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Found Objects
By Praxis Gallery


 
International Deadline: July 22, 2019 – Praxis gallery seeks photographic art that explores this idiom. Submissions may be a study of the “found object” as pure visual form, detached from its history or utility. Conversely, the representation of the object may be a catalyst for exploring broader issues such as subjectivity and socialization, memory and loss, or love and death.

All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission

THEME
A “found object” is a material artifact discovered by chance and assigned esthetic value in an artist’s hand. Found art may include a wide array of objects and items either discarded, forgotten, dropped, or misplaced – such as shoes, a fork, shopping carts, signs, doll heads, abandoned cars, clocks, mementos, or any object that can be reimagined through the lens of a camera… so long as the artist believes that the discovered object possesses a certain aesthetic or talismanic quality – stemming from its appearance, social or personal history.

Exhibition Dates: Aug 24th – Sept 18th, 2018

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

AWARDS
Thirty images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice award, two Honorable Mentions and a Directors Choice award [for the most cohesive and compelling series of images submitted] will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog and the online show gallery. Award winners will receive a free show catalog.

JUROR
Laura Migliorino was born in Cleveland Ohio, and grew up in a Chicago Heights, a Chicago suburb. Migliorino earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA is from the University of Minnesota. Migliorino received numerous grants from the Jerome Foundation, several Minnesota State Arts Board grants and various exhibition prizes. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center, Weisman Museum in Minneapolis and The Minnesota Center for Book Arts… 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 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 inquires 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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