The Valley Photo Center

Valley Photo Public Open Submission Show Fall 2021

Deadline for the Show Extended  November 30, 2021

                                        To Download a Open Submission Show Entry Blank  Click Here


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? Although our Spring show has been cancelled we plan to hold our next show in the Spring. Dates to be announced soon.

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 $5.00 you can enter 1-10 prints into the exhibit and digital entries are just $2.00 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.

Students can enter the Student Open Submission Section of the show for FREE. They can enter prints or digital images. Frame Rentals are available for FREE.

  • Don't have a frame? We have rental frames available for $3.00 each, two for $5.00, and three for $7.50 No charge for students.
  • Don't have a print?  We are now offering digital file exhibition in our digital gallery with 43" 4K TV's. For $2.00 you can enter your digital images that will be shown in our digital gallery. 
  • Veterans can enter their first print or digital file for Free? Just put the branch of service on your application and if you are: Active Duty, Guard and Reserve, Retired, or aVeteran.  .

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.

*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


Entry Fee

To Download a Open Submission Show Entry Blank  Click Here

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

 

Print Submissions
Enter 1-10 Prints
Digital Entries
Digital Entries
Frame Rental


 Drop Off Locations


Click Here

to Download a Open Submission Show Entry Blank


Valley Photo Center

1500 Main St.

Tower Square, Upper Level

Springfield MA 

413-782-0868

Hours to be announced


In A Flash

477 Breckwood Blvd.

Springfield MA 01109

413-782-0868

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


Long Leash LLC

568 Main St.

Wilbraham MA 01095

413-596-8750

Hours:  (Call in Advance)


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

Click Here

to Download a Open Submission Show Entry Blank