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The Constructed Image

an international juried photography exhibition

Praxis Gallery & Photographic Arts Center   /   Deadline: 10/16/23

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The concept of the constructed image encapsulates a deliberate orchestration of visual elements to convey narratives, emotions, and artistic visions. This theme explores the intricate interplay of subject, composition, props, lighting, and environment in crafting captivating photographs, at any scale. Through meticulous arrangement, photographers construct scenes with purposeful backgrounds, carefully chosen color palettes, and thought-provoking poses, blurring the line between reality and imagination.

Praxis seeks the submission of photographic art that delves into the fusion of creativity and storytelling, showcasing the power of constructed elements to shape evocative, multidimensional compositions that resonate with viewers on a profound level. All capture types, genres, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

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Entry deadline: Mon., Oct. 16, 2023, 11:59PM CST
Notice of acceptance: Mon. Oct. 23, 2023, 4PM CST
Exhibition dates: Nov. 18–Dec. 9¬, 2023

JUROR | Nicole Houff
Nicole is a Minneapolis photographer who lives in a plastic world inhabited by an infamous resident. Her love for the "even less accurate than Barbie" realities that 1950's and 60's entertainment portrays complements her stoic muse and her sense of humor. Nicole's photographs have strong design and color elements, often inspired by mid-century aesthetics.

Her work has been shown at a variety of galleries, festivals and exhibits including Hopkins Center for the Arts, Minneapolis Photo Center, Praxis Gallery, The Knockdown Center, Gamut Gallery, Intermedia Arts, Nash Gallery, Robbin Gallery, Minnesota State Fair, Uptown Art Fair, Edina Art Fair and the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. Nicole has a BA from Macalester College with a major in Studio Art, and an associate degree from Minneapolis Community and Technical College in Photography and Digital Imaging. Learn more about her practice at

$40.00 for submitting up to five images, $5.00 for each additional image (up to ten total images per open call). Payment is accepted by credit/debit card through our secure online submission site. The entry fee for submissions is non-refundable.
• Praxis Members receive 10 images for the price of 5 images. Learn more about Praxis Membership Benefits:
• In addition to keeping our entry fees low for all artists, Praxis also has a limited number of free entries for artists experiencing financial hardships. Email for more information.

International, all accepted. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Submitted images may not have been exhibited at Praxis Gallery within the past year.

Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Praxis Gallery the nonexclusive right to use, print, and reproduce submitted digital files for the purpose of the exhibition, promoting the artist, promoting related programs and subsequent display on Praxis Gallery's website, social media, and online exhibition archives. The artist's name will be included wherever the photographs are displayed.


Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a community based, not-for-profit, artist-led organization in Minneapolis that aims to support the development of new and emerging artists through exhibition and education. Our mission is to bring diverse perspectives into focus through lens-based art, creating exhibition and learning opportunities that engage, challenge, inspire, and surprise the public.

LOCATION: Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406


Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center2637 27th Ave. S.Minneapolis, MN 55406


$40 for 5 submissions, $5 for each additional


International, all accepted.


Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Submitted images may not have been exhibited at Praxis Gallery within the past year.


Up to 38 images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror's Choice and five Honorable Mentions will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Juror's Choice receives free entry into 3 juried calls of their choice, and a complimentary exhibit book.

Contact Information

Jenni Undis
2637 27th Ave. S.

P: 6123455571

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