TWO OPEN CALLS | LANDSCAPES & NUDE GEOGRAPHIES
OPPORTUNITIES • CALL OF ENTRIES • PRAXIS GALLERY
TWO OPEN CALLS | LANDSCAPES & NUDE GEOGRAPHIES | INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTO EXHIBITION
Praxis Gallery Call for Entries
GALLERY 1: Theme: Landscapes • Juror: Wendi Scheider
Entry Deadline | October 31st, 2021
Notice of Acceptance | November 12th, 2021
Exhibition Dates | Dec 18th, 2021 – Jan 3rd, 2022
“Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes. Many landscape photographs show little or no human activity and are created in the pursuit of a pure, unsullied depiction of nature, devoid of human influence—instead featuring subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, ambient light and other sublime elements. Beyond purely aesthetic considerations, landscapes often contain intensely personal and emotional subjectivities; evidence of secret histories of fondness, love, and nurturing – or of past emotional turbulence, loss, longing and regret.
Praxis Gallery seeks photographic artwork that explores a broad, interpretive, and personal investigation of the landscape – both as a place, or an idea – as a literal expression or conceptual iteration. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
JUROR | WENDI SCHEIDER
Wendi Schneider is a Denver-based visual artist illuminating impressions of grace and serenity in the natural world with photography and precious metals. Inspired by a background in painting, art history, her collection of turn-of-the-twentieth century photographs, and the lush beauty of Memphis, New Orleans and New York, she began painting on photographs in the early ‘80s and applying gold leaf to translucent prints for her ongoing ‘States of Grace’ series in 2012. Her work has been honored and exhibited internationally including AIPAD and Art Basel, and is held in permanent collections at New Orleans Museum of Art, Memphis Brooks Museum, Center For Creative Photography, and Auburn University Library. She is represented by A Gallery For Fine Photography (New Orleans); Arnika Dawkins Gallery (Atlanta); Catherine Couturier Gallery (Houston), Galeria PhotoGraphic (San Miguel de Allende); Rick Wester Fine Art (New York); and Vision Gallery (Jerusalem).
ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS
At least fifty images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice, three Honorable Mentions, and a Directors 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: Nude Geographies • Guest Curator: Doug Deasley
Entry Deadline | October 15th, 2021
Notice of Acceptance | October 23rd, 2021
Exhibition Dates | Nov 13th -27th 2021
The nude form has been portrayed in art throughout history, from the classical era to the enlightenment and the modern era. The nude figure in western art – specifically in photography – has expressed ideals of female and male beauty along with other human qualities including life, energy, and an array of complicated human emotions.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the nude in any of its varied styles including: figure studies, environmental nudes, implied nudes and erotica – just to name a few of the many iterations of this genre. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
GUEST CURATOR | DOUGLAS BEASLEY
Douglas Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual aspects of people and place and is concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. He has a BFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and has had several books of his photography published worldwide.
As founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops, Doug provides workshops around the world that emphasize personal expression and creative vision over the mechanics of camera use. He believes in helping each student find their own voice rather than making anonymous ‘pretty pictures’. Doug has recently become the owner and publisher of Shots Magazine, a printed quarterly of eclectic fine-art photography.
ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS
At least 24 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/support
International, all accepted.
COPY RIGHT & 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.
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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