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Call for Entries: Botanicals, The Kiernan Gallery

August 22, 2013

http://kiernangallery.com/botanicals/

CALL FOR ENTRY DEADLINE: August 22, 2013

Botanicals October 2 – 26, 2013

Opening Reception: October 4
The natural world has fascinated photographers since the invention of the medium. Botanicals are props in portraiture, examined in landscapes, and rendered as patterns in décor and apparel. Preserving the ephemeral quality of plant-life as a still image allows viewers to contemplate the beauty and complexity of natural forms, but it also allows artists to re-purpose nature for our own expressive ends. Whether in bloom or decay, edible or admirable, mammoth or miniscule, all interpretations of flora are welcome for The Kiernan Gallery’s exhibition, Botanicals.

All photographic media are encouraged.

For this exhibition, juror Sharon Beals will select up to 25 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 Juror’s Choice and Director’s Choice will also be announced.

About the Juror:
Sharon Beals is the author and photographer of Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them. Her images have been published in both science and art publications, including Scientific American and American Photo, which named Nests one of the best photo books of 2011. Her work is in many private collections and was purchased by Art in Embassies for the US Embassy in Riga. Following her environmental path, she collects and photographs beach plastic to make large scale, deceptively beautiful yet confrontational prints. She is represented by Cordon/Potts Gallery in San Francisco.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
Submission Criteria
We accept only digital submissions. All digital files should be provided as:

JPGs

72 ppi

sRGB

Image width not to exceed 1500 pixels 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.

By Email
Email image files and Submission Form to submissions@kiernangallery.com.

By Mail
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 Gallery

23B West Washington St.

Lexington, VA 24450

Submission Fee
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 info@kiernangallery.com.

Notification
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 25 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.

Sales
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%.

Use Rights
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.