Thank you for your interest
in Photography West Gallery. Our
staff will continue to review portfolios by appointment only. These portfolios
must meet our personal definition of fine art photography as defined by Brett
Weston (ie each photograph must be personally hand printed by the artist – no
use of computers, commercial labs or paid assistants). At Photography West
Gallery we are dedicated to maintaining the deeper spirit and traditional craft
of this sensitive art medium and as such, are only interested in reviewing 20-30
finished prints. We do not review slides or unfinished proof prints.
If you would like to visit Carmel, we would be happy to meet with you. Our
in-person portfolio reviews take place at 9am and are concluded by our galley
opening time of 10am. If you wish to set up an appointment, please call
the gallery at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance.
We do not accept photographs by mail, as it is not possible for us to adequately
review them with our current workload. More importantly, we feel mailed
submissions fail to give your photographs the kind of personal presentation required
to make an evaluation of their true artistic merit and craftsmanship. Lastly,
as I’m sure you can understand, we do not want to incur responsibility
for your valuable unsolicited artwork on our professional premises.
Director – Photography West Gallery
SE Corner of Dolores at Ocean
P.O. Box 5306
Carmel, California, 93921