CALL FOR ARTISTS
“Reality & Perception: Photography at a Crossroad.”
In the early 50’s Berenice Abbott wrote an impassioned essay: Photography at the Crossroads. In it she argued strongly for the beauty of photography as a realistic medium, in contrast to the Pictorialism of the early part of the century, or the Surrealism of Man Ray. Today we are at another crossroad in photography, one complicated by manipulated imagery, imaginary pictures, the use and misuse of photographic propaganda and huge changes in image capture technology. Photographers are invited to submit work from their own practice that speaks to these issues for the 10th annual juried exhibit of photographically based work to be held at Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY, Jan. 31st to Feb. 24th, 2019. Reception: Sunday, Feb. 3rd 2-5 pm.
Eligible Work: Artists from across the U.S. are invited to submit photographs in any technique. All work must be photographically based.
Specifications: All work must be suitably framed. Maximum framed size may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. Accepted pieces must be wired for hanging. The gallery reserves the right to reject poorly presented pieces.
Jurors: Craig J. Barberhas been photographing for over 40 years. He works with antiquarian processes while exploring our ever-changing cultural landscape. For over 20 years he has photographed in Viet Nam, Havana, and the Catskill Mountains. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Latin America and is in several collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Brooklyn Art Museum; the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, among others. He has received grants from The Seattle Arts Commission, the Polaroid Corporation and New York Foundation for the Arts.
Alexandra Grant is Director of Chase Contemporary, a gallery and artist project space with two locations in Chelsea’s fine art district in NYC. Chase exhibits both established blue chip and acclaimed younger artists to create a dynamic program that is diverse and exceptional in its in vision. Grant holds a certificate in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, graduated from Rutgers Law with a focus on intellectual property law, and holds a BA in both Art History and English Literature. Her curatorial career began with Women Photographers at Lehigh University Art Galleries.
Deadline for Entries, Friday Dec. 21, 2018 All entries must be made via Submittable.
Entry Fee: Minimum entry of 2 pieces $35; each additional entry $5 up to a maximum of 6 pieces ($55) The juror may select one, several, all, or none of your submissions. All pieces must be for sale. The gallery will retain a 30% commission on all sales.
Deadline for Entries, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. All entries must be made via Submittable.
Monday, January 28th 10 a.m. to 2 pm: Delivery of artwork to gallery
Thursday, Jan. 31st: Opening of exhibition
Sunday, February 3rd, Opening reception – 2 to 5 pm
Sunday, Feb 24th, Last day of exhibition
Monday, Feb. 25th Local Artists pick up work