Visions of Nature:
Contemporary Views in Alternative Photographic Techniques
In this time of isolation and uncertainty, nature became a refuge for many, a new experience for some, and a muse for others. This exhibition welcomes work utilizing alternative photographic techniques referencing nature. Nature is defined loosely. Any aspect of the natural world can be referenced: plant, animal (including humans), the imaginary, etc. Artists are asked to consider how their relationship with the natural world has been altered in recent years. Have external constraints shifted your images and your choice of processes?
Works created in the last two years are eligible. Acceptable processes include, but are not limited to, Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Van Dyke, Palladium/Platinum, Photopolymer Gravure, Copper Plate Gravure, Salt, Tintype, Silver Gelatin, Chemigrams, Phytograms, Lumens, Chromogenic prints, Hand-applied emulsions, Photo-encaustic, Carbon, Gumoil, Instant transfers and lifts, and Hand-manipulated (altered surface) digital prints. Combinations of these processes are welcome. Digital photographic images can be used in combination with other processes, but straight digital prints will not be accepted. 3D and experimental work is encouraged.
Jurying and Awards
Juror: Diana Bloomfield
First Place $250
Second Place $150
Third Place $75
A photographic artist for over 35 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. She is represented by the Ryan Gallery, of Art Intersection, located in Gilbert, Arizona, and by photo-eye Gallery (Photographers Showcase), located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Diana, a native North Carolinian, 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 www.dhbloomfield.com
July 7, midnight Mountain time – deadline for submitted work
July 12th – notification of acceptance via email
July 31st – work due at Light Art Space
August 7thth – opening day
October 2nd, 2021 final day
Entry fee: $40 for up to 5 images
Students: $15 use coupon code when applying
Sales are encouraged but artwork need not be for sale. Light Art Space will retain a 40% commission on any artwork sold. The sale price on the entry form must include commission and cannot be changed after acceptance. All artwork will remain in the exhibition through October 2nd, 2021.