Decagon Gallery would like to invite you to submit your work for our upcoming exhibition, "Openings".
A cash award of $200 will be given to the First Place entry, as decided by our jurors.
The theme of "Openings" can be interpreted in various ways. Photographs that relate to this theme may showcase physical openings such as doorways, windows, or tunnels, or metaphorical openings such as opportunities, beginnings, or breakthroughs. Photographers can also explore the idea of openings in a more abstract manner, such as through the use of light and shadow, negative space, or unconventional angles.
We are excited to see your unique and creative interpretations of "Openings" through the lens of your camera. Submissions are open to all photographers over the age of 18, regardless of experience level or location. Selected works will be displayed in our online art gallery during the month of August, with the potential for additional exposure through social media and online publications.
The deadline for submissions is July 10, 2023. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by July 31, 2023. There is no fee for submissions and no other fees at all. The accepted entries will be showcased in an online exhibition, and an exhibition catalog will be available to purchase from a print-on-demand service.
Juror: Io Koman*
Submissions are open now
Deadline is July 10
* Io Koman is a curator and art manager. With a background in cultural policy and international project management, she’s been organizing, curating and coordinating art projects for over a decade. Her work focuses on the relationship between art and mobility, explores the multiple forms of art expressions, and connects diverse communities from all over the world.
Some recent examples of her work include the NFT Gallery of the SXSW Film Festival (2022), the Marcel.Art platform for emerging and established artists (2020-2022) and the Vide Atelier project for the support of artists during the pandemic (2020-2022). She also contributed to numerous groundbreaking festivals all over the world, such as PhotoBiennale GR (2014), PhotoEspaña (2012), Biennale de la Mediterranée (2012) and the Hulda Festival for Arts and Sciences (2010).
Since 2021, she is based in Dubai, UAE, where she’s involved in innovative projects about networking through art, technology and culture.
This exhibition invites you to explore the beauty and artistry of still life photography. Through a collection of stunning and thought-provoking images, we aim to showcase the power of everyday objects to evoke emotion, tell stories, and capture the essence of life.
A cash award of $300 will be given to the First Place entry, as decided by our juror.
From the simple beauty of a vase of flowers to the intricate details of a carefully arranged table setting, these images celebrate the artistry and meaning of still life photography. They offer a glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the world around us, and invite us to reflect on the ways in which everyday objects can inspire and delight us.
Through this exhibition, we hope to awaken an appreciation for the artistry and meaning of still life photography. We invite you to join us on this journey of exploration and discovery, and to engage with the images and stories that remind us of the beauty and wonder of the world around us.
By entering the exhibition, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your work to a wide audience and receive recognition for your talent. Our juror will choose up to 35 photographs to be featured in an online exhibit for the month of July and shared across our social media platforms.
Submissions are open for photographers over the age of 18 through August 10, 2023. The fee for submission is $20 for up to five images, and $4 for each additional image.The accepted entries will be showcased in an online exhibition for the month of September. An exhibition catalog will be available to purchase from a print-on-demand service.
Juror: John Manno, Director of Decagon Gallery*
Submissions are open.
Deadline is August 10
*John Manno is a highly accomplished still life photographer with over 40 years of experience in the field. His work has been exhibited in dozens of galleries and featured in several magazines, showcasing his exceptional talent and unique artistic vision. In addition to his body of wok, Manno is also the director of Decagon Gallery. Manno lends his extensive knowledge and expertise to curating this still life exhibition. www.johnmanno.com
Exploring the Power of Storytelling in Photography
"Fiction is the truth inside a lie."
We are thrilled to announce our newest photo exhibition: "Fictional Narrative". This exhibition celebrates the art of visual storytelling and invites photographers to submit their most captivating, evocative, and narrative-driven images.
A cash award of $300 will be given to the First Place entry, as decided by our jurors.
We're looking for images that tell a story, convey an emotion, or capture a moment in time. The possibilities are endless: you might submit a portrait that captures the essence of a person, a landscape that evokes a sense of place, or a still life that suggests a larger narrative.
Entries will be judged on their technical merit, visual impact, and narrative power. The fee for submission is $20 for up to five images, and $4 for each additional image. The accepted entries will be showcased in an online exhibition for the month of October, and an exhibition catalog will be available to purchase from a print-on-demand service.
Submissions open soon.
Deadline September 10