 65%-35% of the purchase price.

George Wilson has more than 30 years of experience as a professional photographer in both editorial and commercial fields of work. His work has  appeared in many national  and international publications. Now focusing on nature and wildlife photography, George exhibits his infrared black and white landscape work and teaches photography at numerous art centers, botanical gardens and at the Walt Disney World Resort in his  home state of Florida. A key element to George’s work is his dedication to traditional  photography as his post processing is strictly limited to tools aligning with the  traditional darkroom.

Best of Show
Two Awards of Excellence
Two Awards of Distinction
2 Awards of  Merit

To promote the  Intimacy with the Subject exhibit , Mount Dora Center for the Arts publicizes on social media sites, e-blasts, press releases to encourage articles, reviews and regional exposure.

Submission fee of $10 per entry to be paid via pay pal at

Submission entries will be accepted now through July 11, 2016. Submit the following in one email with the subject ‘Intimacy with the Subject’

  1. Current contact information
  2. Image list of works submitted
  3. Brief statement about the work in relationship to the title of the show (150 word max)
  4. Artists Bio (150 word max)
  5. Up to 3 JPEGs of 3 existing works
  6. Finished dimensions of framed works may be between 8” x11” and 16” x 20”.
  7. Artists must send JPEGs formatted as follows:
    – 300dpi image resolution
    – Maximum file size per image–1MB
  8. Title each image as follows: image#_lastname_title_HxWxD.jpeg

Copy and paste the information above, include in the body of the email as well as an attachment accompanied by up to 3 JPEGs. Email this in one email to:

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


  • Exhibit Dates: August 12 to September 22, 2016
  • Opening Reception: August 12, 2016, 6-8pm
  • Deadline for submissions: July 11, 2016
  • Artist notification via email: July 18, 2016
  • Accepted work to be delivered: August 8 or 9, 2016. Works may be shipped or delivered in person. All accepted works must be ready to hang or be displayed.
  • Unsold works must be picked up by September 23, 2016.
  • The gallery will ship only if prepaid postage and packing is provided by artist.


The Mount Dora Center for the Arts is a non-profit collaborative leader, which plays an  integral role in the community, by demonstrating the passion and commitment to the development of the arts through progressive and diverse educational programs, dynamic exhibits and  an arts festival which is the foundation of artistic expression within the community.

Mount Dora Center for the Arts
138 E. 5th Ave
Mount Dora, FL 32757


Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016


Artists are invited to submit entries for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. It has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK. The Prize is welcoming entries from all UK based artists, from student to established, working with drawing. The 2016 selectors are Glenn Brown, artist; Stephanie Buck, Director of Kupferstich-Kabinett at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; and Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford. They will create an exhibition of up to 70 original works that explores and celebrates the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK. This will run at Jerwood Space, London, from 14 September – 23 October 2016, before touring to venues across the UK. The prizes, which will be awarded to the winning artists at a private ceremony on 13 September 2016, are a First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000 and two Student Awards of £2,000 each. Please note - a £18 fee is required to enter this competition.

Bridgeman Studio Award 2016


Enter the international Bridgeman Studio Award competition and you could win a £1,000 commission to design the front cover of award-winning author Rosie Garland’s next title, published by The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. Student entrants could also win a 4-week work placement at the HarperCollins office in London. To be in with a chance of this incredible prize, submit up to 5 artworks on the theme of 'NIGHT' by 30th June 2016. The competition is open to artists all over the world and at all levels, and we welcome a range of media.

Celeste Prize 2016


Celeste Prize is an international contemporary arts prize which every year awards rewarding benefits to emerging and mid-career artists. It's open to artists, photographers and creatives worldwide, without limits of age or experience. Works should contain an exciting and profound mix of contemporary perspectives and a creative use of artistic languages. 53 finalist works and projects will be chosen by a jury curators and critics, led by Ellen Blumenstein, director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Prizes (23,000 €) are awarded according to voting by the 53 finalist artists themselves at the final exhibition in London.
Please note - a 50 € fee is required to enter this competition. 

The Luxembourg Art Prize


The Luxembourg Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists who have yet to establish a profile on the contemporary international scene. Its function is to discover artists, and it is open to any artist, amateur or professional, with no limits on age, nationality or place of residence. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, sound art, video, mixed media.
Please note that entry for the Luxembourg Art Prize 2016 is subject to the payment of an entry fee to be paid on-line. The entry fee is €45. 

The winner of the Prize in 2016 will receive an award of €25,000 to fund the production of further work and an individual exhibition in a prestigious gallery. The shortlisted artists will be included in a group exhibition in the gallery.

International Video Festival DIGITALBIGSCREEN 2016


The digitalization in cinematography is finally finished in Slovenia. It enables presentation of new contents in a cinema theatre; amongst them also the video and all its derivatives/variations like video document or video performance. Until now video artists have been tied to TV or LCD screens, or screenings on smaller formats. Technical possibilities have therefore been a limiting factor. The international video festival Digitalbigscreen offers the visual artists engaged in video production the possibility to have their works shown on a big cinema screen. Compilation of selected videos will be also offered to Art Cinema Network of Slovenia (AKMS) to present as a part of their art cinema program.

The group are now asking video artists to submit their work. 


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