by Tara Morgan
Are you an amateur photog looking for some exposure? The Alexa Rose Gallery—a cooperative art gallery space located next to Superb Sushi in the Idaho Building—is turning its focus to the art of photography.
Gallery curators recently put out a call to artists asking for submissions of up to 10 photos per person for inclusion in an art show opening Thursday, May 6. Everyone from Polaroid-wielding amateurs to professional shooters cannon submit their creations to be a part of the exhibit. The gallery is aiming for 1,000 photos on any topic imaginable, including “pets, children, people, places, things, scenes, landscapes, art, food, your choice.” After obtaining the submissions, exhibit curators will then creatively display all of the photos in flashy patterns, including mosaics, themed rooms or spelled out words.
But it doesn’t f-stop there, each of the submissions will be priced from $1-$25 a pop, with 30 percent of the sale going toward the gallery maintenance fund and the rest going to the photographer. The Alexa Rose Gallery is encouraging photographers to donate their 70 percent to a charity of their choosing.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 22 at 5 p.m. and organizers ask that all photos be placed in an envelope large enough to protect them and then slipped through the mail slot on the Alexa Rose Gallery door at 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118. If your photos can’t fit through the mail slot, you can call 208-761-9678 to arrange a special delivery.