International Juried Exhibition by Center for Photographic Art

International Juried Exhibition by Center for Photographic Art

Deadline: September 15, 2020
Entry Fee: from $40 to $70
Prizes: $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, participation in the exhibition

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2020 International Juried Exhibition with $5,000 in awards! Forty-five juror-selected photographs will be exhibited from November 14 through December 20 in our historic gallery in Carmel, California, and vie for eight cash awards totaling $5,000.

These photographs will also be featured in an online gallery on the CPA website along with an additional forty-five juror selected images. An exhibition catalog of the entire gallery and online exhibition will be available for purchase. An entry discount is available for new and current CPA members.


The 2020 International Juried Exhibition (IJE) is open to all living photographers, worldwide, over the age of 18, working in all still photographic media.

There is no theme; any subject matter is eligible. Photographs accepted for previous CPA IJE gallery exhibitions are not eligible.


  • First Place: $2,500
  • Second Place: $1,000
  • Third Place: $500
  • Four awards of merit: $250 each

2020 IJE Juror

Aline Smithson is a visual artist, editor, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. Best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore the performative potential of photography. Growing up in the shadow of Hollywood, her work is influenced by the elevated unreal. She received a BA in Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara and was accepted into the College of Creative Studies, studying under artists such as William Wegman, Allen Ruppersburg, and Charles Garabian. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor working alongside some the greats of fashion photography, Aline returned to Los Angeles and her own artistic practice.

She has exhibited widely including over 40 solo shows at institutions such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Shanghai, Lishui, and Pingyqo Festivals in China, The Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, the Center of Fine Art Photography in Colorado, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections and her photographs have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.


  • Early submission rates open: 7/20/20
  • Early submission rates end: 8/21/20 11:59 PM MDT
  • Final day for submissions: 9/15/20 11:59 PM MDT
  • Artists notified via email: 9/30/20
  • Framed artwork due at CPA: 11/01/20
  • Opening reception, awards presentation, catalog release: 11/14/20
  • IJE exhibition closes: 12/20/20
  • Artwork Returns: 1/4/21 – 1/13/21

Entry Fees

  • Early Submission Period: 7/20/20 – 8/21/20 11:59 PM MDT
    $40 (with member discount) CPA members may submit up to three images.
    $60 Non-members may submit up to three images.
  • Regular Entry Period: 8/22/20 – 9/15/20 11:59 PM MDT
    $50 (with member discount) CPA members may submit up to three images.
    $70 Non-members may submit up to three images.

All entrants are welcome to submit up to 17 additional images at a cost of $10 each for a total of 20 images.

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