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MATERIALS  WideOpen: Excellence in Photography is a juried exhibition designed to celebrate all genres of the photographic image.  We invite all still photographs by amateur and professional photographers. Submitted image(s) may be taken by digital or film camera. Altered images are eligible.  Accepted work must arrive framed. Acrylic glass must be used in frame.
Artists must be ages 18 and over.  Works eligible for consideration must be the result of independent effort.  The work must be an original design, not a copy or a variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium.
All entries must be NEW work – completed after January 1, 2013. The recent modification of an older or previously dated work does not make the work eligible unless the artist can document significant differences between the original and the revised versions of the piece.
Submission of a work of art to this exhibition and the completion of the online entry process shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all the conditions set forth.  
Artists will retain all copyrights to their work.  Submitting to WideOpen grants The Dairy Barn Arts Center the rights to reproduce and distribute the images through print and electronic media for promotion of the exhibition and its entrants.  
Each artist may submit 3 pieces (including a single series of up to 5 images). You can submit by visiting
The submission fee for 1-3 pieces before June 1, 2018 is $35. The submission fee for 1-3 pieces on or after June 1 is $45 payable on ArtCall, the submission system you will use for entering.  Discounts for Students & Members of the Dairy Barn Arts Center are available.
Three (3) pieces will be accepted for consideration including one series with up to five images.  Only jpeg files will be considered.  The work should appear as you would wish it to be reproduced. 
FILE TYPE: JPG.  Be sure each file is a .jpg and carries the extension “.jpg”.  Acceptable resolution is 150 dpi.  Images must be sized no larger than 4600 pixels on the longest side.
Each image file must be named as follows: “Title of Work.jpg”. If submitting a series, files must be named as follows: “Series Title_1.jpg”, “Series Title_2.jpg”, etc. Do not include your name, initials, or any other personal identifying information in file name.
The jury is a “blind” jury, which means the jurors do not know the artists’ names or locations.  This year’s jury panel is comprised of three photographers who demonstrate mastery in their respective style.  These talented individuals will select artworks based on originality of concept, design, technique, and craftsmanship.  Acceptance will be granted on the basis of submitted images.

All artists will be notified by July 20, 2018 following the jury process.  All artist exhibition paperwork must be completed by August 3, 2018.  The DBAC reserves the right to refuse work that is drastically different from what was digitally represented. Selected works will be on display at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Sauber Gallery, September 29—November 25, 2018. WideOpen will be available for tour December 10, 2018 and will travel until December 2020.
Artists are responsible for the shipping of their work to and from the Dairy Barn Arts Center.  Do not ship glass. All frames must have acrylic-glass. Once accepted, selected pieces must be shipped to arrive or be hand delivered between September 3-10, 2018 to:
The Dairy Barn Arts Center, WideOpen
8000 Dairy Lane,
Athens, Ohio 45701
Artwork will be returned in the same container in which it was shipped.  Please be certain your shipping container is sufficient, as it may be shipped internationally to WideOpen venues.                               
Be sure to include a return shipping label with accepted work.  Do not send personal checks with estimated amount for postage. UPS or FedEx are our preferred couriers.

Dairy Barn Arts Center reserves the right to deny admission to any work that is drastically different than it appears in the submission.
Once accepted, all artists are required to submit an artist’s statement of no more than 80 words. This statement will appear in gallery materials. The Dairy Barn Arts Center will not publish more than 80 words per artist, and will not edit the statements.
Artists must provide retail and insurance value for each piece of accepted work.  The insurance value is 65% of its fair market value or sale price.  In the event of loss or damage, it will be the artist’s responsibility to provide documentation concerning the value of the work and the extent of the claim.  The Dairy Barn Arts Center will insure the artwork while it is in our gallery for the duration of the exhibition, but the artists are responsible for their own insurance during shipping to and from DBAC.
Accepted artists are also welcome to sell up to five signed prints in our Gallery Shop.
In the event of a sale, the artist will be paid 65% of the retail price listed.  The Dairy Barn will retain a 35% commission on work sold during the exhibition at The Dairy Barn or any sale that results from mediation by Dairy Barn Staff. A work identified as For Sale (e.g. with an established retail price in U.S. Dollars) must maintain that status for as long as it is part of the active WideOpen exhibition.  Artists whose work is not for sale (NFS) must indicate NFS and must list a valid insurance value in U.S. Dollars on submission form.
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