Saturday, January 2, 2016


Front Porch Gallery

Call for Photography (no fee to submit)


The Six-Word Story

A Photography exhibition March 20 –May 7, 2016


Consider the well-known adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. In The Six-Word Story…in a picture we will view photographs in context with their six-word story. You may be familiar with the legend of “The Six-Word Story”…so the story goes, Ernest Hemingway, while lunching with friends, made a bet that he could craft an entire story in six words. After the pot was assembled, Hemingway wrote the following six-word story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Hemingway won the bet.

We are inviting submissions of photography along with your six-word story which will accompany selected photographs for the exhibition. We welcome you to be creative, whimsical, and introspective which we expect will create great interaction with the viewer. All expressions suitable for general viewing are invited and will be considered. There is no particular theme preferred; please use your imagination!

Front Porch Gallery is a non-profit gallery in Carlsbad, CA whose mission is Art Creates Community. Front Porch Gallery will design and mail postcards for the exhibit, host an Opening Reception for selected artists and the community to include live music and hors d’oeuvres. Additionally, we will advertise the exhibit on KPBS television, NPR, and local press and online listings.  The gallery will retain 40% commission on all sales.

Work must not be larger than 40” wide including frame. All work must be ready to hang with d-rings and wire (no saw tooth hangers or protruding eye hooks). White or off white matting is preferred. Please email up to 3 submissions (300 dpi) to . Please note size of works and include their six-word story.


Please consider the following important dates:

Deadline for consideration to have image on the postcard          January 20, 2016

Final Deadline for submissions                                                                 March 1, 2016

Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance                                        March 5, 2016

Delivery of accepted work                                                                           March 6. 2016 11am-5pm,

March 9-11,   2016 noon-6pm,

March 12, 2016 11am-5pm

Opening Reception                                                                                         March 20, 2016 noon – 2pm

Pick up of unsold work                                                                                  May 8, May 11-14