A 2nd Cup Coffee Shop, a Foto Fest participating space, presents Brighter Through the Flames, a juried open exhibition. Benefiting A 2nd Cup’s culinary training program for human trafficking survivors.
Brighter Through the Flames is a photography exhibit shedding light on human trafficking and helping to support survivors. While not everyone can relate directly to the trauma and challenges of surviving human trafficking, most of us can relate on some level to overcoming adversity and trauma, while emerging stronger on the other side. Much like A 2nd Cup’s logo – the phoenix rising from the ashes. So we want to see your take on how we are Brighter Through the Flames.
Submissions Due – February 18th
Notification Begins – February 24th
Drop-off / Mailing deadline March 12th, 7am-10pm
Opening – March 15th
Reception 6pm-8pm – March 24th
Eric Hartley, Photographer & Curator. Always involved with art, Eric got hooked on photography in high school, and continued to study and hone his skills while studying architecture at University. He was invited to participate in his first FotoFest in 2004 and has been participating ever since. Shortly after in 2004 he began curating show at Xnihilo Gallery, where at various times has served as Curator, Director, and on the Gallery’s board of directors through 2010. Since them he has volunteered curating shows for several non-profits through out the Houston area, including shows that were part of the last 6 FotoFests.
Entry Fee: $35 – for up to 3 images
Sales: All prices shall include a 40% commission for A 2nd Cup.
Awards for First, Second & Third Places.
All art work must contain the artist’s original photography in some form or fashion, which could include collage, image transfer, digital manipulation, etc. NO, video may be submitted. A diptych or triptych is considered a single work. Works must be suitably framed or edge-finished, with a hanging wire on the back. Framed works should use plexiglass (NO glass in frames) and cannot exceed 8 pounds or be larger than 48” including frame. No nudity or graphic violence will be accepted. All mailed work must include a return shipping label.
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