Salon Competition

2017 Salon Information

The APS Salon Exhibition for 2017 will be presented during October in conjunction with “Atlanta Celebrates Photography."  Our Salon Chair for this year, Brandon Ward (assisted by Janerio Morgan), will arrange for our exhibition to be represented in the ACP Festival Guide.

 2015 Salon Exhibition Guests Enjoying the Show

The APS Salon Exhibition will be at our usual meeting place, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUCA), 1911 Cliff Valley Way Atlanta, GA 30329, phone 404-634-5134, Visiting hours: Mon to Fri 1pm to 4pm, Sun 8:30am to 3pm. 

Tentative Dates: Open Sun. Oct. 1 thru Sun. Oct. 22.

Entries: Entry is open to all APS Members. Please provide your entry list (up to 5 images) to Brandon Ward by Sept. 14. All entries must include the following: Your Name,  Image Title, Color or B&W,  Sale Price or Value (if Not For Sale).  Entry fee is anticipated to be ~$15/member (please pay to our Treasurer Denise Stein). All entries must conform to the Salon Rules. Please note these important dates and times!

Deadline for Entries: Thur. Sept. 14th 

Tentative Setup/Hanging: Sat. Sept. 30, time to be determined (Deliver your framed/ready to hang entries to UUCA.)

Artists' Reception/Awards: Date and time to be determined.  The artists' reception and awards program is free and open to the general public.  

Tentative Take Down: Mon. Oct. 23, time to be determined. 

Judges:  To be announced. (Please check back here for web links to the judges web sites.)

Brandon will need volunteers to assist with all the above tasks, so please sign up!  We're looking forward to another great show!

Link to 2016 ACP Online Festival Guide.  The 2017 guide will be available ~ August 2017.

Best in Show 2015: "The Wrangler" by Mike Shaefer

Salon rules

Except where modified here, all regular competition rules apply.  

The Salon is open to Monochrome and Color prints only. All entries in this competition are exhibited in a gallery during October in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Certificates will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and HM’s in each category with one "Best in Show" certificate (selected from the two first place winners). This competition will not count towards the point totals for the APS photographer of the year award. 

The Salon will use 3 judges employing the usual 3 to 9 scoring system. Any ties will be resolved by the judges and/or the Salon chairs. After the judging, awards will be attached to every winning image.  

Entries must be mounted, matted (white or pastel colors), glassed (glass or plastic), framed and delivered ready to hang. The minimum frame size is 11" x 14" with no reasonable maximum. All quality frames are acceptable. Plain frames suitable for gallery style presentation and approximately 1" wide (or less) are preferred.  All entries must have one hook on each side on the back of the frame, and a wire connecting those hooks, suitable for the gallery's hanging system. 

Every image entered must be identified on the back with the title, category (B&W or Color) the photographer’s name and an arrow pointing to the top of the entry.   

Image information must be provided to the Salon Chair (email preferred) by the specified date. This includes Photographer, Title, Category (B&W of Color) and Selling Price (or value if “Not for Sale”) for all entries.  A selling price for the image will be included on the ID card so that the entry can be sold to the public (minus commission by the gallery). 

All entries will be judged by the Salon committee prior to hanging for compliance with the rules, subject of good taste, and quality of mounting, matting and framing. The committee reserves the right to reject or grant acceptance to any entry not in compliance with the rules. Entries that have received an award certificate in previous salons cannot be entered again.  

Each APS member in good standing may enter up to 5 images. Total entries are limited to ~70 images due to the size of the gallery and fairness considerations for image display.  (Please enter early to reserve your space!)  The entries may be divided in any way desired within the two categories. The entry fee for 2017 will be ~$15 per person (One entry = $15, five entries = $15).  If there are not enough entries to fill the available exhibition space, entrants may increase their entries by a number specified by the committee.  

All unsold entries should be picked up upon the closing of the Salon. Please arrange for pickup if you cannot pick up the entries yourself. 

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