MCLA Announces Open Submissions for “Waiting” in Gallery 51

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces an open submission process to gather images for “Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show,” which will open on Thursday, May 26, and run through Saturday, June 25.

“Waiting” will include more than 1,000 photographs, which will be selected for exhibition in MCLA Gallery 51 (submitted image).

“Waiting” will include more than 1,000 photographs, which will be selected for exhibition in MCLA Gallery 51 (submitted image).

A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, “Waiting” will include more than 1,000 photographs, which will be selected for exhibition in MCLA Gallery 51.

The Gallery will collect images of times in our day when we are waiting. The show will attempt to capture the moments that pass, unseen. This project represents a form of self-assessment as we consider liminal moments in our daily lives.

This “waiting” can be for a multitude of reasons. Its duration may just seconds or minutes, or hours and even longer.

The selected images will be made into 4-inch by 4-inch prints by the Gallery, with a quarter-inch border on the top and sides, and a 1-inch border at the bottom. Images also will include a description of what the artist/photographer was waiting for, to be placed beneath each print. The Gallery will print selected works at no cost to the artist.

The deadline for submission is May 1.

Submissions are open to all, and should include six to 12 images in square format. To submit photos, go to https://mcla.submittable.com/submit/57313.

MCLA Gallery 51 is at 51 Main St. in North Adams. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

MCLA Gallery 51 is a program of MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC).

For more information about this open submission, (413) 664-8717, or go to www.mcla.edu/gallery51. For more information about the BCRC, go to www.mcla.edu/bcrc.

MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) provides opportunities, resources, and support to the Northern Berkshire Community. BCRC brings together the Northern Berkshire, MCLA and greater creative communities through its cultural programming including: MCLA Gallery 51, DownStreet Art, B-HIP, and MCLA Presents! The BCRC promotes, facilitates and encourages a dialogue to foster a sustainable creative community.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu.

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