The PopUp Tour is one of the premier events during SlowExposures weekend in Pike County, Georgia. Five shows–solo or group–will be staged in nontraditional venues in-and-around the Courthouse Square in Zebulon. Show-goers will collect a unique stamp in their PopUp Passport at each show to exchange for tickets to participate in our PopUp Raffle at the Saturday Supper.

We are pleased to welcome the return of Nashville’s Jerry Atnip as our 2024 PopUp Juror. He is celebrated for his photography, his enthusiastic support for up-and-coming and established photographers, and his long-time support for SlowExposures.
The PopUp Tour will be open for visitors from Friday to Sunday afternoon (September 20-22). It’s the signature Saturday afternoon event, culminating in the PopUp Raffle at the Saturday Night Supper that evening.
Think outside the box–many successful shows can be mounted without expensive, fancy trappings–it’s up to you to make your show memorable. We encourage sales–and, we’re waiving our SlowE commission. Each participant will be asked to donate a print of their choice for the PopUp Raffle to support the event.

2024 PopUp Tour Call For Entries

We’re now accepting applications for the ninth annual SlowE PopUp 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.

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 23rd at midnight! And, we’ll announce Jerry’s selections as soon as possible!

The PopUp 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 PopUp 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 20th and keep it open through 3:00 Sunday, September 22nd. 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.

If you decide to apply, we’ll need the following as a part of your application:
–Images that you upload that will describe your show and be used for publicity and in our Catalog.
–If you have a website, please provide that in the “Short Answer” box so we can put it in the Catalog.
–The entry fee is $30.00.