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Praxis Gallery Call for Entries
OPPORTUNITIES • CALL OF ENTRIES • PRAXIS GALLERY
TWO OPEN CALLS | OPEN THEME & ANIMAL BEINGS | INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTO EXHIBITION
Praxis Gallery Call for Entries
GALLERY 1: Theme: Open Theme | Juror: Ann Jastrab
Entry Deadline | June 30TH, 2022
Notice of Acceptance | July 12TH, 2022
Exhibition Dates | Aug 27TH – Sept 10TH, 2022
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting… It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
– Elliott Erwitt –
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art of any genre and any subject matter that represents the artist’s endeavor to reveal through the photographic process a personal declaration of visual significance – be it a celebration of pure aesthetic formalism, of humor or conflict – of fiction or fact – or any other literal or ephemeral lens-based investigation. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
JUROR | ANN JASTRAB
Ann Jastrab, Executive Director for The Center for Photographic Art, is a champion of photographic artists. After earning her MFA in photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1995, she joined the resident faculty at the Maine Photographic Workshops and taught there for nearly a decade in both their year-round program and their intensive summer workshops. Prior to taking the position of executive director of CPA, she curated many exhibitions for RayKo during her tenure as gallery director – while also jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. She has served on numerous boards and fundraising committees and has been thrilled to bring her talents, passion, and leadership skills to The Center for Photographic Arts. Besides being a curator and an educator, Ann is a writer and editor and she is also a fine art photographer who still carries around a wooden view camera…and a metal one too.
ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS
Up to seventy-four images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice, three Honorable Mentions, and a Director’s Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Juror’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book. Directors Choice will receive free entry into two juried calls for entry of their choice.
GALLERY 2: Theme: Animal Beings | Guest Curator: Anne Berry
Entry Deadline | June 15th, 2022
Notice of Acceptance | June 23rd, 2022
Exhibition Dates | July 16th – 30th, 2022
This exhibition is a celebration of the astonishing beauty and diversity found in the animal world. Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that showcase animals’ inner beauty, strength, character, resiliency, and wisdom. Compassionate images of companion animals, wild animals, farm animals, insects, and fish are all heartily welcomed. Show us the very best of your furry, scaly, feathery photographs! Images that showcase violence or inhumane treatment will not be considered. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional processes, and digital post-production are all welcome for submission.
GUEST CURATOR: ANNE BERRY
Anne Berry is internationally recognized for her ability to create lyrical, intimate portraits of animals. Since 2010 she has traveled to small zoos in Europe to visit and photograph primates. Her portraits reveal the unique personality of each of these animals. Jane Goodall describes the photographs as “wonderful, very moving, should melt a few hearts.” This project culminated in a folio published by 21st Editions, which is held in museum and library special collections, including The National Gallery of Art. Berry published Behind Glass, 2021 to make the project accessible to a wider audience. It is Berry”s goal to motivate people to feel compassion for primates and an obligation to protect them. Most of the primates she photographs qualify as endangered, and all of them are facing stress from loss of habitat and human activity. The plight of primates on earth is urgent; our indifference will condemn them to extinction, and we will follow. These photographs provide a voice for primates, and they are asking for help.
ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS
Up to 36 Images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. One Curator’s Choice and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Curator’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book.
ENTRY FEE | $35.00
$35.00 for submission set of 5 images. $5.00 for each additional image. Praxis Members receive 10 images for the price of 5 images. Payment is accepted by Credit / Debit Card through our secure online submission site. The entry fee for submissions is non-refundable. Receive Praxis Member Benefits. Learn more here: https://www.praxisphotocenter.org/memberships * In addition to keeping our entry fees low for all artists, Praxis also has a limited number of free entries for artists experiencing financial hardships. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
International, all accepted.
COPYRIGHT & USAGE RIGHTS
Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. The artist’s name and photo title will be included wherever the photographs are displayed. Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Praxis Gallery the nonexclusive right to use, print, and reproduce submitted digital files for the purpose of the exhibition, promoting the artist, promoting related programs and subsequent display on Praxis Gallery’s website, social media and online exhibition archives.
TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT: https://www.praxisgallery.com/calls-for-entry
EMAIL: [email protected]
GALLERY / VENUE DETAILS: Praxis Gallery. 2637 27th Ave. S.
(NW Corner of Ivy Arts Parking Lot) Minneapolis, MN 55406.
Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a community based, non-profit, artist-led organization in Minneapolis that aims to support the development of new and emerging artists through exhibition and education. Our mission is to bring diverse perspectives into focus through lens-based art, creating exhibition and learning opportunities that engage, challenge, inspire, and surprise the public.
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. The artist's name and photo title will be included wherever the photographs are displayed. USAGE RIGHTS: Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Praxis Gallery the nonexclusive right to use, print, and reproduce submitted digital files for the purpose of the exhibition, promoting the artist, promoting related programs and subsequent display on Praxis Gallery's website, social media and online exhibition archives.
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