Beyond the Lens XIV: A Photography Exhibition
Jan 17 - Feb 27, 2020    

Entries Due: Jan 10 - 12

An exhibition of photographic works in all disciplines. 


Call for Entry

Entry Form

A few notes about entering: 

-Please make all decisions regarding what artwork to enter prior to coming in to enter

-Please be sure artwork is ready when you come in to enter. If you need assistance from us with wires, mats, etc, please do so the week before. We cannot guarantee that we can help with last minute prep work for entries. If your work is not ready to enter, we may not be able to allow you to enter the exhibit. 

-PLEASE be sure your work is wired and sturdy. We are getting more and more pieces brought in with no attention to the back. Please no sawtooths or single eyelet hangers. 

Reflection – Little Femme Osage Creek Photograph on Metal by Dennis McCarthy

    Reflection – Little Femme Osage Creek Photograph on Metal by 
    Dennis McCarthy. First PlaceBeyond the Lens XIII (2019)


Exhibit Essentials

About the Exhibit Theme:
An exhibition of photographic works in all disciplines.

Open to artists 18 years of age or older who live in the St. Louis region.

Eligible Artwork

· Photographic work in all disciplines

· Max size for wall hung work, including frames is 80 United Inches (United inches = Length + Width)

· Artists are encouraged to write individual statements specific for each entry (max 300 words) - NOT an overall statement or bio. - that describes how their artwork relates to the theme. This is optional for this exhibit, but it can enhance the viewer’s experience. If you type it to print, please also email a copy to us at

· Work completed in the past 3 years that has not been exhibited in any juried exhibition at Framations.

· Original work not completed under instruction.  All imagery must be the artist’s original work. This includes collage images.

· A diptych/triptych is one entry only if priced as a whole. Anything individually priced will e considered  separate entries. The total size of the entry must fit the size guidelines listed above. 

· Work must be suitably framed, WIRED and read to hang.  Some pieces, such as photographs on canvas and metal do not require frames. Framations reserves the right to reject work that is not properly prepared for hanging or is in any way unstable.

About Entering

Submissions Entries must be hand delivered to Framations: Jan 10 & 11: 10-6 or Jan 12: 12 – 5. Artists may print and fill out the entry form in advance or fill out at the gallery. Visit and follow the information on the homepage for Calls for Entry.

Entry Fee  Artists may submit up to four works for a non-refundable entry fee of $8.00 per piece. Entry fees are intended to help cover the costs incurred by hosting the exhibit. These include but are not limited to postcards, postage, reception costs, awards, etc.   

Notification  Artists will be notified concerning acceptance within 24 hours of jury process. Please plan to pick up any declined work before the reception on Jan 17, or to make other arrangements.

Retrieval of Works   Any unsold work will be available for pickup the  weekend following the close of the exhibit: February 28 & 29: 10-6 and Sunday March 1: 12-5. PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT  a storage facility. Artwork left more than 60 days after the close of an exhibit becomes the property of Framations. Mark your calendar for retrieval NOW.  

Sales  Sales are encouraged. Framations will retain a 25% commission on any work sold through the exhibition. All works must be clearly marked upon entry with price or designated NFS. The gallery offers Installment Plans on artwork purchases, up to 90 days depending on the purchase amount.  If a customer purchases your work in this way, you are paid the amount due once the contract is complete.

Discounts  In appreciation to the artists who make our exhibits possible, artists who are juried into an exhibit will receive a 20% discount off both gallery purchases and framing while their work is on display. If an artist’s work receives the People’s Choice award, the discount is extended for the length their work is on display. We thank you for being an active part of the Arts in St. Charles!

Liability and Insurance   While reasonable precautions are taken to safeguard entries, Framations does not insure work submitted to the gallery for Exhibitions and is not responsible for loss or damage to any work submitted while on display or in transit. Artists are strongly encouraged to insure their own artwork.

About Juried Exhibits

Photograph by Abbey Hepner
Dependent on the juror’s decision,
an artist may find that all, some, or possibly none of their pieces are chosen to be a part of the exhibition. Framations strives to promote excellent exhibitions that are juried to fit the exhibit space but also display the best quality work chosen from what is entered.

Juror:  Abbey Hepner is an artist and educator interested in health, technology, & the environment. She received degrees in Studio Art and Psychology from the University of Utah and her MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited widely in such venues as the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival (Kobe, Japan), SITE Santa Fe, the University of
Buffalo Art Galleries, Noorderlicht Photofestival (Groningen, Netherlands), and the Newspace Center for Photography (Portland, OR). Her work has been recently highlighted in Hyperallergic, Lenscratch, Ars Technica, and Fraction Magazine. She has presented at numerous conferences including the 2015 International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Vancouver, Canada, and the 2016 and 2017 Society for Photographic Education (SPE) conferences. In the summer of 2018, she was an artist in residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada. Hepner is the Chair of the Society for Photographic Education Southwest Chapter and co-founder of Creative Advocacy. She currently teaches at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as an Assistant Professor of Art and Area Head of Photography. 

From the artist's series Caretaker Robots.  Learn more about the artist at

Entry in this Exhibition indicates agreement with all conditions in this prospectus.  

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