Local Exposure Photography Contest

“Local Exposure”
Photography Contest
@ Gallery725

“Local Exposure” is a photographic contest open to any amateur or professional photographer in the North East Florida Region hosted by Gallery725, Atlantic Beach, Fl. Students are welcome, and will be judged in the group competition, there will not be a separate category for students.

“Local” refers to local photographers, artists are not restricted to local subject matter.

Judging Round 1:
Round one will be based on quality of print and presentation. This is the most important part of the submission. Entries must be presentation ready, meaning ready to hang on the wall with the appropriate framing (if necessary) and hanging hardware. Quality of print and attention to detail are of utmost importance.

Judging Round 2:
Originality and Creativity in both the image as well as the presentation of work.
Overall Gestalt

Bring your best images forward! Each entrant is allowed to submit 3 photographs for the competition.
There are not any restrictions on size or subject matter.*

There is a $10 submission fee for each piece entered, each entrant is welcome to submit up to three pieces.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday – January 21st, 2015 – 6pm
725-5 Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Beach, Fl 32233
Submissions will be accepted between the hours of 12pm and 6pm on the following dates: Saturday January 17th, Tuesday January 20th, and Wednesday January 21st, 2015.

All entrants accepted into the competition are required to be at the opening reception.
Reception will be held Friday January 23rd 2015; 6pm.

Each entrant shall retain ownership of all intellectual property rights in the entry (including moral rights). By entering the Competition, and to the extent allowed by law, entrant grants, but solely in relation to the promotion and/or advertising of “Local Exposure”, a non-exclusive license to publish and use the Photographs themselves and the content of and elements embodied in the Photographs, including any names, locations and likenesses for promotions of the show. Gallery725 will not commercially exploit the Photographs and all such rights of commercial exploitation remain with entrants.

Submissions will be for sale in Gallery725 for the duration of the exhibit (approximately 60 days). In the event of a sale the gallery will retain a 50% commission, please keep this in mind when pricing your work.

For questions please email: gallery725@gmail.com use “Local Exposure” in the subject line.

*If you are planning a very large piece please let us know so we are able to plan appropriate

Prizes will be awarded for the following:

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Award of Distinction

Peoples Choice

The Peoples Choice award will be held at the show opening, voting between 6pm and 8pm, winners for all prizes will be announced at 8:30pm.

Enchantment opens Tonight!

A MultiMedia Exhibit
Opens November 21st, 2014

“If you still believe in magic, you are subject to enchantment.”

Gallery725 is proud to invite viewers to Enchantment.

A show dedicated to exploring the little things that captivate us. Showing in various media; paintings, photography, and sculpture and featuring new works from Artist Margo Buccini:

A world renowned artist, cancer survivor, and healing arts activist. Her works exhibit versatility, depth, and range, referenced by the intense use of color and form.

In addition artists Ronnie Burak, Tonsenia Yonn, Matthew Winghart, Flew, Ken Daga, and Linda Chipperfield.
Each artist has been asked to explore themselves and the theme to present unique original works featuring one common theme, Enchantment.

Gallery725 had the opportunity to host a community art project at Riverside Arts Market, the resulting piece will be offered via silent auction during the opening reception benefiting Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northeast Florida.

A selection of fine wines paired with hors d’oeuvres will be served. Artists will be on hand to discuss works with collectors and admirers.

Studio 16 Open House
Our artists Gary Mack, Virginia Meadows, Dick Brown, Henry Von Genk, Faux Claimed Vintage and Old Cool Toys at Studio 16 will be hosting an open house event.

This is your opportunity to attend ouropening reception, mingle with all of our artists and see their studios! (Enter through Gallery725)

“Facci di Luna” Artist Ronnie Burak

Reception Friday July 18th, 2014!

Opening Reception @ Gallery 725

July 18thth, 2014


Featuring artists Matthew Winghart, Ken Daga, Tonsenia Yonn and Flew.

Each artist has been asked to create pieces highlighting their newest techniques and subjects.

Matthew Winghart will show “Wall Candy”, which was a featured solo exhibit at Wyn 317, Miami Florida. Don’t miss these fun and light hearted works.

A word from Matthew:

I love all things outrageous.

The smile of nostalgia on the face of the viewer is the moment that defines my work.

Ultimately, I want to enrich the lives of my collectors by reminding them of the simple joys in life, not to take things too seriously, there is fun to be had… everyday.


Artist Matthew Winghart


Ken Daga will highlight new works from the series “Orchids”.

A word from Ken:

“Solitude fuels the emotion which drives me to create. Exploring the idea of identity, individuality

and uniqueness, I extract natural elements from their expected environment to allow complete focus on the subject through isolation.”

Ken Daga from the "Orchids" Series

Ken Daga from the “Orchids” Series

Tonsenia Yonn

Heart, Head and Hands is Tonsenia’s the newest series of work.

A word from Tonsenia:

“Mankind seems to be in a constant struggle between their thoughts, their feelings and their identity. I am artistically exploring and interpreting the scientific relationship between the heart, head and hands to help us understand the correlation between the three.”


Artist Frank Lewis (Flew) will show new works in ink.

A word from Flew:

“I love the discipline of a limited color palette. Working mostly in grey scale I attempt to pay tribute to the mysterious and sensual nature of the female figure.”

Upcoming Events!


Local Exposure:

A Photographic Contest

We are very excited to again be a part of PhotoJax 2014!

Gallery725 will host the 3rd Annual “Local Exposure” photography contest, held congruently with PhotoJax.

For more information on how to participate please email gallery725@gmail.com.

Also join us for the Opening Reception Friday January 24th @ 7pm.

As always a selection of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Local Exposure Flyer 2014



“My Gift to You”

A fundraising event benefiting L’Arche Harbor House Jacksonville

Friday February 21st, 2014
6:30 Champagne Reception ~ Event 7:00 – 9:30pmL'Arche-Fundraising-Flyer-v3


please visit http://www.larchejacksonville.org/participate/donate/ to purchase your tickets today!