We are looking for work to mount a new kind of photo exhibition to start off the new year and are excited to announce our next Call for Entries! Coming in mid-January, The Naked Print will open on January 17th as a showcase for alternate ways to present your photography. We are accepting entries now through November 15th, full details on The Naked Print can be found on CaFE at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5613
The Naked Print: Is a call for work with no boundary layer, no barrier between the viewer and the work. This is your chance to go topless, no glass, no glazing, display your work without reflections. Explore the physical qualities of ink or emulsion on paper, without hiding surface, texture, and material under glass. Open to all subject matter, a juried call to celebrate the physicality of the print itself, the naked print.
Lose prints, top mounted prints, prints on aluminum, canvas, or fabric are some of the options. Sculptural works and handmade books are also welcome. Float frames are acceptable as are conventionally framed and or matted work so long as there is no glazing. This call is open to all forms of photography and photo-based work, alternative processes, and photo-based printmaking. The only requirement is that the work includes some form of photographic process and that you build no walls or barriers between the viewer and the work – no glass, no plexi unless it’s behind the print! Show us your true colors and go topless!
Open Call for photographs of any subject matter, in any style, on any substrate the only restriction is no barrier between the work and the viewer.
Entry via CaFE at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5613
Important Timeline Dates
Exhibition: Thursday, January 17th, thru Friday, February 15th, 2019
Registration: Deadline: December 1st, 2018
Reception and Awards: January 17th, 2019 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Delivery of Accepted Work: On or before January 12, 2019
Juror: Stephen Fisher, Steven is a master printmaker and professor at Rhode Island College. Stephan earned an M.F.A. in printmaking from Yale University and has spent the better part of the past 35 years teaching printmaking. In addition, Stephen is an accomplished artist with a unique application of glass plate printmaking as part of his practice.
Fisher’s work has been exhibited in a variety of national and international venues and earned numerous awards in a wide range of competitions. His drawings and prints can be found in numerous public, corporate and private collections. Public recognition of Fisher’s efforts includes 3 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowships and a regional N.E.A. Fellowship.
Stephen has a fascination with the viscosity of light and the tactile, sensual quality of materials. Recognized for his hyper-realistic drawings and prints he freely admits that on the most basic level all of his images are just so much dirt on paper. The tactile presence of material compulsively manipulated is perhaps the only real part of this realism. http://www.stephenfisherartist.com/
The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, RICPA
Located in the heart of Providence, RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication, and mutual support.
RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in the Photographic Arts. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space. Members should share a passion for creating, appreciating, or learning about all forms of photo-based media. We work to provide a platform for artistic expression, that fosters dialogue and drives innovation in the photographic arts.
The Gallery at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is a member of Gallery Night Providence https://www.gallerynight.org/
First Place: $200
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50
Eligibility: Artists of all levels who are at least 18 years or older are invited to enter.
Artwork: Open to all forms of photographic image-making in any process or technology, current or historical. Work must be your original creation. All work must be exhibition ready (provide custom hardware if needed, magnets etc.) no saw-tooth hangers, please. Work that does not follow the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited.
Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to 10 photographs. The entry fee is $20 for the first two images and $10 for each subsequent image. Current RICPA Members receive a 20% discount on all entry fees.
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All CaFE fees are non-refundable and must be paid by credit/debit card. Payment of those fees indicates the acknowledgment of the terms and conditions of the exhibition. Juror’s decisions are final.
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Size Limit: Maximum size 48” including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work.
In-Person Delivery of Accepted Work: In-person deliveries will be accepted January 12th, noon till 5:30 pm or by appointment. The RICPA Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor at 118 North Main Street Providence, RI 02903
Shipment of Accepted Work: Shipped deliveries should be scheduled to arrive by January 14th. Shipped work must be accompanied by a prepaid, return label. Please make sure that you label your work on the back with your name or name on the shipping label if different.
Return of Work: For artists who delivered their art in-person pickup will be on February 16th Shipped art will be returned in the packaging in which it was sent using the provided prepaid return shipping label. The artist is solely responsible for any charges that may arise from inadequate packaging, or redirected shipments.
Sales & Commissions: The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts retains a 40% commission on works sold, 20% for current members.
Liability – Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against RI Center for Photographic Arts, including the officers, members, and employees. RICPA will exercise all reasonable care in handling entries, but will not assume any liability for loss or damage while in RICPA’s possession or in transit. Work should be independently insured by the artist.
Usage Rights: The artist retains all copyright to the images submitted. By submitting images you are giving RICPA the right to use the images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and for reproduction online. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from RICPA. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Submitting artists will be added to RICPA’s email subscriber list. They may opt out using a link on each email at any time. RICPA reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control. Payment of the submission fee indicates acknowledgment of all terms and conditions.
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