January 22, 2020
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s will host a Donald M. Robinson Photography Biennial 2020. This exhibition will take place from April 17 through June 6, 2020. The exhibition offers you an opportunity to be recognized for your work. Cash awards will include a top prize of $2,000 for Best of Show, together with a $1,500 First Place, a $1,000 Second Place awards and a $500 Third Place Award. A reception will be held at the Loretto Museum with awards announced that evening. An exhibition catalogue will also be published.
Please fill out the enclosed application form and submit a compact disc with JPEG images of up to three works exemplifying your current style or email the form and images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Work should be relatively recent (within the last year) and should not have been exhibited at previous SAMA Biennials or the annual exhibitions of the Allied Artists of Johnstown, Art in Common, or the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. If the work is not owned by the artist, permission must be secured from the owner in the event it is chosen for exhibition. There should be one CD image per submitted piece.
This material, and a $25 application fee, must be received by Wednesday, January 22, 2020. You can pay this fee by going to sama-art.org, then under “Join SAMA” select “Make a Donation.” Once on that page select the “Donate” button to be redirected to process the $25.00 registration fee.
Please indicate the retail value of your work on the enclosed application. This value will be the listed price if the work is for sale and will also be used as the insurance value for your work. You will be notified in February 2020.
The Museum will insure all selected works wall-to-wall while on exhibition, publish an illustrated checklist, promote the exhibition statewide through press releases and public service announcements, and host an artists' reception. We ask that artists whose work has been selected deliver and pick up at Loretto during a designated timeframe. Specific dates and further details will be announced later.
The Donald M. Robinson Photography Biennial 2020 promises to be one of the most exciting and rewarding exhibitions in the region. Your participation is vital to its success and I look forward to your response. Should you have any questions, please contact me via email at email@example.com or by phone at: (814) 472-3920.