CALL for ENTRIES: Secrets and Mysteries
I love the art of the secret ingredient. I long to have someone taste a dish I have created and wonder, “What IS that flavor?” I like it when you take a completely ordinary dish like mashed potatoes and add an unexpected dash of dry mustard that leaves people wondering. It is food that creates its own dinner conversation–the ultimate compliment. This next Call wants to see your your audience ponder the mysteries of your work. Can you stump them?
Check out this Call for Entries from the Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT) for Secrets and Mysteries. The entry fee at Darkroom is always low ($20), and they will provide free matting & framing if you work in their standard sizes. Take a look…
*Editor’s Note: If you enter, please make sure to let them know that you found the Call on ArtAndArtDeadlines.com. We’ve got a great history with them…including Best of Show!
CALL for ENTRIES:
Secrets and Mysteries
If your audience is standing indefinitely motionless, entranced by the possibilities in your work and in devising an infinitude of scenarios and alternate endings, then you’ve made an image that will inspire gallery visitors with the beauty of ambiguity, mystery and perplexity.
Photographers created images that baffled the viewer as early at the 1860s; Henry Peach Robinson was a pioneer of combination printing, creating the illusory photo montage long before there was Photoshop. Darkroom Gallery wants to see your images that lead the imagination to the edge, encouraging the mind to leap. Multiple exposures, constructions, staged, anything goes, just leave them guessing.
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be at least 18 years old. If younger, you must have a legal guardian make the submission for you.
June 6, 2012
June 12, 2012
JUROR: Opening in Chicago in 1987, the Catherine Edelman Gallery was quick to become one of the Midwest’s leading fine art photography galleries. Director and Owner Catherine Edelman has “a patient eye for artists, tracking their progress [and] representing mature photographers who deliver consistent, quality work, regardless of age or exposure.” Edelman has upheld her original promise to feature prominent Contemporary photographers alongside new and emerging talent, supplying her audience with a refreshing breadth of both subject matter and photographic technique.
Working closely with magazine editors and book publishers, the Catherine Edelman Gallery co-published several monographs and collections, including: Written in Memory: Portraits of the Holocaust, photographs by Jeffrey Wolin (Chronicle Books), Pressure, photographs by Joe Ziolkowski (Pohlmann Press), What Were You Thinking (celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the gallery in association with Paper Mirror Press) and Iron Beauties, a monograph on the work of Chicago photographer Michelle Keim, published by Nazraeli Press.
Catherine Edelman is an executive board member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and President of the Chicago Art Dealers Association. In addition to hosting Saturday Morning educational seminars for her community, Edelman recently opened an online gallery of underrepresented local artists, titled “The Chicago Project.”
AWARDS: All selected entries are exhibited in the gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror’s Choice receives a 20×35″ vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. People’s Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
SALES: Darkroom offers free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of their exhibitions, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs. For commission details, go to the bottom of the Submisssion Rules page!