light : sunny, cloudless, ablaze, lucent, aglow, beaming, shiny, luminous, brilliant, radiant, bright ……
“If you look into the coal black nothingness of your closet and you switch on the light and nothing happens; you may be dead. I had an uncle that thought he was dead for seventeen years before he died. He made his wife wear black as if in mourning. When he really died she wore an electric yellow and pink frock to the funeral. His children wore strands of battery operated Christmas lights draped across their shoulders. His youngest daughter lit the astroturf covering the hole on fire after everyone had left. It’s not that they didn’t love him. It’s just that after seventeen years of darkness they loved the light a little better.” From “Edison and Brautigan in Provence” by Franklin Cincinnatus
JUROR | Geoffrey Koslov will be the juror for “light”. Geoffrey founded Foto Relevance Gallery, located in the historic Audubon Place District of Montrose in Houston, Texas, for those seeking curated photography-based art for their collections. He uses his longstanding network to help match artists with collectors. He is on the Board of Directors of the Houston Center for Photography (HCP), a nonprofit organization offering exhibitions, workshops, classes and outreach programs. He is a former member of its Exhibitions Committee and former co-chair of the Print Auction.
Geoffrey is an experienced reviewer, participating in The Medium Festival of Photography, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, Photolucida’s Portfolio Review and FotoFest. In addition to serving on the Advisory Council of Photolucida, Geoffrey is a member of Photo Forum (affiliated with the MFAH), and several photography critique groups: Pixels & Silver, the Houston Inner Loop Photography organization of art photographers and formerly the Houston Photographic Society. Geoffrey had also served on the Photography Subcommittee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) for many years. He is also a collector himself of contemporary photography-based works and books.
Creativity is encouraged.
SUBMISSION | Guidelines: Digital images should 1000 pixels on the longest side saved in JPEG format at 72 ppi. Each image should be labeled with consecutive numbers followed by your name, i.e. 1FirstName_LastName.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the application form. Please do not watermark your images. If you need help sizing your images, please follow this link https://convert.town/image-dpi
SUBMISSION | Online: Fill out our online application to apply, send images, and make payment with Paypal. You will receive an email confirmation upon receiving the submission and payment. You can also fill and submit the online application, print out your confirmation email, and mail it with a check for your fees to the address below.
SUBMISSION | Email: Email image files and submission form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The gallery will send an email confirmation upon receiving the submission and payment.
SUBMISSION | Mail: CD’s and submission form should be mailed to:
A Smith Gallery
P O Box 175
103 N Nugent #175
Johnson City, TX 78636
The gallery will send an email confirmation upon receiving the submission and payment.
SUBMISSION | Entry Fee: $38 for the first 5 images, $7 per each additional image. Submissions of 11 or more images are eligible for a review of the submitted images by the gallery directors. Submission fees are not refundable.
ELIGIBILITY | Submissions are open to all photographers both professional and amateur working in all photographic mediums and styles. International entries are welcomed. Work that has been previously exhibited at A Smith Gallery is not eligible.
PRINTING/MATTING/FRAMING | Information: The gallery offers printing, matting and framing services. If sending framed work, please use mats and frames that compliment your work and are appropriate in a gallery setting. Colored mats are discouraged. All images should be ready to hang with wires. Gallery wraps are not acceptable. If you have any questions regarding appropriate presentation please contact email@example.com.
AWARDS| The awards are as follows:
Jurors Award – $325.00
Directors Award – $250.00
Three Juror Honorable Mentions – an exhibition catalogue
Director Honorable Mentions chosen at the discretion of the Gallery Directors – an exhbition catalogue
Visitors Award – $100.00
SALES | The gallery will retain 40% of the sales price.
USE RIGHTS | Photographers retain full rights to their own images. The gallery will use the photographer’s images for publicity purposes as well as in the Blurb exhibition catalogue.
FOR MORE INFORMATION | firstname.lastname@example.org