Whether you are an established artist or at the start of your career, we welcome your submissions! Our goal is to provide visibility and recognition to creators who embody our mission and strive to produce thoughtful and inspired work in the medium of photography or works on paper. We are a non-profit organization, which gives us the freedom to support underrepresented artists, emerging artists, or those who create socially-conscious work. If the submission meets our requirements, it will be thoroughly reviewed by a panel of artists, curators, and professors from PhoPa Gallery & Maine Media Workshops + College and ultimately may be selected for an exhibition at PhoPa.




PhoPa Gallery exhibits (Pho)tography and works on (Pa)per, with a special focus on emerging Maine artists and those rarely seen in Portland. The gallery divides its schedule between showcasing works by MMW+C students, alumni, and faculty and curated solo and group exhibitions featuring selected Maine artists. All profits from sales at PhoPa go to MMW+C, a 501c3 non-profit educational organization.




Our submission platform allows us to forge partnerships with Maine’s creative community and give artists outside of our network a chance to show their work professionally. Within this collaborative relationship, we can build lasting connections within Maine’s art world and give artists the visibility and gallery space they need to further their careers.



Eligible Artists Must:

  1. Live and/or work in Maine. 
  2. Concentrate in either photography or works on paper.
  3. Have specialized training in their field/medium and/or have graduated from a university or college with a relevant degree.

Eligible Submissions Include:

  1.  No more than 20 images from a coherent body of work, or ten from each of two portfolios (images should be at least 300 dpi and/or 5 x 7 inches)
  2. Description of the portfolio. 
  3. CV & Biography.


Submissions should be emailed to gallery manager, Sophia Namara, at with a description of the work, biography, and CV. We only accept online submissions. Please no phone calls or in person inquiries. We will review submissions on a rolling basis.