UNBOUND8! Call for Submissions

UNBOUND8! An Invitational & Juried Exhibition

July 5 – August 3, 2019

This annual summer group exhibition is the only open call we hold each year and is dedicated to featuring a wide range of photographic artworks and fine art photography and artists’ books from 40-50 fine art photographers. UnBound! generates opportunities and exposure beyond the traditional group or juried show by providing a collection opportunity for artists. 

During the exhibition, an annual gala event is held to raise funds, which allows Candela to purchase select works from the exhibition. Works acquired by the event proceeds are then added to the gallery’s Candela Collection. The mission of the Candela Collection is to support photographers through the purchase of original photographic work and to actively pursue opportunities to donate said works to notable permanent collections. The Candela Collection currently includes 62 photographic artworks and 11 fine art photography books.

Our hope is that photographers will support our UnBound! exhibition with their active participation just as we hope to support their work and careers in return. All accepted artists will have their artwork featured at Candela Gallery, a gallery space in the downtown arts district of Richmond, Virginia.

THERE ARE NO FEES TO SUBMIT!!

Deadline for Submissions:  April 19th, 2019
Notification of Acceptance:  May 6th, 2019
Accepted work should arrive at Gallery no later than:  June 21st, 2019

Please follow directions carefully:

– Candela Books + Gallery is looking for photographic work. We will also showcase a selection of photobooks. Feel free to submit both!

– Only email submissions will be accepted. Though we may inquire further about the work.

Send submissions to: [email protected]

– Subject Line:  UnBound8! Submission!

Include up to 4 reasonably large JPG images of work in the body of a single email.
Also include a resume and artist statement, if applicable. Inclusion of an artist statement is strictly optional.

– For each image include:

Title:

Medium:   

(Full Description of Object would be excellent, i.e. sepia toned gelatin silver photograph OR archival pigment print OR unique paper photogram… etc.)

Value:

Size:

Photographer’s Name:

Address:

City, St., Zip

Country:

Phone Number:

Email Address:

Artist Website:

 

For all work selected for exhibition:

Accepted work should be for sale.

Candela gallery will retain a 50% sales commission from the sale of work to any patron other than the collection itself. All funds raised from ticket and raffle sales for the UnBound8! event will be used to purchase work for the Candela Collection.

Candela reserves the right to not exhibit work that is significantly misrepresented during the submission process.

Accepted work should be presentation ready when it arrives at the gallery.

Accepted work should arrive at our gallery no later than June 21st, 2019.

Accepted work should include return postage. (Note: When possible please include return shipping in one of two ways: a pre-processed FedEx label that includes the requisite bar code, or a UPS shipping document.)

We will return unsold work within two weeks after the exhibition closes.

Ship work to:

Candela Books + Gallery
214 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
804.225.5527

For all Collected Work:

Candela will record all relevant history for the artwork in question.

Candela will file a CV, resume, artist statements, bios for each collected photographer.

Candela reserves the right to feature the work within Candela’s gallery space.

Candela will properly insure the collection.

Candela need not seek approval before any specific artwork is loaned to an outside organization for exhibition or donated to any other permanent collection.  But Candela will make a reasonable effort to contact a specific photographer to indicate that their work has been exhibited and or acquired by another permanent collection or institution. Candela also reserves the right to reproduce the work in support of said exhibitions and will make an earnest effort to notify photographers when such reproductions occur and provide resulting tear sheets when possible.