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Photo Center wants you to submit your best work.

Current Call For Entries:

Documentary: 19th Annual Photography Exhibition
Juror: Whitney C. Johnson, Director of Photography, The New Yorker

Photo Center NW invites you to submit your documentary photographs to our 19th annual photography exhibition which will be on display in the gallery August 2014. Click Here for details.

Deadline: May 4, 2014

city metro panorama – photo-mural project

Photo Center NW and King County Metro invites you to submit your photographs to the 2014 City Panorama Photo-Mural Project.  To participate, and for details and submission instructions, click here.

Deadline: March 31, 2014


To submit your work to be considered for the gallery please include the following:

  • A CD with 20 jpegs of a cohesive body of work
  • An artist’s statement
  • A description of the process/print type
  • Price points, size of work, edition sizes
  • An exhibition resume

Submissions will be reviewed on an on-going basis and kept in our resource files. If your work is selected for a show we will contact you. Due to the large amount of submissions we regret that we cannot offer feedback.


Photo Center NW hosts juried exhibitions that are great opportunities for all photographers including PCNW students and members such as the summer international Photo Exhibition as well as Long Shot 24 hr Photo Marathon. PCNW offers an Artist Printing Fellowship, Portfolio Review Events, Artist Lectures, Conversations with the Director and Print Swaps. Contact Ann Pallesen for details apallesen@pcnw.org.


Through the competition and exhibition at PCNW, it was great chance for me to expose my works widely at people. Not only PCNW has good gallery, but many famous jurors, critics, and gallerists come around and see my works. Also, it was a good step to start to exhibit my works in USA, and I got the cover photo of The Stranger newspaper in Seattle!      – JeongMee Yoon, NY

Last year I had the good fortune to learn about PCNW’s Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition, titled “Please Ring Bell” juried by Rod Slemmons. The high quality of the resulting exhibit, and the professional manner in which all details were handled by PCNW personnel was very high. My only regret was that I was not able to attend Mr. Slemmons’ lecture. – David Paul Bayles, Corvallis, OR

Being selected for first place by Paul Kopeikin helped me gain greater exposure for my work, particularly on the West coast. I am proud to have the exhibition and award on my resume. I had a chance to visit PCNW last April and was very impressed with the staff and the high quality exhibitions they consistently host. – Joelle Jensen, Brooklyn, NY

I was in the “Resonances” show juried by Paul Kopeikin in July of 2006. Having three of my animal photographs from my March 2006 trip to Oaxaca with Mary Ellen Mark chosen by such a renowned gallery director confirmed the importance of taking that photographic seminar with her. Just this month (February 2009), I received a request to send six photos to her from that trip for possible inclusion in a traveling show in Mexico as well as in a permanent collection in Oaxaca.   – Toni Bennett, Seattle, WA

I was honored to be chosen by Paul Kopeikin to take part in the 11th annual Photographic Center Northwest juried show. He selected three pieces from my Domesticated series, two of which were sold during the show. I went on to become a represented artist at the Kopeikin Gallery. The entire experience was overwhelmingly positive and led to some very nice opportunities. – Amy Stein, New York City

I was chosen by Charlotte Cotton for UP & NOW! ”07. To have the work recognized by someone like Ms. Cotton  have helped generate additional awareness about the plight of the women and children in my project Brothels and Fundamentalism.  – Kate Orne, NY, NY

Having my work juried into a show last summer by Rod Slemmons meant a great deal to me.  Working in social and political satire is probably the most unpopular genre to work in, yet Mr. Slemmons selected my work for this important show.  His encouragement helped me to continue working in a genre that rarely pays off financially, yet is rewarding on many other levels.  – Diane Bush, Nevada

Having had the opportunity to once again place my work in front of juror, Mary Virginia Swanson through Focused, the 10th Annual Photographic Center Northwest juried show has resulted in a very productive business relationship with her. This has led to a smart promotion strategy that has really moved my career forward. Further, the show has made me realize what a great venue the PCNW is for exhibition and I look forward to the possibility of showing more of my work there one day.  – John Chervinsky, Somerville , MA

As I am working on building up my resume with new shows, I was proud to be included in the 10th Annual Photographic Center Northwest Competition, Focused, by the incredible eyes of Mary Virginia Swanson, who selected my work for the show. This became an asset to my CV. –  Marc Yankus, New York City

Having been awarded 1st place (tie) in the 2003 PCNW Annual Photographic Competition by Anne Tucker was a high point in my artistic career to this point, and was certainly enhanced by her then having purchased the winning piece.  Being able to include these things on my resume, I believe, has greatly contributed to how others view my work.  Ms. Tucker’s esteemed reputation in the photography world means that her opinions are highly regarded.  Her genuine interest was conveyed both in a personal note I received from her in response to my thank you, and when I had the opportunity to meet her at Photo L.A.   Many thanks to PCNW for the consistently high caliber of jurors and exhibits. – Patricia Sandler, Los Angeles, CA

The show curated by Mr. Flukinger helped me gain greater exposure and lead to my being offered other shows around the country. –  John Milisenda, Brooklyn, NY

I was chosen by Anne Tucker to be in the PCNW annual contest and was given an Honorary mention and met her at the opening of the show. I then saw her again at Fotofest in 2004 and The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas has now 2 of my prints in their permanent collection. –  Michelle Sank, Devon, UK