Project Description

Call To Artists

Superficial Impressions

Deadline: June 13th, 2021

ArtServe’s Superficial Impressions exhibition aims to recognize and reward visionary artists using photographic processes and images.

In the era of the selfie and the infinite social media scroll, we’re searching for photographs born out of creative passion and sensitivity: the result of a need to express one’s feelings through the image; the creator’s unique view of one’s surrounding reality.

We seek to find and promote contemporary works from established and emerging South Florida photographers with a true passion for creativity.

ArtServe strives to be a platform that allows the photographer to communicate with the world and share their vision, to communicate an idea, a message, or an emotion – capturing what the artist sees, not what the camera sees.


Photographers can enter up to 5 images in any variety of artistic styles: Architecture, Creative, Motion, Landscape, Lifestyle, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Object, Street Photography, and Travel.

All processes, capture techniques, and approaches to image construction are welcomed: film, digital, phone, b/w, color, collage/montage, and alternative processes.

All persons must be the sole copyright owner and creator of the photographs and have the right to enter the photographs in this competition.

This Call for Artists is open to South Florida artists and photographers regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

  • Entries must not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane content.
  • Entries must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity.
  • Entries are limited to 5 images and must be accompanied by an artist’s statement (250 words), bio (200 words) or CV, and a detailed inventory list of the works. Please include relevant details about the presentation of the works – is it printed on paper? Metal? Framed? Etc. 
  • All artwork must be suitable for hanging. If an unconventional installation is required, please specify in your inventory document. 
  • Performances and film: please submit your video links directly into the “Social Media Links” section. 

Copyright Policy

The photographers retain the copyright of submitted images.

Deadline: June 13th, 2021

Exhibition Dates: July 8th – August 21st, 2021

Intake: Second – Third week of June 2021. The exact dates are TBD

Opening Reception: July 15th, 2021

Outtake: August 23rd – 25th, 2021

All submissions will be reviewed by an outstanding panel. Jurors will focus on five main aspects of the photograph: concept, execution, boldness, creativity and emotional impact, ability to make the viewer think and feel what the image is transmitting.

Selected artists will be awarded the opportunity to develop and execute a Solo Exhibition and inclusion in ArtServe’s 2022-2023 Artistic Calendar.

This opportunity is designed to support independent artists while offering a stress-free exhibition experience. The benefits of this opportunity include the rental of the gallery space (4-6 weeks), curatorial advice, marketing support, basic gallery printing, and professional installation.

This is a paid Open Call. Unpaid submissions won’t be processed.

  • $25 – ArtServe Members
  • $40 – Non-Members
$25 – Memeber Pay Here
$40 – Non-Memeber Pay Here

To be considered for this Call to Artists, you will be required to submit your artwork using the submission form below.

Call to Artist - Superficial Impressions | Jul-Aug 2021

  • If it is different from the Legal Name
  • Street Address
  • Address Line 2
  • City
  • State / Province / Region
  • Zip / Postal Code
  • Country

  • Written Statement*

    Describe the conceptual basis for your practice and/or body of work including how you envision approaching this project. Maximum length: 250 words.

  • Include title, dimensions, medium, description, and the selling price (including 35% gallery fee) for each piece that is being submitted. Additionally, provide relevant information about the printing process, surface, and/or framing, if applicable. This information can be included as a Word doc.

  • Portfolio*

    Up to 5 images in JPEG format, 2000px on the longest side at 72dpi on the. All images must be labeled with title and dimensions.

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg.
    Accepted file type: JPG

  • Waiver*

    Artists agrees to adhere to ArtServe's submission and selection guidelines as a condition of exhibiting their work in the this exhibition.

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