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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: Regional
State: Alaska
Event Dates: 11/28/16 - 2/10/17
Entry Deadline: 2/11/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Circumpolar): $35.00

UAF Frozen Lenses Photography Club presents...Circumpolar

Frozen Lenses is pleased to announce our statewide juried photography exhibition, Circumpolar. For many, the word “polar” conjures images of a volatile and extreme environment: isolated, wild and dangerous. However, some see these cautionary overtones as an invitation. Regardless of whether people come to escape the busy life of the city, test their grit in the face of the unknown or to simply experience the breathtaking beauty of a land largely untouched, one thing is for certain: the lure of the north is unrelenting, beckoning to adventure-seekers and lone wolves, alike. Frozen Lenses would like to see what it is that calls to you. Show us your vision of life, circumpolar.

Juror: Jeff Schultz is an internationally recognized, award winning photographer specializing in Alaska’s landscapes, wildlife and people. Jeff has been the official photographer of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race since 1982. He founded Alaska’s largest stock photo agency, Alaska Stock Images, in 1990. Schultz offers photo workshops and tours throughout Alaska. Visit his website at Schultz will have an artist talk on Thursday, April 6th 2017 in the Schiable Auditorium at 6pm, all are welcome to attend.

Eligibility: Open to all amateur and professional photographers residing in Alaska. All photographic processes and interpretations of the theme are welcome. Work must be able to fit within a 16x20 inch frame. Images must not have been previously exhibited in a Frozen Lenses show.

Entry fee: $35 for 1-3 images

 $25 for 1-3 images (Frozen Lenses Members)

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 7th 2017 at the Ursa Major Distilling from 5pm-8pm. The event will be catered and feature live music.

Call Closes: Friday, February 10th 2017
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, February 20th, 2017
Deadline for receipt of accepted works:  Monday, March 27th, 2017
Exhibition Dates: Friday, April 7th through Friday, April 29th 2017

Awards: Awards will be presented to Best in Show, two honorable mentions, People’s Choice and Venue’s Choice.

Submission Guidelines: Please provide an artist statement in the space provided. Selected artists’ images and statements will be published in our exhibition catalogue. Upon acceptance artists will be expected to provide us with high resolution images at 300 DPI and set to at least 2,000 pixels on the longest side.

Shipping Information: Accepted artists’ will be expected to ship their matted (white/off-white) prints in a reuseable box (please, no packing peanuts) with a pre-paid return label to the provided address in their acceptance packets. 16x20 inch frames and glass will be provided. Please make sure your matted print fits these dimensions. If the artist chooses not to include a pre-paid label they have the choice of having their work destroyed after the exhibition closes or it being donated to a local organization needing art for fundraising events.  We are not a non-profit organization and your donation would not be tax-deductible.

Commission: Ursa Major Distilling will retain 20% commission on all sales. All selected images for the exhibition must be available for sale. Please price accordingly.

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This exhibition is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Frozen Lenses Photography Club which strives to promote and educate emerging photographers in Fairbanks. All proceeds are going to support the club to further its mission.

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