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From Real to Surreal: Exploring Photographic Dimensions

Call for Photography Submissions: “From Real to Surreal: Exploring Photographic Dimensions.”

Exhibition: December 11, 2023 – March 8, 2024

Twenty20 Gallery is thrilled to announce a remarkable opportunity for photographers and artists who create photo-based art of all levels and styles to showcase their talent in our upcoming juried exhibition, "From Real to Surreal: Exploring Photographic Dimensions."  This exhibition aims to be a celebration of photography's rich history and its limitless future. Join us on this extraordinary journey through the evolving realms of traditional and experimental photography.

Title: Photography – From Real to Surreal Description:

"From Real to Surreal" will be an exhibition that celebrates the diverse world of photography, where reality meets the imagination. Whether you specialize in landscapes, portraits, street photography, conceptual art, or any other form of photography-based artwork, we invite you to submit your work and let your creativity shine. 

This juried exhibition offers a dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of photography and boldly challenges the boundaries of the medium by seamlessly integrating traditional photography and photography that utilizes innovative and experimental techniques. The result will be a diverse and visually stunning collection that pushes the envelope of what photography can achieve.

About 20/20 Gallery:

Twenty 20 Gallery is an exhibition space created by Robert Pendleton MD, PhD.  Rob is an Ophthalmologist and founder of Pendleton Eye Center in Oceanside, which houses the Twenty 20 Gallery. 

Submission Details:

·      All photographers, regardless of experience, are encouraged to submit their work.

·      Each photographer may submit as many photographs as desired.

·      The entry fee is $35, covering the submission of three images. Additional submissions are welcomed at a cost of $10 per image.

·      Accepted works can be either dropped off at the gallery or shipped at the photographer's expense.

·      For work being returned by shipping, please provide return postage to ensure the safe return of your work at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Important Dates:

·      Entry Opening: October 6, 2023

·      Entry Deadline: November 16, 2023, Midnight (PST)

·      Notification of Accepted Work: November 21, 2023

·      Exhibition Dates: December 11, 2023 – March 8, 2024

·      Opening Reception: December 19, 2023, from 6:00-9:00pm



How to Submit:

·      Submissions will only be accepted through

·      Click the yellow “Enter this show” button at the top of this page. 

·      Prepare your digital images for submission. Please ensure they are high-quality and in JPEG format with 1920 pixels on the longest side, and under 4 mb.

·      Pay the entry fee securely through the Online Juried Shows payment system.

·      Upload your digital images to according to the provided guidelines.

·      For help with your entries, contact or 888-666-1351


Selection Process: 

Image selection will be juried/curated by Robert Pendleton MD, PhD. Rob is an accomplished photographer, and digital artist. All submitted artwork will be carefully reviewed and evaluated on artistic merit and originality. The chosen photographs will be announced on November 21, 2023, results will be available in your OnlineJuriedShows artist profile. 

We look forward to receiving your submissions and being captivated by the real and surreal artwork that you create. 

Note: Please ensure that you review the submission guidelines and terms and conditions available presented here on the prospectus before submitting your work. 



The space at Twenty 20 Gallery consists of 9 recessed / lighted art niches 48”H x 36”W, one recessed / lighted art niche measuring 57”H x 51”W, and several open walls ranging in size from 3ft to 13 ft.  Priority will be given to works that are at least 14 inches in one dimension (including frame). 


Works must be framed and or mounted and “ready to hang” by attached picture hanging wire and should not weigh more than 20 pounds.  “Saw-toothed” hangers or D-ring hangers will not be accepted.  Artwork requiring electricity is not eligible.  



Final Acceptance:

Framing and mounting must be of professional quality.  Artwork not conforming to the above specifications, not in ready to hang condition with picture hanging wire, or that deviates from the previously submitted digital image will not be displayed in the gallery.  Final acceptance will be determined during artwork delivery.


Sales and Commissions:

Images in the show can be reserved for purchase by patrons of the gallery at any time by leaving a deposit of not less than 50%, however, images cannot be removed from the gallery until the close of the showTwenty 20 Gallery will retain a 30% commission on all sales.  Monies collected for sales will be paid to the artist by check after the completion of the show.


Delivery and Shipping of Accepted Artwork:

Hand-delivered and shipped artwork must be delivered to Twenty 20 Gallery located at 3637 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056.

·      Hand-delivered artwork drop-off at the Twenty Gallery: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2023, BETWEEN 10AM - 12 PM.  THE GALLERY WILL NOT ACCEPT HAND-DELIVERED WORK AT ANY OTHER TIME.

·      Shipped artwork must be received at 20/20 Gallery by: December 8, 2023, by 5:00pm. (Please plan for artwork to arrive no earlier than December 1, 2024.)

·      Shipped artwork must include a pre-paid shipping label for return shipment. 

·      Shipped artwork must be packaged in a professional packing box.

·      Pack work so that it can be easily re-packaged with the same materials.

·      No Styrofoam peanuts.

·      Shipped artwork should be insured for its full value.

·      Ship to Twenty 20 Gallery, 3637 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056.

Pick Up and Return of Artwork:

·      Hand-delivered artwork must be picked up from Twenty 20 Gallery, Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 10am – 12pm. NO EXCEPTIONS

·      Shipped artwork will be shipped and returned at the conclusion of the show.

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