Call for entries —The Contemporary Photograph: A National Juried Exhibition

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts is pleased to announce an open call to all photographers and artists over the age of 18 to submit work for — “The Contemporary Photograph: A National Juried Exhibition.”

Submissions must be postmarked by March 20, 2009. The exhibition will be held from May 2 – June 6, 2009.

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The broad theme suggested by The Contemporary Photograph is intended to maximize the range of contemporary expression that may be submitted. This is an open call to all photographers and artists using light’s radiant energy in order to create images on various capture media, resulting in 2-D, 3-D and/or mixed media work.

Juror, SHY RABBIT Creative Director and professional artist, D. Michael Coffee, will select three artists from this exhibition who will be invited to show an expanded body of their work in a special exhibition to be held at SHY RABBIT in mid- to late-2010. For more information on D. Michael Coffee, visit:

Given the broad theme, Coffee will select those submissions that: demonstrate a non-conventional approach to the photographic process or that utilize conventional techniques to create truly unique and original work; show a desire to create to the threshold; are the most compelling, interesting, and/or well executed; are appropriately and/or professionally presented; are original in style and are contemporary/timely in feel or tone.

Coffee will also be looking for enough work in 2- and 3- dimensional mediums to allow for an interesting, varied and balanced installation, in keeping with the high level and broad range of contemporary work that SHY RABBIT has presented in the past.

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SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts is located at 333 Bastille Dr., two blocks north of U.S.160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard. SHY RABBIT Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment by calling 970-731-2766.