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Call for Entries: An International Exhibit of Alternative Process Photography, Lightbox Photo

August 3, 2014

An International Exhibit of Alternative Process Photography

September 13 – October 7, 2014

Juried by S. Gayle Stevens.

Deadline for Submissions is August 3rd, 2014

This Exhibit will be part of the 2014 NorthWest Symposium for Alternative Process Photography hosted by LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon from September 12 -14th, 2014. We are honored to have S. Gayle Stevens, photographic educator and one of the nations’ finest alternative process photographic artists, as juror for this Exhibit.

Photographic art is thriving with creativity with the use of historical and alternative processes. In “Altered Views” we are looking for artists who push the boundaries of alternative processes, with the innovative use of antiquarian processes, not imitations of early practitioners. We would like to see contemporary use of these processes, what would the early practitioners be doing today? We are looking to present the finest works, considering technique and creativity, from photographers using the Alternative Processes. With this exhibit we wish to expose the viewers to work created with a variety of photographic processes. Processes including Platinum/Palladium, Cyanotype, Vandyke, Daguerreotype, Saltprint, Wet Plate Collodion, Dryplate , Ambrotype, Kallitype, Calotype, Gum Bichromate, Lith, Albumen prints are desired, to name a few. Silver gelatin prints are not considered an alternative process for this exhibit. Original works done in an alternative process are required for the exhibit. No digital reproductions of original alternative process work will be considered.

S. Gayle Stevens has worked in antiquarian photographic processes for over fifteen years. Her chosen medium is wet plate collodion for its fluidity and individuality. She exhibits extensively across the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and China. Ms. Stevens received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She is an educator, speaker, juror, curator and an active member of the photographic community. Named one of the Critical Mass Top Fifty Photographers for 2010, she received second place in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards in 2011 and was named a finalist for the Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2012.

Guidelines
Eligibility
In “Altered Views” we are looking for artists who push the boundaries of alternative processes, with the innovative use of antiquarian processes, not imitations of early practitioners. We would like to see contemporary use of these processes, what would the early practitioners be doing today? We are looking to present the finest works, considering technique and creativity, from photographers using the Alternative Processes. With this exhibit we wish to expose the viewers to work created with a variety of photographic processes. Processes including Platinum/Palladium, Cyanotype, Vandyke, Daguerreotype, Saltprint, Wet Plate Collodion, Dryplate , Ambrotype, Kallitype, Calotype, Gum Bichromate, Lith, Albumen prints are desired, to name a few. Silver gelatin prints are not considered an alternative process for this exhibit. Original works done in an alternative process are required for the exhibit. No digital reproductions of original alternative process work will be considered.

Requirement for Submission
Please submit jpgs that accurately represent the work, a word doc with an artist statement (Optional) discussing the creative and technical aspects of your work and your filled out entry form to submissions@lightbox-photographic.com

Jpg. files must be titled with last name, first name and image title (Sample: DoeJoe-Title).

Please submit jpegs with a resolution of at least 1000 pixels in the long dimension.

You may send your entry to LightBox on a CD with your jpgs, word file and entry form pdf.

CD’s used for submissions will not be returned.

Entry Fee
There is an entry fee of $25 for up to 3 images, and $10 for each additional with a limit of 8.
Payment must accompany entry. Payment may be made by check, credit card, or PayPal.
Paypal ID is sales@lightbox-photographic.com Checks payable to LightBox Photographic.

Deadlines
Deadline for submissions is Midnight Sunday, August 3, 2014.
Deadline for notification of acceptance to exhibit is August 10, 2014.
Deadline for delivery of accepted works is September 9, 2014.

Sales
LightBox will retain a 40% commission on all works sold. Please price your work accordingly.
If matted pieces are sent, the gallery will sell piece framed or unframed.
Please set the price of your work to be sold as it is being delivered.
Payment will be made to artists for works sold within 30 days of the close of the exhibit.

Size/Matting/Framing
The gallery prefers prints be submitted framed but offers framing on matted pieces as listed below.
Framed Prints should be no larger than 16×20 in a 20×24 frame (contact us for exceptions)
Please use mats that are archival & acid free in white, off white, black or dark gray in color.
Black wood gallery frames or metal frames in matte black are preferred. (Other neutral frames will be considered, please contact us with questions.)
LightBox will frame matted pieces that are sent in standard sizes of 11×14, 16×20 or 20×24 only.
The gallery requires a $10.00 fee for pieces that require framing for display in the gallery.

Shipping
Will be responsible for shipping charges to the gallery and for the return of work. A return prepaid shipping label should be provided. All work shipped without a return shipping label will be charged shipping and handling by LightBox before the work is returned. All accepted works must be shipped prepaid in sturdy reusable packaging. We will retain packaging used to ship your work to us and use it for the return of unsold work to you. Please pack carefully as we cannot be responsible for any damages.

No Peanuts! Please!

Return of Artwork
Unsold pieces will be available for pickup by October 14, 2014, and must be picked up at the gallery by November 2, 2014. Artwork that requires shipping will be returned by November 2, 2014

Liability
We take great care to ensure the safety of your artwork while in our possession. The gallery will be responsible for loss or damage for the value that the gallery owes the artist for the work if it had sold.
Liability will be limited to the payment that our insurance company pays for such loss.

Calendar
August 3, 2014 Deadline for submissions.
August 10, 2014 Final Notification of accepted entries.
September 9, 2014 Deadline for Delivery of accepted works
September 13, 2014 exhibit opens, Artist reception, 6-9pm
October 7, 2014 Altered Views exhibit closes.
October 14, 2014 Any unsold artwork available for pickup.
November 2, 2014 Pick up and Return of shipped artwork to be completed by this date.