Through a lens: Our female gaze

Dates: February 1-29 2018

Deadline to apply: December 18 2017

The Connections Gallery is looking for submissions for a February photography group show.

Through a Lens: Our Female Gaze will examine how women and trans women view their world and present their stories through the medium of photography.

Each photographer will have approximately 7 feet of wall space to display their work.  

Along with the opening reception, there will be an opportunity for the artists to lecture about their work or themes found in their work.

Please send up to seven images, artist bio and statement along with a presentation proposal to carissa@alternativephotoservices.com

Costs per person: $344 plus hst

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Call for Submissions: PIGMENT

 

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Lori Ryerson

Pigment is a group photography exhibition that explores the concept of colour through the historical gum bichromate process. Each of the twenty photographers will have two prints in the show, printed by Bob Carnie.

New York April 6 and 7 Bushwick Community Darkroom

Pigment will pop up at the Bushwick Community Darkroom April 6 and 7 2018. These dates were chosen so that participating artists who wish to visit the city during the exhibition can attend The Photography Show presented by AIPAD. 

Toronto | May 2-June 29 Lonsdale Gallery

The prints will return to Toronto where they will become a part of Red Light, an exhibition at Lonsdale Gallery. This juried salon show will exclusively feature alternative prints by artists from around the world. Red Light is a feature show in the CONTACT Photo Festival.

Application process

Each print will be approximately 11×14, fitting into a 16×20 presentation matt. For installation purposes, while in New York, they will be displayed matted. For the Lonsdale Gallery show, they will be framed in our rental frames.

Please contact Bob to set up a time to explain the gum bichromate process and how your images would look printed using this process.

bob@alternativephotoservices.com
Costs

Exhibition fee (shipping, space rental, marketing, reception in NYC and rental frames for Toronto) $375 plus tax                                                                                                     

Production: $460 plus tax for two gum bichromate prints and 16×20 presentation matts

Total $835 plus tax

 

What is Connections?

We believe that expanding a photographer’s reach is beneficial to professional growth. Getting outside of one’s community and having fresh eyes looking at new work and getting feedback. Our main goal is to create a network of photographers and galleries that can work together to showcase photography.

Our first connection was with L’Espace Contemporain in Montreal where we have sent photographers to exhibit work, and have brought photographers here to Toronto.

2017 projects include the Alternative Photo Revolution that went to Glen Echo, Maryland and New Orleans, and was a part of the CONTACT Photo Festival. In the fall we took Kindred, a portrait exhibition, to Montreal then installed here at the Connections Gallery in November.

Why Alt Printing

 We know that through exhaustive research on print permanence that the noble metals of platinum palladium will not fade, in fact the paper will decompose before the metal will go away. Platinum palladium and gum over palladium have the look, texture and feeling of work done in the very beginning of photographic printmaking. Contemporary prints cannot give us the colour palette and physical sense that these two processes offer. In all cases the base paper is Hahnemühle Platinum, a very lovely 100% rag paper. The noble metal of platinum palladium sinks into the very fabric of this paper and any resulting pigment is layered on top for an exquisite image.

Call For Submissions: Emergence

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Emergence

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

The Connections Gallery is seeking submissions for our annual Emergence photography group show in December 2017. This nine person group show showcases artists who are new to the gallery or have new work.

Four artists will be chosen by a jury to exhibit their work in Montreal in Spring 2018.

This show will also be advertised in the Winter issue of Canadian Art.

 

Submission guidelines

If interested please submit the following

4-5 JPEGS

Layout proposal

Printing and framing proposal

Fees Per Artist

Space rental/marketing/reception- $460

 

Spots are booked on a first come first served basis.

Contact: carissa@alternativephotoservices.com

Call for Submissions: Kindred

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Kindred

Montreal—Toronto

October 20/21 and November 1-29 2017

Connections is looking for photographers to submit portraits of people that they admire from their community. Each image will be supplemented by a story about the person and why they are important to the photographer.

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2017 Call for Submissions

The Dylan Ellis Gallery is seeking submissions for several group and solo shows in 2017.

As a rental gallery, we promote photographers in various stages of their careers with the hope that are able to successfully meet their goals. No commission is taken on sales.

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Bob Carnie

Available shows and dates

Group shows

Each exhibition will be a curated eight person show. Each photographer will have five feet of wall space to showcase their framed images. Photographers can book more than one spot.

Spots are booked on a first come first served basis.

Landscape
July 3-August 28 | Opening July 21 from 6-9pm

Abstract
September 1-September 27 2017 | Opening September 7 2017 from 6-9pm

Urban
October 1-October 30 2017 | Opening October 12 2017 from 6-9pm

Emergence
December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 15 2017 6-9pm

Solo Show

This space can be used to launch a new body of work or provide a more formal presentation for gallery’s and curators.

November 1-November 29 2017 | Opening November 9 2017 from 6-9pm

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Alt Photo Revolution does Glen Echo!

First stop on the US tour is Glen Echo Park, visiting our friends at Photoworks!

On March 28th 2017, we will be setting up the pop up show in the Ballroom Annex. During the afternoon, we will be hosting portfolio viewings and inviting curators and gallerists to come see the show. In the evening, a more formal reception will take place that is open to the public.

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Ballroom Annex

Accommodations and Attractions

The main area of downtown Bethesda, the closest city to Glen Echo Park, is around Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street. Here you will find plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes. Both the Hyatt Regency and and Hilton Garden Inn are within walking.

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Alt Photo Revolution does New Orleans!

The second stop on the US tour is to New Orleans to visit our friends at the New Orleans Photo Alliance!

On March 31st, we will be hosting a VIP reception for curators and collectors who will come see the show and view portfolios. April 1st will be open to the public, with general viewing in the afternoon and a reception in the evening. We will be taking advantage of the Julia Street First Saturday’s, a monthly event where all of the gallery’s on Julia Street have their openings at the same time.

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