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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Call for Entry | Picture This! Opportunity, Independence, Success

Picture This! Opportunity, Independence, Success

Date Span:
January 14 - January 21
November 11

Ward Home in collaboration with Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts presents

Picture This! Opportunity, Independence, Success

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

6300 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

January 14 - 21, 2011

Reception: January 21, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Picture This! is a juried photography exhibit that will feature the works of professional photographers at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside. As a component of the collaboration, students from Pittsburgh Filmmakers will mentor Ward Home youth as they take part in a photography workshop taught by PF/PCA in preparation for the exhibit. Photos from PF students and the Ward Home teens will be presented in conjunction with the juried exhibition.

The exhibit wll culminate with Ward Home’s Gala event, January 21st at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. The proceeds from the event will help Ward Home maintain and expand programs that allow continual creation of nurturing and constructive environment for teens, allowing them to grow into independent adults.

Since Robert B. Ward founded Ward Home in 1905, their continuing mission has been to prepare at-risk young adults to live independently while contributing to society. Supported by generous donations, Ward Home operates three Supervised Independent Living sites in Pittsburgh and provides In-Home services for teens in foster care or living independently.

Each year, Ward Home teaches and counsels approximately 150 teen moms, teen girls and teen boys critical life-skills, such as how to get an education, prepare for employment, manage their safety and well-being, and plan for their future. Ward Home’s dedicated staff has an impressive record of success. ALL of their recent graduates were accepted to college or chose to serve in the United States Armed Forces.

Ward Home’s goal is to create an environment where young adults can picture a different future for themselves. A future filled with promise and accomplishment, independence and opportunity. For more information about please visit:


This exhibition is open to all artists in the region.

Work submitted must be original. Work should either be created specifically for this exhibition or suited to the theme. Work should have been produced within the last two years.

Two-dimensional work must be exhibit-ready, professionally presented and ready to hang. Work that differs from the digital image it represents will be rejected. PCA reserves the right to remove work that is deemed unfit to hang or stand.


Linda Benedict-Jones teaches courses in the history of photography. She is the Curatorial Chair, Exhibitions & Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art. Prior to this, she served as the Executive Director of Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also served as Curator of Education at Pittsburgh's Frick Art & Historical Center, as well as Guest Curator at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art, where she co-curated the major exhibition Pittsburgh Revealed: Photographs Since 1850. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh in 1993, Benedict-Jones was Curator of the Polaroid Collection in Cambridge, Massachusetts and before that Director of Polaroid's Clarence Kennedy Gallery. She earned a Master's Degree in Visual Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982.

Include with the submission form:


All work will be juried by digital submission.

Artists may submit up to five (5) pieces for consideration.

All files must be in jpg format. Resolution should be set at 300 dpi with the longest side of the image no more than 8 inches. Files must be named using last name followed by first initial followed by two-digit number followed by title of piece.

Example: SmithJ01Title.jpg

Each entry must be represented by one full digital image that accurately reflects the work submitted.

Digital images must be submitted on a CD. Discs should be sent in a jewel case. Both disc and case must be labeled clearly with the artist’s name.


Include a list of works represented in the application portfolio as a separate .doc or .pdf document. Include artist's name, title of work, date, medium, and dimensions. Include a one-sentence description of the work if necessary.


Please include a $5 check or money order with your submission, made payable to PF/PCA.

AWARDS: First Place: $100.00, Second Place: $75.00, Third Place: $50.00

INSURANCE: Work will be insured while on exhibit at PCA. A Condition Report will be completed by each artist for all work exhibited.

SALES: PCA Shop handles all sales from exhibitions. A portion of sales from Picture This! will benefit Ward Home.


November 11, 2011: Digital Submissions Post mark Deadline Due to PCA

December 2, 2011: Notification of Artists

January 9, 2012: Drop-off Artwork at PCA

January 14 – 21, 2012: Exhibition on View

January 21, 2012: Ward Home Gala

*Application materials will not be returned.


Rachael Cooper, PCA Assistant to the Director,

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