Last year's Best of Show "Toast" by Mike Ricciardi
5th BOB JOHNSTON MEMORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND COMPETITION
SPONSORED BY Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photography Club January 1 – 23rd, 2016
The Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photography Club are sponsoring the 5th Bob Johnston Photography Show and Competition January 1-23rd, 2016. “We are looking forward to the best photography this area has to offer,” according to Peg Johnston, Cooperative Gallery president and daughter of the late Bob Johnston. It is an open themed Photography Show and Competition and all photographic media and all photographers are eligible to enter. Photographs will again be judged by Jim Johnston (no relation), a local professional photographer.
A reception for the photographers, friends, and the public will take place New Year's Day at the Gorgeous Washington Assn Art Walk from 6-9, with gallery hours starting at 3 pm that day. The Exhibit will be open Fridays 3-6 pm, Saturdays 12-4 pm and by appointment until January 23rd. Prizes and cash awards for the winners will be announced at First Friday, January 1st at 6:30 pm at a reception for the artists.
The Competition is named for Bob Johnston, a lifelong photographer and a gallery member who died in 2010. “Bob Johnston was an ‘Ansell Adams’ kind of photographer who worked mostly in black and white film and favored both urban and natural landscapes,” said Bill Gorman, also a photographer and member of the Cooperative Gallery. Bob Johnston defined a good photo this way: “For me, the successful photograph is one in which both the abstract elements and the subject matter of the image reinforce each other to provide an emotional experience for the viewer.”
Complete submission guidelines and deadlines are posted at www.cooperativegallery.com, www.2rpc.com. Or download below.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Each entrant may submit up to 3 photos with an entry fee of $10 each. The open themed show will be judged and cash prizes will be given for Best in Show and two Judge’s Choice photos one each in Color and Black and White. Photos may be sold and the standard 20% commission will be paid to the gallery. All photos must be framed and ready to hang. Two non-adhesive labels must accompany each entry with Title, Name of Photographer, Medium, Price using Arial 14 pt type on a label no larger than 2” X 3” (labels in envelope attached to wire is recommended). In addition, name and complete contact information must be affixed to the back of each photo.
Submissions may be dropped off at the Cooperative Gallery 213 State St. Binghamton NY on Sunday Dec. 20, 3:00 -5:00 pm, Saturday Dec. 26, 2:00-5:00 pm Sunday Dec. 27, 1:00–3:00 pm. Contact infoATcooperativegallery.com or ggouldATbinghamton.edu (607) 757-0499 for more information.