Wheaton Biennial 2015: Framing Photography
Entry Deadline: November 24, 2015
Artists Notified: January 15, 2015
Exhibition Dates: February 27 – April 15, 2015
To apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2239&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
About The Exhibition
Wheaton College cultivates an open spirit of inquiry with a curriculum emphasizing connections across disciplinary boundaries. Our Wheaton Biennial invites artists whose work reflects a similar spirit of inquiry and a critical reflection on what constitutes the boundaries of a particular artistic medium. The 2015 Biennial will focus on new directions in photography and will examine what constitutes a photograph in the age of digital technology.
Work by artists in all stages of their careers will be considered. Selections will be made by the Biennial juror Kristen Gresh. We are seeking a diverse range of experimental work, collectively evoking an open-ended reconsideration of the boundaries of photography.
About The Galleries
The Beard and Weil Galleries are a vital part of Wheaton’s creative and intellectual life. Exhibitions feature work by contemporary artists in all media, as well as works from Wheaton’s extensive Permanent Collection, spanning Ancient Greece to contemporary South America.
The Galleries’ educational mission encompasses all forms of creative expression in an effort to forge meaningful connections between objects and the histories, student and faculty creative work, art historical research and critical thinking. The crucial role the visual arts play in a liberal arts education is central to the design and focus of our exhibitions.
This call is open to all artists age 18 and over. The panel will not discriminate against any applicant artist on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges.
All works must be original and not previously exhibited at Beard and Weil Galleries. All media will be considered. All work must be received ready for exhibition with appropriate hanging hardware in place. The gallery director reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.
About The Juror
Kristen Gresh was appointed Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), in January 2012. She was the curator of the recent exhibition at the MFA, She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, and is the author of the exhibition’s companion publication. Gresh first discovered the powerful work created by women from this region while living abroad for 15 years, teaching history of photography at the Ecole du Louvre, Wells College in Paris and at the American University of Cairo.
Gresh was also a contributor to the auction book and catalog The Photo Diary of John G. Morris (2010) and to the books On Display: Visual Politics, Material Culture, and Public Education (forthcoming), and Getting the Picture: The History & Visual Culture of the News (forthcoming). Her Ph.D. dissertation from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales was titled, “The Family of Man: A Critical History of an American Photographic Exhibition,” parts of which have been published in the academic journals Etudes Photographiques and History of Photography.
Applicants must apply through callforentry.org: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2239&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
Entry Deadline: November 15, 2014
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