RESILIENCE 2020 Juried Virtual Photography Exhibition / Calls & Submissions

June 15, 2020

Organization Name: GARNER Arts Center

Organization Location: Garnerville, NY

Type: Calls & Submissions | COVID-19

Fee: $5 for 1 - 4 Photo entries, $1 each for additional up to 6 total


Juried Virtual Photography Exhibition for #GarnerAtHome
GARNER Arts Center

On View: July 2 – September 18, 2020
Open to: Hudson Valley and Tri-state area, including New York City
Deadline for entry: Monday, June 15 at midnight EST
Juried by: Bill Foley, Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer
Entry fee: The fee is $5 for 1 – 4 works, $1 for each additional work up to 6 works in total. Entry fees are non-refundable. Free for GARNER Arts Center Members.

GARNER Arts Center, an interdisciplinary arts, culture and creative education center based within the GARNER Historic District in New York’s lower Hudson Valley, announces an open call for a new virtual photography exhibition as part of the #GarnerAtHome initiative. The topic for this juried exhibition is RESILIENCE in 2020. We are interested in seeing interpretations of the theme as expressed in the time of COVID-19, created by contemporary photographers at all levels of professionalism and experience.

Is resilience one’s ability to adapt to a changing world? What about us is ever-enduring? This exhibition seeks to share the resilience of the human spirit and the places we find inspiration, beauty and strength in the darkest times.

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.” Alain de Botton.
Show us what the concept of RESILIENCE means to you.

Although we cannot visit museums or galleries in this time of social-distancing, art and culture continue to be vital as a means for us to connect, share and experience. GARNER Arts Center, through #GarnerAtHome, invites artists from the Hudson Valley and Tri-State area, including New York City to submit high resolution digital photographs for consideration in this virtual exhibition.


For questions/more information, contact: Jesse Heffler, Director of Programs and Operations at

Bill Foley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist with 44 years’ experience documenting the narrative of life in war and peace. Over the course of his career, he has worked on assignments in 55 countries. In 2015, The Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis presented his 40+ year retrospective “Art Meets News”. In 2013 Foley was awarded the “Distinguished Alumni award” from the Indiana University of School Journalism in Bloomington, Indiana. He was Honored with being placed in the Hall of Fame at Shortridge high school in 2013, joining Author Kurt Vonnegut, Senator Richard Lugar, Author Dan Wakefield and others.

May 15: Entry Call Opens
June 15: Entry Deadline at midnight
June 19: Notifications sent out by this date
June 22: Online Installation Begins
June 22: Artist Interviews and Virtual Studio Visits Prepared
July 2: Exhibition opens
September 18: Exhibition closes

JPEG images MUST BE labeled as follows:
LAST Name_FIRST Name_The number that corresponds with that work’s attachment to the
Entry Form (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)
Smith_joe_1 of 4.jpg, Smith_joe_2 of 4.jpg
Files mislabeled or lacking the artist’s name will not be viewed by the juror.

The submission of a work of art to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the
artist to the conditions set forth in the online application form.

Opportunity Website

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