The Pratt Museum and Park is hosting an exhibit in partnership with the World Arts Festival in Homer, AK. The exhibit is opening September 2 at our First Friday in the downstairs gallery.
Are you a photographer who would like to share a special moment where you were connected to another?
Artists may submit 1 or 2 photographs that fits the theme of Universal Connections:
Throughout our lives, we get caught in a whirlwind of concerns, thoughts, and anxieties only to briefly pierce the interpersonal veil and see ourselves in the eyes of others. These insights can define our lives by how we sense interconnectivity with all people and each person’s unique experiences of life.
“Universal Connections: Experiences Bringing Us Together” is a collaborative photo exhibit of moments where we see ourselves in each other, a shared encounter of being human.
Here are two example of what a submission may look like:
To have Tea is To Share Tea – Jeffrey Eide, Sri Lanka 2009
Saman spotted me in the market in Haputale, Sri Lanka. Labeling me as a friend and insisting I join him for a cup of tea. “To have tea is to share tea” It was more than a catchy slogan, Saman lived this value. His eyes blinked slowly like a comfortable cat and his voice calm with wisdom. I felt a profound sense of connection to someone who I would never see again. He sometimes speaks to me in dreams. This is the effect we have on each other, his presence has reminded me.
A Mother’s Gratitude – Jeffrey Eid Sri Lanka 2009
“What is your mother’s name?” My local friend had informed me she asked. We met at the store while I was trying out local snacks. Her name eludes me today. With a series of brief exchanges, I asked her about her children, and could see a sense of disconnection, of loss. When I asked her if I could take her picture, she agreed, on condition that I sent it to my mother and expressed my love.
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY AUGUST 15, 2022
If you would like to collaboratively participate in Universal Connections, reach out to Sarah Borgen at: email@example.com
Artist Expectations by August 15:
- Photography gallery-ready, meaning printed with hanging hardware (and framed if applicable)
- We can arrange times for art drop off or pick up.
- If your photography is huge, please let me know ahead of time, to make sure we have the space for it.
- Name (as you want it displayed in the exhibit)
- Where and when the photo was taken
- Artist Statement or Story: 100 words or less that give you space to tell the story of the photograph, what you learned from this experience, or a favorite quote that connects the photo to the theme.
- If applicable, artist website/contact information
- Art is not for sale.
- If you have financial (or other) barriers to participation, I welcome open communication and we will find a solution together.
- What is the best way to communicate with you? Email, Text, Phone? This information wont be used for anything other than my communication with you.
- Anything else I need to know?