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Call for Entries: Expressions, Contemporary Portraiture, Kiernan Gallery

February 21, 2014

http://kiernangallery.com/call-for-work-expressions-contemporary-portraiture/

CALL FOR WORK DEADLINE: February 21, 2014

Expressions: Contemporary Portraiture, April 2 – 26 2014
Opening Reception: April 4

Historically, portraiture has relied heavily on artistic interpretation of the subject. Photographs, while still embracing the artist’s point of view, record selected surroundings and fractions of seconds. This allows for a different kind of interpretation; one based on real-life context rather than medium and imagination. For Expressions: Contemporary Portraiture The Kiernan Gallery seeks photographs of the self or of others that capture the expression, personality, or mood of the subject.

For this exhibition, juror Robin Rice 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 and will receive a free copy of the catalogue.

About the Juror:
Robin Rice’s mission is simple: to document the world around her in a cinematic way. Whether capturing the innate beauty of tucked-away South American landscapes or the reflective moments of unknowing subjects, her photographs are always candid. As a photographer, Robin has an earthy and bohemian way of portraying people and situations that is reflective of the way she lives life. When she is not searching for inspiration from local people and places around the world, she runs The Robin Rice Gallery in New York City. As an artist who feels lucky to be able to parlay her love of the photographic medium into a career, she treats her gallery like a family rather than a business and is dedicated to supporting the work of established and local artists.

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.