Once again it is time for our Annual Juried Show. We are happy to say that last year's show was a great success! This year’s show, titled Visions, will be exhibited in APG’s Rio Grande Room during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (Oct 1-9) and ending on Oct 29. All the images chosen for the show will be available for sale. Everyone in the juried show will have the satisfaction of having their work displayed at the APG Gallery, well known for its fine art photography. The show will provide the context and the audience for photographers to share their own visions.
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1st! APG Gallery 5:00-8:00 PM
Important Dates for "Visions"
July 9th (Saturday) Open for Submissions
August 13th (Saturday) Submission Deadline
August 22th (Monday) Notification of Acceptance
September 23rd- 25th (Friday-Sunday) Delivery art work to APG MAXIMUM SIZE 20x24 inches (including frame if used)
Reception and Show:
October 1st (Saturday) Opening Reception hosted at the APG Gallery 5-8 pm
Oct 1st-29th Artwork Displayed
Oct 30th-Nov 1st (Sunday- Tuesday) Pick up unsold artwork
Samples of final images selected for this year's show
· Artists are allowed up to 3 entries. Paypal will be used to collect a nonrefundable jury fee of $15 for each image or 3 images for $40. · Artists will be notified August 22th (Monday) of acceptance by email. · Artists will deliver their accepted work from September 23rd- 25th (Friday-Sunday) during gallery hours or make special arrangements. · All artwork must be ready to hang when delivered. MAXIMUM SIZE 20x24 inches (including frame if used). Framed and canvass photographs must have an appropriate hanging wire. The hanging wire should be 1/3 the distance from the top of the frame. Aluminums and other presentations must have an appropriate hanging device. · Artists are required to sign a Show Agreement if accepted to be signed when their artwork is delivered. · If images are mailed the artists needs to make arrangements for return mailing or pickup. · All artwork must be for sale. A commission of 30% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing. · By submitting their artwork, the artist agrees that their images can be used to promote the show including publicity ads and website promotions. Credit will be given to the artist. · Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions in this Call for Artist and the website Entry Form. · In order to ensure impartial judging, NO LOGOS or WATERMARKS PLEASE Images will be evaluated independently by the judges, and scored based on: Impact, Creativity, and Technique.
Jurists and judging criteria
Helen Johnson -www.flickr.com/photos/hjohnson11 Helen’s passion for photography began only after retiring from her 20-year history of owning and running a hobby shop in Albuquerque with her husband. The stories suggested by old cars, houses and their remains captured her imagination, and she began telling their stories through photography. Most of her photography is based in New Mexico, a land with unlimited opportunities due to its incredible scenery, along with its many ghost towns and abandoned vehicles that dot its less-traveled roads. Helen says "Photography to me is not just recording the visual world as it exists, but seeking to demonstrate my interpretation of it. What I see with my eyes evokes feelings and moods which I produce as photographic art, using all the digital tools available to me.” Her work has appeared in numerous venues including ANMPAS, InSight, New Mexico Magazine Annual Photo Contest, Image New Mexico, In the Mind’s Eye, 18 Days, and New Mexico Cancer Center. She was chosen as a judge for InSight and the New Mexico State Fair Photography competition in 2016.
Eric Jones - www.ericjonesimaging.com Eric has been photographing New Mexico and the southwest for 50 years. He has specialized in scenes depicting the unusual beauty of New Mexico’s landscape and recently, he has concentrated on presenting his personal vision of floral photography. A former president of the Enchanted Lens Camera Club, Eric has received numerous local, regional and national photography awards. Many of his images of New Mexico and the desert southwest have appeared in prestigious publications, The Charles Darwin Society, New Mexico Magazine, Albuquerque Arts and the North American Nature Photographers Association.
Kent Winchester - www.landofclearlight.com Great photographers have come to the Southwest since photography's earliest days. One of the best, Eliot Porter, called it a “land that gets into one's blood and bones.” Beginning with William Henry Jackson, Timothy O'Sullivan, and Edward Curtis; continuing with Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Ansel Adams; and on to Laura Gilpin and Lee Marmon and many others; photographers have come to the southwest looking through their lenses and creating great photographs. The challenge for today's photographers, to see afresh, interpret differently, and create new art for you to enjoy in your homes and offices, remains the timeless challenge for all artists. Fortunately, in this land of clear light and cloud shadow, much remains to photograph. I know. I've been here my entire life shooting first film, then digital, and now both.
Images will be evaluated independently by the judges, and scored based on: Impact, Creativity, and Technique.