1650 Gallery presents:

Juried Photography Exhibition
ABSTRACTS: The Alternative Eye

Submissions Deadline:
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017
7:30 - 10:30pm

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Submission Guidelines

Abstracts: The Alternative Eye Photography Exhibition
Photo Credit: "Up to the Edge" by Nick Winkworth

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1650 Gallery is hosting the juried photography exhibition
ABSTRACTS: The Alternative Eye

1650 Gallery is now taking submissions for the juried exhibition: ABSTRACTS: The Alternative Eye. 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!



Approximately fifty works will be chosen from submitted photos to be included in the ABSTRACTS: The Alternative Eye group photography exhibition at 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles.

There is an entry fee of $35 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.

Selected artists may choose to offer their work for sale. The gallery retains 50% sales commission.

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

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