The Altered World

The Altered World. We want to celebrate photographic manipulation and staged narrative in all forms at the SE Center. Our juror, Claire Rosen, would like to see whimsy and less literal work with a strong concept. Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome.

Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Entering Your Images   You can enter your images online at Smarter Entry For best results, make sure your image is 1200 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side, Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Please name your files: Alt_Last Name_First Initial_Image#.jpg (Examples: Alt_Smith_J_Image1.jpg, Alt_Jones_R_Image3.jpg) If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact info@sec4p.com or call 864.605.7400

Eligibility All photographers regardless of location, age or skill level. Images previously selected for exhibition at the SE Center for Photography within two years of the current exhibition are not eligible.

Fees $35 for up to 5 Images, $6 for each additional image up to 10. 

Juror: Our juror for the Altered World is Clair Rosen. Claire Rosen is an award-winning artist whose elaborate constructions often feature anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, or symbolic still-lives evoking the aesthetics of classical painting influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and referencing the Victorian Era. The transportive images captivate with a fascination of the natural world and ideals of beauty.

In 2012 and 2013, Claire earned a place on Forbes “30 under 30” list for Art & Design. Her work has received recognition from Aesthetica Art Prize, Communication Arts Photo Annual, IPA, Graphis, PDN Photo Annual, People’s Choice Photoville Fence, Photolucida Critical Mass, Prix de la Photographie and Sony World Awards. Her work has been featured in Complex Art+Design, Creative Quarterly Journal, Der Greif, Direct Art, Faded + Blurred, Fast & Co, featureShoot, The Guardian UK Observer, Hi Fructose Magazine, Juxtapoz, NPR Weekend Edition, National Geographic Proof, PDN, Refinery29, Slate Magazine, The Washington Post Insights, and The World Photography Organization.

Exhibited worldwide, Rosen's work can be found in a number of collections. Her first solo museum show was at SCAD Savannah Museum of Art in Georgia (2013) and the work has been included in juried and group shows at Annenberg Space for Photography, Aperture Gallery, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Consensus, MOPLA, PhotoPlace Gallery, with five consecutive years on the Photoville Fence in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Calgary, Houston & Santa Fe.

The vivid storytelling throughout Claire's work has enabled her to construct unique creative campaigns and installations for a wide range of commercial brands. From fashion labels to luxury hotels, book publishers to restaurants, her portfolio of commissioned images bridges the gap between fine art and commercial work.

 In addition, Claire speaks about the creative process around the world. Her book, IMAGINARIUM: The Process Behind the Pictures, published by Rocky Nook, covers the artistic practice of photography. Clair will be leading a workshop, The Business of Fine Art Photography, at the SE Center for Photography in the spring of 2019.

Exhibition Details: 35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina's First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music. Participating artists that can attend have the opportunity for a Portfolio Review by SE Center Director Michael Pannier on the following Saturday morning (reservations needed). 

In addition, the SE Center announces the SE Center Purchase Award. One image, from those selected for inclusion in the exhibition, will be purchased from the artist for inclusion in the SE Center's collection.

Selected images must be matted and framed up to 16” x 20” to professional standards, white mat with simple black metal or wood frame unless prior approval has been obtained. The Center reserves the right to reject any piece not framed to our standards. To avoid shipping costs & headaches, the SE Center for Photography will print your photographs for you upon acceptance. For $15 per image, we'll print on archival paper and after the show either return the print to you ($15 additional for shipping) or you may choose to donate the image to the Center's flat file for future access to collectors. 

The SE Center for Photography will mat & frame your images at no charge, using our selection of 11x14 & 16x20 black, metal frames with white, archival mats and conservation clear glass for the exhibitions assuming it will fit one of our standard mats.

Sales The SE Center encourages sales during exhibitions and retains a 40% commission on work sold. The artist receives 60% of the sale price.  If a print is sold it will be ordered from the photographer at the time of sale. 

Copyright Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for exhibition inclusion grant the SE Center for Photography permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or SE Center and its programs, and current and past exhibitions. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.

Lodging/Transportation The SE Center does not provide lodging or transportation for artists participating in an exhibition. The SE Center is 16 miles from GSP International Airport and we can provide suggested lodging options in the area.

Calendar          

Submissions Open 5/21/18

Submissions Close 8/5/18

Selections Announced 8/20/18

Drop Off or Arrival at SEC 9/22/18

Exhibition Opens 10/5/18

Exhibition Closes 10/27/18

Return of Works 11/20/18

After the Show If your art does not sell at the exhibition you have the option to have it returned (Prepaid) or donate it to the SE Center’s Flat File. Flat File artwork is available for viewing, may be exhibited again, donated to another organization or sold to benefit the SE Center. If sold, the SE Center retains all profits of the sale. Flat File art is destroyed after two years of close of original exhibition.

Thank you for entering the competition and good luck!

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