Call for New Members

Multiple Exposures Gallery, (MEG), a cooperative fine art photography gallery located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia is issuing an open call to photographers who might be interested in being considered for gallery membership.

Multiple Exposures Gallery represents the work of fifteen award-winning photographers recognized for individual excellence in fine art photography. Founded in 1985, Multiple Exposures Gallery is an established and successful fine art photography gallery, widely acclaimed both within the DC metropolitan area and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINE

The MEG membership application, review and selection process involves the following steps:

  1. If you plan to submit an application for membership consideration please email Alan Sislen, MEG Membership Chair, no later than Monday, July 15, 2019 of your intention to apply for membership at alan@alansislenphotography.com

  2. Completed applications for membership and portfolios must be delivered to MEG during open hours between Friday, August 2nd and Friday, August 9th, 2019.  No portfolio applications will be accepted after August 9th, 2019 at 5pm. (Note: Gallery hours are daily 11am – 5pm, except Thursdays, 2pm – 8pm).

  3. As part of the application process, each applicant must schedule, and meet in person with at least three (no more than five), MEG members before Friday, August 23rd 2019. Call the gallery (703-683-2205) to set up these meetings. 

  4. Multiple Exposures Gallery will conduct a formal discussion and review of each application and portfolio, and after careful consideration determine if membership position(s) will be offered to any applicants.

  5. Results of this review process will be emailed to each applicant no later than Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 5pm.  

  6. Each applicant must pick up their portfolios during open hours between Wednesday, September 11th and Wednesday, September 18th, 2019. (Note: Gallery hours are daily 11am – 5pm, except Thursdays, 2pm – 8pm).

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

July 11, 2019                                Information session at MEG 7-9pm

July 14, 2019                                Information session at MEG 10am-noon

July 15, 2019                                Email intention to apply for membership

Aug 2 – Aug 9, 2019                    Deliver completed portfolio applications to MEG

Aug 23, 2019                                Complete at least three interviews with MEG members

Sept 10, 2019                               Email notification of portfolio review results

Sept 11 – Sept 18, 2019              Pick up portfolios from MEG

COMPLETED PORTFOLIO APPLICATION

A completed portfolio application includes the following: 

  1. A representative photographic portfolio of your best work.  See Appendix B: Portfolio Submission Guidelines, to assist in preparing your portfolio.

  2. A completed MEG membership application, including a current resume and artist statement if available.  See Appendix C: Membership Application Form, for a copy of the application form.

Key Documents:

INFORMATION SESSIONS

MEG is hosting two Information Sessions (recommended, but optional attendance) for those interested in learning more about the gallery membership opportunity, and those looking for assistance and guidance in preparing a portfolio application for membership consideration. 

The Information Session dates are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, July 11th, 2019                   7pm – 9pm

  • Sunday, July 14th, 2019                     10am – 12pm

The Information Sessions are held at Multiple Exposures Gallery:

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 North Union Street, Studio #312

Alexandria, VA  22314

703.683.2205

Topics covered during the Information Sessions include:

  • Application submission process and timeline

  • Suggestions and recommendations regarding portfolio submissions

  • Roles and responsibilities of MEG membership

  • Benefits of MEG membership

  • Gallery sales expectations, and

  • Displaying work at the gallery

 

If you are planning to attend an Information Session please RSVP by email our Membership Chair, Alan Sislen: Alan@AlanSislenPhotography.com

If neither Information Session date is convenient, feel free to stop by the gallery anytime and chat with the sitting gallery member.  Our members will be able to answer any questions you may have. 

If you have any questions about our open call for gallery membership, please email our Membership Chair, Alan Sislen: Alan@AlanSislenPhotography.com