Valley Photo Public Open Submission Show

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS Monday, April 30, 2018

Spring, 2018

Springfield MA –Would you like to show your photographs in a gallery?  The Valley Photo Center, VPC, located at 
Tower Square, upper level, 1500 Main St. in Springfield is now accepting prints at our drop off locations for our Fall Open Submission Show opening in October.

This is an opportunity for photographers to show off their work to the general public as well as offer them for sale. While most for profit galleries charge 50% or more of the sale price, because the VPC is a not for profit we only ask for a modest 30% deductible donation on sales. That donation is fully deductible on your taxes.

For $25.00 you can enter up to three (3) prints into the exhibit and each additional print is $10.00 each. Your prints should be framed and ready to hang and have an entry blank attached to the back of the framed print, just click on this link for an entry blank, CLICK HERE. There will be awards for Best Color and Black and White in Show as well as runner up prizes.

You'll get a tee shirt if you join at the Silver Member level for $50.00 and you can enter Four (4) prints in both of our Fall and Spring shows. 

Students can enter images for $10.00 for the first two and $5.00 for additional images. Students can enter two digital images for $5.00 and $1.50 for each additional image.

Your entry fee also gives you a one year membership in the Valley Photo Center.

Don't have a frame? We have rental frames available for $3.00 each, two for $5.00, and three for $7.50

Don't have a print?  We are now offering digital file exhibition on our large screen TV. For $10.00 you can enter two digital images and $3.00 for each additional image,  that will be shown on a screen. 

After the show you can pick up your prints at the VPC or where you dropped them off. Please be certain to write in your drop off location on the entry blank. Please pick up your prints promptly.

Entry Fee

You can pay for your print entry by check when you drop it off or by credit card:


Print Entries
Student Print Entry - Frame Rental Free on Request
Frame Rental


 Drop Off Locations

Click Here

to Download a Open Submission Show Entry Blank

In A Flash

477 Breckwood Blvd.

Springfield MA 01109


Hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 6 Saturday 9 - 2

Long Leash LLC

568 Main St.

Wilbraham MA 01095


Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 - 5 (Call in Advance)

 Giclee of New England, Inc.

1240 Park Street

Palmer, MA 01069


Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5 Saturday 10 - 2

Hunts Photo & Video 

98 Lower Westfield Road

Holyoke, MA 01040

Route 91, Exit 15 

           Local Phone: (413) 585-9430

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 8 Saturday 9 - 7 Sunday 12 - 5


Exhibit Release of Liability:

Artist grants permission for exhibit organizers to reproduce his/her name, information describing his/her work, representations of his/her work and any other information he/she has provided for the purpose of display, promotion and publicity either now or in the future.

Artist agrees to display, pack, transport and provide for the return of his/her artwork at his/her own risk and expense.

If Artist is not available on-site to display, re-pack or re-transport his/her work, he/she gives permission to the exhibit organizers to do so on his/her behalf at his/her own risk and expense. Works left over 30 days become the property of Valley Photo Center.

Release of Liability: The Valley Photo Center shall not be liable for any injury to Artist, their personnel, agents or employees or for any damage or loss of Artist’s work, equipment or other personal property arising out of the above Photo Exhibitions, the mounting and/or any other activities involved in the preparation and/or presentation of the Art Exhibitions. Artist agrees to assume all risk of damage to or loss of his/her own art from whatever cause. Artist further agrees to release and to hold harmless Tower Square owners and management, sponsors, and the Valley Photo Center, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all liabilities and damages to art work and/or persons as a result of any part of Artist’s participation in the Exhibit.

Indemnification: Artist shall indemnify, save and hold harmless the Valley Photo Center, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers and agents and the participating exhibition venues from any and all claims, demands, causes of action and judgments, losses, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees, arising due to the negligence of Artist, their employees, agents or other personnel hereunder, including but not limited to any representation, warranty, term and/or condition of this Agreement.

Insurance: Artist shall be solely and exclusively responsible to insure properly and adequately their work and property.

Assignment: Neither Party shall assign to transfer any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement and any attempt to do so shall be void and of no effect.

Waiver and Effective Nullity: Waiver by either party of any provision of this Agreement shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any provision by such party at any time hereafter. The nullity of any provision hereunder shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereunder of the Agreement, which shall survive. I also understand that should my image be sold, 30% of the sale price will be retained by the Valley Photo Center (VPC) as a donation

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to Download a Open Submission Show Entry Blank

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