open call

Guest Room: Franziska Kunze



Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Franziska Kunze, Chief Curator of Photography and Time-Based Media at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, has chosen to collaborate with Marta Binazzi, who is Photo Archivist at the Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti, the Centre for Italian Renaissance of the Harvard University.

Together, they have developed the following framework for your submissions: “An archive is an archive is an archive”.

With “An archive is an archive is an archive” – adopted from Gertrude Stein’s echoing and brilliant quote – Franziska Kunze and Marta Binazzi want to explore the possibilities of archival matters within photography. What do photographs do in archives? What do archives do with photographs? What do you do with both?

Prize Summary: 
Online Exhibition
Prizes Details: 
  • Be discovered by two experts in contemporary art and photography
  • Get published in an online showcase on Der Greif alongside emerging artists from all over the world
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REAKTOR Potenziale | Call for Concepts 2023/24






The REAKTOR’s cross-disciplinary programme features works that are imbued with the spirit of the times. Indeed, what is still considered experimental today may well one day be perceived as timelessly permanent. That is particularly true of contemporary art. The REAKTOR’s call for concepts is designed to seek out that very potential in the visual arts, hence the title Potenziale. Particular emphasis is to be placed on space-defining art for the REAKTOR’s architectural core, i.e. its main hall and on concepts using sound as an important element.

The chosen artists will be invited to further develop their concept and to plan its practical implementation and realisation supported by REAKTOR’s team. The resulting work of art will be showcased to the public within an exhibition or other suiting format of presentation in February 2024.

The application is a single-stage process. A description, sketches, and an enclosed portfolio of earlier works are sufficient. The REAKTOR team will be on hand to assist with the finalisation and support the implementation. A budget of up to EUR 3,500.00 is available for the exhibition production, together with practical assistance from the REAKTOR’s technical team.

Selection criteria:

- Art experience | The Open Call is looking for works that address the topic of reason and emotion.
- A balance between conceptual depth and material precision | Previously completed works featured in the portfolio will be taken into consideration when assessing the submission.
- Preference will be given to concepts using sound as an important element.
- Site specificity | Optionally a dialogue is to be sought with the genius loci (in terms of architecture, acoustics and/or content).
- Feasibility | Budget, public safety


REAKTOR Geblergasse 40 1170 Wien

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FREE FILM : NYC Photographer in Residence






WORTHLESSSTUDIOS is pleased to announce the fourth iteration of its FREE FILM project: FREE FILM : NYC, which will travel throughout New York City. The project follows FREE FILM : CANAL, FREE FILM : USA and FREE FILM : JUNE 2020, a series of initiatives that sought to catalog our communities, our country and our world over the past three years in radically different ways, while democratizing the documentation of our ever-shifting realities. FREE FILM : NYC kicks off 2023 by turning towards WORTHLESSSTUDIOS’ home city of New York to uncover a new truth about the old topic of community.

FREE FILM : NYC follows the footsteps of the previous iterations as a meditation on community and local culture. The Airstream-darkroom will take up residency in a given neighborhood and distribute free rolls of film to the general public, and WORTHLESSSTUDIOS will partner with local artists and community organizations and hold youth workshops where students will learn how to use a film camera, focus a lens and process and print film using professional equipment provided by WORTHLESSSTUDIOS. Over the course of the next year and a half, the project will make its way around New York to document different neighborhoods.

The first neighborhood in June of 2022 was Red Hook, where WORTHLESSSTUDIOS partnered with local arts nonprofit Pioneer Works to host the Airstream-darkroom, distribute film and teach photography classes to locals.

Participating photographers of all ages were asked to photograph within the boundaries of one neighborhood at a time, responding to the prompt ONE SQUARE MILE.” Pioneer Works’ Artist-in-Residence taught a series of workshops for 5 Red Hook Arts Project students and to interested Red Hook locals. Upon completion of the project across NYC neighborhoods, WORTHLESSSTUDIOS will produce a FREE FILM : NYC book.

WORTHLESSTUDIOS is a New York-based nonprofit providing space, materials, technical assistance and resources for aspiring artists of all backgrounds to realize their creative visions.

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS is looking for 4 resident photographers from across New York City to partner with us as part of FREE FILM : NYC. Each resident photographer will collaborate with FREE FILM for one month in the borough of their choice

The Resident Photographer will be required to:

  • Have a strong film photography background, a close relationship with a borough in NYC, and experience and enthusiasm for teaching.
  • As a resident photographer you will be asked to be a face of the project, lead educational workshops in your neighborhood and community and help curate the FREE FILM : NYC book.
  • Develop and teach 1-2 workshops or photo walks during the period of the collaboration.
  • Be involved in photographic community-based projects in the borough of their choice


  • $2,500 stipend for Artist.
  • Access to Airstream Darkroom for 1 month
  • Use of darkroom equipment and some chemicals for personal work
  • 5 rolls of Kodak Tri-x 400
  • Seat on photo selection committee for the book


  • Your development of public program curriculum
  • Your teaching at 4 youth workshops
  • Your teaching or running of 2 public workshops or photowalks
  • Your timely participation and collaboration on meeting with selection committee to finalize a selection of images for the book
New York City
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Fresh Salad presents CANYONour current open call for emerging artists. This will be a virtual exhibition in a digital art gallery showcasing exciting contemporary art from around the world! The show will be live on our website from the 17th February to the 3rd March 2023.


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Ephemerality, Juried Exhibition






This juried exhibition will feature artworks that speak to the ephemeral—the fleeting moments in life that are attempted to be captured in art. What moments do we try to capture and want to hold onto? What moments do we address that speak to issues we want to change? As artists, we attempt to create something that speaks to specific moments in time. The world is constantly changing and evolving, but how do we capture that moment or feeling? Is there something that has impacted us, or something we hope to leave an impact on? It is through artwork that we can leave a mark or a trace of ourselves.

In the 19th century, both Romanticism and Impressionism created a shift to form a new sense of beauty in nature and impressions of the moment. Futurism in the 20th century, also presented the ephemeral in an attempt to embody movement. Expressionism attempted to capture emotions in art. Further Surrealism explored dreams and memories in artwork. In this digital age, ephemerality is present in our day to day lives. Ephemerality speaks to the difficulty of capturing the world around us, as well as a desire to preserve it or to enact change. Any artist whose artwork addresses or involves moments, change, materiality, time, emotion is encouraged to apply.

Ephemerality is a juried exhibition held at Strata Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition will run from April 4 - April 21, 2023.

About Strata Gallery:

Strata Gallery is a non-profit, artist-member gallery with a mission that cultivates artistic discussion and educates the public about the work of contemporary established and emerging artists. Through our mentorship program, our established artists give our emerging artists direct guidance, feedback, and information as they learn to navigate their artistic practice. Through collaborations and discussions, Strata Gallery provides a venue that encourages artists to experiment and re-examine what art is and could be. Strata Gallery does not favor any distinct style and promotes a range of diverse and authentic individual expression through a varied material practice, imagery, style, and ethos independent of any commercial concern. Strata Gallery is located at 418 Cerrillos Road, Suite 1C, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. 

About the Juror:

Jennifer Van is the Director and co-founder of Strata Gallery. She currently works and lives in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions in California, New Mexico, and New York City.

Selection Criteria Include:

  • Does the artwork comply with the submission requirements? Failure to follow submission requirements will result in immediate disqualification from consideration.
  • Uniqueness and originality
  • Visual impact
  • Demonstrated excellence of technique

Important Dates:

  1. Exhibition Dates: April 4 – April 21, 2023
  2. Reception Date: TBD
  3. Submission Deadline: February 1, 2023
  4. Notification Date: March 1, 2023
  5. Deadline for Loan Agreements: March 10, 2023
  6. Work Delivery Deadline: March 20, 2023
  7. Unsold works pickup/returned: April 22, 2023 (10pm-12pm)

Sales of Artwork

Each respective artist will handle the sale and shipping of any sold artwork included in the Ephemerality exhibition. Strata Gallery will collect contact information of all interested buyers and provide that information to the artist who will then execute the sale and shipping of their artwork. All sold artwork included in the Ephemerality exhibition will be subject to 20% commission which will be due to Strata Gallery.

Application Requirements:

  • All artwork must be ready to hang/display with the proper hardware (i.e., paintings framed with wire).
  • Media accepted: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media.
  • Dimensions: Wall mounted work max size is 40x40 inches (12 inches deep for wall mounted sculpture).
  • Max Weight: 25 lbs.
  • Submitted work must remain available for the duration of the exhibition.
  • No changes to information can be made once submitted.

Image Format Requirements:

  1. Submit image in .jpg format.
  2. Include the following annotations:
  • Artist’s name
  • Title of Artwork
  • Date of completion
  • Medium/Media
  • Size in inches: Height x Width x Depth
  • Price of artwork

Submission Fee:

Submission Fee: $35 for first three submissions. $10 per additional submission (maximum of three additional submissions). Overall maximum of 6 submissions total.

Payment: card and PayPal only (through


Artists who work in the following media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media.

Prize Summary: 
Win up to $200
Prizes Details: 

$200 - Best of Show (1)

$150 - Assistant Director's Choice (1)

$50 - Honorable Mention (1)

Strata Gallery 418 Cerrillos Rd, 1C Santa Fe, NM 87501

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$35 for first three submissions. $10 per additional submission (maximum of three additional submissions). Overall maximum of 6 submissions total.
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The Artist Intervenes




  • Organization: Praxis Gallery
  • Name of the Call for Entry: The Artist Intervenes
  • Curated By: Aline Smithson
  • Entry Deadline: Jan 15TH, 2023
  • Notice of Acceptance: Jan 23rd, 2023
  • Exhibition Dates: Feb 18TH – Mar 4TH, 2023
  • URL for information:


Photographic artists are reconsidering the potential of a photograph with a shift to making rather than taking photographs. By using vintage and contemporary photographs as a starting point, artists create physically layered works of art that result in an object, often in reaction to the flood of ubiquitous imagery that digital and cell phone photography has afforded. 


Praxis Gallery accepts submissions of photographic art or lens-based artwork that utilizes physical interventions and investigations of photographic surfaces that can include sewing, cutting, drawing, painting, tearing, bending, and weaving, all ways of interrogating the material qualities of a physical photograph to create new realities. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.



Aline Smithson is a visual artist, editor, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. She is best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore the performative potential of photography. Growing up in the shadow of Hollywood, her work is influenced by the elevated unreal. She has exhibited widely including over 40 solo shows at a variety of international institutions and her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and PDN.


Smithson is the Founder and Editor- in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography.  In 2012, she received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community and she also received the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER. In 2014 and 2019, Smithson’s work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50.  In 2015, the Magenta Foundation published her first significant monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography, and in 2016, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum commissioned Smithson to create a series of portraits for the upcoming Faces of Our Planet Exhibition. In 2018 and 2019, her work was exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Prize. Kris Graves Projects published her book, LOST II: Los Angeles and included her work in SOLACE and On Death. Peanut Press released her monograph, Fugue State, in Fall of 2021. In 2022, Smithson was recognized as a Hasselblad Heroine.



Up to 36 Images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. One Curator’s Choice and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Curator’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book.


ENTRY FEE | $35.00

$35.00 for submission set of 5 images. $5.00 for each additional image. Praxis Members receive 10 images for the price of 5 images.  Payment is accepted by Credit / Debit Card through our secure online submission site. The entry fee for submissions is non-refundable. Receive Praxis Member Benefits. Learn more here: * In addition to keeping our entry fees low for all artists, Praxis also has a limited number of free entries for artists experiencing financial hardships. Please contact for more information.



International, all accepted.



Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. The artist's name and photo title will be included wherever the photographs are displayed. Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Praxis Gallery the nonexclusive right to use, print, and reproduce submitted digital files for the purpose of the exhibition, promoting the artist, promoting related programs and subsequent display on Praxis Gallery's website, social media, and online exhibition archives.







GALLERY / VENUE DETAILS: Praxis Gallery. 2637 27th Ave. S.
(NW Corner of Ivy Arts Parking Lot) Minneapolis, MN 55406. 



Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a community based, non-profit, artist-led organization in Minneapolis that aims to support the development of new and emerging artists through exhibition and education. Our mission is to bring diverse perspectives into focus through lens-based art, creating exhibition and learning opportunities that engage, challenge, inspire, and surprise the public.


Prize Summary: 
Curators Choice, Honorable Mentions will be selected.
Prizes Details: 

Up to 36 Images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. One Curator’s Choice and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Curator’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book.

Praxis Gallery. 2637 27th Ave. S. (NW Corner of Ivy Arts Parking Lot) Minneapolis, MN 55406.
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