2nd Open Call
Photography Exhibition
Jurored by
Paula Tognarelli

2nd Open Call Juried Photography Exhibition
October 15 – November 14, 2015


  • Jurored by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.
  • Opening Reception Thursday October 15, 2015

2nd Open Call Accepted Artists

SherryAikmanStutthof - SoulsPhotography2013DallasTX
BenAltmanRavensbrück Concentration Camp. Federal Republic of GermanyPigment Inkjet or Platinum-Palladium Print2015SpencerNY
JulieAnandCalibration Mark A48 with satellitesarchival inkjet print2015PhoenixAZ
RogerArchibaldHauling OutPhotography2013North QuincyMA
CraigBeckerScratch 14Archival Pigment Print2015WindhamME
MarnaBellCloser To Home 25 Archival Pigment Print2014SyracuseNY
MargaretBirnbaum1 Bitter Melon HutArchival Digital Print2015SomervilleMA
JohnBoccanfusoA Place to ReflectDigital2014LawrencevilleNJ
EdieBreslerIf I wonArchival pigment print2015SomervilleMA
CurranBroderickMorning LightInkjet Print2015MedfordMA
EllenCantorNancy DrewArchival pigment print2013Rolling Hills EstatesCA
KayleeCataldo-PerryFragments2Gelatin Silver Print2015StonehamMA
MarkCogginsGeisha ConfidentialDigital Archival Print2015BelmontCA
LeahCooperTed Writing In The Dinette Miami Beach, Florida 6/6/43photography2014BaltimoreMD
PeterCroteauMountain XIVArchival Pigment Print2014ProvidenceRI
sandidanielHornetPhotography pigment transfer to Kinwashi paper2015FreeportNY
nancyedelsteinFriday Night Dinners-Golden WaveArchival Pigment Print2015seattleWA
DurwoodEdwardsGhost FlightPhoto2015JoeltonTN
YorgosEfthymiadisUntitled_07Archival Pigment Print2015SomervilleMA
DebEhrensFrozen Geometryphotograph2014South DartmouthMA
JeffEvansNormal Water DeptColor digital photo2013RantoulIL
JoannaFerenceJacobInkjet Print2015PhiladelphiaPA
FlorinFirimitaThe Reader #3photography2015WinstedCT
DavidFrancisLamaire ReflectionsArchival Inkjet Print2015HoustonTX
SteveGenatossioNY. Route 20Archival pigment print2015SomersworthNH
KatherineGendreauCloud DancePhotography2015BristolRI
AmyGieseUntitledunique silver gelatin chemigram + skiagram2014AllstonMA
PierreHauserDeep BrooklynDigital Photography2013New York CityNY
BrettHenriksonChaotic Forms #112Silver Gelatin Print from Arranged Wet Plate Collodion Negat2015PawtucketRI
DonnaHixsonLost Alligators100% Cotton Rag Archival Paper2013Boca RatonFL
Lily IdleSubmerged SeattleSilver Gelatin Print2013Beverly HillsCA
CarolIsaakSacred Space.1photography2014PortlandOR
MarkyKauffmannCommet Tailsdigital archival pigment print2015SomervilleMA
LeeKilpatrickHappy New Yeararchival pigment print2013SomervilleMA
EliseKirkSwan, Bunny4x5 Negative, Archival Inkjet Print2015ProvidenceRI
DrewLeventhalAlly-49Digital Photography2015Bryn MawrPA
HowardLewisCircle and SpherePhotography2014White PlainsNY
AndaMarcuTrapped Ifilm photography2015LondonOther
PaxtonMaroneyThe VeilPhotography2014ArlingtonTX
VickyMartinInevitably InvisiblePhotography2015LeekOther
VickyMartinThe PromisePhotography2011LeekOther
KatherineMatthiesenSelf-Portrait, GreenArchival pigment print2015HoustonTX
JimMcKinnissFarmdustrial #57Archival Inkjet2015Santa MariaCA
LynetteMillerThe Uncertainty Principlepigment print on cotton rag2015Black MountainNC
Mary AnneMitchelldream in a dreamarchival inkjet print from scan of wet plate collodion plate2015AtlantaGA
Emily HanakoMomoharaStray BeesPigment Print2014CincinnatiOH
JudithMontminyDivided LightArchival inkjet print2015DuxburyMA
RebeccaMosemanFlying Lanterns_The BookPhotography2015PurcellvilleVA
RebeccaMosemanFlying Lanterns_lavenderphotography2015PurcellvilleVA
PaulMurrayIceland Beach Ice #1Color Photography2013JamestownRI
LauraNoelBerta and Elmer Hader's The Big Snow, 2012Archival Pigment Print2012AtlantaGA
AlexandraOpieEcho no 153Tintype2014SalemOR
ZoePerry-WoodAisha & Yadrya, BAGLY Prom SeriesArchival Pigment Print2015LexingtonMA
CamiloRamirezBurnoutArchival Inkjet Print2014Jamaica PlainMA
LisaRedburnSwimming in the CloudsPhotograph2012MontclairNJ
MichelleRogers PritzlUntitledtintype2013Long BeachCA
AndiSchreiberTartArchiaval Inkjet Print2014ScarsdaleNY
LauraSchumpertIntrusivePhotography2015Cape GirardeauMO
AlanStrassmanHomage to Hopperphotograph, archival inkjet print2015WestonMA
Sandra ChenWeinsteinAnna #2Archival Pigment Print2015Lake ForestCA


  • Best of show $500
  • 2nd place $200
  • 3rd place $100
  • People’s choice prize $200 determined by online poll conducted during the exhibit. Prize awarded at the end of the exhibit. (email address required for online vote)
  • Prizes are awarded as gift cards from a worldwide online photography store
  • Prizes will be announced at the opening reception on Thursday October 15 at 7:15 pm

Artist Dates

  • Entry deadline: September 24, 2015, 11:59 pm MDT
  • Notice of acceptance: October 1 , 2015
  • Print service: end of day, Sunday October 4, 2015
  • Artwork received October 10 and October 11 from 1 to 4pm
  • Shipped artwork received up to October 12 at 4pm
  • Awards reception: October 15, 5 to 7pm
  • Gallery Night Providence: October 15, 5 to 9pm
  • Show closes: November 14, 12 noon
  • Artwork pickup: November 14 and 15 from 1 to 4pm
  • Any pieces not picked up after November 21 may be donated to charity.

Accepted Photographs for Exhibition

Artwork can be hand delivered to the gallery October 10 and October 11 from 1 to 4pm. Shipped artwork should arrive between Friday October 9 and Monday October 12 2015.

Presentation matters! Prize winners will be judged from the actual work hanging in the gallery.

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. PMFA 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.

Photographs not suitably prepared will be excluded. Once unpacked at the gallery framed photographs may be evaluated once again. Printing excellence, mounting and framing qualities of each piece will be taken into account. 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. The Best of Show winner of the May 2015 “1st Open Call” show used the print service.

We print images at a good size to maximize impact at exhibition. The process is easy:

  1. Save your file at 300dpi at one of the standard image sizes below (next page). Save as JPG maximum quality, file size less than 20MB.
  2. Email the file to PMFA by end of day, Sunday October 4, 2015. Write “print service and [your name]” in the subject line of your email.
  3. PMFA will email you a PayPal invoice for $40 per print.
  4. Promptly send payment for the invoice so we can 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).

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)
  • 18 x 10.125 inches (16:9 aspect)
  • All prints have additional white border all around and will be displayed in professional 3/4 inch black frames behind acrylic.


Artists who choose to ship accepted works will be responsible for supplying a pre-paid return shipping label. Shipped artwork must be received by October 12 at 4pm.

Address to:
Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery
118 North Main Street, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 225-6792
email: [email protected]

Sales, Commission, and No Sales Tax

All work accepted for gallery exhibition must be for sale. PMFA will retain a 30% 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.

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.

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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.

Legal Agreement

  • Participant’s Waiver
    Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against PMFA, including the officers, members and employees. PMFA will exercise reasonable care in handling all entries, but will not assume any liability for loss or damage while in the PMFA’s possession or during shipping. Work may be independently insured by the photographer.
  • 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 PMFA 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 PMFA. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Submitting artists will be added to PMFA’s email subscriber list. They may opt out using a link on each email at any time.
  • PMFA reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.
  • Payment of the submission fee indicates acknowledgement of all terms and conditions.


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

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