Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CALL TO ARTISTS: Photostop Gallery's Railroad Photography Show

PHOTOSTOP Gallery announces a call for entries for its first juried show, All Aboard! Riding the Rails which will be exhibited in the Gallery next September. For this exhibition PHOTOSTOP is seeking photographs of trains, the railroad, and the railroad experience. Train travel has long had a romantic association. Today there’s both a renewed interest in our railroad system and recognition of the very real challenges it faces.

The Gallery is located in White River Junction, VT, just steps from the Amtrak rail system. The town was the first and largest railroad center in Vermont and New England north of Boston. Photographers must live in the New England states of NH, VT, MA, RI, ME, and CT to enter the show but the photographs can be of any location.

Juror Tony Decaneas will choose approximately 30 photographs, depending on sizes, for exhibition during the show. Mr. Decaneas is the former owner of the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, MA. After forty years in the photography gallery business, Tony is now the owner of Decaneas Archive, a Dealer/Agency representing the photographic collections of Harold Feinstein, Vittorio Sella, Bradford Washburn and Ernest C. Withers.

On September 11, during the exhibit, White River Junction will hold its 18th Annual Glory Days of the Railroad Festival, an event chosen as one of the Top Ten events by the VT Chamber of Commerce in 2007.

Entry is by the submission of digital files. The prospectus for the exhibition is available on the Gallery website or can be obtained by calling the Gallery at 802.698.0320or by e-mailing The entry deadline is July 15. Photographers will be notified of acceptance by July 30.

PHOTOSTOP Gallery is located in Suite 150 on the first floor of the Tip Top Media Arts Building, 85 North Main Street, White River Jct., VT 05001.