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CLOSED "Black and White 2019 " Call to Artists/or a Group Exhibition and Grant Opportunity

Call For Entries for "Black and White 2019 " 10 artist Group Exhibit

  • Submission Deadline: May 13, 2019 (12:00 Midnight EST)
  • Curator Selection: on or before May 20, 2019
  • Artist Notification: on or before May 20, 2019
  • Grant Announcement: on or before May 20, 2019
  • Exhibit Opens: May 31, 2019

"To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul."
                                                                                                                              – Andri Cauldwell is hosting the photography contest “Black and White 2019”. There will be 1 grant winner and 9 honorable mentions. This competition is open to all photographers worldwide.

Color can powerful, but black and white images can evoke emotion more vividly than even the most colorful photograph by stripping away the distractions of color in a photo, baring only the essentials. Black and white images reveal tone and contrast, shape, shadow and highlight, texture, form, depth, and light quality. Capturing these elements in a photograph can be challenging unless you are a seasoned professional. Photographers must see in tone in order to take an exceptional black and white photograph. This contest challenges the photographer to see in black and white and tell the story seen in their mind’s eye.

  • Ten photographers will be selected for an online group exhibit, "Black and White 2019"; the exhibit and photographers will be extensively marketed on this website and over the internet, including YouTube.  In this exhibit the selected artist's photos along with the photographers name, title, and size of the photo will be displayed.
  • One photographer's work will be selected to receive the “Bobby Lashomb Photography Grant” of $100. This artist’s work will become the image of the exhibition and will be used on the invitation, video title screen and on all online presentations.
  • Ten photographers will receive an photography contest certificate through the website and will be available for life.

Grant Information
Grant Recipients

Art Marketing Benefits

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Theme and Selection:

Black and white images can add mystery to a photograph. Whether it be a landscape, portrait, architecture, still life, street, abstract, etc., a photograph represents what the photographer “sees” conveyed to the viewer using a visual depiction. The curators will be looking for pure black and white, not monochrome, photographs for this contest. Creativity, quality of execution, composition, and uniqueness of vision will be key elements of the winning photo. Present your best “black and white” photographs using tone and contrast, shape, shadow and highlight, texture, form, depth, and light quality expressed using any genre from realism to abstraction.

Eligibility & Mediums: This competition is open to all artists/photographers 18 years of age or older. Submissions for consideration can be expressed in any of the following aspects: representational, expressionism, surrealism, or abstraction.

Our mission is to provide artists/photographers with exposure and extensive marketing of their work and accomplishments to our international list of clientele.

Extensive Marketing of the Exhibit and Artists:

Gallery 25N's mission is to provide artists with exposure and extensive marketing of their art and accomplishments to our international list of clientele. and will co-market the artists and their work in the exhibition worldwide in the following ways:

  • Grant: Recipient of the "Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant" will receive $500.00. This artist's creation will become the image of the exhibition and will be used on the invitation, video title screen, and on all online marketing for the exhibit. In addition, the grant recipient will have a dedicated marketing campaign about their art and accomplishments sent to over 30,000 recipients worldwide. The artist will also be featured in the Art Market News letter.
  • Invitations: An electronic invitation for the online exhibit's opening will be sent to the combined international clientele lists of and These lists exceed 30,000 recipients.
  • Press Release: Press release announcements will be sent out for the opening of the Group Exhibit. The press releases will provide an international buzz about the exhibit and the artists' work.
  • Event Listings & Calendars: The group exhibits will also be promoted in numerous online event listings. These event lists not only provide a timely promotion of the exhibit they also provide ongoing social media marketing.
  • Social Media Marketing: The exhibition, artists and their artworks will be marketed through, International Artists Directory and Gallery 25N's social media-marketing networks via LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tweeter, GooglePlus, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Art Market News: The artists and the exhibition will be featured in "Art Market News™" with over 26,000 subscribers in the art market place worldwide. Subscribers consist of art buyers, fine art galleries, corporate art buyers, exhibit curators, fine art agents, architects, property developers, interior designers and art lovers. provides links back to the artists' website.
  • Online Presence: After the exhibit ends, the artists' exhibit will remain in the "Past Exhibits" section of Gallery 25N's website with a back-link to the artist's websites.
  • Video: A video is created of the artists work and exhibit for publication on Gallery 25N's website and YouTube Channel with over 53,000 views to date.

Submission Fee

Entry Fee: $10 for up to three entries and $5 for each additional image.
(No limit on the number of additional entries submitted.)


You will receive an email notification once your submission is complete.
All credit and debit cards are accepted through PayPal.

We look forward to seeing your artwork!

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