DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 6
For this call, International House, in collaboration with PhotoNOLA, invites photographers and mixed-media artists whose work incorporates photography, to submit images that imagine or reimagine Mary Magdalene. Entries are due October 31, 2013. All photographic processes are welcome, i.e.: print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color, etc., and but for the few rules stated in this invitation, the lone limit is imagination.
We know her as Mapia. Maria. Miriam. Mandala. Migdal. Magdala. Magdalena, Mary of Magdala and Mary Magdalene. But who was she? Why was she? On one hand portrayed as Jesus’ closest confidant, Apostle to the apostles, friend, lover and soul mate. By others, the bad girl of the Bible, a repentant prostitute and demon-possessed crazy woman. And to some, she did it all, and she did it all well. No one in the Christian pantheon except Jesus, Mary his mother or perhaps “John the Baptist” has inspired artists more than Mary Magdalene. Her themes remain remarkably vivid today in a global conversation about women, female power, participation and sexuality.
Mary Schippers – Professor of Gender Studies, Tulane University
Genevieve Fussell – Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker
Alexa Arroyo – Art Historian
From the submissions, twelve (12) artists will be invited to participate in the second annual MAGDALENA exhibition. Their 12 works of art will be a on display from December 06, 2014 – January 06, 2015 and offered for sale at prices established by each artist. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Alliance for International Women’s Rights.
This exhibition is part of Prospect 03+.
A limited edition exhibition catalog will be available through the hotel.
A reception and awards ceremony will take pace Friday, December 12, 2014 | 8-11P. Awards will be announced at 9:30 P.
The full complement of submissions will be projected in the hotel’s lobby via continuous digital loop during the reception and shall be displayed in the online-gallery of our MAGDALENA site.
DEADLINE: October 31, 2014
APPLY HERE: www.whoismagdalena.com
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
International House has contributed $4500 for Purchase Awards. Jurors will, thus, bestow at least three purchase awards, with First, Second and Third place recognition. While scoring is subjective, we seek not merely the literal but art capable of informing the conversation about this important woman and sustaining a broader conversation about women.
Purchased art will be placed on permanent display in International House’s newly created magdalena gallery,a public space which pays tribute to extraordinary women and honors the divine feminine.
This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers as well as mixed-media artists, whose work incorporates photography, working in all medium and styles. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. However, 3-D work is not eligible, and 2-D work must be no larger than 42” x 42” and no smaller than 20” x 30”.
The entry fee is $30 for up to three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 per image.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Submissions are due October 31, 2014 via the MAGDALENA site and must include one’s CV, artist statement and image list (title, size, medium and price for each piece). All files must be 72 dpi in jpg format, not to exceed 1MB per image. Files should be titled with artist first name, last name, (underscore) title of work (i.e. JaneDoe_Magdalena01.jpeg)
On November 07, 2014 twelve (12) artists will be chosen from the full roster of submissions and invited via email to participate. Art must be received at International House New Orleans by December 1, 2014 for the exhibition, framed professionally, wired and ready for hanging.
About International House
Housed in what was the world’s first World Trade Center and harnessing the power of beautiful design to uplift the human spirit, International House celebrates New Orleans today – an ensemble of unique architecture, colorful characters, joyful culture, signature food and music unlike any other city in America. Animated with ritual, romance and passion, infused with intriguing European, Caribbean and African influences and fueled by the city’s mosaic of humanity and creative culture, the hotel is recognized as one of the premier boutique hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveller, Southern Living, Esquire, Entrepreneur and Wallpaper, among other respected press.
In addition to its design, the hotel offers an exceptional bar, restaurant and conference center. Set to a mesmerizing backdrop of flickering candlelight, sophisticated in style, named for divine spirits in Vodou and serving imaginative cocktails, spirits from small batch distilleries and artisan wines, loa is a destination bar. It has become a nightly gathering place for creative local artists and entrepreneurs flocking to the city in unprecedented numbers. Still America’s most exotic city and the Northern-Most Caribbean City but updated and expressed for a new time. Each guest room at the hotel contains original black and white photographs, many of them by one of this city’s favorite adopted sons, the peerless Herman Leonard.