19 Dec 2018

Competitions Reality & Perception: Photography at a Crossroad

Upstream GalleryHastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States

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Upstream Gallery

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: December 28, 2018 – The Upstream Gallery announces a call for entries for its upcoming photography exhibition, ‘Reality & Perception: Photography at a Crossroad’.

In the early 50’s Berenice Abbott wrote an impassioned essay: Photography at the Crossroads. In it she argued strongly for the beauty of photography as a realistic medium, in contrast to the Pictorialism of the early part of the century, or the Surrealism of Man Ray. Today we are at another crossroad in photography, one complicated by manipulated imagery, imaginary pictures, the use and misuse of photographic propaganda and huge changes in image capture technology.

Photographers are invited to submit work from their own practice that speaks to these issues for the 10th annual juried exhibit of photographically based work to be held at Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY, Jan. 31st to Feb. 24th, 2019. Reception: Sunday, Feb. 3rd 2-5 pm.

Artists from across the U.S. are invited to submit photographs in any technique. All work must be photographically based.

Specifications: Maximum framed size may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. Accepted pieces must be wired for hanging. The gallery reserves the right to reject poorly presented pieces.

— Craig J. Barber has been photographing for over 40 years. He works with antiquarian processes while exploring our ever-changing cultural landscape. For over 20 years he has photographed in Viet Nam, Havana, and the Catskill Mountains. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Latin America and is in several collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Brooklyn Art Museum; the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, among others… see more

— Alexandra Grant is Director of Chase Contemporary, a gallery and artist project space with two locations in Chelsea’s fine art district in NYC. Chase exhibits both established blue chip and acclaimed younger artists to create a dynamic program that is diverse and exceptional in its in vision. Grant holds a certificate in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, graduated from Rutgers Law with a focus on intellectual property law, and holds a BA in both Art History… see more

Minimum entry of 2 pieces $35; each additional entry $5 up to a maximum of 6 pieces ($55)

We welcome your submissions. Visit us for easy online entry. The jurors may select one, several, all, or none of your submissions.

** editors note: artist call has been extended, however, as of this writing the Upstream Gallery prospectus page has not updated the date. It is correctly reflected on the online Application Form here.

All pieces must be for sale. The gallery will retain a 30% commission on all sales.

Since 1991 Upstream Gallery has been a unique community of arts professionals. Upstream is a venue for experimentation, mutual support and artistic growth. The gallery embraces all fine arts media and all styles from realism to abstraction. Upstream is an established resource for new or experienced art collectors, as well as area curators, designers and art consultants.

Upstream Gallery
8 Main Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
t: 914 965-3397

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Photography Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Exhibition – Group and Sales.

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