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1 of 3 events the DAC sponsors annually.


The following are the rules and requirements for entering the 2023 Clarksville Downtown Artists Co-Op (DAC) Regional Juried Photography Exposition. Please read the prospectus carefully and adhere to the guidance within.



All artists 18 years or older residing in Tennessee or Kentucky may enter.  All work submitted must be produced using some form of camera image capture. All work must have been completed within the past 3 years.  All work must be original and solely created by the artist. All work submitted via the online entry process will be eligible for display and for juried awards. Work will be juried for awards based on content, visual elements, creativity, technical execution, presentation, and overall impact.



Digitally edited, HDR or composite images are allowed if manipulation/editing is used as a presentational tool in support of the image’s organic photographic elements.  Digital manipulation/editing may be applied to simple and minor formatting, cropping, sizing, and natural balance tone, and color. This is not a juried-for-entry show. Submission of entry does not equate to acceptance – accepting art is at the discretion of the DAC when receiving the photographic art. All entrance fees are nonrefundable.



Completion of the entry form constitutes agreement by the entrant that there shall be no liability on the part of the Downtown Artists Co-op or any members or sponsors for loss, damage, or destruction of any works.  Insurance of artwork is the sole responsibility of the participating entrant.  By entering this event, you give consent to the DAC to use imagery of work exclusively for promotion of the exhibition and DAC.



Artists may submit a total of 3 works.  Categories are aligned to previous years’ categories and are listed below with examples. The Alternative Process category has been eliminated. DAC recognizes and encourages all digital, traditional, alternative and film photographic processes. The execution of process and overall impact of images on the juror(s) will be the determining factors in awards and recognition.

  1. PLACE - Landscape, Cityscape, Interior                   

  2. PEOPLE - Human Portrait, Figure study, Street photography, etc.               

  3. FLORA FAUNA – Nature,  Animal(s)                         

  4. OBJECT - Still Life, Things, etc.

  5. ABSTRACT – Abstract photography                          



  • All photographic work entered must be securely framed and back-wired, ready for hanging on our hanging system (similar to a nail).  Saw-tooth hangers will not be accepted.

  • Canvas-wrapped work is acceptable provided proper back-wiring.

  • Images with alternative hanging systems will NOT be accepted.  Images on glass, metal or alternative medium may be entered, but work must adhere to the framed/wired rules. 

  • Work not securely presented and framed may not accepted at discretion of DAC.



Entry into the exhibition is non-juried (all entries are accepted). All work entered and delivered to DAC Gallery will be displayed and juried for awards by professional juror(s).  Cash awards will be given for Best of Show as well as First, and Second Place in each category listed above.  The cash award amounts will be based on entry fee receipts and sponsorships. Third Place Awards and Honorable Mention ribbons may be given at the discretion of the juror(s) and based on entries per category.



  • All entries and entry fees will be made online at the DAC's website.                 

  • Deadline for entry is 6PM, Thursday, January 26, 2022 without exception.

  • Complete the online entry form prior to deadline.

  • Pay entry fee online prior to deadline:  $20 for first entry, $15 for second entry, and $10 for the third ($20, $35, or $45).  Fees are non-refundable.

  • Upload a digital JPEG image of each entry.  Images will be posted on the DAC website and Facebook page exactly as submitted.

    • Each image must be a minimum of 72 dpi, with a maximum file size of 5 MB. 

    • Digital image should be cropped to show only the photographic image without mat or frame.

    • Care should be taken to avoid glare on images submitted.

    • Correctly orient the image as viewed, vertically or horizontally.

    • Rename the JPEG file as follows before upload:
      Example:  Doe_John_PhotoNameX.jpg

  • Download and print the information tag form.  Complete a form for each entry, assuring the entry information matches the information on the entry form and tag.

  • Cut out the information tag and tape to the back of the matching art work for delivery to the DAC Gallery on January 27-28, 2023.


  • Art must be delivered to the DAC Gallery, 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN either Friday, January 27 between 12 and 5 PM or Saturday, January 28 between 10 AM and 5 PM.

  • Entries will be checked to assure online entry procedure has been completed and entries meet specified requirements.  Entries not meeting requirements may be disqualified from entry.



As of the time of writing this prospectus, opening reception is planned for February 2, 2023 from 5-8 PM.  Award winners will be announced live at DAC at 630 PM and via Facebook Live on DAC Facebook page. Winners will also be posted at DAC Gallery, on the DAC website and DAC social media along with of juror’s comments about pieces chosen for Best of Show and First and Second place awards. 

The exhibit will be hung in the DAC Gallery from February 2 through February 25-26. 2023.  Additionally, artwork images will be displayed on the DAC website throughout the exhibition and through March 2023. * DAC reserves the right to not display images that are inflammatory, pornographic or otherwise deemed to be offensive to the public.



DAC strongly encourages all entries to be priced for sale.  DAC will receive 30% commission on all sales. Sold work must remain on display at DAC Gallery through end of exhibit.  Funds from all sales will be delivered to artists after exhibition and no later than March 30, 2023. 



All entries must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.  At the conclusion of the exhibit, work must be picked up and signed for at the gallery Saturday, February 25, 1-5 PM or Sunday February 26, 1-5 PM. 



- Jackie or Shane at

- Shane at 931.561.2550

- Call the Gallery during open hours, Thursday/Friday/Sunday 1-5 or Saturday 9-5 | 931-919-3770

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