CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2013 Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2013 Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize
Photography Only

Deadline: July 5, 2013

CEPA Gallery is proud to be administering a new annual purchase prize on behalf of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize is named in memory of Dr. Allan R. Oseroff, Chief of Dermatology from 1989 until his death in 2008.

Dr. Oseroff, a world-renowned expert in photodynamic therapy, had a life-long interest in photography and the visual arts. He was an empathetic physician who blended true caring with the latest scientific advances to become greatly loved by his patients and fellow staff. The prize is supported by an endowment from grateful patients and friends with a major contribution from his wife, Dr. Stephanie Pincus, and children Ben, Tamara and Matt. The prizes are designed to enhance the environment for all members of the Roswell Community.

Each year, the Oseroff Purchase Prize will be awarded to one regionally significant photographer whose artwork is identified as being of exceptionally quality.

The selected work will become part of the permanent collection of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and be prominently displayed in a public area of the hospital alongside the work of many of this region’s notable artists. The winning piece will be presented to the Institute during a public ceremony recognizing the artist and honoring Dr. Oseroff.

The 2013 Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize will be in the amount of $1,000.

The intention of the fund is to purchase a single work of art as opposed to multiples or a series. The retail value of the work should be in proximity to the prize amount. The purchased work does not need to be framed as the fund will accommodate mounting and framing.

How to Submit Your Work for Consideration

The chosen work will be selected from an open call for entries by photographers residing within 100 miles of Buffalo, New York, or those living outside the area who have strong ties to the region.

To be considered, eligible artists must submit:

  • Up to three (3) photographic works of art
  • Images should be in jpeg format and be no larger than 1MB each
  • Please label each image with the artist’s last name and number them “1” through “3” (e.g. “lastname1.jpg”)
  • For each submitted image please include the title of the work, the date produced, medium, size, and retail price
  • An artist resumé
  • An artist biography

Entries should be e-mailed to with the subject line “Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize” by Friday, July 5 at 5pm.

Entries will be juried in two rounds. The finalists will be announced on CEPA Gallery’s website and Facebook pages on July 15. The public will be able to comment on their work, and the public comments will be considered during the selection of the Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize.

The winning artist will be announced on Monday, August 5 with a presentation ceremony to be held at Roswell Park Cancer Institute on October 22, 2013.

2013 Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize Presentation Ceremony

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