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CALL for ENTRIES: Grayscale

2013 September 6

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There are a lot of reasons not to eat fried foods on a regular basis.  You’ve heard most of them: blood pressure, heart disease, vitamin deficiency.  Blah, blah, blah. You already know all of the logical reasons.  So, let me proffer that fried food is the culinary equivalent of institutional gray.  Do you really enjoy a plate of brown and beige food that all basically tastes beige?  I hate to misappropriate the Skittles slogan, but taste the rainbow people.  This next Call is the best reason to appreciate gray, but walk away from the beige, folks…

Check out this Call for Entries for Grayscale from the Kiernan Gallery (Lexington, Virginia). The entry fee is very reasonable, and the theme is a classic. Take a look…

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Learn more about the Kiernan Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:


The world is a colorful place. Despite this, photographers often choose to excise color from the world they capture. Artists working in black and white eliminate the complexities of color to accentuate form, composition, and lighting. The world desaturated is in some ways made more vivid. For Grayscale, The Kiernan gallery seeks photographs of any subject matter that use and celebrate the vibrancy of monochrome.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

Work by Juror Blue Mitchell!MEDIA:  Photography:  Alternative processes, digital, traditional, and toned images are all eligible.

September 19, 2013

Approx. 8 days later

5 for $25, each add’l $5

JUROR:  Blue Mitchell is the Founding Editor of Diffusion: Unconventional Photography, an independent, reader and contributor supported annual that highlights and celebrates unconventional photographic processes and photo related artwork. In addition to organizing and curating physical exhibitions around the country, Mitchell curates Plates to Pixels, an online photographic gallery that bridges the gap between antiquated photographic processes and new digital media. He is a fine art photographer, educator, and graphic designer currently serving on the Board of Directors for Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon. Mitchell also teaches classes at the Oregon College of Arts and Craft’s studio school.

Learn more from The Kiernan Gallery!AWARDS: All images will be reproduced in an exhibition catalogue available for purchase.  A Juror’s Choice and Director’s Choice will also be announced and both winners will receive a free copy of the catalogue.

SALES: Kiernan Gallery no longer takes commission on sold works. But, they DO still have incentive to sell your work. The Kiernan Gallery was founded by an emerging artist, and recognizes the importance of selling work; they believe that if artists are paying a submission fee, the gallery should not also take a portion of the sale. They do reserve the right to negotiate 20% in order to make a sale.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Read the full call from The Kiernan Gallery website!

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