The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is now accepting submissions for Unfolding Images: a photobook exhibition juried by Seth Curcio, associate director of Pier 24 Photography. Organized to celebrate the printed image in book form, through photography and repurposed images, Unfolding Images will be designed as a functioning library and reading room, allowing visitors the opportunity to review the selected books in person at the CAC during PhotoNOLA 2013. Unfolding Images will be on display December 2 through December 30, 2013 at the CAC.
Both self-published and commercially published books, created after January 1, 2012 are eligible. All books will be evaluated based on the strength of the individual photographs or images, the editing and sequencing of images, layout and design, and the photobook as a physical object.
Publications that are selected for the Unfolding Images exhibition will automatically be placed into the CAC’s Photobook Library. Books not selected for the December exhibition will be considered for placement in the CAC Photobook Library for future exhibition & public viewing opportunities. Additionally, all of the submissions will be documented and featured on the Unfolding Images blog: unfoldingimages.tumblr.com
Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2013.
Guidelines and more information can be found online at: http://www.cacno.org/visualarts/exhibition/2013/08/unfolding-images-call-for-entries/
Submission is open to all artists from all over the world, ages 18 and older. All books must have been created or published between January 1, 2012 to present. Books must be printed; no digital books will be accepted.
The maximum number of submissions per person is two, and the entry fee is required for each book.
Selected artists will be required to send a second copy of the accepted book(s) for exhibition.
The CAC is not responsible for the return of submissions. All books submitted to the awards remain the property of the CAC and will become part of the CAC photobook library.
—August 23: Registration Begins
—October 1: Entry postmark deadline
—October 21: Notification of selections
—November 26: Second copies of accepted books due
—December 2: Exhibition Opens
—December 12-15: PhotoNOLA
—December 30: Exhibition closes
About the Juror
Seth Curcio is an artist and arts writer based in San Francisco, CA. He co-founded the arts publication DailyServing.com in October of 2006, and served as publisher and creative director from 2006 to 2013. Curcio is currently the Associate Director of Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco. From 2005 to 2009 Curcio served as curator and director of the experimental non-profit gallery, studio, and education space Redux Contemporary Art Center.
About the CAC
The CAC is a multi-disciplinary arts center that is dedicated to the presentation, production and promotion of the art of our time. The CAC was formed in the fall of 1976 as an artist-run, artist-driven community organization. Throughout the CAC’s 35 years, the center has remained active in the visual and performing arts and arts education communities, continuing to represent an era of creative freedom and multi-disciplinary expression. Currently dedicating two floors—about 10,000 square feet of gallery space—of the 4-story building to rotating exhibitions throughout the year, the CAC is home to artists’ bold experiments in painting, theater, photography, performance art, dance, music, video, education, and sculpture. The CAC’s education department engages over 10,000 children and adults annually. The CAC’s significance and role in the cultural community of New Orleans has and always will be cemented in its broad community-based programs and initiatives.
PhotoNOLA is an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, the festival spans the first two weekends of December. It includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city to partake in a variety of educational programs, and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public. PhotoNOLA seeks to enhance dialogue around the medium of photography and further develop New Orleans as a prime destination for photography collectors, enthusiasts and professionals in the field. The 8th Annual PhotoNOLA will take place December 12 – 15, 2013, with exhibitions on view throughout the month. www.photonola.org