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L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry: 'Vernacular' with curator Paul Kopeikin of the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles.

www.kopeikingallery.com

 
Deadline to enter November 12, 2017

Kopeikin says, "I'd like the photographers to take a picture that has the elements of a snapshot, something you might find at a flea market, while at the same time including an aspect of their own aesthetic."
 
Kopeikin came up with this theme as just having seen the Walker Evans retrospective at SFMOMA, where Evans work, American vernacular, or the language of everyday life found in roadside attractions, postcards, storefronts, and signage across the country stuck out in his memory.
 
Over five decades, Evans’s powerful images responded to and reflected the spirit, suffering, and fortitude of a nation. His iconic images of the Great Depression and his postwar photo essays depicting shop window displays, urban architecture, and junked automobiles defined a new documentary style that continues to influence generations of artists.
 
This call is not just about American vernacular. It's about vernacular in all countries.
 
Paul Kopeikin opened his Los Angeles Gallery in 1991 and at several locations throughout the City has produced well over 200 exhibitions of vintage, modern and contemporary photography, and to a lesser extent paintings, drawings and sculpture. The Gallery participates in major International Art Fairs and Mr. Kopeikin regularly reviews portfolios for and/or otherwise helps charitable causes, sits on art panels and talks and writes about the subject, primarily now-a-days on social media.
 
The Kopeikin Gallery is an internationally recognized gallery of photography and contemporary art in the Culver City Arts District of Los Angeles. Kopeikin Gallery has presented exhibitions by photography’s modern masters such as Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Walker Evans, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, Nicholas Nixon, Harold Eugene Edgerton and contemporary photographers such as Jeffrey Milstein, Chris Jordan, Jill Greenberg, Kahn and Selesnik and Kevin Cooley. Following decades of exploring photography’s history, the gallery program has expanded beyond photography to include painting and works on paper.

 
10% of artist entry fees goes to the curator's choice of charity. Kopeikin has chosen A Purposeful Rescue for his charity.
 
www.apurposefulrescue.org
 
20% of artist fees go to charity. 10% to the curator's charity and 10% to the first place winner's charity.
 
$20 for 3 images. ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, portions of their bio and CV.
 
First Place winner receives Q & A with curator. Curator reviews first place winner. One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 10% of artist fees goes to the first place winner's charity. The first place image is on our splash page for a month.
 
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CALL FOR ENTRY:
ALL entrants work is exhibited in a group online exhibition. Each entrant is asked to submit 3 images so they can have their own page with their images, bio, artist statement and contact info. In keeping with our mission of creating exposure opportunities and PR, we are proud to offer this feature.  We hope this creates a vehicle that can take your work further and be seen by more people. No fewer than three images will be accepted to keep with the format of our website. Submitting less than three images will disqualify your entry.

The curator chooses one first place winner, one second place winner and three honorable mentions. The first place winner will receive a review by one or more curators including a Q&A about the photographer's work. In addition, their image will be on our home page for a month. Second place and honorable mentions will have their image shown along with their bio, artist statement, C.V. and a link back to their website.
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Images are shared on our social media as they come in with up to 10,000 views from all over the world.
See past entrants work at www.facebook.com/laphotocurator


We will waive the fee for 2 entrants per competition based on need. Just contact us at laphotocurator@yahoo.com and make the request.

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Submit work deadline: November 12, 2017 (Midnight PST)
Opening date for show and online results: December 10, 2017
Show closes and is archived on website: January 10, 2018
 
How to Apply:

1-Hit BUY NOW button to check out using paypal as well as credit cards. Cost of submission is $20 for 3 images. It's recommended you submit 3 images so the website formatting is compatible, which basically means that you will have your own page with 3 images and text. If you submit less there is chance your images will be split up and viewable on 2 pages.
 

 

2-Send your paypal transaction ID # with your images to laphotocurator@yahoo.com

3- Enter in the email Subject box: L.A. Photo Curator + Your name + Vernacular

4- It is imperative that you include the name of the person paying on the paypal account when you submit your work. We have had many problems trying to figure out who paid for who.

4- In the body of the email please include the following info:
    Your name
    Your website (if you don't have one, a contact email for the public to        view)
    Monthly theme
    Titles of included photographs (Titling is very important. The titles must be the same on your image as what you submit here. The titles on your image entry are the titles that will be used for the exhibition so please make sure those are correct. Photographs will not be accepted if titles don't match the labeling.) See example below.

Name Files: 
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS. First name must be first, second name second. First letter of first name and second name MUST BE in capitol letters. Do not write your last name first please.

Firstname_Lastname_Ocean_Day.jpg,            
Firstname_Lastname_Sky_Dive.jpg,
Firstname_Lastname_Land_Locked.jpg

5- File set-up- Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, not to exceed 3 MB.

Images must not have any embedded marks, logos, names or borders.

6- Please include your C.V. (resume), bio and artist statement  Include your website link in your artist statement or in your bio. You can also cut and paste all of the above info in the body of the email. If you don't have a resume please just send your bio and artist statement. If you want to include a line or two about the image feel free as that will be posted with your image. If you don't have a bio feel free to elaborate on your artist statement.

7- Please send word docs only. Pdf's will not be accepted. Pdf's and zipped files will not be accepted. When you send these files that we cannot use this makes extra work for us.

8- Please tell us how you found out about us. It helps with ad costs.

All information requested, including c.v., bio and images must be sent before the contest deadline to be eligible for contest. Non-payment disqualifies an entrant unless they have made arrangements for the entry fee waiver.

Eligibility:  The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. 

Please do not contact the curator under any circumstances. If you want to get a message to them email us at laphotocurator@yahoo.com and we will get a message to them. Thanks.

By submitting your work to our competitions, you agree to the Terms and Conditions below.
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Terms and Conditions:

All sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer. LA Photo Curator does not handle any part of sales or commissions.

By entering, entrants automatically accept the conditions of the competition; they grant LA Photo Curator nonexclusive rights to use and reproduce submitted photographs (with the name of the photographer and the title of the work indicated) for promotional (e.g.: website and facebook purposes.) No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes.

Copyright: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.

Work and entry fee must be submitted by the prospectus deadline date or otherwise not be eligible to participate in competition. There are no refunds.

By submitting to this competition you understand and agree to the terms & conditions stated above.

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