Call for Submissions: Selfies for Survival

Call for Submissions: Selfies for Survival

This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Deadline: February 25, 2017

 

SELFIES for RESISTANCE / SELFIES for HEALING / SELFIES for VANITY / SELFIES for BEING SEEN / SELFIES for LIKES / SELFIES for CONTROL / SELFIES for VULNERABILITY / SELFIES for SADNESS / SELFIES for HELP / SELFIES for DISMANTLING / SELFIES for FUN / SELFIES for JOY / SELFIES for NOTHING / SELFIES for EVERYTHING


Selfies for Survival is a mail-in* art exhibition celebrating selfies and their role in our journeys toward healing, self-love and surviving oppression. BIPoC, queer/trans, fat, and disabled folks especially encouraged to submit. Nudity is allowed for individuals 18 years of age and over. Feel free to define “selfie” in your own terms.

To submit:

Send up to 3 photographic selfies or self-portraits no larger than 5×7 inches with your name or handle written clearly on the back. Please include your email for updates and communication regarding the show. You may include a short written statement to accompany the images if you wish. If you would like the items to be returned to you, include a self-addressed and stamped envelope.

There is no fee for submission. All submissions will be accepted unless they do not conform to the specifications above or contain oppressive content.

Mail or drop-off all materials by February 25th, 2017 to:Selfie Show c/o A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19143.

*If you lack the ability to print and mail your images, digital files will be accepted via submission to SelfiesForSurvival@gmail.com by February 20th, 2017.

Opening: Saturday March 4, 2017 6-9PMShow dates: March 4th – March 30th, 2017

A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  Erne’s drawings and prints have been featured in numerous invitational and juried national exhibitions. The Lives and Traumas of Stuffed Animals is a series of comically disturbing depictions of Mr. Bunny and his friends under siege. The series is made up of very large graphite pencil drawings, woodblocks, etchings, and lithographs. Although there is a playful side, the underlining theme is fear, cruelty, and survival.  In recurring distressful situations people often become like dolls, presenting a steady happy personae no matter what is happening.  Though the circumstances represented in the work are not real, no stuffed animals were hurt in the making of the work, they capture the aura that surrounds a person who has no control but will not give in.
Elaine M. Erne
Elaine M. Erne

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh,…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia,…

Elaine M. Erne, co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Erne’s drawings…

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Elyce Abrams
Elyce Abrams

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Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between…

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John Howell White
John Howell White

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John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The…

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State…

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