CALL for ENTRIES: The Unreal
I just returned from my local apple orchard which also serves as a farmer’s market. I bought what you would expect: peaches, apples, tomatoes. But I also came home with patty pan squash. Some folks call them custard squash, and that should tell you how decadent they taste–out of this world, surreal, defying all logic. I have to admit that the fact that they are shaped like flying saucers doesn’t hurt their appeal either. This next Call is looking for your view of the unreal. Investigate further…
Check out this Call for Entries for The Unreal from the Kiernan Gallery (Lexington, Virginia). The entry is very reasonable, and the juror is well-documented. Take a look…
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CALL for ENTRIES:
Our dreams combine the ordinary and the seemingly nonsensical, where rules of physics and logic do not apply. Artists exploring this realm depict remembered fantasies or create new ones from their waking imaginations. Their work is a distortion of reality, making everyday objects and environments alien and magical. In photography, optical illusions and modern digital tools have allowed artists to create new visual worlds that blur the line between the real and fantastic. For The Unreal, The Kiernan Gallery seeks images that explore the surreal and otherworldly.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists
MEDIA: All photographic media are encouraged.
DEADLINE: September 18, 2012
NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified of accepted work via email approximately eight days after the submission deadline.
ENTRY FEE: 5 for $25, each add’l $5
JUROR: Ken Rosenthal received a BA in still photography from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. His work is represented by KLOMPCHING Gallery, Etherton Gallery, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, and De Santos Gallery. Rosenthal’s photographs are in many public and private collections internationally including but not limited to Southwest and Mexican Photography Collection, which recently established a major collection of his work.
Since 2002 his work has been featured in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions internationally. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Centro Cultural Recoleta, El Cabildo de la Ciudad de Cordoba, Espacio Foto, Etherton Gallery, Wall Space Gallery, De Santos Gallery, and KLOMPCHING Gallery. Rosenthal’s first monograph, Ken Rosenthal: Photographs 2001-2009 was released in 2011.
AWARDS: For this exhibition, juror Ken Rosenthal will select up to 30 images for display in the main gallery, and up to an additional 40 to be included in the online gallery. All images will be reproduced in an exhibition catalogue available for purchase. A Juror’s Choice and Director’s Choice will also be announced.
SALES: Artists exhibiting at the gallery may offer their work for sale. The Kiernan Gallery retains 30% of the sale price as commission.