Competitions Anthologies | Six Artists – Six Stories
International Deadline: December 15, 2020 – 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 – inviting the viewer to introduce 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.
Exhibition Dates: Jan 16th – Jan 30th, 2021.
Open to artists 18 years of age or older worldwide.
Elizabeth Flinsch: Praxis Development Director
Sarah Weiss: Praxis Project Director
Jonathan Pavlica: Praxis Production Director
Ross Anderson: Praxis Executive Director
ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS
Six artists will be selected to exhibit four images each at Praxis Gallery’s “Anthologies” small group show. Photographers will be notified of their selection January 1st, 2021. Instructions for shipping art or online submission of hi-res artwork for print for exhibit will be included in the email acceptance notification. Accepted photographs will be posted on the Praxis website exhibition page at that time.
A Directors Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed exhibit book, and the online exhibit gallery. Directors Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book.
$30.00 for 1 submission set of 4 images. $20.00 for a second set of 4 images. Praxis Members receive 2 image sets for the price of 1 image set.
Submissions are accepted as digital files through our online submission form.
Notice of Acceptance: Jan 1st, 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