An Invitation to Participate
Annual Village of Elsah Photography Exhibit
"Perseverance" by Karen King
2013 Village of Elsah Purchase Prize winner
"The Long and Winding Road to the Past" by Chad Montani
2013 greatriverroad.com Purchase Prize winner
Village of Elsah Museum announces that the 2014 Annual Photography Exhibit will
be held from Saturday, April 5 to Sunday, August 2 , 2014. This year's exhibit
is entitled “Elsah: A Gem in our Midst” and will be held in the
Museum building, known as the Village Hall, at 26 LaSalle Street. Photographers,
amateur and professional, are invited to make submissions to the exhibit and
participate in the purchase prize portion of the exhibit. As in previous years,
the photographers may sell their displayed photographs to the public retaining
all proceeds. The purpose of the exhibit is to celebrate and foster an
appreciation of the beauty and unique qualities of Elsah and the immediate area
in every season. This is the 13th annual exhibit. There will be two first place
prizes of $150 for a matted print. One prize will recognize the Elsah valley and
another for other parts of Elsah or the immediate area. This purchase prize also
includes permission to use the photograph in publicity for the 2014 and 2015
exhibits as well as printed material generated as a result of the current or
next year’s exhibit. There will be certificates to recognize additional works.
An opening reception will be held from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Village of Elsah
Museum on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Rules and Photographer Recognition:
In order to recognize places of interest in Elsah and immediate areas, all
photographs must be taken in the Elsah valley area, on the bluffs on either side
of Elsah, in New Piasa Chautauqua, on the Principia College campus, the
Eliestoun estate property or other familiar locations close to these geographic
The first place prizes are purchase prizes. The Museum will purchase the first
place matted photographs for $150. The "Valley" purchase prize winner will also
receive a free night at the Green Tree Inn. The purchase will include a signed
permission to use the photograph in publicity for the 2014 and 2015 exhibits as
well as printed material generated as a result of the current or next year’s
exhibit. There will be certificates to recognize additional works.
The winners will be chosen by our judge, Janice Nesser-Chu, who is a working
photographer/artist and a photography professor.
Works submitted for the
purchase prize will be judged on the following criteria:
of the theme, “Elsah: A Gem in our Midst”
of the photographic composition and
of the photographic reproduction.
All photographs submitted
(silver gelatin, color, digitally or photographically produced) must be:
least, 8 X 10 print size and
matted (mat not to exceed 16 X 20) and
matted with a white mat
Photographs may be submitted for the exhibition only, not participating in the
purchase prize activity. Please include the words, “Exhibition only” with the
photograph label. Photographs must still meet the criteria of those photographs
being judged. Photographs must still meet the criteria for being judged.
It is highly recommended, but not required, that the matted print be either
framed or in a clear covering. The Museum will not be responsible for damage to
photographs without a frame and plexi covering. All framed photographs must have
a wire firmly attached to the back for hanging. Those framed without a wire or
other open hanger will not be exhibited. Matted prints may be displayed using
double sided tape on the back side, small pins inserted in the corners or clips.
Each photographer may submit up to a total of two
photographs. Information on the back of the mat must include the name of the
photographer, title, price (if for sale), mailing address, contact numbers and
image reproduction information. Also, please include a
temporary, removable, title card without the photographer’s name to be affixed
to the front. Judging will occur prior to the opening of the show on
April 6. Winners will be notified in writing or email. It is not necessary to be
present in the area to receive recognition.
Photographers are responsible picking up their unsold photographs after the
exhibit closes. Those not picked up
September 31, 2013
will become the property of the Village of Elsah and
may be sold with the Village retaining all proceeds.
Personal Delivery of Photographs: Museum open hours are Saturday and Sunday,
March 15 and 16, 2014 from 1 to 4 pm or by appointment.
You can contact the Village of Elsah
in the following ways:
Village of Elsah
12th Annual Photography Exhibit
P. O. Box 117
Elsah, IL 62028
E-mail, with the subject "Re: 2014 Exhibit" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Support for this exhibit has been provided by
Village of Elsah
Green Tree Inn
Donors to the 2012 Museum Book and Bake Sale
Burton Art Services