Art Now: Photography

April 3 – May 2, 2020

Juror: Eleanor Oakes

ART NOW: PHOTOGRAPHY is the sixth annual exhibition in the Ann Arbor Art Center’s Art Now series, which presents a media-focused exhibition on a rotating basis.

This exhibition welcomes artists that employ traditional photography techniques, as well as artists who move across disciplines and push the boundaries of what defines contemporary photography, including the application of hybrid processes/mixed media.

About the Juror: Eleanor Oakes

Eleanor Oakes is a photographic artist based in Detroit, MI. She is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the College for Creative Studies, and founder of Darkroom Detroit, a local non-profit that increases access to photography and visual literacy.  Her work has been featured internationally in numerous exhibitions and publications, including at Tyler Wood Gallery (New York and San Francisco), the University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Simone de Sousa Gallery (Detroit), N’Namdi Gallery (Detroit), Beyond Magazine (Germany), Detroit Sequential, among others.  She was an Applebaum Emerging Artist Resident at Ponyride (Detroit) where she completed the collaborative public art project, “Graffiti Wanted,” to include residents in an open dialogue about governmental censorship, and is the recipient of awards including the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award from the San Francisco Foundation.

Important Dates for Artists:

Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 12 at 11:59PM Mountain Time

All Artists Notified of Juror Selections: Monday, March 16 via email

Virtual Exhibition Dates: Friday, April 3 – Saturday, May 2

Juror Award Announcement: Wednesday, April 15

Artist Reception: CANCELLED