Tuesday, March 31, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Slow Exposures Issues Call For Entries for 2009 Exhibition

Coweta Arts Tidbits


The Successor To Newnan-Coweta Arts Council News Releases

Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

March 31, 2009

SlowExposures Issues Call For Entries for 2009 Exhibition

     The annual SlowExposures Photographic Exhibition of the Rural South held in Pike County has been attracting ever more attention and ever more entries each year.  And each year Coweta photographers have had entries accepted and have won awards, which gets ever  harder each year as the competition mounts.  One Coweta photographer, Paul Conlan from Newnan, has also been honored by being placed on the Board and being made the Webmaster of this prestigious exhibition.  Below is the information concerning the 2009 Exhibition which he recently released on the website, which you can visit for addition information: www.slowexposures.org.   

Exhibit Location


The Photography Exhibition will be hung at The Candler Field

Museum in Williamson, GA

For directions, visit: www.SlowExposures.org.




This is a juried photography exhibition with two categories..

• Southeast

• West Central Georgia


Photographers are invited to submit up to four (4) entries in each

category. A panel of jurors will choose work from submitted

entries on the basis of creative excellence and interpretation of

the show's theme. Pike Historic Preservation (PHP), Inc. reserves

the right to refuse to hang any work that differs markedly

from the slides/CDs or does not meet the jurors standards of





Over $2,000 in awards will be available. First, Second, and Third

place cash awards awarded by the jurors in addition to Honorable

Mention Ribbons. A People's Choice Award will be presented

the last day of the show.

SlowExposures is the nationally recognized juried photography

exhibition that underscores the diversity, contradictions and

complexity of the rural South. Now in our seventh year, we invite

photographers to apply.


This year, the show opens Friday, September 18 for two

weekends at Candler Field Museum in Williamson, GA.

A one-hour drive from downtown Atlanta, Pike County

offers a unique experience close to the busy metropolitan

scene, yet a world away. Visitors will be able to enjoy our

beautiful landscape, take a self-guided historic tour through the

countryside and take part in one of the most unique photography

events in the region. Please see our website www.slowexposures.

org for a listing of events during the two week celebration of the

rural South.


How to Enter


Please complete entry form. A nonrefundable fee of $30.00 (up

to 4 images) per category must accompany all entries. Fee is

payable to Pike Historic Preservation.


Photographers may submit up to four (4) images in each of the

two categories, Southeast and West Central Georgia. All work

must be original and have been produced within the last 4 years.

Images entered in the West Central Georgia category must have

been taken within eligible county boundaries of: Pike, Bibb,

Coweta, Crawford, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe,

Muscogee, Spalding, Talbot, Taylor, Troup and Upson.

Photographs may be color or black and white using traditional or

digital or elements of both processes. All entries must be on 35

mm slides or CD. All CD images must be JPEG files no larger

that 2.0 MB in file size. The longest dimension may not exceed

800 pixels. All entries must be marked as follows: Category-

Photographer Name-Title. (Example: WCG-John Doe-The

South) In addition, slides must be marked as to front and top for

proper slide tray viewing.



Please retain a copy of the information you provide on the

entry form. Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard if

you wish to receive confirmation that your images have

been received. Mail entries to: SlowExposures, Pike Historic

Preservation, Inc., P.O. Box 489, Zebulon, Georgia 30295.

Notification and Return of Entries -Notification of acceptance

will be mailed by August 1, 2009 along with instructions for

shipment and retrieval of artwork. Accepted work may be mailed

to us or you may use our Atlanta or Zebulon drop-off and pickup

sites. Applicants not chosen will also be notified.

If you wish the return of your entry slides/CD, you must

enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your entry.

The exhibit will hang from September 18 to 27, 2008.


2009 Jurors


Annette Cone-Skelton is the co-founder and director of the

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) as well

as an accomplished artist in her own right, best known for her

work in abstraction. She has pieces in the permanent collections

of more than 10 national museums including the High Museum

of Art. She is a graduate of the Atlanta College of Art (BFA)

and is a Ford Foundation Scholar. As native of LaGrange, GA

Ms. Cone-Skelton brings her own southern roots and her distinguished

career in collecting, documenting and supporting fine art

to SlowExposures 2009.


Tim Barnwell is a photographer based in Asheville, North

Carolina. His career has spanned 25 years as both photographer

and instructor, including eight years as Executive Director of the

Appalachian Photographic Workshops (1980-1988). His work is

in the permanent collections of national museums, including The

Metropolitan Museum, The New Orleans Museum of Art, and

The High Museum. He has published two books of his evocative

images of the Appalachians including "The Face of Appalachia"

and "On Earth's Furrowed Brow". Tim will be leading

this year's Photography Workshop on Landscape Photography at

Towerhouse Farm.

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