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03/07/2020 – 12/31/2020

Grants for Artists and Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

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04/25/2020 – 12/31/2020

Covid-19 Pictures

During this exceptional global time, with so many unknowns and so much overall collective anxiety, I find the number of photographs flooding social media, documenting personal perceptions of this experience to be remarkable. These images share the news I want to follow.

Covid-19 Pictures is the first online archive to call for submissions (free), to act as a gathering place, to hold on to these photos for all of us.

Our first 2 weeks have seen submissions from all over the USA, Canada, China, Japan, UK, Germany, Italy, and more.

Please visit, share, contribute.

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07/22/2020 – 12/31/2020

FPoint Collective Magazine

We are looking for work that tells beautiful stories and articles that are helpful to photographers at every level of their career.

Submissions are accepted all year round.

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08/18/2020 – 12/03/2020

58th Annual Juried Competition at the Masur Museum of Art

Masur Museum of Art

Monroe, LA

The Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana invites contemporary artists working in any medium to enter the 58th Annual Juried Competition. Best in Show receives $1,000, and total cash awards are $3,200. Entry fee is $10/artwork (min 2/max 5 artworks). Online entry deadline: December 3, 2020 at 5pm CST. The exhibition will be on view February 25 – May 8, 2021 at the historic Masur Museum. This year, work will be judged by Dr. Kelli Morgan: independent curator, author, art consultant, and culture critic!

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08/22/2020 – 11/30/2020

Queer Artists Invitational

Cornell/Henry Art

San Diego, CA

The Cornel/Henry Art is inviting queer visual artists from US to apply for a chance to be featured for free in an exclusive online exhibition, with 100% of the proceedings supporting the artists involved.

Submit your best work aligned with our gallery mission statement, or expressing your view/perspective about what it means to be a queer artist in 2020.

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09/07/2020 – 11/30/2020

The Aftermath Project

It’s always a pleasure to announce the opening of a new grant cycle for The Aftermath Project. This year it’s a special privilege as we open for applications for our new granting focus, which begins with our 2021 grant:

“1492/1619 American Aftermaths”

As always, we will name one winner of our $25,000 grant, and four finalists.

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11/29/2020

The Human Portrait: Online Juried Exhibition

Dallas Center for Photography

Dallas, TX

In its truest form, portraiture is about human connection. A portrait tells a lot about a person. Their emotion. Their grit. Their story. There is no other genre of photography that displays human vulnerability in its rawest form. DCP invites you to enter this juried competition with photographs that illustrate this human connection. They can be self-portraits or portraits of others; posed or candid; studio or environmental; camera original or digital composite. Selections will be featured in a virtual exhibition on the DCP website. We are also planning to have an exhibition catalog in book form that will be available for purchase. DCP will host a virtual opening reception on Friday, December 11 that is free and open to the public. Juror Jennifer Spelman will be in attendance to discuss the winning entries. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third winners.

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11/30/2020

Call for Entries #15

Dodho Magazine

Barcelona,

The spirit of DODHO’s printed edition is first and foremost an opportunity to connect with a photographic audience that values the beauty of print and those photographers exhibited within the pages of this magazine. A template for change and growth, giving photographers and artists alike a platform to showcase (not only to industry professionals) but also express the relevancy and value of their work. Our print edition is coined as both a platform for exposure and reach, as well as readership and storytelling. Our judges’ panel and contributing photographers are an extension of DODHO’s passion for the visual image and contemporary narrative. To be part of this new edition, all you have to do is complete the registration form and upload your projects or photograph(s).

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11/30/2020

Empty Places : Abandoned Spaces

Praxis Gallery

Minneapolis, MN

Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask—Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? What happened to them in these spaces? Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space-where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

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11/30/2020

Online Group Exhibition “Love In All Forms”

We are excited to announce that our December 2020 online group exhibition, “Love In All Forms”, is being curated by fine art and portrait photographer, Rashod Taylor! To enter, all you need to do is read and respond to the following prompt with your analog photography:

Rashod Taylor writes: 2020 has been a tumultuous year, to say the least. The challenges that we all in some shape or form experience have hit a global scale. All of us have probably experienced the full spectrum of emotions this year. Anger, fear, isolation, and sadness come up more often than not when talking with friends and family. When life is chaotic and things are uncertain I go to photographs. Photographs bring a calmness that brings me back to a place of joy and love. When you photograph what you love, I believe you make your best art. For this month’s online exhibition the theme is “Love In All Forms”. Whatever love means to you I want to see it, feel it, and connect to it.

We invite you to submit up to two photographs for this exhibition that capture the concept of this theme. We offer no limits to the photographs submitted, other than the fact that they are created with analog film or process. The best of these images will be showcased in an online show curated by fine art and portrait photographer, Rashod Taylor. This online exhibition will go live on our website on December 14th, 2020. Please follow the directions below to complete your submission. Good luck!

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12/01/2020

AAP Magazine #15 Streets

All About Photo

La Jolla, CA

Encyclopedia Britannica defines Street photography has “a genre that records everyday life in a public place.”

Photographers have been documenting their environment since the invention of photography. The image “View of the Boulevard du Temple” by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, shows a Parisian street in 1838. Later encouraged by improvements in the portability and quality of cameras many photographers decided to record urban life. Charles Nègre, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Andre Kertesz, Berenice Abbott, Henri Cartier Bresson, Brassaï, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Vivian Maier, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston… are amongst the many iconic photographers who captured changes in the fast-paced world of life in towns and cities.

Capturing the essence of the urban lifestyle is now both a popular form of art and an important medium of communicating the heart and soul of a society and its people.

Send us a cohesive body of work or portfolio – capturing the weird and wonderful moments unfolding around you! The subject is completely up to you. Any capture method or process, whether digital or analog, including monochromatic toning, is welcome.

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12/01/2020

Group Show #66 – Humble Arts Foundation – La Frontera – A New Latinx Lexicon

A new online exhibition, to be curated by Erick Guzman asks: what does it mean to be Latinx today? What is Latinidad?

Using Gloría Anzaldúa’s seminal text, Borderlands as inspiration, we seek artists who identify as Latino/a/x and embrace intersectionality in their community.

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12/01/2020

Processing 2020

The Halide Project

Philadelphia, PA

We invite and encourage all Philadelphia-area photographers working in film and historic processes to submit entries for Processing 2020, a new exhibition of photographic works reckoning with the personal and collective events of 2020.

From documenting demonstrations to quiet meditations in quarantine, and everything in between, how have you responded photographically to the events of this historic year? Are you inspired by feelings of hope, sorrow, anger, or resolve? Did you push your artistic boundaries or find yourself creatively challenged? We want to see the work you have produced in 2020 and to share a breadth of responses to crises both personal and collective.

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12/03/2020

Music

auburn art gallery

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles non-profit auburn art gallery invites photographers from around the world to submit entries to its Music exhibition.

Photos of bands in concert, street performers, your daughter playing violin, and everything in between is welcome at this exhibition. Whether it’s photos of instruments themselves or the people who make music happen in any way – feel free to submit!

The exhibition will be held in person at the DTLA gallery (open by appointment only) and virtually on our Flickr page. Email matt@auburnartgallery.org for more information.

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12/06/2020

5th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow

Mill Valley, California

The Image Flow invites artists to submit work for our fifth annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum, palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, mordançage, transfers, and lifts, salt-prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be considered. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing your wonderful alternative process work!

This national call for entry is open to all artists living or working in the United States. Only original alternative process prints or plates will be accepted for exhibition, please no digital prints. All entries must be original works of art and entirely the work of the entrant. Accepted entries will be exhibited at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA.

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12/06/2020

Shades of Black & White

SE Center For Photography

Greenville, SC

For the first 100 years of photography monochrome was the only choice. When asked to name a fine art photographer, one usually thinks of those of 1930s-70s, masters of black and white, shadow and light, form and contrast. The photographers of today turn to shades of black and white for the same expressive qualities and we’re looking for the best.

Our juror for Monochrome is Michael Kirchoff. Michael has spent his years capturing the still image of people, cultures, and landscapes from around the world, to around the block, with a very unique and distinctive style. He photographs with many types of cameras and film, from a clunky toy camera to the latest digital model, using each as a tool for a specific use.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.

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12/07/2020

Botanical

PhotoPlace Gallery

Middlebury, VT

Plants reside deep in our psyche—providing a connection to places, people and moments. Wild or cultivated, plants help define a landscape, give it a sense of place, delight the senses, and connect us to the natural world.

For Botanical, we’re looking for images created in the landscape, garden or studio that capture the spirit and character of plants, as well as our intimate connection to the plant world. All capture methods and processes are welcome.

We are very pleased that Lee Anne White jury the exhibit. She will select approximately 40 images for exhibition in the Middlebury gallery, and 40 for our Online gallery. All selected images will be published in the exhibit catalog.

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12/11/2020

Open Call

Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Cape Cod, MA

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists worldwide to submit work for our open themed online exhibition. All winners will be displayed in our online gallery at http://www.cultural-center.org. Our open theme seeks fine art work in any medium with the exception of media, with the mentality of anything goes.

Open to ALL fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, digital art) except video.

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12/12/2020

11th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award

AllianceFrancaise Singapour

Singapore,

Alliance Française de Singapore is on the search for the next big photographic artist!

This is an international open call for the 11th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA) , an award that aims to feature French and Singaporean professional artists. Providing a platform to showcase their creative talents to an international audience, this award raises awareness of the experimental and emerging styles of photographic art. It is also organized to promote the exchange of artistic knowledge, experiences, and ideas between the artists from France and Singapore.

Applicants are required to propose 3 to 6 photographs. A judging panel consisting of 3 professionals from the creative industry will select 10 finalists from the open call proposals. If you are selected to be one of the top 10 finalists, 3 of your artworks will be exhibited at the finalist group exhibition held at la galerie from 27 January 2021 – 13 February 2021 . The winner of the competition will be announced on the opening night of finalist group exhibition.

The GRAND PRIZE for the winner is a SOLO EXHIBITION at la galerie in 2021!

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12/14/2020

The 7th Annual Billboard Creative Exhibition

CaFe

Denver, CO

The Billboard Creative (TBC) is excited to announce the opening of submissions for the 7th annual TBC Billboard Exhibition. TBC provides artists with extensive exposure within the art community and the public at large through its billboard exhibitions, online audiences, and show publicity. Our shows have brought hundreds of mass-scale works of art to the streets of Los Angeles where they have been passed by cars over 67 million times. We work with industry leaders focused in the art space to provide strategic marketing and communications to ensure the highest amount of exposure possible to the selected artists. Past TBC shows have appeared in the Huffington Post, KCRW’s Art Talk, Creators Project, HAF, Vice, and Site-Specific among numerous other publications.

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12/15/2020

JPGtoPDF.com Landscape Photo Contest 2020

We are very excited to tell you that we are running a Landscape Photo Contest with a $250 Cash Prize. It is free to enter.

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12/15/2020

MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY

The annual MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute is a fully funded five-week residency hosted at Skidmore. For the month of June, the Institute welcomes professional artists, storytellers’ and documentarians working in non-fiction in any mediums (audio, performance, sculpture, painting, photography, film, etc.) and Skidmore students, faculty and staff to work alongside each other on independent projects and engage in an annual theme.

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12/18/2020

IDENTITY

We all have a certain idea of who we are through our identity. But to get there, we need to probe beneath the surface. To get a sense of ourselves, we need to explore who we are, how we are viewed by the world and the characteristics that define us. Our beliefs, qualities, expressions, and personalities each collectively form our identity. We seek artwork that goes beneath the surface to reveal aspects of the subject that usually remain hidden. Show us what identity means to you through your perspective.

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12/21/2020

Feminine/Masculine

PH21 Gallery

Budapest, Hungary

Portrayals of femininity and masculinity are, without doubt, central to a number of art forms, photography not being an exception. The past few decades have given rise to – often heated – discussions and criticisms of past, recent, and current photographic practices for their lack of reflection on the assumptions, stereotypes, and prejudices surrounding photographic approaches to femininity and masculinity. Fine art and commercial works alike have been critiqued for the potential consequences of their approach and presentation. Historically femininity and masculinity have been conceived, among others, as oppositions, as complements of each other, or as positions on a continuum. There are hardly any ways of portraying femininity and masculinity that would or could not be considered trivial, conservative, pretentious, demeaning, distasteful, clichéd or even offensive by some. It often seems that everything has been both said and photographed about this subject, and yet, it is not possible to ignore the persistence of the theme in our contemporary visual culture. What is it that we can still value and possibly revive from the rich history of photography; are there any novel ways left to approach this subject with a fresh critical eye?

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12/27/2020

CALL FOR ARTISTS: THE BODY LANGUAGE

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events and ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, is selecting all interesting photo, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance artworks to include in the next exhibition THE BODY LANGUAGE – ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition 2021 that will be held in Venice during the period of Venice Carnival 2021, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, from February 11 to March 12, 2021, and at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from February 12 to March 12, 2021.

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12/30/2020

2020: International Juried Photography Exhibition

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art and School of Performing and Visual Arts are pleased to announce 2020: International Juried Photography Exhibition, an online exhibition of photographs from a year like no other, 2020.

Whether your photographs address social and racial injustice, the Covin-19 pandemic, community and family, or your own creative quarantine, we encourage you to apply and share your personal perspective from the 2020 experience.

The juror, Betty Press is a documentary fine art photographer, well-known for photographs taken in Africa where she lived and traveled for many years. Her photographs have been featured in publications such as Shots, Silvershotz, South x Southeast, Lenscratch, ACurator, RfotoFolio, and Don’t Take Pictures. Her work is held in a number of public collections including Beinecke Library at Yale University, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, The Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities, The University of Texas, Austin, Mississippi Museum of Art and The Do Good Fund of Southern Photography.

As a former educator, journalist and avid traveler, Betty Press brings a wide-ranging perspective and appreciation of diverse photographic styles, genres and mediums. For more information about Betty, visit www.bettypress.com, @bettypress on Instagram.

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12/31/2020

Imagination Is Your Freedom

Upstream Gallery

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Upstream Gallery Annual Juried Photography Show 2021

“Logic will get you from A to B; imagination will take you everywhere.” We believe Albert Einstein’s quote expresses perfectly the optimism we long for in the face of isolation, limited travel and postponed holidays. Photographers are invited to ignite their imaginations and submit work interpreting this theme for our annual juried exhibit of photographically based work. Exhibition will be held at Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY, February 4th, to February 28th.
2021.

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12/31/2020

Localhost School of Arts Residency Programs

The Localhost School of Art is a Discord-based artist community for sharing ideas, projects, and opportunities. It’s just like regular art school, except it won’t leave you with crippling debt and there’s no homework! Localhost is now offering two free-to-submit month-long PAID artist residencies, The Emote Residency and The Video Art Residency. Currently accepting applications for all of 2021.

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12/31/2020

Online Featured Photographer 2020

Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals, this call for entries is Analog Forever Magazine’s attempt to find, feature, and interview the best talent in the analog photography world.

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12/31/2020

“Portraits” International Call – Art & Literature Journal

Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery.

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.

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01/03/2021

A Woman’s View

SE Center For Photography

Greenville, SC

“My dear fellow women photographers! Let’s make the best work we can make. Let’s let our voices be heard. let us change the world with our beauties and complexities, our subtleties, with our stories, our experiences, our points of view. Our love, compassion. anger, and passions. Our bodies, and experiences. And yes, our opinions, our decisions!

I can’t wait to see your work and to see and listen to your images.”

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.

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01/03/2021

Memory

SE Center For Photography

Greenville, SC

The click of the shutter freezes a moment in time. And that moment is what we often remember as fact. But what about the moment before and the moment after the shutter was clicked, that complex sequence of events? Are our memories being deceived, for we know that they are infused with our personal experiences.

As Ian McDonald has written, “Imaginings too easily become memories, memories imaginings.”
For this call, we are looking to suggest the illusory aspect of memory, that intersection of reality and illusion.

Black-and-white or color, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

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01/08/2021

ReVision and Respond

MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

Montclair, NJ

Artists play a crucial role in our society and, historically through to the present moment, have been at the forefront of change. Their creativity, resourcefulness, and vision offer nuanced perspectives on our current and future worlds. Resilient and inventive, artists help us to reimagine what we might not see clearly. Especially in times of crisis, an artist’s work can be a catalyst for personal and collective transformation.

Resourcefulness and resources are critical tools in responding to seismic changes in our world and directly inform an artist’s creative process. From newly acquired supplies to salvaged materials to found objects as well as techniques, styles, and imagery, artists have many and varied choices. Beyond these tangibles, lived experiences are an intrinsic, intangible resource at their ready disposal.

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01/11/2021

Photo Noir

PhotoPlace Gallery

Middlebury, VT

The film noir genre was extremely popular in American films made in the 1950s. Among them were Double Indemnity, The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo and Out of the Past. All were known for contrasty lighting, unexpected camera angles, dark anti-heroes, high drama, and a lurking sense of danger.

Film critic Roger Ebert described the style: “Locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places, of apartment buildings with a high turnover rate, of taxi drivers and bartenders who have seen it all.”

For this exhibit we are looking for still images that capture the spirit of a noir film — color or black and white, and any kind of lighting that conveys that noir spirit. All capture and processing techniques are welcome.

We are very pleased that Amy Arbus will jury the exhibit. She will select approximately 40 images for exhibition in the Middlebury gallery, and 40 for our Online gallery. All selected images will be published in the exhibit catalog.

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01/17/2021

All of the Lights

Treat Gallery

NYC, New York

Light, literally or metaphorically can stir conversation on Direction, Intensity, Color, Contrast, and Hardness. There are seven basic properties of light. Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction, Interference, Polarization, Dispersion and Scattering. Properties of visible light are intensity, propagation direction, frequency or wavelength spectrum. Light can be conceptual: have you seen a light at the end of a dark tunnel?

In Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “A Dream” from the 1830’s, he wrote “In visions of the dark night, I have dreamed of joy departed— But a waking dream of life and light, Hath left me broken-hearted.” 10 years ago, rapper Kanye West wrote: “Lights: Cop lights, flashlights, spotlights, strobe lights, street lights (all of the lights, all of the lights) – Fast life, drug life, thug life, rock life every night (all of the lights, all of the lights)” In the 2008 film “The Dark Knight,” character Harvey Dent states “The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.” For “All of The Lights,” treat gallery wants to see your interpretation of this theme.

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01/22/2021

STAND

Here we stand at the intersection of art and politics, surrounded by challenges of injustice, inequities, neglect, movements, protest, and so much more. The power of art conveys to the masses how we see a situation or how it makes us feel. We seek images that evoke the broad range of issues that are happening in this extraordinary time. Where do you stand? Show us what STAND means to you through your perspective.

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02/07/2021

LANGUAGE

Loosen Art Project

Milan, Italy

Language is a code, “a system of conventional symbols” that we use to communicate a message, an intention, a will, a wish, a desire, but also to share thoughts, ideas and to exchange opinions.

Language is variable, flexible possibly based on precise rules. It can be understood, misunderstood or it can cause barriers. It can be spoken, written, painted, reproduced, fragmented, or even destroyed.

This call would like to gather digital artworks, pictures and videos that are able to represent the multifaceted world of languages, their features and contradictions.

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03/07/2021

DECONTEXTS

Loosen Art Project

Milan, Italy

The beginning of modernity in the artistic field is marked by the introduction of a perspective vision, thanks to which the figures, within a planar space, are arranged according to an order of depth of field. The object acquires an “internal space”, and with this it takes autonomy from the external space and is no longer an object in a space, but is itself the creation of its own space of representation: it becomes removable, and can be displayed in any place. The act of extracting an object / subject, isolated or inserted in imaginary spaces, imposes an evaluative approach oriented on the intrinsic meaning – and aesthetic – of what is exposed, and with it imposes questions such as “how much context is needed for us to categorize an object? How much can be taken away before an object completely loses its identity, before it truly becomes something else?”.

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