Join us for a “winter warmer” closing event in the gallery Friday, Feb. 18 from 5-6:30pm
Thanks to all who attended the opening reception with exhibit juror PLATON
juried by PLATON
After working for British Vogue for several years, Platon was invited to New York City to work for the late John Kennedy Jr. and his political magazine, George. Shooting portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ and The Sunday Times magazine, Platon developed a special relationship with TIME magazine, producing over 20 covers for them. In 2007, he photographed Russian Premier Vladimir Putin for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” cover.
In 2008, he signed a multi-year contract with The New Yorker. As the staff photographer, he has produced several largescale photo essays, two of which won ASME Awards in 2009 and 2010. Platon’s New Yorker portfolios have focused on themes including the U.S Military, portraits of world leaders and the Civil Rights Movement. In 2009, Platon teamed up with Human Rights Watch to help them celebrate those who fight for equality and justice in countries suppressed by political forces.
Platon is a communicator and storyteller. He has been invited to be a keynote speaker on leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chanel, Nike, Yale University, Oxford University, Wharton University, the National Portrait Gallery in London and International Center of Photography in New York. Platon’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums both domestically and abroad including the Matthew Marks Gallery, the Howard Greenberg Gallery, and the Colette Gallery in Paris, France.
In 2013, Platon founded The People’s Portfolio, a non-profit foundation aspiring to create a visual language that breaks barriers, expands dignity, fights discrimination, and enlists the public to support human rights around the world. Platon is currently on the board for Arts and Culture at the World Economic Forum. Platon’s life’s work is the subject of a Netflix documentary, Abstract: The Art of Design
IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline: December 11 (midnight) Notification (via email): December 22 Drop off: Friday, Jan. 14 or Saturday, Jan. 15 between 11am-2pm Opening Reception: Saturday, January 22 from 4-6pm NEW Pickup times: Sunday Feb. 20 between 11am-2pm / Monday Feb. 28 between 2-4pm
SPECIFICATIONS – Work previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn will not be accepted for the show.
– Photographs must be presented in a manner compatible with a gallery hanging system using secure wire or line securely attached to the back of the photograph. Wire should be mounted no more than 1/4 of the way down from the top edge of the photograph/frame and be taut from side to side so as not to swing away from the top when hung.
– Work delivered to the gallery must be installation-ready. Non-traditional photographic works and two-dimensional form and photographic wall sculptures must be wired or cleated for hanging.
– Work must remain on exhibit for the entire show. Following the pickup dates after the close of the show, there will be storage charge of $10/day for any work left at the gallery.
Note: Photographs may be mounted on a panel (wood, plexi or metal), gallery-wrapped canvas, or framed (neutral frames/mattes preferred). Saw tooth hangers and small wire loops on the back of inexpensive frames are not acceptable along with scratched glass or plexi-glass, poorly constructed frames and poorly cut mats. We reserve the right to reject any work whose presentation is sub-standard.
ENTRY FEES Members: $20 for up to 3 and $30 for up to 6 entries Students (age 25 & under): $20 for up to 3 Non-members: $35 for up to 3 and $45 for up to 6 entries
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PREPARE IMAGES TO ENTER ONLINE: Resize your images to 72 dpi sized no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13”). This should result in most image files ranging from 700kb to 2mb in file size. Files bigger than 3mb will not be accepted. For non-visual art submissions including audio, video, or writing, submit the appropriate files (.mov for video, .avi for sound, and .doc/.docx/.pdf for writing and other proposals) in place of images.
IMPORTANT! Save images as a .jpg file and label each image as “lastname_firstname_01title” (example: Smith_Mary_01untitled.jpg).
SALES For any works sold, artists receive 65% of the sale price before tax. The Carriage Barn Arts Center and New Canaan Society for the Arts retains the remaining 35% as a transaction fee.
Copyright Policy: Each artist retains all copyrights to their submitted images.
Image Usage Rights: Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Carriage Barn Arts Center the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks with artist credit. Selected arwork will be exhibited in the Carriage Barn, in an online exhibit on the Carriage Barn Arts Center website.
Liability and Insurance: While all care will be taken while art is being exhibited in any NCSA sponsored exhibition, NCSA assumes no responsibility for any damage to the artwork during delivery, installation, and de-installation including, by way of example but not limitation, normal wear and tear, such as minor nicks to frames or scratches to Plexiglas. NCSA will not be liable for work not claimed after specified pick-up dates and times.
As a condition for exhibiting work in any NCSA exhibition, the exhibiting artist acknowledges by executing this agreement that NCSA assumes no responsibility for theft or other catastrophic loss beyond the applicable limits of NCSA’s insurance coverage. Except to the extent set forth in a separate written agreement signed by both the Exhibitor and NCSA, and subject to applicable deductions, insurance coverage cannot exceed 50% of the market value of any particular item, with the understanding that the exhibitor’s requested price may not be determinative with regard to market value for insurance purposes.