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The Abstract Image
By Praxis Gallery

International Deadline: June 30, 2019 – Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the world through an abstracted lens; utilizing elements of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and line to express meaning outside of traditional representational and documentary styles of photography. Thirty images will be selected by the juror Elizabeth Flinsch, editor of SHOTS Magazine, for exhibition July 26 thru August 19, 2019 at Praxis Gallery.

“An abstract photograph draws away from that which is realistic or literal. It draws away from natural appearances and recognizable subjects in the actual world. Some people even say it departs from true meaning, existence, and reality itself. It stands apart from the concrete whole with its purpose instead depending on conceptual meaning and intrinsic form” – John Suler.

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

JUROR – Elizabeth Flinsch
Elizabeth Flinsch is the editor of SHOTS Magazine, an independent magazine of black and white photography. She is also an educator, artist, and frequent collaborator with Douglas Beasley at Vision Quest Photography. With a background in printmaking and former Education Director at Highpoint Center for Printmaking… see more

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.

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.

Notice of Acceptance: July 11, 2019.

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 returned to the artists. All selected 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
2715 East 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN
t: 612-475-1605

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