Landscape: Looking at Photography
Landscape photography is the depiction of natural scenery, such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers and forests. Dynamic and impressive compositions of sky, weather, light, land, textures, tones, patterns and atmospheres. This show will examine contemporary photography and the wild power, beauty and the evolving mystery of the natural world.
Juror: Todd Tubutis
Todd J. Tubutis became Executive Director of Blue Sky in October 2009. He joined the organization from his position as Exhibition Project Director at The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, for which he oversaw the Museum's temporary exhibition calendar and project management staff. During his tenure at the Field, he led the design and institutional strategy teams for more than 20 temporary and permanent exhibitions of varied scope and subject matter, including "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years–Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library," "Maps: Finding Our Place in the World," "From Prairie to Field: Photographs by Terry Evans," and "Evolving Planet." Prior to joining the Field in 2001, Tubutis was responsible for the development and administration of an adult-education seminars program at The Newberry Library, Chicago. He has taught and conducted research in cultural and visual anthropology in the U.S., Canada, and Hungary, and has contributed articles and reviews to Wisconsin Academy Review, Visual Anthropology, Exhibitionist, Time Out Chicago, and The Encyclopedia of Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2004). He holds a M.A. in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia, for which examined Native American participation in Jim Jarmsuch's 1996 feature film "Dead Man" for his thesis. A native of the Chicago metropolitan area, Tubutis received his B.A. in Anthropology and Museum Studies from Beloit College, Wisconsin, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with departmental honors.
Deadline Extended: February 7
Exhibition Dates: March 1-20, 2014
Each exhibition will have 24 photographs included by the juror for exhibiton at the gallery.
An additional 30 photographs will be selected for inclusion in our On-Line Gallery Annex.
All photographs from the show will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books.
Rules/Guidelines: Black Box offers free framing, matting and printing for our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff or JPEG file for our gallery to print. If the photograper prefers, they can send in framed work or prints that we can frame for the exhibition.
We have 18” x 24” black frames. Our white mats are pre cut for 12” x 18”, 12” x 12” and 12” x 16” prints (we also have a few other odd sized matts). We print on an Epson Stylus Pro archival ink jet printer, on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment. This is a very accurate custom print, just like a custom lab would print, we have over 20 years of custom printing experience.
All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer, unless the photographer makes other arrangements. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will return ship the exhibiton print to artist if preferred.
File agreement for accepted photographers who will be using our free printing services. Black Box will only print one exhibition print. If there is a sale inquiry, the photographer will be notified before a sale is confirmed, edition information will be discussed with photographer, the photographer will be sent a authentication document to be signed and go with the print to the collector. No sale or printing of file will happen without prior consent and agreement of photographer. All rights remain to the file and print with the photographer, to be used only with their prior consent. Exhibition print will not be sold, but used in our flatfile at Black Box Gallery only to promote the photographers work.
Black Box Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales, 50% goes to the photographer. If artist prefers the print does not have to be for sale. Print will be for exhibition and promotion only.
Notification: All photographers will be notified 7-10 days after the deadline about juror selections.
Entry Fee: $35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos). Use Pay Pal or send check to:
If sending a check: please indicate sending a check in the email submission.
Black Box Gallery, 811 East Burnside St. # 212, Portland Oregon 97214.
How to apply: Send in the entry fee and then send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Title the email: Landscape: Looking at Photography
In the body of the email please include the following info:
File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 2MB or less each (saved).
Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, firstname_lastname3.jpg, etc…
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.
Copyright: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.