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1650 Gallery presents:

Juried Photography Exhibition
SPLASH

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Submissions Deadline:
Sunday, September 13, 2015

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION:
Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:30 - 10:30pm

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Submission Guidelines

Splash Photography Exhibition
Photo Credit: "Matisse At The Beach" by Alessandro Falco (Splash 2012 Exhibition)

"I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir."
~ David Bowie

"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water."
~ Loren Eiseley

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1650 Gallery is hosting the juried photography exhibition
SPLASH
The Fluid World of Water

Water... is there any thing else on earth like it? Seemingly plentiful, yet precious and scarce. It falls from the sky only to hurry beneath the earth. It's transience confounds us, here today yet gone tomorrow; literally vaporizing into thin air like youth, innocence and physical beauty. Water! A bundle of contradictions that would make Ralph Waldo Emerson proud.

Endlessly fun but dangerous stuff; sometimes there is too little... sometimes there is too much. It's beauty can take our breath away, and it's power can wipe our world like the bucket toss of an angry giant. Like fire, cold and night, water occupies a fundamental place deep in the root of our collective psyche. We can be "keeping our head above water" or "drowning our sorrows." Things can be going "swimmingly" or life can seem to be go "against the tide." In love we can be "showered with kisses" or wind up "on the rocks."

This month 1650 Gallery invites you to flush the bilge water from your mind and dive into the deep end for an ocean of fun. Freud said sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but Christie Brinkley in a moonlit motel pool is a whole other thing altogether. So bathe your soul in the stormy sea of photographic creativity, and remember that although a river runs through it, it is but a drop in the bucket compared to the ocean of possibilities that rain down upon us all.

For the future of mankind, the water wars are coming just as those for oil have entered their twilight, but this summer at 1650, as long as there is ice for our cocktails, salt water in our pool, and wet t-shirts on our interns, we proudly command "DAMN the torpedoes, full steam ahead!!!" We bid you do the same.

Approximately fifty works will be chosen from submitted photographs to be included in the SPLASH Photography 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 $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.

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% sales commission. 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!