Photography Without a Lens:
An Exploration of Alternate Processes Ann Jastrab, Juror
This Call for Entries has Closed
Photography Without a Lens is a juried call for entries that explore alternate photographic capture and image making techniques. We are accepting entries through May 22nd for an exhibition opening June 18th. Enter Photography Without a Lens on CaFE at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7242
Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is looking for work to explore alternate image capture and photographic processes and is open to photography exploring alternate forms of image capture or printing processes. The call is open to alternate image capture including Pinhole, Scanner, Toy Camera and all forms of Contact Printing and alternate printmaking including Carbon Print, Collodion/Wet Plate, Cyanotype, Daguerreotype, Gumoil Printing, Palladium/Platinum Printing and Van Dyke Brown Printing to name a few. The Call will be juried by Ann Jastrab, Executive Director of the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA. Ann previously served as Gallery Director at the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco.
Open Call for photographs of any subject matter, in any style, on any substrate the only requirement is that the work includes some form of alternate photographic process.
We will be clearing all of our galleries to host this exhibition opening on June 20th.
Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Total Media – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $45.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $10.00
First Place: $250
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100
Exhibition: Thursday, June 18th, thru Friday, July 10th, 2020
Registration Deadline: June 1st
Delivery of Accepted Work: TBD – exhibition will be presented online only until it is safe to host live events
Reception and Awards: June 18th, 2020 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Juror: Ann Jastrab, Ann is the Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California. Before taking the helm at CPA, Ann was the gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco where she incorporated contemporary artists with the living legends photography. Ann also worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for 10 years until their closure in 2017. Ann has curated many shows in the Bay Area while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco. While being a champion of artists, she created a thriving artist-in-residence program at RayKo where recent residents Meghann Riepenhoff, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Kathya Marie Landeros, and McNair Evans all received Guggenheim Fellowships.
Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and teacher as well.
The RI Center for Photographic Arts, RICPA 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI 02903
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/
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, 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 $45 for the first three images and $10 for each subsequent image. Current RICPA Members receive a 20% discount on the entry fee. The discount code is posted in the Call Listing on our website at https://www.riphotocenter.org. You must be login to our website for the code to be visible. 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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Want to become a RICPA Member? Membership brings many benefits and discounts, for more information and to find the membership level that fits you, visit our website at https://www.riphotocenter.org/membership-info/ You may become a member at entry, member benefits begin immediately and run 365 days from your start date.
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 June 6th, noon till 5:30pm or by appointment. The RICPA Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor at 118 North Main Street Providence, RI
Shipment of Accepted Work: Shipped deliveries should be scheduled to arrive by June 15th. 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.
Print Service: Save on shipping fees and take advantage of our professional print service complete with frame rental for the duration of the exhibition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, available for accepted entries starting at for $40 prints framed up to 16” x 20”
Return of Work: For artists who delivered their art in-person pickup will be on July 11th 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.
Questions: Contact email@example.com To learn about other RICPA exhibits and programs, visit https://www.riphotocenter.org/.