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Alternatives 2021

Existence - Text and Image

Ohio University School of Art + Design   /   Deadline: 09/27/20

In times of uncertainty we examine how we exist in this time, space, and environment as individuals or a collective whole. Through the means of photography, we come to understand our existence and can tell a greater story by having text and image exist together. This exhibition seeks works that examine the interpretation of existing today through text and image.

"Existence – Text and Image" seeks submissions of poignant works that explore the artist's interpretation of existence through the means of text and image. Artists utilizing broader spectrums of the medium's practices including moving images and installations are also welcome.

"Existence – Text and Image" will be a presentation of Alternatives, a biennial juried exhibition organized by Ohio University's MFA Photography + Integrated Media program in the School of Art + Design. Since its beginning in 1980, Alternatives has achieved national recognition for its leadership in forging new definitions in the medium by emphasizing the work of photographers in the conceptual forefront of the practice. The exhibition will be held in the Ohio University Art Gallery located in Athens, Ohio.

Juror: Efrem Zelony-Mendel. In conjunction with the opening reception, a series of events will be presented including a lecture by the juror.

Regarding the Application fee: $35 for 5 images. $29 goes toward putting together this exhibition and the cost of return shipping, and $6 is kept by Slideroom.

No Size Restrictions

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September 27, 2020 - Entry Deadline

November 2, 2020 - Notification of Acceptance

January 10, 2021 - Artwork due to Gallery

January 19-February 20, 2021 - Exhibition Dates

Opening reception - January 21, 2021


Athens, OH




All photographic work is welcome. No size restrictions. Must pay for shipping one way, return shipping will be covered with the entry fee.

Contact Information

Stephanie Spyker
20 Church St
Athens, OH 45701


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