Entry is open for “the heart goes nine” a juried call for entries that explore personal vision. We are accepting entries through December 13th for an exhibition opening February 20th. Entry for the heart goes nine can be found on CaFE at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7242
J. Sybylla Smith, jsybyllasmith.com is an independent curator, educator and photographer with international reach. Through all her activities she is invested in helping others develop their personal vision. In this Call for Entries we are looking for photography that is, personal… the work that moves you yet may not fit into preexisting categories. In this call we are looking for idiosyncratic means of visual expression which are experimental, innovative and heartfelt. In essence we are looking for a visual representation of your heart song.
We will be clearing all of our galleries to host this exhibition opening on February 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
the heart goes nine: – Exploring Personal Vision
Will be juried by J. Sybylla Smith, who brings her personal belief – “for every mile the eye sees the heart goes nine” and is turning it into an opportunity for photographers to explore their personal vision and unique image making abilities to visualize their heart song.
Taking her cue from ee cummings and the last line of his poem, Songs(VII) in which he writes: “for every mile the feet go the heart goes nine” she has paraphrased his sentiment for this exhibit – for every mile the eye sees the heart goes nine.
ee cummings was a master innovator who disrupted convention. An intrepid experimenter, he went beyond previously held notions of form and syntax in his art form of poetry, courageously breaking the bounds of traditional techniques and structure. Drawing from his courage to move beyond traditional constraints, we are looking to present a diverse yet highly personal look at image-making and photography’s ability to capture and express emotion. We are looking for photography that is experimental, personal… the work that moves you yet may not fit into preexisting categories. In this call we are looking for idiosyncratic means of visual expression which are experimental, innovative and heartfelt. In essence we are looking for a visual representation of your heart song.
First Place: $250
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100
The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI
Exhibition: Thursday, February 20th, thru Friday, March 13th, 2020
Registration Deadline: December 13th
Delivery of Accepted Work: On or before February 15th
Reception and Awards: February 20th, 2020 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Juror: J. Sybylla Smith, jsybyllasmith.com is an independent curator, educator and photographer with international reach. Through all her activities she is invested in helping others develop their personal vision. Her Concept Aware® curriculum provides a unique concept development framework to strengthen creative practice. Smith lectures and writes on visual culture, the creative practice and gender parity in photography. Concept Aware® is taught in a variety of formats including weekend workshops in her Somerville MA studio and a week-long class taught at Maine Media College and Workshops. As an adjunct professor, thesis advisor and guest lecturer she has worked with the School of Visual Arts New York, Harvard University, Emerson College, Emmanuel College and Tufts Museum School of the Fine Arts. She has curated exhibitions internationally and her involvement in Tokyo Photo and Paris Photo has established her relationships with international galleries and arts organizations. She has juried for Critical Mass by Photolucida and the traveling exhibit, the Fence, sponsored by United Photo Industries. She is an avid portfolio reviewer participating in photo-centric reviews nationally and is an active member of the Society of Photographic Educators.
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.
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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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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 February 15th, 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 February 17th. 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 October 12th 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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