Philosopher Isaiah Berlin once proclaimed that “to understand is to perceive patterns”.

The G2 Gallery Call for Submissions: Designed Environment

He reminds us that to “understand” means to figure out (or see) how things fit together. We extract meaning from chaos by identifying patterns. We look to find what famed prognosticator Nate Silver calls, “the signal in the noise.”

It has always been human nature to perceive and assign meaning to patterns in our environment. This is called apophenia – the tendency to perceive a connection or meaningful pattern between unrelated or random things.

The G2 Gallery Call for Submissions: Designed Environment is a call for photography that captures patterns in nature; whether architectural forms, geometric sequences, or symmetrical arrangements. Subjects may range from a rock formation with an undulating shape resembling a famous building, to a plant revealing the Fibonacci sequence.

This exhibit promises to uncover order from apparent chaos, truth and beauty from seeming disarray.

Photographers of all experience levels are welcome to submit their images. The exhibit will run from October 12 – December 23, 2017 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Please apply through the online Jury Application, filling it out in full. Submit up to 10 images as 4×6 at 300 dpi with your name and title of the images in the file name (i.e. JohnDoe_Title.jpg). Please send questions to

Final selections will be announced on September 8, 2017.

Deadline to submit: August 14, 2017


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