Call for Entry: 2016 National Juried Photo Encaustic Exhibition


Photo Encaustic Call for Entry

[The Artistic Image]
Open Call for Entries
for All Artists
Submission is now
Click here to see the winners. 








Photo Encaustic images can be defined as “where photographs meet hot beeswax, pigments, texture, and experimentation”. The image can be the entire piece or partially incorporated, but all work must include a photograph either adhered to the substrate, printed on a non-traditional paper and embedded, or a photo transfer.

Submit your work to be part of a group show at Sage Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Entry Fee is $30 for up to 5 images, $10 each additional image. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted. 



Important Dates:

Entries due: April 26, 2016 (11:59p PST)
Notice of Acceptance: May 2, 2016
Exhibition Space: Sage Gallery
Exhibition dates: June 2 – 29, 2016
Reception: June 2, 2016  6:00 – 9:00p (During Portland’s First Thursday Gallery Walk)



First Place: $300
Second Place: $100

Being selected to be part of this group puts you in great company with other artists and photographers from around the world. Sage Gallery provides a home for all photographic based contemporary arts.





As part of her career as a tour operator specializing in custom designed trips to Ireland, Clare O’Neill discovered the photography. Clare’s photography as evolved over time. She began as a traditional black & white film photographer, yet her desire to bring depth and texture to her images currently guides her work. Inspired by traditional oil painters, she uses her images as a starting point to manipulate and create works with a three-dimensional quality.

Clare teaches photo encaustic workshops throughout the United States as well as teaching the process online to a world-wide audience. This summer she is offering the first of its kind–a photo encaustic equine workshop where students will have the opportunity to spend time capturing images and then transforming their photographs with pigment and wax (all while taking in the magnificent experience of a western dude ranch).

As publisher of the acclaimed book series, Open to Interpretation, she is dedicated to providing a place for artists to gain recognition and exposure for their work.


Eligibility and Submission Guidelines

All artwork that incorporates photography and encaustic medium will be considered. The exhibition is open to amateur and professional photographers worldwide. The artwork must be original and created by the person entering the work. All photographs incorporated in the artwork must be original images taken by the artist or copyright free images. Either color or monotone is acceptable. Artwork needs to be less than five feet on it’s longest side. 3D pieces are acceptable as long as it incorporates an image and encaustic medium. There are no guidelines on how large or small the photograph incorporated in the work must be.

All images must be submitted electronically. Mailed/emailed submissions will not be accepted.



Preparing your Submission

  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard) – not CMYK.
  • Save files to 72 dpi resolution, flattened layers, 8 bit JPG files.
  • Sized to 1280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional.
  • JPG compression at level 7 (medium). This compression level will not affect the quality of the images viewed on the monitor.
  • Each image should be titled.
  • DO NOT USE characters other than a period or underscore preceding jpg in the file name. The following characters !@#$%^&*()+?/”~ will lead to image uploading problems.


Uploading your Submission

  • Click HERE to submit
  • Select Account Login
  • If this is your first visit, please create an account.
  • When asked for width, height, and depth, enter 0 (zero)
  • If a thumbnail image of your work appears, the image has been successfully submitted




Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. All work is reviewed anonymously by the judge and decisions are final. 




All entrants will receive an email notification by May 2, 2016. Accepted images will be posted online. Further information will be provided for those that are accepted. All work must be ready to hang but does not need to be framed. We reserve the right to not include any work in the show that is not representative of the image that was submitted for judging.  Artwork must arrive at Sage Gallery by May 27, 2016 to be included in the show.




We will not collect commissions on the sales of an artist’s work. You will receive 100% of the value. All sales are paid to the artist 30 days after the close of the show.



Use of Images

All entrants agree that any image submitted to Sage Gallery and may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly relating to the exhibition. This may include, but is not limited to, publication in any printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, displays and websites. The artist grants the use of their images as stated without further contact or compensation. Any image used shall carry a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain with the artist.




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