Shelter: National Juried Exhibit opportunity

The 23 Sandy Gallery (Portland, OR) is having a National Juried Exhibition, theme is Shelter, which is being juried by Randy Gragg.

The Theme is Architecture, habitat, sanctuary. Shelter is one of our most basic human needs—at once both physical and psychological. We derive great pride from the shelter we build. We seek shelter from the elements, from the storm, from harm. How can shelter be interpreted visually given its myriad manifestations? Go out. Seek shelter. Make shelter. Tell us a story.

Eligibility is open to photographers both here in the States or abroad. Photographs can be created by any photographic medium or materials. This show is open to printed and framed photographs as well as mixed-media or three-dimensional photo-based works.

About Randy Gragg, a writer, editor, and organizer who has worked in the Northwest for the past 25 years. Most recently he developed and is now editing a new design magazine called Portland Spaces. From 1989 to 2007, Gragg wrote on art, cultural politics, architecture, urban design and planning for The Oregonian, Portland’s daily newspaper. For 2005/6, he was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In 1994/5, he was a National Arts Journalism Fellow at Columbia University. He has written for wide range of national journals, among them, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, Harpers, the New York Times Magazine. From 1981 to 1989, he was a practicing studio artist in Seattle. He holds an MFA in photography from the University of Washington and Bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Nevada.

And of course the key dates:

OCTOBER 3, 2008 – Deadline for submissions
OCTOBER 17, 2008 – Announcement of accepted entries
OCTOBER 31, 2008 – Artwork Due at Gallery
NOVEMBER 7, 2008 – Exhibition Opens
NOVEMBER 7, 2008 – First Friday Opening Reception, 6-9pm

by Doug Stockdale

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