PHOTOGRAPHY NOW: THE ART OF SEEING
July 14 - August 19, 2017
Photography – “the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (as film or an optical sensor),” is a broad field, and, in the upcoming PHOTOGRAPHY NOW – THE ART OF SEEING juried exhibition, Summit Artspace seeks to explore the range of that field. Regional photographic artists who work with film and use traditional darkroom techniques, those whose images are recorded digitally and processed on a computer, and those who push the boundaries of the medium in new directions, are all invited to enter. The only exception is that instant photography cannot be accepted, due to a concurrent exhibition which focuses on that medium.
Works from traditional to experimental and from representational to abstract are equally welcome, as are images presented on paper, transparency, through projection, or in some other format. What will unify this exhibition is that each selected work will represent the intersection of personal creativity and engagement with some form of photographic technology in order to explore the art of seeing at this moment in time, whether the gaze is turned outward or inward.
Definition of photography courtesy of Merriam Webster
The exhibition is open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark and Portage. Unfortunately, if you do not live in or attend school in one of these counties, we are unable to consider your work.
Deadline for Entry:
Friday, May 12, 2017, by midnight.
ENTRY FEE: $15
Artists may submit one artwork for consideration, and may submit up to three high quality digital images (.jpg, .pdf, .tiff. .png) of the artwork entered.
Jurying will be done via digital image using the Submittable online platform.
The images must accurately represent the work: accepted work must be professionally presented for exhibition in order to be accepted during intake. Improperly wired 2-D work, damaged frames, or improperly mounted 3-D work cannot be accepted (see notes below). Works that do not meet these criteria will not be exhibited.
It is required that artists complete the “artist statement” field on the entry form. This may be consulted during the selection process or when deciding on awards, as well as for publicity and to inform gallery visitors about the artworks in the exhibition.
Size and Weight Limits
Final installation size of 2-D work cannot exceed 6' (72") wide or 7' (84" high).
3-D work must not exceed 39" in diameter, nor may any single component of the work exceed 50 pounds.
Please read the dates in the following timeline carefully and make sure that you can be present, or make arrangements for a representative to be present, as required. Thank you.
May 12, 2017 – Call for Artists concludes at midnight.
May 26, 2017 – Notification of the juror’s decision will be made by midnight.
June 5, 2017 – Contracts will be sent to artists via email by midnight.
June 12, 2017 – Contracts must be returned to Summit Artspace via email (with electronic signature) or regular mail with signature.
July 8, 2017 (Saturday) 9 am-noon – Intake of accepted artwork.
July 10, 2017 (Monday) 4-7 pm – Intake of accepted artwork.
July 14, 2017 (Friday) from 5-8 pm – Opening reception, with awards presentation at 7 pm.
August 10, 2017 (Thursday) from 7-8:30 pm – Panel discussion.
August 21, 2017 (Monday), 10 am-1 pm and 3-7 pm – Pickup of artwork.
Exhibition Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, from 12-7 pm; Saturdays from 12-5 pm, with extended hours during special programming.
Work must be identified (labeled) with the artist's name and contact information when delivered.
Accepted work must be delivered ready to install. 2-D works must be appropriately wired, no saw tooth hangers. Frames must be intact, without chips or cracks. Mounts, bases, and other components of 3-D work must be intact and secure. Work must meet size and weight requirements outlined above. Audio visual equipment must be in proper working order.
Summit Artspace has a limited number of pedestals available, however the artist may need to provide any special display fixtures required.
Suitability of works which must be suspended, hung in windows, are especially heavy, are very large, require a power source, or have other special installation requirements will be determined on an individual basis. Artists may be asked to assist with the installation and de-installation of their work.
Artists are requested to volunteer for one or more shifts as gallery sitters/docents during the exhibition. Summit Artspace Gallery relies on volunteers.
Care will be taken when handling and displaying all artwork, however Summit Artspace waives responsibility for either damage or loss of artwork.