DEADLINE EXTENDED Because of PG&E Outage
18th Annual Nudes in NovemberTM2020 at the Sorensen Studio in association with Yosemite Western Artists and Complying with all COVID-19 Regulations.
The Opening Reception and the Awards presentation on Thursday, November 5 will be Virtual and Hosted Online.
All entries will be through the Yosemite Western Artists online portal at smarterentry.com.
Deadline for Online Entries: Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Midnight with a $20 entry fee per artwork.
Drop off of Accepted Art Works: Artists will bring their artwork to the Sorensen Studio on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 10 AM – 4 PM. Wearing Masks and Social Distancing will be required. Be prepared for a brief video interview about you and your artwork.
Multi-artist, All Media Exhibition
This is a Juried and Judged exhibition and the guidelines are as follows:
Exhibition Dates: November 5th through December 18, 2020
Gallery Hours: Online 24/7 at www.sorensensfresno.com
Reception: Online, Thursday Evening November 5, 2020 at 5 PM
Read rules carefully: by entering you agree to these rules.
- All art works must portray the nude human figure.
- All media will be considered: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, etc. Art works categories may be combined. See policy on awards.
- Abstract art works that do not represent the human figure will be rejected.
- Art works with suggestive sexual content will be rejected.
- This is a juried and judged exhibit with cash prizes based on the number of entries.
- Artist(s) must have a signed model release from all recognizable models in the artwork.
- Original work only may be submitted by the artist or for the artist with their permission.
- Any work previously submitted in a “Nudes in November” exhibition will not be accepted for submission.
- All entries will be through the Yosemite Western Artist online portal at: www.smarterentry.com
- A non-refundable entry fee of $20 per piece.
- Notification of accepted art works will be emailed on Friday, October 30, 2020 to the artist. It is the artist’s responsibility to make sure that email from firstname.lastname@example.org is not blocked.
- All accepted wall art must be wired to hang from one point, no claw hangers.
- All accepted art work must be complete and dry before entry.
- The maximum dimension for wall art is 48”wide x 80” high, including frame.
- All sculpture must be easily moved through a standard door.
- All work must be labeled on the back or bottom with the artist name, email and phone number and the Title, Media and Retail Price.
- All art works in the exhibit will be for sale and may be sold “off the wall.” If a work sells, the artist will be allowed to submit a replacement piece at no additional charge.
- Artist will price their work for sale. The Sorensen Gallery will not price your art works.
- Neither Yosemite Western Artists nor the Sorensen Gallery will take a commission on work sold in the exhibit. All sales are to be handled by the artist. Please supply your preferred method of contact for your sales.
- Artists winning cash prizes will receive them by check in the mail from Yosemite Western Artists after the online opening.
- Check in and check out times and dates will be strictly enforced,
You may not leave accepted art works before the check in date. The Sorensen Studio will not be responsible for work not picked up at the end of the exhibit; they do not have storage space. Work left will become property of the Sorensen Studio and may be disposed of as they see fit.
- Non-compliance of any rule will result in non-acceptance of work.
Policy on Awards and Prizes
The purpose of offering awards such as ribbons and prizes is to encourage excellence in the arts. Giving new artists incentive to pursue their art is one of Chris Sorensen’s goals in the Fresno art community.
Towards that goal and to encourage as many artists as possible, in any exhibition that has awards and/or prizes only one artist may receive an award or prize regardless of the number of categories they enter. The artist will receive the highest place award that they are entitled to among the categories they enter.
Ribbons for first, second and third place can be awarded if there are at least three entries in each category. The awarding of honorable mention ribbons is at the discretion of the exhibit curator.
In structuring cash prizes the following schedule will be observed to award cash.
- There must be three entries in a category to award cash for first place.
- There must be five entries in a category to award cash for first place and second place.
- There must be seven or more entries to award cash for first, second and third place.
The exhibit curator has the option of combining categories to raise the number of entries in a category to be able to award first, second and third place. For example, if there are three entries in Painting - Acrylic and four entries in Painting - Oil, the entries may be combined into “Painting” to make seven entries to award cash prizes to first, second and third.
Best of Show may also be awarded with a ribbon and/or prize from all the entries and from all of the categories.
Chris Sorensen special awards are exempt from the above schedule.
These are important dates that you will need:
Receiving Online Submissions: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Receiving Accepted Art Works: Saturday, October 31, 2020, 10 AM – 4 PM ONLY
Reception: Online Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5 PM
Pickup Exhibited Works: Saturday, December 19, 2020, 10 AM – 4 PM ONLY
Sorensen Studio, LLC in association with Yosemite Western Artists
2223 S. Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93721
Curator: Kerby Smith, Email: email@example.com
This is a Black and White Fine Art Photography show for the artists of New Mexico.
It is a juried show and is held every fall.
Please note: This show is open only to pure black and white images. Sepia, or other toned images will be disqualified.
EXHIBIT DATES: November 7,2020 - January 3, 2021
ENTRIES SUBMITTED online via Smarter Entry
ENTRY DEADLINE: October 31, 2020 11:59:00 PM (EDT)
DROP OFF DATES: November 1,4,5 2020 12:00PM to 3:30PM
PICK UP DATES: January 8, 9,10, 2021 12:00PM to 3:30PM
Please Note above drop off and pick up dates -
no exceptions without prior approval from Spring Bull Gallery.
Exhibitors may submit up to three original works in any medium
(excluding photography, laser prints, or computer generated)
Size not to exceed 60” overall perimeter including frame.
Prices not to exceed $500
Artwork must be professionally presented, ready to hang with proper wiring,
name of artist, title of work, and price must be marked on back.
[no sawtooth hangers, clip-on, scratched or damaged frames accepted]
Framed works on paper must be under glass or acrylic glazing
White or off-white mats are highly recommended
Works on stretcher bars must be properly stretched and wired for hanging
Framing is optional for gallery wrapped or cradled panels
All entries must be for sale*
One entry $25, two or three entries $45.
Payment is made online through Smarter Entry at the time of submission
Gallery sales commission is 35% for each work sold
*Pieces sold may be replaced with new works as requested by the gallery.
PLEASE NOTE: Artworks are not insured by SBG. Artists should maintain their own insurance while work is on SBG premises. Although we take the utmost care of all works submitted, SBG is not responsible for any damage incurred after drop-off. All packing material must be taken away by the artist upon drop-off. SBG retains the right to reproduce images of your work for publicity for the exhibition.
*Your entry in this exhibition constitutes agreement with the above terms.
We look forward to your participation and welcome your support of Spring Bull Gallery.
ntry Deadline is October 31 at midnight
$10 for 3 entries
$2.50 for each additional entry up to 10 items total
This is a new show so do not enter items previously entered in Gallery Store.
Artists will be responsible for delivery/Shipping gallery will invoice for shipping costs and you can put in a reimbursement form *see membership page for form. We will notify you if an item has sold and it will be the artist’s responsibility to arrange delivery with the buyer.
Juror: Lance Keimig
“Night does not show things, it suggests them. It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness. It liberates forces within us which are dominated by our reason during the daytime.” ― Brassai
Spanning two centuries, night photography has captured the collective imagination of the masses. From the infamously long exposures required by early artists, to high speed color films and the advent of digital technology, the subject of the night has inspired an explosion of interest among contemporary artists. Natural vistas, celestial bodies, urban landscapes, factories, artificial structures and nocturnal interludes represent but a few of the limitless subjects of nighttime photography.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the fundamental qualities that make night photography - from dusk to dawn - a compelling contemporary art form. All subjects (people, places and things), genres, capture types, color, black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
SE CENTER OPEN
Open Call is just that, an open theme - all subjects, The SE Center is looking for images of any theme, media, digital, analog, or antique processes that show your best work.
Robert Klein opened his Newbury Street space with early exhibitions of Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz, Sally Mann, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. From 1995 through 2008, Robert served as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of International Photographic Art Dealers (AIPAD). During his tenure, Robert engineered the 2006 expansion of The AIPAD Photography Show New York to the Park Avenue Armory. The AIPAD Photography Show's move firmly established it as one of the leading photographic fairs in the world.
35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina's First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music.
Call For Artists
ART IN THE MAYOR'S OFFICE
As part of our successful ongoing partnership with the City of Frisco Public Art Program, we're thrilled to offer our VAGF members the opportunity to display their artwork in the Mayor's office!
Accepted categories are: painting, drawing and photography. A new artist will be selected on a quarterly basis. Please note: in order to qualify, artists must be current in their VAGF membership.
All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted. All works on 1/2” - 1" canvases should be framed. All the works on 1 1/2” to 2” canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed.
VAGF retains 20% commission from all sales generated through the show.
Acceptance is subject to the approval by the City officials.
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Beyond the Window
Winter Open Juried Photography Exhibit
~ Call for Art ~
‘What light through yonder window breaks?’* We call those poetic and creative spirits to bring light, imagination, and insightful vision to our human experience through photography.
Artists and Photographers of all ages are invited to submit their best and most imaginative photographs. This is an international juried exhibit, open to images captured on any camera, cellphone, tablet, or digital device. Members and non-members are encouraged to submit. Selected by our independent judge will be exhibited in our on-line gallery. Please join us and make this exhibit a truly unique and evocative event.
Five awards: First place $100,
Second place $75
Third place $50
Two Honorable Mentions
Ribbons and Certificates will accompany each award
First, Second, & Third award winning images will be interpreted in word by three local poets
This is an open competition with an open theme
Photographers of all ages may participate
Photographic images that can be uploaded digitally are eligible
Maximum entries per artist is 15
Entry fee: $15 for the first image, $10 for each additional entry
- Plymouth Center for the Arts membership is not required
This is a Juried Show
Based on the judge’s results, the top images will be chosen for display online
- Judge will select no more than two image per artist
Monday, October 12 – Sunday, November 8th, 2020 – Upload images to competition via Smarter Entry: https://client.smarterentry.com/
Monday, November 16th– Judging is complete and award winners are selected
Monday, November 23rd – Selected images and Awardees are published
Please see ArtsPlymouth.org
* William Shakespeare – Romeo & Juliet
Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth MA 02360, ArtsPlymouth.org
Yosemite Renaissance 36 - Call to Artists
The Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition is an annual exhibit that offers an opportunity for artists inspired by Yosemite and the California Sierra Nevada region to display and promote their art. The exhibit opens at the historic Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery in the heart of Yosemite Valley, then travels to other art centers across California.
$5,000 in cash awards will be announced at the opening reception at the Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery.
Yosemite Renaissance is a non-profit art organization founded in 1985 to encourage artists to create diverse interpretations of Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region. The organization seeks to inspire a new generation of people to understand, preserve and protect our wild lands and natural places.
Philosophy and Approach
For over 150 years, artists have played an important role in the establishment of our state and national parks, inspiring people to visit iconic natural sites, and to protect our natural resources.
Subject matter must be related to the landscape, environment, wildlife and people of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada region. Both representational and non-representational submissions are allowed. We encourage artist who apply to celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature through art, but also to consider and explore environmental issues, ecology, biology, forestry, current events, political, spiritual and cultural themes.
Contributing artists should be aware of the geographic range of the show. While the nexus of the exhibit is Yosemite, the scope of the show also includes Sequoia National Park, Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Mono Lake, Bodie, the White Mountains, and more. The high Sierra, east side and west side foothills and canyons from Lake Tahoe to Tehachapi are all included! The area is huge, consisting of thousands of acres of rugged peaks, deep valleys, forests, lakes and streams. If your work is inspired by these places, it will be considered.
Mastery of traditional media, technical expertise, style and personal vision are important factors in the selection process. Yosemite Renaissance also encourages innovation. Jurors will consider the use of new tools, technologies, materials and techniques.
Photoworks is fortunate to have a national treasure in our own backyard, the glorious Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and the Potomac River. This National Historical Park is a true treasure in the DMV area.
In this call for entries we are looking for images that capture the rich and diverse wildlife and the dynamic landscapes that exist along the 184.5 miles along the canal, the Potomac River, Rock Creek Park and the Anacostia River as well as other areas that inspire your connection with the outdoors. Work can reflect the success of the environmental recoveries in the DMV as well as the need for ongoing work.
BLACK AND WHITE:
It is time for NYC4PA to revisit one of our favorite themes, Black and White. It is our homage to the beginnings of photography before the dramatic change that came about when color film was introduced.
Send us your monochrome images where all the emotion, texture and beauty are expressed in shades from white to dark. No matter if your original image was shot with tri x, a digital SLR, or your phone, if the end product is a terrific Black and White, it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted.
As with all NYC4PA calls all 2D photo mediums are welcome.
Dear Hawkeye Community College Alumni,
This winter, Hawkeye Community College will be holding its first alumni art show, and would like to invite you to take part. This curated show will be on display at the Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center in the third floor Art Gallery from December 2020 - February 2021. This call for entry is for artwork which has been inspired by or created in response to recent world events, by our former students and alumni.
Signal and Noise are terms which reference the ability of a message to be detected above its background. The signal is the meaningful information that you're trying to communicate. The noise is that which interferes with the message being delivered clearly, such as background noise or static. Imagine trying to tune into a radio station.
Preference will be given to pieces which speak to this idea. Please be sure to note the theme and/or inspiration for your piece in the Artist's Statement section of your submission.
The 2021 Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown Maryland is a juried exhibition held annually and is open to all artists. WCMFA has held this exhibition since its founding in the 1930s, now the 88th exhibition.
The 2021 Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland is a juried event held annually and is open to all photographers. WCMFA has held this exhibition since its beginning in the 1930s, now the 88th exhibition.
In its truest form, portraiture is about human connection. A portrait tells a lot about a person. Their emotion. Their grit. Their story. There is no other genre of photography that displays human vulnerability in its rawest form.
Dallas Center for Photography invites you to enter this juried competition with photographs that illustrate this human connection. They can be self-portraits or portraits of others; posed or candid; studio or environmental; camera original or digital composite.
Selections will be featured in a virtual exhibition on the DCP website. We are also planning to have an exhibition catalog in book form that will be available for purchase.
DCP will host a virtual opening reception on Friday, December 11 that is free and open to the public. Juror Jennifer Spelman will be in attendance to discuss the winning entries. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third winners.
This competition is not open to DCP employees, instructors, board members, corporate sponsors and partner companies, or their immediate families.
October 23 – Call for entry opens
November 29 – Online submission deadline
Week of December 7 – Selections and winners announced
December 11 – Online Opening Reception
TBD – Online Exhibition on the DCP Website
SUBMISSION RULES AND DETAILS
- Everyone of all ages, from amateur and professional, are eligible to participate in this call for entry.
- All images will be submitted through Smarter Entry.
- Our judge will be looking for images that reveal something about the subject, the photographer or both.
- Each applicant may submit up to 10 images for consideration.
- There are no restrictions on the type of camera or process used.
- All images must be original works of the photographer.
- General Entry: $35 initial entry fee for 1-3 images. Up to 7 additional images can be submitted for $5 per image.
- DCP members receive a 20% discount on the initial entry fee with promo code: $28.80 for 1-3 images. Up to 7 additional images can be submitted for $5 per image. Not a DCP member? Join now!
- Files must be 1200 pixels on the longest dimension and saved as a JPEG in the sRGB color space. Maximum file size is 8MB. If this is your first time submitting to a competition and you have questions, contact us through the DCP website.
- For each image include title and any special process used (Gelatin Silver, Platinum/Palladium Print, etc.)
Our juror for this competition is Jennifer Spelman. All entrants will receive an email by December 8 to inform them of the selections for the show.
CASH PRIZES (Sponsored by Competitive Cameras)
- First place: $500
- Second place: $350
- Third place: $150
COPYRIGHT, LIABILITY AND AGREEMENT
Each photographer retains copyright to his or her images. Photographers whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant Dallas Center for Photography (DCP) the right to display the images on DCP’s website and social media platforms as well as to promote DCP’s exhibitions, programs, and in promotional and fundraising materials. Photographer grants DCP the non-exclusive right to reproduce any photo(s) chosen for the exhibition in a printed catalog in book form that will be available for sale through an online publisher. All proceeds from the book will benefit DCP’s educational programming. Application and payment to this competition will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact from DCP.
Jennifer Spelman is a freelance editorial and documentary photographer based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a fluid traveler and is equally at home in rural villages and cosmopolitan cities.
A sensitive photographer of people, she strives to create images with energy and insight. Her clients have included Village Science, Seven Squared Media, The Heart Gallery, What Moves You, Sanjhi, and Sustainable Santa Fe.
Jennifer is a patient educator who has co-instructed with National Geographic Expeditions and taught workshops in Santa Fe, India, Mexico, and Cuba. She is thrilled to lead passionate photographers on ridiculously fun adventures around the world with the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
Gallery Artist Juried Exhibition—Bancroft Gallery
Sound & Fury
juried by Suzanne Schultz, CEO, Canvas Fine Arts
January 7 to February 5, 2021
South Shore Art Center’s Annual Gallery Artist juried Exhibition is open to SSAC Gallery Artists in good standing. Media categories are oil and acrylic, encaustic and cold wax, drawing and pastel, watercolor, printmaking, mixed media/3D, photography, digital media, and 3D. It is particularly important to us because it represents our community of talented Artists.
South Shore Art Center will be processing initial art intake online via Smarter Entry. This will allow for automated exhibition paperwork and fees, and will minimize contact when dropping off the physical works of art. The Smarter Entry system does not have the capacity to determine whether memberships are current. Art Center staff will review each entry and will contact anyone with lapsed memberships. If your membership has lapsed, we will ask that you renew prior to the exhibition installation or when dropping off your work.
Sound & Fury dates: January 7 to February 5. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 7:00 pm, via FB Live
ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, December 1. All work must be original, have been completed within the last three years, and have not been previously exhibited at South Shore Art Center (SSAC) or at the Arts Festival. Membership must be current through February 2021.
There is nonrefundable $25 fee per 3 entries.
Media categories are oil and acrylic, encaustic and cold wax, drawing and pastel, watercolor, printmaking, mixed media/3D, photography and digital media.
ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE. South Shore Art Center receives 40% of the purchase price. Please submit only work that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. No pricing changes will be allowed after acceptance. Living artists only. Work that is copied is not eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at SSAC or the SSAC Arts Festival. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented on the jpeg, South Shore Art Center reserves the right to eliminate it from the exhibition.
DROP OFF of actual works will take place at SSAC December 16–18, between 10:00–4:00. Masks must be worn. Please label the back of your work with your name and title of the work so we can match it up with your Smarter Entry info.
PICK UP works February 8–11, 10:00–4:00 pm (Shipped works returned February 11)
JPEG SIZING: Image size for entry on Smarter Entry: Images should be at least 1280 pixels in the longest dimension at 72 ppi, file size not to exceed 2 MB.
It is in your best interest to submit high quality images.
Entries will be posted on our website by December 7.
I understand that South Shore Art Center will insure work accepted to the extent of 60% of the artist’s stated value while the work is in the Art Center’s custody and control.
Submission to Sound & Fury constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to photograph or use a submitted image for publicity purposes.
PRIZES (Due to Covid-19, there will be no cash prizes)
3 Honorable Mentions
National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
South Carolina Chapter
Treasures of Our Coastal State
A Juried & Curated Exhibit of Women’s Art
January 20th to February 28th, 2021
The Discovery House at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Reception*: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 5:00 PM-6:30PM
Treasures of Our Coastal State
ELIGIBILITY: This NAWA juried exhibit is for current NAWA SC members. If you are a NAWA member who would like to participate, you can join the SC chapter today. Contact Treasurer Mary Steffen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Art submissions are handled through https://client.smarterentry.com/nawasc
First Place $100, Second Place $75, Third Place $50, Honorable Mention
Kate Kennedy, NAWA SC Chapter President ArtDivas@nawasc.org
Suzanne Fiorino, Exhibit Lead email@example.com
- Submission deadline: Smarter Entry opens Sunday, November 1st, 2020. Online submission entry deadline: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020. When deadline is reached the competition is automatically closed to submissions in the https://client.smarterentry.com/nawasc program.
· Entry fee: $25 for 2 images; $5 for one additional image
· Notification of acceptance: Notification through email by December 8th,2020 from Smarter Entry and posted on NAWA SC Facebook pages.
· Dates of show: January 20th – February 28th 2021
· Date shipped works to be received at The Coastal Discovery Museum Hilton Head: January 15th -18th, 2021. All shipped work MUST have prepaid barcoded UPS or FedEx return shipping labels included in shipping. A box for return of artwork (no counter labels or US Postal Service labels or stamps).
Local Artists may hand deliver to the The Discovery House at the Coastal Discovery Museum, Monday, January 18th, 11:00 AM – 2:00PM
· Exhibit opens: January 20th, 2021
· Reception*: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
· Exhibit closes: February 28th, 2021
· Pick up of artwork: Monday, March 1st, 2021 11 AM to 2 PM**
· Return of shipped artwork: Shipped work will be returned ASAP
ENTRY GUIDELINES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
· Finished piece: Maximum size for 2-D wall works is 36” x 40” including frame. Minimum is 12" x 12" framed or unframed, traditional gallery presentation is acceptable.
· Unframed canvas artwork must have the sides painted (not left white) depth of canvas stretchers must be at least ¾” deep
· No ceiling hung artworks will be accepted. Free standing sculpture will not be accepted.
· Size of work, as listed, is framed size. Works over the maximum size or under the minimum, will be disqualified.
· No saw tooth hangers. All works must be wired to gallery standards and must meet professional presentation. Standards as interpreted by the NAWA Exhibition Committee.
· Plexiglass required for all works on paper. Exception: pastels can be framed in glass.
· Accepted works cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibition.
· ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE. Price, title, dimensions of entered work cannot be changed.
· All works MUST be original - no reproductions or GICLEE PRINTS.
· Do not photograph your work in frames!
· Graphic violence and/or lewd sexual content prohibited. Nudes are acceptable at the discretion of the committee.
· Work will not be hung if it is damaged in transit. We will notify you immediately if your work arrives damaged.
· NAWA SC reserves the right to refuse work not professionally presented.
ENTERING YOUR IMAGES
· Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List sizes up to the nearest inch. Size of work is art size. Up to a 2" frame. Works over maximum size will be disqualified. Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side-up.
· Images should be of good quality and no larger than 5 MB, 1200-1500 pixels on the longest side at 300 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format. If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Please add email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.
· Artist will receive 50%, NAWA SC, 10%, Coastal Discovery Museum 40%
· Price of entered work cannot be changed
· Artists agree to assume all shipping expenses related to exhibition.
· Shipped work MUST include a prepaid barcoded return shipping label (UPS or FEDEX only– NO COUNTER LABELS, no US Postal Service).
· NO STYROFOAM PACKING PEANUTS. Your work will be returned if it contains packing peanuts. Please inform your shipper if you have it packed professionally.
· Please ship in sturdy, reusable cartons with adequate packing materials. Please use bubble wrap as opposed to air bags which tend to deflate at the end of the exhibition.
· Storage for art cartons and crating available, but please do not used oversized packaging.
· Please tape to back of artwork, return shipping label, along with the exhibition artwork ID label and a short Artists Bio and Statement of Inspiration, (100 words or less) on what inspired your art work, in particular for The Treasures of Our Coastal State Theme
· Please mark the name of the exhibition on the outside of the box: NAWA/Treasures of Our Coastal State.
· Accepted artwork may be hand delivered OR shipped – and MUST arrive between Friday, January 15th, 2021 and Monday January 18th. (Hand delivered Monday January 18th -11 AM to 2 PM**) to The Discovery House at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 attn: NAWA SC Exhibit
*Covid19: Protocol: All NAWA SC Exhibits will have a Virtual Museum Backup in place at: www.nawasc.org We will post safety changes as needed on the website under Covid19 safety changes for exhibits and events. We will do a zoom meeting reception for artists should Covid19 situation eliminate ability to do onsite reception.
** Contact Suzanne Fiorino at email@example.com if alternate drop off/pick up needs to be arranged.
The SE Center for Photography is looking for Shades of Black and White. For the first 100 years of photography monochrome was the only choice. When asked to name a fine art photographer, one usually thinks of those of 1930s-70s, masters of black and white, shadow and light, form and contrast. The photographers of today turn to shades of black and white for the same expressive ability of monochrome and we're looking for the best.
Black-and-white or toned, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.
Our juror for Shades is Michael Kirchoff. Michael has spent his years capturing the still image of people, cultures, and landscapes from around the world, to around the block, with a very unique and distinctive style. A native Californian, Michael resides in Los Angeles, though equally at home trudging through Redwood forests, riding the rails deep into Siberia, or navigating the chaotic streets of Tokyo. He photographs with many types of cameras and film, from a clunky toy camera to the latest digital model, using each as a tool for a specific use.
35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina's First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music.
Special Note: There is the possibility Shades of Black and White will be an online virtual exhibition only. If this is the case, 50 images will be featured in the online show and the catalog.
Praxis Gallery is inaugurating a triennial, small group exhibition featuring narrative based collections of photographic art limited to six artists with four images each. The title of the show, Anthologies, is derived from Greek meaning “to gather, or collect”. In this precise sense Praxis Gallery seeks to explore the manner in which photographic artists gather and organize images into collections - thereby creating meaning. However, this is not an exercise in sequencing images or linear chronologies; it is more of an interpretive exploration of the interdependence of each image vis a vis the collective meaning of the group of images as a whole - indulging the viewer to extract their own subjectivities, searching for meaning out of collected images that may seem meandering, anfractuous and excursionary – as much as they may also seem explicit and absolute in substance.
These stories may take any shape or form; they may be documentary, drama, fantasy, myth, literal or ephemeral, poetic or political - just to name a few iterations of the theme. All themes, genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
RED, YELLOW, and BLUE tubes of paint are the basic building blocks for all the colors of the rainbow. They also stand alone, individually, as strong primary color artistic elements.
Send us your images where one of these colors stands out as a critical element of your photographic composition. You decide which of the three colors RED, YELLOW or BLUE is central to each image you submit and select the category that matches.
The number of possibilities is vast and includes black and white photographs with a single point of color, red, yellow or blue monochromes, or any image where one of these PRIMARY COLORS stands out as a focal part of the photograph. Is the blue sea what catches your eye, a red clown nose or maybe a big yellow school bus? Have you modified a print to be all shades of red? This is a theme to have fun with.
The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is pleased to announce “Pinelands” 2021 Juried Photographic Exhibition. The goal of this exhibit is to celebrate the New Jersey Pinelands, our Nation’s first National Reserve, with photographs that capture its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
This year, we are honored to have renowned National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita as our judge! Here is his biography – read his biography.
Over $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Awards – Open (all ages): $1,000 for 1st Place Best in Show, $350 each for 1st Place Landscape, Flora & Fauna, Other categories.
All photographs submitted, whether juried into the show or not, will be displayed in a special online Pinelands Photography Gallery.
Image submissions can be black and white or color, but they must be taken within the boundaries of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (see map).
This year, each image can be submitted into one of three categories of your chosing: (1) Landscape, (2) Flora and Fauna, and (3) Other (People, Towns, Architecture, Culture, History, Recreation, etc). Download the Full Prospectus for full details.
- All photographs must be made within the New Jersey Pinelands National Preserve (see map).
- A total of 6 images can be submitted per photographer.
- Black and white and color images depicting its landscape, flora, wildlife, communities and people will be accepted.
- The juried exhibit will be held in the beautiful renovated barn at the PPA Headquarters in Southampton, New Jersey.
- The PPA reserves the right to disqualify any image that doesn’t meet the contest rules or where the subject matter was not created within the Pinelands.
- Online Submission Opens: June 1, 2020
- Online Submissiuon Closes: January 31, 2021
- Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2021
- Delivery of Accepted Work:
- Friday, March 19, 2021, 5-7pm
- Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10-noon
- Sunday, March 21, 2021, 10-noon
- Exhibition Dates: March 29 to May 1, 2021
- Online Gallery of All Photographs Opens: March 29, 2021
- Opening Reception: Saturday, March27, 2021, 2-4pm. Awards will be announced at the reception.
- Pick-ip Artwork:
- Sunday, May 2, 2021, 10-noon
- Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 5-7pm
All Files submitted should meet the following:
- JPEG format
- Files cannot exceed 8MB in size
- At least 2000 pixels on longest side
- A minimum of 180 ppi
- sRGB color profile
NOTE: If you do not know how to create these specifications, don't worry, just submit your photographs.
Help us protect the unique natural area of the New Jersey Pinelands. Please donate to or join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. LEARN MORE HERE
Theme| The Portrait
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In her book, Portraits and Persons, writer Cynthia Freeland describes three essential elements that constitute a portrait: “(1) a recognizable physical body (2) an inner life, i.e., some sort of psychological or mental states and (3) self-presentation, or the "posing.”
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that celebrates the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait: revealing personal narratives or new anthologies through the artistic representation of the subject. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
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Theme | Words, Words, Words
Juror | Dallas Crow
The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” seems to suggest that a photograph transcends language, but words have been a key part of many important photographers’ work—from the billboards and signs in many Walker Evans’ photos to Lee Friedlander’s 2019 book, Signs, for example. The interplay of language and image can create a vivid sense of tension, irony, or poignance. The size and shapes of a font are visual aspects that can carry as much weight as any other aspect in the frame.
Praxis seeks submissions of photographic art that includes written language as a fundamental aspect of the composition. The text may be in the form of signs or fragments of signs, handwriting scrawled over the photo, graffiti, palimpsests, just to name a few iterations of the theme. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Theme | MONO - KROMATIK
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Half a century after the advent of color film, black and white & monochromatic photography continues to capture our collective imagination. Utilizing tone, contrast, texture and shape, monochromatic photography strips its subject to only the most essential visual elements; revealing a sense of soul, substance and meaning – separate from the shifting sentiments, symbolism and cultural associations of color imagery.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that demonstrate the fundamental qualities that make black and white & monochromatic photography an enduring, contemporary art form. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Sierra Art Trails 2020 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Call to Artists for the 18th annual Sierra Art Trails will begin Feb 1st, 2021.
We are excited to share 18 years of experience with our artists, patrons and supporters!
The cost to participate as an artist is $150 USD, $25 due when applying, and the $125 balance due upon acceptance.
The Exhibit Prosepectus is available on the Sierra Art Trails website at https://sierraarttrails.org//sierra-art-trails-prospectus/
The exhibit is the largest art event in our area, showcasing a wide range of fine art and fine craft in communities throughout Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties.
The region encompassed by the show includes Oakhurst, Coarsegold, North Fork, Yosemite Lakes Park , and communities along Highway 49 from Ahwahnee to Mariposa. The show takes place in artist’s studios, homes, art galleries, wineries, and other businesses throughout the area.
Sierra Art Trails is open to visual artists and artisans working in all media including but not limited to; painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media, papermaking, woodcarving, digital art, jewelry, textile arts, and art glass. Mass produced crafts, gift items, etc. will not be accepted.
Sierra Art Trails is open to both local artists and artists from outside the area. Artists with studios located in Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties are encouraged to show in their home studios, and to share their show sites with others.
The planning committee will work with artists who do not have access to a suitable show site to help them find a location to show their work. First consideration is given to artists living within the area, but the show is open to any artist interested in participating in the event, regardless of where they live.
Artists must be Present to Participate - Artists must be present at their sites both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Friday is an optional day for participating artists.
Since our first exhibit in 2003, Sierra Art Trails has built a dedicated audience excited to attend year after year. In addition to visiting with the artists and purchasing works directly from the people who create them, visitors are encouraged to explore our communities, patronize our hotels and restaurants, and learn more about our area.
As an artist, there are many reasons to consider applying for the show. Participating artists are featured in the tour catalog, included in a month-long Preview Exhibit, and benefit from an extensive advertising campaign. While successful sales are important, the promotional exposure alone is well worth the cost of participation. Networking opportunities, offers to participate in other exhibits, and post show sales often result from participation in Sierra Art Trails.
Artists interested in applying can view the complete prospectus, and find general information on our website at https://sierraarttrails.org//sierra-art-trails-prospectus/
To learn more about Sierra Art Trails please contact:
Stellar Gallery, 40982 Hwy 41, Suite 1, Oakhurst CA 93644
(559) 658-8844, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit us on the web at www.sierraarttrails.org
Theme | Liquid ~ Sky
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Liquid conforms to the shape of its container. The sky is an abstract sphere, centered on the earth. Liquid, Water, Sky and the liminal space between are by definition poetic and symbolic. Yet there are infinite iterations of liquid & sky: consider our human drive to master and contain liquids (pools, levies, faucets and bottles); idiomatic lamentations of “spilt milk” or “water under the bridge”– while also reaching upward in towering buildings, air planes, and rockets pushing skyward.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the ideas of liquid and sky in their myriad iterations; from landscapes to still life – from scientific to conceptual, Praxis seeks a broadly interpreted investigation of these forever flowing, forever ethereal ideas. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Theme | THE STREETS
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"Street Photography became recognized as a genre in its own right during the early 1930s. Street Photography is unique in the way it is associated with the photographer's skill in capturing something of the mystery and aura of everyday city living. The Street Photographer is then often likened to the historical figure of the flâneur: namely someone who mingles anonymously amongst the crowd observing and recording the ways the unsuspecting city
dweller interacts with his or her environment". www.theartstory.org
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the genre of street photography from all angles, including people, urban structure, and documentary subject matter. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Theme | The Shadow Aspect
‘Most people think that shadows follow, precede, surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.’ Ellie Wiesel.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the formal, conceptual and metaphoric implications of the shadow. Submissions may focus on the shadow as pure visual form expressed through the creation of line, shape, pattern and texture. They may also examine the cultural and psychological implications of the shadow - exploring ideas of foreboding, internal conflict, passages into the unconsciousness, or other ephemeral interpretations. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Theme | The Sublime Landscape
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The sublime landscape is defined as having the quality of such greatness, magnitude or intensity, whether physical, metaphysical, moral, aesthetic or spiritual, that our ability to perceive or comprehend it is temporarily overwhelmed. According to aesthetic philosophy, the sublime landscapes can include any of five visual components: 1) great ideas, 2) passion, 3) the appropriate use of figures, 4) the right aesthetic diction, and 5) a skillful composition.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic artwork that explores the many iterations of this idea. We encourage a broad, interpretive, and personal investigation of the sublime landscape. All capture types, genres, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Theme | OPEN THEME
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“The Photograph is an extended, loaded evidence — as if it caricatured not the figure of what it represents but its very existence ... The Photograph then becomes a bizarre medium, a new form of hallucination: false on the level of perception, true on the level of time: a temporal hallucination, so to speak, a modest shared hallucination (on the one hand 'it is not there,' on the other 'but it has indeed been'): a mad image, chafed by reality.” Roland Barthes
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art of any genre and any subject matter that represents the artist’s endeavor to reveal through the photographic process a personal declaration of visual significance - be it a celebration of pure aesthetic formalism, of humor or conflict - of fiction or fact - or any other literal or ephemeral lens based investigation. All subject matters, genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Theme | Sensuous Geographies : The Nude
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The nude form has been portrayed in art throughout history, from the classical era to the enlightenment and the modern era. The nude figure in western art - specifically in photography - has expressed ideals of female and male beauty along with other human qualities including life, energy, and an array of complicated human emotions.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the nude in any of its varied styles including: figure studies, environmental nudes, implied nudes and erotica - just to name a few of the many iterations of this genre. All capture types, genres, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Theme | MAKING STRANGE
How do we document what happens and recurs everyday: the banal, the common, the ordinary? Can we rescue astonishment from the forgotten obvious by finding unexplored perspectives to depict our common places and familiar activities in startling and engrossing new ways?
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that search for the iconic and ironic in the everyday world around us; that portray the people, places and things which have become ordinary to us in new, imaginative and expressive ways. All genres interpretations, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Theme | THE STILL LIFE
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Still life photography, more so than other types of photography, such as landscape or portraiture, gives the photographer extensive leeway and precise control in the arrangement of design elements within a composition. Still life photography is a demanding genre, one in which the photographers are expected to be able to form their work with a refined sense of lighting, coupled with composition and design skills. The still life photographer makes pictures rather than takes them.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that investigates the genre of the Still Life. Submissions may explore classical to conceptual aspects of the still life, photographing object arrangements that intrigue, engage or entertain the viewer. All subject matters, all genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.