The Naked Print - Call For Artists From RICPA (Providence, RI)

The Naked Print – Call For Artists

The Naked Print – Call For Artists

Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts announces a call for artists for The Naked Print: A Juried National Photography Exhibition. The Naked Print is a call for work with no boundary layer, no barrier between the viewer and the work. This is your chance to go topless, no glass, no glazing, display your work without reflections. Explore the physical qualities of ink or emulsion on paper, without hiding surface, texture and material under glass. Open to all subject matter, a juried call to celebrate the physicality of the print itself, the naked print.

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Deadline: 1 Dec 2018

Lose prints, top mounted prints, prints on aluminum, canvas, or fabric are some of the options. Sculptural works and handmade books are welcome. Float frames are acceptable as are conventionally framed and/ or matted work so long as there is no glazing. This call is open to all forms of photography and all photo based work, alternative processes, and photo based printmaking. The only requirement is that the work includes some form of photographic process and that you build no walls or barriers between the viewer and the work – no glass, no plexi unless it’s behind the print. Show us your true colors and go topless!

Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to ten photographs. The entry fee is $20 for the first two images and $10 for each subsequent image. All CAFE fees are non-refundable and must be paid by credit/debit card. Juror’s decisions are final.

Size Limit: Maximum size 48” including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych) to make up one work.

Sales and Commissions: The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts retains a 40% commission on works sold, 20% for current members.

The Naked Print Juror

Stephen Fisher, a master printmaker and professor at Rhode Island Collage. Stephan earned an M.F.A. in printmaking from Yale University and has spent the better part of the past 35 years teaching printmaking. In addition, Stephen is an accomplished artist with a unique application of glass plate printmaking as part of his practice.

Fisher’s work has been exhibited in a variety international venues and earned numerous awards in a wide range of competitions. His drawings and prints can be found in numerous public, corporate, and private collections. Public recognition of Fisher’s efforts include three Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowships and a regional N.E.A. Fellowship.

Stephen has a fascination with the viscosity of light and the tactile, sensual quality of materials. Recognized for his hyper realistic drawings and prints he freely admits that on the most basic level all of his images are just so much dirt on paper. The tactile presence of material compulsively manipulated is perhaps the only real part of this realism.

The Naked Print Artist Benefits

This juried exhibition is your chance to show less conventional photo based work or experiment with new processes and materials. This is the opportunity you have been waiting for, a chance to exhibit work that may not conform to the framing or presentation restrictions of many galleries. There is $500 in prize money to be awarded by master printmaker Steven Fisher. $200 will be awarded for first place, $100 will be awarded for second place, and $50 for first third place. This is an incentive to try printing on aluminum, fabric, natural papers or any other less conventional surface. Challenge yourself to try something new.

About Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

Located in the heart of Providence, The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is a member supported resource center dedicated to promoting and supporting the photographic endeavors of its members through exhibitions and workshops. They run a full schedule of exhibitions year round focused on contemporary photography and work incorporating photographic processes. They are Rhode Island’s only gallery dedicated exclusively to exhibiting and promoting photography. RICPA runs a balanced mix of member exhibitions, invitational exhibitions, and open calls for entries. They strive to challenge our members by constantly presenting new work, balancing cutting edge work with more traditional processes and techniques. Our goal is to expand the value and appreciation of the photographic arts in the wider community.

For more information, contact gallery@riphotocenter.org.

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