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PhotoEx 2018

12th Annual Media Arts Council (M.A.C.) Juried Photography Exhibit

THEME- Escape: What does the concept of “Escape” mean to you? Use your own unique and creative interpretations of this theme in your photographic submissions to the PhotoEx 2018 Juried Exhibition.

The Media Arts Council Juried Photography Exhibit (aka PhotoEx) is an annual juried photography exhibit that seeks to draw unique images from amateur and professional photographers. For this 2018 edition, photographs may depict any subject matter in any location, provided they reflect the theme, “Escape.”

Previous submissions to PhotoEx or Media ICONS are not permitted. Media Arts Council board members, employees, and their family members may enter and be juried into the exhibit, but will not be eligible to be judged for awards and prizes.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: All entries must be received by 7:00 PM, Saturday August 25, 2018, regardless of postmark.

LOCATION OF SUBJECT MATTER: In space provided on Entry Form briefly describe its relationship to exhibit’s theme.

Subject matter may be captured anywhere, and the artist is not required to reside locally. The juror will consider good composition and photographic technique, as well as interesting, unusual and unique subject matter.


  • One First Place prize of $200
  • One Second Place prize of $100
  • One Third Place prize of $50
  • Two Honorable Mention prizes of $35 each

EXHIBIT LOCATION: Media Arts Council’s Gallery at 609-B West State Street, Media, PA 19063 (adjacent to The Sterling Pig Brew Pub, where State Street meets Baltimore Pike), and across Baltimore Pike from the newly built West End Flats See map.

DURATION OF EXHIBIT: All accepted works will be included in the 2018 Media Arts Council Juried Photography Exhibit, and will remain on display for approximately one month. The Exhibit’s Opening event will be on Saturday October 13, 2018, and the exhibit will run through Saturday, November 3, 2018.

The opportunity to participate more fully in the MAC Juried Photography Exhibit by gallery-sitting for a few hours on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday is available. Please reserve your time slot when you deliver your accepted works. A signup sheet will be provided.

JURIED EXHIBIT RULES and ENTRY FORM: Please read the EXHIBIT RULES All entries must be accompanied with an official ENTRY FORM and HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT.

SALES and COMMISSION: Media Arts Council will handle all sales of the artwork, and will take a 40% commission on works sold from the exhibit.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Entrants will be notified via email of their acceptance into the exhibit on or about September 1st, 2018.

ANNOUNCEMENT & PRESENTATION OF AWARDS: Awards will be announced and presented during the exhibit Opening event.

USAGE RIGHTS OF SUBMISSIONS: All entrants grant Media Arts Council the right to reproduce work selected in the promotional endeavors of the Media Arts Council when specifically promoting the arts and culture of Media, PA. No works will be used in a for-profit endeavor without the written consent of the artist.

For information concerning situations when signed model and/or property release forms may be necessary, and for samples of wording, please see this link.


The PhotoEx Committee is pleased to announce that Edna Davis has accepted our invitation to act as juror of the 2018 PhotoEx exhibition. (See website for theme, rules, and applications and procedures.)

Edna is well known to many photographers and artists working in other media from her time as the owner and managing director of the award winning Tyme Gallery in Havertown, PA. She organized and oversaw Tyme Gallery’s annual juried photography exhibition, among a host of other gallery activities and exhibitions.

Edna’s experience as an exhibition curator at New York venues as well as at Tyme Gallery, her own history as a photographer who has exhibited her work, her current commercial and fine art photographic work, and her service as a board member at The DaVinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia make her uniquely qualified to act as juror.

Comments 2

  1. Michele

    Interested in entering art shows . Wondering if an art piece on a large canvas no frame can be accepted. I know this is over , but any guidance is appreciated.

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      M.A.C. Team

      Hi Michele,

      It would depend on the show, but many art shows accept unframed canvases as long as the canvas is on a stretcher and is ready to hang. For our painting show we had a mix of framed and unframed pieces accepted. If a show requires work to be framed it should be stated in the entry rules. Hope this helps and you consider entering our next juried exhibit! Good luck!

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