Call for entries Focus 2017

2017 FOCUS Photography Exhibition Calendar
March 1: Digital Images, entry form, and entry fee due
March 17: Artist Notifications will be emailed
April 1: All work must be delivered to the museum by 5pm
April 14: through May 29: Exhibition dates
May 5, First Friday: Opening reception
June 9: All work must be picked up or shipped out from the museum.

Official Rules:

ELIGIBILITY
Focus is open to all artists working in traditional or digital photography. Each artist may submit up to three works for consideration. Youth ages 14 and younger will be placed in a separate category.

LIMITATIONS
Entries must not exceed 60” inches in any dimension and no entry may be smaller than 8”x 10.” Entries must be framed — sturdy, wired and ready for hanging. NO saw-tooth hangers, staples, or tape allowed. No frames with easel backing will be eligible for consideration. The Gadsden Museum of Art reserves the right to exclude any work not meeting presentation standards.

COST
Entry fee is $10 per submission; three submission limit per person. Payments may be cash, check or money order payable to the Gadsden Museum of Art. No Refunds. All money collected will be used as prize money.

SUBMISSION OF WORK
Images of work must be submitted digitally to gmagadsden@gmail.com. A blind jury will be judging your image so keep in mind all images must be high quality. Files must be JPG format 72dpi no more than 750 pixels on the longest side, and labeled ex Smith_John.jpg. Photographs will not be considered until all items are received: Digital images, entry form, and payment. Only winners will be required to fill out a W-9. W-9’s are available at irs.gov or can be picked up at the Gadsden Museum of Art. (If a photographer does not want to fill out a W-9 they will not be eligible for any prize money but will still be allowed to enter show.)

JURY PROCESS
Once all digital images are submitted, a blind jury will review entries and select images for display. All artists will be notified via email regarding the acceptance of their work.

CASH PRIZES
Cash prizes will be given to Best in Show, 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention award winners.

DELIVERY
Artists are responsible for shipping and dropping off work. The Gadsden Museum of Art will not be responsible for any damage incurred in transit. All work must be shipped or hand-delivered no later than May 31, 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted. Frames must be wrapped for protection upon delivery.

ABOUT THE JUDGE
(To be announced.)

Entry Form: 2017focus_entryform_inside

 

 


Grounded by Jennifer Allen

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Opening Reception First Friday November 4, 5-7 p.m.

As an artist, I have always found myself in search of home. I longed for somewhere to plant a garden and grow with a family. Along the way I discovered where I wanted my home to be. This summer was spent learning how to build a house with my fiancé. With each new task, struggles and victories followed. While it wasn’t glamorous, it was our opportunity to grow and build a life together. Today, I am grounded. I have found my home. I wanted to plant the garden that would grow from the seeds of our labor. This installation was made from materials that were left over from our home. I manipulated ordinary construction materials into a textural garden that has created an other worldly feel. Welcome to Grounded.

On display in the Leo Reynolds Gallery through mid-January 2017.