This exhibit will consist of a variety of forms of art that are prominent in any city. For decades, photographers roam around cities in search of unique visual captures within the world’s cities, both large and small. Consider unique buildings, beautiful landmarks, famous bridges, everyday street life, the city lights at night, cool graffiti, or the hustle and bustle that makes an image come to life. This is the ART OF THE CITY.
Cities are artistic, creative, and historic. It is where the cultural treasures of our great museums reside and where high fashion struts along the concrete boulevards. In the end, viewers will come away with a better understanding of the way art has shaped (and is still shaping) the cities of the world.
Mike McLaughlin is a photographer specializing in architecture and landscapes. He has a background in quantitative analysis which informs his rigorous approach to composition and manifests itself in his technical precision and ordered style. Being based both on Long Island and in New York City he has the opportunity to interpret this clarity of form in rural as well as urban settings. His advanced post-processing skills enable both a more idealized view of the world depicted in his photography as well as enhanced and sometimes purely imagined interpretations of the subject. In a 2018 profile, Hamptons Art Hub aptly summed up his work as “distinguished by minimalism and simplicity paired with crisp focus, clean lines, and absence of extraneous detail”.
Initially self-taught he developed his skills through coursework at the International Center of Photography in New York City. He has exhibited in solo and group shows across Long Island and in Manhattan.
The Southampton Cultural Center
25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Southampton Cultural Center (SCC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, combines art, education, dance, music, and theatre to engage and nourish the entire community with the arts. Established in 1985, SCC serves all East End residents and visitors by providing a variety of programming including classes, art exhibitions, and live performances for children and adults at affordable prices. A bequest by the late Willard Levitas and his wife Aura allowed a renovation and expansion that led to the 2006 opening of SCC’s lauded performance space the Levitas Center for the Arts.
Media – Photography
Total Entry Images – Maximum: 5
Total Exhibit Images – Maximum: 3
Please submit up to 5 low-resolution (72 dpi) digital files for
consideration in this exhibit with the longest side being 1920 pixels.
No watermarks, please. The .jpg filename should match the image title.
Digital submission deadline: February 6th, 2022
Notification of accepted works: February 11th, 2022
Art drop-off due to Southampton Cultural Center: March 5th, 2022 / 1pm – 2 pm
Art pick-up from Southampton Cultural Center: April 8th, 2022 / 10am -1pm
On display: March 6th, 2022 – April 7th, 2022
Artist reception & awards presentation: Saturday, March 26th, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Accepted entries will be notified by email by the end of the day, February 11th, 2022. If you do not receive a notification on this date, please contact the Gallery: firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-600-5474. Awards will be presented at the artists’ reception.
First Place: $125.
Second place: $75.
Third place: $50.