Call for Entry | Greatest Hits 2015 SPESC Regional Student Juried Exhibition

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Due: August 15, 2015
Greatest Hits 2015 SPESC Regional Student Juried Exhibition | The Lightwell Gallery, School of Art and Art History at OU.
Jurors: Jennings Sheffield and Kristina Smith

DESCRIPTION
Students are an important component of the Society of Photographic Education, they inspire and challenge their photography instructors in meaningful ways every day. This exhibition is an opportunity to highlight the best student work present within the South Central region as evidence of an important catalyst for learning. Students submitting and accepted are encouraged to attend the conference and the Awards ceremony for this exhibition. There will be a short description of the photography work submitted along with the jury process.

LOCATION
As part of the regional SPE SC conference in Oklahoma City & Norman, there will be a juried student exhibition. The Lightwell Gallery is located in the central atrium of the School of Art & Art History at the University of Oklahoma. It’s a large space, with an uninterrupted footprint of 20’ by 65’, and a unique 45’ high, sky-lit ceiling providing visibility from studios, offices, and hallways from one and two stories above the gallery floor.

JURORS
The SPE Multicultural Caucus’ purpose is to facilitate the investigation of multicultural image-makers and image making in regional, national, and international contexts. The official jurors from the Multicultural Caucus.

H. Jennings Sheffield, a contemporary artist working in lens based media, digital video and sound installation. Her work has been widely shown across the US and internationally, including: The Print Center in Philadelphia, Houston Fine Art Fair, Lens Culture, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon, and Medien Kultur Haus Wels, Austria. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Baylor University.

Kristina Smith, a narrative photographer and artist whose creative research focuses on memory, story telling, and the human condition. She currently resides in Denton, TX, where she earned her MFA from Texas Woman’s University. She currently is the
acting Interim Gallery Director at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally.

THEME AND REQUIREMENTS
There is no theme for this exhibition. The work does not need to be made for a specific photography class or be part of a project but it must have been made while you were enrolled as a student at a higher education institution from the SPE
SC region. It should be your best work. Please see your photo instructor(s) for advice regarding this submission.

ELIGIBLE WORK
2015 SPE SC regional conference celebrates the plurality of photography. From traditional to digital to alternative processes to video, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Fine Art photography, documentary, commercial, mixed media incorporating photography, photo books & sculptures, and digital imaging and collages – are all eligible! Please submit your best photo-based work that was made over the past 2 years from Fall 2013 to Fall 2015.

FEE FOR SUBMISSION
There is no entry fee. All submissions should be submitted via email as jpgs. Please see instructions for submission. Students will be responsible for the cost of shipping of all accepted artwork to and from the exhibition venue, if required. To do this, you will need to include a UPS or FedEx Return Label with your ready-to-hang work.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
Must be a currently enrolled student at an institution within the SPE SC regional conference in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Submission Instructions Send images for 3 artworks as JPEGS with the submission form via email to okc2015spesc@yahoo.com. Save files as: Last Name_First Initial_student_(number – 01, 02, 03)_(view – if applicable). jpg Examples: Smith_J_student_01.jpg or Smith_J_student_01_view1.jpg. Files should not exceed 2.5MB in size, 1,000 pixels on the longest dimension, Save as AdobeRGB, and 2 views as appropriate for 3-D related work. Please note: Improperly titled jpegs and/or a missing submission form will result in your submission(s) not being reviewed.

IMPORTANT DATES
Call Deadline for Submission: August 15, 2015 by Midnight CST
Date of Notification: August 24, 2015
Arrival Shipment / Drop Off Dates: September 10 – 11th, 2015 by 4:30 PM
Return Shipment / Pick-Up Dates: October 5 – 6th, 2015 9 – 4:30 PM
Exhibition dates: September 14th – October 2nd, 2015.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES
Up to 3  pieces in a photo-related medium, finished in an appropriate manner, and ready to be displayed.

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