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Here’s a great opportunity for aspiring photographers interested in showing in New York in an exhibit that benefits a worthwhile cause. It’s the ACRIA art benefit, Unframed First Look Photo, at Sean Kelly Gallery. (ACRIA is the Aids Community Research Initiative of America.). The show’s a high profile event and if you need more coaxing, this year’s jurors are Cindy Sherman, Adam Fuss and Jack Pierson. (shown is Pierson’s “Self Portrait #4”)

This is the second year for the ACRIA competition. Last year’s competition was paintings, and 350 works were submitted from around the world. Jurors were Ross Bleckner, Peter Halley and Sue Williams. And I’m told by a Philly artist who was in that show that it was a good place to make some contacts.

The photo show this year will be juried from real work and not slides and the criteria for entry (apart from the $20 fee) is that you’ve never had a solo show in New York and don’t have a New York gallery representing you. Deadline’s June 28 and you can get all the submission info at ACRIA’s website. The show runs July 28-Aug 6 with the opening on July 28.

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