Praxis Gallery Call for Entries
január 1 - január 31
OPPORTUNITIES • CALL OF ENTRIES • PRAXIS GALLERY
TWO OPEN CALLS | THE STILL LIFE & MOTION > BLUR | INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTO EXHIBITION
Praxis Gallery Call for Entries
GALLERY 1: Theme: The Still Life • Juror: Kimberly Witham
Entry Deadline | January 31st, 2022 Notice of Acceptance | February 12th, 2022 Exhibition Dates | Mar 19th – April 2nd, 2022
Description: Still life photography, more so than other types of photography, such as landscape or portraiture, gives the photographer extensive leeway and precise control in the arrangement of design elements within a composition. Still life photography is a demanding genre, one in which the photographers are expected to be able to form their work with a refined sense of lighting, coupled with composition and design skills. The still life photographer makes pictures rather than takes them. Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that investigates the genre of the Still Life. Submissions may explore classical to conceptual aspects of the still life, photographing object arrangements that intrigue, engage or entertain the viewer. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional, and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission
JUROR | KIMBERLY WITHAM Kimberly Witham is an artist and educator who currently resides in Glen Gardner, NJ. She earned a BA in Art History from Duke University and an MFA in photography from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Her photographs are strongly influenced by her studies in art history and her interest in the natural world. Since moving to New Jersey in 2006, her work has focused on the relationship between humans and wildlife. Her still life images include road kill animals, yard sale items, and flowers and fruit (often grown in the artist’s own garden). Her work has been featured in Color Magazine, PHOTO+, BLOW photo, The Photo Review, BLINK, Foto, Orion, The New Republic, and Wired (online) and has been used as cover illustration for books in the US and France. In 2016, National Geographic created a short film about Kimberly’s studio practice entitled “Making Roadkill Into Art.” She has won awards and grants including the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award, a fellowship at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, the Clarence John Laughlin Award and the Lindback Distinguished teaching award. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad and is held in numerous private collections. Kimberly is an Associate Professor of Photography at Bucks County Community College. Kimberly also teaches specialized workshops in still life photography and lighting.
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 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: Motion > Blur | Curated By: Praxis Directors
Entry Deadline | Jan 15th, 2022 Notice of Acceptance | Jan 23rd, 2022 Exhibition Dates | Feb 19th – Mar 5th, 2022
Description: In most cases, photography is used to “freeze time,” with a still image. Motion in photography creates a paradox: the image is a frozen moment in time but what is captured is an object that is a blur of motion – an apparent streaking, bending, distorting and /or movement of light and objects in the foreground or background of the image frame. Blur can demonstrate the velocity of movement. It can convey the emotional dimensions of the subject photographed; presenting dream like qualities by invoking the surreal and transitory nature of time passing. Meteors streak across the sky, ghostly figures move through a room, the artist paints shapes with a light source. These are some examples of how blur represents motion in time-lapse photography.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that demonstrates the fundamental qualities that make motion & blur a compelling element of contemporary photography. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
CURATOR | PRAXIS DIRECTORS Program Director Ross Anderson is an award-winning fine art photographer and filmmaker. Gallery and Installationist Director Jonathan Pavlica is the Praxis Print & Color Artist, Photo Editor, and installationist. Project Director Sarah Weiss is an artist, educator, and co-founder of CollabArts Twin Cities.
ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS Up to 35 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
ELIGIBILITY 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 WEBSITE: https://www.praxisgallery.com EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PraxisPhotoCenter INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/praxis_gallery GALLERY / VENUE DETAILS: Praxis Gallery. 2637 27th Ave. S. (NW Corner of Ivy Arts Parking Lot) Minneapolis, MN 55406.