This American Landscape
May 1st - June 1st
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 8th 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions
274 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
This American Landscape
A photographic call for entry
Guest Juror: Jim Dow
ENTRY DEADLINE: March 29, 2018
FEE: 3 images for $20
SHOW DATES: May 1, 2018 – Jun.1, 2018
RECEPTION: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 530-730pm
SUBMISSION: Artists are invited to submit thematic work which addresses issues within the American Landscape to include history, politics, land-use, ecology, economy, and collective memory.
ELIGIBILITY: The exhibition is open to all photographers working in analog and digital mediums, color and black & white, including alternative processes. Any format, camera, and style is acceptable. Maximum frame size is 24”x36”, square pieces should be a 30” on the longest side.
- Submit 3 images via email to: email@example.com
- Image Size/format: jpeg, 72dpi, sRGB, 1500px on the long side
- Please Name your files accordingly: Artist Name_numericalsequence (ie. Marshall_Field_1, Marshall_Field_2, Marshall_Field_3)
- Please do not send zip files
- In the Subject Line of your email, include your name and the Call for Entry category (example: Marshall_Field Submission – This American Landscape)
- In the body of the email include the following information: Your Name, Image Titles, Location and Year of Photographs, brief artist statement 250 words or less, and a link to your website
- To complete your submission, entry fee must be paid prior to submission deadline. You should receive a confirmation of payment and a confirmation of image submission. Please send confirmation of payment with your submission
NOTIFICATION: Notifications will be made the second week of April. Pieces selected for exhibition must be delivered to the gallery between April 21 -27, 2018.
ABOUT THE JUROR:
Jim Dow’s photographs focus on the passage of time as it is recorded in landscapes from North Dakota to Great Britain to Argentina. Using an 8 x 10 inch view camera, Dow turns his lens to roadside signs, aging buildings, and interiors that feel locked in another era. His images honestly record the scenes before his camera, avoiding sentiments of nostalgia while paying tribute to marks made to the land by current and past residents. A leading American photographer, Dow pushes his viewer to reconsider familiar surroundings and discern the beauty and cultural history hidden in a North Dakota car wash, Argentinean barbershop, or British convenience store. Jim Dow is an internationally exhibited artist represented in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, J. Paul Getty Museum, Library of Congress, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Dow has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, LEF Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship among many other grants and commissions. His work has been published in Marking the Land (2007) and Where We Live: Photographs from the Berman Collection (2006) as well as in international magazines and academic and fine art journals. Dow has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts for over twenty years.
Image Credit: Logan Roderick, Graduating Class of 2016