Through the Lens – call for artists

Through the Lens - opening reception oct 14


A juried exhibit of fine art photographic works. Fine art photography is a type of photography that focuses on creating beautiful and artistic images rather than commercial or documentary purposes. It allows photographers to use their creative vision to evoke emotions, make people think, and convey specific ideas. Instead of simply showing what something looks like, fine art photography uses techniques like composition, lighting, and editing to create visually stunning and thought-provoking works of art. It covers many different subjects and encourages photographers to try different styles and viewpoints. Fine art photographers aim to make people feel something, challenge conventions, tell stories, and invite viewers to think deeply about their photographs. It’s a way for photographers to express their artistic vision and explore the possibilities of photography as an art form.
NOTE: We do not accept AI generated work.

‘Through the Lens’ will be juried by Steve Petegorsky


ArtWorks Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware, MA 01082

Entry Criteria

  1. Applicants must reside in The Northeast.
  2. Each artist may submit up to 3 original pieces per entry. No more than 2 pieces per artist will be accepted.
  3.  AI generated art, and work previously juried into an ArtWorks Gallery show, are ineligible.
  4. Size, must fit through a standard height, 36′ wide door, weigh no more than 70 lbs. All work must be WIRED and ready to hang. 
  5. Artwork will be juried for acceptance based on the criteria for this show using the image(s) submitted with registration.

Entry Fees

There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $25 for one piece, $35 for up to three pieces.

How to Enter

Use Entry Thingy below to submit your entries online. 

  1. PLEASE!!! Check the spelling and the price of each piece before submitting your work! We have no way to edit your entry information, and this data is directly used to populate our Online Show. The gallery will receive a 30% commission on all work sold. Please price your work accordingly!
  2. Enter outer frame dimensions in the dimension field: H W D (if 3-d)
  3. Please ensure that images of your artwork are of good quality, are representative of the original, and exclude the frame. These images will also be used in the online gallery.
  4. Images: Only one image for 2-D work and up to 4 images for Sculptural work are permitted.
  5. Uploaded images must be in .jpg, .png, or .gif format, be between 2 -6 MB in size, and must have a minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
  6. Image file naming format: FirstName_LastName_Title

Accepted Work

– 2-D work must be framed and securely wired across for hanging.
– Work must be hand-delivered to ArtWorks Gallery on specified dates. If mailing in work, a prepaid return label (UPS please!) must be included. Work must be received by end of day the Monday prior to the opening to be included.

Terms of Entry

WorkShop13 will receive a 30% commission on all work sold.  Art need not be for sale, but it is encouraged.

Artists retain all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork.  By entering the competition, artists selected to exhibit grant Workshop13 the rights to use the selected image(s) on social media, the website, and printed materials for promotional purposes as well as the online show posted on the Workshop13 website.  

Workshop13 will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any artwork and recommends all artists carry insurance sufficient to cover the full replacement value of their artwork.  By submitting to this exhibition, each artist will be deemed to have concurred with this agreement. 

Dates to remember-

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2023 by midnight
Notification of Results: September 5, 2023
Hand Deliver Entries: Sunday, September 17 | 1 to 3 pm 
Monday, September 18 | 1 to 3 pm
Show Dates and Times: September 23 – October 29
Saturdays & Sundays | 1 to 5 pm
Opening Reception  Saturday, October 14 | 3 to 5 pm
Pick-up artwork: Sunday, October 29 | 4 to 5 pm
Monday, October 30 | 1 to 3 pm


Stephen Petegorsky is an artist and freelance photographer based in Florence, Massachusetts. Born in New York City, he graduated from Amherst College and later received his M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Connecticut. His work has been exhibited internationally, and is in collections throughout this country as well as in Europe. Most known for his black and white landscapes, he has for many years also made images based on photographs of cleared and stained animal specimens typically found in natural history museums and university Biology departments. Since 1998 he has documented the work of the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, a human services agency that works internationally to improve the lives of victims of conflict and people with disabilities.

Crocodile by Stephen Petegorsky








Awards will be presented at the opening reception. Winners will be spotlighted in our press releases, social media pages, website, and email marketing promotions. 


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