CALL FOR ENTRIES BEGINS FOR ‘THE FENCE SARASOTA 2019’

CALL FOR ENTRIES BEGINS JAN. 14 FOR ‘THE FENCE SARASOTA 2019’
AND THE ‘GULF COAST REGIONAL SHOWCASE’ AT NATHAN BENDERSON PARK

SARASOTA, Florida: The largest public photo exhibition in North America will return to Sarasota Fall of 2019, but with a twist — a showcase for regional photographers.

The Gulf Coast Photographers Showcase will be added to The Fence Sarasota 2019, which will include photographers from Tampa Bay to Naples.

Submissions for both the main and regional exhibits may be entered from Jan. 14 through March 4 at fence. photoville.com. An early-bird $35 special runs for 3 weeks. The jury process goes from March 25-April 22.

“The Fence” is a large-scale traveling exhibition that draws more than 8 million visitors each year through open-air exhibitions in 9 hosting cities;  Boston, Atlanta, Denver, Brooklyn, Calgary, Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles and Sarasota.

“The Fence” provides what organizers call “unprecedented exposure and career opportunities to participating photographers,” while providing free access to powerful photographic narratives for a wide, diverse audience. Participating artists’ work spans the categories of creatures, home, people, streets, nature, food and play. Each photo series is comprised of as many as five images that share a thematic connection or tell a story.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work for consideration by the jury of photography professionals from around the globe. The submitted work should fit one or more of seven thematic categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food.

United Photo Industries, which organizes the jury and “The Fence,” is an 8-year-old New York-based nonprofit that works to promote a wider understanding of, and increased access to, the art of photography. The Fence was conceived and produced by United Photo Industries and was developed in partnership with Photo District News in 2011. It was presented for the first time in 2012 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and has since grown and flourished through a series of strategic partnerships with like-minded cultural organizations across the United States.