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Focus: Light and Shadow
A juried group photo show on light and shadow.
Photography is the recording of patterns of darkness and light. Shadows enhance the relationships of subjects in an image, they give definition and dimension, which compliments the quality of the light values. Photographers have used dramatic shadows and patterns in black and white images and have also explored using ethereal and moody shadows and luminous light in color photography. We will be looking for a range of how light and shadow are interpreted by contemporary photographers.
Juror: Prudence Roberts
Prudence Roberts was born in Philadelphia and moved to Oregon in 1985. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MALS degree from Reed College. She currently teaches art history and directs the Helzer Art Gallery at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus. Roberts has previously served as the curator of American art at the Portland Art Museum and she has curated Disjecta’s Portland2012 biennial, in addition to previous appointments as a guest curator at the Art Gym, Marylhurst University, the Center of Contemporary Art in Seattle, and the 2014 Cascade Aids Project Art Auction. Roberts is a member of the board of Disjecta Contemporary Art and of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts. She has served on panels for the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Ford Family Foundation, and the Oregon Community Foundation, and she is co-chair of Portland Community College’s Women in Art Lecture series.
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: Copyright: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer. USAGE RIGHTS: All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will shread all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files. File agreement for accepted photographers: Black Box will only print one exhibition print. If there is a sale inquiry, the photographer will be notified before a sale is confirmed, edition information will be discussed with photographer, the photographer will be sent a authentication document to be signed and go with the print to the collector. No sale or printing of file will happen without prior consent and agreement of photographer. All rights remain to the file and print with the photographer, to be used only with their prior consent. Exhibition print will not be sold, but used in our flatfile at Black Box Gallery only to promote the photographers work. Black Box Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales, 50% goes to the photographer. If artist prefers the print does not have to be for sale. Print will be for exhibition and promotion only.
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