CALL for ENTRIES: Objects of Wonder
Black foods are not abundant, and honestly, most of them aren’t really black anyway. They are usually a dark, purplish hue, but I digress. Not surprisingly, I have a favorite amongst them. Sticky black rice with Thai custard. If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear it is spiked with sedatives. One bite and my spine is jelly. This next Call requires more than a spine of jelly, but black certainly plays a role. Take a look…
Check out this Call for Entries from the Black Box Gallery (Portland, Oregon) for Still Life: Objects of Wonder. The fee is reasonable, and the juror has great curatorial vision. Don’t miss this opportunity!
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CALL for ENTRIES:
Objects of Wonder
Still life photography is the depiction of inanimate subject matter, most typically a small grouping of objects. Still life photography more so than other types of photography gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition. Often still life photography is based on Dutch still life painting from the 17th century.
Still life photography is a demanding art, one in which the photographers are expected to be able to form their work with a refined sense of lighting, coupled with superb compositional skills. The still life photographer makes pictures rather than takes them. So what is contemporary still life photography?
DEADLINE: June 5, 2012
NOTIFICATION: 7-10 days after the deadline
ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 5 photos
*Black Box will provide all framing, matting and printing for our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff file for our gallery to print for the exhibition. Black Box covers all printing and framing costs. Other arrangements can be accommodated, if artist wants to send in a print.
JUROR: Todd Johnson is the Director of Black Box Gallery. He earned his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been exhibited nationally in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, San Francisco and Portland Oregon. His work has been written about and reviewed in The Washington Post, The Oregonian, and online in Portland Art News. He has worked for The Portland Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Reed College and Portland Community College. He has been an active photographer, educator and curator for over twenty years.
SALES: Black Box Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales, 50% goes to the photographer. If artist prefers the print does not have to be for sale. Print will be for exhibition and promotion only.