Here are the specs for your submission to Pixels At An Exhibition™ (and a whole lot of blathering. I’m sorry, I can’t help it.):
- You must be the creator and owner of the image copyrights. If you want to watermark your submission, fine, please do so tastefully, and if you are selected for a gallery show, we will ask for one without a watermark for printing.
- Format: Any standard format, size-wise, jpeg off the iPhone is fine: rectangle or square. We have been getting some .png submissions: these are not acceptable. If you have pulled the pictures off the iPhone into iPhoto, fine, just do not modify them on the computer.
- Images must have been taken with iOS devices ONLY. No exporting to Photoshop on the computer for levels adjusting, for example. To clarify: using any application on the iOS device itself to modify, enhance, manipulate the image IS permitted; exporting the image to a computer for the same is not permitted. Please specify if you are using an iPad in the title of the piece.
- If we discover you have submitted a photo that does not adhere to our guidelines, ALL of your photos will be removed from the site.
- Submit as many pictures as you want. Please use the PixelEx app, if possible. Please do not send in five versions of the same image: we have to go through every picture. Edit yourself, send your best!
- For submissions, please use the PixelEx app to upload images directly to the site. I know it has some bad reviews, but that is because the site was broken due to attacks, not the app itself – let’s face it: it must be working okay if we’ve had ninety-thousand+ images come in. Please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org before emailing pictures. I do not have time to manually post images, but I will in extenuating circumstances.
- We will be streamlining submissions for registered and approved artists with the next iteration of the site and PixelEx.
(Please note: we at pixelsatanexhibition.com get no money from PixelEx: it all goes to the developer!)
- We strongly suggest that, if you must use really trendy apps, use them sparingly. Remember gated reverb on drums from the eighties.
Also, please do not send four versions of the same shot, with slightly different filtering! Send your favorite.
Self-portraits in the mirror are usually rejected, unless there is something remarkable about them, like you are a naked beautiful woman. Pictures of your shadow on the ground or a wall, ditto, 99% of the time.
- Lastly, I reserve the right to REMOVE UGLY FRAMES that are ruining otherwise beautiful pictures. For three years, I have written to people first before doing this, but I don’t have time anymore. Consider this akin to an editor taking your beautiful prose and polishing it like a diamond. I have written about this several times on the site.
And here are the contractual issues surrounding your submissions:
- You will retain copyright of all images, but you are permitting us to display images on this website, print out and display images in the gallery and, if selected, to be included in a book or magazine of images produced by pixelsatanexhibition.com for no extra fees or royalties. We may also use images for promotional purposes.
- If we sell prints of your image at a gallery, which we have printed out, we will split the purchase price with you, fifty-fifty after print/frame cost and commissions.
- We will be selling prints off the site at some point. We will be asking you to enter into a mutually beneficial agreement at some point. Stay tuned.
- If we are able to license an image of yours to a third party, we will split the fee and/or royalties with you. We will collect and disburse the funds. Obviously, this will not happen without consultation with you and a written agreement.
- Any disputes over images will result in your image(s) being removed immediately from the website and the gallery. You may, at any time, ask us to remove, for any reason, images from website or the gallery. If your image has been chosen for the gallery show and inclusion in a book, you have up until the time we create the book to ask it be removed. If we have created and submitted the book, too late! Frankly, we can’t see why anyone would want to do this, but artists can get funny sometimes.
- Regarding Gallery Shows and Exhibits: The days are long passed where we can absorb the costs of mounting shows. While artists have been covering the costs of their prints for some time, I have yet to stipulate adjustments to costs, i.e., shipping and handling. This will change in the future. For example, for the last show we did at the Torpedo Gallery, my out-of-pocket shipping expenses were close to $200 and I have had no way to recoup it. In the future, I reserve the right to assess a surcharge on all participating artists for such unavoidable costs. Please remember that I handle all the arrangements, printing, shipping, PR, everything involved in these shows as together we push iphonic art into the public recognition at no cost to anybody. I simply cannot go out of pocket for shows any longer. If an artist takes issue with this, please do not submit works for consideration in future exhibits.
Upon registering and submitting your photos you, using the same email address, are declaring that your submissions meet our guidelines and you are agreeing to out terms.