In conjunction with the Flash Forward Festival in Boston, we are continuing this programming with a bigger show and new opportunities for New England’s Photography Students.
In April of 2014, this showcase of New England’s most talented student photographers will be held in conjunction with all of the Magenta Foundation’s festival, including 6 exhibitions, 3 outdoor installations and a fantastic line-up of professional, artistic and community program during the festival April 24–May 4 in Boston, Massachusetts.
All selected student work will be on display for the month of April and May, with an exhibition reception during the festival, and open throughout the Flash Forward events. However, there is more for this year’s accepted student.
From those artists selected to participate in the exhibition, an additional 10 to 15 students will be rewarded with a portfolio review event at Gallery Kayafas, a premier photography gallery in Boston. Last year’s inaugural portfolio walk was highly successful for our students, who were reviewed by over 20 guest curators, collectors and arts professionals that came to see their work. We are hoping to have even more reviewers this year. A list will be published later this spring.
In addition to the portfolio walk, the Editors at Art New England Magazine will be selecting some artists’ work to display in their publishing offices for the summer of 2014, giving an additional exhibition experience to selected artists.
This call is open to all New England based college Seniors and Juniors enrolled in a college photography program in any of the New England States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont, during the 2013-2014 academic year. All formats and categories of photography are accepted. Series or related bodies of work preferred.
There is a $15.00 fee attributed for a submission of up to 5 images. Make your payment at magentafoundation.org/shop and then include your payment receipt with your entry.
- All images should be submitted as .jpg files, resolution set to 150ppi and no more than 10 inches on the longest side and in Adobe RGB or sRGB color space only.
- Files should be titled as follows: LastName_FirstName_College_YearofGraduation.jpg. (Ex. Smith_John_UNH_Junior.jpg)
- All students must include a .jpg or .pdf copy of your current student ID with date, if your ID does not include a date also include a dated copy of your class schedule. All submissions that do not included a valid student ID will not be considered.
- Small artist statement in .pdf form.
- All accepted works must be professionally mounted or framed, ready to hang. Improperly prepared photographs will not be displayed.
- If you would like to be considered for participation in the Gallery Kayafas Portfolio Walk, please indicate this in the body of the email.
All submissions and receipts of payment should be emailed to email@example.com. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Any questions can also be sent to this email address.
Submissions for the Flash Forward Student Exhibition will be open from February 14, 2014–March 15, 2014. Accepted photographers will be notified by March 21, 2014.
Greer Muldowney  is an artist, photography professor and independent curator based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Studio Art from Clark University, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has acted as the Curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA and is the Regional Coordinator for the Flash Forward Festival on behalf of the Magenta Foundation. Muldowney also serves as an active member of the Board for the Griffin Museum of Photography, and currently teaches at Boston College and the New England Institute of Art.
Jonathan Gitelson  is an Assistant Professor of Art at Keene State College and currently resides in Brattleboro, Vermont. Jonathan earned a BA in literature and photography from Marlboro College in 1997 and a MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2004.
Jonathan’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions that include The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art New York and The Albert and Victoria Museum in London. He is the recipient of the College Art Association’s Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, a Vermont Arts Council Grant Grant and the City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program.
As an artist, Jonathan works in a variety of mediums that include photography, artist books, video, installation, web based projects and public art. His work was recently featured in the “2012 deCordova Biennial” at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA.