BLACK WHITE & ONE COLOR | Exhibition 2020

Friday, 2020-01-31 12:00 PM - Sunday, 2020-02-02 05:00 PM
exhibit, Call to Artists.


January 31 - February 2 

- A black-and-white image deconstructs the subject and reduces it to its forms and tones. Distracting colors are recast as subtle shades of gray that add to a composition..

- With such a "restricted" palette—it's easier than ever before, and it allows us to look at our subjects more deeply, expanding the possibilities of our artworks..

- Black-and-white can reveal different things to both an Artist and the Viewer. As Artists we can develop and use our ability to see in black-and-white to our advantage, expanding our aptitude for seeing the potential of what's in front of us, that we're creating. Color is the most obvious element of composition, but shape, line and texture can separate a nice picture from something that's truly special. Thinking in black-and-white will train your eye to spot the full potential of an image.

As we re-introduce one color to a specific selection or in an intentional pattern to an image we're selectively developing and layering further meaning and focus into that image...



Entry Form

Read and complete the entry form, and provide at least 1 photo samples of each art/work being submitted, with submission fee. 

Entry Procedure:

Entry forms with samples/copies of work are preferred to be submitted in digital format to, however hard copy 4x6 photographs of the entries are also acceptable. You may submit up to four entries. Entries should include photography done in black and white with gray scales. (No Sepias or Cyan Toning,) with 1 additional color. All entries must be original to the submitting artist. Work must be professionally mounted and framed. (For Photography submissions - Please refer to, and use our other Black White & One Color Photography Entry Form.) Fees: The non-refundable fee for entry is $35.00 to be submitted with your entry form via Check, Cash, or Money Order. Checks should be made out to ART247, LLC. Mail or drop off entry forms to ART247, 247 Market Street, Lockport, New York 14094. Please note: Entry forms received before or after the deadline window, or incomplete entry forms - for example a missing artist bio - may disqualify entries into the jury round and/or exhibition.

Judging and Awards:

The entries will be juried by ART247 & Guest Jurors for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Viewers Choice Award will be chosen at the opening reception by reception participants.      


Paintings and drawings must be matted and framed. Mats/frames must be black, white or gray tone. Oils and acrylics must be framed or have the edges of the canvas neatly finished. Plexiglass is required for artwork 18” x 24” or larger.  Frame color is restricted to black, white, gray or silver. No uniframes that leave the edges of the glass exposed will be accepted.  All two dimensional work must have screw eyes and wire in place ready for hanging.  No saw tooth or plastic clips will be accepted. All 3 dimensional work and sculptures must be able to stand unassisted on a flat surface or pedestal.





Black & White Photography Exhibition 2020 Calendar Dates

Entries due between January 31- February 2, 2020 [ONLY]
Notification of Inclusion given by February 5, 2020
Art Drop off February 7 - 9, 2020 11am - 4pm
Exhibition Opens February 15, 2020
Opening Exhibition Reception February 15, 2020 1pm - 4pm
Viewer’s Choice awards will be announced during the event.
Exhibition Closes March 15, 2020
Pick up date March 21, 2020


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