International Juried Small Group Exhibit
Six Artists • Six Short Stories
Entry Deadline: Dec 15th, 2020
Notice of Acceptance: Jan 1st, 2021
Exhibition Dates: Jan 16th - 30th, 2021
Jury Panel: Praxis Directors
Praxis Gallery is inaugurating a triennial, small group exhibition featuring narrative based collections of photographic art limited to six artists with four images each. The title of the show, Anthologies, is derived from Greek meaning “to gather, or collect”. In this precise sense Praxis Gallery seeks to explore the manner in which photographic artists gather and organize images into collections - thereby creating meaning. However, this is not an exercise in sequencing images or linear chronologies; it is more of an interpretive exploration of the interdependence of each image vis a vis the collective meaning of the group of images as a whole - inviting the viewer to introduce their own subjectivities, searching for meaning out of collected images that may seem meandering, anfractuous and excursionary – as much as they may also seem explicit and absolute in substance.
These stories may take any shape or form; they may be documentary, drama, fantasy, myth, literal or ephemeral, poetic or political - just to name a few iterations of the theme. All themes, genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Elizabeth Flinsch: Praxis Development Director
Sarah Weiss: Praxis Project Director
Jonathan Pavlica: Praxis Production Director
Ross Anderson: Praxis Executive Director
Jury Panel | Praxis Directors
Six artists will be selected to exhibit four images each at Praxis Gallery’s “Anthologies” small group show. Photographers will be notified of their selection January 1st, 2021. Instructions for shipping art or online submission of hi-res artwork for print for exhibit will be included in the email acceptance notification. Accepted photographs will be posted on the Praxis website exhibition page at that time. All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
Six photographers will be selected by the jury panel for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Directors Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed exhibit book, and the online exhibit gallery. Directors Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book.
$30.00 for 1 submission set of 4 images. $20.00 for a second set of 4 images. Praxis Members receive 2 image sets for the price of 1 image set. Payment is accepted by Credit / Debit Card through our secure online submission site. The entry fee for submissions is non-refundable. Receive Praxis Member Benefits. Learn more here: https://www.praxisphotocenter.org/support
Image Submission Formatting
Submissions are accepted as digital files through our online submission form. Please prepare your files as follows:
(a) File Format. Images must be saved and submitted as Jpegs.
(b) Image Size. Images must be 72 dpi. Image must be 1920 pixels or less on longest side. Images must be 8MB or less.
(c) File Name. Name image file as follows: ImageTitle_FirstName_LastName. Example: MyPhoto_Amy_Johnson.jpg. (d) Please contact us with any digital formatting questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibit Artwork Submission & Printing for Selected Artists
Praxis Gallery offers two options for selected artists to submit photographs for exhibition:
(a) Praxis Gallery accepts original artwork that fits one of our four precut matte sizes. We do not accept framed artwork. Praxis will matte and frame artists original prints. Original art must be shipped with return postage and packaging.
(b) Praxis Gallery will print photographers hi-res files for a $35.00 fee. Photographers will receive instructions for uploading hi-res files to our secure Dropbox site. Praxis print technicians have over 50 years of custom fine art printing experience. Images will be printed on our state-of-the-art Canon 44 inch Pro-4000 printer on Premier brand archival fine art photography paper.
Exhibition Frame & Print Size
Praxis features museum quality 22” x 22” inch black frames. Selected photographers will be asked to choose from one of our four standard precut white mattes: (a) 11”x11” (b) 10”x15” (c) 11.8x15 (d) 8”x15". We will adjust the digitally submitted final hi-res images size (never crop) for best presentation in the mattes. Selected photographers will receive instructions with their acceptance notice on shipping their image or on sizing and submitting their high-res digital image files for printing for exhibition in the show. Sample frame and matte • HERE •
Sales & Archive
Photographers who have designated that their exhibition prints are for sale to the public will be contacted promptly regarding any purchase enquires of their artwork. Praxis Gallery will take a 40% commission of any sales. All exhibition prints will be returned to the artists. All selected submissions will be maintained at the Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center’s online gallery archives.
Copy Right & Usage Rights
Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Praxis Gallery the nonexclusive right to use, print, and reproduce submitted digital files for the purpose of the exhibition, promoting the artist, promoting related programs and subsequent display on Praxis Gallery's website, social media and online exhibition archives. The artist's name and photo title will be included wherever the photographs are displayed.