Deadline: October 6
Yeiser Art Center
Juror: Doug Beasley, SHOTS publisher
A portrait sounds like a relatively straightforward thing — a picture of someone — but across time it has proven to be much more elusive. For any rule you might devise to define a portrait, there is always a bona fide portrait that defies that rule. At a certain point, portraiture seems to be less of a genre than a blurry constellation of suggested guidelines, or even just something you have to see to recognize. That's when it's time to stop theorizing and start looking for the best in contemporary portraiture.
Fees: $35 up to 5 images, $6 each additional image up to 10.