Memory Call for Entry

Memory Call for Entry

Deadline: January 3, 2021
Entry Fee: from $28 to $35
Prizes: participation in the exhibition

The click of the shutter freezes a moment in time. And that moment is what we often remember as fact. But what about the moment before and the moment after the shutter was clicked, that complex sequence of events? Are our memories being deceived, for we know that they are infused with our personal experiences.

As Ian McDonald has written, “Imaginings too easily become memories, memories imaginings.”
For this call, we are looking to suggest the illusory aspect of memory, that intersection of reality and illusion.

Black-and-white or color, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.


All photographers regardless of location, age or skill level.


Our juror for Memory Fran Forman. She held a succession of positions in the field of design, and was an art director at AOL Time Warner, where she designed the preeminent web site devoted to African American culture. Between professional life and raising her two daughters, Fran continued to create her personal art, combining her illustrative and photographic skills with a passion for surrealism, paradox, illusion, assemblage, and the dislocations of time and place.

Today Fran is an Affiliated Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and teaches workshops nationally and abroad. She is also a recipient of grants from the Sassower, Tyre, Tavris, and Puffin Foundations. She has been a Resident Artist at Holsnoy Kloster, Norway, The Studios of Key West, and the Vermont Studio Center.

Fran’s photo-paintings are in the permanent collections of The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM, Washington, DC), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Grace Museum, Abilene, The Sunnhordland Museum, Norway, the Conner Collection at The University of Texas, and the North Down Museum, Northern Ireland.

Fran’s award-winning book, The Rest Between Two Notes: Selected Work by Fran Forman, was published by Unicorn in 2020 and Escape Artist: The Art of Fran Forman, was published by Schiffer Books in 2014.

Exhibition Details

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina’s First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music.

Juror selects the final number of images to be included in the exhibition. In the rare occurrence an insufficient number of images are selected, the Director of the SE Center reserves the right to include additional images from those submitted.

Selected images must be matted and framed up to 20 x 24” to professional standards, white mat with simple black metal or wood frame unless prior approval has been obtained. The Center reserves the right to reject any piece not framed to our standards. To avoid shipping costs & headaches, the SE Center for Photography will print your photographs for you upon acceptance. For $15 per image, we’ll print on archival paper and after the show either return the print to you ($15 additional for shipping) or you may choose to donate the image to the Center’s flat file for future access to collectors.

The SE Center for Photography will mat & frame your images at no charge, using our selection of 11×14, 16×20 or 20 x 24 black, metal frames with white, archival mats and conservation clear glass for the exhibitions assuming it will fit one of our standard mats.


The SE Center encourages sales during exhibitions and retains a 40% commission on work sold. The artist receives 60% of the sale price. If a print is sold it will be ordered from the photographer at the time of sale.


  • Submissions Open 11/2/20
  • Submissions Close 1/3/21
  • Selections Announced 1/18/21
  • Drop Off or Arrival at SEC 2/24/21
  • Exhibition Opens 3/5/21
  • Exhibition Closes 3/27/21
  • Return of Works 4/20/21

Entry Fees

  • $35 for up to 5 Images
  • $6 for each additional image up to 10
  • Member’s fee is $28 for 5 images
  • $5 for addional image


Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for exhibition inclusion grant the SE Center for Photography permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or SE Center and its programs, and current and past exhibitions. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.


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