UPSHOT! 1st Annual Photo Exhibition Call for Entries

UPSHOT! 1st Annual Photo Exhibition Call for Entries

This Deadline Expired: Monday, May 17, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for UPSHOT! Up Arts Incubator’s 1st Annual Juried Photography Show, which will be held in the gallery located in Lansdale, PA, and online from June 18th – July 30th.

Artists may choose to have their work shown online only if they prefer to not ship or hand-deliver their work for the in-person show.

All work chosen for the show, in-person and/or online, will be eligible to receive the “Best in Show” award and/or the Director’s Choice award.

UPSHOT! celebrates all forms of photography from traditional b/w to alternative processes to digital composites. If your work is derivative, the majority of the images used should be your own and those incorporated from other sources should not violate any copyright issues. This is an anything goes type of show. One “Best in Show” award will be chosen by the show’s juror, Juliette Cook, InLiquid Development Director, and one “Director’s Choice” award will be chosen by the gallery.

All submissions should not have a dimension larger than 30″ inches, including the matte and frame. Frameless, professionally mounted images are also acceptable, such as images on wood, acrylic, or aluminum. And, all pieces should be wired for hanging. Please no sawtooth hanging hardware or drilled holes.

About the Show’s Juror:

Juliette Cook has worked closely with contemporary artists throughout her career, advocating for their creative practices from various roles within museums, art centers, and foundations. She has written press and public statements for William Kentridge, Takashi Murakami, and many other internationally recognized artists while MoMA P.S.1. She has developed project proposals for Hank Willis Thomas and Zanele Muholi while at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Earlier in her career, at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, she organized exhibitions of work by dozens of artists, many of whom have gone on to great acclaim, including Mierle Leiderman Ukeles, Virgil Marti, Gabriel Martinez, and many others.

Juliette is currently a Trustee and Treasurer of the Penn Treaty SSD, a foundation serving the civic and cultural needs of the Philadelphia riverwards neighborhoods, and is the Development Director for InLiquid, a non-profit arts organization serving artists and audiences in Philadelphia.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is $25 for 2 images. Each additional image is $5.

Deadline for Entries: Monday, May 17th, 2021

Artists Notified: May 23rd, 2021

Hand-delivered Art Drop Off: May 30th, 2021, June 5th and June 6th (individual appts by request)

Shipped Art Due at Gallery: Please schedule your shipment to arrive between May 31st – June 5th. A separate shipping address will be provided to you.

Exhibit Dates: June 18th – July 30th, 2020

Opening Gallery Reception: June 18th, 5 – 8 pm, socially distanced. Entry will be by timed appointment.

Contact: director@upartsincubator.com

For more information on how to submit, check out the UPSHOT! website.

Up Arts Incubator, 127 E Main St., Lansdale PA 19446

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