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The Artist’s Lens 2023: Manifesting the Hidden

The Alberta Society of Artists invites all Alberta artists (must be 18 years or older) to submit to the upcoming exhibition, The Artist’s Lens 2023: Manifesting the Hidden, displayed in the ASA Lower Gallery in Calgary, coinciding with the 2023 Exposure Photography Festival. The Artist’s Lens is our annual open photography show, January 5 – February 25, 2023.

Deadline for Submissions is Monday, November 14, 2022.

Artists are asked to explore ideas of the hidden and intangible. This idea is open to interpretation and can be expressed in different photographic-related mediums. Work could encompass the atmospheric, ‘other worldly’, mysticism, romanticism, mystery, nostalgia, horror, the macabre, apocalyptic, alien, and pinhole photography aesthetic. Works can focus on but is not limited to the idea of the bedroom, the ocean, space, dreams, the subconscious and the surreal. The artist’s statement will be crucial to the understanding of the artwork’s intent in this exhibition call.

All submissions must have a photographic element or connection to photography as this exhibition will be participating in the Exposure Photography Festival. Mixed media collage, digital prints, photomanipulation, etc. are allowed. Framed artwork must not be larger than 36” in any direction nor smaller than 12” in any direction.

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For questions on accepted media, please contact or call the gallery at 403.265.0012.

The Alberta Society of Artists is the oldest society of juried professional artists in the province, providing art education and exhibitions in public venues since 1931. The Society’s goal is to increase public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in Alberta.

Artist Lens 2023: Manifesting The Hidden