CALL FOR SUBMISSION: â€œFOTO: Pushing Boundariesâ€
Deadline: December 31, 2010
Exhibition: March 5 – 27, 2011
Photography is both an art and a science. Photography allows artists to express their emotions and communicate complex concepts, but to do so artists often need to master the scientific part of the medium. Unlike a painter, who is in direct contact with his medium, a photographer is separated from his subject by the camera and from his “canvas” by darkroom equipment, computers, and printers. And through these, the artist may push the limits and create cutting-edge new works in many imaginative ways.
â€œFOTO: Pushing Boundariesâ€ is a survey of photographic media today in the United States exploring photography that pushes the boundaries of the medium through unusual and challenging imagery, and employs creative use of either traditional darkroom processes or non-traditional processes. The jurorâ€™s criteria for â€œFOTO: Pushing Boundariesâ€ includes originality, innovation, and impact, as well as composition and mastery of technique in each piece of work submitted.
Original artworks created through photography in 2009 & 2010 – including photographs shot with film cameras or digital cameras, scanned images, unaltered photographs, altered photographs, montages, cyanotype, photograms, and polaroid transfers. This can include straightforward subject matter, factual subjects presented in an unusual way, recognizable objects in unrealistic surroundings, or strictly abstract images.
JUROR: Ada TakahashiAda Takahashi, Director and Partner of Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, has been with the gallery since 1986, sharing duties with co-owner Robert Koch. Once a photographer herself, Takahashi now focuses on curating shows and managing the gallery. She began her professional career as a researcher at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, but quickly moved into gallery work where she found more opportunities for interaction with people â€“ discovering new artists and sharing their work with others. Robert Koch Gallery
March 5, 2011 â€“ April 2, 2011
â€œFOTOâ€ OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, March 5th 7-10PM
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
Works must be submitted online by December 31, 2010, to be considered by juror.
ELIGIBILITY:Artists residing in the continental United States.ARTWORK MAXIMUM SIZE:
Height 5 feet, Width 3 feet â€“ including mat and frame
NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE:
Payment of $35 for each submission. Up to three entries may be uploaded for each submission. Two submissions totaling six entries allowed for each artist. Payment through Paypal only.
SELECTION OF WORK:
The juror will select works that will be on display at the Arc Gallery on 1246 Folsom Street. These works will also be on display in the Arc on-line gallery. Additionally, the juror will select works that will be shown in the Arc on-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.
NOTIFICATION TO ARTISTS:
Artists will be notified on January 31st, 2011.
SALES OF ART:
60% of the sale will go to the artists, 40% of the sale will go to Arc. Items sold must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show.
ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY
All applications must be submitted online. Juror will make selections based on your uploaded image(s) and artist statement.
NAMING YOUR JPG FILES
Your JPG file must be Artist’s Last Name + Title. Example Smith_scratchmarks2
COLOR PROFILE FOR YOUR JPGS
All images must be submitted in RGB color mode. You will NOT be able to upload images in CMYK.
HIGH RESOLUTION JPGS
Submit JPG images sized approximately 4 inches wide x 6 inches long at 300 dpi resolution. In order to upload successfully, your image must be at least 1200 pixels wide. The maximum uploadable file size is 8 megabytes. High resolution images are requested for print publicity of accepted works. Works displayed online will be reduced to web-standard low resolution by Arc.