Call for Entries

Open call group exhibition: ON DEMOCRACY1024px-US_Flag_Backlit

What does democracy look like in 2016?

Exhibition dates: October 7 – 29, 2016
Opening: Friday, October 7, 6-8pm
Deadline for submissions: This deadline has passed.

Selections made by:
Claartje van Dijk, Assistant Curator, International Center of Photography, New York

About the exhibition:

Coinciding with the presidential and local elections, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR announces an open call for a group exhibition centered on the theme of democracy. Submissions should respond to the question “what does democracy look like in 2016?” We encourage experimentation with different genres and formats of photography.

Leading up to the elections we will host a discussion, gatherings, and presidential debate screenings in conjunction with this exhibition, which address how democracy is interpreted through the camera lens and how our governing system functions in current times.

How to apply:

Each entry may contain up to five images. You may submit as many entries as you like. All entries must be submitted using the online entry system below. CD entries will not be accepted. Each entry costs $40* (free for Newspace Members at the Patron Level and above).

Images must be sized as 72dpi jpg files that are 10 inches in their longest dimension. Each jpg file should be titled with your last name, first initial, ‘underscore’ and the entry number, i.e. the first image uploaded by Mike Smith would be SmithM_1.jpg


Deadline: This deadline has passed.

Selected artists notified by August 23, 2016

Work delivery by September 28, 2016

Opening reception on October 7, 2016

Exhibition dates: October 7 – October 29 2016


*Why we charge for entries: As a nonprofit with a mission dedicated to promoting photography by providing a space to build a community where image-enthusiasts can learn, create, discuss, and show their work, Newspace charges a modest entry fee to submit to our open call exhibitions in order to offset the expenses associated with organizing group exhibitions and maintaining a gallery space and programming that is free and open to the general public. The online submission system (which is most convenient for photographers and jurors) charges Newspace a fee for every entry. Entry fees allow Newspace to be able to continue a robust exhibition schedule that benefits photographers and the greater Portland metropolitan community. Thank you for understanding and for your submission to our 2016 open call exhibition. We look forward to receiving your submissions!



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*Please note, this is not the same login for class registration