Expanded Visions 2021 sponsored by the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival (USA)

Deadline: 11/05/2021  |  Published: 19/03/2021  |  City: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA  |  Country: United States  |  Lancaster Summer Arts Festival

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EXPANDED VISIONS is a juried exhibition that embraces all forms of photography from the traditional darkroom to the digital image. Any form of photography is eligible for submission (film, digital, alternative processes, collage, montage, mixed media, etc.)

Sponsored by the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival (USA). 

Deadline Extended for one day!  Submit your photos by Sunday, May 10.


Expanded Visions is open to all photographers in any photography medium with any subject matter. Because this show is juried, your work is not guaranteed to be accepted. Up to three pieces may be submitted per application fee. All entries must be submitted via CuratorSpace.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, & third place, as well as an honorable mention. The awards will be selected by a juror, who will be announced at a later date, but is always a professional photographer with extensive knowledge in the medium.

We are pleased to announce that the exhibition will be on display for two months this year!  The Ware Center is a well-attended and reputable gallery in downtown Lancaster. This is a great opportunity to have your work showcased & seen by many people visiting this popular gallery and to be part of a great festival with a long history in Lancaster.

To submit to the competition:

1. Click on the Make a Submission tab above. 

2. Fill out the information on your photos. 

3. Upload your images. Please see FAQs for instructions on preparing your files.

4. To pay the entry fee--click on this link--Paypal.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, & third place, as well as an honorable mention.


A $30 (or $25 before April 15) non-refundable fee must accompany each entry--you may enter up to three photos for one entry fee.  All three submitted photos = one entry fee.  Please keep in mind, that entering more than once does not guarantee you multiple pieces accepted into the exhibition.

Please make payments via Paypal.

FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE  May 10, 2021.  All artists will be notified with selections via email by May 18, 2021.

All selected photographs must be framed and delivered to 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA USA. Work will be received at the front desk of the Ware Center on May 31 and June 1 from 10 am - 5 pm. 

Please deliver your framed photos in a box and/or wrapped with bubble wrap (or at least kraft paper) so that it does not get damaged while in storage. The LSAF and the Ware Center do their very best to treat your work with care but are not responsible for damage to frames due to lack of protection. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR WORK RETURNED IN THE SAME PACKAGING, PLEASE USE A STURDY BOX AND LABEL IT WITH YOUR NAME CLEARLY. We do not guarantee your work will be returned in the same packaging you deliver it in otherwise.


Selected works must be securely framed under glass or Plexiglas and ready to hang with securely fastened wire. No clip frames. Please use a white or cream mat board, print on photo-quality paper, and use a secure frame. Label the back of each frame with your name and title. The LSAF and The Ware Center reserve the right to refuse poorly framed work and are not responsible for loss or damage due to poor framing. ANY PIECES THAT ARRIVE WITHOUT FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES ABOVE WILL NOT BE HUNG. Please contact us if you have any questions on concerns regarding the presentation of your piece before you drop it off at the Ware Center.


Exhibited work will be available for sale (unless the artist designates entries “not for sale”). The Ware Center will retain a commission of 30% on all sales, so please price accordingly.


The exhibition will run from June 4 - August 1, 2021. You will be notified via email if your work has been selected, and if so, the title(s) will be listed. Please remember to check the email you provide to CuratorSpace, which is the one we will use to notify you. Selected work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. The LSAF reserves the right to photograph and use any submission for event publicity. If your work is sold, we will notify you by the end of the exhibition.


Early submissions until April 15 Submit 3 pieces and pay only $25 per entry.

April 16 - May 10 Submit 3 pieces for $30 per entry.


May 10 - May 15 Selecting the show

May 15 - May 18 Expect an email notifying you if your work is accepted (please remember which email you use for CuratorSpace and be sure to check it during this time).

May 31 and June 1  from 10 am - 5 pm DROP OFF YOUR ACCEPTED WORK. Again, please be sure to read the guidelines above and comply.


First Friday, June 4, 2021 (Tentative due to COVID 19 Restrictions)
6 pm - 8 pm
The Ware Center
42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603


August 3, 4, and 5 from 10 am - 5 pm

ASSISTANCE If you need assistance in preparing or submitting your image files please click on the Contact the Curator button below and send a message.


Contact the curator
When is the deadline?
May 10, 2021
How many works can I submit?
Up to three photographs. All three image submissions = one entry fee
How should I prepare my files?
file type: jpeg
file resolution: 300 dpi
maximum pixel dimensions: 2000 ppi on the longest dimension of the image
file title: last name_title.jpg

If the title is long, feel free to abbreviate.
When is the delivery date?
May 31 and June 1
When do I need to pick up my work?
August 2, 3, and 4
How much does it cost?
Submit early for a discounted entry fee: $25 before April 15--$30 after April 15
One entry fee for up to three images. All three image submissions = one entry fee
Please make payments via Paypal.

(Paypal is safe and easy, but if you really don't want to use it, you can send a check--made out to The Lancaster Summer Arts Festival--to Shauna Frischkorn, 46 East Frederick Street, Millersville, PA 17551)
When is the exhibition opening reception?
First Friday, June 4, 2021 6-8 pm (Tentative due to COVID-19 restrictions)
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Monday - Friday, 10-5
Does the location have disabled access?
Will publicity be provided as part of the opportunity?
Where is the exhibition?
The Ware Center
Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA

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