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International Juried Photography Exhibition

WATER ~ SKY

Entry deadline: June 16, 2024, 11:59PM CST
Notice of acceptance: June 23, 2024, 4PM CST
Exhibition dates: July 20 – Aug. 17, 2024

Water, sky, and the liminal space between them are, by definition, poetic and symbolic. There exist infinite iterations of the qualities of water and sky: water may be fluid, frozen, rippling, reflective, tranquil, turbulent, crystal-clear, submerged, or flowing. The sky may be celestial, atmospheric, airy, cloud-covered, ethereal, canopied, or infinite. The colors of water and sky span the spectrum from warm to cool; reflective silver, dark indigo, cerulean, cyan, azure, to crimson and blazing gold. Black & white photography features the fundamental nature of water and sky by emphasizing their form, texture, and contrast while stripping away the elements of color.

From ice to ether, oceans to puddles, starry nights to clouds reflected in glass—Praxis Gallery seeks photographic artwork that explores the ideas of water and sky in their myriad forms. All genres, capture types, black & white, and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic, and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Curators: Praxis Directors

Program Director Ross Anderson is an award-winning fine art photographer and filmmaker. Gallery and Installation Director Jonathan Pavlica is the Praxis print & color artist, photo editor, and installationist. Communications Director Jenni Undis is a letterpress printer and freelance creative consultant.

Acceptance

Up to 38 images will be selected by the curators 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.

Awards

Up to 38 images will be selected by the curators for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. One Directors' Choice and five Honorable Mentions will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, 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.

Submission Fees

$35.00 for submitting up to five images, $5.00 for each additional image (up to ten total images per open call). Payment is accepted by credit/debit card through our secure online submission site. The entry fee for submissions is non-refundable. 

 

Praxis Members receive 10 images for the price of 5 images. To learn more about Praxis Membership Benefits, go to https://www.praxisphotocenter.org/memberships

 

In addition to keeping our entry fees low for all artists, Praxis also has a limited number of free entries for artists experiencing financial hardships. Email info@praxisgallery.com for more information.

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 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. Must include Artists Name and Exhibition the image is included in.

 

(b) For the convenience of the artist Praxis Gallery will print photographers hi-res files for a $37.00 fee. Price includes printing, matting, framing and installation. 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 Epson Premium Luster Fine Art Photo Paper. 

Exhibition Frame & Print Size

Praxis features museum quality 22x22-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) 11.8"x15" (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.

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 will be included wherever the photographs are displayed.

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