a Body of Work

Theme: The 21st Century Nude in Photography

re:nude sources the twenty-first century human body. A body in question, in transition, peril. A body affected by societal de/re-construction via advertising (subliminal, false and otherwise), economic decline and the vestiges (and restraints) of self worth. This exploration of face value is splintered by reference, scrutiny, wonderment and varying abilities.

re:nude takes a second look at what lies beyond the evocatively thin surface.

Juror: TJ Norris

Norris is a critically lauded multidisciplinary artist, independent curator and writer living in the Northwest. In the past Norris has curated original exhibitions for: the Smithsonian, SUNY/Binghamton Art Museum, Boise State Visual Arts Center, Tufts University/Aidekman Arts Center, Linfield College Art Gallery, Milepost 5 and many others. He has also sat on the Board for the Beaverton Art Commission and Newspace Center for Photography where he was at the helm of their 2008 Annual Juried Exhibition. His own work has been shown internationally and is included in several public and private collections. He studied with internationally lauded photographers Abelardo Morell and Laura McPhee. Norris has participated as a reviewer for Photolucida's Critical Mass and Portfolio Reviews. Over the years he has written for ARTnews, MIT Press/Leonardo Magazine, Resident Advisor,, Grooves Magazine, Paris Transatlantic, Signal to Noise and many others. Currently Norris is at work on a new series 'No Sign' which he hopes to tour and publish in the near future.

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Deadline to submit: October 2, 2011.


Exhibition Dates:  November 1-22, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday November 4, 5-8:30 pm

Rules/Guidelines: Black Box will provide all framing, matting and printing for our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff file for our gallery to print for the exhibition. Black Box covers all printing and framing costs. Other arrangements can be accomodated, if artist wants to send in a print.

Each exhibition will have 20 photographers included by the juror.

We have 18” x 24” black frames. Our white mats are pre cut for 12” x 18”, 12” x 12” and 12” x 16” prints (we also have a few other odd sized matts). We print on an Epson Stylus Pro archival ink jet printer, on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment.

All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer, unless the photographer makes other arrangements. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will return ship the exhibiton print to artist if preferred.

Black Box Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales, 50% goes to the photographer. If artist prefers the print does not have to be for sale.

Entry Fee: $35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos). Use Pay Pal or send check to:
Black Box Gallery, 811 East Burnside St. Suite 212, Portland Oregon 97214.

How to apply: Send in the entry fee and then send an email to:

Title the email: Re:Nude

In the body of the email please include the following info:

Your Name
Exhibition Name
Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name
Attach up to 5 photos, as instructed below

File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 2MB or less each (saved).
Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, firstname_lastname3.jpg, etc…

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.

Copyright: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.