Amazing songsters. Morning alarm clocks. Descended from dinosaurs. Celestial navigators. Migratory marvels. Birds have fascinated artists for centuries as actual and symbolic creatures. For this exhibition, we seek photographs that embody the essence of birds, whether real or imagined. We welcome rising photo star S. Gayle Stevens as juror. Gayle will select forty photos for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from January 2 through 26, 2013.. She will also choose an additional thirty-five photos for the galleryâ€™s â€œOnline Annex.â€ All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalog available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes. Submission fee: $25 for five photos, $6 each additional photo.
S. Gayle Stevens has worked in antiquarian processes for over fifteen years. Her chosen medium is wet plate collodion for its fluidity and individuality. Stevens current project calligraphy is a series of wet plate tintype photogenic drawings. Plant and animal images populate her chimeric visions. A member of the When Pigs Fly photo collective, she divides her time shooting in Pass Christian Mississippi and Downers Grove Illinois, where she resides. Stevens is represented by Tilt Gallery.