Open call for photographers! Estação, Canelas, Portugal

Exhibit your photos in an original venue in Estação in February or March 2022! Open theme.

This is an open call for photographers, who would like to participate in the physical exhibition of their works in Estação, a very special and artistically unique venue in Canelas, Portugal (15 min drive from Porto).

The Expo will start on 29/01/2022 and finish on 27/03/2022, and will consist of 4 phases of two weeks each.

About Estação

Estação is a cultural project resulting from a partnership between the Council of Canelas, Town hall of Estarreja, and the artist Mário Afonso (who published his works in BAV’s Street Photography 2021 book), with the assistance of artist Rita Castanheira. 

Estação is being explored in order to disseminate the work of national and international artists from various artistic areas, such as photography, painting, video art, music and others. Exhibitions are held every two months, offering audience free access to a wide range of cultural initiatives.

Originally, the building where Estação is situated was designed for the purpose of serving as a train station. Although it currently presents itself as a gallery, it has always maintained its original identity. This has been a point of interest for artists when conceiving site-specific projects to be exhibited in the space. 

Estação is also right next to the BioRia, the Natural Heritage of Estarreja, which has led to the organization of multiple tours to the local natural attractions. This is due to our interest in environmental issues and goal to inspire young and older audiences by experiencing the beauty of the surrounding nature.

Detailed offer of the open call:

  • 2 weeks physical exhibition in Estação
  • The Expo will last 2 months in total, and will consist of 4 phases. Each artist will exhibit for two weeks.
  • In addition, each photographer will be featured on BAV’s and Estação websites and social media.
  • Each photographer will receive two copies of a printed catalog (shipping within continental Europe included, for other locations shipping costs will be agreed individually).
  • All works will be printed and framed by BAV, no need to ship your works to Canelas.
  • Advertisement costs are already included in the participation fee.

Open call conditions and fees:

  • Due date to send your entry – December the 5th, 2021,
  • 20 artists will be selected, open theme,
  • each artist may expose 3 to 6 works, that will be printed in 50 x 70 size and framed by BAV,
  • participation costs are total of 280€ per artist, payable after the selection, latest by December the 20th, 2021.

In case of any questions please send an email to:

Check relation from our Expo held in Brussels in October, 2021 here.

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