A Juried International Photography Exhibition
EMPTY PLACES : ABANDONED SPACES
Entry Deadline: November 30th, 2019
Notice of Acceptance: December 12th, 2019
Exhibition Dates: Jan 24th, 2020 - Feb 18th, 2020
Juror | Lance Keimig
Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask— Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? What happened to them in these spaces?
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space - where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Lance Keimig has been photographing abandoned space, architecture and night for nearly 30 years. He has taught night photography and light painting since 1998 at venues including the New England School of Photography, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Houston Center for Photography, Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, and the School of Visual Art in New York. He has published numerous books. He teaches workshops around the country and leads night photography tours to places like Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, and Cuba. Keimig lectures at the Photo Plus Expo in New York, and was a featured speaker and workshop instructor at Estudio Brasil in Saõ Paulo, Brazil.
Juror | Lance Keimig
Forty-two 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.
Forty-two images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice award, three Honorable Mentions and a Directors Choice award will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog and the online show gallery. Award winners will receive a free show catalog. Juror’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice. Directors Choice will receive free entry into two juried calls for entry of their choice.
The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first 5 images, $5.00 for each additional image. Payment is accepted through our secure online submission site. Payments may be made by credit or debit card. The entry fee for submissions is non-refundable.
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) FileName. Name image file as follows: ImageTitle_by_FirstName_LastName. Example: MyPhoto_by_Amy_Johnson.jpg [when you upload your file you’ll be asked for your image title only].
(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. Original art must be shipped with return postage and packaging.
(b) Praxis Gallery will print photographer's hi-res files for a $35.00 fee. We will ship unsold images back to artists in the continental United States at the conclusion of the exhibit (postage included in $35 print fee). We will calculate additional postage fees for international entrants at the conclusion of the exhibit. Selected photographers will receive instructions on shipping and 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 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 and reproduce submitted photographs for the purpose of promoting 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.