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CALL for ENTRIES: Juxtapose

2014 January 27

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I have given up my fruit with mean ban. That’s right–for years, I have had a problem with fruit and meat together.  I tend to prefer fruits a little chilled, and I prefer meat at least room temperature, but preferably warm.  As you might imagine juxtaposing the two only highlighted their differences.  But, I’ve come around.  As I have come to eating local (and organic, when possible) fruit, I am starting to prefer it room temperature. So, now oranges, apples, pears and more are showing up in my curries and stirfrys more and more often.  Juxtaposition is all the rage for this next Call too.   Great theme…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT) for Juxtapose. 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: Please make sure to let them know that you found the Call on I have a soft spot for this gallery, and I want them to know they have our support…

Modern Translation by Juror Kyohei AbeCALL for ENTRIES:

The composition of
two or more elements
within a photograph,
emphasizing either the
similarity or dissemblance
between them.

One of the most effective ways to express ideas photographically is to compare and contrast subjects visually. Placing contrasting elements side-by-side adds interest to a photograph and holds the viewer’s attention. Opposites such as: large and small, light and shadow, happy and sad, smooth and rough, new and old, horizontal and vertical, still and motion. Each one of these examples draws the viewer in, makes them curious about the story, why is that person happy while the other one is sad? How did that cat managed to get in amongst all of those dogs? Why are these two seemingly unrelated objects set in the same frame?

Learn more about the Darkroom Gallery online!Explore complex or simplistic incongruity, opposites and contradictions, layered imagery, and observe the addition and subtraction of context. Counterbalance can marry elements by placing them side-by-side, above or below each other, or layer them in the foreground, middle-ground and background just as slow shutter speeds can show the disparity of moving objects compared to static ones.

Explore the uniqueness
found in apposing
colors, textures, characters
& objects.


Juxtaposition plays a crucial role in creating expression in each of these areas and the photographs’ overall message and allure – so crucial that we feel it deserves an exhibit all it’s own.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA:  Photography

DEADLINE:  March 19, 2014

NOTIFICATION:  March 26, 2014

ENTRY FEE: Up to 4 for $24 US for on-line & $29 by email

Imaginary Scape by Juror KJUROR: Kyohei Abe is Director and Chief Curator at the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography in Detroit, Michigan. The Center offers exhibitions, both online and in its gallery space, as well as lectures, and workshops throughout the year. The mission is to promote contemporary fine art photography and provide a vital cultural resource to our visual community. Abe has been reviewing portfolios at national events including Filter Photo Festival, PhotoNOLA and Photolucida. He has been a juror for for Critical Mass since 2010. Abe is an artist whose works are part of the public collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI, The West Collection, Oak, PA as well as numerous private and corporate collections globally. He also has been an adjunct professor at College for Creative Studies in Detroit since 2005.

Learn more from the Darkroom Gallery!While inspired by a wide range of photography, Abe is most interested in seeing intelligent and coherent work displaying a fresh perspective.

AWARDS: All selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog & gallery exhibition. Juror’s Choice: 30×48″ image banner. People’s Choice – a free future entry.

SALES: Darkroom offers free matting & framing of accepted entries for the duration of the exhibit, subject to standard sizes. For commission details, go to the bottom of the Submissions page!

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the Darkroom Gallery!

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