Art Through the Lens is open to all without restrictions on content. It provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit. Each year from the works submitted, 50-70 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. $2000 in Cash Awards will be given to works of high merit. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.
Juror: Eliot Dudik is a photographic artist, educator, and bookmaker exploring the connection between culture, history, and politics. Eliot taught photography at the University of South Carolina from 2011 to 2014 before founding the photography program within the Department of Art and Art History at the College of William & Mary where he is currently teaching and directing the Andrews Gallery at the college.
First Place $1,000
Second Place $500
Third Place $300
2 Honorable Mentions, $100 each
Specifications: Artists may submit unlimited photographic entries, including video and moving images, with multiple images and media files allowed per entry to portray a single artwork as accurate as possible. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes is eligible including non-lens made images. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lense (formerly Paducah Photo) exhibition. Size restrictions: No single work may be more than 6 feet in width and 8 feet in height.
Sales: Sales will be encouraged where works are offered for purchase, but work need not be for sale to enter. Yeiser Art Center will keep a 40% gallery commission on all sales, please price your work accordingly. Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition for the value of the work, or 60% of the retail price. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit to and from the Yeiser Art Center.
Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway St., Paducah, Kentucky