Call for Entry | Portraiture: Pictures in Photography

Black Box Gallery

Due: July 8, 2015
Portraiture: Pictures in Photography | Black Box Gallery
Theme: Portrait Photography
Juror: Kelli Pennington

Black Box Gallery will host a juried group photography exhibition on contemporary portrait photography. Pose and Gesture, Image and Identity, Documentary and Street, Constructed Narrative, Self Portrait, Environmental, Vernacular and Snapshot, Fashion and Nude, all have visual arguments to make in the world of portraiture photography. What is the character, attitude and expression that binds this genre together?

About Juror:

Kelli Pennington received her MFA in photography from Syracuse University. She is an instructor of photography in Portland, Oregon. Kelli works in both the fine arts and editorial fields. Her work has been exhibited and written about nationally and she has won fellowships and awards.

Please visit Kelli’s website.

Deadline: July 8
Exhibition Dates: August 1-20, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday August 7, 6-8:00 pm

Each exhibition will have 24 photographs selected by the juror for exhibiton at the gallery.
An additional 30 photographs will be selected by the juror 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 will provide Free printing, Free matting and Free 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: info.blackboxgallery@gmail.com
Title the email: Portraiture: Pictures in Photography
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.

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