Arabi Visual Arts is currently accepting submissions for “The Curious World of Unusual Portraits“, a group photography exhibition which will take place from Saturday December 9th through Saturday December 23rd, 2023. This exhibition is exactly what it sounds like, unusual portraits! All portrait photography is welcome, but the more unusual, weird, and bizarre is most likely to be accepted. Self-portrait work is highly encouraged!
ELIGIBLE PHOTOGRAPHERS: Open to anyone; NOPA membership not required; all ages accepted; may be local, or national or international.
ELIGIBLE WORK: Works submitted must be legal and the photographer assumes responsibility for having the legal right to exhibit and sell the images. Fine arts nudes and implied nude works are acceptable. This exhibition will include work that has been digitally manipulated (PhotoShop).
INELIGIBLE WORK: Anything that has been exhibited previously at Arabi Visual Arts, anything that is illegal, and any work not created by the person submitting it. We will not be accepting any form of art that is not primarily photography.
ENTRY FEE: $45 for the first five submissions then a 50% discount will apply to subsequent submissions.
Acceptance Guarantee: At a minimum one of each five pieces submitted will be accepted.
EASY TO EXHIBIT: We are not requiring framing (but not prohibiting), and are allowing for works to be submitted to Professional Color for printing which can be done electronically. It will be picked up on your behalf. Photographers who do not wish to pay for shipping on return work can opt to donate it to a short film in which all work will be destroyed by fire in a documentary about the difficulty of making it as a photographer (i.e. the costs of exhibitions, submissions, shipping, etc.). All donors will be credited and have access to the film which will be released in the spring of 2024.
DEADLINE: The deadline to submit work is Sunday November 26, 2023.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Visit the website at https://curious.artcall.org/
Paper submissions will not be accepted.
About the Curator
Christopher Ryan is an international conceptual photographer and owner of Arabi Visual Arts. Christopher’s works often focuses on the unusual such as his series “Youth and Urban Decay” (featuring kids and teens in abandoned structures), “Focus on Feet“, and an intimate/unique self-portrait series. His works have been exhibited throughout the USA as well as Thailand and have won several first place awards in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in 2022 and 2023. In 2022 Chris created “Violated Metropolis” which took place during the 2022 PhotoNOLA Festival.
His fine arts nude work is featured on The Model Society.
About the Venue
Arabi Visual Arts is a 47′ X 24′ space with 20′ ceilings and is part of the St. Claude Arts Building. When exhibitions are not going on this is also the working studio for Christopher Ryan. Arabi Visual Arts is part of the St. Claude Arts Campus which includes a variety of other artists as well as Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge which will host Reel Bear during the same time period.
Please direct any questions to Christopher Ryan at 504-373-9476 or via email to info@arabivisualarts
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