A National Juried Exhibition
Deadline for Submission: March 20, 2009 (postmark)
Exhibition Dates: May 2 – June 6, 2009
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Any person over the age of 18 may submit images for consideration. Art must be original and created by the person who submits the work. All submissions must have been completed in the last three years. Weight limit for wall-mounted works may not exceed
Professional Artist and Arts Educator, D. Michael Coffee, has over 30 years of combined experience in architecture, ceramics, painting, photography and fine art printmaking. As Co-Founder and Creative Director of SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Coffee has been responsible for organizing, curating and installing over 20 fine art exhibitions over the course of the last five years. For more information on D. Michael Coffee:
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Coffee is credited with transforming SHY RABBIT into the region’s most important and innovative contemporary arts space through the high level and broad range of the contemporary work and educational programs presented. For more information on SHY RABBIT:
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Coffee’s high-fired ceramics and monoprints are included in nearly 250 prestigious public and private collections throughout the world, including the Vance Kirkland Museum, Denver, Colorado; the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, California; the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), Santa Monica; California; and the Dee Roy & Mary M. Jones Collection, Pomona, CA; among others.
JUROR’S JUDGING & SELECTION CRITERIA
The broad theme suggested by The Contemporary Photograph is intended to maximize the range of contemporary expression that may be submitted. This is an open call to all photographers and artists using light’s radiant energy in order to create images on various capture media, resulting in 2-D, 3-D and/or mixed media work.
Given the broad theme, I will select those submissions that: demonstrate a non-conventional approach to the photographic process or that utilize conventional techniques to create truly unique and original work; show a desire to create to the threshold; are the most compelling, interesting, and/or well executed; are appropriately and/or professionally presented; are original in style, and are contemporary/timely in feel or tone. I will also be looking for enough work in 2 and 3 dimensional mediums to allow for an interesting, varied and balanced installation, in keeping with the high level and broad range of contemporary work that SHY RABBIT has presented in the past.
Finally, I will be selecting three artists from this exhibition who will be invited to show an expanded body of their work in a special exhibition at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts in mid to late 2010.
It is my hope that this exhibition will open the door to new concepts of how a photograph is created and expand commonly held perceptions of what photography can be.
-D. Michael Coffee
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