The Maine Photography Show

MPS submission deadline Jan. 14

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 2:15pm

Photographers across the state are submitting work they hope will be selected for the 17th Maine Photography Show slated for April 9 through May 2 at Boothbay Region Art Foundation and online at

Reid Callanan, photographer and educator, is this year’s juror. Callanan is the founder and director of the renowned Santa Fe Workshops. He started taking photographs in 1974 during a semester abroad at Richmond College in London. Ever since, he’s used a variety of photographic processes including silver halide, Polaroids, and now digital capture.

“My photographic projects include a personal diary of images called Homescapes, Polaroid images with an SX-70 camera and Time-Zero film, black-and-white digital portraits made in Cuba and Mexico, and most recently iPhone travel images,” wrote Callanan on his website. “My entire adult life has been focused on photographic education -- the past 30 years with Santa Fe Workshops and before that working at Maine Photographic Workshops. While my business career is mostly all consuming, I do make time to photograph every day and for my ongoing portrait projects. This website includes completed bodies of work and ongoing projects.”

The Maine Photography Show is open to all photographers with a Maine year-round or summer address - professional, amateur, and student. Each photographer may submit up to three photographs in any combination of categories.

Entries for the 2022 Maine Photography Show can be in these categories: B&W, color, student, and this year’s special category, home. Be creative! Present images that can be interpreted as home, not necessarily family members or actual dwellings. There are many exciting possibilities that you may explore such as birds, pets, plants, landscapes, walks and excursions, architectural and other symbolic elements.

All work, maximum of three photos, to be considered for the Show must be submitted digitally by Friday, Jan. 14. Photographers of accepted work will be notified by mail with further instructions on where and when to deliver the originals for exhibition. Accepted photographs must be presented in a professional manner, framed and ready to hang. All work must be for sale. In addition, selected photographers can provide up to 2 matted prints of their photography for sale in the art bins at BRAF.

A commission of 35% will be charged on all sales made during and/or as a result of this show. Drop off and pick up of accepted work will be the responsibility of the photographer.

Fee to enter, non-student: $10 per photo. For students: submit up to 3 images for $10. Pay online with credit card or mail check or money order to: Boothbay Region Art Foundation - MPS, P.O. Box 124, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

Thanks to the generous contributions from our sponsors, MPS will be able to award prizes to the winners of the 2022 Show in all categories, as well as a Best of Show with cash prizes similar to previous years. Lead sponsor: First National Wealth Management; Show Award Sponsors: Bath Savings, Capitol Area Camera Club, First Light Camera Club, Portland Camera Club, and Boothbay Boat Sales.