February 11, 2019

Rarefied Light 2019

The juror for 2019, Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher and photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects. Bob is a Tow Professor for visual journalism at the new City University of NY Graduate School of Journalism.

Bob has also directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Al Jazeera America Online, Yahoo News, AudubonScience, Apple, the Asia Society, Starbucks, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundation, among other international clients. He has worked as a staff producer and editor at MediaStorm, where his projects were nominated for three national news Emmys and won numerous awards including an Alfred I. duPont- Columbia Award.

-image by Bob Sacha

The call for entries opens March 15th and closes May 5th at 6:59pm AKST

Along with your Rarefied entry, you can also renew your APC Membership through the site as part of your submission this year, by selecting the optional Membership Renewal option with your submission.

PLEASE NOTE: when you submit your completed entry on CaFE images can NOT be added.

The Fine Print

The competition is open to all photographers residing in Alaska. All photographically derived works are eligible, either two dimensional prints or three dimensional objects and sculpture incorporating a photographic process. Only original works not previously exhibited or scheduled for exhibition in a statewide juried exhibition in Alaska are eligible for submission. Recent work preferred.

Digital Submissions & Judging
Rarefied Light judging is completed in a two-step process by our juror with an initial judging from all digital entries, then a final judging of selected exhibition-ready artwork in Anchorage.
All entries must be submitted as digital files for initial judging. Artists with selected work from the initial judging will be notified and will need to submit exhibition-ready art for final judging.

APC Members: first entry $15, $5 per each additional entry.
Non-Members: first entry $30, $10 each additional entry.
There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted.

APC Members who have active memberships or renew using CallForEntry, are eligible to use coupon code: APCMEMBER to receive your discount on submission rates

NOTE: You must apply the coupon to EACH image submitted for the discount to be applied fully – and use the recalculate button to adjust your total!

APC Membership (optional):
$25 for one-year membership
$15 for students or senior citizens (65 and older) use code: MEMBERDISCOUNT at submission

There will be a Best of Show selection with a $300 Award provided by APC. Additionally, the juror will select Honorable Mention Awards of $100.

Final submission – Exhibition-ready artwork
Artwork that is selected from the digital submissions for the final judging in Anchorage must be exhibition-ready by June 29th, 2019
Exhibition ready requires:

  • No watermarks or logos on the printed images
  • Two dimensional art should be framed and matted with white or natural white museum board and in a simple, neutral-colored metal or wood frame with an exception for images printed directly on 3D objects.
  • Metal and Canvas prints must be framed for protection
  • Plexiglass must be used for framed artwork 20” or longer on any side
  • Frame size is limited to 30″ on the longest side
  • 3 Dimensional art work may not be able to travel with the show due to the fragile nature of the pieces and gallery display limitations

APC reserves the right to exclude submitted artwork that does not meet the above criteria.

Rarefied Light has exhibitions in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Kenai. Selected art is scheduled to be returned to the artist in the spring 2020 and cannot be withdrawn prior to the end of the tour.
Any pieces with fragile components may not be eligible for traveling with the show.

APC will not be liable for artwork that is damaged during shipping/display. Metal and Canvas works should be packaged in individual sturdy, reusable boxes suitable for shipping. This includes acceptable packing materials to protect the surface of the work. (No packing peanuts or loose fill materials)

Conditions and Sales
Sales will be encouraged. Each venue takes their standard gallery commission. Images may be used by APC for purposes of documentation, promotion, in publicity, APC publications and exhibitions.
All copyrights remain with the photographers.