Words, Words, Words

Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center

Jun. 4, 2022, 12:00 am

2637 27th Ave. S. (NW Corner of Ivy Arts Parking Lot), Minneapolis, United States

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS | CALL FOR ENTRIES | AN INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTO EXHIBITION

Entry Deadline | Mar 31st, 2022
Notice of Acceptance | April 12th, 2022
Exhibition Dates | May 21st – June 4th, 2022

Theme: Words, Words, Words | Juror: Dallas Crow
The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” seems to suggest that a photograph transcends language, but words have been a key part of many important photographers’ work—from the billboards and signs in many Walker Evans’ photos to Lee Friedlander’s 2019 book, Signs, for example. The interplay of language and image can create a vivid sense of tension, irony, or poignance. The size and shapes of a font are visual aspects that can carry as much weight as any other aspect in the frame.

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that includes written language as a fundamental aspect of the composition, including text in the form of signs or fragments of signs, handwriting scrawled over the photo, graffiti and palimpsests, just to name a few iterations of the theme. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

JUROR | DALLAS CROW
Dallas Crow is a photographer, teacher and writer living in St. Paul, Minnesota. As a high school English teacher for over twenty years, Dallas Crow co-teaches a course at Breck School with an art teacher in which students combine language and images. His own poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have been published in numerous periodicals, anthologies, and in the sidewalks of St. Paul. His chapbook, Small, Imperfect Paradise, was published by Parallel Press at the University of Wisconsin. His photographs have appeared in galleries in Arizona, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, South Carolina, Vermont, Halifax (Canada), and Athens (Greece) and on the covers of multiple books and magazines. In addition, his solo exhibit of photographs from the 49th parallel, “The Other Border,” was mounted at Praxis Gallery in Minneapolis in the fall of 2018.

ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS
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: https://www.praxisphotocenter.org/memberships *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.

COPYRIGHT & USAGE RIGHTS
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.

TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT: https://www.praxisgallery.com/calls-for-entry
WEBSITE: https://www.praxisgallery.com
EMAIL: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PraxisPhotoCenter
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/praxis_gallery
GALLERY / VENUE DETAILS: Praxis Gallery. 2637 27th Ave. S.
(NW Corner of Ivy Arts Parking Lot) Minneapolis, MN 55406.

ABOUT US
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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