Art Through the Lens

October 14-November 25

Dealine to enter: August 26

 

 

Art Through the Lens is open to all without restrictions on content. It provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit.  Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror, with five of them receiving cash awards. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.

 

Image seen to the left: 

Impressions by Jeff Wild / 2016 1st Place Winner

 

 

2017 Juror: Eliot Dudik

Eliot Dudik is a photographic artist, educator, and bookmaker exploring the connection between culture, history, and politics. In 2012, Dudik was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and one of Oxford American Magazine’s 100 New Superstars of Southern Art. He was awarded the PhotoNOLA Review Prize in 2014 for his Broken Land and Still Lives portfolio, resulting in a book publication and solo exhibition. Broken Land was most recently published as a feature in the July/August 2015 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. Eliot taught photography at the University of South Carolina from 2011 to 2014 before founding the photography program within the Department of Art and Art History at the College of William & Mary where he is currently teaching and directing the Andrews Gallery at the college.

SPECIFICATIONS
Artists may submit unlimited entries of photographic art work. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes is eligible including non-lens made images. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lens (previously “Paducah Photo) Exhibition. Size restrictions: No single work may be more than 6 feet in width and 8 feet in height.

ENTERING - Deadline for online entries is 11:59pm CST on August 26, 2017.

Entries are now submitted solely online through CaFE, a call for entry hosting site. Click here to enter the CaFE site*. This is an international juried exhibition; works will be selected to exhibit by a juror. The juror for the 2017 Art Through the Lens International Show is Eliot Dudik, Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography and Coordinator of the Andrews Gallery at College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. If one or more of your works should be accepted into the show, you will receive subsequent instructions on final presentation. Unlimited entries are permitted. A nonrefundable entry fee of $15 is required for each photograph submitted for consideration. Entries submitted via email or mail to the Yeiser Art Center will not be accepted.

Additionally, applicants which live within a 100 mile radius of Paducah, Kentucky will automatically be entered into a second jury round for a Regional Showcase component to the show. The Regional Showcase will take place on the same dates as the International Show at a satellite location, TBA. Those entries will be juried by a second regional juror, TBA.

Exhibition dates: October 14 – November 25, 2017.

NOTIFICATION & ACCEPTED ENTRIES

All entries selected for exhibition will be notified by September 8, 2017.  Work must arrive at the Yeiser Art Center no later than October 6, 2017.

Accepted entries must be shipped prepaid and are expected to pay for return shipping by including a prepaid return shipping label. Artists that do not include a prepaid return shipping label will be sent an invoice for the cost of return shipping postage. Upon payment of the invoice, the artwork will be shipped. Only FedEX, UPS, DHL and USPS shippers are allowed. All work, if not framed, must come with museum quality display hardware and instructions for hanging. Example of acceptable installation alternatives include L-hooks, magnets, clips, etc. Work not in compliance with regular museum standards will not be accepted to exhibit. The Yeiser Art Center will provide local printing and framing solutions for artists who request it. Additional instructions will be sent to accepted entrants. For specific shipping or framing questions or concerns, please call YAC at 270-442-2453.

 

AWARDS

$2,000 in cash awards will be given in the following amounts:

First Place $1,000

Second Place $500

Third Place $250

Regional Showcase Best of Show $150

Regional Showcase Honorable Mention $100

SALES

Sales will be encouraged where works are offered for purchase, but work need not be for sale to enter. Yeiser Art Center will keep our standard gallery 40% commission on all sales. Prices listed on the submission form should include the gallery submission. If the work is not for sale, you must include a value of the work for insurance purposes. Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition for the value of the work, or 60% of the retail price. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit to and from the Yeiser Art Center.

NOTICE

If an artist fails to pick up work or provide a return shipping label during the work return period, after 30 days from the last day of the exhibition, the Yeiser Art Center shall have the right at its discretion to dispose of the work as they see fit. Yeiser Art Center will take due care in the handling of artwork but cannot accept any financial liability for loss or damage of any artwork after the work return period. Artists not wishing to pay for return shipping may request the work to be destroyed or allow the Yeiser Art Center to sell the work to support the organization’s mission.

DISCLAIMER

Art Through the Lens is a juried competition. All entry fees are nonrefundable. There is no assurance implied that any given entry or group of entries will be juried into the show and included for display in the final exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all photographers. Employees, staff, and board and committee members of the Yeiser Art Center are ineligible.

COPYRIGHT

Participating photographers retain ownership of all photographic copyrights but in consideration for inclusion in the exhibition grant Yeiser Art Center the right, without compensation, to reproduce said photographs for the sole purpose of press releases, web site inclusion, marketing and the promotion of present and future Art Through the Lens competitions.

COPYRIGHT

Participating photographers retain ownership of all photographic copyrights but in consideration for inclusion in the exhibition grant Yeiser Art Center the right, without compensation, to reproduce said photographs for the sole purpose of press releases, web site inclusion, marketing and the promotion of present and future Art Through the Lens competitions.

REGIONAL EXHIBITION

Art Through the Lens includes a second venue that will feature photography by regional photographers. The Art Through the Lens, Regional Showcase exhibition will be held at Maiden Alley Cinema during the Art Through the Lens exhibition. Accepted Regional Showcase entries will be notified July 12, 2016.