Photographers of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, or British Columbia

Deadline: Dec. 23, 2011    
Images: 10  

OVERVIEW: Blue Sky established the Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers program in 2007 to feature a juried public archive of original prints by contemporary photographers based in the region.The Drawers program has quickly become a favorite aspect of Blue Sky’s ongoing programming, available to approximately 25,000 visitors annually. For 2012—to coincide with the newly inaugurated Portland Photo Month (every April)—Blue Sky is expanding the geographic scope of the Drawers to include up to 80 photographers from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska.

GUIDELINES: Any photographer who is a current resident of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or Alaska is invited to submit work for consideration. Please provide exactly 10 images from a single series or body of work created within the last five years. If an applicant has previously been featured in the Drawers, the submission must be of new or different work. Submitted images must be the same as the original prints intended for inclusion in the Drawers. Only one entry per artist is permitted.

All accepted works must be delivered to the gallery matted in standard sizes. Due to the physical dimensions of each drawer, matted works are not to exceed 20” x 24”. The jurors welcome a concise artist statement, CV or resume, and details about each print including medium, size, and price. This material will be made accessible to visitors perusing the Drawers. Blue Sky seeks to offer all prints selected for the Drawers available for sale with a commission retained by Blue Sky. Artists who are currently represented by a gallery are asked to insure that a Drawers entry does not infringe on any standing agreements before you make a submission. Blue Sky will not be responsible for negotiating commissions with an artist’s representation.

Blue Sky is accepting submissions for this call via Deadline for submissions is midnight (MST) on December 23, 2011. There is no entry fee. Blue Sky cannot respond to inquiries about the status of a submission, nor are the jurors able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, January 27, 2012. Accepted works must be received at Blue Sky to be deposited into the Drawers no later than 5:00 PM on March 16, 2012.

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