CURRENT EXHIBITION

HOMEGROWN

EXHIBITION DATES - JULY 6 - 31, 2020

During the spring and summer season we will be celebrating the warm weather and the growth of new plant life, and the practice of self-sustainability. HOMEGROWN will feature photographs that represent what it means to embark upon the notion of homegrown, from the people who grow to the products that they produce. We are embracing the local food movement and the concept of growing your own for health and wellness and sustainability, this exhibition will celebrate a range of representation from the farm to table movement. Various photographic interpretations and styles are represented; images of vegetation, crops, farmers, farmland, vegetables, fruits and all types of plant life.


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CURRENT ONLINE EXHIBITION

ISOLATION

EXHIBITION DATES - JUNE AND JULY, 2020

Impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, people are focusing on staying safe by staying physically distant from other people, sending us into isolation. We have been forced to take a moment to stop, take a look around, and through this uncomfortable experience we have embarked upon a situation that has changed our world. At this time when we are staying at home, isolated, whether with our family or without our family we are seeing life in a new light and different perspective. Some of us have found this to be a time of renewed appreciation for the simple things in life, spending more time cherishing our loved ones, embracing the sights and sounds of nature, and finding that we can get by on what we have right here in our homes. We stay isolated while health care workers bravely risk their lives in the fight against this disease. Many have struggled severely with illness and fear and loss. The global pandemic has affected how we see our life inside our homes, and just outside of our windows. Through necessity and hesitation we venture out if able, although briefly, we see that our world has changed. There are empty spaces, near vacant parking lots, desolate streets, and closed businesses. We come upon an unfarmiliar sight, it is an eerie and unsettling scene, and the vast emptiness is not comforting. Yet as photographers we find this visual scene one that calls upon us to go to our cameras for instinctual image making of this historic situation, documenting this time as one that we have not seen before in our lifetimes.

A portion of the proceeds from the call for entry will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Accepting additional entries throughout June. ENTER PHOTOGRAPHS HERE


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ONLINE PRINT SALE

LINDA K. ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY

EXHIBITION DATES - SUMMER, 2020

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UPCOMING CALL FOR ENTRIES

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION - DEVELOPED WORK

ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 15

EXHIBITION DATES - NOVEMBER 6 - 27, 2020

The competition is open to all photographers worldwide, and open to all photographic genre and subject matter.

The 2020 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITON - "DEVELOPED WORK" exhibition features current and relevant work of national photographers that help define the pulse of contemporary photography in the world. "Developed Work" has become established as the premier exhibition at MWCP for featuring some of the most important creative photographic work of the year.

Competition for "Developed Work" is based upon a thematically developed body of work. Selected photographers will demonstrate successful representation of working with a concept and developing it into a solid framework resulting in a thematically developed body of photographic work.

Artists must submit a brief artist statement outlining the intentions of the work. Selection will be considered from the cohesive body of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online. One fellowship recipient will receive the $250 Developed Work Fellowship Award and one year artist representation at MWCP online.


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SUBURBAN ARCHITECTURE

ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 1

EXHIBITION DATES - AUGUST 7 - 28, 2020

Open to all photographers internationally.

Encompassing the structures of the places we call home, our sanctuaries, and the locations providing places of business where we work and conduct commerce - this is suburban architecture. Buildings bring shape and urban design to the neighborhoods in our towns, cities and the countryside in rural communities. We appreciate the functionality and the visual design elements of architecture in all of its structures, shapes and forms. From the buildings dotting our land to the structures cutting through the earth, to the rooms we use everyday in our homes, architecture provides the most universal necessity of shelter. All interpretateions and styles are welcomed, from the abstract to the literal to the understated, captured with an overview landscape or cityscape shots to the close up details. The exhibition aims to represent varied takes on how urban, suburban and rural architecture shape our world.


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FLAT FILE FEATURE - PORTFOLIO PLATFORM -

SPRING 2020

EXHIBITION DATES - MAY - OCTOBER, 2020

The "Flat File Feature" has shifted to the new "Portfolio Platform" to provide the focus to a more streamlined online presence. The Portfolio Platform provides the opportunity for photographers to showcase a portfolio of photographic work prominently online. The portfolios are available for patrons of the gallery to go online and view, learn about the photographers and their work through the images and biographies and artist statments, and have the opportunity to purchase photographs. Each portfolio consists of 12 - 20 images.

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PAST EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING CALL FOR ENTRIES

12TH ANNUAL TEN X TEN SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION

ENTRY DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1

EXHIBITION DATES - DECEMBER 4 - 31, 2020

Open to all photographers internationally. Open to all types of image capture; digital, film, iphone, etc.

The TEN X TEN show is an annual small works exhibition that celebrates the wide range of creative expression within the square photographic format, the interplay of images creating contrasts and similarities are exciting to experience in the unique juxtapositions of the grid format exhibition.

TEN X TEN focuses on offering affordable collectable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each.

Each photograph will be considered based upon the merit of individual images submitted by each artist. Theme based entries are not necessary, and a range of different images are preferred.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and will be offered for sale online.

MWCP will be providing the printing for this exhibition at no cost to you. Prints will be framed in 10" X 10" frames rented by MWCP for a $15 fee.

Support the shop small, shop local business model and participate in this exhibition.


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NOSTALGIA

ENTRY DEADLINE - JULY 15

EXHIBITION DATES - SEPTEMBER 4 - 25, 2020

Open to all photographers internationally.

Nostalgia is often triggered by something reminding us of a happier time, a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness when we think about the way things used to be. During this shifted current culture of time when we've all been adjusting o how extreme our world and lives have changed, we have encountered a new look at closeness. And through this experience we have looked back fondly and with longing and have therefore also opened up to a newfound appreciation for the simple pleasures in life and family. We are seeking pphotographs that show a form of nostalgia using the snapshot aesthetic, images of how you interpret the time when you think about things that happened in the past, memories that shape our lifes. Nostalgia is an exhibition portraying the various interesting ways that we take photographs that elicit or display the binary of remembering and melancholy as a way to document memories, a wistful desire to return in thought to a former point in life, a somewhat sentimental yearning for the happiness of another place or point in time.


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CALL FOR ENTRIES

PERSONAL NARRATIVE

ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 1

EXHIBITION DATES - OCTOBER 2 - 30, 2020

Expressing from a place of the personal and connecting on an intimate level is what compels us to engage express ourselves. Photographs which encompass this exhibition will explore the notion of personal narrative through a set or series of photographs that are sequential in nature, collectively telling a story. The photographic works that make up a narrative can be sequenced literally or metaphorically by subject matter, concept or aesthetics, creating a personal dialogue with the viewer. We are seeking intimate expressions of openly portrayed experiences, thoughts, and emotions concerning one's particular life. We each have a personal story and sharing that narrative through a photo essay is a means to express who we are as unique individuals.

Selection for participation in the exhibition will be based upon the series of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. A brief artist statement is optional.


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CALL FOR PORTFOLIO SUBMISSIONS

FLAT FILE FEATURE - PORTFOLIO PLATFORM

ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 1

SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED - OCTOBER 1

FEATURE DATES - OCTOBER, 2020 - MARCH, 2021


The "Flat File Feature" is shifting online to the new "Portfolio Platform" to provide the focus to a more streamlined online presence while we are currently practicing social distancing and not being physically gathering in the gallery. The Portfolio Platform provides the opportunity for photographers to showcase a portfolio of your photographic work prominently online at the Midwest Center for Photography website. The portfolios will be available for patrons of the gallery to go online and view, learn about you and your work through your images and biography and artist statement, and have the opportunity to purchase your photographs. Each portfolio will consist of 12 - 20 images.

Selection will be based upon the thematic series of photographic work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. A brief artist statement and bio are required.

Selected artists will have their work featured for a period of six months online.


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