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Call for Entries
Witching Hour: Imagery from Darkness
Open to all artists working in any photographic medium
Deadline: August 31, 2016
Juror: S. Gayle Stevens
In October of 2014 we presented A Midnight Eerie. We followed that up last year with A Mystery and a Dream. This year, to continue a variation on a theme, we bring you Witching Hour: Imagery from Darkness.
Historically, the witching hour is that time of night when witches, ghosts, and supernatural beings are thought to be most active. The exact time varies depending on particular beliefs, but is generally considered to be some period of darkness between dusk and dawn. An everyday use of the term might define the witching hour simply as “after dark.”
We are seeking images, in any photographic medium, that convey interpretations of the witching hour. How do you photograph darkness? Forty to fifty pieces will be chosen by the juror to be exhibited at Gallery 136½.
Out of the Blue: Explorations in Cyanotype
The cyanotype was discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1842. Also known as the blueprint or ferroprussiate process, the cyanotype was one of many iron-based photographic processes developed in the early days of photography and, due to its relative simplicity, is often one of the first historical processes that people study.
This is a juried exhibition of images made with the cyanotype process. These may be traditional cyanotypes on paper, cyanotypes printed on other materials or manipulated through toning, or mixed media pieces utilizing the cyanotype process.