Another Day In Paradise

Another Day In Paradise

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Summer 2019 exhibition at Gravy Studio & Gallery in Philadelphia, PA
Expanded online exhibition on In the In-Between https://www.inthein-between.com/

$25 early bird entry fee March 1 – 31st
$35 regular entry from April 1 – May 15th

The vast majority of photographs we see in our day-to-day lives present idealized versions of their subject matters, often making the world seem cleaner, more orderly, and more beautiful than it actually is. It’s difficult to grasp the profound influence we are subject to within our inescapable media-diets of beautiful images that offer promises of something better.

How can photography be used to reflect on notions of paradise, desire, and fantasy? What roles do these promises play in our daily lives, and in our current societal conditions? What’s the value of idyllic spaces? What is the cultural and personal value of a photograph that makes the world look better than it is? Who benefits from notions of paradise, and who doesn’t? Where do we want to escape to, and what are we running from?

Gravy Studio and In the In-Between are seeking photographic work of any process that explores notions of paradise, idealization, fantasy, and escape.

Guidelines & Requirements:

5-10 images, 72 dpi and 1000px on the longest side

Image list including titles, dates, and exhibition dimensions of submitted work. (PDF)

This exhibition is open to all photographic processes

Statement (1-2 paragraphs)

Artist Bio (1-2 paragraphs)

Awards:

Curators will select 3-5 artists for a summer group exhibition at Gravy Studio & Gallery in Philadelphia

An additional 5-15 artists will be selected for an expanded online exhibition on In the in-Between

All entries will be considered independently for portfolio and interview features on In the In-Between

All entries will be considered for future exhibitions and projects at Gravy

Key Dates:

Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 15

Acceptance notifications: Saturday, June 1

Shipping deadline for the exhibition: Friday, June 28

Opening reception of exhibition at Gravy: Saturday, July 13

Opening of the online exhibition on In the In-Between: Thursday, August 1

Exhibition runs at Gravy from July 13th – August 31st

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual languages, making connections between text and textile. In dialogue with the material culture of weaving, she examines how weaving intersects and augments developments in writing, painting, and abstraction. Cords’ work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, and she has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies.
Annette Cords
Annette Cords

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual languages, making…

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding connection. Photography was my way of fitting in--my way to communicate the beauty I see around me. I’ve traveled the world documenting all types of subjects and experienced many extraordinary people and places.
Richard W. Gretzinger
Richard W. Gretzinger

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding…

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding connection. Photography was my way of fitting in--my way to communicate the beauty…

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding connection. Photography was my way of fitting in--my way to communicate the beauty I see around me.…

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions of light and or seasons.
Nancy Freeman Tabas
Nancy Freeman Tabas

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions…

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions of light and or seasons.…

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions of light and or seasons.…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes.
Jennifer Brinton Robkin
Jennifer Brinton Robkin

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different points and perspectives. He engages the viewer to be active in the experience by encouraging interaction from differing perspectives. Many of his pieces have hints of sculptural qualities that pop from the wall. This creates shadows and movement within and outside of the piece.
Joe Vescovich
Joe Vescovich

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different…

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different points and perspectives. He engages the viewer to be active in the experience…

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different points and perspectives. He engages the viewer to be active in the experience by encouraging interaction…

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