Knoxville Photo 2013 | July 5-26, 2013 at the Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
Entry form at bottom of page, or download and print the application here: PDF / Word
Statement of Purpose
Hosted by the Arts & Culture Alliance, the first annual Knoxville Photo 2013 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, R.L. Gibson, 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.
R.L. Gibson is a nationally-shown artist working and “living on vacation” in Gatlinburg, Tennessee with work in galleries from New York to Los Angeles. Gibson opened her newest Xerography series Psychomachia with Arizona artist Jerry Portelli. She is now working on a text series for show in 2013/2014. Gibson works almost exclusively as a Xerographist, producing complicated layered photographic compositions and then hand-transferring these images to a variety of substrates resulting in a unique monotype. In addition to producing her own work and work in collaboration with other artists, Gibson also runs ArtAndArtDeadlines.com, a fun and quirky, food-themed art blog that offers reviews of emerging artists, shows from great galleries, and FREE Art Deadlines and Calls for Entry as an artist’s resource. For more information on R.L. Gibson, visit www.rlgibson.com.
At least $600 in cash awards will be presented at the exhibition’s Opening Reception on July 5 at the Emporium. Awards include: $200 Best in Show, four $100 Best of Category awards, and a cash award for Best Work by an Alliance member. In addition, the juror will provide written comments on all entries. Awards are as designated by the juror, whose decision is final.
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, and environmental 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 email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, May 19, 2013.
We strongly encourage artists to follow up on receipt of entry.
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
Entry forms, images, and fees received in Arts & Culture Alliance office by: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Acceptance notification sent: Monday, June 10
Hand delivery dates to Emporium Center: Monday-Tuesday, July 1-2, between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
**Shipped works must arrive by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, July 2.
Exhibit opens to the public with reception and Awards Ceremony: “First Friday”, July 5, 2013, 5:00-9:00 PM
Last day of exhibition: Friday, July 26, 2013
Pick-up work (no work is released before end of show): Monday-Tuesday, July 29-30, 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 August 9, 2013.
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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The nonrefundable entry fee is $30 for up to three works ($20 for Arts & Culture Alliance members and students). Up to seven additional entries may be submitted for $5/each ($4 for members/students).
If you prefer to pay by check, please mail payment to:
Arts & Culture Alliance
PO Box 2506
Knoxville, TN 37901