Eligibility: Open to all photographers
Art Through the Lens is open to all without restrictions on content. It provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit. Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror, with five of them receiving cash awards. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.
2017 Juror: Eliot Dudik
Eliot Dudik is a photographic artist, educator, and bookmaker exploring the connection between culture, history, and politics. In 2012, Dudik was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and one of Oxford American Magazine’s 100 New Superstars of Southern Art. He was awarded the PhotoNOLA Review Prize in 2014 for his Broken Land and Still Lives portfolio, resulting in a book publication and solo exhibition. Broken Land was most recently published as a feature in the July/August 2015 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. Eliot taught photography at the University of South Carolina from 2011 to 2014 before founding the photography program within the Department of Art and Art History at the College of William & Mary where he is currently teaching and directing the Andrews Gallery at the college.
Artists may submit unlimited photographic entries, including video and moving images, with multiple images and media files allowed per entry to portray a single artwork as accurate as possible. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes is eligible including non-lens made images. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lense (formerly Paducah Photo) exhibition. Size restrictions: No single work may be more than 6 feet in width and 8 feet in height.
$2,000 in cash awards will be given in the following amounts:
First Place $1,000
Second Place $500
Third Place $250
Regional Showcase Best of Show $150
Regional Showcase Honorable Mention $100
ENTERING - Deadline for online entries is 11:59pm CST on August 26, 2017.
Entries are now submitted solely online through CaFE, a call for entry hosting site.
This is an international juried exhibition; works will be selected to exhibit by a juror. The juror for the 2017 Art Through the Lens International Show is Eliot Dudik, Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography and Coordinator of the Andrews Gallery at College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. If one or more of your works should be accepted into the show, you will receive subsequent instructions on final presentation. Unlimited entries are permitted. A nonrefundable entry fee of $15 is required for each photograph submitted for consideration. Entries submitted via email or mail to the Yeiser Art Center will not be accepted.
Additionally, applicants which live within a 100 mile radius of Paducah, Kentucky will automatically be entered into a second jury round for a Regional Showcase component to the show. The Regional Showcase will take place on the same dates as the International Show at a satellite location, TBA. Those entries will be juried by a second regional juror, TBA.
Exhibition dates: October 14 – November 25, 2017.