December 12, 2014 – February 14, 2015 (Download the PDF Entry Form)


A juried photography exhibition, open to photographers in the Pacific Coastal States

Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony – Friday December 12, 2014, 5-7 p.m.


1st: $500, 2nd: $350, 3rd: $250, 4 honorable mention ribbons 


All photographers residing in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii, amateur or professional, are invited to provide up to three submissions in any theme.  All forms of photographic expression are encouraged: from film-based to digital capture — black and white darkroom to digital manipulation and alternative processing. All entries must be the entrant’s original work, i.e. the capture of the image as well as dark room and digital processing. This does not preclude the use of professional labs for printing, resizing, and film development.

General Rules

Each photographer can provide a total of up to three (3) submissions. There is a non-refundable fee of $20 for the first submission plus $10 for the second submission plus $10 for the third submission. Photography submitted must have been created within the last 2 years (2012-2014) with a framed size limitation of 24 inches by 30 inches and a weight limitation of 40 pounds.

Submission by digital files on compact disk

  • Each digital file must be in jpg format minimum of 300 dpi at approximately 5”x 7” – 8” x 10” inches and all on one CD-ROM. Each artist’s CD must be labeled on the outside with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and framed size of the photograph in inches. Name the electronic files as follows;

A_title of work.jpg

B_title of work.jpg

C_title of work.jpg

Abbreviate the “title of work” as needed on the electronic file name, but be sure the entry form has complete information.

  • If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other works of art. Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible.
  • Photographs that are accepted must be the same as the images on the files or slides entered. No substitutions. 

Deadline for submissions is a postmark of August 30, 2014

Send CD, completed entry form, and entry fee to Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420. Include with your entry information a résumé as well as a self-addressed, 6×9 stamped envelope for submissions return and acceptance letters with shipping information. The Museum will make résumés of photographers whose works are accepted available to visitors during the exhibit. Notice of acceptance will be sent by September 19, 2014

Cash Awards

First Place Award will receive cash prize of $500.

Second Place Award will receive cash prize of $350.

Third Place Award will receive cash prize of $250.

Non Cash Awards

Four Honorable Mention ribbons will also be awarded.


Works in the exhibition may be available for sale. Photographer agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum. PLEASE PRICE YOUR WORKS WITH THIS IN MIND!  Sales made from the Museum are final.  Photographer is to be paid three weeks from end of show. Your entry form confirms all terms of this agreement.

Delivery and Pickup of Art Works

Photographers whose work is accepted must have photographs delivered to the Museum via carrier service at their own expense for arrival between December 1 and December 6, 2014.  Hand delivered work will be received at the museum on Thursday, December 4, – Friday December 5, 2014 between 10 am and 4 pm and Saturday, December 6, 2014 between 1 pm and 5 pm.   Coos Art Museum will not pay for return shipment of artwork. Photographers must make pre-paid arrangements to have their work returned to them, or pick up their work in person at the Museum on Saturday February 14, 4-6pm and Sunday February 15, 2015 between 10am and noon.  

General Specifications

Exhibition images must be matted, framed, and ready for hanging with a framed size of no more than 24 inches by 30 inches. All work must be labeled on the back with the photographer’s name, address, and phone number. Labels must also show the work’s Title, Medium, Date of Creation, and (retail) value of the piece as set by the photographer. Photography is insured while in the Museum from December 1, 2014 through February 21, 2015.

Use Rights: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant Coos Art Museum the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting exhibitions, promoting the Museum’s programs, promoting the artist and subsequent display on CAM’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for Coos Art Museum. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Museum. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use of their images.

Juror: Don Briggs

Don Briggs lives in Tacoma, Washington.  He worked as a professional studio photographer in Bellingham, Washington.

In 2007 Don joined the Flickr photo-sharing community. To see his work go to

Juror: Burl Noggle and Julie Noggle of Brown’s Studio

Brown’s Studio has been serving the cities of Coos Bay, North Bend, and all of the Southern Oregon Coast for over 50 years with quality professional photographic services and products.

Juror: Wood Sabold

Wood lives in Bandon and is published internationally, photo credits include the Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Outdoor Photographer, Coastal Living, and Oregon Coast Magazine. Most recently Wood has specialized in golf course photography.


Coos Art Museum (CAM):

Coos Art Museum is the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon’s Southern Coast. Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, we are building an arts and cultural community and promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual art. It is the third oldest art museum in Oregon. CAM traces its roots to the Coos Artist League, active since 1950. Members of the League conducted early operations in storefront locations before moving to a Carnegie Public Library Building. In 1982 Coos Art Museum membership acquired and remodeled the retired US Post Office building, a historical art deco structure built in 1937. Currently, CAM has six active galleries totaling 5,600 square feet of display space and a 572 piece and growing Permanent Collection of mid-20th Century and contemporary American art.

(Download the PDF Entry Form)