Frames with Frames

Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center 

Entry Deadline: Jan. 31

2637 27th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
PHONE 612 345-5571


Entry Deadline | Jan 31ST, 2023

Notice of Acceptance | Feb 12TH, 2023

Exhibition Dates | Mar 18TH – Apr 1ST, 2023

Theme: Frames Within Frames | Juror: Dallas Crow

Speaking of the power of photography, Garry Winogrand once said, “Putting four edges around a collection of information or facts transforms it.” Let’s take that a step further: what happens when you put a frame—in the form of a doorway, window, mirror, casket, another picture, or some other structure—in the photograph itself? It may intensify the focus on the thing framed, but what about what’s happening in the margins between the interior frame and the edge of the picture? How does the composition work as a whole? How do the elements inside and outside the framing device interact? What has the photographer gained by including a frame within the picture rather than making it the border of the entire image?

Praxis seeks the submission of photographic art that explores a frame or multiple frames within an image as the conceptual basis for the aesthetic expression. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.​​​


A high school English and photography teacher, Dallas Crow’s photographs have appeared in galleries around the United States and internationally as well as on the covers of multiple books and magazines. His first solo exhibition, The Other Border, was mounted at Praxis in 2018, and another, Thankful for the Blues, was presented at Space Place Gallery in Nizhny Tagil, Russia in 2021. He has juried three previous group shows for Praxis.


Up to seventy-four images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice, three Honorable Mentions, and a Directors Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Juror’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book. Directors Choice will receive free entry into two juried calls for entry of their choice.

ENTRY FEE | $35.00

$35.00 for submission set of 5 images. $5.00 for each additional image. Praxis Members receive 10 images for the price of 5 images. Payment is accepted by Credit / Debit Card through our secure online submission site. The entry fee for submissions is non-refundable. Receive Praxis Member Benefits. Learn more here: *In addition to keeping our entry fees low for all artists, Praxis also has a limited number of free entries for artists experiencing financial hardships. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

ELIGIBILITY:  International, all accepted.


Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. The artist’s name and photo title will be included wherever the photographs are displayed. Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Praxis Gallery the nonexclusive right to use, print, and reproduce submitted digital files for the purpose of the exhibition, promoting the artist, promoting related programs and subsequent display on Praxis Gallery’s website, social media, and online exhibition archives.



EMAIL: [email protected]



GALLERY / VENUE DETAILS: Praxis Gallery. 2637 27th Ave. S.
(NW Corner of Ivy Arts Parking Lot) Minneapolis, MN 55406.


Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a community based, non-profit, artist-led organization in Minneapolis that aims to support the development of new and emerging artists through exhibition and education. Our mission is to bring diverse perspectives into focus through lens-based art, creating exhibition and learning opportunities that engage, challenge, inspire, and surprise the public.

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