Call for Submissions: PIGMENT

 

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PIGMENT is a group show that will be installed for the CONTACT Photography Festival April-May, then pop up in New York at the end of March during the AIPAD Photography Show.

Each of the twenty artists will have two prints in the show, fitting into our 20×24 rental frames. The theme is colour, explored through the alternative printing process, gum bichromate.

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Call For Submissions: Emergence

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Emergence

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 15 2017 6-9pm

The Connections Gallery is seeking submissions for our annual Emergence photography group show in December 2017. This twelve person group show showcases artists who are new to the gallery or have new work.

Four artists will be chosen by a jury to exhibit their work in Montreal in Spring 2018.

This show will also be advertised in the Winter issue of Canadian Art.

 

Submission guidelines

If interested please submit the following

4-5 JPEGS

Layout proposal

Printing and framing proposal

Fees Per Artist

Space rental/marketing/reception- $460

 

Spots are booked on a first come first served basis.

Contact: carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

Call for Submissions: Abstract

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Abstract

September 1-September 27 2017 | Opening September 8 2017

The Connections Gallery is seeking submissions of abstract photography for a one month show in Fall 2017.

The exhibition will be a curated eight person show. Each photographer will have five feet of wall space to showcase their framed images.

Submission guidelines

If interested please submit the following

4-5 JPEGS

Layout proposal

Printing and framing proposal

Fees Per Artist

Space rental + Reception- $438 per spot (more than one spot can be booked by an artist)

 

Spots are booked on a first come first served basis.

Contact: carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

Summer Gum Workshop!

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photo cred/Monica Glitz

When: July 22/23

Cost: $375 plus tax

Gum Bichromate is one of the simplest and cost effective ways of making permanent colour and black and white prints.

Spend two days in the darkroom with Bob playing with this unique process.

Using your supplied images, we will make printing negatives via inkjet materials and then spend the time coating and printing.

This is not a formal technical workshop, but rather a simple two days of getting a handle of one of our most beautiful printing processes. Gum Bichromate with pigment is one of the oldest photographic processes and with the advent of digital technology, we can make simple negatives that 20 years ago would be out of the reach for most photographers.

This workshop is not intended to create perfect colour density or portfolio work, but rather bring together photographers with a variety of background to play with pigments to create a smorgasbord of possibilities. This workshop is for beginner print makers, no prerequisite is required.

By being exposed to multiple prints and methods of combining colour and black white pigments, each participant can gage whether this is a viable process for their practice.

Contact Carissa to sign up

carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

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Win a Print at the Alternative Photo Revolution!

At the opening reception for Alternative Photo revolution in Toronto, we will be giving away alternative photo prints!

While in New Orleans, we drew two winners. Those who purchased tickets for that draw will have their names entered again for the Toronto draw!

These unique prints were made by Bob Carnie in Toronto, and graciously donated by each artist.

Below are the four prints that could be yours!

Nigel Dickson, Claud Anderson, Brendan Meadows and Bob Carnie

Click HERE for the Eventbrite page

Or, contact Carissa for other payment options: carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

 

Philip Jessup | Tri Colour Gum Bichromate | won by Blaine Varner in New Orleans!

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Contact Photo Festival: A Foundation of Ash Q&A Pt 2

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April 17-May 13

Opening Reception April 27 6pm-pm

PART 1

For his first exhibition as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, St John’s based artist Will Gill travelled to wildfire locations in Canada to capture the aftermath of the events. Through staged photography, using props and the charred remains of the environment as backdrop, Gill explores aspects of darkness and hope, transcendence and the human condition.

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Q: Tell me about this new body of work, that you will be exhibiting for the first time as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

A: Part of my interest as an artist is exploring alien environments that are stark and somehow “in between”. In other words, places where it is uncertain to know what has happened before or what is going to happen after. When I heard about the forest fire in Fort McMurray in May of 2016, I decided that a post-wildfire landscape was such a place. I bought my plane ticket and travelled there in early july 2016, two months after the fire.

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What is Connections?

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We are undergoing a lot of changes here at 1840 Danforth! We have a new brand name, Alternative Photo Services, which encompasses the gallery, print shop and pop up shows. Within this new brand is Connections.

Carissa and Bob are very excited about this new venture, and hope you are too! Here they give a bit of history surrounding Connections, and what to expect!

 

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How did Connections come to be? 

 Connections is Carissa’s name, but the concept is a very long time coming for me.

When I started my company in 1991 I only did film and contacts.  My loyal customers have kept asking me to do more, like print portfolios, print exhibits, frame and mount, this led to the Elevator Gallery at 9 Davies in 1998. This experience showed me the difficulties of running a gallery but as well the need for a place for photographers to exhibit.

Now we see the need for our artists to exhibit and be known in other markets, which enhances their visibility and builds solid CV’s and reputation as a reliable working photographer who exhibits work.

The move to the Danforth, and building the gallery (which is above our printing and framing facility) was the first step.

The addition of Carissa and her marketing abilities allowed us to first work with groups in Montreal, now Washington, New Orleans and five other locations swirling around in her brain.

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