Capital Region Art Center Calls for Art – troyrecord

TROY, NY – The Capital Region Arts Center has announced two calls for photographic art for upcoming exhibitions.

The 44th Annual Photo Regional is currently accepting submissions for this year’s theme, “Artificial Eye”. Impressions of life in built urban environments present a challenge in photography, as the shooter’s own gaze often creates a strong influence on the resulting images. Street photography, by nature and definition, is often most successful when executed in real-time, unplanned, and fleeting scenarios. Capturing specific moments, personalities and textures in urban environments creates the basis for the questions street photography poses and the mystery it creates. Artists are requested to submit images produced under new, current or ongoing relationships with Street Photography.

“Artificial Eye” is an exhibition-competition. This year, Lena Petersen joins as a guest juror. Petersen is currently co-director of the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, where she represents a wide range of Hudson Valley artists. She organizes and installs seven group exhibitions a year and works individually with art consultants, designers and collectors to place the artists’ work in important and private collections. She has also gained curatorial and gallery experience at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery at SUNY Purchase, the Williams Center Gallery at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and the Gagosian Gallery. Submissions will be evaluated by the Arts Center Curator in collaboration with Petersen.

The submission fee for Capital Region Arts Center (CRCA) members is $30 and $40 for non-CRCA members. Visit artscenterofthecapitalregion.submittable.com to submit. The submission deadline has been extended to June 1.

The second exhibit presented by the Capital Region Center for the Arts is “Capture: A Citywide Photography Exhibit”. Smartphones are equipped with cameras that allow users to capture and create activities including but not limited to self-reflection, social interaction and community. The Arts Center invites visitors to come to Troy and take a picture of themselves with their smartphones at public art venues around Troy. The Arts Center will print the images captured each week and place them on the walls of the Gallery. Entrants are encouraged to name their works and share their images with the Arts Center or tag on Instagram @capregionartscenter or Facebook @TheArtsCenteroftheCapitalRegion with the hashtag #CaptureTroy. If social media is not an option, images can be emailed to [email protected] All are invited to participate. “Capture” will be presented at the Wallace Gallery of the Center des arts, from June 24 to August 20. A community reception will be held July 29 from 6-8 p.m. during Troy Night Out.