Meed2: Gallery19 Photo Competition
Chicago Gallery Photo Competition 2018
Gallery19 announces a call for entries for our Second annual juried competition, Meed2: New Abstraction. Photographers at all experience levels are invited to submit work. Artists selected as finalists will have their work exhibited (and available for purchase*) at Gallery19 for the month of July 2018. ** As competition judge, Juan Fernandez, artist and educator, will review all entries, select finalists, and announce the winner at an opening reception at Gallery19, on July 20th, 2018.
THEME: New Abstraction
Photography whether manipulated by hand, by computer, or physically exchanged, the image combines a function—an act of representation—with a use and history that constructs how that image communicates. Meed2: New Abstraction, looks at the materiality of film by exploring the nature of experimental photography. Through the practices of Pictorialism, Dadaism and Surrealist montage, Gallery19 and Juror Juan Fernandez explores the idea of new abstraction as it has reappeared in response to digital photography.
The winner of Gallery19 Meed2 will receive a solo show at Gallery19 for the month of August, 2019. The winner will also have a one-year contract with Gallery19, which includes exposure on the gallery’s website, ongoing multi-media, promotion, including social media, participation in gallery programming (openings, events, artist talks, etc.), and direct sales efforts. In addition, Juan Fernandez will mentor the winner for a full year August 4 2017 through August 3rd 2018, by reviewing and evaluating work product, and assisting in development of a gallery-ready exhibition, all culminating in the inaugural Gallery19 Meed1 exhibition.
Over 18 years of age, residents of the United States of America.
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
Artist retains all rights to any photograph she/he submits, including ownership if applicable. If you image is selected for the juried competition exhibition, you grant Gallery19 nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to: Use, in connection with the current annual photo competition exhibition, your name, city, state, and country of residence in Gallery19 promotions and publications. Use, in connection with the current annual photo competition exhibition, your image on partner and third party promotions and can also be used in connection with future annual photo competition exhibitions, as a condition of the permission, Gallery19 shall credit all photographs with the caption Person’s name.