Call For Entry – ‘Tall Tales’

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Light Leaked and Canopy Collective invite artists to submit for a simultaneous physical and online exhibition “Tall Tales: an investigative look into the surreal.” We are seeking images of altered and deceptive reality. Show us optical illusions, visual surprises, a fresh point-of-view. We are interested in the way light and perspective reign master to the photographer and how they can be used to trick the mind’s eye.

This exhibition is open to artists working in any lens-based media including but not limited to: analog and digital photography, alternative process, and video. All works (excluding video) must not exceed 36’” inches framed.

Select artists will be invited to exhibit their work at Canopy Collective in Cleveland, OH December 3 – 6, 2015. An exhibition preview will be held December 3, 4-9 pm followed by a formal reception December 4 from 6 to 10 pm. There will be an emphasis on local Cleveland artists along with national artists for the physical exhibition. An expanded selection of work will be presented on Light Leaked beginning December 3 and will be archived on the site.


Caitie Moore is an artist and independent curator. She is the former director and co-founder of Aint-Bad Magazine and is the owner of Nomadic Bookshelf, an independent bookstore dedicated to self published and independently produced photobooks.

Ashley Kauschinger is an artist and the founding editor of Light Leaked, an online photography magazine that creates dialogue and community. Ashley lives and works in Columbia, SC where she is an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina.

Erika Durham and Anthony Koch are the co-owners of Canopy Collective, a multi-use boutique, studio, gallery and event space in Cleveland, Ohio. Canopy Collective features the work of over 50 artists, embracing all disciplines they pride themselves on offering opportunities for artists to gain exposure for their passions.

Submission Guidelines:

This exhibition is free to submit. Submit a zip file containing 3-5 jpegs, 1000px on the longest side, sRBG color space to [email protected] Label images with the naming convention: Lastname_Firstname_TallTales001.jpg

In the body of the email please include: your name, website, email, current city of residence, along with image titles, medium, and image dimensions. Any incomplete submissions will not be considered. With video submissions, also include length of film and any additional contributors. Please include any special installation instructions.

Works must be shipped framed and ready to hang. Artists will have an option to sell their work. Exhibiting artists’ work will remain on view at Canopy Collective through the duration of December. Artists are responsible for shipping their work to the gallery. Return shipping will be provided for out-of-state artists.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 1, 2015 midnight eastern time

Acceptance emails will be mailed by November 7

Artwork must be delivered to Canopy Collective by November 23

Exhibition Dates: December 3 – December 6, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 2015

Tall Tales

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