Where in the World? People, Places and Events
Prize Awards: First Place - $400, Second Place - $300, Third Place - $200 and Three Honorable Mentions.
Accepted Images: All images selected by juror will be
exhibited throughout the Mpls Photo Center Galleries and published in a
full color Exhibit Book for purchase.
Submission Deadline: July 25th, 2011
On Exhibit: October 7th thru November 27th
Opening Reception: October 7th, 7:00 to 10:00 PM, Mpls Photo Center 1st & 2nd Floor Galleries
About the Call for Entry
Photography likes to
break out of the studio and inhabit the world. Few things artists do
are as immediately engaged with the dynamics of life and the environment
as photography. Cameras have been on the bottom of the ocean and on the
surface of the moon. They’ve seen everything, from weddings to wars,
and they’ve augmented almost every attempt to understand life and our
place in it. Where in the World: People, Places and Events will bring
together a diverse group of photographers that interrogate the
individuals, environments, and actions that comprise our universe.
Toby Kamp Exhibit Juror: Toby Kamp is currently
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection, Houston,
has organized solo exhibitions by artists such as Claes Oldenburg,
Ellsworth Kelly, Tim Lee, Vanessa Beecroft, Martin Kersels, Adi Nes,
Michael Queenland, Torsten Slama, and Torolab, a design collaborative in
Tijuana, Mexico, as well as organized thematic survey and catalogue
projects including The Old, Weird America,No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston, Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, and, with curatorial teams, Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art and Space Is the Place.
A graduate of the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of
Art and the Getty Museum Leadership Institute, Kamps has written on
contemporary art and artists for numerous exhibition catalogues and
magazines. In 2008, The Old Weird America won the award “Best Thematic Museum Show Nationally” from the International Association of Art Critics (AICA/USA), and in 2006 From Baja to Bar Harbor: Transnational Contemporary Art
won “Best Group Show in Institutional/University Gallery or Non-Profit
Space, New England.” Prior to his CAMH appointment, Kamps was Senior
Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Director of the
Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland; and
Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Cost for Entry: $35 first 5 images, $10 each additional
Submitting Your Entries:
Submit your work via our online Smarter Entry System.
To submit click on Account Login to begin. Create an account if you
don’t already have one. Simply pay online then upload your images.
All entries are submitted via our on-line system. When you see the
image thumbnail under Submitted Images, you image has been received for
the show/contest. You will be able to change an image or add additional
information regarding that image, at no cost, by logging into your
account. Changes may be made up to the appropriate deadline.
When preparing images for uploading, please adhere to the following file specifications:
sRGB or RGB color space (standard) - NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)
Save files to 72 ppi resolution; flatten layers, 8 bit JPEG files (16 bit will not upload.)
Sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional
JPG format, compression level 8 (medium). Compression level will not affect the quality of viewed images.
Use period preceding jpg in the file name. Characters (!@#$%^&*()_+) will result in uploading problems.
Results Announced: August 2nd, 2011
Acceptance: All entrants will receive an e-mail
notification. Accepted images will be posted on the Mpls Photo Center’s
website along with instructions for gallery presentation.
Exhibit Prints: Mpls Photo Center will only accept
framed prints with a bright white mat and traditional black wooden or
metal frame (nothing ornate). Printing, framing, and shipping are the
responsibility of the exhibiting artist. For the convenience of those
not living in Minnesota we offer optional fine art printing and framing
services at an additional cost to the photographer. Additional
information will be provided upon acceptance into the exhibit.