San Pedro River Arts Council

Photography Show and Sale

October 3-30, 2019

San Pedro River Arts Council and Cochise College, Benson

 Mail: San Pedro River Arts Council (or simply “SPRAC”)

PO Box 1358

Benson, Arizona, 85602-1358


                                            Show Location: Cochise College Benson Center, 1025 S. Highway 90, Benson, AZ.


Schedule of Events:


September 1-26                  Entry Forms submitted by post or on line.  Sept. 26 is final day to  submit forms

Monday, September 30     Receive Photos 1-6 PM at Cochise College Center, Benson, AZ


Tuesday, October 1           Photos will be hung for display


Wednesday, October  2     Judging.  Open judge’s  critique for participants at 2 p.m.


Thursday, October 3         Show open to public for viewing during regular college hours (M-Th 8 AM to 9 PM, Fri 8 AM to 4 PM)

Saturday, October 12       Reception 1:00-3:00 at the college for photographers and public.                                      

                                             Everyone welcome!   Refreshments.  Awards   Raffle

Wednesday, October 30    Show comes down and all entries must be picked up between 1-6 PM.


Presentation:  Each piece must be framed or gallery wrapped and have a wire hanger attached securely.  No bracket hangers, please. No gorilla tape – it will fail.


Entry:  A total of up to 3 entries will be accepted from each entrant.  All entry forms must be postmarked by September 26 or be entered on line by 26 September, 2019.  Each item must be named on the entry form.  Each item must be labeled on the back with entrant's name, the title of the entry, and a price if the entry is for sale.  Fees per item:  SPRAC Members $5; Others: $7.  There is No entry fee for those entering the Youth Division (under 18 years of age).


Receiving and Pick-up:  All entries must be hand delivered and picked up at Cochise College, Benson Center during hours shown in the Schedule of events.


Eligibility:  Open to all photographers. Photos are to be an original creation by the entrant.   No work previously shown at a San Pedro River Arts Council show is eligible. 


Security and Liability:  SPRAC and Cochise College will exercise all reasonable precautions to prevent loss or damages, however, the artist will assume all risks.  Release waivers must be signed by all entrants.  Note that the Cochise College Benson Center will be open to the general public for normal school activities during the entire show.


Awards:  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons within each division with $20, $15, and $10 cash awards;  Best of Division Rosettes with $50 cash prize each; and a Best of Show Rosette with $100 cash prize.  Up to 10 “Special” awards with a rosette and $25 cash prize will also be given.  There will be a People’s Choice Award of a rosette and $50 cash prize to be announced at the end of the show.



Maximum size for any photo including frame is 36" in either dimension.  Larger works submitted will be hung and judged on a space available basis and entry fee returned if not hung.

Management reserves the right to refuse any work deemed inappropriate for family viewing and will reject copy work.
Decision of judge(s) is final.

Show chair and president will decide issues not related to judging.


Photographic Divisions:

 1.   Monochromatic (includes B&W and monochromes such as sepia)

 2.   Color for Amateurs

 3.   Color for Advanced/Professional

 4.   Youth Photography for 18 years and under – all types

 5.   NEW this year—“Digital Artistry” (photos showing heavy manipulation)


There will be no distinction between traditional film and digital images. We do not discourage "digital darkroom work" in any way.


Questions may be directed to the Show Chair, Linda Stacy, at, phone: 520 586 2611 or 520 686 0090