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life around the sun – A sunrise and sunset Virtual Juried Photo Exhibit Open Call

Life Around The Sun – A Sunrise & Sunset Virtual Juried Photo Exhibit Open Call

Photo Art Pavilion is proud to host this open call; Life Around The Sun – A Sunrise & Sunset Virtual Juried Exhibit. 

Have you ever been struck by the beauty of a sunrise or sunset? Have you ever wished you could capture that moment for eternity? If so, this open call is for you!

We are looking for photographers of all skill levels to capture the awe-inspiring beauty of sunrises and sunsets. No matter if you are a professional photographer or someone who just enjoys taking snapshots, we want to see your best work.

We are looking for high-quality photos that demonstrate creativity and skill. We’ll be looking for photos that capture the essence of the sun, but we’re also open to abstract and unusual shots that demonstrate artistic vision. 

The Life Around The Sun Virtual Juried Exhibit is an open call for photographers of all backgrounds or anyone with a passion for photography to submit their best sunrise and sunset captures. 


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 anything else, we are looking for creative shots and interesting perspectives.

The Life Around The Sun Virtual Juried Exhibit Reception will be held online on August 2nd, 2023, 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

Open call: into the wilderness virtual juried exhibit and reception


First Place: $125.
Second place: $75.
Third place: $50.



Media: Photography
Total Entry Images: Maximum: 5
Total Exhibit Images: Maximum: 3
Entry Fee: $35.00

  • Submitted photographs should be taken in the wild, with minimal interference from the photographer. 
  • All submissions must be free of any watermarks or branding.  
  • Photos should be in digital format, ideally in JPEG format.
  • Submit up to 5 digital images at 72 dpi, with the largest edge being 1500 – 2000 pixels long.
  • The filename should contain your title.
  • Submissions will be accepted until July 14th, 2023. 
  • Photographers can submit up to five images per $35 entry.  
  • Only photographically based works depicting the theme will be considered.
  • The entry fee is $35 for five images to be considered and is non-refundable.



Open Call Deadline: July 14th, 2023
Notifications will be sent out on: July 21st, 2023
Online display available: July 28th, 2023
Artist reception & awards presentation: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023 at 7:00PM



All submitted artists will be notified via email by the end of the day on July 14th, 2023.

  • 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; August 2nd, 2023.

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.


We invite you to participate in this juried open call if you have not done so already.

Open call: into the wilderness virtual juried exhibit.

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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