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Information on submitting photographic art to the gallery for exhibition or contests is provided herein. For submission information, guidelines, and technical issues, please click on the links provided below.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Why Submit Your Images for Exhibition?

Whether you are an amateur, student or professional photographer, acceptance and exhibition of your photographic work helps to provide public validation to your artistry and adds an excellent reference to your resume. By establishing yourself through exhibitions, you broaden your ability to have others review your portfolios and increase your credibility in the art community.

We at the Gallery of Hope.org dedicate ourselves to helping artists gain recognition and exposure to the art community and those who support it. The Gallery of Hope.org holds various exhibitions for both established and emerging artists, and for the benefit of local and national charities. Our ongoing events and workshops will also provide artists further exposure and recognition.

Jurors will be selected for all competitions and artist submissions unless the exhibit is curated solely by the gallery. The jurors selected for our competitions and exhibits are prominent in the art community, both nationally and locally, and include established photographers, artists, educators, writers, critics and leading fine art gallery owners. Jurors are selected based on their experience and recognition within the art community as well and their ability to enhance the recognition and reputation of the submitting photographic artists. Selection for exhibition and merit during competitions can also lead to other opportunities such as additional exhibitions and publications.

Submitted works are judged based on the quality of the images, not the name of the artist or whether or not they are amateur, professional, or artists already well established. Work selected for exhibitions and juried competitions will exhibit in the gallery for a one month period (due to scheduling some exhibits might be slightly shorter or longer).

If you have any questions, please contact us via the Contact Us page.

Calls for Artist Open Submissions

In so many camera clubs and art type contests, it’s more about winning than showing or experiencing art. In the Art world, it’s about being taken seriously, about credibility for the artist and acknowledgment of the hard work and often sacrifices made in producing their art. Here at the Gallery of Hope.org, it’s about supporting the art as well as finding and supporting emerging and established artists. It’s about providing a community for connections and education. It is also about supporting the charities that are committed to helping the needs of our world and its peoples.

The Gallery of Hope.org is currently scheduling various exhibitions for the upcoming year. Some exhibits may occasionally follow a specific theme. Our exhibits are open to all photographers and artists; amateur, professional or student (under 18 with parental consent). The gallery typically will select digital images for our digital monitor display and approximately 12-14 outstanding framed prints to be hung for a one-month period.

Fees For Open Exhibit Submissions and Portfolio Reviews

There is NO SUBMISSION FEE for this special WATER ~ WATER awareness exhibit.

Submitting Entries

You may submit as many images as you like from January 15, 2020, through March 31, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. The entry form will allow TEN (10) images to be submitted at a time; if you would like to submit more than TEN (10) you must complete the form again.

Digital files are the PREFERRED means of entry. Electronic entries may be submitted via our submission page. Print submissions should be snail-mailed to: Island Images Prof. Photo, P.O. Box 690773, Vero Beach, FL 32969. To be fair, entries postmarked after the deadline date will not be accepted. Submissions may be delivered in person BEFORE 5:00 p.m. by the deadline date, directly to the gallery by appointment to: Gallery of Hope.org, 2036 14th Avenue, Ste. 101, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 643-6994.

Preparing Images to Send

Please follow these requirements when preparing your images for Calls for Artists and Contest submissions.

Your images are viewed as RGB images using a standard sRGB profile as flattened, 8 bit JPEG files. * The minimum dimension should be no smaller than 2500 pixels on the LONGEST SIDE (Width or Height) with the other dimension proportional to your image. This equates to approximately 8.33 inches with a resolution 300 pixels per inch. Use JPG compression quality of 8 to 10 as this compression level will not affect the quality of images viewed on a monitor.*

*YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RESIZE YOUR IMAGES! We understand that most photographers for this exhibit may not be accustomed to submitting for professional exhibits and know how to resize the image(s), but please be aware that by submitting multiple larger images, it may take considerably longer to upload on the form. PLEASE BE PATIENT!


Image file names cannot include any of the following characters nor have more than 25 characters. Please do not include #,$,&, periods or other similar characters as part of the file name.

** Do not watermark or use digital signatures on the face of any images

***Preferred labeling would be as follows: Last Name, underscore, First Name, underscore, TITLE. (i.e. Doe_John_SEASHORE)  Also not necessary, but once the images are all combined re-naming is the only way to refer back to who the image-maker is.

Note: Images previously accepted for exhibition at Gallery of Hope.org are NOT eligible for the non-themed exhibitions. Images previously submitted but not accepted for exhibition may be resubmitted as often as you wish.

Acceptance Notification

Only submissions accepted for the larger printing gallery display will be notified as to their status by email or phone at least ten days prior to the show.

Exhibit Prints - (This applies to accepted work)

The Gallery of Hope.org strives for uniform framing as the image is the artist’s work, not the framing. Uniform framing is less distracting to visitors when compared to an exhibition with many different colored mats and framing styles.

At the same time, the Gallery recognizes that some work (avant-garde, mixed media, and experimental work, for example) incorporates the “framing” as an integral part of the presentation. If this applies to your work, please contact the Gallery.

The gallery is now accepting Gallery Wrapped Canvas images framed or unframed as long as the edge is finished in the continuation of the image or black edge with no staples showing. We are also accepting metal prints on a floater frame with the edge either framed or unframed. If you have any questions please contact the gallery by phone.

The Gallery of Hope.org, on occasion, will hold some small works exhibitions. THIS EXHIBIT IS ONE OF THEM!

The best twelve (12) images selected will be printed on a metal substrate at a minimum size of 11"x14" for display in the gallery. At the end of the gallery exhibit, the creator may keep the printed image but must pay for the packaging and shipping of the image to their requested address. You may alternatively allow the gallery to retain the image for our awareness collection or sell to offset costs of the exhibit.

Minimal Size Requirements

**If you are submitting printed images we are only accepting 4" X 6" print size for this special exhibit.


Sale of Works

For this exhibit, the creator submitting any printed images will relinquish that image to the Gallery of Hope.org  and the image(s) will not be returned. Any artwork sales for this exhibit will be retained to offset the costs of the exhibit.  Any additional monies will be donated equally to the charities hosting the exhibit.

Usage Rights

By submitting any material, (not limited to photos or video) for our exhibitions or contests to us you are verifying that you are the owner and creator of the material, or that you are submitting for and with the express consent of the owner of the material. You are also confirming that you are at least eighteen years of age or older.  Younger artists must have their parent or legal guardian submit for them.  Whether your submitted material is chosen for that particular exhibition or contest or not, you grant the Gallery of Hope.org and Island Images Professional Photography Studio, Inc. the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing the Gallery’s programs and subsequent display on the Gallery’s website of past exhibitions. Also by submitting via our online form or emailing material to us, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, exploit, modify, transmit, sell, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose.

The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

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