Call for Entries: Where Darkness and Light are Blue and White, deadline July 1, 2024

“In the cyanotypes you arrive in this world where darkness and light are blue and white.” – Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

The Pearl Conard Art Gallery at The Ohio State University at Mansfield is seeking contemporary artwork utilizing the cyanotype process for possible display in our space during autumn semester 2024. Our unique gallery space has glass walls that show a panoramic view of OSU Mansfield’s 600 acres of woodlands, and the seasons will change throughout the duration of the exhibition. We are particularly interested in camera-less works that use the historic cyanotype process to explore nature in its many forms, forging a connection with the woodland backdrop outside our windows.

Please send jpegs of any works that are available for exhibition September – December 2024, a corresponding image list that includes dimensions and detailed installation requirements, a resume or CV, and a statement about the work to by July 1, 2024. 

We also welcome workshop proposals that will engage our students and community members with the cyanoype process on our wooded campus, which contains unique forests, pine plantations, streams, vernal pools, and wetlands. If you are interested in leading a workshop, please send a 1-2 page detailed proposal that includes your availability, learning outcomes, and a materials list to by July 1, 2024.

There is no fee to apply.


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