International House in collaboration with PhotoNOLA brings you MAGDALENA our 3rd annual juried art exhibition, open to photographers and mixed media artists to re-imagine Mary Magdalene: Who she was and Why she was.
In the world of contemporary pop spirituality, Mary Magdalene is viewed as everything from the archetypal goddess of wisdom to the bad girl of the bible. With this annual exhibition, we wish to restore her image as the divine feminine and her role as apostle and muse.
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. She is currently at the epicenter of a cultural movement, and as always, art finds itself at the leading edge, the prism through which one sees what popular culture believes about a person at particular moments in time.
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, a repentant prostitute and demon-possessed crazy woman. And to some, she did it all, and she did it all well. Kindly visit this site for a fuller narrative, and please read these two remarkable pieces, the first by Princeton’s gifted Dr. Elaine Pagels, a second by distinguished former priest | author |professor James Carroll, as well as various others among Karen King’s significant contributions, to this discourse, each intended to spark ideas and artful inspiration.
DEADLINE NOVEMBER 06 2015
Winners announced November 13 2015
Reception | Awards December 11 2015
Artwork on display December 04, 2015 – January 04, 2016
Eligibility: This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both emerging 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”. All photographic processes are welcome, i.e.: print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color, etc.
Submission Fee: $30 for 3 images, additional images may be submitted for $10 each
Enter: Entries are due November 06, 2015 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions must include artist statement, CV, and image list (title, size, medium and price for each peice.)
All files must be 72 dpi in jpg format, not to exceed 1 MB per image. Files should be titled with artist first name, last name, (underscore) title of work (i.e. JameDoe_Madalena01.jpeg)