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Preparing to Exhibit

Artists will be notified about juror selections via email about 14 days after the submission deadline. All selected photographs are posted on our website immediately upon receiving the selections from the juror. We will simultaneously send an email to all photographers about the status of their submissions.

Exhibition and Online Galleries

The juror will select two different sets of images. All images selected for the Exhibition Gallery will hang in our physical gallery in Middlebury, Vermont for the duration of the exhibit, while those selected for the Online Gallery will be viewable in the gallery by continuous-loop projection. All images from both galleries will remain permanently on our website, be reproduced in the exhibit catalog, and be promoted on social media. 

Online Gallery Exhibitors

If your work is accepted for the Online Gallery, you need do nothing more. The file you originally submitted is suitable for both the exhibition catalog and the Online Gallery. Your photograph will appear in the Online Gallery on our website, and it will remain there indefinitely, as will photographs accepted for Exhibition Gallery exhibition.

Middlebury Exhibition Gallery 

A print is needed for the Exhibition Gallery selections. Our goal is to make the process of exhibiting a print of your work as easy and inexpensive as possible. If your work is accepted for the Exhibition Gallery exhibition, you have choices:​​​​​​

  • You can use our professional print service and we will mat and frame your print for free. Details about our professional printing, matting and framing here.
  • You can send us your print, and we will mat and frame it for free as described below. 
  • You can send us a print in your own 16 x 20 mat, and we will frame it for free. We are located next door to a custom frame shop, and can do any custom framing you need, whether you supply the print or we print it for you.
  • You can send us a matted and framed print of virtually any size, ready for exhibition. See shipping details here.
  • We enjoy exhibiting work framed in sizes other than 16 x 20, but there are limits to what we can accommodate. If you would like to present your work in a larger frame, you must clear that with us first. Otherwise, we may not be able to hang your work. Just email the specs you have in mind. We'll do our best to accommodate.

Printing, Matting, and Framing

For $45 we’ll make a professional print from your high-resolution image, using your choice of paper options, and we’ll mat it and frame it for free for the duration of the exhibition. For an extra $25 you can have the print returned (U.S. only), or we can donate it to a non-profit on your behalf, or you may ask that it be destroyed. Learn about our professional print service and printing options.

Selling Your Work

Artists exhibiting at the Gallery may offer their work for sale at a price of their choosing. The entire selling price is passed on to you. We do not take a commission. Print prices is the gallery can range anywhere from a low of $150 to $2,000 for established artists, although prices are typically between $250 and $500 for unframed prints.

Return Shipping

Of course, we both hope your work will sell. If it does not, and if you’d like your work returned, include a prepaid UPS or FedEx return label or accurate prepaid U.S. postage. You’ll find more information about packing, shipping and return shipping here. If return shipping is not provided or the work is not picked up within two weeks of the close of the exhibition, the photograph will be donated or destroyed. We can return prints only to US addresses, although we will gladly ship anywhere if a prepaid label is provided by the photographer.

While we take great care of all work in our possession and in shipping it, we cannot be responsible for loss or damage.

Installation Photographs

Each of the photographs in the Middlebury Gallery exhibition is individually photographed shortly after hanging, along with its gallery label, and posted on the exhibition's web page. Each has a unique URL, making them easy to share. Click on "Installation" to see them.