Beyond the Boulevard | Call for Submissions

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Historic Richmond announces an open call for submissions! A key element of our mission is to support the rehabilitation and revitalization of Richmond’s distinctive historic neighborhoods. Historic Richmond protects and promotes the historic buildings and places that make Richmond authentic, beautiful and full of life. Scott’s Addition and The Boulevard serve as a model of Richmond’s future through the rehabilitation of old and the addition of new buildings and places. Funds raised by Historic Richmond will be used for mission-based activities, including educational programs and future rehabilitation, revitalization and preservation efforts in historic neighborhoods and districts. Be a part of the action – get involved as Richmond’s historic neighborhoods fill-in and shape-up to build a wholly vibrant city that embraces the authentic character we love!

Historic Richmond Foundation (“Historic Richmond”) announces an open call to all artists working with any photographic process to submit images for its juried Beyond the Boulevard Event. Artists around the world age 18+, working in any photographic process may submit up to 3 separate images that explore the neighborhood fabric of Scott’s Addition.

The Historic Richmond Beyond the Boulevard Event will be a silent auction of photographic images. Submitted photographs must be taken of streetscapes, interiors or exteriors of buildings or structures, vistas, people and other subjects within the following geographical boundaries:

  •  in the north by Interstate 64/Interstate 95;
  •  in the south by North Boulevard at the south side of West Broad Street;
  •  in the east by the east side of Hermitage Road and its adjacent lots; and
  •  in the west by Westwood Avenue and Saunders Avenue.

Entry Procedure: Entrants are asked to submit digital images online. Only one image may be submitted for each work. Images will be judged by Karl E. Steinbrenner and John Henley.

Preparing Digital Files: Work for exhibition will be selected and judged by digital images. Generate a digital file for each image –

  • At a resolution of 72dpi, with the longest dimension being 1900 pixels.
  • Save the file in JPG format, at the maximum quality level.
  • Label each file with the last name, first initial, and the number corresponding to the entry number
    (e.g. SmithJ1).
  • Please identify images on the entry form with the title of the work.

Entry Fee and Payment: Each entrant will pay a non-refundable $25 (US) entry fee for up to 3 separate images. Payment of entry fee may be made online, or mailed as a personal check to Historic Richmond, 4 E. Main Street, Suite 1C, Richmond, VA 23219.

Entry Deadline: Entries, payments and image information must submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1.

All artists will be notified of selection status via email. SPACE IS LIMITED. Selected work must be sent ready for installation. Shipping guidelines and requirements will be sent to selected artists. Historic Richmond reserves the right not to exhibit work that it deems unsuitable for exhibition.

Silent Auction: Historic Richmond will set a minimum bid for each piece, unless otherwise requested by you. You should state the price range you would normally set for your submitted photograph. Historic Richmond will then set a reserve/minimum bid of between 20% and 30% for the piece, in our sole discretion. The net proceeds from the sale of each auctioned photograph will be split with you receiving 50% and Historic Richmond receiving 50%. Checks will be mailed by November 8, 2016.

Corporate Sponsor Award: One photograph will be awarded the corporate sponsorship award. All submitted photographs have the potential to win this award. The winning photograph will be reproduced and framed at the sole expense of Historic Richmond and awarded to the corporate sponsor.

Richmond Magazine Award: A team from Richmond Magazine, including its creative director and editor, will choose a selection of submitted photographs to be showcased in a high quality, large scale art print available for sale at the Beyond the Boulevard event.

Entry Deadline: Thursday, September 1st by 4:00 p.m.
Selection Notification Sent By: Week of September 8th
Shipped Work Received By: September 30th
Beyond the Boulevard Event: Thursday, October 6th, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Pick Up: TBD

Questions: Contact Historic Richmond by email at [email protected] or by phone at 804.643-7407.

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