“You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. “ — Indira Gandhi
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”–  Virginia Woolf
“Only art and music have the power to bring peace.” —  Yoko Ono

The Gallery at Metta Yosemite announces a Call for Entries for a new juried photo competition titled PEACE open to all female artists.

Women’s inclusion in peacebuilding processes is essential for long-term success. This is proven. Gender-equal participation contributes to longer, and lasting peace after conflict. For their pieces, photographers should consider:

  • What is your vision of peace?
  • How do experience peace in your life? What brings you peace?
  • How can we bring more peace to the world?

How to Enter

Call for Entry is open from April 24, 2022 through May 30, 2022. Entrants will have a choice of submitting to the online show only, or online + live show. Pieces juried into the live show must be shipped securely and received by Metta Yosemite before June 30, 2022. If the work is listed for sale in the Live show, Metta Yosemite will take a 25% commission on each sale.

Submission fee is $15 per entry. limit 10 per artist. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Ukraine Relief.


All artists who identify as female are welcome in the show. All forms of photography are accepted, including digital and mixed-media.


Best of Show: $150 + Ribbon
1st Place: $100 + Ribbon
2nd Place: $50 + Ribbon
3rd Place: $25 + Ribbon

Honorable Mention: Ribbon

Online + Live Shows

The virtual show will be hosted here at MettaGallery.com and feature up to 100 pieces from July 15th 2022 through the end of the year. The in-person exhibit will accept up to 25 juried pieces and take place at Metta Yosemite in Oakhurst, California, running from July 10, 2022 through September 10, 2022.


Wendy Denton, a 40-year veteran photographer and former director of the Commission on the Status of Women for Santa Clara County.

Jennifer Moss, photographic artist and former fashion-photographer with work featured in international media including Ms. Magazine and the BBC.


For questions, please contact hi@mettayosemite.com