2018 Fine Art Photography Competition Call for Art - Deadline January 5, 2018

ArtSpace Herndon invites photographers from Virginia, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to enter in its 9th Annual Fine Art Photography Competition. The competition is open to fine art photographers aged 18 or older working in any medium (digital or analog, color or monochrome), and using any printing technique. Fine Art Photography of any subject is welcome; there is no required theme for entries. The deadline for entries is Friday, January 5, 2018.

Finalists for the Competition will make up the 2018 Fine Art Photography Exhibition at ArtSpace Herndon, February 13 through March 31, 2018.  Winners of the competition will be announced during the awards reception on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7 to 9pm.  

We welcome Rahshia Sawyer as our judge for the annual ArtSpace Herndon Fine Art Photography competition and exhibit.  Rahshia Sawyer is a conceptual photographer based in the Washington DC area. She was the 2012 recipient of the Contemporary Talents award from France’s François Schneider Foundation. Exhibited in the 2012 Inaugural Dublin Biennial, her photographs and installations have been included in numerous group shows in Canada, England, France, Ireland, Spain, and the United States. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Foundation François Schneider, and Radford University Museum. More recently, she was a 2015 Trawick semi-finalist, a 2015 Finalist in the 8th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and received an honorable mention at the 2015 Fine Art Photography Awards. Rahshia received her MFA from George Mason University in Virginia, and her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington DC. Her current projects examine relationships between beauty and humanity and its balanced (or imbalanced) interaction between reality and fantasy.