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Casting Shadows: A Virtual Juried Photo Exhibit Open Call

Photo Art Pavilion open call Casting Shadows

Calling all visionary art photographers!

Photo Art Pavilion cordially invites you to participate in our upcoming virtual extravaganza, “Casting Shadows: A Virtual Juried Photography Exhibit Open Call.

Unleash your creativity and delve into the art of capturing shadows, where each photograph is a testament to the beauty and mystery that shadows bring to visual storytelling. We are seeking photographers who can skillfully play with light and dark, turning shadows into captivating works of art.

Submit your top five compelling shadow-inspired art photography creations and let your vision tell a story that transcends the ordinary. Selected entries will be featured in our virtual exhibit, and on our website. Your unique perspective will be seen by Photo Art Pavilion audiences and beyond, in perpetuity.

But that’s not all! Join us for the virtual reception, where we’ll come together to celebrate the incredible talent showcased in “Casting Shadows.” Connect with fellow artists, engage in insightful discussions, and revel in the magic of shadows in photography.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary visual narrative. Submit your entries now and mark your calendar for a virtual reception like no other! 

The Casting Shadows Virtual Juried Exhibit is an open call for photographers of all backgrounds. Anyone with a passion for photography is called to submit their best captures.


Jessica Lempin is an accomplished art photographer specializing in creating captivating art for homes, offices, and commercial spaces. As the Co-Founder of Photo Art Pavilion and Long Island Photo Gallery, she is dedicated to promoting artistic expression and providing a platform for emerging talents. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, Jessica’s leaves a lasting impression on viewers and enriching the world of contemporary photography.

“Serving as a juror for this exhibit is a genuine honor. Embracing the challenge of reviewing all the art submitted for this open call is both invigorating and rewarding.”

This open call is open to anyone who has a passion for photography.

No matter if you are a professional photographer or someone who enjoys taking snapshots, we want to see your best work. Whether you prefer to capture the scene with a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, a smartphone, or film, we are looking for creative shots and interesting perspectives.

The Casting Shadows Virtual Juried Exhibit Reception will be held online on June 19th, 2024, at 7 PM EST via Zoom.  The virtual reception will also be recorded and posted on our Photo Art Pavilion YouTube Channel.

The juried photographs will be displayed in an online gallery, which will be featured on in perpetuity.

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First Place: $150.
Second place: $125.
Third place: $100.
Honorable Mentions: $35.


Open Call Starts on: March 22nd, 2024
Open Call Deadline: May 31st, 2024
Notifications will be sent out on: June 7th, 2024
Online display available: June 14th, 2024
Artist reception & awards presentation: Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 at 7:00PM


All artists who submit their art will be notified via email by the end of the day, June 7th, 2024.

  • Awards will be announced during the live Zoom reception
  • Social media posts will be sent out after the live Zoom reception concludes.
  • Award winners will receive an email informing them of an award in their name.
  • Checks will be mailed to the winners after the live Zoom reception date; June 19th, 2024.

If you do not receive a notification on this date, please check your SPAM/JUNK folder first, then contact Photo Art Pavilion: OPENCALL@PHOTOARTPAVILION.COM or 1 (888) 217-7748.

Open Call for Photography Submissions

Media: Photography
Total Entry Images: Maximum: 5
Entry Fee: $35.00

  • All submissions must be free of any watermarks or branding.
  • Photos should be in digital format, ideally in JPEG form

Submission Guidelines:

  • All submitted images must be free of watermarks or branding.
  • Photos should be in digital format, preferably in JPEG format.
  • Submit up to 5 digital images at 72 dpi, with the largest edge measuring at least 1500 pixels.
  • Ensure the filename contains the title of your submission.

Photographer Details:

  1. Photographers may submit up to five images. A $35 entry fee is required.
  2. Only photographically based works depicting the specified theme will be considered.
  3. The entry fee of $35 for five images is non-refundable.
  4. If your image(s) are selected, Photo Art Pavilion reserves the right to display the artwork on our website and social media platforms, with each image credited with its title and the artist’s name.

Usage Rights:

  1. By submitting your art, you grant Photo Art Pavilion the right to display any selected images on the website and social media accounts.
  2. Open to artists aged 18 years and older.

Entry Fee Details:

  1. A nonrefundable $35 entry fee is required for each artist.
  2. All submitted art must be created by the submitting artist.

Juror’s Decision:

  1. The decisions made by the juror are final.

Important Notice: Please read the full open call for comprehensive details before submitting your work.

We look forward to receiving your captivating photography submissions!

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Jessica Lempin and Joanne Henig, the founders of Photo Art Pavilion, have been helping art photographers across the USA since 2007. Photo Art Pavilion is a national, curated art sales catalog dedicated exclusively to fine art photography.

Photo Art Pavilion represents emerging and established photographer and their art portfolios.

Take an active role in selling your art & enjoy ongoing business support from the Photo Art Pavilion Team.


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