Call For Entries: #InstantlyYoursPRC


Instantly Yours

A One of a Kind Exhibition
of Instant & Instagram Photography
January 21, 2016 - February 21, 2016
Preview/Makers Party: Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:30-8pm
Closing/Pickup Party: Thursday, February 18, 2016, 5:30-8pm
Drop off your photos during regular business hours:
Thursdays 11-8pm, and Fridays 11-4pm.


The PRC wants to SEE and SHOW your Polaroid SX-70, Type 600, or Impossible Project prints, Instagram images, AND we can even make your Instagrams into Impossible prints! This is an open call to all PRC members to show their unframed "instant" images on the walls of the PRC this winter. Help the PRC kick off its 40th anniversary celebration with a truly unique exhibition and event! Given Greater Boston's ties to Polaroid and the PRC's own legacy of Polaroid-themed work, an Instant-meets-Instagram themed offering pays homage to our history, but also looks to the future! Ring in our 40th year, acquire some affordable art, and celebrate YOU, too!

This is an OPEN call to all PRC members, current and new, to submit and show up to 4 of their own original "instant" images - per person - on the walls of the PRC. Everything will be for sale for $40 and proceeds will be split 50/50 (half will go to the artist, and half to support the programming at the PRC). The display will grow over the course of the exhibition à la YOUR WORK HERE. See all of the details and guidelines, including a required form, a template, and a new limited time $40 membership option in honor of the PRC's birthday below.

We will accept prints starting in early January, via snail mail, or physical drop off during our open hours. Prints must be the Classic SX-70 size and shape (we wish to have work in a consistent physical format and the PRC, of course, is also known for its square logo). Members may also print their own Instagram images as inkjet prints using the sized template available for download at the bottom of this page.

PROGRAMS and PARTIES: We are hosting TWO special Nights at the PRC programs based on Instant photography, both chemical (1/6) and digital (2/3) from 6:30-8pm (click for more below), with 8-9pm each Night will be set aside to make Instant Lab prints from your Instagram or web-based images. To kick off and close "Instantly Yours," there will a Preview/Makers Party on Thursday, January 21, 5:30-8pm & a Closing/Pick Up (your new art) Party on February 18, 5:30-8pm!

"Instantly Yours" is in collaboration with The Impossible Project and is dedicated to Eelco Wolf, one of the PRC's first Board Presidents, PRC Interim Director in the 1990s, and past executive at Polaroid, Agfa, and Magnum Photos. In addition to "Instantly Yours," presented in the main gallery, another exciting exhibition and unique installation debuts in the PRC's back gallery: Off the Fridge, curated by Yorgos Efthymiadis, will include new works selected from The Curated Fridge's past calls!

A FEW LOGISTICS: We will accept prints starting in early January, via drop off or snail mail, Thursdays & Fridays, at the hours noted above. Instant prints must be the Classic size, shape, and aspect ratio and we also welcome the use of outdated film or manipulation. Please read over and follow the below guidelines carefully. In addition to these options, members may also print their own images in two ways:

1.) Digitally to their own ink jet papers, so long as our Instant-inspired or a similar template is used, which can be downloaded from the link here.
2.) Attend one of our Instagram-to-Impossible making events, Nights at the PRC, or email us to create one using the Instant Lab, provided generously by The Impossible Project!

To be fair to all, we have come up with a few guidelines and rules:

You must be a current member of the PRC to participate. Join our growing community here.
You can display up to 4 instant images total (1, 2, 3, or 4) in any combination (2 Polaroid, 2 Instagram-to-Impossible, etc.), but no more than 4.
Works must be your own, or if appropriated, sufficiently altered to qualify as your own artwork.
Images should be unframed, unmounted, i.e., loose prints.
If using instant film, we encourage straight and experimental: using outdated, or manipulating in other ways within the frame so long as it adheres to the format and guidelines.
Please do not sign on the front, only the back in the large white bottom area, if you so choose. We will be taping a required form to the back to identify your prints, including title, date, website, Instagram handle, etc.
You may print your own Instagram images using inkjet using a provided template, or print it on Impossible film at the PRC or at home.
Inkjet prints MUST be sized exactly 3.5 x 4.2 inches with image area 3.1 x 3.1 inches, see the convenient template that you can download below (i.e., traditional Polaroid image area with white borders).
We will have required forms and pre-printed labels for you to fill out. Fill out 1 form per piece; if you are sharing 4 images, you'll need 4 forms. Download form here.
The PRC is not responsible for any damage to the work (or yourself).
The PRC reserves the right to refuse any image that it deems inappropriate.
All work must be for sale and at $40, with proceeds split 50/50.
Work must hang for the run of the show. You can pick up purchases during the Closing/Pick Up Party on Thursday, February 18, 5:30-8pm, or after the exhibition closes. Unsold work can either be picked up then, after the end of the exhibition, or we're also cooking up a unique idea to keep the sale going...more soon.
We are hoping to scan and share all images on our Instagram () and Twitter using the hashtag .
The PRC reserves the right to refuse any image that it deems inappropriate.
All work must be for sale and at $40, with proceeds split 50/50, with half going to the artist, half to support PRC programming.
Work must hang for the duration of the exhibition.

In collaboration with The Impossible Project
Please fill out the information and label form. Fill out 1 form per piece; if you are showing 4 images, you'll need 4 forms:

Drop Off Dates:
Drop off your photos during regular business hours, Thursdays 11-8pm, and Fridays 11-4pm. For more info email Mailed works can be sent, along with required form to the address below.

REQUIRED TEMPLATE, if printing your image/s as inkjet prints:
Please include white borders and square image area if printing your own Instagram images and download the template here.