Whims of Weather - Call For Entry Information

Whims of Weather
A PWP group show at The National Arts Club from May 18 to May 30, 2015
15 Gramercy Park South, New York NY 10003

Monday to Sunday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM

IMPORTANT DATES ~ Mark your calendar:
Submission deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015
Notification of accepted entries: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Delivery of High Res images: Friday, March 27, 2015
Delivery of artwork: Sunday, May 17, 2015, 9:00-11:00 AM
Installation: Sunday, May 17, 2015

Artists’ Reception: Monday, May 18, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM - New Date - update your calendar!
Pick Up of Artwork and De-Installation: Sunday, May 31, 2015 9:00-11:00 AM

The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
Weather is the day-to-day condition of a given place. It is not something we can control. To the contrary, the weather controls us. It determines where we live, how we dress, what we eat and what we do. Furthermore, it is not just people who are affected by weather, but also animals and the environment.

For Whims of Weather, we are inviting PWP members to submit images that express the drama of mother nature in her various temperaments. We are looking for photographs that are a little outside the ordinary, images that portray weather’s most violent outbursts as well as its more subtle moods.

The weather itself must be paramount. It must be the main character of your photograph. It can be rain or fog or gently falling snow…even sunshine that precedes or follows a sudden downpour. It can be a hurricane, a typhoon, an ice storm…or its aftermath. Your photograph can also depict people and animals but for this show, they must be either experiencing the weather event or simply be incidental to the main thrust of the image.

This exhibition will be juried by Dr. Stanley Burns, Chairperson of the Photography Committee of the National Arts Club. Dr. Burns is a New York City ophthalmologist and the founder of the Burns Archive. He is an author, a collector of medical, historical, and memorial photography and the medical consultant on the television show The Knick.



As Usual: Insurance for the artwork is the responsibility of each artist. Insurance is NOT provided for the artwork by the Venue or by PWP. All works must remain in the exhibit for the duration of the show.


Delivery of the framed images and photographer bio to the Trask Gallery at the National Arts Club will be on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 9:00-11:00 AM. A sample image label is provided on the following page of this Call for Entry. The bio can be two pages, if printed double sided.

No substitutes of accepted work will be allowed.
Images previously exhibited with PWP will not be accepted.

Artwork Title: To be used on the label placed on the back of your work when delivered (e.g., Bridge over the Thames). See label template at end of Call for Entry.

Framing: All accepted work needs to be sturdy and secure and presented professionally.
Wood or metal frames only. White or black mats only, when appropriate. Mats and mounting boards must be archival/acid-free. Glass or plexiglass is acceptable.

Work Dimensions:
The minimum frame size is 10” on longest side
The maximum frame size is 28” on longest side

Hanging Hardware: 
NO monofilament, alligator/saw tooth hooks, etc.
Picture hanging wire must be attached to the back of all frames, at least 3 inches below the top of the frame.
Metal, canvas and plexiglass prints will not be accepted. Frameless frames will not be accepted.

Selling Price: Price will be determined by the individual photographer.

30% to PWP for all sold work - price your work accordingly


Members outside of New York can send their package directly to PWP to be delivered between May 14 and May 16, 2015. Shipped work arriving after May 16 will not be accepted. Ship only via FedEx, UPS or DHL.
Shipping address:
Professional Women Photographers, c/o Manhattan Mini Storage,
531 West 21st Street, #4-2-21, New York, NY 10001. Phone: 646-228-4588

A preprinted shipping label, with tracking # must be included inside the package. Do not use packing peanuts. All work will be shipped back in same packaging – plan accordingly. Email shipping details to pwp.shows@yahoo.com.

Pick up of work will be on Sunday, May 31, 2015 9:00-11:00AM at The National Arts Club. If you cannot pick up your work on that day, it is your responsibility to find someone to do it for you.
 Work not picked up at designated time will be subject to a $25 late pick-up fee. Work left after 30 days becomes the property of PWP.

For any questions, send an email FROM: your email address used for signing in to SmarterEntry TO: mjhoffer@mindspring.com or joannfrechettephotography@gmail.com

Print label below and attach to the back of each framed photograph:
Whims of Weather @ National Arts Club, May 2015

• Artist’s name:
• Work Title:
• Image Capture Date :
• Price:
• Phone:
• Email: