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Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge Street, Suite 265
Westbrook, Maine

(207) 591-6675

The Bakery Photo Collective is a not-for-profit, self-service darkroom and digital imaging facility in Portland, Maine, re-opening in December at our new location.

Photo A Go-Go


ANNOUNCING: The Photo A Go-Go Emerging Photographer Jury Prize will be a Two-Week Solo Show at Speedwell Projects in Portland!


Photo A Go-Go

Every December, we at the Bakery Photo Collective hold our annual fine art photography auction, Photo A Go-Go. An unforgettable event with live music, local drinks and snacks, and great company, in its 16 years it has become one of southern Maine's greatest art parties.

The Bakery Photo Collective hosts this annual silent auction to support its darkroom and digital facility, events throughout the year, and artist residencies. This year's auction featured work from established and emerging photographers at incredible prices. The event gains the attention of many collectors, curators and galleries in Maine.

                                                              "back at ya"               Photograph by Jocelyn Lee

                                                             "back at ya"               Photograph by Jocelyn Lee


The Return of Photo A Go-Go!

The Bakery Photo Collective is thrilled to announce that Photo A Go-Go is back!

Exhibition Dates:       December 1 - 8

Auction:                      December 8

The 17th Annual Photo A Go-Go will debut in our new Portland space and the adjacent Speedwell Projects during the first week of December.

It all kicks off with a First Friday preview on December 1st. Then an amazing community auction and party – featuring food, live music, and the work of photographers both local and national - happens Friday December 8th.

A few things are different in this year’s auction:

Photo A Go-Go Will Be a Week-Long Exhibit: This year’s Go-Go will be a curated show that will hang at The Bakery Photo Collective and Speedwell Projects, from December 1st through 8th. This is an amazing opportunity for the Collective to spotlight photographers of all stripes: professionals and beginners, students and established artists, local and national photographers.
Entry Will Be Juried: Due to the space restrictions of our new home on Forest Avenue, a jurying committee will select this year’s exhibiting photographers.
Photographers Will Be Paid for Sold Work! For the first time in Go-Go history, photographers will receive up to a 50% cut if their work is sold.
A Jury Prize for Best Emerging Photographer! In addition to auction sales, the Bakery will assemble a jury that will honor an outstanding submission by a student or emerging photographer. The Emerging Photographer Jury Prize will be a two-week solo show at Speedwell Projects in Portland!



Deadline for JPEG submissions:  Monday, October 23 (11:59 PM eastern standard time).

Applicants can submit up to three photos.

Donation amount: This year we are giving back to artists whose work is sold in the show/auction. We have three options: Full donation (artist donates full amount of selling price), artist receives 25% of selling price, or artist receives 50% of selling price.


Entries Due - October 27, 2017
Notice of Acceptance - November 3, 2017
Receipt of your Artwork - November 20, 2017
Exhibition Dates - December 1 thru December 8, 2017
Public Auction - December 8, 2017

Please prepare your images and related texts as follows:

Carefully edit a group of no more than three JPEG images. All submissions should be JPEG files, with a long side of 1800px. Only one image will potentially be chosen per photographer.

You will also need to have the following information available:
a. an artist bio
b. specific information for each piece:
- Title (Please title image files in following format: “Lastname_Firstname_Title of Photo”)
- Year of exposure
- Value of artwork
- Reserve Price (reserve price will be set at 20% of value if not specified)
- Size (height X width)
- Medium of finished work (inkjet print, chromogenic print, etc.)

Click [here] to submit your work

Presentation of Work:
If your work is chosen, you are responsible for how your work will be displayed. We cannot provide frames for unframed work we receive. Submissions that are not framed will be handled with utmost care and hung with binder clips, not pinned to the wall.

Artists whose work is chosen for the exhibition are required to include a pre-paid return address label with their submission, in the chance their work is not sold. The postage is charged only if the label is used.

Promotional Use Rights:
Each artist retains copyright to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chose for the exhibition grant The Bakery Photo Collective the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting The Bakery’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on The Bakery’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Bakery Photo Collective with artist credit.

Your entry constitutes understanding and agreement with the conditions outlined in this prospectus.


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