Call for submissions for photo:object exhibition + zine

Press release:

photo:object @ PUSH – Open Call To ALL
Exhibition + Zine

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY 5.1.17 (all work must be DELIVERED by this date) / email submission info. below to secure your spot in the show by FRIDAY 4/28/17
Dates: opening reception May 5, 7-10pm / show runs through June

Call for entry: Photography is commonly considered a 2D media, though many artists have challenged the picture plane and pushed the photograph into the realm of “object.”

This open call is designed to challenge makers of all kinds to make a “photograph” which pushes the boundary of “object.” Any work will be accepted into this salon-style show, in any format, of any size, as long as it may be considered a “photo:object.” The short timeline on this call is intentional: set some constraints for yourself and make a thing now. Challenge your studio practice. Take a risk. Shake shit up. Think outside the picture plane, y’all. (Already completed works will also be accepted).

other details:
+ please EMAIL artist’s name and super-short bio, title of work, image of work, materials used, and price (if for sale) by April 28 (so I can start curating the works and editing the zine) or as soon as work is completed and mailed or dropped off.
+ works behind glass or “traditionally” framed are unwelcome (glassless shadowboxes or non-traditional framing is OK as long as it still feels object-like). works will be hung salon-style, using a variety of mostly visible fixtures, ie: binder clip, thumbtack, washi tape, etc. (please include hanging hardware for heavy or particularly challenging pieces, or suggested hanging preference for smaller works with no specific hanging needs). limited pedestals may be available, floor space is available, hanging from ceiling is possible (get in touch for specifics).
+ artists may submit works in a series, or any number of individual works, as many works as possible will be shown, space allowing.
+ photo:object is hosted by PUSH Gallery, and curated by lydia see. Commission will be 50/50: 40% to PUSH, 10% to lydia see (to cover/reimburse installation costs/incidental expenses/help with zine production) and 50% to artist.
+ return postage for mailed works will be covered by each artist – if your work does not sell/is not for sale you must cover your own return shipping.
+ a Zine “catalogue” will be made (as a tangible extension of the photo:object concept) and pre-order will be available during the opening. Contributors will each receive a copy. If artists wish to contribute an essay or statement to the zine, this may also be submitted with the email materials.
+ tag submissions and process shots / view others’ work: #PhotoObjectPUSH

Works may be mailed to/dropped off at:
lydia see c/o PUSH
25 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

More info here.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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