Calls for Entry

Out There! Photographs in the spirit of Jeremy Ayers

Deadline for Submission: March 1, 2017, 11:59 PM EST
Exhibition Dates: March 18, 2017 through April 22, 2017
Curated by John English

All photographers are invited to submit three works for consideration for this upcoming show. All works must be submitted as links via the online entry form. Anyone can submit work, regardless of level of experience, education or geographic location. Artists should keep in mind the progressive and contemporary programming characteristic of ATHICA. Photos can be either black-and-white or color.

Aesthetic Guidelines: Works are sought which represent the spirit of Jeremy Ayers (1948–2016), who had a great eye for strange ODDITIES, the OFF-BEAT.  His three photographic books (on his tumblr site) show the scope of his interests.  In “Aeronautica,” he shot PORTRAITS of QUIRKY Athenians with hints of NARRATIVES.  Those photos capture a sense of an ON-GOING PARTY—OUTLANDISH, SURREAL, SENSUAL, PLAYFUL and HUMOROUS. In “Today in New York,” Ayers took pictures on CITY STREETS, often juxtaposing his subjects with their urban context.  Among his themes were AGING and FORTUNE-TELLING.  In “Occupy,” Ayers went beyond photojournalism to depict an INSIDER’S VIEW OF CITIZEN ACTIVISM as well as a SENSE OF PLACE.  He captures the PRANKS and SERIOUS MESSAGES of the movement, its eclectic mix of the VERY REAL and QUITE ZANY.

For assistance with submission of images as links, see: http://athica.org/call-for-entries/instructions-for-using-google-drive-to-share-images/

An entry fee of $15.00 goes to sustain the gallery. ATHICA provides a limited number of fee waivers for those in financial need.

Selected artists will be responsible for shipping their work to and from ATHICA.

To enter, complete this form, which will link to PayPal for payment of the entry fee:  https://tinyurl.com/submitoutthere

The 2017 exhibition schedule will include several other calls for entry that will be posted here and announced via the ATHICA newsletter when available.  To receive these announcements, please sign-up for the newsletter:  http://eepurl.com/X7nZ5

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General Submission Policy

ATHICA issues a general call annually in July for proposals from curators, collectives & artists with challenging, progressive or innovative projects and cohesive bodies of work.  Entry fees go to support the operations of the ATHICA gallery.  We are able to accommodate large-scale sculpture and/or installation. Projects that depend on darkness or enclosed spaces are not advisable, unless the artist can supply labor and materials to create internal spaces in an open and naturally lit space. Proposals are reviewed by the exhibitions committee for possible consideration in the programming for the coming year.  Artists’ submissions may be retained for a number of years until an appropriate project arises.  We make every effort to provide a response to every submission to specific and general calls.  If you have a question or concern, please contact us via email to info@athica.org, as we are unable to return phone calls in response to inquiries.

 

 

 

 

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