"Positive Manipulation" Photography Exhibit

DEADLINE: Jan 25, 2017

"Positive Manipulation" is an exhibition of photographic art organized by Open Studios in celebration of the Month of Photography and seeks submissions from Boulder County artists of imagery that is fresh, unique and has been recognizably manipulated either digitally or by other means. The exhibition will be held at the Open Studios Gallery @ Rembrandt Yard at 1301 Spruce St in downtown Boulder from February 14 through May 1.

This juried exhibition is open to artists of all levels (professional, emerging, students). Open to any photographic medium that includes digital manipulation of images. All images must be framed, wired and ready to hang.

Due to restrictions with our exhibition venue, work exhibited cannot include: nudes, anything too political or too controversial. 


The arrangement Open Studios has with the management of Rembrandt Yard (the exhibit venue) is that artists will receive 60% of any sale of work during the show and Rembrandt Yard will receive 40%. Open Studios facilitates and executes sales on behalf of the artist and helps to promote the exhibit through social media, email lists, advertising and an opening reception event, to (tentatively) be held on Thursday, March 2.


To apply to the juried exhibit, please email up to 4 images to be considered for exhibition along with a title, framed measurements and a description of how each piece was created. (Without divulging any secrets, tell us how you created the product through the use of digital tools!) Each piece will be juried into the exhibit individually.


Label each photo submitted with last name and entry number that corresponds with the written description (i.e. Smith01.jpg) Description in the body of your email, example: "Smith01, 16x20 - This is an image I captured while on a trip to the Virgin Islands, colors enhanced with Photoshop and accents added with the application of acrylic paint and pieces of upcycled disco ball")


The largest dimension (width or height) should be 1200 pixels on the longest side with the other dimension proportional. Your entry must be received in one complete email.


Entries must be emailed to applications@openstudios.org

There is no charge to submit your work.

Please pass this call on to any artist you know who fits the submission requirements!


JAN 25, 2017: Applications due

FEB 3, 2017: Acceptance emails sent 

FEB 13, 2017: Art must be delivered to Rembrandt Yard Gallery at 1301 Spruce St

MARCH 2, 2017: (Tentative) Exhibition Reception 5:30-7:30

MAY 2, 2017: Art pick up at Rembrandt Yard Gallery




Chris Brown: Chris has exhibited his work in over 100 shows since his first exhibit in 1974. His work has been published in many books, posters, calendars and periodicals including Sierra, Arizona Highways, Outside, National Geographic and the Colorado River Through the Grand Canyon. His prints are contained in collections throughout the country, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the University of Colorado. He has taught many photography workshops for Anderson Ranch, Naropa University and Boulder Digital Arts.


David Bahr: An award winning artist focusing on both nature and mixed-media photography. His artwork is frequently seen in major museums such as the Smithsonian and can also be seen in National Parks and in exhibits at notable galleries such as The Dairy Center, The Canvas, and the Hartman Gallery. His art has been highlighted in many magazines and popular calendars including Nature’s Best Photography, the National Wildlife Federation, and Defenders of Wildlife. He has been the Artist in Residence at Glacier Bay National Park, received a Windland Smith Rice International Photography Award, been the Boulder County Open Space Artist in Residence at Caribou Ranch, and been a Defenders of Wildlife Photography Contest winner.


Paula Gillen: Gillen’s artwork is an exploration of montage, collage and photography focusing on psychology, social commentary and humorous disruptions of original and found imagery. Influenced by Surrealism, Expressionism, Feminism, and The Pictures Generation her work is satirical, irreverent, and playful. Her background is in fine art and journalism. She worked as a photo editor/researcher in NYC for twenty years for major cultural publications before moving to Boulder in 2008.

Send all application materials to applications@openstudios.org by the deadline January 25, 2017 (midnight).

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