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1650 Gallery presents:

Juried Photography Exhibition
ABSTRACTS 2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submissions Deadline:
Sunday, February 15, 2015

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION:
Saturday, February 28, 2015
7:30 - 10:30pm

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Submission Guidelines

Abstracts 2015 Photography Exhibition
Photo Credit - "Compliments" by Glenn Letterman (2012)

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1650 Gallery is hosting the juried photography exhibition
ABSTRACTS 2015

Photography at first blush has often been thought of as a literal or pictorial art, and the withering truth of the camera lens has often held the power to open hearts and change minds. But beyond realism and narrative, documentary and expose lies another universe of possibilities… a universe where the formal rules of focus, composition and exposure don't necessarily apply anymore.

It is a world of "anything goes", where the elements of light, shadow, texture, color and line combine to form images of emotional power or visual beauty, stark contrasts or subtle shades of tonality -- the world of ABSTRACTS. It is a world without boundaries, real or imagined… as unlimited as the photographer's imagination.

This month, let your imagination run wild as 1650 Gallery explores the world of Abstract Photography! Open to all photographic methods and techniques, digital or analog, subject matter is unlimited; real or imagined -- recognizable or not! There are no rules, so just have fun, make some good photos and show 'em to us!

SHOOT NOW AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER, THIS MONTH ONLY, AS 1650 TURNS OUR MIND'S EYE TOWARD ABSTRACTS! Ernst Haas had done some exquisite color work in this genre. Here's some examples to get you going!

DEVIANT ART - THE BEST OF ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY - 2008

THE ERNST HAAS ESTATE

Approximately fifty works will be chosen from submitted photographs to be included in the ABSTRACTS 2015 exhibition at 1650 Gallery in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Additional works may also be selected for an online gallery exhibition page.

There is an entry fee of $30 for up to 5 images. Additional entries may be submitted for $5 each.

We offer free matting and framing for accepted photographs that fit our pre-cut mat sizes for the duration of the exhibition. We have a variety of frames and mats to choose from.

We will also print your photo for a nominal fee if you are accepted into the show and would prefer not to mail a print.

AWARDS: Best In Show, 2nd Place and 3rd Place will be awarded and posted online after the show opening. Award winning photos will be featured on the show page and Best In Show winners will have a small portfolio of their work (up to 10 images) featured in our 1650 Spotlight gallery of photographic excellence.

All Awards winners will also be featured in our 1650 Gallery newsletter, which is broadcast via email to our mailing list. Getting the word out about artists we're excited about helps you do more great work, helps us show more great work, and helps keep the often insular world of fine art photography more diverse and vibrant.

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Selected artists may choose to offer their work for sale. The gallery retains 50% of the sale price, as well as 9.25% California sales tax. We offer free matting and framing for accepted photographs that fit our pre-cut mat sizes for the duration of the exhibition.

Juror: Andrew Overtoom. Andrew Overtoom is an award winning filmmaker and photographer living in Los Angeles. He publishes THE UNDEAD NEG photography blog and is currently launching a quarterly fine art photography journal. He is also the owner/curator of 1650 Gallery in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Questions? Please email us at 1650gallery@gmail.com

Good luck and hope to see you at the opening reception!