Submission call for “Cascadia 2018”
deadline extended to Dec. 10 at midnight
A Traveling Exhibit Open to Oregon Photographers funded by The Ford Family Foundation Visual Arts Grant
Deadline for submission of up to 3 jpgs has been extended to Dec. 10
Notification of jurors’ results is Jan. 1, 2018
Deadline for shipping accepted prints (unmatted/unframed) is Feb. 16, 2018
Show opens in Baker City on April 6, 2018, then travels to The Dalles in May and to Corvallis in July.
Judges will award $4,000 in cash prizes at the opening show at Crossroads-Carnegie Art Center in Baker City, including $500 People’s Choice Awards at all three venues.
Open to Oregon photographers only. Forty-eight images will be selected for the traveling exhibition in two Areas of Focus
• Oregonians at work or play
• Views of Oregon
The goal of the exhibit is to interpret the authentic Oregon experience, and to challenge artists to look at the urban/rural divide through their lenses and show us stories about our similarities, rather than our differences. We chose the word “Cascadia” as a reference to the Cascadia Subduction Zone (or fault), which stretches the entire length of the Oregon Coast, as well as further north and south. It is this fault line that is the source of much of the volcanic activity that created the Oregon Landscape and the Cascades, which have traditionally been the dividing line of our state. In fact, it is a very long, sloping subduction zone that separates the Explorer, Juan de Fuca and Gorda Plates from the North American Plate — the Cascadia subduction zone is where the two plates meet, and it is at “Cascadia” where Oregon meets.
We are looking for the best of Oregon’s photographic artists. The uncommon, unique and extraordinary vistas of Oregon… the urban and intercity views… the graffiti and night life… the mountains and ocean… the canyons and deserts… the streams, brooks, and rivers… the city sky lines and rural vistas… fun and exciting, new sights, new perspective.
Two jurors will select the 48 images to be exhibited and three fine art photography judges will select the award winners. Selected photographers will be notified via email and will be asked to send their prints to Crossroads unmatted in a shipping tube. Crossroads will arrange an account with UPS for mailing, and Crossroads will matte and frame all work. Crossroads will be responsible for shipping all work to other venues and work will be insured.
All accepted work must be for sale, but submitted prints must stay in the traveling show for its duration. When work is sold at any of the venues during the tour, artists will be responsible for shipping purchased work to the buyer. Crossroads will arrange an option to sell additional unframed copies of work and create a process for this. We will notify all selected artists of all details following the jurying process. The gallery commission will be 30% at all three venues.
Thanks to a grant from the Ford Family Foundation, Crossroads will also publish a hard-bound catalog of the traveling show that will be made available to exhibitors and exhibit venues.
How to Submit Images
1. Submit files via email in high quality jpg format to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Name and number each file as follows: 1_Lastname_First name_Title (Example: 1_Smith,Jane_Rodeo.jpg)
3. File sizes must be 300dpi at 8.5 inches on the longest side (i.e, 2550 pixels on the longest side)
3. In your email, include your full name, mailing address, email address, phone number and a numbered list of your file names.
4. Entry fee is $35 per artist for up to three images.
Submit fee via this link:
Shelley Curtis, Retired Director of Oregon State University Art about Agriculture, Corvallis, Oregon
Terri Axness, Retired Arts Educator and Professional Artist from Haines, Oregon
Rich Bergeman, Corvallis, Oregon
John Clement, Kennewick, Washington
Jerry Kencke, Mountain Home, Idaho