TROY —The Arts Center of the Capital Region has announced two Calls for Entries, “Artificial Eye: The 41st Annual Photo Regional” and “Capture: A City-Wide Photography Exhibition.”
A Call for Entries
Artificial Eye: 44th Annual Photo Regional. The Arts Center of the Capital Region is inviting photographers to submit work for Artificial Eye, the 44th Annual Photo Regional. Impressions of life in built, urban environments present a challenge in photography, as the shooter’s own gaze often creates a heavy influence on resulting imagery. Street photography, by nature and definition, is often most successful when executed in real-time, unplanned, fleeting scenarios. The capture of specific moments, personalities and textures in urban environments creates the basis for the questions that street photography poses and the mystery that it creates. Artists are requested to submit imagery produced through new, present or continuous relationships with Street Photography.
Artificial Eye is a juried exhibition. This year we invite Lena Petersen to join as our guest juror. Petersen is currently co-director of Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY, where she represents a vast array of artists from the Hudson Valley. She curates and installs seven group shows per year and works one on one with art consultants, designers, and collectors to place artists’ work in prominent and private collections. She has also gathered curatorial and gallery experience at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery at SUNY Purchase, The Williams Center Gallery at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and Gagosian Gallery. Submissions will be juried by The Arts Center’s Curator in collaboration with juror Lena Petersen.
The submission fee for The Arts Center of the Capital Region members is $30, and $40 for non-ACCR members. Please visit artscenterofthecapitalregion.submittable.com to submit. The submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 1.
Since the late 1970s, artists within a 125-mile radius of Albany have entered for an opportunity to have their work picked by prestigious jurors for the annual Photography Regional exhibition. The photo regional exhibition rotates between its host sites: Collar Works, Albany Center Gallery, and Opalka Gallery at Sage College. This year, The Arts Center of the Capital Region was invited to join this annual tradition.
Artificial Eye will be presented in the Main Gallery from Friday, June 24 to Saturday, Aug. 20. A reception will be held on Friday, June 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. during TNO.
Capture: A City-Wide Photography Exhibition
Smartphones are equipped with cameras that allow users to capture and create activities including but not limited to self-reflection, social interaction, and community. The Arts Center invites visitors to come to Troy and take a snapshot of themselves with their smartphone in public art locations around Troy.
The Arts Center will print the images that are captured weekly and place them on our gallery walls in an exhibition called “Capture.” Participants are encouraged to title their works and share their images with the Arts Center or tag us on Instagram @capregionartscenter or Facebook @TheArtsCente
roftheCapitalRegion with the hashtag #CaptureTroy. If social media is not an option, images can be emailed to [email protected] All are welcome.
Capture will be presented in the Arts Center’s Wallace Gallery from Friday, June 24 to Saturday, Aug. 20. A community reception will be held on Friday, July 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. during TNO.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, on Monument Square in downtown Troy, is a 36,000 square foot fully-accessible studio, exhibition, and performing arts space. The Arts Center offers classes, exhibits, and programs serving 48,000 people a year drawn from an 11-county region surrounding Troy. The Arts Center is proud to serve as a regional arts center, known for its wide range of high-quality classes for adults and children, arts camps for children and teens, highly acclaimed exhibitions, funding, and technical support for arts organizations and artists.