Photography National Juried Exhibition, at Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary studio/gallery, Plano TX. This exhibition is open to all artists aged 18 & up, submitting 1-5 original artworks created in the last three years, celebrating the range of photography, from traditional film, to digital, and alternative means of display. DEADLINE June 7, 2020. Exhibition dates: July 1-25, 2020. Closing Reception July 25, 2020, 6-9 pm
Entry Fee: $30 for minimum 2 entries, and $5 for each additional entry up to five total. Size limit: 48" wide and 72 " tall. Juror: Byrd Williams IV, internationally exhibited artist, featured in PBS documentary films, and multiple books on his art. DMAContemporary is a new gallery/studio dedicated to portfolio enhancement, education, consultation, and counsel. Director: Jerry E. Smith. Website: www.dmacontemporary.com
$1000 First Prize, plus People’s Choice and Director’s Choice.
Juror Byrd Williams IV, 66, is an internationally exhibited photographer, and the subject of two PBS documentaries, as well as books. The latest book, Proof: Photographs from Four Generations of a Texas Family, begins with his great-grandfather’s photography roots, in Gainesville TX in 1880. Byrd’s work is in the collections of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His work explores the tension between the way photographs capture moments and make them permanent and the speed with which life passes and disappears when viewed through a stack of old images.
“For me, photography is about death,” Byrd IV says in an essay in Proof. “There was always this urgency about it: save all historic buildings, remember all the faces, stand on all the street corners, save everybody’s toilet, share my experience with posterity, I was alive goddammit.”