Photography That Matters
Posted: May 01, 2017
The Flagstaff Arts Council is seeking submissions for an exhibition of high quality artistic black and white photographs that matter. Images should cause the viewer to think, feel, or act.
Billions of images are created and disseminated daily through social media, television, print, and film, all competing for attention. Navigating and consuming media can mean an overwhelming barrage of images and information.
Sometimes, though, images of true import cut through the noise, helping us better understand our world: an image of a place threatened by development or industry, for example, an endangered species in its natural habitat, protests happening around the world, people implementing change in a specific area, or an image that leaves a lasting impact because of who, or what, it captures.
Photography That Matters will be in the Hidden Light Gallery, a 200 sq. foot gallery off the lobby and reception area, at The Coconino Center for the Arts (CCA). The Center sees over 30,000 visitors each year.
Deadline to apply online: June 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance (by email): June 23, 2017
Delivery of work: July 19-21, 2017
Public Reception: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10am-12pm (brunch reception)
Exhibition Open: July 29 – September 30, 2017, Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm
Art work pick up: October 2-3, 2017
Shipped work sent to artists: by October 5, 2017
Jury prizes will be awarded for Best of Show ($400), Second Place ($150), and Third Place ($50). Prize winning works will be announced at the opening reception on July 29, 2017.
A $10 entry fee covers the submission of up to 3 photographs (the fee is waived for Arts Council members).
Shipping costs and insurance to and from the exhibition are the responsibility of the artist.
Shipped work must make use of a sturdy, reusable container suitable for this purpose. The Arts Council provides insurance for artwork in its possession.
Artwork must be ready to hang and display. The artist should include specific instructions for any unusual display methods.
All artwork must remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibit.
Artwork accepted will be considered ‘on loan’ during the exhibition, covered by Arts Council insurance, subject to Arts Council policies, and available for sale at the artist’s request on a consignment basis (70% to artist, 30% to venue).
Artwork that has been displayed at the Coconino Center for the Arts in the past will not be considered.
Work will be juried blind from digital images; the jurors will not know the name of the artist when selecting artwork.
Digital images must be a minimum of 300 dpi, 5”x7” (although larger is preferred).
Any accepted artwork that differs markedly from submitted images may not be installed in the exhibition (subject to staff/juror discretion).
Art works will be considered for acceptance into the exhibition by jurors according to two primary criteria: 1) excellence in artistic quality, and 2) suitability and unification with the stated exhibition theme.