Opportunities Abound

In case today allows for some time to submit to things, I wanted to share two calls for entry that I have the pleasure of juroring, and several other submission opportunities…..


The A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas is offering an photography competition on Imagination and I am the juror!

i-mag-i-na-tion: fabrication, fantasy, illusion, imagery, insight, inspiration, originality, thought, vision, creation, creativity, inventiveness realization.

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral”. –Antoine de Saint Exupery

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.” –Pablo Picasso

Entry Deadline:
January 9, 2012

Exhibition dates:
February 17, 2012 to April 1, 2012

Imagination feeds the need to photograph. Since I can remember, I have loved to create with my mind and my hands. This desire was instilled by a mother and grandmother who shared the same compulsion. These imaginative women taught me to dream and experiment.

“I-mag-i-na-tion” is your opportunity to imagine and create. Get outside the conventional with this one. Don’t just photograph the pear; hide it underneath a cloth napkin and see what happens.

Forty-five images will be selected for exhibition and a Blurb full color catalog of the exhibit will be available for purchase. Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded for The Juror’s Award and The Director’s Award, along with a $100 prize for the Visitors’ Choice Award. There will also be five Honorable Mentions.

Creativity is encouraged.


Cell Phone Photographers submit to the iSpy: Camera Phone Photography Exhibition!

I am happy to be the juror for the upcoming iSpy: Camera Phone Photography at The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, VA.

Due Date: January 26th

Exhibition dates: March 6 – April 7th

Photography has always had a special place in art as a technology-driven medium. It has evolved from glass plates to film, to the 35mm, disposable cameras; to the digital revolution, always becoming more and more accessible. The camera-phone is the most recent incarnation of this evolution, and it has impacted photojournalism and fine art photography as much as everyday snapshots. For iSpy: Camera Phone Photography, The Kiernan Gallery seeks images taken with cell phones that span all genres of photography.

Only images taken with a cellular phone will be accepted for this exhibition. Use of apps (e.g. Hipstamatic, Instagram, Darkroom, Tiltshift, Pano, etc.) is acceptable and encouraged.

For this exhibition, juror Aline Smithson will select up to 40 images for display in the main gallery, and up to an additional 30 to be included in the online gallery. All images will be reproduced in an exhibition catalogue available for purchase. A Juror’s Choice and Director’s Choice will also be announced.

Submit here!


Educators that are members of the Society of Photographic Educators, Submit!

Call for Entry: SPE Member Show at the Rayko Photo Gallery in San Francisco.

Submissions due: January 16, 2012 11:59pm (pst)
Best of Show – 1 year membership in SPE and conference registration to SPE’s 49th national conference in San Francisco

This competition is open to artists holding current membership in Society for Photographic Education (SPE) and is organized in conjunction with SPE’s 49th national conference, Intimacy and Voyeurism: The Public/Private Divide in Photography, March 22-25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The exhibition will be on view at RayKo Photo Center during the SPE national conference and feature an opening reception open to all attendees of the event. The RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten shows annually featuring nationally recognized artists.

JUROR: Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist whose work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Eyemazing, Metropolis, The Face, I-D, and Vanity Fair. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as in many other public and private collections. He has over a dozen published books, the latest monograph being A Road Divided, released in 2010.

This is a very cool Juried competition that results in a book of Photography, Poetry and Prose….

“Fading Light” Juried Photo Competition

Open to Interpretation is now calling on photographers to submit images for consideration in a juried book competition.

Project Details
Open to Interpretation is a collaborative book project bringing together photographers, poets and writers. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word.

Book Title: Open to interpretation
Theme: Fading Light
Juror: George Slade, Principal at re: photographica
Submission Fee: $40 for 5 images, $10 each additional
Deadline for submission: March 15, 2012
Early Entry: $10 discount if submitted by January 19, 2012
Results Announced: March 30, 2012

$300 Judge’s Selection Award

George Slade has provided fine photographic artists and their audiences with insightful interpretation and curatorial expertise in exhibitions, classes, writings, lectures, and face-to-face exchanges for over 25 years. Formerly the artistic director of Minnesota Center for Photography, the director of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers Program, and recently the curator at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, George is a veteran presence at portfolio review events like Fotofest, Photolucida, Critical Mass, PhotoNOLA, and the Society for Photographic Education’s regional and national conferences. In the last three years he juried regional and national exhibitions for the Coalition of Photographic Arts (Milwaukee), New Directions 2009 at the Wallspace Gallery (Seattle), the 2011 Clarence John Laughlin Award at the New Orleans Photographic Alliance, the New England Photography Biennial at the Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA), and IRevelar at the Naomi Silva Gallery in Atlanta. George received a 2007 award from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program; his writings and reviews appear extensively in print and online; some may be found at his web site, re:photographica. He lives in Minneapolis with his partner Stephanie and their children.

Entries are submitted online at http://www.open2interpretation.com/submit_fading_light.html


F STOP Magazine


ISSUE #51: The Portrait – February/March 2012

What makes a portrait a portrait? How is it different from a snapshot, still life or a landscape? Do we learn who a person is from a portrait or do we learn more about the photographer? The portrait is the subject of issue #51.

Submit up to 12 images following the guidelines below. Images must be received by January 15.
Issue #51 will have an expected publication date of February 1, 2012. Only one submission per person for an issue.

ISSUE #52: Open Theme – April/May 2012

Issue #52 will have an open theme.

Submit up to 12 images following the guidelines below. Images must be received by March 15.
Issue #52 will have an expected publication date of April 1, 2012. Only one submission per person for an issue.