Portrait Salon call for submissions…
Portrait Salon is a form of Salon des Refusés – an exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show – which has a long tradition as a fringe way of showcasing artists’ work that may otherwise go unseen. Devised by Carole Evans and James O Jenkins, Portrait Salon aims to show the best of the unselected entries from the annual National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize. We figure that, out of the 6000+ rejected entries, there are excellent portraits which deserve to be seen.
Portrait Salon are currently seeking submissions of rejected entries from the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013. The judges are Harry Hardie, Abbie Trayler-Smith and Jim Stephenson.
Deadline: 21 September 2013
This year Portrait Salon is showing the work slightly differently; they will be occupying Four Corners for a week, from 12 – 16 November. They will still show selected images as a projection and publish them in the newspaper, which will launch on 12 November, but will also be considering ways of showing all the images they receive. There will be a panel discussion and a portfolio day, in order to really open up debate.