Lightbox Photographic Gallery Call for Entries
Submissions to MobileMagic VII will run from March 1st until midnight on March 31st.
We are pleased to have Laura Valenti Jelen, fine art photographer, curator, educator, and arts director serving as Juror for this MobileMagic exhibit. Check out Laura’s Bio and complete website, she offers fantastic online courses too!
“ The camera phone – a perfectly magical little instrument that allows modern-day photographers to make inventive images while talking to their mothers and checking status updates. Since everyone has a phone to their heads these days, it’s also far more inconspicuous than the cameras of the past. Suddenly, no place is off limits! The best camera is the one you have with you, as the adage goes. And, when it fits into a pocket it’s much more likely to travel along. Most of all, camera phones open up a playful world of experimentation – a helpful antidote to the niggling perfectionism traditional cameras encourage. For anyone in doubt, camera phones are real cameras, every bit as creative and capable as conventional cameras. Phone images are now gracing the walls of galleries and the pages of esteemed publications the world over. It is a bold new age! And, it’s a whole lot more fun. .” ~Laura Valenti Jelen
All the submissions will be printed as archival prints on 100% rag paper and mailed to you.
Your submission fee is of great help in supporting the gallery as we enter 2014. Thanks!
Mobile Phone Photographic Images are part of our everyday life. We nearly all have smart phones, allowing us to create images with the immediacy of reaching into our pocket, using the processing tools of the myriad of apps, which allow us to create with a serendipity similar to toy camera photography. In our MobileMagic Exhibits we wish to bring these uniquely creative images to the final print, off of our phones and into the beauty of a fine photographic print. MobileMagic is a monthly exhibit for display in the gallery and online, opening during our regular Second Saturday Monthly Openings. Each month we display archival pigment prints of the top 25 juried images, selected by a renown juror from the photographic community. LightBox will print every submission, that’s right, every single submission, not just the juror’s top 25. All are printed as a 100% archival rag pigment print and mailed to the photographer. Three images will be chosen as the Juror’s and the Director’s picks, with the Juror’s pick receiving $100 and the two Director’s picks receiving $50 cash awards.
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All submissions must be exposed and processed on a mobile phone or mobile device and must be the creation of the submitter.
Please enter MobileMagic in the Subject title of the email
Include your name, mailing address and Image Title in the email.
Please submit images at the highest resolution!
Each submission cost $10 and must be paid for using PayPal “contact for exceptions”
LightBox’s paypal ID is email@example.com
Subject of the payment should be MobileMagic,
Message with payment should include the image title and your name
Include your shipping address with the payment.
International entries are encouraged and welcome at no extra cost!
Submissions are due by Midnight on the last day of every calendar month for the next month’s exhibit.
Every submission will be printed by LightBox using pigment inks and archival 100% cotton rag stock in the size of 5.5” x 8.5” and mailed to the photographer.
Juror and the Directors picks: Three images will be chosen, with the Juror’s pick receiving a $100 and the two Director’s picks receiving $50 cash awards.
The top twenty-five images chosen by the juror will be printed and displayed on the wall of LightBox starting on the Second Saturday of every month, posted on the LightBox website and the prints will be mailed to the photographer after the show.
The twenty-five juried images will remain in an online gallery for one year and will be available for sale at the set price of $35. The photographer will receive a paypal payment of $25 every time their image sells. Prints are printed by LightBox using 100% cotton rag stock and archival pigment inks, on paper size of 5.5” x 8.5” and mailed to the buyer.
By entering the show you give LightBox the right to offer the image for sale in the gallery and online for a period of one year from the opening of that months exhibit. *You may choose to notify the gallery that you do not wish to offer your image for sale.
Every image and print is the creative property of the photographer. LightBox retains no rights to use your image other than to offer your image for sale in the gallery and online for a period of one year from the date of the opening of that months exhibit. You may choose to notify the gallery that you do not wish to offer your image for sale.
The online gallery will be posted on the Second Saturday of every month where you can see if your image made it into the exhibit for that month!
All submission fees and funds raised through these monthly exhibits go toward supporting LightBox Photographic Gallery’s Mission to provide a center for the promotion of creative and alternative photography on the North Coast of Oregon.
Thank you and have Fun!
Michael and Chelsea Granger, Directors of LightBox Photographic Gallery
LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr. Astoria, OR 97103