Submissions to ABSTRACTION close in

DEADLINE May 17th, 2017 23:59 EST
This exhibition's juror will privately critique up to 10 images. 7 Critiques Remain.

Juror: Blue Mitchell

PHOTO © Blue Mitchell

Abstraction in art and photography is defined as the use of a visual language of color, shape, form, and line to create an image that may exist with an independence from visual references in the real world. 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Submissions Close:17 May 17 23:59 EST
Selections Announced:by 25 May 17
On-Line Check-in Due:2 June 17
Work Receipt Deadline:19 June 17
Exhibit Opens:22 June 17
Artists' Reception:TBD
Exhibit Closes:16 July 17
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The concept of abstract art goes back as far as Plato, who stated “Straight lines and circles are not only beautiful, but eternally beautiful”. While abstract art itself may have existed since before recorded time, it did not become formalized until the modern era. As the technology of photography paralleled the trends in art, so abstraction became part of the photographic idiom. Almost everyone who’s used a camera seriously has produced an abstract image, if only by accident.

For this exhibition, we’re seeking photos in which color, form, design, and shape take the place of a representation of reality. Think of peeling paint, ripples on water, pat-terns in concrete or asphalt. This is an opportunity to let your imagination off its leash.

Juror: Blue Mitchell

Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer. Based in Portland, OR, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts. He is the founder of One Twelve Publishing which originates photography based pro-jects in both print and online gallery formats. One Twelve published their first monograph, a book of large-format photography. 

In 2008 One Twelve launched a photo-graphic print magazine, Diffusion, ( a contributor- and reader-supported annual that celebrates unconventional and artfully- crafted photography. One Twelve also runs the online photo gallery Plates to Pixels, which bridges the gap between antiquated and contemporary photographic processes.

Mitchell has curated and juried many exhibi-tions. He has been a juror for Critical Mass and a reviewer for photo festivals across the country. He teaches workshops and pre-sents lectures and panel discussions on hand-crafted photography.


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