Call For Work!

The Still(ed) Life:  Celebrating Handmade Photographic Art

In what often seems like an increasingly chaotic and fast-moving world, finding the beauty in stillness seems ever more meaningful.  In this call, we celebrate the creation of the handmade print, using historic/alternative photographic printing techniques.  All 2-D and 3-D handmade art is acceptable. We look forward to seeing your own unique interpretations of The Still(ed) Life.

All submitted works must be created by the hand of the artist, including- but not limited to: silver gelatin; platinum/palladium; albumen; cyanotype; gum bichromate; wet-plate collodion; photo gravure; carbon; vandyke brown; traditional printmaking; and other alternative and historic printing processes. The use of digital negatives in creating these processes is acceptable, although inkjet (digital) prints and AI-derived works (because of copyright considerations) are not eligible.

Exhibition Dates: August 4th – September 30th

Deadline to Submit: June 30th midnight Mountain time
July 9th – notification of acceptance via email
July 27th – work due at Light Art Space
August 4th – opening day
Reception: Friday, August 4th, 5-7 pm
September 30th, 2023 final day of the exhibition

Entry Fee:
Entry fee: $35 for 3 images
$5 for each additional image up to 10 images total
Students: $15 use coupon: stu20

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Our juror this year is Diana Bloomfield. A photographic artist for over 40 years, Diana specializes in 19th century photographic printing techniques.  Her images and handmade artist books have been exhibited internationally and featured in multiple books and publications.  In 2021, Diana was the recipient of the Denis Roussel Award, sponsored by Rfotofolio and juried by Christopher James. She is represented by the Ryan Gallery at Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona, and by photo-eye Gallery (Photographer’s Showcase), located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A native North Carolinian, Diana lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she received her MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from North Carolina State University. Diana also teaches workshops throughout the United States, and in her beautiful backyard studio.  To view more of Diana’s work, visit

Images by Diana Bloomfield