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Empty Places: Abandoned Spaces' International Photo Exhibition
By Praxis Gallery


 
International Deadline: January 29, 2018 – Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space – where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask— Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? What happened to them in these spaces?

Exhibition Dates: Feb 23rd – Mar 17th, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to artists 18 years of age or older worldwide. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

AWARDS
A Juror’s Choice and Two Honorable Mentions will be selected by the juror and featured in the gallery exhibition, the printed show catalog and the online gallery. Award winners will receive a free show catalog. The Juror’s Choice winner will be featured in (and receive a complimentary copy of) Praxis Gallery’s Annual Review magazine. The Directors Choice Award will be given to the artist with the strongest series of images submitted and will have their work featured at praxisgallery.com.

JUROR – ROSS ANDERSON
Ross Anderson is an award-winning fine art photographer and filmmaker.  His honors include the 2009 American Photographic Artists Grand Prize Award and the 2011 International Loupe Award. His portrait photography is currently featured in Creative Quarterly’s Fall 2017 issue. His photography has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia… see more

ENTRY FEE
The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first five images and $5.00 for each additional image.

APPLY ONLINE
Submissions are accepted as digital files through our online submission form. Photographers will be notified of their selection ten days after the deadline.

EXHIBITION PRINTING
Praxis Gallery provides free printing, free matting and free framing for all exhibiting artists. Praxis print technicians have over 30 years of custom fine art printing experience. Images will be printed on our state-of-the-art Epson P5000 printer on Moab Premium Archival fine art photography paper.

EXHIBITION FRAME & PRINT SIZE
Praxis features museum quality 22”x 22” inch black frames. Selected photographers will be asked to choose one of our three standard precut white mattes: (a) 12”x12” (b) 12”x16” (c) 12×18.

SALES & ARCHIVE
Photographers who have designated that their exhibition prints are for sale to the public will be contacted promptly regarding any purchase enquires of their artwork. Praxis Gallery will take a 40% commission of any sales. All exhibition prints will be archived for one year. All selected digital file submissions will be maintained at the Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center’s online gallery archives


About:
Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a community based arts organization that aims to support the development of emerging and established photographers. Praxis Gallery provides solo and group show exhibition opportunities to local and international media artists.

Praxis Photographic Arts Center offers a range of learning opportunities for beginning, intermediate and professional photographers through workshops and seminars. With an emphasis on creative expression and innovation, Praxis promotes photographic exhibitions and learning opportunities that inform, challenge and engage the individual artist, with an imperative on promoting the work of our artists to local and international audiences.

Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center
2600 East 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN
t: 612-728-5520


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