WHAT MAKES AN
October 6 - November 12
Friday, October 6th 6-9PM
Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4PM
or by appointment
BRANNER SPANGENBERG GALLERY
275A Linden ST. Redwood City CA 94061
ARTIST SUBMISSION & REQUIREMENTS
ENTRY DEADLINE: CLOSED
“Photography is the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film”.
The easy availability of cell phone cameras has transformed how we take pics, or, in dinosaur-speak, photographs. One recent estimate suggests that in excess of 14 trillion cell phone pictures will be taken in 2017. And some of ‘em won’t be half bad either. But how many will rise to the level of being enduring or ‘durable,’ images, images that continue to soothe or haunt or titillate or amuse us in our mind’s eye long after they are no longer in direct view?
In truth, people have never had a problem creating boring photographs. It’s just that, with the introduction of the digital camera, and then the cell phone camera, there are now a whole lot more of them. Photography has undergone a transformation that dwarfs other democratizations brought on by previous technological improvements, such as the introduction of the Brownie (1900) and the Poloroid Land Camera (1948). It is too early to take definitive stock of this change, but we ask you, as a maker of photographs, to send us your very most interesting things, pictures the like of which we haven’t seen before and which will serve to quicken our collective aesthetic pulse.
But if your photographic medium of choice is, say, the pinhole camera, or the daguerreotype, or the polaroid camera, or the gelatin silver print, don’t be shy of sending examples of those processes as well. Or arcade booth photographs. Or ‘found’ photographs. And, in the age of ‘alternative facts,’ ‘phony news,’ and reality tv, what is reality anyway, and how best can it be photographed?
Entry Deadline: 09/8/17
Please read the full prospectus before submitting your entry. Be mindful of the size requirements and the calendar of deadlines.
Media -All 2/D Wall Art
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee: $35.00
Over minimum fee $5 per image
Open to artists residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. A best of show will be voted on by attendees during the opening reception at the Branner Spangenberg Gallery on Friday, October 6, 2017, 6-9pm.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists submitting artwork must be able to drop off and pick up art-work. No mail-ins will be accepted
Michael Pauker is a visual artist, curator, and writer, living in Redwood City, CA. His work is in the collection of the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, The New York Public Library, and numerous other public and private collections.
Rolando Castellon is a former curator SFMOMA, Director of Sesnon Gallery UCSC, Curator of Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo in Costa Rica and Artist at the Venice Biennale 2011 Nicaragua.
Entries must be original 2D artwork completed within the last three years or specifically for the exhibition and theme
SIZE: Including frame should be no larger than 24”x36”
FRAMING: Glass or plexiglass accepted, framed or gallery wrap hanging wire 2/3 distance from bottom of artwork (no plastic line or string). Please use “D” ring hardware for attaching wire.
SALES: All artwork must be for sale. Branner Spangenberg Gallery will receive 50% commission for sale of artwork. All sales are handled by the Branner Spangenberg Gallery located at 275A Linden Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94601. All artwork must remain in show until closing on Sunday, November 12, 2017
ENTRY FEES: A non-refundable fee of $35.00 is required for the application. This fee covers up to 3 entries. One application allowed per artist. Submissions are not considered complete until payment is made.
Branner Spangenberg Gallery will only accept online entries for the WHAT MAKES AN ENDURING IMAGE? exhibition through the online, portfolio review site CAFÉ for Artists!
1) Register at https://www.callforentry.org if you don’t already have an account. Registration is free.
2) Follow the online instructions to upload up to 3 entry images.
3) Complete entry details. You can save your progress and return to your entry at any time before the deadline to edit your information.
4) Complete your payment information to finalize your entry. You cannot edit your entry after submitting payment information. Payment must be received by the deadline to be accepted. Pay by credit or debit card through the CAFÉ for Artists! website.
Please do not send any materials directly to Branner Spangenberg Gallery
Be sure and give yourself enough time to complete your submission before the deadline.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY Friday September 8, 2017 BY 11:59:59 PM (MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE) IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS EXHIBITION.
Notification of selection will be made through email by SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 Branner Spangenberg Gallery bears no responsibility for incorrectly submitted email contact information or any failure of the artist’s email service.
IDENTIFICATION OF ARTWORK:
All artwork must be identified on the back with the following information clearly printed:
Title of artwork
DELIVERY AND PICK UP OF ARTWORK:
HAND DELIVERY ONLY: Accepted artwork must be hand delivered on either of these two dates:
Thursday, September 21, 2017 between 11am and 4pm OR Friday, September 22, 2017 between
1 and 4 pm AT BRANNER SPANGENBERG GALLERY, 275A LINDEN STREET, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94601
Sunday, November 12, 2017 between 4 and 6 pm and Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14, Noon -5pm at BRANNER SPANGENBERG GALLERY, 275A Linden Street Redwood City, CA 94601. Not responsible for any artwork left beyond the pick-up date
Your entry gives the BRANNER SPANGENBERG GALLERY permission to use images of your artwork for promotional, educational, or historical purposes.
SALES: All entries in this exhibition must be for sale. Sold artwork cannot be removed from the exhibition until the show closing on November 12, 2017. All sales will be conducted by the BRANNER SPANGENBERG GALLERY, which retains a 50% commission on all sales made during the exhibition. BRANNER SPANGENBERG GALLERY will collect and pay the appropriate sales tax to the state. Payment for sales will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the close of the show.
LIABILITY: Artists are required to sign a contract upon delivery of artwork for the show releasing and holding harmless Branner Spangenberg Gallery and volunteers from and against any and all liability for any and all damage to or loss of artwork on display, and for copyright infringement(s) in the distribution and publication of photographs of artwork for purposes of the WHAT MAKES AN ENDURING IMAGE?
CALENDAR: additional events during the exhibition will be listed on our website under events