Fourth Annual Photographic Exhibit
The Gaston County Art Guild at Arts on Main
June 13 th - July 19 th , 2018
Eligibility: Age categories, under eighteen and eighteen and older. Photographers
may submit up to three (3) entries, one (1) per category, upon payment of a non-
refundable entry fee. Guild members, $20, non-members, $30, under eighteen, no
Entries accepted at Arts on Main:
June 8 th and June 9 th: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reception at Arts on Main: June 23 rd: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Awards presented at 7:00 p.m.
212 W. Main Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052
Show ends; Pick up work:
July 20 st and July 21 st: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For More information:
Davis Goodman, Chairman (704) 349-8191 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaston County Art Guild, www.gastoncountyartguild.com
Arts on Main (704) 865-4224, email@example.com
212 W. Main Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052 Wed - Sat 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Color Category and Black & White Category:
These are images that have minimal post processing. Techniques that enhance the
image appearance without changing the pictorial content are allowed. Black and
White means a monochrome image, so images using sepia or other tones are
allowed. Cropping, sharpening, and removal of intrusive artifacts such as dust
specks are allowed but techniques to add to, relocate, replace or remove any
element of the original image belong in the open category.
This category encourages the use of multiple images and techniques that alter the
original image to create one single photographic composition. Software such as (but
not limited to) Corel Painter, Photoshop, Topaz Studio, etc. is allowed. Be creative!
There is NO limit on the time when the photograph was produced but no works
previously entered in a Gaston County Art Guild show will be allowed. Art must be
in the original media; no copies of duplicates. Each photograph MUST BE printed on
photographic paper only. Painted photographs, digital artwork not created through
photography, photographs on canvas, or other mixed media artwork containing in
part photographs will not be accepted. Limit of one (1) entry per category:
Color, or Black and White, or Open. (Limit of 3 entries only.) No markings or
signatures on photographs or matting.
Artwork will be accepted based on artistic merit, use of media and
appropriateness to the show theme.
Arts on Main and/or GCAG reserve the right to refuse any work that does not
meet their standards and specifications as listed on the GCAG website and within
this prospectus. A commission will be retained by GCAG on any sales. Guild
members - 30%, Non-members - 35%, Under 18 - 15%
All photographs must be framed and wired for hanging. (no gallery wraps) No saw-
tooth hangers are allowed. Photographs must be matted in white or off white only
or include a white border around all sides of the image. Border must be visible
after framing. Identification labels should be affixed to the hanger on back of
work. Identification label and inventory card must be printed clearly. All entries
must stand for duration of the show.
Entries will be treated with care, but each individual artist retains liability for
his/her work. The artist is responsible for shipping their art, if applicable.
Awards presented by the Gaston County Art Guild.
Under eighteen category ($750.00); eighteen and older ($1000.00)
Work may be for sale but not required.
This project received support from Gaston Arts Council via the North Carolina
Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.