APS Salon Exhibition for 2023
For many decades, the Atlanta Photographic Society (APS) has held an annual Salon Exhibition of framed prints by our members. To see what it's like please tour last year's 2022 Salon Exhibition at Salon 2022.
For 2023 our Salon show will be in-person -- framed images in a gallery setting. The show will be in the 1st floor Gallery at First Baptist Church of Decatur. Thus, our images will be seen by a constant stream of visitors to the church.
Best in Show: 2022 Salon - A Morning Together by Mike Shaefer
Dates and Deadlines
Here are the important dates and deadlines for the 2022 Salon Exhibition.
Image Submission/Payment Window: Saturday November 4, 2023, Midnight.
Salon Webpage Live: TBD, after Awards/Reception.
Gallery Hanging: Saturday November 11, 2023 10am. Please deliver your images promptly, and volunteer to help hang them if you can.
Three judges from outside the club will judge the images and award ribbons (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and HM's) in both the color and monochrome categories.
Reception & Awards: TBD Early December.
Take Down: Thursday January 11, 2024, 7pm. (Before/during/after our January Competition meeting.)
Image Submission (Members Only)
Here’s the procedure.
Choose up to five of your images in any mix of color or monochrome for submission. Label each as for a monthly competition (e.g., “My Rabid Cat by Darryl Neill”).
Submit your images via the APS website, where a special section, working like but separate from the existing procedure for monthly competition entries will be placed. Prepare your images using the requirements for the monthly submissions (1920 pixels on the longest axis, saved as a JPEG with setting 8), and follow the onscreen instructions on the APS website to submit them.
All members should receive an email with the link for Salon entries and payment.
Members may also go to the APS website, log in through "Member Login", then click on the big orange button devoted to submitting Salon images, and follow the instructions.
After submitting your images, you’ll be asked to pay a fee of $20 total whether you submit 1 or 5 images. It is best if you submit all of your images at one time and then pay.
The fee for submission will be $20 total whether you submit 1 or 5 images. Fee collection will use a procedure like that, but separate from, the monthly competition entries.
Please direct any questions to the Salon 2023 coordinator, Darryl Neill.
People's Choice - Last of the Climax Steam Engines by Jenn Cardinell
Framed Print Presentation Guidelines
Entries must be mounted, matted (white or pastel colors), glassed (glass or plastic/acrylic), framed and delivered ready to hang. The minimum frame size is 11" x 14" with no reasonable maximum. We do not recommend very small (e.g., 5 x 7 in) or very large (much greater than 16 x 20 in) images.
All quality frames are acceptable. Plain black frames suitable for gallery style presentation and approximately 1" wide (or less) are preferred. Canvas prints, images printed on metal or wood, or bonded to the back of a sheet of acrylic, do not need to be framed, but all images must meet the “hanging” requirements.
Ready to hang means - 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.
Ready to Hang - On the back indicate: Title, Color/Mono, Photographer, and an Arrow for up direction.
Labeling and Entry Information
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.
Additional image information must be provided to the Exhibition Chair (through the Salon Entry & Payment Button on the Members Page) 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 examined by the Exhibition Chair/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.
First Place Mono - Center of Attention by Janerio Morgan
First Place Color - The Burj from the Bridge by Michelle Simmons