Deadline: Midnight Monday, May 30th
Photographs can record the detail of the world as we see it. But they can also enable us to present the world as we imagine it. The juried exhibition Wonderland: Photographic Fantasies will feature photos that envision the realms of dreams, the fantasies, and surreal world of the imagination.
PhotoPlace Gallery is pleased to announce that Blue Mitchell will be the juror for Wonderland: Photographic Fantasies. Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, and photographer. Based in Portland, Oregon, he has been involved with many faucets of the photographic arts. Mitchell received his BFA from Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, where he studied photography. Since then, he has curated and juried several photography exhibitions, created an online photography gallery (platestopixels.com), and launched a new fine art photography magazine called Diffusion.
Most recently Mitchell was invited to jury the 2010 Photolucida Critical Mass as well as serve as a reviewer at the 2010 PhotoNola in New Orleans and Photolucida in 2011. Mitchellâ€™s online curatorial project, Plates to Pixels (founded in 2007), bridges the gap between antiquated photographic processes and new digital media. Every month the gallery showcases and interviews artists working in these seemingly polarized mediums. Plates to Pixels also hosts a annual guest juried exhibit, other themed invitational group exhibitions, and a new moving images section titled eMotion.
For Wonderland, Blue will select forty photographs for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery in July, 2011. He will also choose an additional thirty-five photographs for the galleryâ€™s â€œOn-Line Annex.â€ All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalogue 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.