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2020 Faces of Hagerstown - Hagerstown Cultural Trail

Extended Deadline May 14, 2021*
*Please note: This is NOT a postmark deadline!

Faces of Hagerstown

Faces of Hagerstown

2nd Outdoor Photo Mural Exhibition Celebrating the People of Hagerstown

Let’s capture Hagerstown, Maryland, and its people.

The City of Hagerstown, in partnership with the Washington County Arts is pleased to announce the second exhibition of Faces of Hagerstown (FOH), a signature public art feature of the Hagerstown Cultural Trail.

Faces of Hagerstown is a large-scale outdoor photo mural gallery focusing on the human face and the truth of the Hagerstown experience. It will be located along the Hagerstown Cultural Trail in two prominent locations: (1) on a layered chain link mesh screening at the West Antietam Street Entrance Plaza, (2) on custom pole covers along the Lee Street segment of the Trail, and also on the brick walls of Artist Alley.

Photographs will be selected for large-scale reproduction in high-resolution black-and-white at a size of 36” x 36” (nine square feet). They will be printed on ¾” PVC display panels and exhibited for approximately three years as follows:

6 – 3’ x 3’ panels in Artist Alley
26 – 3’ x 3’ panels along the Cultural Trail near Herald-Mail
11 – 6” x 6” on utility pole wraps on West Lee Street

The City of Hagerstown anticipates the Faces of Hagerstown installation will be refreshed approximately every three years.

Faces of Hagerstown celebrates people of all ages and backgrounds who work or live or go to school in the City of Hagerstown, Maryland, by showcasing candid artistic images of them engaged in everyday life. To be eligible, images must be captured between March 22, 2021 and May 14, 2021 at  5pm. Submissions received during the first call deadline will be automatically accepted for the new May 14, 2021 deadline.

This competition is open to photographers at any level of expertise and equipment, including cell phones. One third of photos exhibited will be drawn from submissions by each of the following three groups: • Students in Washington County, Maryland, schools, colleges and universities • Professional photographers and photojournalists, residing anywhere • Photographers of any age, at any level of ability, residing anywhere

The proportion of photos from the three groups in the final exhibition is subject to change at the selection panel’s discretion, based on the quantity and/or quality of entries from these groups, or to balance the exhibition proportionally to reflect actual city demographics including age, gender, race, occupation, and depicted activity.

Entrants must upload all required files (submission form, model release form, and images) to the Washington County Arts Council’s DropBox folder “2020 Faces of Hagerstown” by May 14, 2021 at 5pm using this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/OPlO1tgs6C7Uif7Xvz1x

Faces of Hagerstown Additional information can be found online at https://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/files/Cultural%20Art%20Trail/2020/QA-FAQ-FOH-2020-02-05.pdf

Detailed instructions can be found in the call. Photographers whose work has been selected will be notified by June 4, 2021 and the panels will be installed by July 2021.

Photo entries will be juried by a group of visual arts professionals and educators based on artistic and technical merit and overall impact according to the entry standards listed in the call.

Entrants must upload all required files (submission form, model release form(s), and images) to the Washington County Arts Council’s DropBox folder “2020 Faces of Hagerstown” using this link:


Detailed instructions for uploading files can be found at the end of the full call.

Download, read, and return all completed documents:

Full Call • Submission FormModel Release FormTrail Master Plan

PLEASE NOTE: You will need the FREE up-to-date version of ADOBE READER to view and/or fill out the forms.

Washington County Arts Council

ATTN: Chris Brewer, Gallery Manager

34 S. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

(301) 791-3132

www.washingtoncountyarts.com • gallerymanager@washingtoncountyarts.com

Faces of Hagerstown
City of Hagerstown