CALL FOR ENTRIES
FLYOVER COUNTRY - GROUP EXHIBITION
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15
SELECTED WORK: JANUARY 20
DELIVERY OF WORK: FEBRUARY 15
EXHIBITION DATES: FEBRUARY 22 - MARCH 15, 2019
$40 ENTRY FEE
SUBMIT 5 IMAGES FOR $40,
$5 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL IMAGE
CALL FOR ENTRIES TERMS AND CONDITIONS
INFORMATION AND ELIGIBILITY
The vast expanse of land between the East and West coasts may be one that is often overlooked and referred to as "Flyover Country", although there is tremendous pride found in the people of the American heartland and a strong presence of talented photographers. In this exhibition we are looking to identify photographs with an aesthetic that emerges from the land and culture of the center of America through portraits, documentary approaches, and images of place. By curating a boldly Midwestern story through photographs, we hope to expose visual impressions of how ordinary people, familiar land, and domestic environments establish a truth that speaks to America's strengths, fragility, and even its flaws. At a time when urban and rural parts of the United States are becoming more divided, having an avenue for conversation and mutual appreciation through visual narrative is key. Flyover Country will focus on appreciating the beauty, individuality, and vastness of an aesthetic that is uniquely Midwestern American.
Open to all photographers nationwide in the USA. All photographic media is welcome. Various photographic interpretations will be considered from artists residing in the Midwestern states, as well as artists outside of the region making photographic commentary on aspects of the Midwest.
Selection will be based upon the series of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. A brief artist statement is preferred but optional.
Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.
Select the number of images and click "add to cart". Check out at the PayPal form. Please note that there is not an upload form, and you should simply Email your photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org in jpeg format: 72 dpi, no larger than 3000 x 3000 pixels. Name each file with your name and the corresponding number from the entry information below, for example: smith_jane_1.jpg. List the information requested below in a Microsoft Word document. Attach your photographs and info, and email to email@example.com. Provide the following information for each image submitted:
TITLE #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 etc...
MEDIUM (C-Print, silver print, ink jet print, etc...)
PRESENTATION (describe matting and framing)
ARTIST STATEMENT (OPTIONAL)
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS CALL FOR ENTRY? (OPTIONAL)
NOTIFICATION OF SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS
Selected photographers will be posted online at www.mwcponline.com. Our group email will be sent with a list of names of selected photographers. Photographers who sumbitted must check this information for the list of names. Instructions for the exhibition will be sent to selected photographers via email a few days after the selections have been announced, please reply to the email to confirm participation in the exhibition.
All photographic works should be ready to hang on the wall for the exhibition, framed or mounted to sturdy substrate material. Please indicate if alternative presentation is required. MWCP offers printing and framing services, we also offer standard size rental frames.
SHIPPING OF WORK
Exhibiting artists are expected to cover the round trip shipping costs for their work. Please ship the work in reusable packaging, please package the work in sturdy containers with plenty of cushion material. Include in your packaging the return shipping labels for the package, for example: Fed Ex or UPS pre-printed return shipping label, please do not send US postage stamps for the return. Due to storage, please do not ship work early, please ship work to arrive during the week before the package arrival deadline.
ASSOCIATED FEES AND INFORMATION
Not all photographers who enter the call for entries will be selected for the exhibition, and photographers who are selected may not have all individual images chosen to be included in the exhibition. There is a 40% gallery commission for work sold. MWCP reserves the right to reproduce images for promotional and publication purposes, if necessary. Any work that differs significantly from the entry, arrives at the gallery after the deadline, or is sub-standard quality will be disqualified from the exhibit. MWCP cannot be responsible for damage or loss during shipping. Photographers must provide the return shipment labels for their work, any work that is left at the gallery for a period of one year without shipping arrangements made will be donated to the MWCP Benefit Auction. Email addresses will be added to our email list. Entry fees are non-refundable, no exceptions. By submitting work to the call for entries you agree to all terms and conditions set forth in this entry page.