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Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center

The Beauty in Madness: Juried Photo Exhibition

Location: MN — Twin Cities Metro
Type: Call for Submissions

Deadline: 04/16/2024

Other Criteria:
Competition / prize


Madness (mental illness) is something that frightens and fascinates us all. It is a word with which we are universally familiar yet haunts the human imagination. Through centuries, in poetry, prose, drama, and the visual arts, “madness” has been on display for all to see.

With devastating effect, mental illness can disturb our commonsense assumptions; create unbearable disruptions in the routine of daily living; and turn our experience and our expectations upside down. And yet, it is this upside-down world view that opens a universe of unique and inventive perspectives oblivious to those free from disruptions of the mind.

Praxis Gallery seeks photographic art that explores ideas linked to mental health, be it conflict or humor, fiction, or fact, or any other literal or ephemeral lens-based investigation. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission. Curators: Praxis Directors

Program Director Ross Anderson is an award-winning fine art photographer and filmmaker. Gallery Director Jonathan Pavlica is the Praxis print & color artist, photo editor, and installationist

Up to 38 images will be selected by the curators for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Directors’ Choice and five Honorable Mentions will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Directors’ Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book.

$35.00 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.

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.

ADDRESS: Praxis Gallery, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406

Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a community-based, not-for-profit, artist-led organization in Minneapolis that supports 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.