CALL FOR ENTRY Deadline: February 15, 2013
Abstraction March 27 – April 27, 2013
Like any abstract art, abstract photography is an exploration of color, form, movement, or other intangibles that need not be wedded to a recognizable subject. Unlike other mediums, photography was designed to reproduce the world as we see it with technical precision. Abstract photography uses this technological capability to break down our world, revealing it anew in surprising ways. Extreme close-ups, long exposures, and blurred subjects are just some of the ways that photographers chose and manipulate their subjects to express themselves. Such work is limited only by the imagination. For Abstraction, The Kiernan Gallery seeks images that partially or fully obscure the recognizable world.
For this exhibition, juror Matthew Gamber will select up to 23 images for display in the main gallery, and up to an additional 35 to be included in the online gallery. All images will be reproduced in an exhibition catalogue available for purchase. A Jurorâ€™s Choice and Directorâ€™s Choice will also be announced.
All photographic media are encouraged.
About the Juror:
Matthew Gamber is a Bostonâ€“based artist and critic. He has taught at The Art Institute of Boston / Lesley University, Boston College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Savannah College of Art & Design, Massachusetts College of Art & Design and has worked on digital preservation projects for Harvard University and the Boston Public Library. He is a founding editor of Big Red & Shiny, an independent online art magazine for New England. His recent exhibitions include: Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2012, The 2012 deCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2012; Flash Forward 2011 Exhibition, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, CA, 2011; The Sum of All Colors, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, 2011.
We accept only digital submissions. All digital files should be provided as:
Image width not to exceed 1500pixels on the longest side and at least 1024.
Files should be titled as LastName_FirstName_01Title.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the submission form. No non-alpha-numeric characters.
Work that has been previously exhibited in the main gallery is not eligible to appear in subsequent shows.
Work that The Kiernan Gallery deems inappropriate (i.e. pornography) will not be submitted to the juror. When submitting images, bear in mind that The Kiernan Gallery is located in a small town in Virginia.
Email image files and Submission Form to email@example.com.
CD submissions may be mailed, but must be received by the submission deadline. Submission fee may be paid by check included with CD or by PayPal via the Pay Now button. Mail the CD (not DVD) with JPG files and Submission Form to:
The Kiernan Galleryâ€¨
23B West Washington St.â€¨
Lexington, VA 24450
There is a non-refundable fee of $25 for the first 5 images, and $5 for each additional image (up to 10 images total). Credit card or PayPal payments may be made using the Pay Now button. Checks may be mailed to the address above.
International submissions are accepted.
If you have any questions about submitting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists will receive an email confirming their submission when we have received both payment and images.
Artists will receive an email notifying them of accepted work approximately eight days after the submission deadline. The juror will select up to 23 images for display in the main gallery, as well as up to an additional 35 for display in the online gallery. All accepted photographs are eligible for inclusion in a full color exhibition catalogue available for purchase from Blurb Books.
Artists exhibiting at the gallery may offer their work for sale. The Kiernan Gallery does not take a commission on sold works but retains the right to negotiate 20%.
Artists retain full rights to their work. By submitting to The Kiernan Gallery, artists grant the use of selected images for the purpose of marketing the gallery and subsequent display on this website.ï»¿