The 2011 10th Annual International Photography Competition
February 11, 2011 - March 5, 2011

An opportunity for photographers to exhibit their work in one of the Greater Washington DC area's premier independent fine art galleries. The Fraser Gallery has had tremendous success with our previous juried exhibitions, which were widely reviewed in several local art magazines and national newspapers. See some of our reviews here. These exhibitions have, in several cases, provided additional exhibition opportunites for artists in the DC area.

The Fraser Gallery
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: 301 718-9651

Click here for an entry form. Please print the form and follow instructions for submitting entries.


2011 Calendar

Submissions due ................................... 4 January 2011
Notification Mailed ................................ 11 January 2011
Accepted Work Due ............................. 8 February 2011
Exhibition Opens .................................. 11 February 2011
Artists' Reception ................................ 11 February 2011
Exhibition Closes ................................. 5 March 2011
Return of unsold work ......................... 8 March 2011


About the Gallery

The Fraser Gallery is one of the major fine art galleries in the Greater Washington DC area. The gallery is located on the street level of the Bethesda Place complex, surrounded by the restaurants and theaters which make Bethesda one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the world. The gallery owner, Catriona Fraser is an award winning photographer, juror and curator who has directed the Fraser Gallery since 1996. Gallery shows are widely listed in local newspapers as well as most local art publications and are often reviewed by regional and national art critics.



The Juror is Catriona Fraser. Ms. Fraser is the owner and Director of the Fraser Gallery. Ms. Fraser serves on the "Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District" Advisory Panel and on the Board of the "Washington School of Photography". Ms. Fraser has served on the Advisory Panel for the "Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County" and is Chair of the "Trawick Prize, Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards", a fine art competition that awards $14,000 in prize money to artists residing in Maryland, Washington D.C and Virginia. She is also Chair of the "Bethesda Painting Awards", an annual competition that awards $14,000 in prize money to painters residing in D.C, Maryland and Virginia. Ms. Fraser is the Director of the annual "Bethesda Fine Arts Festival" and is the President of the "Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington."


Artist's Eligibility

Open to all photographers 18 years and older. All photography not previously exhibited at the Fraser Gallery. All work must be framed and presented professionally to conservation standards.



All work must be for sale at prices set by the artist. The Fraser Gallery retains a commission of 50% of sale price. Payment to the artist will be mailed within 30 days after receipt of proceeds from sales. In the event of a direct or private sale by the artist within 60 days after the closing of the exhibition, to any buyer who visited the gallery during the exhibition or saw the artist's work at the gallery, the artist shall pay the Fraser Gallery a commission of 25%. Prices should be an accurate reflection of the artist's sales history and therefore must not be inflated.



The gallery will insure all works while in its possession against theft or total loss for the artists' share of the retail price. All reasonable care will be taken with accepted art and submitted slides, but it is clearly understood by the artist that the gallery assumes no responsibility and shall not be held responsible for any damage of any kind caused or occurring during shipping.


Slide and Digital File Specifications

All preliminary judging will be done from digital images submitted on a CD.

Digital Entries: Each digital file should be saved as a JPG format, and titled with the artist's last name and entry number (e.g. "Name-Entry3.jpg"). Files must be under 400K and able to be opened by a PC compatible system. CD ROM should be labeled with the artist's full name and contact information.




A non-refundable fee of $25 U.S. Dollars entitles the artist to submit three images. Additional images may be submitted at a cost of $5 U.S. Dollars per image. U.S. entries should make check or money order payable to Fraser Gallery; Paypal is also accepted - our Paypal account is "" Foreign entries shall use International Money Orders, Paypal or drafts in U.S. Dollars payable to Fraser Gallery or pay via Visa or Mastercard.


Entry Forms

Please use the request form at the bottom of this page to print an entry form, or send a large, stamped self addressed envelope to the gallery. Entry forms may be copied. Please complete all the parts in the prospectus. Please type or print clearly. Attach an Identification label to the back of accepted work prior to sending it to gallery. Entering this exhibition shall constitute understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with all the conditions stated. Send entry fee, entry form, CD and (if U.S.entry) a self-addressed stamped envelope for notification, to:

Fraser Gallery
International Photography Competition
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E
Bethesda, MD 20814

Entries must be received by Tuesday, January 4, 2011


The winner of the Best in Show award shall receive $500. First, Second and Third Prize winners will receive $200, $150 and $100 respectively.


Accepted Works

Upon notification of acceptance of work, the artist must ship or hand deliver the accepted piece(s) to arrive at the Fraser Gallery Bethesda location no later than 8 February 2011. Shipped work must be sent in a re-usable container, as this container will be used to return unsold work. Work must be securely packed, with identification tags attached to the back of the work and with the return shipping label enclosed. DO NOT USE STYROFOAM PEANUTS. A street address must be used for return shipping, as UPS will not deliver to Post Office boxes. Cost of return shipping must be enclosed with the shipped work. Additionally, the artist may also send a resume or CV (on a plain piece of paper, headed with only the artist's name at the top and no address) with the work. All hand delivered entries must be picked up on 8 March 2011. Work which arrives damaged or which does not meet the specified conditions for exhibition may be disqualified. Please ensure that frames or plexiglass are not scratched or damaged. Entries in damaged frames or scratched plexiglass will not be exhibited. No accepted work may be withdrawn before the end of the exhibition.


Artists' Reception and Opening

A formal opening and reception for the accepted artists will be held on Friday, 11 February 2011 from 6-9 p.m. at the Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. This reception will be catered and refreshments will be served.


Request Form

Click here for an entry form. Please print the form and follow instructions for submitting entries.


Fraser Gallery Bethesda
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD
(301) 718-9651