exhibit, inspired partly by fellow Nocturne (and
co-founder of The Nocturnes Workshop series in San Francisco)
Lance Keimig's recent presentation at
Expo in New York City this past Halloween.
For this "illuminating" seminar, there was quite a gathering of Nocturnes
presenting - Jeff Brouws, Lance, Arlene Collins,and Moderator Jill Waterman.
Seems to be a lot of interest in the nocturne in "the city that never sleeps,"
no? People following in the steps of 'Night Light" pioneers like Alfred
Steiglitz, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward Steichen, and Karl Struss. Also, with
the success of our recent "California Nocturne" online exhibit, we
felt it only fair to give equal time to those Nocturnes (and we know you're
out there!) on the East Coast.
the Juror's book Frontier New York, Copyright
I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it -
New York, New York
"These vagabond shoes,
Are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it -
New York, New York
"I want to wake up in a city,
That doesn't sleep
And find I'm king of the hill - top of the heap
"These little town blues,
Are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it -
In old New York
If I can make it there,
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you - New York, New York"
York, New York
as sung by Frank Sinatra
So now, do you "want
to be a part of it - in old New York?" Trouble fitting in? For some history,
maybe have a look at the recent text, City Lights: Illuminating the American
Night by John A. Jakle (The John Hopkins Univeristy Press), from the "Landscapes
of the Night" series.
In his book, you will find an exhaustive study of just how various forms of
lighting (from gas to sodium vapor, etc.) helped describe the nocturnal landscape
for us all. Also, Chapter Ten deals exclusively with The Great White Way and
Electric Sign Art. " . . . and the lam lies down on Broadway!" For
further inspiration, have a look at any of the nocturnal works by Stieglitz,
or Steichen - note how they documented the changing skyline of the New York
City of their day - for them the Flatiron Building was the icon that said
"NEW YORK" - like the Twin Towers were for many of us until recently.
As always, take a look at the online
exhibit area of The Nocturnes Web site - for example, one of our recent offerings,
- for an idea of what we might be looking for. As in the California
show, a winning entry might not even
be taken in New York - it just has to embody the IDEA of New York.
This Exhibit runs from March 10 through May 30, 2004. Accepted work will then
reside in a developing archive of nocturnal imagery on The Nocturnes Web site
after the exhibition, NEW
closes - available to Night Photographers and those interested in Night Photography,
Two (2) Awards will be awarded at the discretion of the Awards Juror, noted
New York Photographer Jan Staller - http://www.janstaller.net/photography.html
- a Best of Show and an Honorable Mention (Prize Money to be announced).
This final jurying will be done from a preliminary selection of works by members
of The Nocturnes.
We require submission of 72-100 dpi jpeg files named appropriately (in true
DOS fashion) for the Web: i.e. 8 letters-dot-3 letter extension - (e.g.- niteshot.jpg);
all lowercase letters, please. As 72-100 dpi jpegs, the scan size to be no
greater than 420 pixels (size them in pixels from within Photoshop, etc.)
in any one dimension - so, preferably, those square medium format images will
be 340x340 pixels; and 35mm should be approximately 280x420 pixels. Preferably
optimized for the Web, the files should be small enough to fit on a floppy
- so they can be sent via snail mail (use lots of protective cardboard for
shipping disk). Another, and perhaps better, alternative is to have the images
already on a personal page, etc. and send us the URL and we can 'retrieve'
the images that you specify on your mail-in entry form. As you might have
guessed, we are trying to avoid a flood of emails and haphazard, ineffective
attachments being sent to the site.
For this exhibition, there is no limit to the number of pieces submitted per
artist. Entry Fee: $25 for up to 3 entries; each additional entry is $5. Postmarked
dates for entries are NOT acceptable for this competition - we will need to
RECEIVE your 'hard copy' of entry form and fee by February 29, 2004!
Please NOTE: Entries from outside the
U.S. should be sent well in advance of the February 29, 2004 deadline,
as international mail deliveries are often delayed up to a week or two.
Sales will be encouraged - No Commission taken - and direct links to artist
sites or emails will be provided. Artwork remains Copyright of the participating
artists. Pages on the Web site are Copyright, The Nocturnes, and Pacific Media
Arts. The exhibit, NEW
is Copyright Pacific Media Arts and The Nocturnes Web site.
Please print all pages of this form, fill them out completely (keeping
a copy for your records)
and mail (in a New York minute!) with appropriate fee (to be RECEIVED by February
29, 2004 - Yikes! It's a leap year) to:
Pacific Media Arts
PO Box 590161
San Francisco, CA 94159
"They are driven by a strange desire
Unseen by the human eye." (The Carnival is Over, by Dead Can Dance)
For additional information visit The Nocturnes Web site
or email us at email@example.com
ENTRY FORM (print, fill out and forward
with entry fee to Pacific Media Arts)
URL: (where artwork is to be found)
File #1- Name: (e.g.- niteshot.jpg)
File #1 - Title of artwork/Year created:
File #1 - Photo Medium/Print Dimensions/Price:
File #2 - Name:
File #2 - Title of artwork:
File #2 - Photo Medium/Print Dimensions/Price:
File #3 - Name:
File #3 - Title of artwork:
File #3 - Photo Medium/Print Dimensions/Price:
Include nonrefundable Entry Fee:
$25 (USDollars) for up to 3 entries/$5 each additional entry
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Photographic Experience / Interest
in Night Photography:
How did you learn about this
online exhibition? Previous show?
Specify by name if Craigslist.org, Artist Resource Web site,
Artweek or other publication, The Nocturnes Web site, a poster in
retail outlet, or other. When did you first discover The Nocturnes?
Would you be interested if this (or
another) show were presented
in a more traditional "bricks and white walls' venue (probably in
the San Francisco Bay area). Any suggestions? How about
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constitutes your agreement with the conditions set forth in this prospectus.
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