CALL FOR ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS: "artSPARK Film and Analog Photography Exhibition"
artSPARK 2013 is accepting photography submissions between now and the deadline for consideration to be selected for a film and analog photography exhibition. The exhibition is open to all US-based photographers who produce work using film or analog printing techniques.
Eligible entries would include but are not limited to:
- Prints made in the darkroom or printed from a digital negative from images originally created using 35mm, medium and large format film and cameras. Don’t forget Plastic cameras such as Holgas, Dianas and LOMO, pinholes and even handcrafted or modified cameras.
- Instant film images from Polaroid, Fuji instant and Impossible Project stocks, including emulsion transfers, manipulations and lifts;
- Wet plate or tintype collodion prints;
- Alternative printing of film or digital negatives such as salt prints, palladium, cyanotypes, etc.
THEME – The theme for the show is Vintage. Vintage images, vintage cameras and techniques or vintage subject matter. We want you to interpret this in any way that works for you. We are looking forward to seeing your interpretations of the theme.
If you have questions about the eligibility of your submission, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFFICIAL RULES & SPECIFICATIONS FOR “Film and Analog Photography Exhibition” CALL FOR ARTISTS
ENTRY GUIDELINES AND FEES official entries are made here through our Automated Entry System . the fees are $10 for up to three images.
DEADLINE Entries are accepted starting on June 1st, 2013 and ending on July 31st, 2013
JURORS AND PRIZES
We are proud to announce that the jurors for this show are the founders of the Rebirth Retreat! Rebirth is an annual photography retreat that encourages attendees to explore numerous photographic techniques and mediums and to broaden their perspective by slowing down and expanding their visual arsenal. Find out more about rebirth here.
Sarah Hodzic – In 2008 Sarah found her way back to shooting film after shooting primarily with digital cameras for her photography business. Sarah has been shooting with Holga cameras for 5 years now and in her words, "The Holga has opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking through the lens and creating images. There is a freedom in holding a plastic camera that is known for its unpredictable images… there is no right or wrong, just a space where imagination can run free, and that’s the space where art happens." Sarah's love of the Holga is not unrequited: the camera has loved her back in its own way. Sarah's work with the Holga has appeared online with Toycamera, PhotomediaCenter, LightLeaks Magazine, and ErieTimes-News SHOWCASE, along with the recently published toy camera book, ToyCam by The Toy Camera Book Team. In 2010, Sarah had a solo show in LA at the Petter Fetterman Gallery showcasing her images from her trip to Jacmel, Haiti, the proceeds of which were donated to benefit the children in the surrounding township.
Chris Williams – Born in Spain and moved to New Orleans 17 years ago, Chris, a muscian and photographer, was smitten. A 3rd World city inside the USA that was all about art,food,and music! Everywhere you walk you have the smells of great food, sounds of local music, and the city is covered in art from the slate sidewalks to the weathered rooftops. Amazing. For a guy that loves music, this was the perfect place. Eventually Chris started photographing wherever he went, kept a camera on him all the time. “The people. The buildings. The texture. The culture. There is a rhythm to this city. And for someone who had spent his life create rhythms, I began to realize that my camera was acting quite similarly to my drums. Photography. Music. It’s all art. It’s all passion. And I decided a long time ago, that I wanted my life to be filled with both.”
Will Jacks – After a short-lived tenure as a junior high school teacher and coach and a flirtation with filmmaking, Will Jacks finally settled in on a career as a photographer. Eager to begin a career as a photographer, he left Journalism graduate school in 1996, even though he was only a few hours shy of receiving his degree. His business has grown to serve a diverse clientele of commercial and editorial clients throughout the southeast, and his personal work is represented in several galleries in the region. In addition, his documentary work of the Mississippi Delta region is a prominent part of the Viking Range permanent archives.
Will is also active in the photographic and arts communities, serving as a past executive board member for the Delta Arts Alliance, a past governor-appointed board member of the Mississippi Blues Commission, and as a judge for the ShootQ Grant, among others. He also owns and operates a small photography gallery focusing on imagery from the Mississippi Delta, and just this spring has re-enrolled at the University of Mississippi in order to finally complete his Master’s Degree.
The jurors will be awarding first, second and third place prizes along with honorable mentions.
ARTWORK SUBMISSION SPECIFICATION
- Submissions and entry fees must be delivered electronically through our automated entry system.
- Entry image files for evaluation should be either PDF or JPEG (72 dpi, minimum 750 pixels on the long edge maximum 1200 pixels on the long edge.
- Submissions must be original and the submitters must hold the copyright to the image.
- Works must be delivered to 4902 Brookhaven Dr, Raleigh NC 27612 by September 9th, 2013
- Release forms are also needed for "subjects," where applicable, whether public or private citizens.
- Artwork that is shipped to the event and is to sent back requires sufficient return postage to be included.
- All artwork must be ready to hang with an indication of the desired orientation, if it is not immediately apparent.
- artSPARK reserves the right to display the images on the website and for use in future promotional materials related to artSPARK and SPARKcon.
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