Ends on February 1, 2019

$10.00 USD

Open Call: 41st PHOTO REGIONAL at COLLAR WORKS

March 29 - April 27, 2019

Deadline to Submit: Friday, February 1, 2019

Entry Fee: $10 


Guest Curators:  Kathleen Vance and Daniel Aycock, Directors, Front Room Gallery NYC

Front Room Gallery, located in the Lower East Side NYC, is a contemporary gallery that focuses its strength in photography, with a balance of painting and installation.


The 41st PHOTO Regional Exhibition at Collar Works aims to showcase emerging and underrepresented artists of all ages, working within photographic mediums. All photographic techniques and styles are embraced, from digital and analog, conceptual and fine art, mixed media and site-specific installations, and more!

All works must have been completed within the past two years and be available to exhibit.  Artists must reside within a 125 mile radius of New York's Capital Region. Artworks previously exhibited in the Photography Regional are not eligible. Prizes will be awarded.

The 2019 Photography Regional will be held March 29 - April 27, 2019 at Collar Works in Troy, NY. This annual exhibition rotates between its host sites: Collar Works, Albany Center Galleries, and Opalka Gallery at Sage College.


I Bought A Camera // Cynthia Nadelman 

I bought a camera, though there were

many reasons not to. 

In spite of the reasons not to

(because of the reasons not to), 

I bought a camera. 


The bravery/disillusionment represented in Cynthia Nadelman's poem I Bought A Camera underscores perfectly the artistic dilemma of the contemporary photographer. The many reasons to and the many reasons not to are omnipresent in all aspects of modern photographic practices. Why make more pictures of things? How do you make pictures of things? Of the billions of images made each day, why would you choose to show that one? These are some of the many questions or reasons that Cynthia Nadelman wrote of in addressing the role of the photographer. In debt to these questions of photography, Collar Works hopes to present the most brilliant answers and find many reasons to buy a camera.  


About Collar Works

Collar Works is a non-profit art space located at 621 River St. in Troy, NY dedicated to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists, working in any media, exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks. Expanding the current art vernacular in New York’s capital region, Collar Works provides a venue for community dialogue focused on serious, provocative and spirited artworks.


Submission Guidelines


· Artists can submit up to 5 artworks for consideration. From analog to digital, conceptual, fine-art, mixed media and site-specific installations - all photographic mediums, techniques and styles are welcome.
· 3D/ Sculpture can not exceed 7' max height.
· Collar Works is a non-commission art space. Artists receive 100% of all sales.
· All Shipping & Handling is the responsibility of the artist.
· Artwork must be delivered on or by Saturday, March 16, 2019 between 11am-2pm.
· Exhibition Dates: March 29- April 27, 2019
· Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 5-8pm.  


For more information about Collar Works and artist opportunities, visit www.collarworks.org or email info@collarworks.org