If you have a digital camera and find yourself taking pictures in East Somerville over the next few weeks, you could wind up in an art exhibit at City Hall!
East Somerville Main Streets along with the Mayor’s office is sponsoring a community photography exhibit, featuring selected photographs of East Somerville (defined as Route 28 [McGrath Highway] to the west and north, Route 93 [Expressway] to the east, Washington St. to the south).
I think it’s a great idea and a chance for people who live here and know the neighborhood to share their own perspective on it. It’s not every day non-professional artists get a chance to be in an exhibit. Anyone can enter, and there is no age limit so it might be a fun trip to walk the neighborhood with the kids and a camera! The deadline for submissions is October 20th and the daylight hours are getting shorter and shorter, so the sooner the better.
How to enter, from the Interpreting East Somerville website:
Interpreting East Somerville is a juried exhibit. Entries will be judged on originality, photographic quality, and how well the images capture a unique flavor or perspective of East Somerville. As many entries as exhibition space allows will be considered.
1. Take photos somewhere in East Somerville!
(Route 28 [McGrath Hwy] to the west and north, Route 93 [Expressway] to the east, Washington Street to the south.)
2. You can submit up to 3 pieces for consideration.
Either email digital images in jpg format to:
or drop off or mail a CD of digital files or sample prints of film images to:
East Somerville Main Streets
114 Broadway Ste. 112
Somerville, MA 02145
3. Include your name, address, phone and email, and any special information about your entry.
4. Entries must be submitted by the actual photographer, or a friend or relative. Contact info for both the photographer and the person submitting the work is required.
Chosen entries will be asked, if possible, to provide a high quality print of the final piece. Unless specified, chosen photos will be reproduced at an 8×10 size. Collages, digitally retouched photos, and multidimensional works will also be considered.
The exhibition itself will be in Somerville City Hall starting November 6th.