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2021 Larry Salley Photography Award Call For Applications

The Larry Salley Photography Award

Presented by ArtsWestchester in partnership with the African American Men of Westchester

ArtsWestchester seeks nominations for Hudson Valley-based photographers, with a significant body of work of outstanding artistic merit to receive the fourth annual Larry Salley Photography Award. The award recipient will be announced at the ArtsWestchester Arts Award in April, 2021, and furnished with a $1,000 cash prize.

All award nominees will be reviewed and selected by a panel consisting of representatives from ArtsWestchester, the African American Men of Westchester, and the family of Larry Salley.

Award finalists and winner will have the opportunity to be included in an online exhibition, hosted on ArtsWestchester’s website and on its Google Arts & Culture partner site.

To view the 2020 Larry Salley Photography Award Exhibition, please visit ArtsWestchester’s website: HERE


  • Nominees should be artists who convey their unique visions through the medium of photography.
  • Artists must live in, maintain a studio, or have strong ties to the Hudson Valley region (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan Counties).
  • Artists must be actively exhibiting current work in professional artistic venues.
  • ArtsWestchester encourages nominations of artists for whom a cash award would aid them in the advancement of their professional practice.
  • Nominations of artists who are working to complete a body of work, or towards a specific exhibition are strongly encouraged.
  • Nominators/artists should provide a brief statement describing why you think you/the candidate merits consideration for the Larry Salley Photography Award and how the award would help advance your/the artist’s career.
  • The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Friday, February 5, 2021.
  • Self-nominations are welcomes, but photographers should provide the name, contact information, and profession of at least one reference.


ArtsWestchester is partnering with The African American Men of Westchester in order to celebrate the life and artistic achievements of Lawrence “Larry” C. Salley who was an active member of both organizations. Larry lived and worked in Westchester County (White Plains) where he assumed the leadership roles of Deputy Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Planning and Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Transportation. In his spare time, he was a gifted photographer. His photos were recently featured in an ArtsWestchester exhibition called “The Photographer’s Journey: A Tribute to Larry Salley”.


Deadline 2/5/2021
Contact Name Logan Hanley
Contact Email [email protected]

YoFi Fest’s Quaran-Teen Cinema Showcase Seeks Short Films

With the support of AT&T, YoFi Fest is presenting a collection of short films by teenagers sharing their stories, thoughts, feelings, and experiences about how the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine has affected their lives.

Teens are invited to make and submit two minute films that can be scripted, documentary, interviews, music videos, animation, dance, poems, puppet shows, or whatever format best tells the story. The films will be presented free online in February and all participating filmmakers will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment (great to include when applying to schools and jobs!).

While they may not be able to gather in real life, teenagers can use this showcase to create positive awareness and support for one another and the issues they care about. YoFi Fest wants them to know that they are not alone and we are all in this together.

Entry is FREE for all teenage students, but films must be received by January 17, 2021, and cannot be longer than two minutes.

​For more details, visit https://www.yofidmac.com/quaran-teen


Deadline 1/17/2021
Contact Name Dave Steck
Contact Email [email protected]
Website https://www.yofidmac.com/quaran-teen

Imagination is Your Freedom: National Juried Photography Show art Upstream Gallery

Upstream Annual Juried Photography Show 2021: Imagination is Your Freedom
Entry Deadline 12/31/2020
Entry Fee: $45 for 3 images
“Logic will get you from A to B; imagination will take you everywhere.” We believe Albert Einstein’s quote expresses perfectly the optimism we long for in the face of isolation, limited travel and postponed holidays. Photographers are invited to ignite their imaginations and submit work interpreting this theme for our annual juried exhibit of photographically based work. 
Special Guest Juror: Our guest juror DAVE SHELLEY is a co-founder of Photoville,  a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography for all. Shelley will also select Best of Show and three Honorable Mentions.  Imagination is Your Freedom opens at the Gallery in Hastings on Hudson Thursday, February 4th 2021 and runs through Sunday, February 28th.
All Entries must be made via Submittable


Deadline 12/31/2020
Contact Name Upstream Gallery
Contact Email [email protected]
Website https://upstreamgallery.submittable.com/submit