Methods (Alternative) January 30 – February 23
Alternative process photography today is a hybrid of historical techniques and contemporary ideas. Old is new again and the resurgence of non-silver processes has led to The Kiernan Galleryâ€™s second alternative process exhibition. Whether it is in reaction to digital, or a hybrid process aided by the technology, these techniques remain as evocative as ever, bringing a unique style to present-day ideas. For Methods (Alternative), The Kiernan Gallery seeks images that use any alternative processing technique for any idea you wish to express.
For this exhibition, juror Christopher James will select up to 30 images for display in the main gallery, and up to an additional 40 to be included in the online gallery. All images will be reproduced in an exhibition catalogue available for purchase. A Jurorâ€™s Choice and Directorâ€™s Choice will also be announced and both winners will receive a free copy of the catalogue.
Photographic media may include but is not limited to:
Albumen, Bromoil, Cyanotype, Daguerreotypes, Gum Bichromate, Platinotypes, Salt Prints, Temeraprints, Tintypes, Wet Plate Collodion. Hybrid or Combination images incorporating conventional (including digital) processes with hand-crafted applications are also eligible. Conventional techniques such as Silver Gelatin, Digital, and C-prints are not eligible.
About the Juror:
Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose paintings and alternative process images have been exhibited in galleries and museums in this country and abroad. His work has been published and shown extensively, including shows in The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The George Eastman House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The first edition of his book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Process, received unprecedented critical acclaim and was the winner of The Golden Light Technical Book of the Year award. In 2008, a greatly expanded, and lavishly illustrated 2nd edition was published by Delmar Cengage and has become universally recognized as the definitive text in the genre. A 3rd edition is currently underway and will be published in 2013. Christopher, after 13 years at Harvard University, is currently University Professor, and Director of the MFA in Photography program at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.
We accept only digital submissions. All digital files should be provided as:
Image width not to exceed 1500pixels 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. full frontal nudity) 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.
Email image files and Submission Form to email@example.com.
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 Galleryâ€¨
23B West Washington St.â€¨
Lexington, VA 24450
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Artists exhibiting at the gallery may offer their work for sale. The Kiernan Gallery retains 30% of the sale price as commission.
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.ï»¿