Saturday, June 1, 2013

SlowExposures 2013 Call for Entries

SlowExposures 2013 Call for Entries

       The Show Committee of SlowExposures has announced the opening of the Call for Entries for its 11th Annual juried photography show that celebrates the diversity, contradictions, and complexity of the rural American South. This year's distinguished jurors are Rob McDonald, of Lexington, Virginia, and Kevin Miller, of Dayton Beach, Florida.

       We invited Rob to choose a passage from a quintessential Southern classic as a starting point for 2013. We invite you to read his choice on our Home Page. It's an excerpt from Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's Cross Creek. Following this, we encourage photographers to enter images that portray their own unique interpretations of this confounding region. As anyone who read last year's CNN Photo Blog's comment thread after it featured SlowExposures, a lively and impassioned conversation results when the conversation gets around to what, exactly, constitutes the rural South. We say, go for it.

       SlowExposures has always been a "photographer's show"--we do our utmost to reach out to the people who are doing the work. We create an experience where photographers, collectors, teachers, and professionals mix and mingle in events, parties, receptions, and serendipitous meet-ups during Opening Weekend. Every photographer who enters is invited to attend the private Friday Evening Soiree at Split Oak Farm following the Reception for Rob McDonald's satellite show at A Novel Experience on September 20th. This year, those who are juried in will be invited to the inaugural "J.A.M." (Jurors, Artists, Mingling) following the Juror's Talk on Sunday, September 22nd. Visitors and guests will be encouraged to meet and talk to the photographers who are on-site in the main gallery during the afternoon. The committee makes every effort to assist participating photographers with lodging and transportation during their visit. If you are interested in creating a "pop-up" show of your work, we would like to hear from you.

       Over $1,000 in awards will be made. First, Second, and Third place cash awards and ribbons will be awarded by the Jurors in addition to Honorable Mention ribbons. A "People's Choice" award will be determined the last day of the Show.

       We encourage the sale of work (including hanging work and prints) with SlowExposures collecting a 30% commission on all artwork sold as a result of the exhibition. No work accepted for the show may be withdrawn  before the close of the Show at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29th. We reserved the right to refuse to hang any work that differs markedly from the digital image or does not meet the jurors' standards of excellence.

       Photographer's are invited to submit up to six (6) images that convey their interpretation of the contemporary rural South. The work must be original to the artist and the photographs must have been taken within the last four years. The entry fee is $50.00. All entries must be submitted online at by midnight June 16th, 2013, by using the online Entry Form and paying by PayPal* (your credit card will also be accepted on the site). Notification of acceptance will be sent to all those entering the Show by approximately August 1, 2013. Accepted work may be shipped or dropped off at our Atlanta or Zebulon sites. The exhibit will hang from September 20th-29th at the historic R. F. Strickland Building in Concord, Georgia.

       Once you have decided on what images to enter, and before you begin uploading them, please take a minute to look at the Entry Form for the call--there are naming conventions and file sizes which must be followed. The minute or two you spend will be well worth the time!

       Good luck to all--we hope to see your work in 2013!

*You do not have to sign up for a PayPal account to pay using their service.
    Here are instructions to help you with the process:
After you have uploaded your entries
1. Click continue
2. Click continue with PayPal (underneath where it says pay with PayPal)
3. On the next page is an option for "Don't Have a PayPal Account"
4. Fill out the requested information
5. Click continue
6. Choose a Credit Card to pay with
7. Do NOT click on PayPal below the Credit Card information
8. Review and click continue
9. Click "Pay Now"
10. Done

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