1650 Gallery presents:

Juried Photography Exhibition
The Fluid World of Water

Submissions Deadline:
Monday, September 3, 2018

Saturday, September 15
7:30 - 10:30pm

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Submission Guidelines

SPLASH Photography Exhibition
Photo: "Wet" by Morgan Macey

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1650 Gallery is hosting the juried photography exhibition

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 dares 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.

Approximately fifty works will be chosen from submitted photos to be included in the SPLASH group photography exhibition at 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles.

There is an entry fee of $40 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!