California Arts Council

State of California

Artist Call Detail

Focus: Black and White
For International artists

A juried group photo show on black and white photography. 

 Theme: Black and White

A juried exhibition of black and white photography. There is often a classic, nostalgic and dynamic translation to black and white photography. Black and white has an important tradition of luminous, well-crafted and thoughtfully composed imagery. Contemporary photographers are involved in this dialog of history and tradition, but with their own modern voice, visions and aesthetics of imagery. 

Rules/Guidelines: Black Box will provide Free printing, Free matting and Free framing for all of our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff or JPEG file for our gallery to print.

We have 18” x 24” black frames. Our white mats are pre cut for 12” x 18”, 12” x 12” and 12” x 16” prints (we also have a few other odd sized matts). We print on an Epson Stylus Pro archival ink jet printer, on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment. This is a very accurate custom print, just like a custom lab would print, we have over 20 years of custom printing experience.

All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will shread all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files.

Notification: All photographers will be notified 10-14 days after the deadline about juror selections.

Entry Fee: $35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos). 

How to apply: Send in the entry fee and then send an email to:

  • Title the email: Focus: Black and White
  • In the body of the email please include the following info:
    • Your Name
    • Exhibition Name 
    • Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name 
    • Attach up to 5 photos, as instructed below 

For more info:

Deadline: 09-07-2016
Black Box Gallery
Portland, OR

Contact: Todd Johnson
Phone: 503.804.5032

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