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BRMAA National Photography Show
By Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

U.S. National Deadline: July 13, 2018 – You are invited to enter the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA) 2018 National Juried Photography Show. The 2018 BRMAA National Juried Show is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, and all original photographic media, including film and digital images.

This national show will proudly be on display in the Richard Low Evans Gallery of the Art Center, home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and located at the historic courthouse in Blue Ridge, Georgia from September 1st through September 29th, 2018.

The judge for this year’s show is LARRY WINSLETT. Larry Winslett is an award winning nature photographer who has chronicled the natural world in many parts of the United States and Canada. His photographs have been featured in a variety of publications, such as Sierra, Wilderness, and Wild Mountain Times and can also be seen in four permanent exhibits at Stone Mountain Park. His fine art prints are also displayed in such diverse locations as Stanford University and Cox Communications, and his work has been the focus of major exhibits at Stone Mountain’s Memorial Hall Museum and the Fernbank Natural History Museum. His photos have also been used by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Dahlonega Chamber Music Festival.

— The Nature category includes, but is not limited to: wildlife, landscapes, waterscapes, plant materials and abstracts in nature. Work submitted in the Nature category must have no elements of mankind (which include but are not limited to buildings, fences, roads, signs and cannot be subject composites.) Stitched Panoramas and focus stacking will be accepted.

— The Fine Art category includes, but is not limited to cityscapes, landscapes (including structures), portraits, and floral or plant life. Fine art techniques, focus stacking and stitched panoramas are acceptable in this category. Subject composites will not be accepted.

— The Digital Art category includes abstract subject and images originally created with the camera and is altered in post processing including subject matter that is identifiable or not easily identifiable with post processing. Combined multiple exposures for HDR, focus stacking or stitched panoramas are allowed.

Cash prizes totaling $3,000, including $750 for Best of Show, will be awarded.

Best of Show – $750 (not eligible for another recognition)

1st Place in Nature – $400
1st Place in Fine Art – $400
1st Place in Digital Art – $400

2nd Place in Nature – $250
2nd Place in Fine Art – $250
2nd Place in Digital Art – $250

3rd Place in Nature – $100
3rd Place in Fine Art – $100
3rd Place in Digital Art – $100

3 Honorable Mention – Ribbon Awarded

All images of one photographer may be submitted on one CD.

All work submitted must be for sale. A sales commission of 35% (30% for BRMAA members) will be retained by BRMAA for all work sold during the course of the show.


  • Entry must be received by: July 13, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: by August 4, 2018
  • Shipped photographs due: August 15 – 25, 2018 (no deliveries on Mondays, please)
  • Hand deliveries due: August 25, 2018 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Reception/Awards Ceremony September 1, 2018 (5 p.m. -7 p.m.)
  • Show open to public September 1 -29, 2018
  • Photography pick-up September 30, 2018 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Shipped artwork returned October 1- 15, 2018

Recently listed as one of the top 5 Art Towns in Georgia by Georgia Council for the Arts & the Georgia Municipal Association (2015), the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center is the center of the arts for Blue Ridge, Georgia. The Art Center is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association,a non-profit, 501(c) 3 arts council that provides opportunities for artists of all ages and our community.

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
(706) 632-2144

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