27 Jul 2018

Competitions The Shape of Things

Praxis GalleryMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: August 26, 2018 – Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of works of art that explore composition as a fundamental aspect of the photographic aesthetic – be it pure visual formalism or in support of thematic objectives. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

THEME
The rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values is for me the essence of photography; composition should be a constant of preoccupation… an organic coordination of visual elements. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

The term composition means ‘putting together’ or the act of combining parts or elements to form a whole – often adhering to compositional principles that make a work of photographic art more appealing or intriguing to viewers. These principles include the development of rhythm, movement, contrast, balance, unity, proximity and continuity to create expressive and compelling compositions – while emphasizing different visual, social, or political concepts.

Exhibition Dates: September 28th – October 17th, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to artists 18 years of age or older worldwide. All subjects, genres, capture types, black & white and monochromatic, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

AWARDS
Thirty images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice award, two Honorable Mentions and a Directors Choice award [for the most cohesive and compelling series of images submitted] will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog and the online show gallery. Award winners will receive a free show catalog.

JUROR
Ross Anderson is an award-winning fine art photographer. His honors include the 2009 American Photographic Artists Grand Prize Award and the 2011 International Loupe Award. His photography was recently selected for Creative Quarterly’s 100 Best of 2017 annual publication. His work has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia. Ross earned his MFA at the University of Falmouth in the UK. He lives and works in Minneapolis and is the director of Praxis Gallery… see more

ENTRY FEE
The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first five images and $5.00 for each additional image.

APPLY ONLINE
Submissions are accepted as digital files through our online submission form. Photographers will be notified of their selection after the deadline.

EXHIBITION PRINTING
Praxis Gallery provides free printing, free matting and free framing for all exhibiting artists. Praxis print technicians have over 30 years of custom fine art printing experience. Images will be printed on our state-of-the-art Epson P5000 printer on Moab Premium Archival fine art photography paper.

EXHIBITION FRAME & PRINT SIZE
Praxis features museum quality 22”x 22” inch black frames. Selected photographers will be asked to choose one of our three standard precut white mattes: (a) 12”x12” (b) 12”x16” (c) 12×18.

SALES & ARCHIVE
Photographers who have designated that their exhibition prints are for sale to the public will be contacted promptly regarding any purchase inquires of their artwork. Praxis Gallery will take a 40% commission of any sales. All exhibition prints will be archived for one year. All selected digital file submissions will be maintained at the Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center’s online gallery archives.


About:
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
2600 East 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN
t: 612-728-5520


Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Photography Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Exhibition – Online, Publication, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 5 days.

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