Archive for May, 2015

Photo Now: Call for Entries

May 20, 2015
Rita Montlack: Text in the City

Rita Montlack: Text in the City

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) announces Photo Now (formerly the annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition) to be held in the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College’s, eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122 www.tri-c.edu/galleryeast

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve has made some exciting changes to its juried photography show which was formerly known as the WROPC.  The event is called Photo Now.  Previously held at the Beachwood Public Library the photography show has been moved to the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College.  The facility is situated on the Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122  ( www.tri-c.edu/galleryeast ) .

 Because this is both a larger facility and dedicated exhibition hall there is NO limitation on the width of the photo being submitted.  I have attached the show prospectus for your review.  Let us know if you have any questions – thank you!

 Submission Information:

The AAWR invites all photographers who currently reside in the USA to submit images using any photographic process (silver gelatin, digital print, alternative process, etc.) Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only two dimensional work is eligible for admission.

 All entries must be submitted online via Smarter Entry at https://client.smarterentry.com/aawr

 Presentation:

All accepted prints must be professionally framed, wired and ready for hanging (Neutral matting only, glass or acrylic where applicable, frames must be in decent condition).

Size limitation for work is 8’ high, no limitation in width, weight 50lb

The AAWR retains the right to refuse any work not presented in a professional manner.

 Eligibility:

The Call for Entries is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

 Entry Fee: is $30 for the first 3 images. Additional images may be submitted at $10 per image. There is no limit on additional images.

 Sales:

AAWR charges a 40% commission on any sales.

 Insurance:

The Insurance of accepted artwork is the sole responsibility of the artist

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Tuesday September 8, 6:30 – 8:00pm.

Awards will be presented in five categories:

Best in Show: $400

Best Black and White: $200

Best Color: $200

People’s Choice: $200

The People’s Choice Award will be based on popular vote taken during the opening reception. Come and vote for your favorite photograph.

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 Calendar:

Submissions open: April 1, 2015

Submission deadline: July 1, 2015

Notification of acceptance:

Artists will be notified of the acceptance of their work the week of August 4, 2014

Delivery of accepted work: Accepted work may be hand delivered or shipped.

Hand delivered work should be delivered directly to Gallery East, located in the Education Center

of Cuyahoga Community College, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122

Parking for delivery is free in LOT H, accessed most easily by the Harvard Rd Entrance

Drop off Dates for Hand Delivery:

Work can be delivered Monday August 24 and Tuesday August 25, between 11:00am and 7:00pm

Pick up Dates:

Wed October 14 and Thursday Oct 15, between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm

Shipped work must be shipped to:

Photo Now c/o AAWR, 1834 E. 123rd St, Cleveland OH 44106

Shipping dates: all shipped work must be received by AAWR between Monday Aug. 17 – Friday Aug. 21, 2015.

Any work received after August 21 will not be considered for exhibition, but will be immediately shipped back to the artist.

Return shipping: AAWR will return accepted work between Monday Oct 19 and Friday Oct 23, 2015

All shipped work must arrive with prepaid return shipping

All shipped work must be packaged properly and the packaging reusable for return shipping. AAWR will not be responsible for any damage that occurs during the packaging and shipping process either to or from AAWR.

All shipped work must be insured by the artist. AAWR will not be responsible for insuring shipped work.

AAWR and Cuyahoga Community College will not be responsible for any hand delivered work left remaining after the closing of the exhibition. Work not picked up will be subjected to storage fees and disposed of at the discretion of the gallery coordinator!

AAWR and Cuyahoga Community College will not be responsible for returning any shipped work that is not prepaid. This work will also be subjected to storage fees and disposed of at the discretion of the gallery coordinator!

 About our judge:

Dr. Unni Pulikkal was introduced to photography in 1998. His Current interests are nature photography with specialisation in photographic documentation of butterflies of the south-western reserves (Western Ghats) of southern India, and contemporary, visual art photography. In the fall of 2014, he founded the first museum of photography in India. He has exhibited all over the world, including; a retrospective collection of work shown in The Industry and Film Museum, Wolfen, Germany from August to September, 2013; two solo and two group exhibitions in Berlin – 2011,2012 & 2013; Exhibition in Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Ohio, USA, 2007; and over 24 venues across India. His work has been published hundreds of times in India and abroad in various journals, magazines, catalogues, websites, calendars, books and dailies. His numerous awards include The Royal Photographic Society of London’s prestigious title ARPS (Associate of RPS) in 2008 and the Government of India’s Ministry of Culture senior fellowship in creative photography for the year 2014 – 2015.

 Terms and Conditions

All entrants to Western Reserve Open Photography Competition, by virtue of their submission, attest that the images submitted are their own work and with no copyright infringement. AAWR will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that may become apparent during the jurying or displaying of any image.

Copyright remains with the photographer. Artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant AAWR the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the exhibition, AAWR programs and subsequent display on the AAWR website of past exhibitions without further contact or compensation from AAWR.

ALL Subject matter must be appropriate for PUBLIC VIEWING.

 Mailing Lists

As a submitter, you grant permission to the AAWR to include your name in future mailings and announcements. We do not sell, rent or share our mailing lists. If you would prefer NOT to be on our mailing list, please notify the AAWR in writing.

Questions? Please contact the AAWR at info@artistsarchives.org and be sure to put in the subject line

your question is for the Photography Competition.

Image Preparation for uploading:

To prepare your images for uploading, please adhere to the following image file specifications:

  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard)

-NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)

  • 72 ppi resolution
  • sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other side width or height proportional
  • layers flattened
  • 8 bit mode
  • JPG format
  • JPG compression at level 7 (medium)
  • Do not use characters other than a period preceding jpg in the file name.

The following characters will lead to image uploading problems: !@#$%^&*()_+

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Heights Arts Call for Artists: Food Art

May 13, 2015

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CALL FOR ARTISTS At Table: Cleveland Culinaria

 Heights Arts is accepting submissions from artists in all media for participation in the upcoming special exhibition At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, which will open in March, 2016 at the Heights Arts Gallery.

Selected artists will be grouped into creative teams with some of Greater Cleveland’s most inspired culinary artists to design and create an innovative tablescape and surrounding environment that addresses the art of food and community.

Click to learn more about this opportunity.

Sally Mann on NPR and NYT

May 13, 2015

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Photographer Sally Mann is fascinated by bodies. In the early 1990s, she became famous — or notorious — for her book Immediate Family, which featured photographs of her young children naked. Critics claimed Mann’s work eroticized the children, but Mann says the photos were misinterpreted.

Listen to an interview with Sally Mann on Fresh Air:  Making Art Out Of Bodies: Sally Mann Reflects On Life And Photography

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In September 1992, I published my third book of photographs, “Immediate Family.” The book contained 60 photographs from a decade-­long series of more than 200 pictures of my children, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, who were about 6, 4 and 1 when I started the project. The photographs show them going about their lives, sometimes without clothing, on our farm tucked into the Virginia hills. For miles in all directions, there was not a breathing soul. When we were on the farm, we were isolated, not just by geography but by the primitive living conditions: no electricity, no running water and, of course, no computer, no phone. Out of a conviction that my lens should remain open to the full scope of their childhood, and with the willing, creative participation of everyone involved, I photographed their triumphs, confusion, harmony and isolation, as well as the hardships that tend to befall children — bruises, vomit, bloody noses, wet beds — all of it.

-Sally Mann

Read Sally Mann’s reflection on Immediate Family: Sally Mann’s Exposure

The original cover story appeared in the magazine on Sept. 27, 1992, and is discussed in an article by Sally Mann in the April 19 issue.

Submit to F-Stop Online Magazine

May 1, 2015

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Submit work to F-Stop Magazine!

Currently seeking submissions for the following issues :

ISSUE #71: Humans vs Nature – June/July
Issue 71 will have the theme of Humans vs. Nature
DEADUNE: May15, 2015

ISSUE #72: Open Theme -August/September
Issue 72 will have an Open Theme
DEADUNE: July 15, 2015

Click for details on how to submit.