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   We’re now accepting applications for the eighth annual SlowE Pop Up Tour!  Held in conjunction with our annual show, five sites around the Courthouse Square in Zebulon will feature individual or group shows—all shown in nontraditional spaces. The application fee is $30.00. 

Jerry Atnip returns as our 2023 Pop Up Tour. Jerry has a 46-year career as a commercial and fine art photographer. He began as Partner and Creative Director of an ad agency in Nashville as well as Director of it’s photography department. His images have been published in 40 countries, and since 2003, he’s held over 75 exhibitions and been presented with over 90 awards. He is also a teacher, workshop director, curator, juror and frequent lecturer. He is on the boards of several Arts &Photography organizations, including Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival and Slow Exposures photo festival.

His work has been collected by museums, corporate and private collectors and he is an Exhibiting Member of The National Arts Club in New York. Those who have curated his work include Carol McCusker, Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA; Hossein Farmani, Founder of the Lucie Awards; Cig Harvey, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; Mac Holbert, co-founder of Nash Editions; Eli Reed, Magnum photographer; Julian Cox, Curator of deYoung Museum in San Francisco; Peter MacGill, President of Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York; Joyce Tenneson, photographer and Jane Jackson, Curator of the Sir Elton John Photography Collection.

As in the “Big Show” we’d like to see your work on the rural American South…work that references the southern experience, culture, spaces and places, or its magnificent landscapes. Deadline is June 25, 2023, at midnight! And, we’ll announce Jerry’s selections as soon as possible!

     The Pop Up Tour will be the signature event on Saturday when visitors will stroll around the Courthouse Square and visit each show. We’ve created a unique stamp for each show and visitors will earn complementary tickets for our Pop Up Print Raffle that’s held during the Saturday Dinner. We ask that each juried-in participant donate a matted print for this raffle. If you are chosen, we’ll cover all signage, advertising, printing, and rent on the spaces. SlowExposures will provide five spaces which will be chosen in consultation with Jerry.

If you are selected:
++ You must set up your show by noon Friday, September 15th and keep it open through 3:00 Sunday, September 17th
++ We have a fantastic crew of helpers for this event; however, lighting and free-standing display furniture is up to you. (We will send photos and room layouts to all juried-in participants when you receive your assigned space).
++ We encourage you to be creative as far as marketing ideas and take-aways for your visitors.
++ Maps and signage will be provided by  SlowExposures.