2020 Animals Photo Exhibit – Member Info

Hi Members

This page contains what you need to know about entering your photographs and volunteering for our Animals Photo Exhibit in March at the Newtown Municipal Center! If you have any questions, email Rhonda@CCullens.com.


  • Now – Choose and prepare your photos! We are putting together the advertising and need your photographs. Please upload a few of your favorites using our upload page. 
  • February 27 Titles Due – Email titles and prices of all your photos to Rhonda@CCullens.com for our listing sheet that will be available at the Exhibit.
  • February 27 Drop Off – Thursday night at 7:15 pm at the Senior Center, just before our February Competition Night, give your unframed photographs to Rhonda. (Note: Any framed, canvas, metal or large photos must be brought directly to the Exhibit Hanging, but descriptions and size dimensions must be submitted by this deadline.)
  • March 2 Hang Show – 10:00 am Hang show at the Municipal Center.
  • Canceled Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19 Lockdown of the building March 31 Take Down and Pick Up – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Members and buyers may pick up photos at the Municipal Center.


“Animal Photos” featuring animals of all types! “Animals” may be broadly defined including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, insects, etc.


Every member may submit photos of animals. Loose photos are not accepted. Matted and/or mounted photos are fine. If framed, canvas, metal, or large prints, the member must bring, or have their designee bring, them to the Municipal Center by 10:00 am on Monday, March 2 and pick them up on Tuesday, March 31 between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. You will also agree that the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club, or any of their designees, will be held harmless in the event of any damage to the photos. If final submissions exceed space and hanging limitations, the exhibit committee will select entrants. Photos may be offered for sale if photographer chooses.


We will be using the same exhibit style label as we did for “Newtown and Beyond”. Click here for the template.  You’ll need to enter your title in the top box, your name in the lower-left box, and the price, or the words “Not for sale” if you don’t want to offer them for sale, in the lower right box. Then print them, cut them out, and attach to the backside of the bottom-center so the text boxes are visible from the front. The outside top of the title box should be showing just below the mat or mounted photo. If you want, you can bring the labels with your photos and we can help put them on at drop off. 

Preparation of Photos

Use plenty of strong glue/tape etc. to secure all layers, especially if double matted and/or using mounting board or foam core. Photos will be hanging for a month and need to stay together! If photos are framed, canvas, metal, etc., they must have a secure wire and be ready to hang.

Also, for matted and mounted photos, please draw a small line on the top backside indicating the exact center of the photo. Double check your line by measuring from both sides to make sure it is in the middle. This will assist in the attachment of the plastic hanging hooks. If this line is not in the center, the photo will hang crooked.

On the Backside

Please make sure your name and title are on the back of your photos just in case the label comes off.


If you choose to offer your photos for sale, please use whole dollars, in increments of $5, with a minimum of $20.

Multiple Sales of a Photo

The first person to request to buy a photo will get the one off the wall and can pick it up at the end of the exhibit. If others want your photo as well, I will email you to ask if you are willing to reproduce additional copies and get them to me before pick up date.

Registration of Photos

Email all titles with exact spelling and punctuation to Rhonda@CCullens.com by Thursday night, February 27, so we can make up the photographer and price list sheet and won’t have to retype everything from your labels. Also note if your photos will be offered for sale or not and at what price.

Advertising Photos Needed ASAP

Please upload a few photos you will be exhibiting using our upload page. These photos may be used in exhibit advertising that will be displayed around town and on our website. Please send them as soon as possible!


We will be hanging the exhibit on Monday, March 2, starting at 10:00 am at the Municipal Center. You’re welcome to come help join the fun hanging the show!

Take down

On Tuesday, March 31, starting at 10:00 am we will be taking down the exhibit. Feel free to help take the photos back down too!

Pick up

You may pick up your photos Tuesday, March 31, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Municipal Center. If your photos are framed, canvas, metal, or large, you or your designee need to pick them up during this time. Rhonda will bring any of the lighter weight matted or mounted photos not picked up then to our next Program Night on April 9.


If you can help hang or take down the exhibit or distribute advertising posters around town: Contact Rhonda@CCullens.com or 203-426-8473.