The Kiernan Gallery is a new photography gallery located in Lexington, Virginia. The gallery focuses on emerging artists via a call for entry format. Currently, the gallery is accepting submissions for its first four shows, including an exhibit of street photography called Street Stories. The show will be on view from November 8 - December 3. Here’s more information about Street Stories:
"Photographers who shoot on the streets become undercover agents, witnesses, and stalkers. They also serve as interpreters of our society. Street photographers are hyper-aware of their surroundings, of irony, of fleeting moments, and they tell the stories of the people around them. For Street Stories, The Kiernan Gallery welcomes images that offer a unique look at our every day world and the people in it."
What you get: 30 images will be exhibited in The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia. Up to an additional 40 images will be selected for exhibition in the online gallery. All selected works will be published in a full color exhibition catalogue available for purchase from Blurb Books. A Jurorâ€™s Choice and Directorâ€™s Choice award will also be given.
Who can apply: Anyone.
Itâ€™s gonna set you back:$25 for the first 5 images, $5 per additional image up to 10 images.
Who is the juror: Debbie Hagan, editor-in-chief of Art New England, has been writing about contemporary art for regional and national publications for more than twenty-five years. She has written for Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Boston Globe Magazine, American Style, Robb Report, and many others. She is the former show manager of international Artexpo, heading up shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. She holds an MFA from Goucher College, and teaches visual analysis and creative writing at New Hampshire Institute of Art.
Whenâ€™s the deadline: Entries due September 30, 2011
For more information and to submit your work visit: www.kiernangallery.com
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, â€” all in one." â€” John Ruskin