Compete Praxis Gallery: Femalia
International Deadline: May 15, 2021 – Praxis Gallery seeks works of photographic art or lens-based artwork that challenges, criticizes, redefines, and disrupts our concepts of female identity.
We are programmed to understand gender and femininity within narrow and restrictive definitions. Photographs, both historical and contemporary, often reinforce these definitions and boundaries that no longer serve us.
Photography has the power to transcend all manner of boundaries. It can blur miniscule lines between otherwise dichotomous realms of physical and philosophical space. If we are to reflect on photography’s capacity to challenge concepts of gender and femininity, we enter into an extraordinary opportunity to re-envision and expand our understanding of all who identify as women. We can confront our programmed understandings and reinterpret, both what is in front of the camera and what is behind it.
Exhibition Dates: June 19th – July 3rd, 2021.
Open to artists 18 years of age or older worldwide. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional processes, and digital post-production are all welcome for submission.
Elizabeth Flinsch is the editor of SHOTS Magazine, an independent magazine of black and white photography. She is also an educator, artist, and frequent collaborator with Douglas Beasley at Vision Quest Photography. With a background in printmaking and former Education Director at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, she has a deep affinity for alternative photographic processes… see more
ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS
At least 24 Images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. One Curator’s Choice and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Curator’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book.
$35.00 for 5 images. $5.00 for each additional image. Praxis Members receive 10 images for the price of 5 images.
Submissions are accepted as digital files through our online submission form.
Notice of Acceptance: June 23rd, 2021.
SALES & ARCHIVE
Photographers who have designated that their exhibition prints are for sale to the public will be contacted promptly regarding any purchase enquires of their artwork. Praxis Gallery will take a 40% commission of any sales. All exhibition prints will be returned to the artists. All selected submissions will be maintained at the Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center’s online gallery archives.
Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a community based arts organization that aims to support the development of emerging and established photographers. Praxis Gallery provides solo and group show exhibition opportunities to local and international media artists.
Praxis Photographic Arts Center offers a range of learning opportunities for beginning, intermediate and professional photographers through workshops and seminars. With an emphasis on creative expression and innovation, Praxis promotes photographic exhibitions and learning opportunities that inform, challenge and engage the individual artist, with an imperative on promoting the work of our artists to local and international audiences.
Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center
2715 East 26th Street