By the late 1970s, the volume of excellent photographs being entered in the Mercer County Artists exhibit inspired the Commission to host a separate Mercer County Photography show. This biennial exhibition is open to anyone 18 years or older who lives, works or attends school in Mercer County, NJ. A variety of county arts venues have partnered with the Commission in presenting this exhibit. Since 2013, the show has been coordinated by the Silva Gallery at The Pennington School.
Photographic processes of any sort may be entered, including black and white, and color photography, non-silver processes including tin-type and cyanotype and direct exposure processes such as solar prints. Artwork based substantively on photos, including book art, computer-derived or hand-made photography collages, and similar media will be considered. Check the most recent prospectus for all eligibility requirements.
Photographers accepted into the show have the opportunity to win some of the more that $1,000 in prizes, including both Merit and Purchase Awards. Works purchased by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission will become a part of the County's permanent art collection.
Photographers interested in receiving a prospectus for upcoming Mercer County Photography Shows can email their name, full street address (with city and ZIP code), and a telephone number to email@example.com . Please put "MCPhoto" in the subject line of your email.
2017 Mercer County Photography Exhibit
Click HERE for a copy of the 2017 Mercer County Photography prospectus.
Jurying: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Exhibit Dates: October 26 - December 8, 2017.
Opening Reception: October 26, 5 - 7:30 pm
Venue: The Silva Gallery of the Pennington School, Pennington, NJ
Mercer County Photo 2015 purchase award winners:
Alina Bliach – Grand Staircase – black & white
Daniel Goldberg – In My Eyes – black & white
Larry Straus – Eglise Saint-Merri – color photo
Saveria Symons – Breeze – color photo
Samuel Vovsi – Sycamores on Black – black & white
(top photo: "Times Square" by Kristin Furbeck, MCPhoto award 2011)