Call Detail
30 Over 50: In Context (2022) International Call


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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 12/12/21
Days remaining to deadline: 10
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 12
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 12
Entry Fee (Submission): $25.00

We are interested in artists that are fifty years old and older for this online exhibition. Too often, youth is rewarded, and age is neglected. We aim to celebrate those practicing their photo-based art or photography for a long time and those who have only recently discovered their artistic talent. Fifty photo-based artists 12 image portfolios will make up the exhibition. 

Juror: Gordon Stettinius

In 2010, Gordon Stettinius, an artist and educator, founded an independent publishing company, Candela Books, which has published monographs from Gita Lenz, Chris McCaw, Willie Anne Wright, Paul Thulin and others.  Candela’s most recent release is Dr. Falke’s ORACULUM by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.

Soon after, Stettinius founded Candela Gallery in 2011, with the mission being to bring notable photographers to Richmond, Virginia, in an effort to elevate the discourse around contemporary photography.  The gallery produces 7-8 feature exhibitions a year; one or two book-related exhibitions each year; and one unbridled, free-for-all, group exhibition each summer.  This summer exhibition, Unbound!, has given rise to an annual celebration, which raises funds and acquires work from the annual exhibition for the Candela Collection, which will be donated, ultimately, to another permanent collection.

Candela Gallery has a community-minded philosophy, often presenting political, environmental, and/or subversive work, but their foundation is built upon an emphasis on the photographic object and its craft.

Online Exhibition Feature Dates: March 1 - May 31, 2022

Large Scale Outdoor Projections: May 12, 2022, just after sundown


Juror’s Award: One Artist will be the featured speaker for the Zoom exhibition conversation.

Honorable Mentions: Five artists will be invited to give talks about their work for the Zoom exhibition conversation

Six artists will be selected for 30-minute reviews (via Zoom) with the juror, Gordon Stettinius

Submission Information:

Fee: $20.00 for Members and $25.00 for non-members

All submissions will be handled through CaFE’

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: December 12, 2021

Notification Date: January 31st, 2022

Online Exhibition Dates: March 1 - May 31, 2022

Exhibition Conversation with the juror, Gordon Stettinius, and artists: May 12, 2022, at 5:00 pm Mountain Time

See last year's exhibition here.

Submitters must be 50 years of age or older. Submissions are a 12 image body of work. 

A short artist statement. (300 words or less)

Images should be 1800ppi on the longest side

Submitters must be 50 years of age or older. 

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