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CALL for ENTRIES: Illusion and Chemistry

2011 September 25

Click to Subscribe to by Email!VERY DIRTY,

I love the fusion of classic dishes and modern cuisine.  Deconstructed dishes are a perfect example.  Like the caesar salad that comes with a mound of romaine, a poached egg and a sardine on crostini.  Okay, that may be a little on the fringe.  Maybe the pomegranite martini is a better example…shaken, not stirred No, I prefer classic dirty martinis with lots o’ olives.  Anyway, this next Call is a perfect opportunity to learn a new process…be it old & new to you or new & new to you.  Think about it…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, VA for Illusion and Chemistry: The Alternative Process.  This entry fee is low, and I love the concept of mixing old and new.  Take a look!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Illusion and Chemistry

Learn more about the Illusions and Chemistry show from the Kiernan Gallery!Alternative process photography today is a hybrid of historical techniques and contemporary ideas.  Despite, or perhaps because of, the digital revolution, early printing processes are in revival.  Whether it is in reaction to digital, or a hybrid process aided by the technology, these techniques remain as evocative and dreamy as they ever were, bringing a unique style to present-day ideas. For Illusion and Chemistry: The Alternative Process, the Kiernan Gallery seeks images that use any alternative processing technique for any idea you wish to express.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists internationally.

MEDIA:  Any photographic print created as a product of a non-traditional process is eligible. Processes may include but are not limited to: Albumen, Bromoil, Cyanotype, Daguerreotypes, Gum Bichromate, Platinotypes, Salt Prints, Temeraprints, Tintypes, Wet Plate Collodion. Hybrid or Combination images incorporating conventional (including digital) processes with hand-crafted applications are also eligible.  Conventional techniques such as Silver Gelatin, Digital, and C-prints are not eligible.

Learn more about juror Christopher James!DEADLINE:
November 25, 2011

On or around December 3, 2011

$25 for up to $5 images, then $5 per additional image up to a total of 10 images.

JUROR:  Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose paintings and alternative process images have been exhibited in galleries and museums in this country and abroad. 

His work has been published and shown extensively, including shows in The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The George Eastman House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The first edition of his book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Process, received unprecedented critical acclaim and was the winner of The Golden Light Technical Book of the Year award.

Learn more about the Illusions and Chemistry show from the Kiernan Gallery!In 2008, a greatly expanded, and lavishly illustrated 2nd edition was published by Delmar Cengage and has become universally recognized as the definitive text in the genre.  A 3rd edition is currently underway and will be published in 2013.  Christopher, after 13 years at Harvard University, is currently University Professor, and Director of the MFA in Photography program at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.

AWARDS:   The juror will select up to 30 images for display in the main gallery, as well as up to an additional 40 for display in the online gallery.  All accepted photographs are eligible for inclusion in a full color exhibition catalogue available for purchase from Blurb Books.

SALES:  Artists exhibiting at the gallery may offer their work for sale. The Kiernan Gallery retains 30% of the sale price as commission.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the Illusions and Chemistry show from the Kiernan Gallery!

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