Landscape: The Eloquent Light

Theme: Landscape 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: Lauren Henkin

Lauren Henkin is a private educator, reviewer, frequent speaker, Photolucida board member, author of two books, and active member in the photographic community.  Her work is widely collected by private collectors as well as institutions such as Southeast Museum of Photography, Beinecke Library, Yale University and Baker-Berry Library at Dartmouth College. Her work has been published in numerous journals on photography and the book arts. She is a Px3 multi-cateogry winner, Oregon Regional Arts & Culture Council grant winner, with other award nominations in both the 2010 Brink Emerging Artist and Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.  In addition, she founded Photo Radio, an online audio program presenting interviews with curators, gallerists, artists, publishers, educators and other industry professionals.

Born in Washington, D.C. in 1974, artist Lauren Henkin grew up in Maryland, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and now resides in Portland, Oregon.

Lauren Henkin Website

Deadline to submit: January 8th.

Exhibition Dates:  February 1-22, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday February 3, 5-8:30 pm

Rules/Guidelines: Black Box will provide all framing, matting and printing for our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff file for our gallery to print for the exhibition. Black Box covers all printing and framing costs. Other arrangements can be accomodated, if artist wants to send in a print.

Each exhibition will have 20 photographers included by the juror.

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.

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.

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.

Entry Fee: $35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos). Use Pay Pal or send check to:
Black Box Gallery, 811 East Burnside St. Suite 212, Portland Oregon 97214.

How to apply: Send in the entry fee and then send an email to:

Title the email: Landscape

In the body of the email please include the following info:

Your Name
Exhibition Name
Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name
Attach up to 5 photos, as instructed below

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.