A Juried International Photography Exhibition

OPEN THEME

FREE ENTRY FOR NEW MEMBERS

Entry Deadline: June 30TH, 2022
Notice of Acceptance: July 12TH, 2022
Exhibition Dates: August 27TH - Sept 10TH, 2022
Theme: Open Theme | Juror: Ann Jastrab

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting… It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

- Elliott Erwitt -

 

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art of any genre and any subject matter that represents the artist’s endeavor to reveal through the photographic process a personal declaration of visual significance - be it a celebration of pure aesthetic formalism, of humor or conflict - of fiction or fact - or any other literal or ephemeral lens based investigation. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.​​​

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Juror | Ann Jastrab

Ann Jastrab, Executive Director for The Center for Photographic Art, is a champion of photographic artists. After earning her MFA in photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1995, she joined the resident faculty at the Maine Photographic Workshops and taught there for nearly a decade in both their year-round program and their intensive summer workshops. Prior to taking the position of executive director of CPA, she curated many exhibitions for RayKo during her tenure as gallery director - while also jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. She has served on numerous boards and fundraising committees and has been thrilled to bring her talents, passion, and leadership skills to The Center for Photographic Arts. Besides being a curator and an educator, Ann is a writer and editor and she is also a fine art photographer who still carries around a wooden view camera…and a metal one too.

Acceptance

Up to seventy-four images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. Photographers will be notified of their selection twelve days after the deadline. 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. Submitted images may not have been exhibited at Praxis Gallery within the past year.

Awards

Up to seventy-four images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice, three Honorable Mentions, and a Directors Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Juror’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book. Directors Choice will receive free entry into two juried calls for entry of their choice.

Submission Fees

$35.00 for submission set of 5 images. $5.00 for each additional image. Praxis Members receive 10 images for the price of 5 images.  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/memberships

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 ppi. 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_by_FirstName_LastName. Example: MyPhoto_by_Amy_Johnson.jpg. (d) Please contact us with any digital formatting questions at info@praxisgallery.com

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 50% commission of any sales. All selected submissions will be maintained at the Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center’s online gallery archives.  Artists have the option (but are not obligated) to donate prints that do not sell during the exhibition to Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center for fundraising purposes. 

Copyright & 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.

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