Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 2-4 December 2016

Call For Art with a focus on the human element

In an upcoming all media art exhibit titled "Presence II", Framations Art Gallery revisits a theme that focuses on the human element. Framations asks artists to enter work that visually includes people in any way either through portraiture, crowd scene, or though shadow or form. This exhibit will be on display December 9, 2016 - January 12, 2017 and entries will be due to Framations December 2 - 4. There will be an Opening Reception for the exhibit on December 9 from 6-8pm. 

During the time of this exhibit, Framations will be hosting their 6th Annual Food Drive benefiting St. Louis Area Foodbank. Each week, an estimated 57,100 people rely upon the St. Louis Area Foodbank for food assistance. In 2009, the Foodbank distributed over 22 million pounds of food. The numbers are incredible. With tough economic times and the upcoming holidays, simply having adequate meals for yourself and your family means a lot. If you feel so moved, you are encouraged to bring your unopened, non-perishable food items and toiletries to Framations December 2, 2016 -  January 12, 2017.  Donating items for the food drive will earn artists a discount on their entry fee, and will also earn our customers a 15% discount off your total purchase. 

The Juror for this exhibit will be Jamie Adams, an American painter, born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work can be viewed on his website at jamieadamsart.com.  Artists can find the full entry details, including size restrictions, at www.framations.com

Framations is located at 218 North Main Street in St. Charles, MO. For more information visit the website at www.framations.com or call the gallery at 636-724-8313. Framations offers juried exhibit opportunities for artists, as well as solo exhibits.  
    
_Him _n Her_ Acrylic on Paper by Gloria Henderson_ First Place Winner_ Presence _2012_

"Him 'n Her"
Acrylic on Paper
by Gloria Henderson

First Place Winner, Presence (2012

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 14 November 2016




Still Life:
The Ordinary Made
Extraordinary
 
Juror: Kate Breakey
Deadline: November 14, 2016 
Exhibition prints due December 21, 2016 
Gallery exhibition opens January 2, 2017


© Kate Breakey
Still life is a genre that allows the photographer time - to reflect, to organize, to compose, to light the subject as s/he sees fit. Still life allows the photographer to elevate the mundane, or, as Edward Weston put it, "... to photograph a rock, have it look like a rock, but be more than a rock."
For Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary, we encourage fresh eyes brought to still life in all its forms, traditional to surreal.  All capture methods and processes are welcome.
We are honored indeed that Kate Breakey will be the juror for The Ordinary Made Extratordinary. She will select 35 images for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery and another 40 for our Online Gallery. All 75 images will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Alexia Foundation Grants


Photo by 2016 Professional Winner Aaron Vincent Elkaim's Where The River Runs Through

2017 Alexia Grant Call for Entries

The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announced its 2017 Alexia Grant Competition Call for Entries. We will begin accepting applications for our Professional and Student Grants on Jan. 2, 2017.

The Alexia Foundation recognizes photographic bodies of work that may elevate understanding of the human condition, give light to what is not right and celebrate the best of humanity’s spirit.

Deadlines for submissions are:

Professional Grant – Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time

Student Grants – Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.

The Professional Winner will receive a $20,000 grant to assist in the production of the proposed project.

The First Place Student Winner will received tuition for one semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse, NY. As the visual program at Newhouse has continued to grow, we found it better to offer a richer student experience in Syracuse instead of at the SU London program which was the traditional location.

The recipient of the First Place Student Grant may enroll in 9 to 12 credit hours of courses. It does not need to be part of a degree seeking sequence. We think of it as an opportunity to uniquely expand your story telling capabilities.

The First Place Student Winner will also receive a $1000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work and $500 will be awarded to the student’s academic department.

Up to four (4) Award of Excellence Winners will be named, at the judges' discretion. Award of Excellence winners will receive $1500 that may be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University or they may choose to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm one-day workshop, a Momenta Photo Workshop or a Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.

Award of Excellence Winners will also receive a $500 cash grant to help produce her or his proposed picture story or multimedia project.

More information about how to submit your entry is here:



Judging will take place March 24 and 25, 2017 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Winners will be announced on or around April 8, 2017.

The Alexia Foundation, for more than 25 years, has helped visual storytellers give voice to those who go unheard, foster understanding and expose social injustice.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Call for Work


Photographer's Forum Magazine
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There are two ways for your students to enter this year's contest:
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All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

The top 16 winning photos will be published in the May 2017 issue of Photographer's Forum. All contest finalists (top 8% of all entries), will be published in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2017.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 14 November 2016


© Kate Breakey
Still Life:
The Ordinary Made
Extraordinary
 
Juror: Kate Breakey
Deadline: November 14, 2016 
Exhibition prints due December 21, 2016 
Gallery exhibition opens January 2, 2017


© Kate Breakey
Still life is a genre that allows the photographer time - to reflect, to organize, to compose, to light the subject as s/he sees fit. Still life allows the photographer to elevate the mundane, or, as Edward Weston put it, "... to photograph a rock, have it look like a rock, but be more than a rock."
For Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary, we encourage fresh eyes brought to still life in all its forms, traditional to surreal.  All capture methods and processes are welcome.

Juror Kate Breakey will select 35 images for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery and another 40 for our Online Gallery. All 75 images will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Artists Guild: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The St Louis Artists guild Illustrators / PHIL BERWICK TELLS THE MERFERD STORY

Our Guest presenter will be St. Louis artist, Phil Berwick who will spin an amazing story of how he took his cartoon character, Merferd to a whole new level of street action a couple years ago after the Ferguson unrest. Phil has some great tales of making new friends in an old neighborhood with just art as a common denominator.

This event is free and open to the public. There is free parking and lots of new folks to meet! 


Thursday, October 06, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 21 November 2016

CALL FOR ARTWORK EXPLORING THE POWER AND INFLUENCE OF COLOR
AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE


Color can change a viewer's perception of practically anything. It impacts emotion, context, narrative, and one's personal psychological response. Open to all media, Arbitrary Color is a juried exhibition that explores not just the colors in artwork, but the entire color palette used to accentuate the concept of the work. In focusing on one specific element of design, Arbitrary Color challenges the artist in their execution of all principles and elements of art design. All entries are due by Monday, November 21, 2016. Arbitrary Color will open on Friday, January 20, 2017 with an opening reception from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A gallery talk will be given prior to the reception at 5:30pm. Three awards will be given at the opening reception, two $200 juror’s choice awards and a $500 or Going Solo exhibition juror’s choice award. This exhibition closes on Friday, March 3, 2017. Calls for entry are available online at foundryartcentre.org or at the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center in St. Charles, Missouri.

Friday, September 30, 2016

DARTstl: Tuesday, 4 October 2016


St. Louis is coming Tuesday night, Oct 4, 2016 as part of St.Louis Design Week

When: October 4th, from 6-9pm
Where: FK Photo Studio, 2745 Locust Street, 63103
Who: All creative St. Louisans are invited to participate, regardless of photography experience. $5 suggested donation per throw.

How do you see your city?

Throw your dart to pick an intersection.
Become a random tourist in your own city. With a camera.

What influences your perception of this random St. Louis city block? Find a spot of beauty or tragedy; irony or sincerity; and photograph it.

A camera is a powerful tool that gives the photographer a reason to explore topics and places that are unknown. By the mere act of photographing, things that were unknown become captured, understood, and made personal. By experiencing new areas and meeting new St. Louisians, we can see more clearly the hope and promise of our own neighborhoods and our own neighbors. 

This is all St. Louis, and it’s ours.

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1: Come to the event on October 4th and throw your dart to find your intersection
assignment.

Step 2: During the month following the event, visit your location and make a photograph within a one block radius of your intersection assignment. All still photography processes and interpretations of the assignment are valid and welcome.

Step 3: Submit your best photograph for inclusion on our Dart Instagram page (@dartstl).

Monday, September 12, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 30 November 2016



Thursday, September 08, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 5 December 2016

FAMILY
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Exhibit:  February 2-March 4, 2017
 
Entry Deadline: Monday December 5, 2016
 
International Competition for Photographs and Photo-Based Artwork at Umbrella Arts, New York City
 
Conceived and juried by Harvey Stein, Director of Photography, Umbrella Arts; photographer, educator, author, curator
 
We are seeking photographs of FAMILY. Photographs that are a bit unusual and out of the ordinary, not the conventionally nice or cute images that are often seen.  Your photographs can be amusing, interesting, frank and biting.  
 
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines FAMILY as a group of people who are related to each other. This is fine with us but we’d like to expand the definition beyond what we are born into. Let’s include those who we choose to “adopt” as a family, like a close group of friends; a group of people united by certain convictions and a common affiliation, and a group of things related by common characteristics, as the woodwind family of musical instruments, for instance. A group of circus performers, a band of brothers, a theater group, or even the Mafia.

The tone can convey an appreciation of the joys and difficulties experienced by FAMILY in the essentially absurd predicament of getting along and living.  FAMILIES pictured in environments from homes to city streets to the ends of the earth are all being sought.
 
The exhibition is open to all photographers working in color, black & white, film, digital, and beyond, etc.   Any format, any camera, any style is acceptable.
 
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us.
-Gloria Steinem
 
                                                                                              DETAILS
 
ENTRY DEADLINE: December 5, 2016
   
SHOW DATES: February 2-March 4, 2017
 
LOCATION: Umbrella Arts, 317 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003
 
ELIGIBILITY:   The exhibition is open to all photographers, any format, any camera, black & white or color, any style acceptable.  All types of photography-based work may be entered, including digital, iphone, alternative processes, photo collage and montage.  Maximum finished print size is 16”x20”. Maximum frame size is 20”x24”.
 
BOOK PUBLICATION :   A book based on the selected and exhibited images for FAMILY will be published by the gallery and will be for sale during the exhibition. All rights remain with the photographer. 



  FAMILY, Jodphur India ©Harvey Stein 2013
 

JUROR:  HARVEY STEIN
is a professional photographer, educator, lecturer, curator and author of seven photography books: Briefly Seen New York Street Life (2015), Harlem Steet Portraits (2013), Coney Island 40 Years (2011), Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life (2007), Coney Island (1998), Artists Observed (1986), and Parallels: A Look at Twins (1978). Stein’s photographs have been published in dozens of magazines such as The New Yorker, Time, Life, Esquire, and Smithsonian as well as all the major photo magazines. He has had 81 one-person exhibits in the U.S. and Europe, and his photographs are in more than 57 public and private collections around the world. The Bruce Silverstein Gallery, Throckmorton Fine Art and June Bateman Fine Art represent his work. He is a faculty member of the International Center of Photography and conducts his own workshops in Asia, South America and Europe as well as the U.S. He was appointed Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts in 2009. Some of his photography can be seen at www.harveysteinphoto.com


PROCEDURE TO ENTER:
 
·       Click on the PROCEDURE link.
·       Create a user name and password at our Entrythingy page to submit your work to FAMILY
·       Follow the online upload directions
 
Recommended image requirements:      
·       High quality jpegs 72 resolution 
·       RGB or sRGB color profile  (for both B&W and Color)
·       Sized 1000 pixels on the longest dimension
Eliminate watermarks--a MUST
 
FEE:     $40.00 submission fee for 5 images. $5.00 per each additional image up to 10 images will be accepted, payable to Umbrella Arts once online registration is completed. Payment can be made by PayPal, check or money order.
 
NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified by December 14, 2016.  Approximately 40 images will be selected for exhibition.  Notification will be sent by e-mail.
 
ACCEPTED WORK:    A framed, ready to hang, exhibition quality print must be delivered to Umbrella Arts, 317 East 9th Street, New York, New York 10003.
Maximum finished print size is 16”x20”. Maximum frame size is 20”x24”.
No substitutes of accepted work will be allowed.  Exhibited work must be for sale.
 
DELIVERY:    Can be made in person or by mail. By Mail --no later than Saturday, January 28th, 2017. By Hand -- delivered work can be dropped off at Umbrella Arts on Thursday, January 26, Friday January 27, and Saturday January 28th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
 
UMBRELLA ARTS: Mary Ann Fahey and Margaret Bodell joined forces to create the Umbrella Arts gallery and project space, located in the heart of the East Village.  Mary Ann Fahey and Margaret Bodell have introduced many new artists to the New York art world, and worked to expand the traditional notion of an art exhibition by using it as a vehicle for creating community and promoting social change.
 
RECEPTION:    A reception for photographers, friends and press, hosted by Umbrella Arts will be held on Thursday February 2nd. Time:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 
 
COMMISSION:   Umbrella Arts will handle all sales for photographers. Photographers will retain 50% of sales price, and Umbrella Arts will retain 50% of total sale.  The price indicated on the entry form will be considered the retail price of each image. Once the final exhibition print has been dropped off at the gallery, Umbrella Arts will be happy to consult with artists on pricing considerations. 
 
LIABILITY:     Liability of artwork is the responsibility of the participating artist/photographer.  Umbrella Arts, their employees or any agents thereof cannot be held responsible for any liability of the artist.
 

QUESTIONS:    Questions may be directed to us by emailing info@umbrellaarts.com, or by calling Umbrella Arts at:  212.505.7196 during gallery hours: Thurs – Sat, 1-6pm.