Art Through the Lens 2018
October 5 – November 17, 2018
Reception: Friday, October 5, 5-7pm
INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Deadline to enter: August 18
Lynn Whitney is the Associate Director and, for thirty years, head of Photography in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She earned her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, her MFA from Yale University School of Art. Among her awards, she has been commissioned by the Toledo Museum of Art and the George Gund Foundation in Cleveland. Her work is in the collections of The Toledo Museum of Art, the George Gund Foundation, Columbia College’s Midwest Photographer’s Project, The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio Humanities Council, Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, and Yale University.
In 2013, Paducah was bestowed the honor of being designated a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network in the area of Crafts & Folk Art. To embrace both this international honor and reflect the international growth of the exhibition, Paducah Photo has taken on a new name, Art Through the Lens.
Art Through the Lens 2018 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 works submitted, 50-70 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. Selected works will be featured in a full color catalog produced by the Yeiser Art Center and for sale during the exhibition. $2000 in Cash Awards will be given to works of high merit. Selected artists for exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the exhibition catalog at a discounted rate. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception. Art Through the Lens 2018 will be on display from October 5 – November 17, 2018.
ENTERING - Deadline to enter 11:59 CST on August 18, 2018
Entries are now submitted solely online through CaFE, a call for entry hosting site. This is an international juried exhibition; works will be selected to exhibit by a juror. 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 photographic artwork 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 our community partner US Bank, located at 333 Broadway St, Paducah, Kentucky 42001. Participating artists for the Regional Showcase will be selected by the Executive Director of the Yeiser Art Center.
- Best of Show $1,000
- First Place $500
- Second Place $250
- Third Place $150
August 31 – Notification of acceptance, International Show
September 7 – Notification of acceptance, Regional Showcase
September 29, 5pm – Deadline to deliver artwork
October 5, 5-7pm – Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
October 5 – November 17 – Exhibition open to the public
NOTIFICATIONS & ACCEPTED ENTRIES
Accepted entries must be shipped prepaid to the Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway St, Paducah, KY. Only FedEX, UPS and USPS shippers are allowed. All work must arrive ready to install following museum standards. If not framed, artwork should be ready to hang in a professional manner and all hanging fixtures should be provided, including magnets, L-hooks or other appropriate hardware. The Yeiser Art Center will coordinate local framing solutions for artists who request it. For specific shipping or framing questions or concerns, please call YAC at 270-442-2453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.