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EXHIBIT Closed on January 28th 2018


Once again Darkroom Gallery presents an opportunity for everyone in the Champlain Valley region to exhibit their work!

Entry Deadline: December 27, 2017  NOTE: ENTRY DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED

Opening Reception: January 12, 2018

If you live in the Champlain Valley (full or part time) and love making photos, make photos for a living, as a serious passion, or to fill your creative urges, we want to see your best shots. 

Submit up to five images, online or by email and we will select and print at least one and display it during a three week exhibition complete with an Artists' Reception at Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction VT. 

For this exhibit, two members of our local photography group Art-in-Photography, Paul Dandurand and Timothy Gottshall, will join with well-known local art collector and eminent supporter of the arts Mark Waskow to select at least one of your images for display. Our previous Photo Slam saw the display of 130 images, and we hope to exceed that number this year.

There will be prizes for First, Second, and Third Place photos, as chosen by the jurors. There will also be a People's Choice prize for the photo that receives the most votes by attendees at the  Artist's Reception - that's why it's called a SLAM! Additional door prizes will be provided by local merchants. And we'll have a closing reception on January 27 at which photographers can pick up their photos and chat with other entrants. 


Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Submissions Close: 27 December 17 23:59 EST
Selections Announced: by 3 January 17
Exhibit Opens: 12 January 18
Artists' Reception: 12 January 18, 19:00
Closing Reception 27 January 18, 16:00
Exhibit Closes: 27 January 18

The details:

  • You must be a full or part time resident of the Champlain Valley and surrounding areas in VT, NY, and QUE
  • Age doesn't matter. Minors will need a par­ent or guardian to submit their work.
  • All levels of experience are welcome.
  • We'll host a digital resizing workshop a few times before the event to help those not familier with the process.
  • Submission deadline is 11:59pm on December 27, 2017. All entries must be received by that time with no exceptions!
  • All selected prints will be hung at Darkroom Gallery for the duration of the exhibit, Jan 12 to Jan 27, 2018
  • We'll host a gala opening reception on January 12 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Plan on it and bring your family and friends for a fun photo party! 
  • We'll also host a closing reception where you can pick up your prints, trade with other photographers and talk about your work on January 27
  • All entries must be submitted online or by email 
  • Entries should be high quality JPGs no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side.
  • Final print sizes will be determined by the total number of entries selected. No entry will be printed at a resolution less than 150 DPI. For example An image 1280 x 1280 pixels can be printed at a maximum size of 8"x8".
  • The entry fee is $25 for up to five entries and $15 for students or youths under 18 years old.
  • Photographers under 18 and students must request a coupon to get the reduced rate. You can email a scan or photo of your student ID to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the gallery (802) 777-FOTO during regular hours 11-4 Mon-Fri to get a coupon.
  • If you submit via email there is an additional $5 fee, so please submit online and save yourself $5 and us some time.
  • Your entry fee covers the cost of printing your selected photo(s). All images will be printed by the Gallery.
  • The entry fee can be paid online with a credit card or in person at the gallery with cash, check, or credit card.
  • All selected entries will be printed on arc­hival paper, displayed on our website, and at Darkroom Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Entrants own their prints and can pick them up at the gallery during the closing reception or later during gallery hours.
  • Photographers can offer their prints for sale, set their own prices and retain all rights to their photographs.

Towns in the Lake Champlain Valley
If your town is not listed and you border Lake Champlain, Don't sweat it - just enter






Bolton Valley




Buels Gore



East Charlotte


Essex Junction

Essex Junction




Grand Isle





Isle La Motte


Malletts Bay




North Ferrisburgh

North Hero





South Burlington

South Hero

South Hinesburg

St. Albans

St. George




West Bolton





New York:





Crown Point


Port Henry



Port Kent



Rouses Point

White Hall



St. Armand







Entry Form (Save $5.00 Enter on-line)

Include with your CD, Payment and SASE if you want your disc returned

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Submissions - Up to Five entries: $25
Youths < 18 years old $15
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Send your Completed Application, CD and Payment to:
Darkroom Gallery
12 Main St.
Essex Jct., VT 05452
(802) 777-FOTO

You can offer your prints for sale, you will be able to specify a price after selection notificaiton.

By entering this exhibit you grant Darkroom Gallery the right to use your selected image(s) to promote this exhibit on-line and in printed material and that's all!

The Darkroom Gallery helps photographers gain exposure by providing opportunities to have their work evaluated by a qualified juror for display in our Vermont gallery with very little expense or hassle. For our regular juried exhibits, all selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our regular exhibitions, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.




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