Sunday, August 24, 2008

Call for Artists: At The Cellular Level

Call for Artists: At The Cellular Level
A cell phone photography exhibit

Independent curator Daiv Whaley and Brandt Gallery of the Tremont District in Cleveland, Ohio announce an open call for submissions of cell phone photographs for the first At The Cellular Level – Cell Phone Photography as Art. The exhibit, which will open in November 2008, will feature cell phone photography from professional and amateur artists from around the world and promises to be a stimulating visual dialogue on the use of convenience technology in the twenty-first century.

“Considering that not so long ago photography wasn’t viewed as a fine art, I wanted to up the ante and really challenge the professional photography crowd to work in this more limiting medium of cell phone photography and see what kind of amazing images they can come up with,” explains Whaley, himself a Polaroid photo enthusiast. “Also, where once upon a time only photographers were lugging around camera equipment, today the majority of people carry small phones that can capture images that often find their way into news stories online and even on television. I personally have not heard of an exhibit with this theme before, and I’m excited to see the kind of work “amateurs” are making on a daily basis. This is going to be fun!”

At The Cellular Level opens at the Brandt Gallery in November of 2008. The longest-running gallery in the Tremont district, the space has a history of maverick and unconventional shows and is the originator of the Tremont ArtWalk that has revitalized the once-declining neighborhood. Whaley, himself an exhibiting visual artist, has previously curated exhibits on propaganda, lightworks, and large-scale paintings.

To submit cell phone photographs for consideration for At The Cellular Level, please send up to 4 images saved as jpgs or gifs to Please include artist’s name, title of each image, and city and country of residence with your submission. Please refrain from computer manipulation of the images, and send all images at the size they were created using the cell phone.

Artists will be notified upon acceptance in the exhibit.
Deadline for submissions is October 25, 2008.