Shelter: A National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Photography
November 7-29, 2008
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
THEME - Architecture, habitat, sanctuary. Shelter is one of our most basic human needs—at once both physical and psychological. We derive great pride from the shelter we build. We seek shelter from the elements, from the storm, from harm. How can shelter be interpreted visually given its myriad manifestations? Go out. Seek shelter. Make shelter. Tell us a story.
ELIGIBILITY - This exhibit is open to photographers both here in the States or abroad. Photographs can be created by any photographic medium or materials. This show is open to printed and framed photographs as well as mixed-media or three-dimensional photo-based works.
JUROR - This exhibition will be juried by Randy Gragg, a writer, editor, and organizer who has worked in the Northwest for the past 25 years. Most recently he developed and is now editing a new design magazine called Portland Spaces. From 1989 to 2007, Gragg wrote on art, cultural politics, architecture, urban design and planning for The Oregonian, Portland’s daily newspaper. For 2005/6, he was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In 1994/5, he was a National Arts Journalism Fellow at Columbia University. He has written for wide range of national journals, among them, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine. From 1981 to 1989, he was a practicing studio artist in Seattle. He holds an MFA in photography from the University of Washington and Bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Nevada.
BEST OF SHOW AWARD - One artist will be chosen as Best of Show and will receive a solo show in the gallery at a future date.
DATES TO REMEMBER
OCTOBER 3, 2008 - Deadline for submissions
OCTOBER 17, 2008 - Announcement of accepted entries
OCTOBER 31, 2008 - Artwork Due at Gallery
NOVEMBER 7, 2008 - Exhibition Opens
NOVEMBER 7, 2008 - First Friday Opening Reception, 6-9pm
NOVEMBER 29, 2008 - Exhibition closes and all artwork will be returned or held for pickup.