Wednesday, March 27, 2013


UnBound2!  - An Invitational & Juried Exhibition
July 5th – August 3, 2013

Candela Books + Gallery announces our second annual invitational and juried exhibition: UnBound2! The summer exhibition will feature work from a wide range of contemporary fine art photographers. An UnBound2! gala (as in galactic) event, will raise funds to purchase select works from the exhibition. Works purchased by Candela through this event will subsequently be included in the Candela Collection.

The mission of the Candela Collection is to support photographers through the purchase of original photographic work and to actively pursue opportunities to donate said works to notable permanent collections.

UnBound! generates opportunities and exposure beyond the traditional group or juried show. Our hope is that photographers will support us by their active participation just as we hope to support their work and careers in return. All accepted photographers will have their work featured at Candela Books + Gallery, a gallery space in the downtown arts district of Richmond, Virginia.

For a look at last year’s exhibition, go here: UnBound! 2012

At the close of the exhibition, on Saturday, August 3rd, Candela will host the big UnBound2! event which will include food, music, laser cake, various high-jinks and hoopla along with incredible photography. The ticket and raffle sales from this event will be used exclusively to purchase work from the exhibition for the Candela Collection.

All work for exhibition will be selected by the Candela founder, Gordon Stettinius, and Associate Director, Amy Ritchie.

Deadline for Submissions:                                                            April 1, 2013

Notification of Acceptance will go out:                                       April 24, 2013

Accepted work should arrive at Gallery no later than:               June 7, 2013

Please follow directions carefully:

– Candela Books + Gallery is looking for photographic work only.
– Only email submissions will be accepted. Though we may inquire further about the work.

Send submissions to:

– Subject Line:  UnBound2! Submission!
Include up to 3 JPG images of work (approx. 10”x10”x72dpi) in a single email.
Also include a resume and artist statement, if applicable. Inclusion of an artist statement is strictly optional.

– For each image include:


   (Full Description of Object would be excellent, i.e. sepia toned gelatin silver photograph OR archival pigment print OR unique paper photogram… etc.)

Photographer’s Name:
City, St., Zip
Email address:

– There is no entry fee. 

For all work selected for exhibition:

Accepted work should be for sale.

Candela Gallery will retain a 50% sales commission from the sale of work to any patron other than the collection itself. All funds raised from ticket and raffle sales for the UnBound2! event will be used to purchase work for the Candela Collection.

Candela reserves the right to not exhibit work that is significantly misrepresented during the submission process.

Accepted work should be presentation ready when it arrives at the gallery.

Accepted work should arrive at our gallery no later than June 7, 2013

Accepted work should include return postage. (Note: When possible please include return shipping in one of two ways: a pre-processed FedEx label that includes the requisite bar code, or a UPS shipping document.)

We will return unsold work within two weeks after the exhibition closes.

Ship work to:
Candela Books + Gallery
214 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

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