11 Mar 2017

Competitions Shadows: Darkness and Light

Black Box GalleryPortland, Oregon, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: April 10, 2017 – Black Box Gallery is excited to announce an open themed juried group photo show. Photography is the recording of patterns of darkness and light. Shadows enhance the relationships of subjects in an image, they give definition and dimension, which compliments the quality of the light values. Photographers have used dramatic shadows and patterns in black and white images and have also explored using ethereal and moody shadows and textures in color photography.

We will be looking for a range of how shadow and light are interpreted by contemporary photographers.

Exhibition Dates: May 1-20, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday May 5, 6-8:00 pm

ELIGIBILITY
The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.

JUROR: Ethan Jackson
Ethan Jackson is a visual artist and designer working in light, photography, interactive media and installation. He studied photography, earning a BA (1992) at Williams College and an MFA (1996) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has taught photography and related media full-time at Johnson State College (VT) and Reed College.

His projects appear nationally and internationally via public and private commissions, institutions, fellowships, residencies, and grants. He recently completed clerestory, a commission Denver, Colorado public library, and has been finalist for several large public commissions, including Denver’s Union Station. He has been Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Ucross, Djerassi, the Wurlitzer Foundation, and Yaddo among others… see more

BENEFITS & AWARDS

  • Each exhibition will have 24 photographs selected by the juror for exhibition at the gallery.
  • An additional 30 photographs will be selected by the juror for exhibition in our on-line gallery annex.
  • All 54 photographs from the show will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books.
  • Black Box will provide Free printing, Free matting and Free framing for all of our exhibitions.
  • All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will shread all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files.

GUIDELINES
The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff or JPEG file for our gallery to print.

We have 18” x 24” black frames. Our white mats are pre cut for 12” x 18”, 12” x 12” and 12” x 16” prints (we also have a few other odd sized matts). We print on an Epson Stylus Pro archival ink jet printer, on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment. This is a very accurate custom print, just like a custom lab would print, we have over 20 years of custom printing experience.

SALES
Black Box Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales, 50% goes to the photographer. If artist prefers the print does not have to be for sale. Print will be for exhibition and promotion only.

ENTRY FEE
$35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos). Use PayPal on our website or send check. If sending a check: please indicate sending a check in the email submission.

Black Box Gallery
811 East Burnside St. # 212
Portland Oregon 97214

HOW TO APPLY
Send in the entry fee and then send an email with the title of the email ‘Shadows: Darkness and Light’, to: info.blackboxgallery@gmail.com

In the body of the email please include the following info:

  1. Your Name
  2. Exhibition Name
  3. Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name
  4. Attach up to 5 photos, as instructed below
  5. File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 3MB or less each (saved).
  6. Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, firstname_lastname3.jpg, etc

NOTIFICATION
All photographers will be notified 10-14 days after the deadline about juror selections.

COPYRIGHT
All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.

Visit Black Box Gallery online for more information.


About:
Black Box Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary photography and provides important opportunities for emerging and established photographers.

Black Box supports and encourages the creative production, exhibition and critical appreciation for contemporary photography. Exhibited Artists have come from Russia, Germany, Japan, New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco, Korea, Iceland, Los Angeles, Portland, Australia, China, Houston, Seattle and everywhere in-between.

Black Box Gallery
811 East Burnside St. # 212
Portland Oregon 97214


Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Photography Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Exhibition – Group, Exhibition – Online, In-Kind Benefit, Publication, Registry – Flat Files, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 13 days.

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