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$15.00 USD

Motion // Emotion

Juried Photography Exhibition
Summit Artspace on E. Market - Three G Gallery
April 10 - May 9, 2020

Motion and emotion are two concepts that affect our everyday lives: we are constantly moving and are constantly feeling. Motion is a wide-ranging idea, referring to, perhaps, ways to get from Point A to Point B, the toss of a ball, or the inevitable passing of time. Motion could remind you of a childhood memory spent swinging on the playground, the rotation of the Earth around the Sun, the busyness of the holiday season, or tree branches moving in the wind. Regardless of what it looks like to you, it is undeniable that we live in a universe of unending motion.

While motion is often external, emotion manifests itself internally. Emotion is a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Examples range from excitement to sorrow, embarrassment to fear, anger to surprise. Emotions can lead us to make decisions and make change, and allow us to form deep relationships.

For this exhibition, photographers are asked to respond to either of these universal ideas, motion or emotion. You are encouraged to think critically about these concepts and respond in a way that reflects your interpretation. In addition to your photographs, we ask that you please include which concept you are embodying and how in your artist statement.

 “I think that emotional content is an image’s most important element, regardless of the photographic technique." - Anne Geddes  

Deadline: Monday, March 9, Midnight

Entry fee: $15

Media: Photography 

Juror: Tim Fitzwater

Notification of Entry: Monday, March 23, Midnight

Drop Off: Monday, April 6 (10am-2pm and 4pm-7pm)

Reception: Friday, April 10, 5-8pm (Awards Announced at 6:30pm)

Pick Up: Monday, May 11 (10am-2pm and 4pm-7pm) 

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark, Wayne and Portage  Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Artwork must be completed upon submission.   
Jurying will be done via digital image. 

Jurying will be done via digital image. Artists may submit one piece of artwork per submission and up to three separate submissions for consideration. Artists may submit up to three high quality digital images (.jpg, .pdf, .tiff. .png) of each artwork entered (to show framing and/or cropped to show more detail). The images must accurately represent the finished work and accepted work must be professionally presented for exhibition (see notes below). Artist's name cannot be in the file name of digital images.  Submissions that include the artist’s name will be disqualified.  

Please note changes to this section: Notes: Size and Weight Limits: 

  • Final installation size of 2-D work cannot exceed 4' (48") 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.
  • All wall mounted artwork must be wired with appropriate hardware for weight of piece, no saw tooth hangers
  • Screws are not used for any installation
  • All work must be identified (labelled) with the artist name and contact information when delivered.

Summit Artspace has a limited number of pedestals available. The artist may be required to provide a special display fixture appropriate for the installation. Please note all display fixtures are subject to Summit Artspace approval.  Triptychs and diptychs that are hung as multiple pieces will not be accepted. If submitting a triptych or diptych it must be: clearly labeled as so in the “Special Installation Requirements” section of the submission form, prepared as one piece of artwork with one wire, listed with one title, price, and artist statement, as well as fit within the size restrictions above. Suitability of works which must be suspended, require a power source, are between 35-50 pounds, are close to the size limitations or have other special installation requirements will be determined on an individual basis. Professional installation will be provided by Summit Artspace. Care will be taken when handling and displaying all artwork; however Summit Artspace waives responsibility for either damage or loss of artwork.  If accepted you will be expected to gallery sit at least one shift (2-5 hours during gallery hours).  Upon entering you will be emailed future call for art opportunities at Summit Artspace.   

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