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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Call for Entry | New Directions

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General Information

The submission period for our fifth annual juried show - New Directions 2011 will be open until 20 November 2010.

New Directions seeks to discover new talent in the world of photography. Past shows have included the works of Joseph O. Holmes, Priya Kambli and Joelle Jensen. Each year emerging artists have an opportunity to have their work seen by a nationally recognized figure in the field of photography. From these entries a cohesive show emerges for display at wall space in January. This year we are excited to have the opportunity to show New Directions in our galleries in Santa Barbara and Seattle.

All submissions for this exhibition are considered for gallery representation. wall space directors and associates will review the work; however, the gallery's review will not affect the outcome of the selection process.



Juror - David Bram, Founder and Editor Fraction Magazine, Alburquerque, NM

David Bram is a fine art photographer and the editor, founder, and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art photography, showcasing the work of both emerging and very established fine art photographers. Fraction Magazine is now published on a monthly basis. Fraction Magazine was founded in 2008 and is currently on it's nineteenth issue and has shown portfolios from more than 120 photographers.

David has been reviewing portfolios at various events including Review LA, Review Santa Fe, PhotoNOLA, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Fotofest. He was also a juror for Review Santa Fe in 2010 as well as a juror for Critical Mass in 2009 and 2010. In September 2010, David was the recipient of the Griffin Museum of Photography's Rising Star Award.


Prospectus for New Directions 2011

The Portrait: "Moments of Being"

As photographers, we look for faces and expressions that tell stories. We look for character. We look for emotion.

We look for the hook, that moment of being that creates a compelling portrait. Like a modern physiognomy, a portrait tells a story equal parts subject and photographer in a single moment.

As the curator of this show, I will be looking for portraits that are edgy and daring. I want more than the traditional head shot. I want to see work that pushes the boundaries of what is normally called a portrait. (Please note: For this show, my interests are not in photo-journalistic photographs of the homeless, the needy, or third world subjects)

Photographs by Emmet Gowin and Sally Mann (for example) show a trust and a relationship between the photographer and the subject. There is a connection that is clear to the viewer; this is what I am looking for. I will also be looking for unique styles and interesting compositions. The images might be quiet, honest, sexually charged, or pure. These portraits, color or black and white, should convey a unique and powerful moment of life.

Best of Show: Blurb book credit to create your own monograph

Juror's Choice: A featured portfolio in Fraction Magazine

Director's Choice: Center's Review LA 2011 portfolio review participant

For more information please contact the gallery.

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Important Dates

Open Submission period - 1 October 2010 - 20 November 2010

Artists notified - 13 December 2010

Selected prints due to wall space gallery - 2 January 2011

wall space | Santa Barbara exhibition - 4 January - 30 January 2011

wall space | Seattle exhibition - 1 February - 26 February 2011



Entries will be accepted from the United States and Internationally.

Your entry (via mail with CD or on-line) must reach the Santa Barbara gallery by 20 November 2010.

A maximum of 5 images may be submitted

Traditional or Digital Images may be submitted

Submission fee is $35USD. If mailing entry, enclose payment. On-line entries can use google checkout or paypal to pay.

Image selections will be made and artists notified 13 December 2010.

Selected images must be delivered to the gallery framed and ready for exhibition after 13 December 2010 and before 3 January, 2011.

Framed exhibition prints must not exceed 20x24.

wall space reserves the right to edit images for poor quality printing or framing.

On-line entries must be optimized for screen view (72ppi). Maximum dimensions 765px x 595px. Maximum file size: 350KB.


Entry Links

If you choose to submit a larger picture than our maximum dimensions, the image will be resampled down to 765px x 595px at 72 ppi. The larger your pictures the longer it will take for the program to process them, so be patient. Thank you.

on-line entry

mailable pdf entry

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