43rd Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

CONTACT PERSON: Mara Linskey-Deegan, Associate Curator & Registrar
SUBJECT: Charles H. MacNider Art Museum – 43rd Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show – Call for Entries

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All residents of Cerro Gordo County, high school age and over, and any student registered at NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College) for the spring or summer semesters of 2023, are invited to submit photographs for consideration for the 43rd Annual Cerro Gordo Photography Competition sponsored by the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Safford and Lena Lock Photo Endowment Fund.

2022 Cerro Gordo Photo Show Best in Show award winner Margo Underwood of Clear Lake, Nikon D 3500 SLR Photograph, Smooth Landing

A total of three entries may be submitted by each artist in the form of small jpegs.  All photographs are to be original, by the entering artist, completed January 2020-present, and not previously entered into the Photo Show.  Do not submit the actual artwork for jury.

Panelists from within the community will select the photographs for the exhibition and the awards.  Three cash award winners will be selected.  $150 will go to the photograph named Best in Show, $100 will be given as Second Award, with $50 for Third Award.

The postmark deadline for entries for the exhibition is Saturday, June 24, 2023.  The selected exhibition will be on display from August 11 through October 7, 2023

The competition is intended to serve several purposes: to promote interest in photography as art, to stimulate greater levels of quality and creativity in photography, to share examples of area work with the public, and to provide a forum for area artists.

Photo Show rules and the entry form can be downloaded from the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s website or you can stop by the Museum and pick up a paper entry form.  If you have any questions or would like more information please call Mara at 421-3666 or e-mail mlinskeydeegan@masoncity.net.

View or download application here.

Image: 2022 Cerro Gordo Photo Show Best in Show award winner Margo Underwood of Clear Lake, Nikon D 3500 SLR Photograph, Smooth Landing