“blue2”

In celebration of World Cyanotype Day and the first Anniversary of the creation of the World’s Largest Cyanotype in Johnson City we are excited to announce a call for entry for art pieces that can be suspended in and around the interior entrance to the gallery.  The individual selected pieces will be hung together to create an installation.  The art pieces must be cyanotypes or incorporate the cyanotype process in their construction.  Peace flags, kites, origami birds, clothing, scarves, paper airplanes, lanterns, mobiles, dream catchers… creativity is encouraged.

The work submitted can be two or three dimensional.  Three dimensional work must fit inside an imaginary 36” square cube.  There are no size limitations for two dimensional work.

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JUROR | Melanie Walker will be the juror for “blue2”.  Melanie has been a practicing artist for over 40 years. Her expertise is in the area of alternative photographic processes, analog, digital and mixed media as well as large scale photographic installations and more recently, public art. She attended San Francisco State University for a Bachelor’s degree in Art (1972) and Florida State University for an MFA (1975). She has received a number of awards including an NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship and an Aaron Siskind Award. She taught at a number of universities including San Francisco State University, SUNY Albany, Alfred University and the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She currently teaches in the Media Arts Area at the University of Colorado Boulder and has work in more than 40 collections including LACMA, Center fro Creative Photography, Princeton Art Museum and San Francisco Museum of Art.

She is a third generation photographer. Her grandfather was an engineer who helped build the sound studios in Hollywood and dabbled in an improvised bathroom darkroom where he instilled a fascination with the medium in her father Todd Walker who achieved great success in 1950’s Chevy car advertising before he left advertising and became a beloved university professor at Art Center, UCLA extension, University of Florida and University of Arizona in Tucson. He was a pioneer in historical photographic processes in the early 1960’s at which time he also began self-publishing artist books on his press. He was also a pioneer in digital photography combing early digital with historic processes as early as 1981. He influenced not only his daughter, Melanie, but also a generation of students.

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.  If you require more than one view of the submitted work, please label the files 1-1FirstName_LastName.jpg, 1-2FirstName_LastName.jpg, etc.  

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 entry 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 | Mail: Please prepare a submission form with your name, address, email address and phone number along with a list of the titles and printing process of each entry.  The number of each title should correspond to the image number on the cd.  CD’s and submission form should be mailed to:

A Smith Gallery
P O Box 175
Johnson City, TX 78636

The gallery will send an email confirmation upon receiving the entry and payment.

SUBMISSION | Entry Fee: $35 for the first 5 images, $6 per each additional image.  

ELIGIBILITY | Submissions are open to all photographers both professional and amateur. International entries are welcomed.  Work that has been previously exhibited at A Smith Gallery is not eligible.

AWARDS| The awards are as follows:

Jurors Selection – $325.00
Three Directors Selections
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 | amanda@asmithgallery.com