The Found Object Calls for Entry – Praxis Gallery

The Found Object Calls for Entry - Praxis Gallery

Opening: October 1, 2019
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Entry fee: $35 – 5 images, $5 – each additional image
Prizes: participation in the exhibition, publication in the catalogue

Juror | Aline Smithson

A “found object” is a material artifact discovered by chance and assigned esthetic value in an artist’s hand. Found art may include a wide array of objects and items either discarded, forgotten, dropped, or misplaced – such as shoes, old photographs, signs, doll heads, industrial machinery, abandoned cars, mementos, or any object that can be reimagined through the lens of a camera… as long as the artist believes that the discovered object possesses a certain aesthetic or talismanic quality – stemming from its appearance, social or personal history.

Praxis gallery seeks photographic art that endeavors to explore this idiom. Submissions may be a study of the “found object” as pure visual form, detached from its history or utility. Conversely, the representation of the object may be a catalyst for exploring broader issues such as subjectivity and socialization, memory and loss, or love and death. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.


Forty-two images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice award, three Honorable Mentions and a Directors Choice award will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog and the online show gallery. Award winners will receive a free show catalog. Juror’s Choice & Directors Choice award winners will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice. Honorable Mentions will receive free entry into one juried call for entry of their choice.

Submission Fees

The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first 5 images, $5.00 for each additional image.



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