Thursday, May 24, 2012

Open Submission Contest in Ireland

My friend, Peg Amison, who runs an art residency program in Cork, Ireland, just sent me this notice of an open call for a contest in Cork. Details and weblinks are below. Sounds like an interesting platform to me. Give it a shot if you agree and have some compelling work to show:

ASPECT: an open submission exhibition

The Organisers

RightBrain is a fine-art printing service for visual artists and creative professionals based in Cork city.
RightBrain specialises in exhibitions, portfolios and editions. It is a Hahnemühle Certified fine-art print studio and the only Digigraphie Certified Lab in Ireland
Stag & Deer is an exhibition-making team whose objective is the innovative promotion of lens-based work.
Tactic Cork is an artist-led exhibition space in Cork City Centre

Remit for Open Submission

This exhibition is a platform for emerging/early career national and international photographic/lens-based artists, graduates and undergraduates. We are looking for imaginative and inventive high-quality work. There are no limitations on theme, genre, technique, process, or approach. The selected work will be exhibited in Cork city in October 2012.

The Exhibition

RightBrain will be sponsoring the exhibition in full by printing all selected work on behalf of the artists. The approximate print size of each work will be approx 16 X 20 inches (40x50cm). There may be some size variation for presentation purposes. The work will be presented in a contemporary style to a professional level. The hanging of the work and the presentation approach will be at the discretion of the organizers.
Stag & Deer and Tactic Cork will be supporting the exhibition by providing exhibition-making services as well as the exhibition space. Aspect will take place at Tactic Cork, 3rd floor, Former Government Buildings, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork, Ireland. It will be part of the Stag & Deer event THERE THERE which will be taking place in October 2012.

How to Submit

A submission can have no more than five images. Work can be submitted by email or in the form of physical prints. There is an entry fee of €10 per submission to be paid through PayPal on the the Stag & Deer website. Please use PayPal button below for entry.
All submissions must quote a relevant PayPal Transaction Number or your entry will not be considered for selection.
Images can be emailed in JPEG format together with an artist’s statement / small bio, your PayPal Transaction Number, name, address and website/blog address (if applicable) to
If you would prefer to submit physical prints then please post 5 prints at 10 X 8 inches or similar to RightBrain, 9 Sidney Place, Wellington Road, Cork, Ireland. The prints must reach us before the submission deadline. You must also include your PayPal Transaction Number, artist’s statement/small bio, name, address and email address. Prints will be returned if a fully paid stamped addressed envelope is enclosed.
Submissions will be accepted from Monday May 21st 9am until Friday June22nd midnight, 2012.
The selection process will take place during the final week of June and the first week of July. Selected artists will receive notification by email when the selection process is complete.
In the event that you are selected for ASPECT, all images must be made available to RightBrain as high resolution digital files for exhibition printing within one week of receiving the notification email from us.

The Panel

The selection panel will consist of:
Matt Packer of The Lewis Glucksman Gallery -
Pádraig Spillane & Pamela Condell of Stag & Deer -
Pamela Myers Artistic Director, TACTIC Sample-Studios, Cork -
Sheelah Moloney of 2020 Art Gallery, Cork -
Tony O’Brien owner of RightBrain -

Thursday, May 10, 2012

F295 photography symposium in Pittsburgh

My friend, Tom Persinger, runs a very cool and useful symposium on photography every year in in Pittsburgh called F295. If you'll be in Pittsburgh the weekend of June 7-10, by all means check it out. The website is: