THE SECRET LIFE OF COLOR
GUEST CURATOR: ELLEN CAREY
FREE ENTRY FOR NEW MEMBERS
Entry Deadline: Sept 15th, 2021
Notice of Acceptance: Sept 23rd, 2021
Exhibition Dates: Oct 16th - Oct 30th, 2021
Theme: The Secret Life Of Color | Guest Curator: Ellen Carey
Color is said to be three-dimensional because of its three unique aspects. When you seek to define a specific color, there are three properties to consider; Hue, Value, and Saturation. These properties are the building blocks of the poetic and symbolic signification of color in creative photographic expression.
Color is a powerful tool in composing a poetic visual statement, and is highly descriptive in developing the imaginative capabilities of the mind’s eye. Certain colors carry a symbolic weight to them that when used in visual arts evokes certain moods, thoughts, ideas, and concepts, merely by their presence. Color creates different emotions and feelings. These reactions are rooted in psychological effects, biological conditioning and cultural imprinting.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores these implications of color as a central device in the creation of compelling photographic art. All genres, capture types, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Guest Curator | Ellen Carey
Ellen Carey lives, teaches and works in Connecticut, after many years in New York (1979-1995), where she was born (1952). Ellen Carey is an educator, independent scholar, guest curator, photographer and lens-based artist. Her unique experimental work (1974-2021) spans several decades highlighted in 70 one-person exhibitions, several hundred group ones (1974-2022), publishing essays under Pictus & Writ (2008-2021) in tandem with multiple books, exhibition catalogues, lectures and interviews, plus reviews and grants. Ellen Carey named one of 100 top women photographers worldwide by The Royal Photographic Society. She emphasizes drawing with light, photography’s indexical; light with color, underscored in process and approach, is her performative record: a visual all - or - nothing; zero. Her website is: www.ellencareyphotography.com
At least 24 images will be selected by the curator for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. Photographers will be notified of their selection eight 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.
At least 24 images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. One Curator’s Choice and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Curator’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book.
$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/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_by_FirstName_LastName. Example: MyPhoto_by_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 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.