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Exploring the Artistry and Meaning of
Everyday Objects

September 2023

antique books

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."


This exhibition invites you to explore the beauty and artistry of still life photography. Through a collection of stunning and thought-provoking images, we aim to showcase the power of everyday objects to evoke emotion, tell stories, and capture the essence of life.

A cash award of $300 will be given to the First Place entry, as decided by our juror.

From the simple beauty of a vase of flowers to the intricate details of a carefully arranged table setting, these images celebrate the artistry and meaning of still life photography. They offer a glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the world around us, and invite us to reflect on the ways in which everyday objects can inspire and delight us.

Through this exhibition, we hope to awaken an appreciation for the artistry and meaning of still life photography. We invite you to join us on this journey of exploration and discovery, and to engage with the images and stories that remind us of the beauty and wonder of the world around us.

By entering the exhibition, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your work to a wide audience and receive recognition for your talent. Our juror will choose up to 35 photographs to be featured in an online exhibit for the month of July and shared across our social media platforms.

Submissions are open for photographers over the age of 18 through August 10, 2023. The fee for submission is $20 for up to five images, and $4 for each additional image.The accepted entries will be showcased in an online exhibition for the month of September.  An exhibition catalog will be available to purchase from a print-on-demand service.

Juror: John Manno, Director of Decagon Gallery*

Submissions are open.

Deadline is August 10

*John Manno is a highly accomplished still life photographer with over 40 years of experience in the field. His work has been exhibited in dozens of galleries and featured in several magazines, showcasing his exceptional talent and unique artistic vision. In addition to his body of wok, Manno is also the director of Decagon Gallery. Manno lends his extensive knowledge and expertise to curating this still life exhibition.

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