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Autumn 2019 Show

with juror Allison Kemmerer

The Curated Fridge   /   Deadline: 09/28/19

Autumn is almost upon us! To celebrate this wonderful season, we present you the juror of The Curated Fridge Autumn 2019 Show, Allison Kemmerer, Mead Curator of Photography and Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Addison Gallery of American Art.

Allison received a BA from Boston College and an MA from Boston University. Prior to coming to the Addison Gallery of American Art in 1992, she was Acting Director of the Boston University Art Gallery. With a curatorial focus on photography and contemporary art, she has organized numerous exhibitions for the Addison including: John Goodman: not recent color; Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photographs; Convergence: Anila Quayyum Agha, Lalla Essaydi, Yun-Fei Ji, and Fred Han Chang Liang; Invisible Citings: Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne; In Character: Artists' Role Play in Photography and Video; Reinventing the West: The Photographs of Ansel Adams and Robert Adams; and Secret Games: Wendy Ewald Collaborative Works with Children, 1969–1999.
Allison has authored essays for a number of museum publications, among them The Irreverent Interlopings of Triple Candie, 2001-2016; Carroll Dunham Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné; Reinventing the West; Peter Sekaer: American Pictures; Richard Serra: Large Scale Prints; and Jennifer Bartlett: Early Plate Work. 
As the Addison's contemporary curator Allison oversees the museum's Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence program and has worked with numerous artists on projects and exhibitions including, Dawoud Bey, Barbara Bosworth, Abe Morell, Laurel Nakadate, Oscar Palacio, Laurie Simmons, and William Wegman.




Open Call
Deadline: September 28 (postmarked mail)

- Guidelines:
* Open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. All mediums are invited. Previous participants are welcome to apply again.
* You can submit up to 5 images. As always, the submission is FREE!
* Submitted prints should not be bigger than 5x7" or 6x6".
* Try to avoid type if sending promo cards.
* If you send original artwork, please sign it on the back and specifically mention that it's for The Curated Fridge. All the artwork will be saved after each Fridge Show. No artwork will be returned (unless you provide a stamped envelope). By sending original artwork, you agree to all the above.
* Accepted images will be posted on The Curated Fridge website and social media.

- Mail your artwork to:
Yorgos Efthymiadis
The Curated Fridge
281 Medford Street
Somerville, MA 02143

- Additionally, email the jpgs of the submitted files to: thecuratedfridge_at_gmail_dot_com
* Image specifications: 1280 on the longest side, 72 ppi, sRGB, .jpg
* Name your .jpgs like this: Mary_Jones_1, Mary_Jones_2 etc...
* Please, do not send .zip files
* Finally, include a link to your website or instagram (if any).

Again, you have to mail your prints AND email the .jpgs. The curator (if local) will be judging your images by printing quality as well as artistic, and will be installing the show on the fridge. The .jpgs will be used for promoting your work on the website and social media.
Please note that only complete submissions will be considered, so take your time and send over your materials as requested.

If printing is not your selling point or you think that your prints won't make it on time because you live outside the U.S., you can use a printing company (Shutterfly, Mpix etc). They are very affordable, fast and reliable.

Contact Information

The Curated Fridge
281 Medford Street
Somerville, MA 02143


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