Statement of Purpose
Hosted by the Arts & Culture Alliance, the second annual Knoxville Photo was developed to provide a forum for artists to compete on a national scale and display their work. Approximately 40-50 photographic works from both emerging and established artists will be selected by the juror, Joe Longobardi, for exhibition in the main gallery of the beautifully-restored Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville’s downtown arts anchor location. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Joe Longobardi has worked professionally as a photographer for seven years in the Asheville, North Carolina area engaging in editorial, portrait, documentary, and street photography. He attended the Art Institute of Boston where he studied fine art and Illustration. Between his days as a student he was in a touring/recording Rock band called Attika that released several albums in the United States, Europe and Asia on several record labels. After art school, he worked as an Illustrator and cartoonist for numerous publications that included newspaper distributor King Features Syndicate. Joe gradually made the move to photography as a means of personal expression employing both traditional darkroom and digital photography techniques and mediums. He exhibits locally and regionally in group and solo shows. His photos have also appeared a number of publications and books including Our State Magazine (NC) and The Defibulators Songbook by Mel Bay Publications. He is also a regular contributor to the Laurel of Asheville Magazine writing instructional articles on photography techniques featuring examples of his work. Joe is a member of the f32 Group that helps promote the art and appreciation of photography through lectures and seminars. Joe Longobardi has several books in the works featuring photographs of downtown Asheville that explore the city's unique bohemian lifestyle. For more information, visit www.joelongobardiphotography.com.
At least $1,000 in cash awards will be presented at the exhibition’s Opening Reception on May 2, 2014 at the Emporium. Awards include: $500 Best in Show, four $125 Best of Category awards, and a cash award for Best Work by an Alliance member. Exhibiting artists will receive a catalog of the exhibition. Awards are as designated by the juror, whose decision is final. The juror will give a talk at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 2, 2014.
Eligibility and Size Requirements
I. Works may not have previously exhibited in any Alliance exhibition at the Emporium Center or in any Alliance satellite gallery (including Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport).
II. Entries must be original works completed within the last two years in the following categories:
- The Human Experience (streetscapes, cityscapes, environmental/human portraiture)
- Our Earth (landscapes, animals, nature – should not include man-made objects in the imagery)
- Travel (any subject or genre, taken while away from home – may include man-made objects in the imagery)
- Digital Imagination (digitally enhanced in the camera or in post-production, including composites, montages, abstracts)
III. Photography submitted may be enhanced (saturation, tonal levels, brightness, focus stacking, etc.) using any of the tools available in a post-graphics editing program such as Photoshop or Lightroom.
IV. Images cannot be altered from their original state with additions (imported items from another image) or significantly changed from their original state (using in-camera techniques or editing programs) except in the “Digital Imagination” category.
V. The maximum allowed size is 40” x 40”.
VI. Works must be suitably framed/mounted and WIRED to fit over a 5” wide hook for installation to match the current hanging system (Walker Display).
VII. Please, no ornate frames or glass; simple frames with plexiglas are preferred.
Sales & Commission
Every effort is made to promote sales. All sales are handled by the Arts & Culture Alliance, who retains a 25% commission (20% for cash and check sales). The Alliance assumes that sales tax is included in the price of every piece of artwork. The Artist is responsible for remitting applicable sales tax to the state of Tennessee Sales and Use Tax Department (www.tn.gov/revenue/tntaxes/salesanduse.htm). The receipt of funds from sales, the retention of commissions, and the disbursement of monies to the Artist will be handled by the Alliance. Sold works are to remain in the exhibition until its official closing date and time, unless an alternate arrangement can be reached that is mutually agreeable to the Alliance, the Artist, and the purchaser of the artwork.
The nonrefundable entry fee is $30 for up to three images ($20 for Arts & Culture Alliance members and students). Up to seven additional images may be submitted for $5/each ($4 for members/students). Diptychs are considered one work. Works are juried by digital image only; awards will be selected by the juror in person. Send digital images as JPG files, identifying image with entry form number (1-10), artist last name, and title of work (example: 1.Smith.UntitledPhoto.jpg). Send digital images on CD (not DVD), at least 1600x1600 pixels each, or e-mail entries to firstname.lastname@example.org (no more than 5 MB in size to guarantee delivery of e-mail). CDs will not be returned.
Application may be mailed, faxed (865-523-7312), or e-mailed to email@example.com.
Images may be sent on CD or via e-mail.
Entry fees may be paid by check or via PayPal below.
Entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, March 23, 2014.
We strongly encourage artists to follow up on receipt of entry.
Shipment and Delivery
Shipping artwork to and from the exhibit is the responsibility of the artist. Please, no polystyrene peanuts. All shipped work must be prepaid. A check for return shipping must be received in an amount based on the stated insurance value of the piece. (Please consider that shipping costs increase over time and the return shipping may be more expensive after the duration of the exhibition than the initial shipping cost). Artist may use his/her own shipping company preference and is responsible for scheduling delivery and pick up of work. Works must be shipped in very sturdy cardboard boxes or crates. Up to $50 will be charged for replacement crates and boxes not safe enough to return works. Please be sure to include detailed packing instructions along with shipped pieces. Works must be labeled with title and artist’s name. Late or damaged work is not accepted.
Ship/deliver artwork to: Arts & Culture Alliance, 100 S Gay Street, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37901 | Attn: KNOXVILLE PHOTO 2013 | (865) 523-7543. Directions to the Emporium can be found at www.theemporiumcenter.com/visit.html
Schedule for Knoxville Photo 2014
Entry forms, images, and fees received in Arts & Culture Alliance office by: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Acceptance notification sent: Monday, April 7
Hand delivery dates to Emporium Center: Monday-Tuesday, April 28-29, between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
**Shipped works must arrive by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 29.
Exhibit opens to the public with reception and Awards Ceremony: “First Friday”, May 2, 2014, 5:00-9:00 PM with a juror’s talk at 4:00 PM and awards announced at 6:00 PM.
Exhibition dates: May 2-31, 2014
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, May 26, for the holiday.
Last day of exhibition: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Pick-up work (no work is released before end of show): Monday-Tuesday, June 2-3, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
**No work is released before end of show.
Shipped works will be crated and ready for pick up by June 11, 2014.
Receipt of the completed form constitutes your agreement with all conditions established in the prospectus. The Arts & Culture Alliance provides insurance for the exhibition. Unclaimed hand-delivered work is not insured after the posted pick-up date. It is the artist’s responsibility to provide all insurance and shipping costs on works during shipment. The Alliance reserves the right to use artist information and images for publicizing the event and/or on the Web sites at www.knoxalliance.com and www.theemporiumcenter.com. Consent to reproduce works photographically is assumed to be granted unless stated otherwise.
About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission. www.tn.gov/arts
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