CALL FOR ART

10 SPOT: PHOTOGRAPHY

100 Photographs: 10 Photographs by 10 Artists

At Two Galleries:

Sohn Fine Art Gallery & Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

In Conjunction with Cultural Pittsfield’s

10 x 10 Upstreet Arts Festival

10 SPOT WILL BE CURATED BY:

 

Cassandra Sohn   l   Owner & Director at Sohn Fine Art Gallery

Jen Glockner  I  Director of Cultural Development, City of Pittsfield

Shiobbean Lemme  I  Administrative Assistant of Cultural Development, City of Pittsfield

Eric Korenman   I   Photographer

 

 

This is an open call for photography submissions to

10 SPOT: PHOTOGRAPHY. Work chosen for this exhibition will

be featured at two Galleries located in the Berkshires in Western, MA:

SOHN FINE ART GALLERY in Lenox, MA and LICHTENSTEIN CENTER

FOR THE ARTS in Pittsfield, MA. The Exhibition will feature a curated selection of 10 photographs by 10 artists, with a total of 100 photographs in the show, split between the two Galleries. This is an opportunity to showcase a full body of work from your photographic portfolio. Any genre of photography can be submitted and all photographic mediums are eligible for submission. The Exhibitions are in conjunction with Cultural Pittsfield’s 10 x 10 Upstreet Arts Festival. The submission deadline is Sunday, November 20th. The exhibition will be on view at Sohn Fine Art Gallery January 27 – March 20, 2017 with a Reception Saturday, February 18, from 4:00 - 7:00. The exhibition will be on view at Lichtenstein Center for the Arts February 3 – February 27, 2017 with a Reception Thursday, February 16, from 5:00 - 7:00. Detailed submission guidelines can be found below. Sohn Fine Art has another call for art running concurrently with 10 SPOT, iMotif. If you are planning to submit work to imotif as well, please email Sohn Fine Art at: info@sohnfineart.com for a $10 off submission coupon!

ABOUT THE CURATORS:

 

Cassandra Sohn  l  Gallery Owner & Director at Sohn Fine Art

Cassandra Sohn is the Owner and Director at Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Printing, Framing & Workshops. Sohn runs all departments of the company and is the founder of the Master Artist Series program. A photographer herself, she freelances for a variety of clients and is a Fine Art photographer who exhibits world-wide.  Sohn graduated from the New School in Manhattan with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Photography. She has been published in several books, and was the main contributing photographer in, Window on the Park - New York's Most Prestigious Properties On Central Park, published by Images Publishing. Sohn also teaches photography through her company's education program as well as at IS183 Art School of the Berkshires and Berkshire Community College.

 

 

Jen Glockner  I  Director of Cultural Development, City of Pittsfield

Jen Glockner is an accomplished communications professional with experience in television, radio, social media, press relations and more.  Glockner’s career began in television, writing and producing newscasts at TV stations in Michigan, Colorado, and upstate New York.  She moved to the Berkshires more than ten years ago and worked in marketing and advertising before joining the City of Pittsfield in the Office of Cultural Development.  Jen has been actively involved in several regional organizations including: the Pittsfield Tourism Commission, the Junior League of Berkshire County, the Berkshire Leadership Program Steering Committee, the Mass Audubon Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries Committee and the Ad Club of Western Massachusetts.  She lives in Pittsfield with her husband Ted and their twin sons Sam and Ben.

 

 

Shiobbean Lemme  I  Administrative Assistant of Cultural Development, City of Pittsfield

Shiobbean Lemme has been with the Office of Cultural Development for more than three years.  She is the gallery manager for the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and the coordinator of the Third Thursday Street Festival and the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival. Shiobbean is involved with several regional organizations including the Josh Billings Run Aground, the Downtown Pittsfield Inc Quality of Life Steering Committee and the Healthy Pittsfield Partnership.   Shiobbean and her husband Kent own the Berkshire Running Center, a run specialty store in Downtown Pittsfield.

 

 

Eric Korenman   I   Photographer

Korenman has pursued photography professionally since 2004. A fine art photographer, Korenman also works with private and corporate clients. Eric Korenman, holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a MD from Cornell University. His recent exhibitions have been at the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts; The Print Center, Philadelphia; Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA; Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY and the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA. His editorial work includes publication in Art in America and Vogue.

ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sohn Fine Art Gallery specializes in showing primarily contemporary photography and is dedicated to the development, promotion and exhibition of innovative contemporary artworks by international and local artists. Sohn Fine Art exhibits Sohn's work and represents emerging and living artists. It is the company's mission to promote broader understanding of, and community engagement with photographic mediums through exhibitions, lectures and workshops. Sohn Fine Art's MASTER ARTIST SERIES Program hosts world class photographers in the Berkshires annually. The goal of this program is to offer unique experiences with artists in the top of their fields to patrons and collectors of photography, as well as professional and aspiring photographers and artists. In addition to the Gallery, Sohn Fine Art offers custom, archival, pigment printing and reproduction, as well as framing services.

SOHNFINEART.COM

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is a community arts center housed in a historic building in Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District.  Inside, there's an exhibiting art gallery and performance area, workshops, working artist studios, a ceramic studio and a darkroom.  Located at 28 Renne Avenue off of Fenn Street, the gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11am to 4pm. 

 

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is named in honor of Kitty Lichtenstein, an extraordinary arts benefactor in the Pittsfield community and beyond, who donated the building to the City of Pittsfield.

New theatre, art, comedy, dance, music, and more in the middle of winter? You bet! The fifth annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival will be held February 16-26, 2017. From new theatre and art shows to comedy and spoken word, 10×10 warms up the Berkshires winter with hot new performances, art and more. The festival is a collaborative effort spearheaded by Barrington Stage Company and the City of Pittsfield and coordinated through a steering committee that includes the Beacon Cinema, Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), Berkshire Museum, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and the City of Pittsfield. More info here:

DISCOVERPITTSFIELD.COM/10X10.COM/

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 20

  • ACCEPTED ARTISTS NOTIFED: DECEMBER 16

  • EXHIBITION AT SOHN FINE ART GALLERY: JANUARY 27 - MARCH 20

  • EXHIBITION AT LICHTENSTEIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: FEBRUARY 3 – FEBRUARY 27

  • RECEPTION AT SOHN FINE ART GALLERY: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 4:00 – 7:00

  • RECEPTION AT LICHTENSTEIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 5:00 – 7:00

 

SUBMISSIONS

All submissions must be made directly through CaFÉ (Call for Entry.org). CaFÉ provides artists with an easy-to-use system to submit to art calls, which makes the submission process very simple. Please go to their website or follow this link: www.callforentry.org

Create a profile, upload digital images of your artwork, and follow the instructions to apply to our Call for Art. There is no cost to register your profile and you can update it at anytime by going to "My Info". Please read the entry description for complete details for our listing. In addition to our Call for Art, your unique login access allows you complete access to a number of open calls on a continuous basis, which you can apply to from any internet connected computer.

 

Follow these steps if you do not have an account with CallforEntry.org

  • Go to https://www.callforentry.org/

  • In the top right corner, “Register here.” (in orange) Click this link

  • Click on “Click Here” to register with café

  • Please select “Yes, I agree”

  • Fill in all the fields appropriately. When you have finished filling out the form please click “Continue.”

  • Now you are registered in café, please click on “Continue to Login"

Follow these steps if you have an existing account, or once you have created an account, with CallforEntry.org

  • Submit up to 12 images in digital format. Submissions must be in the photography genre. All photographic mediums are eligible for submission. Digital files must be uploaded through CaFÉ in jpeg format with a resolution of 72 ppi and a dimension of 1920 pixels on long side and not exceeding 5 MB. The filename must have your first name, last name, then title of the photograph, in that order. Example: cassandra_sohn_tulip.jpg.

     

  • There is a $25 fee for submitting work to the exhibition.

 

 

 

DEADLINE    

 

  • All entries must be received by November 20, 2016. If any of your work is accepted, you will be notified by December 16, 2017.

 

  • If you are notified that you are accepted into the show, please confirm your acceptance. 

 

  • All artwork in the exhibition must be limited editions or one-of-a-kinds. All artwork in the exhibition will be for sale. All artwork must NOT EXCEED 24” in any direction. This includes the final “framed” dimension. Sohn Fine Art Gallery splits the commission with the artist 50/50. Sohn Fine Art will donate 10% of their proceeds to the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.

     

*This competition is open to all. Sohn Fine Art curators will abstain from voting for artists who are represented by Sohn Fine Art.

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