Archive for October 22nd, 2014

Exhibition Opportunity

Before I tell you about this interesting exhibition opportunity I want to tell you where I found it. Well look up to the right hand corner of this page…yeah up there it says LINKS. Yep, Ireland has put together an awesome list of all sorts of info. So, instead of browsing Facebook, when you have a free minute, check out that links section….may prove to be a bit more productive :).

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(Black Box Gallery logo)

Now to this exhibition opp. This one is from the Black Box Gallery located in Portland, Oregon. According to their information page they host a juried photography exhibition on different photographic themes each month! So, if you are not interested in this month’s theme (Poetiecs of Light) then keep checking back.

What I find most interesting about this is that it does cost $35 but Five pieces can be submitted. Other opportunities I have seen only include three pieces for the same price. Also, they do all the printing. If you submit you can also have an option of selling. The gallery takes 50% but it may be worth it.

Here are the details according to Black Box Gallery:


Poetics of Light

Theme: Light

This juried group photography show at Black Box Gallery will focus on the quality and drama of light in photography. Light is the foundation of great photography and photographers need to know the importance of seeing and controlling the luminosity of light in pictures. Exposure, direction, highlight, shadow and contrast all play a major roll in creating striking and magical pictures.

Juror: Tricia Hoffman

Tricia Hoffman is the Executive Director of Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon. Tricia earned her MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School and a BS in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University. Tricia has worked in non-profit management for the past 10 years, most recently at Blue Sky Gallery and Photolucida. Previously, she was the Development Director at Mid-America Arts Alliance and Curatorial Assistant at ExhibitsUSA.

Deadline: November 5

Exhibition Dates: December 1-20, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday December 5, 5-8:00 pm

Each exhibition will have 24 photographs included by the juror for exhibiton at the gallery.

An additional 30 photographs will be selected for exhibition in our on-line gallery annex.

All 54 photographs from the show will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books.

Rules/Guidelines: Black Box provides free printing, matting and framing for all of our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff or JPEG file for our gallery to print.

We have 18” x 24” black frames. Our white mats are pre cut for 12” x 18”, 12” x 12” and 12” x 16” prints (we also have a few other odd sized matts). We print on an Epson Stylus Pro archival ink jet printer, on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment. This is a very accurate custom print, just like a custom lab would print, we have over 20 years of custom printing experience.

All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will shread all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files.

File agreement for accepted photographers: Black Box will only print one exhibition print. If there is a sale inquiry, the photographer will be notified before a sale is confirmed, edition information will be discussed with photographer, the photographer will be sent a authentication document to be signed and go with the print to the collector. No sale or printing of file will happen without prior consent and agreement of photographer. All rights remain to the file and print with the photographer, to be used only with their prior consent. Exhibition print will not be sold, but used in our flatfile at Black Box Gallery only to promote the photographers work.

Black Box Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales, 50% goes to the photographer. If artist prefers the print does not have to be for sale. Print will be for exhibition and promotion only.

Notification: All photographers will be notified 7-12 days after the deadline about juror selections.

Entry Fee: $35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos). Use Pay Pal or send check to:

If sending a check: please indicate sending a check in the email submission.

Black Box Gallery, 811 East Burnside St. # 212, Portland Oregon 97214.

How to apply: Send in the entry fee and then send an email to:

Title the email: Poetics of Light

In the body of the email please include the following info:

Your Name
Exhibition Name
Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name
Attach up to 5 photos, as instructed below

File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 3MB or less each (saved).

Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, firstname_lastname3.jpg, etc…

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.

Copyright: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.