Competitions Self: Selfies and Self Portraits
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International Deadline: September 11, 2016 – 1650 Gallery announces it’s upcoming international juried photography exhibition, ‘Self: Selfies and Self Portraits’.
If the ancient Greeks implored us to “know thyself” and common knowledge assures us that “a picture is worth a thousands words”, doesn’t it follow that the amalgamation of random know-nothing’s collectively called “the human race” should be constantly photographing themselves in an effort to gain true wisdom and artistic insight? It should! And also because it’s just plain insanely inventive to do so!
This month 1650 goes completely self-centered as we pay homage to the time-honored art of the self-portrait! And while we highly encourage you not to cut your ear off before snapping your own mug, we do encourage you to muster a little bit of the artistic passion that fueled a certain well-known Dutch dude’s compulsion to capture the true spirit within. So this month, whether you have a face that launched a thousand ships or you are a bit more on the JoJo the Dog-Faced Boy side of the tracks, grab a camera and crank out an image that is indisputably you!
Approximately fifty works will be chosen from submitted photos to be included in the Self: Selfies and Self Portraits Photography photography exhibition at 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles.
Best In Show, 2nd Place and 3rd Place will be awarded and posted online after the show opening. Award winning photos will be featured on the show page and Best In Show winners will have a small portfolio of their work (up to 10 images) featured in our 1650 Spotlight gallery of photographic excellence.
All Awards winners will also be featured in our 1650 Gallery newsletter, which is broadcast via email to our mailing list. Getting the word out about artists we’re excited about helps you do more great work, helps us show more great work, and helps keep the often insular world of fine art photography more diverse and vibrant.
There is an entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images. Additional entries may be submitted for $5 each.
We offer free matting and framing for accepted photographs that fit our pre-cut mat sizes for the duration of the exhibition. We have a variety of frames and mats to choose from.
We will also print your photo for a nominal fee if you are accepted into the show and would prefer not to mail a print.
Selected photographs will be posted on the website within one week after the deadline, along with instructions for submitting work for exhibition. An email will also be sent out when the collection is posted.
Selected artists may choose to offer their work for sale. The gallery retains 50% of the sale price. There is a 9.25% California sales tax.
Photographs have the opportunity to be part of an online silent charity auction to benefit worthy causes. 1650 encourages all accepted artists to participate but it is not mandatory. We will provide additional info to accepted artists who fall into this category.
1650 Gallery & Studio is a fine art photographic center in the heart the Echo Park arts district of Los Angeles. 1650 Gallery & Studio’s mission is to provide creative services, gallery exhibitions and community outreach to photographers far and wide.
1650 Gallery & Studio
1650 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, California