Competitions Making Strange: International Photo Exhibition
International Deadline: March 5, 2018 – Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that search for the iconic and ironic in the everyday world around us; that portray the people, places and things which have become ordinary to us in new, imaginative and expressive ways. All genres interpretations, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
How do we document what happens and recurs everyday: the banal, the common, the ordinary? Can we rescue astonishment from the forgotten obvious by finding unexplored perspectives to depict our common places and familiar activities in startling and engrossing new ways?
Exhibition Dates: Mar 24th – April 21st, 2018.
Open to artists 18 years of age or older worldwide. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
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. The Juror’s Choice winner will be featured in (and receive a complimentary copy of) Praxis Gallery’s Annual Review magazine
JUROR – Chuck Avery
Chuck Avery studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and graduated with honors in 1977 with an emphasis on the documentary mode of photography. His work since 2003 has concentrated on suburban expansion and sprawl, and the language and messaging found in historical sites and museums. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, from New York to San Francisco to Ping Yao, China. He was the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship in Photography in 2010 and produced a book titled Museum at the end of his fellowship. His work is included in the collections of the Weisman Art Museum… see more
The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first five images and $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions are accepted as digital files through our online submission form. Photographers will be notified of their selection after the deadline.
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 enquires 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.
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