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2013 May 19

Click to Subscribe to by Email!LATE BLOOMER

I usually love Spring, but I am antsy for Summer already.  I suspect it is because this Spring has been anything but war.  As a result, the farmer’s market is low on early harvested goods.  Sad.  Now I’m just ready to fast forward to summer.  I can taste the garlic and goat cheese stuffed squash flowers as I type.  Yum.  The deadline for this next Call is right around the corner, and they want to see the blooms of which YOU dream.  A beautiful theme…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT) for In Bloom. The entry fee at Darkroom is always low ($24), 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 We’ve got a great history with them…including Best of Show!

Learn more about the In Bloom Exhibit from Darkroom Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
In Bloom


Flower among flowers,
soft bud swooning,
opening her lovely petals,
bursting forth with life.


Blooms gladden all they espy; youthful candor and fragrance abounding! They summon romantic gestures, evoke seasonal rebirth and highlight a raw yet delicate beauty. Show us your most sensual works exploring flower power. Rapturous still life images; the bloom on the vine, the bud in the vase. Floral portraiture ever-nuanced, ever-growing. Humans bloom like flora and fauna; the girl on the cusp of womanhood, a boy breaching the threshold to manhood. Romance us with your interpretations of this tenuous beauty, these arrangements of organic sensuality.

ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be at least 18 years old. If younger, you must have a legal guardian make the submission for you.

Learn more about the Darkroom Gallery online!MEDIA:

May 29, 2013

June 5, 2013

ENTRY FEE: Up to 4 images for $24 US for on-line and $29 for email submission

JUROR: Mark Sink, photographer, curator and teacher, has been and making a living from fine art photography since 1978. He is well known for his imagery made with the toy plastic camera the Diana. Currently, also a reverse technology, he is producing collodion wet plate photographs. His personal work is in numerous museum collections as well as gallery solo and group shows in the US, South America and Europe. He is currently represented by G. Ray Hawkins in CA. Robin Rice in NY, Paul Cava in Philadelphia, Rule Gallery in Denver. As a photographer of fine art he worked with and documented noted artists lives and their work such as Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat and Rene Ricard.

Kristen Hatgi was born in Denver Colorado on the 24th of December 1984. At the age of twelve she borrowed her dad’s camera to create staged situations in her room. At sixteen she took a photography class at her high school and was thereafter committed to the medium. Her love for art and photography carried her to Boston where she spent five years studying at the Art Institute of Boston.

Learn more about the In Bloom Exhibit from Darkroom Gallery!Kristen graduated with a bachelor in Fine Arts in May of 2008. Kristen lives in Denver where she collaborates with her husband Mark Sink creating wet plate collodion photographs. She also works as a commercial photographer, and designer and has exhibited her photography in NYC, Boston, DC, and Denver.

AWARDS: All selected entries are exhibited in the Darkroom Gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror’s Choice receives a 30×48″ 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 Submission Rules page!

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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