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Leica Store Gallery DC Call for Entries: “Beauty”

Leica Store Gallery DC announces a national call for entries for their May 2014 Juried Exhibition open to all Leica photographers, residing in the US, to capture their interpretations of 'Beauty’.
 
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty…” – John Keats.
 
Our surrounding world is in a constant state of metamorphosis with everything in various phases of transition of growth and decay. The subjective nature by which beauty is determined enables a mere judgment of the eye to reveal its various forms. The attempt to define it is as old as man filled with moments of agreement and debate. At this time of rebirth let the renewal of life in the world spring you towards the wonder and discovery of your ideas of beauty. Allow your perceptions to lead you as you weave through and experience the world as a place filled with the traditional and unexpected variations of the concept that will ultimately draw you to shed light on your attractions and visually contribute to the conversation. What is your truth, your beauty?
 
Jurors Award: Jurors will select one winner of the exhibiting artists to be featured on Leica Store DC website, receive an Edition 100 D-Lux 6, and receive prominent display of their image on our Showcase Wall during the exhibition.
 
Two Honorable Mentions will also be selected to hang on our Showcase Wall.
 
Submission Guidelines for Juried Exhibition May 2014
 
Entry Requirements:
 
All images must be made with a Leica Camera
Photographer must reside in the USA
A $30 Entry Fee (for up to three photographs). The photographs will be juried individually; please do not submit a ‘photographic series.’
 
All profits from the Entry Fees will be donated to Washington DC’s Critical Exposure, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (www.criticalexposure.org)
 
Critical Exposure trains youth to use photography and advocacy to make real change in their schools and communities. We’re creating a new generation of civic leaders who have:
 
The tools to express themselves;
The creativity to imagine new solutions to old problems;
The belief that youth have the right and ability to fight for those solutions;
The skills to hold communities and public officials accountable.
 
Through campaigns and visual storytelling, CE helps students raise their voices in conversations about education policies and build the public support and political will needed to address the issues they face.
 
Jurors:
Mark Godfrey- Freelance Photojournalist and former MAGNUM Photographer
 
Mark Godfrey is a freelance photojournalist and multi-media producer living in Arlington, Virginia. He worked for newspapers in Tucson, Houston and Topeka before covering the Vietnam War for the Associated Press and later LIFE Magazine. He was a member of the photographer’s cooperative, MAGNUM Photos from 1974 to 1982. He founded ARCHIVE Photos with Charles Harbutt, Joan Lifton and Mary Ellen Mark in 1983. He was Director of Photography at U. S. News & World Report from 1988 to 1997 and The Nature Conservancy’s photo director from 2003 to 2013.
 
Nik Apostolides- Associate Director, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
 
Nik Apostolides is an arts manager, educator, and independent curator who lives and works in Washington, D.C. He is Associate Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, where he conceived and curated an inter-disciplinary program series, Portraits After 5, and developed the best-selling Smithsonian iPad app, America’s Presidents. He teaches at George
Washington University, and serves on a number of nonprofit boards like React to Film, which leverages the best documentary filmmaking to promote social responsibility and spark civic engagement in schools and colleges across the country. He is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute.
 
Philippa Hughes- Chief Creative Contrarian, Pink Line Project
 
Philippa P.B. Hughes created the Pink Line Project to inspire creative thinking in everyone, to build community and connectivity, and to open portals to art and culture for the culturally curious. Her vision for DC: to change the way people view DC, both residents and visitors. DC is more than just institutions and politics; it’s filled with amazing people doing amazingly creative things using art, technology, and good-old fashioned ingenuity. She has established a reputation for creating inventive and collaborative environments in which people who would not normally have the opportunity to interact with each other gather to experience art and culture in alternative and stimulating ways. She has been a leader in the creative and temporary use of vacant, urban space throughout the city. She left law practice to evangelize the power of art to transform lives.
 
Digital Image Preparation and Submission:
The first round of jurying will be viewing your digital files.
 
Prepare your images so they are no longer than 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI.
Label each image as: LastName_001 (LastName_002, LastName_003 if you are submitting 3 images)
Images must be e-mailed to exhibition@leica-store-dc.com
Subject Line must say ‘Juried Exhibition Spring 2014’
Please copy/paste and complete the following information for each image in to the body of the e-mail:
Photographer Name: Image File Name: Telephone Number: Address:
 
Camera Used: Lens Used:
Location of Photograph:
 
I, the undersigned, attest to the accuracy of the above information with regard to the image I am submitting to the 2014 Juried Exhibition for the Leica Store Gallery DC.
 
Signed:  Photographer Full Name and Date
 
Pay the Entry Fee:
Entry fee must be made by credit card to the store prior to the judging date, April 25th.
Please contact us at (202) 787-5900 to arrange payment
Nonpayment of Entry Fee will remove your photograph/s from judging
Digital files will be reviewed and individuals will be notified if the jurors require prints for the final round of jurying
 
Print Request and Submission:
The second round of jurying will be viewing your prints. Only those notified for print requests are required to submit prints. The exhibition will be made up of the selection of prints from this pool.
 
Print Preparation:
If your image is selected for the final review, you will be notified via email by April 28, 2014. From which point a print must be delivered to the store by close of business (7pm) May 9, 2014
Paper size can be no larger than 16 x 20 and image size no larger than 18” on the longest side. The image must be printed on a matte photographic / fine art paper
Please address the print to:
 
Leica Store Washington DC Spring 2014 Show
977 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
 
Final images will be selected for the exhibition, matted and put in 16x20 frames
The Leica Store Gallery will provide matting and framing for exhibiting images
 
Print Sales:
All photographers will have the option of selling their print
Pricing will be requested for all images selected for exhibition
If you wish to sell a signed print, please sign the back of your image at the time your print is submitted for judging
Gallery Sales will incur a 50/50 split (after taxes) between Artist and Gallery
 
Return of Images:
Images selected for the final round of judging and images selected for the show will be available for pickup from gallery beginning August 17, 2014 and must be picked up from the store no later than August 24, 2014 for local artists
Out of state artists must provide a pre-paid return shipping label included with their submission print
Leica Store Washington DC will not assume responsibility for prints left after August 24, 2014
 
Important Dates:
 
No Later than April 25: Digital Files submitted to exhibition@leica-store-dc.com and Entry Fee paid.
April 26: Jurying to begin. Jurors will select images to request prints.
April 28: Request sent out to photographers for prints for final round of judging.
No later than May 9: Prints for final selection to be delivered to Leica Store Washington DC by notified photographers
May 10: Final Selections for show made May 17: Opening Exhibit ‘Beauty’
August 17: All images available for pickup from gallery or to be shipped back via pre-paid method submitted.