It’s that time of year again! RayKo’s plastic camera competition is open to artists working with plastic cameras with plastic lenses. The more obsolete, flawed, and lo-tech, the better. Images should be taken with cameras with limited controls, such as, but not limited to Diana, Holga, Lubitel, Lomo, Banner, and Ansco cameras. Beautiful prints from less-than-gorgeous cameras – that’s what we’re looking for!
This is RayKo’s largest exhibition of the year with artists from all over the globe submitting work! We’re excited to see this year’s entries! Long live film!
PRIZES: Best of Show - $500 cash prize and 4 Honorable mention juror awards; the winners plus a selection of 20 additional images will be featured/published on the All About Photo website in a special article and in a merit gallery
Ann Jastrab is currently the Gallery Director at RayKo Photo Center. The RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten shows annually featuring many nationally recognized artists. Ann regularly participates as a juror and reviewer for a multitude of organizations: the Seoul International Photo Festival, GuatePhoto, Fotofest, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe, Review LA, PhotoAlliance, Palm Springs Photo Festival, SPE, Filter, Medium, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the SFAC, the Academy of Art in SF, Artspan, SFAI, Click646, and Critical Mass. She has also been teaching at the Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media Workshops) since 1994.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is the founder and editor of the acclaimed website All About Photo. Hermand-Grisel has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Carroussel du Louvre (Paris, France), RayKo Photo Center (San Francisco, USA), Maison de la Culture (Luxemburg), City Hall, SFAC Galleries (San Francisco, USA), Europ'art', (Geneva, Switzerland) Espace Bontemps (Gardanne, France), Centre Iris (Paris, France), Fotofever Photography Art Fair, (Brussels, Belgium), Le Pavé d'Orsay, (Paris, France), Viewpoint Gallery (Sacramento, USA). In 2006 she received a special mention at the Prix Kodak de la critique photographique led by Harry Gruyaert (Magnum photos) and since then has won several contests including International Photographer Awards, International Color Awards, Artslant, PX3. Her work has been featured in select publications such as: Reponses Photo (France), ELLE Magazine (France), Photo et Video Numerique (France), LensCulture (USA), Be-Art Magazine (France/USA), C41 (USA), Positive Magazine (Italy), Artslant (USA), MyDailyPhotograph (USA).
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Deadline for Submissions: January 10, 2017
Entry Fee (non-refundable): $30/up to 3 images. $5/additional image up to 10 images.
Limit 10 images per person:
All entries must be jpegs or tiffs, not bigger than 2MB, longest side 1280 pixels
Save files with artist’s last name, first name and title of image Example: Smith_Jane_Pigeons01.jpg
Any work deemed misrepresented by its digital file will be declined
SUBMISSION OF ACCEPTED WORK: Accepted artists will be invited to send or deliver actual work. All work must be framed or mounted with a wire affixed and ready to hang. NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS. Entries are handled with great care, however, RayKo assumes no liability for work on its premises. All selected works must be for sale. RayKo retains 40% commission on all photographs sold, so price accordingly. Selected images may be used for promotion of the exhibition.
ELIGIBILITY: All work must be taken with a plastic camera and plastic lens and must be original. Works previously shown at RayKo are not eligible.
EXHBITION & ARTWORK DELIVERY/RETURN SCHEDULE:
- Jan 17, 2017 Notification sent
- Feb 22, 2017 Deadline for receipt of works (late submissions or substitute images will not be hung)
- Mar 1 – Apr 23 Exhibition on view
- March 1, 2017 Opening reception at RayKo Photo Center, 6-8pm
- Apr 29, 2017 Pick-up hand-delivered work
- May 27, 2017 Works shipped by