Photoworks Gallery Space

Photoworks Gallery Space

Exhibit Dates:

June 30-August 6, 2017
September 15-October 22, 2017
December 8, 2017-January 15, 2018
Deadline for submissions:  February 26, 2017
Notification of acceptance:  March 16, 2017


Ashley Givens is an independent curator and researcher with an academic focus on nineteenth century France and a keen interest in contemporary photography. Since moving to Washington, D.C. in 2012, she has worked in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art and most recently served as Head of Education at The Kreeger Museum. For many years Ashley was part of the photographs team at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, curating exhibitions as far ranging as “A History of Photography: the 1970s to Now” and “Gargoyles and Shadows: Gothic Architecture and 19th  Century Photography.” She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a B.A. from Emory University.

Photoworks Gallery Space

Photoworks Gallery Space

Each participating artist should submit:

  • A one page proposal, a description of the work, and a short artist bio.
  • 15 images labeled with the number, artist name and image title
    Example: 01_Keating_Karen_Reaching for the Light. jpg
  • Image list to include artist name, image title, medium, dimensions of framed work saved as .doc file Not .docx file.
  • Images Sized:
    -Dimensions: 1000 pixels longest side, maximum.
    -File size: 1.5 MB maximum
    -File format: JPEG
    -Resolution 72dpi
    -Save as sRGB .jpeg quality = 8
  • For exhibit publicity in print media, PW will need images 5”x7” at 300ppi.
  • Deliver images electronically to OR deliver a CD or DVD (SASE for return) to:
    7300 MacArthur Blvd.
    Glen Echo, MD 20812 (1st floor Arcade Bldg.)
  • There is no fee for submission.
  • Proposals may be submitted as a group or individual artist.
  • Exhibitions selected may be for a solo, two or three person exhibit.

Artist Responsibility:

  • Selected artists will be responsible for $700 exhibition costs if applying for a solo exhibition. Two and three person and group exhibits divide the fee accordingly. Checks made payable to Photoworks, Inc.
  • Artists are required to attend an organizational meeting with exhibitions director. (2 months before the exhibit).
  • For electronic publicity artists must provide a jpeg image, a two or three line statement describing the work, an artist bio/statement, and an email list of artists guests for exhibit announcements.
  • Work must be professionally presented and ready to hang.
  • Labels for walls and handouts with statement, bio, price, are required on the hanging date.
  • Opening Reception and Gallery talk. Artists must provide food, drink, paper products, etc.
  • Artists are asked to provide business cards or postcards for distribution in the lobby
  • Exhibitors will be expected to be at the gallery and hold informal talks at least 2 Saturdays (1-4pm) for the duration of the exhibit.


Artist receives 60% of sale
Photoworks receives 40% of sale
Add 6% MD sales tax

Photoworks Responsibility:

Professional hanging of the exhibition.
  • Signage
  • Publicity to include: sending an email blast to our data base and to artist guest list announcing the exhibition and reception.
  • The exhibit will be listed on Photoworks website, Facebook page and the GEPPAC newsletter and site.
  • Photoworks will write a press release with your information and distribute to media in the Washington, DC area.
  • Required liquor license for the reception.

We look forward to seeing your work.
Questions contact: Gayle Rothschild, or Karen Keating,