Peace on Earth 

Juried Photography Exhibition

Curated by Bill Gaskins

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023

Opening: February 2024

Location: Maryland Hall Openshaw Balcony Gallery

Submit photographic work that will show us moments of the peace you see or want to see

from your location on the planet Earth.




Curator: Bill Gaskins:

Bill Gaskins explores the myths and realities of American life by expanding the image and ideas of African-American people through photography, cinema, and non-fiction writing. He is the author of the groundbreaking monograph Good & Bad Hair: Photographs by Bill Gaskins and the inventive short film The Meaning of Hope. His essays and photographs have appeared in a variety of journals, magazines, anthologies, exhibition catalogs, and other publications, including, NKA; The Journal of Contemporary African Art, Artsy, Aperture, Nature, and The New Yorker Magazine. Bill Gaskins is also the Founding Director of the Graduate Program in Photography + Media & Society at the Maryland Institute College of Art.


About the Exhibition:- Works selected will be exhibited in Maryland Hall’s Openshaw Balcony Gallery (3rd Floor), 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland from Feb/March 2024. The exhibition chair is Bill Gaskins. Submission requirements: Entries must be submitted through the online form, following the instructions. We will not accept any work unless the file format, file name, and image sizes are as instructed. Images for the juror must correspond to the submitted work. You can submit up to 5 original images for consideration. The file format should be JPEG and file size may not be more than 1 MB. The entry fee is $10 per submission for up to 5 images. No additional images are allowed. Entry fees are non-refundable. Entry fees help offset the necessary expenses to make the show possible. Final acceptance is made by the juror from the delivered work. Submitted images must be hang-ready. Maryland Hall can assist with framing when needed with appropriate notice no later than Nov 1. Maximum frame size cannot exceed 60 inches in any direction. Please measure prior to delivery and state the framed size. Further physical submission guidelines will be provided to selected artists.



Sep 29: Submissions open

Oct 27: Deadline for submissions 

Dec 31: Extended deadline for submissions

Jan 15: Notice of acceptance

Jan 15: Start receiving artwork 

Jan 29: Deadline to receive artwork 

Jan 29 – early Feb: Installation

Feb, TBD: Exhibition opens 

Feb, TBD: Opening reception, 5:30 PM

Feb-Mar, TBD: Exhibition on display

Mar, TBD: De-installation and pick up




All entrants will receive notice by email. A list of accepted artists and artwork will be posted on Maryland Hall’s website. It is important to check the website if you do not receive notice. 


Works must be priced for sale unless designated “Not for Sale” at the time of entry. Maryland Hall will handle all sales through the organization's Shopify account. Maryland Hall will receive a %20 commission on all works sold from the exhibit. All items must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit and will be available for pick-up from Maryland Hall at the end of the exhibition.