Tom Parish’s series, Take Shelter: Flint Hills Native Stone Subterranean Shelters, visits native stone cold storages, storm shelters, and root cellars located in the Flint Hills of Central Kansas. Resembling ancient holy places, the native stone constructions depicted in Parish’s large-scale digital prints show all that remains of these early family homesteads. Parish creates 180 to 360 degree impressions of each unique interior, inviting the viewer to see every chisel on the wall and the relics left behind. Each image in Take Shelter presents a window into a region and its past, asking us to reflect on our own legacies and roles in history.
C Kobiskie Root Cellar – Farmer Township – Wabaunsee County, Kansas (2012)
archival digital print
19 x 40 inches
Tom Parish is an adjunct professor at Kansas State University, Manhattan, where he obtained his MFA. He exhibits nationally.
The SRO Photo Gallery hosts an annual national competition for six to eight photographic art solo exhibitions. Portfolios are reviewed by a committee consisting of the Photography area of the School of Art and the Director of Landmark Arts. We look for portfolios that utilize photography in all styles, techniques, and aesthetic approaches. Consistency in the work as well as creative vision is important in the selection process.
We are only able to display artwork without framing (either matted or mounted on thin backing). The maximum dimensions an individual print can be for display are 30 x 72 x 1 inches. We are unable to display video works.
A brochure listing the selected artists along with a reproduction of their work and exhibition dates is published annually and distributed locally and nationally. To view this year’s selected artists, visit landmarkarts.org. Entries must be submitted to SlideRoom at ttuart.slideroom.com by March 28, 2014. There is a $10 SlideRoom submission fee. Selected artists will be announced in late April 2014.
All entries are accepted through SlideRoom at ttuart.slideroom.com
Include the following items:
- 20 images
- 1500 pixels in the longer dimension at 72 dpi
- Image files (uploaded as .jpg)
- Artwork Checklist: Title, year, media, dimensions (uploaded as .pdf)
- (ex. Title, 2013, gelatin silver print, 20 x 20 inches)
- Artist’s Statement (uploaded as .pdf)
- CV (uploaded as .pdf)
All materials will be digitally archived through the 2014 – 2015 academic year if selected for exhibition or discarded if not selected. Submit all materials to ttuart.slideroom.com on or before 11:59 PM (Central Time) March 28, 2014.
Victoria Marie Bee
Director, SRO Photo Gallery firstname.lastname@example.org
“Drape 1″ from Drape series.
Sarah Jamison, former exhibits director of the SRO Photo Gallery, recently interviewed photographer/artist Eva Stenram for In The In-Between journal of digital imaging artists. To read the interview, click here.
Ben Alper, from “Background Noise” series, 2011
Former SRO Photo Gallery exhibits director, Zach Nader, has posted an interview he conducted with photographer Ben Alper on Shane Lavalette’s Blog. Click here to read the interview.