CALL FOR ENTRIES: IN(st)A SNAP (Philadelphia, PA)
This Deadline Expired: Thursday, May 10, 2018
As we explained yesterday on Twitter, Facebook and the featured platform for this upcoming show — INSTAGRAM — it has taken us seemingly forever to announce this year’s theme for the summer juried show. Chalk it up to a late winter and early spring that brought our community even closer together to show, and act on, our love for Sheila Modglin.
But the delay has kind of put everyone behind the 8-ball…or HAS IT?!?
While only 5 weeks remain until our THURSDAY, MAY 10 (at midnight) DEADLINE, our 13TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY JURIED SHOW should be a SNAP (insert finger-snapping sound there) to enter…in more ways than one!
First, summer juried shows are always easiest:
* There is NO ENTRY FEE.
* You send up to five (5) works RIGHT HERE to email@example.com.
* In addition to the VIDEO FILES or IMAGE FILES, which should be relatively high resolution (1000 pixels on the longest dimension) but manageable in size (no more than 1 mg each), include TITLES, PRICES and a single TWO-SENTENCE STATEMENT to the jury.
Add to that our THEME this time around…
IN(st)A SNAP: The evolution of the snapshot as art
In the 56 years since Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Images à la sauvette started influencing photographers, the medium has changed radically — from Polaroid’s definition of “instant” to a world in which we carry powerful cameras with us at all times. Nor do our photos go through processing to yield a pouch of 3x5s or 4x6s or, more archaic still, wait for a family or office slide show. (Which way do I load them into the carousel?!)
Nope. We put our best shots out there for the world to see. Photos and videos that comment on the state of that world, that show unique perspectives, take you into intimate moments, represent your family milestones or demonstrate sheer artistry. Images packed with empathy, bursting with pride, rife with humor, perhaps epitomizing beauty you cannot help but share.
This is the fodder of your entries to IN(st)A SNAP…
ANYTHING YOU’VE POSTED ON YOUR INSTAGRAM FEED BY APRIL 1, 2018.
We are looking for both images, optimally square ones, and videos that you believe represent how you use (and maybe elevate) the snapshot art form. You need to be the creator (reposts or images manufactured from others’ art don’t count), and you need to use your two-sentence statement to tell the jury what you love most about them — or how the world reacted to them.
And, importantly, make sure to send your INSTAGRAM ADDRESS so the jury can visit your feed.
Again, please send all of this by THURSDAY, MAY 10. You will find out the jury’s decisions during the week of May 21. If your work gets into IN(st)A SNAP, we will have a uniform framing requirement, which we’ll share at that time — and if your videos get in (and we do want videos, too!), we’ll work with you on an installation in our 3D case. Last but not least, you need to deliver accepted work on Saturday, June 2, between 10:30 AM and 12 NOON.
Also, if you’re OUT OF TOWN, don’t hesitate to ENTER! Not for a second. We’ll get your work — assuming the jury says YES — on the Wall. This is an easy way to get back into our space without having to ship a larger work across country or beyond.
We look forward to your entries — and keep on posting! You are part of the snapshot revolution.