Mercer County seeks entries for photography show

Attention, photographers! “Mercer County Photography 2017,” a juried competition, will take place Oct. 26 through Dec. 8 at the Silva Gallery of Art at The Pennington School.

The exhibit, which is sponsored by the Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage, is open to all artists, 18 years or older, currently living, attending school or employed in Mercer County. Images must have been created within the past three years utilizing photographic processes including black and white photography, color photography, non-silver processes, book art and computer processed photography. Work must be appropriately presented for gallery installation. Two-dimensional work must be framed and properly wired for hanging.

The juror for this exhibit will be Anita Allyn, Associate Professor of Art at The College of New Jersey and an interdisciplinary artist whose works combine photography, video, animation and print. Monetary and merit awards will include Best in Show, Juror’s Choice, Honorable Mentions and Mercer County Purchase Awards.

Entries must be hand-delivered to the Silva Gallery of Art, 112 West Delaware Ave., Pennington, on Saturday, Oct. 21, between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Accepted work will be posted Oct. 21 at 3:45 p.m. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., with an awards ceremony to begin at 5:45 p.m. The exhibit will close Friday, Dec. 8.

Work not accepted for the exhibit must be picked up Oct. 21 between 3:45 and 5 p.m. Exhibited work must be picked up Friday, Dec. 8, between 6 and 8 p.m., or Saturday, Dec. 9, between 9 a.m. and noon.

For a full prospectus, visit For more information, contact Dolores Eaton, Gallery Director at The Pennington School,

Photo caption: “Precious” by Andrew Wilkinson, 35 mm film, Best in Show, Mercer County Photography 2015.

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