ISO Augusta – Open Call for Photography

ISO Augusta – Open Call for Photography

ISO Augusta 2024


Thank you for your interest in showing artwork in the first ever photography exhibition in the City Gallery – ISO Augusta! This exhibition is open to all of Augusta’s River Region photographers. The Arts Council and Heather Dunaway, who manages the City Gallery, seek both digital and analog photographic artworks, or artworks that incorporate photography (such as graphic digital manipulations, collage or mixed media works), for this exhibition.

ISO Augusta will be featured in the City Gallery, which is in the lobby of the Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building (535 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901) from May 9 – July 11, 2024 with a lunchtime reception held on Friday, June 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Applications are due Friday, April 12th at 11:59 p.m. Selected participants will be notified by no later than Tuesday, April 16th. There are no fees to participate or submit.

Early drop off for selected works will be Monday May 6 – Wednesday May 8th at the Arts Council offices at 1301 Greene St. between 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Artists must schedule an early drop off time with Heather Dunaway by calling the Arts Council at 706-826-4702. Drop off for the exhibition will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the City Gallery on the day of hanging – Thursday, May 9, 2024.

The City Gallery is managed by The Greater Augusta Arts Council in partnership with the City of Augusta as a visual arts space. Gallery Director Heather Dunaway acts as curator, creating unique exhibitions of local artworks. The goal being to support local artists by showcasing their artworks in a high traffic location for locals, city officials, and visitors alike to better understand the vibrant arts we have in Augusta’s River Region.

Submissions can be new or older works. All works must have been photographed in Augusta’s River Region which includes counties in eastern Georgia: Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington and Wilkes in addition to the 5 counties in western South Carolina: Aiken, Edgefield, Allendale, Barnwell and McCormick.

To be considered for this showcase the following must be met:

1. Artworks must be family friendly. Works may not feature nudity or violence of any kind.

2. Artworks must be made by the Artist submitting. Photographs taken in Augusta’s River Region.

3. Artists must live in Augusta’s River Region.

4. Artworks no larger than 36 ” x 36″ or 3ft x 3ft. We have limited space available.

5. All artworks must be hangable from a Walker System, which is a rod-rail system that utilizes 4″ wide, vertically adjustable French cleats on rods suspended from a rail system. Please visit our gallery page ( for more info.

6. All selected works must be finished, dry, presentable and ready to hang (from wire) by drop off. Please, no hole, claw or single ring hangers on frames. Works that are not compatible with the Walker System will not be hung in this showcase. All works must be labeled on the back with artist’s and artwork’s information.

7. Artists agree to the gallery’s commission is 70% / artist, 30% / gallery. Pricing provided should reflect this. There will also be a State Sales Tax of 8% added by the Arts Council for each sale. This commission helps to cover the cost of organizing, hosting and promoting the exhibition.

8. Artists must sign the City Gallery Contract and submit a W9. The Arts Council files Artist W9s for one calendar year. Artists who have submitted a W9 for other exhibitions in 2024 do not need to resubmit unless their information has changed.

All gallery sales will be processed through the Greater Augusta Arts Council. Checks for all sales will be mailed to the address of each artist (provided on their W9), or direct deposited into artist’s choice account through our system (optional).

Any sold works will be distributed to the buyers by the Greater Augusta Arts Council. Any unsold artworks will need to be picked up by the artist or a representative of the artist in the week following the close of the exhibition. All works will be need to be picked up from the gallery on July 11th between 10:00 am and 1:00 p.m. Unless otherwise arranged with the Arts Council. Any works left behind, after a 60 day period, per our contract, will be considered abandoned.

Space is limited! Each artist will be able to submit up to four works per application to be featured. This does not guarantee that all works will selected. This depends on the amount of wall space, submissions, and general feel for the show. We encourage all artists interested in showing to visit the City Gallery.