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Art Through The Lens 2019 (Paducah, KY) – Call For Artists

Art Through The Lens 2019 (Paducah, KY) – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center announces a call for artists for Art Through the Lens 2019, an annual international juried contemporary photography exhibition. 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. Artists may submit up to five photographic entries. All photo-based imagery including video and moving images created through photographic processes are 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 or Paducah Photo exhibition.

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Deadline: 15 Aug 2019

Art Through the Lens 2019 is open to all without restrictions on content. Each year from the works submitted, 50-70 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. The 2019 Art Through the Lens juror is Cheryl Zibisky. Selected works will be featured in a full color catalog produced by the Yeiser Art Center and for purchase during the exhibition. $5000 in cash awards will be given to works of high merit. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception. Art Through the Lens 2019 will be on display from October 4 – November 9, 2019.

About Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center is a non profit visual arts organization celebrating over sixty years of serving the community with exhibitions and educational programming throughout the Tri- State Region. As the region’s foremost visual art center, the Yeiser Art Center brings diversity and excellence in visual arts to Paducah, Kentucky, a designated UNESCO Creative City. The gallery is situated near Paducah’s historic riverfront at 200 Broadway in the historic 1905 Market House building.

Originating in 1975 as the Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition, Art Through the Lens has grown from a fledgling contest into an international juried exhibition. Over the past 40+ years, this exhibition has become one of the Mid-South’s most prestigious annual photographic events.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

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Art Through the Lens – Call For Artists

Art Through the Lens – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center announces a call for artists for Art Through the Lens 2018. This exhibition provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision, and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 8 Aug 2018

This exhibition is one of the premier photography exhibitions in the South East United States. In 2017, Yeiser received over 600 entries to this exhibition, of which around 10% were selected for exhibition. Art Through the Lens 2018 will be on display from October 5 – November 17, 2018.

Each year from the works submitted, 50-70 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. $2,000 in cash awards will be given in the following amounts: Best of Show $1,000, First Place $500, Second Place $250, and Third Place $150. Selected works will be featured in a full color catalog produced by the Yeiser Art Center and for sale during the exhibition. 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.

About Yeiser Art Center

Yeiser Art Center (YAC) is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating over sixty years of serving the community with exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region. As the region’s foremost visual art center, YAC brings diversity and excellence in visual arts to Paducah, a designated UNESCO Creative City and World Heritage Site for Folk Arts. The gallery is situated near Paducah’s scenic riverfront at 200 Broadway in the historic 1905 Market House building. It is the largest art gallery in the city of Paducah and one of the only galleries with a large exhibition space. The Yeiser receives thousands of visitors from across the globe each year.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

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Fantastic Fibers 2018 – Call For Artists

Fantastic Fibers 2018 – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the Fantastic Fibers 2018 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, Fantastic Fibers 2018 seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.

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Deadline: 16 Feb 2018

The show began in 1987 as a wearable art show. It has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of works created from natural or synthetic fibers and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. The Fantastic Fibers 2018 exhibit is an American Quilter’s Society (AQS) sanctioned event. Paducah becomes a Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April. It attracts more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. This year’s AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 18 – 21, 2018.

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. This exhibition is open to artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. All selected artworks will be featured in a full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the exhibition catalog at a discounted rate. Fantastic Fibers 2018 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 14 to June 9, 2018.

Artists may submit up to 5 distinct artwork entries with 3 images each entry. Each submission is $25 and should consist of 1 single artwork represented by 1 to 3 images (multiple full views and/or details may be included). A new application should be completed for each subsequent artwork up to 5 entries in total.

Fantastic Fibers 2018 Juror

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, juror, is a fiber artist whose experimental techniques and expressive interpretations have earned him an international reputation. Arturo is one of Kentucky’s most original, influential, and significant artists. His work is in the collections of the New York City Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design Collection, as well as galleries and private collections throughout the world.

“What distinguishes me from other artists working in fiber is my choice to mainly explore and recycle twentieth century industrial materials that have been primarily designed as tapes or films. Incorporating them into woven or interlaced webs provides for me permutations for my design concepts which are personalized into a visual vocabulary of the sky, water, landscape; and more recently, issues related to international and domestic politics, terrorism, the total nuclear threat, the cosmic realms, and personal spiritual beliefs.” – Sandoval

Fantastic Fibers 2018 Awards

  • $1,000 Best of Show
  • $500 First Place
  • $250 Second Place
  • $150 Third Place

Sales will be encouraged where works are offered for purchase, but work need not be for sale to enter. Yeiser Art Center will keep a gallery of 40% commission on all sales. Price your work accordingly. 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.

About The Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild. Its purpose was to promote the appreciation of the visual arts and their creation. It started as a small volunteer organization with founding members Mary Yeiser, Ginny Black, and Bob Evans leading the way. Today, YAC has a permanent exhibition space that hosts seven shows annually and a permanent collection of over 300 works. The center offers visual art based programming including educational classes, public gallery talks, and artist lectures. They have grown to employ a full-time executive director and full-time administrative assistant. YAC has a supporting membership program as well as many loyal and terrific volunteers.

YAC promotes visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques. The center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks, provides a forum for artists, and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges, and community organizations. Through exhibitions and programs, YAC provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a visual arts education in local schools. They work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting  regional and national artists.

YAC strives to be a good community partner. They foster collaborative projects where possible, seeking to secure funds and contribute time and expertise to support other community arts projects. The center serves as a cultural attraction in Paducah’s historic downtown district. It adds to the city’s overall strength and competitiveness as a tourist destination.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

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Art Through The Lens – Call For Artists

Art Through The Lens – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center announces a call for artists for Art Through The Lens. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes are eligible including non-lens made images.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Aug 2017

Artists may submit unlimited photographic entries including video and moving images with multiple images and media files allowed per entry. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lens exhibition. No single work may be more than six feet in width and eight feet in height.

Art Through the Lens provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation.  Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.

Art Through The Lens Cash Awards

  • First Place: $1,000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $250
  • Regional Showcase Best of Show: $150
  • Regional Showcase Honorable Mention: $100

About the Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. As a strong voice for the visual arts in our community, YAC continues to promote the visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques with work ranging from traditional to contemporary.

The center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks; provides a forum for artists; and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges and community organizations. Through our exhibitions and programs, YAC provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a good visual arts education in our local schools. We work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting established and emerging, regional, and national artists.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

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