Diptych Call for Entry

Diptych Call for Entry

Deadline: February 1, 2021
Entry Fee: $38
Prizes: $100, $250, $325, participation in the exhibition

I come from a family of twins. Duality is one of the laws of thermodynamics, isn’t it? No, well it should be. Have you ever noticed how when folks in a room are asked to raise their hands if they are Geminis – they raise both hands? Maybe it’s just me.

The contemporary art of the diptych is fascinating to me. The arranging of seemingly disparate images into a compelling, “rational?” whole is an endeavor that basically eludes attempts at explanation or pedagogy. The medieval diptychs were literal like the opposing pages of a book. Much of the contemporary art of the diptych is about the play of shape, color, tone and content. Contemporary diptychs can tell a story or they can compel the viewer to look around about them, not so much different than looking at sculpture. They can challenge and they can evoke strong emotion. Or, they can simply be beautiful.

“You asked me how to get out of the finite dimensions when I feel like it. I certainly don’t use logic when I do it. Logic’s the first thing you have to get rid of.”
― J.D. Salinger


Kevin Tully will be the juror for “diptych”. Along with being the co-director of A Smith Gallery, he is a curator, photographer, writer and painter.


Submissions are open to all photographers both professional and amateur. International entries are welcomed. Work previously exhibited in the gallery or featured on the blog are not eligible.


  • Jurors Award – $325
  • Directors Award – $250
  • Two Juror Honorable Mentions – an exhibition catalogue
  • Director Honorable Mentions chosen at the discretion of the Gallery Directors – an exhibition catalogue
  • Visitors Award – $100


  • Entries due: February 1, 2021
  • Results emailed: February 8, 2021
  • Exhibition dates: March 12 to May 9, 2021
  • Reception: March 27 and April 24, 2021 each 4pmCST Facebook Live

Entry Fee

  • $38 for the first 5 images
  • $7 per each additional image

Submissions of 11 or more images are eligible for a review of the submitted images by the gallery directors.


The gallery will retain 40% of the sales price.

Use Rights

Photographers retain full rights to their own images. The gallery will use the photographer’s images for publicity purposes.


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