The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Patterns and Shadows.
Deadline: 12 Nov 2017
There is a striking photograph of a camel caravan taken from above. At first glance, you see dark animals and riders in the bright sunset the color of sand. On closer inspection, you see tiny well-lit camels and riders with the strength of the image in the tall dark shadows cast in the setting sun. In the same vein, dusk casts shadows on a flight of stairs creating a canvas of black and white stripes. Just as powerful are shots where the impact of the image is derived from patterns in the composition such as the tile pattern on the Sydney Opera House and rows of theater chairs. Different images and interesting interpretations of your own shadow are welcome. Be creative. Send your best for Patterns and Shadows.
The New York Center for Photographic Art offers opportunities to the photographic community worldwide. Calls are not limited in scope but are open to all photographers. The opportunities include a New York City gallery exhibition at a well known gallery in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen in New York and $3000 in prize money to the top 10 images selected by the juror. Each juror is selected with an eye towards their backgrounds as a teacher, gallery owner, or photographer. There is an online gallery of all 47 winners and an exhibition catalog.
About The The New York Center for Photographic Art
The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) is one of the few organizations in the world which offers consistent, year round opportunities to photographers world wide. The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in a vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. NYC4PA is proud to advance the art of photography.
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Dutchess County Art Association (DCAA) announces a call for artists for Photowork 2018, an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States. It is jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field.
Deadline: 4 Dec 2017
Photowork celebrates its 31st year in 2018. Barrett Art Center is proud to welcome 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans as this year’s juror. The Photowork 2018 show embraces reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography’s role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, and chromogenic prints.
2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans is a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune. He has spent the last 15 years covering stories that have taken him from the vanishing rainforests of Madagascar to the war in Afghanistan. He has intensively documented the problem of Chicago’s gun violence over the last five years. Wambsgans studied fine art and cinema at Central Michigan University. Throughout a career of wide-ranging assignments, his editors have counted on his ability to inventively meet challenges whether aesthetic, technical, or conceptual while gracefully conveying the human experience.
Photowork 2018 Prizes
- $1,000 Juror’s Prize
- $250 Second Prize
- $125 Third Prize
Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include press releases submitted to more than 80 print and electronic media outlet in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage. Online coverage includes the weekly DCAA newsletter, Barrett Art Center website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The DCAA e-newsletter has over 2,600 subscribers. Information emphasizes action links to drive traffic to the DCAA website. Readers connect to relevant artist contact information on online galleries for each exhibition. Contact information is archived on the site for viewing after the show. The website attracts over 2,000 unique visitors each month on average.
About the Dutchess County Art Association
Exhibitions have been at the core of the DCAA mission since its inception 82 years ago. The DCAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Hudson Valley through the visual arts by fostering important and relevant visual expression. The annual schedule of exhibitions is a core component in their effort to champion artists and introduce contemporary work to the community.
DCAA’s story goes back to the 1840s, when leading professional families in Poughkeepsie built elegant town homes within walking distance of the city center, notably the Greek Revival brick townhouse at 55 Noxon Street. The Gilded Age, and another housing boom, brought Poughkeepsie banker Thomas Barrett and his wife, Kate, to the house in 1900. Their son, Thomas Weeks Barrett, Jr., was born in 1902. He attended Poughkeepsie schools discovered his love for art. After graduating from the art school of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Barrett worked in NYC as a commercial artist, creating this playing card design. It was the hard times of the Depression that made Barrett House what it is today. After the Crash of 1929, Barrett returned to his family home and set up shop on the 3rd floor.
The popular response to President Roosevelt’s unprecedented governmental support for the arts inspired Barrett to organize Dutchess County’s first art exhibition in 1934 at the Luckey Platt Department Store in Poughkeepsie. Over 2,000 visitors attended on the opening day. Buoyed by the show’s success, Barrett and his colleagues founded the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935. DCAA continues their work today. They present cutting-edge art in Barrett’s boyhood home, keeping alive the spirit of creativity in our Hudson Valley community.
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Darkroom Gallery announces a call for artists for Pathways and Passages, a challenge to entice viewers to wonder where photographers are leading.
Deadline: 12 Jul 2017
Each pictorial impression of what lies ahead will be different than any other. We all take our own path through life. This exhibition presents an opportunity to illustrate a good place to stand, walk, drive, sail, or fly.
Pathways and Passages is a juried exhibit. The juror is Stephen Perloff, noted photographer, photo writer, and publisher and editor of The Photo Review. He will select between 50 and 60 images from the total submitted for exhibition in a professional gallery setting.
Pathways and Passages Artist Benefits
- All selected entries are exhibited in a gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
- Juror’s Choice receives a 30×48″ vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, a free exhibition catalog, and a signed copy of Stephen Perloff’s book “North Dakota.”
- Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
- People’s Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
All selected exhibitors will benefit from exposure through Darkroom Gallery’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Their work will be seen by those who visit our gallery during the course of the exhibit. They will have the option of leaving their prints in an exhibit portfolio where they can be viewed by gallery visitors for an indefinite period. Darkroom Gallery continues to promote and sell our exhibitor’s photos after an exhibit closes.
Exhibitors also benefit from receiving publication credit through our elegant exhibition catalogs. Each photo exhibited has a page in the catalog along with a short description written by the photographer.
About Darkroom Gallery
Darkroom Gallery is an 1100 square foot dedicated exhibition space with professional gallery lighting. Even though the gallery is located in a suburb of Burlington, Vermont it has a big-city ambiance. With a new exhibit every month, there is always something new to look at. They keep portfolios of past exhibits available to visitors, as well as a library of past exhibition catalogs and books about photography and photographers. They host an artist’s reception for every exhibition and encouraging the public to attend.
In addition to functioning as a traditional gallery, Darkroom Gallery promotes photographic education through workshops, seminars, lectures, and demonstrations. Most events are given or facilitated by photographic educators with national or international reputations. Darkroom Gallery is affiliated with two photographic Meetup Groups with a combined membership of several hundred.
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Yeiser Art Center announces a call for artists for Art Through The Lens. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes are eligible including non-lens made images.
Deadline: 26 Aug 2017
Artists may submit unlimited photographic entries including video and moving images with multiple images and media files allowed per entry. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lens exhibition. No single work may be more than six feet in width and eight feet in height.
Art Through the Lens provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation. Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.
Art Through The Lens Cash Awards
- First Place: $1,000
- Second Place: $500
- Third Place: $250
- Regional Showcase Best of Show: $150
- Regional Showcase Honorable Mention: $100
About the Yeiser Art Center
The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. As a strong voice for the visual arts in our community, YAC continues to promote the visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques with work ranging from traditional to contemporary.
The center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks; provides a forum for artists; and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges and community organizations. Through our exhibitions and programs, YAC provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a good visual arts education in our local schools. We work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting established and emerging, regional, and national artists.
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Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 is an international award in its 10th year. It is open to all photographers and intent on discovering the best of contemporary photography.
Deadline: 26 Jun 2017
The annual prize discovers talent and celebrates the best in photography. It gives image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience for their work.
Single image categories include Life, Identity, and Border. Series categories are open/no theme.
Entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry’s most influential photography critics.
Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 Judges 2017
- Melissa DeWitt – Editor-in-Chief, HOTSHOE
- Gem Fletcher – Senior Art Director, Getty Images
- Clare Grafik – Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery
- Marloes Krijnen – Founder and Director, FOAM, Amsterdam
- Dewi Lewis – Founder, Dewi Lewis Publishing
- Fiona Rogers – Global Business Development Manager, Magnum Photos International
- Simon Roberts – Photographer
- Fiona Shields – Picture Editor, The Guardian and Head of Photography, Guardian News & Media
The award offers over £5,000 in prizes plus valuable professional support and mentoring. Sixty selected finalists will be exhibited in a leading Central London gallery.
All profit from entry fees is donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK, a charity that supports younger women affected by the disease. Currently, one third of the Lavender Trust’s annual funding comes from the Renaissance Photography Prize.
About Renaissance Photography Prize
Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer. It was founded in 2007 by Fiona Gifford following her diagnosis with breast cancer at the age of 34. Since then it has raised over £250,000 for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care.
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The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Glass 2017.
Deadline: 19 Jun 2017
Is the glass half full or half empty?
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
We work on shattering the glass ceiling.
The ice is as smooth as glass.
What is so magical about this substance, made from sand, that it comes up in so many proverbs and sayings? It is magical – the invention of glass allowed us, for the first time, to be able to observe things while having a barrier to keep us warm, safe, and dry. We can store liquids safely and know how much is left in the bottle. Glass is not only a practical solution to so many situations, but also the foundation for an entire area of art. Think of Dale Chihuly. Whether you create wonderful images about drinking glasses, eye glasses, wavy window panes, or glass beads, Murano glass, or beach glass, it all works.
Chosen artists for Glass 2017 will have a live exhibition in a New York City gallery, Jadite Gallery, in October, 2017. There will be an exhibition catalog and an online gallery on the NYC4PA website. Juror, Traer Scott, has juried shows for NYC4PA previously and is an excellent juror.
About the New York Center for Photographic Art
New York Center for Photographic Art is an organization which encourages all photographers of all ages and all experience. The gallery in New York City is a storefront gallery open five days a week. Their mission is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits. NYC4PA is proud to advance the art of photography.
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New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Wandering Curves 2017, the curve changes everything.
Deadline: 30 Apr 2017
The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.
Submit images that have a curve or curves as a critical element. The possibilities are endless, from winding roads to automobile trim to the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding. Don’t forget the round edge of grandpa’s bald head or a cold refreshing scoop of ice cream sitting atop a cone. Curves are all around us all the time. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.
Wandering Curves 2017 winners are given an exhibition of their images in a New York City gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. In addition, NYC4PA offers cash prizes to the top ten. They award 45 photographers recognition of their efforts with an exhibition for the top ten, catalog, and an image on the website gallery. The Grand Prize winner’s image is placed on the home page. Each winner receives a certificate of achievement.
About the New York Center for Photographic Art
New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) is dedicated to making opportunities available to photographers around the world. Based in New York City, they offer calls for artists five times a year. It is one of the few organizations which provides opportunities for photographers worldwide to appear in a New York City gallery exhibition. In addition, the opportunity to submit to our calls affords photographers worldwide exposure to many different jurors who are photographers and gallery owners.
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Beauty Art Gallery announces a call for artists, 18 years old and above, to submit artwork to the Art of Music juried exhibition.
Most of us love music, musicians, musical themes, instruments, social experiences of music and so forth. What happens when visual artists depict how music feels or what it means to them? Can your art express the nuances of music? Humankind has a long history of artistic expression. Archaeologists trace these activities to the Paleolithic era with cave paintings and bone flutes dating to about 38,000 BCE. That is a long history and perhaps explains our compulsion to create and admire these forms. The Art of Music exhibition seeks the visual expression of actions, feelings, and moods inspired by music, lyrics, and musical performances.
Entry Fee is $30 for 2 pieces. A third piece may be entered for additional $10. Exhibition juror is Nathan Durnin.
Awards of cash, merchandise, and publicity have a cumulative cash value of more than $1,000. Each award also includes a merit certificate.
- First Award is $250
- Second Award is $150 each
- 3rd Award is $75
- Juror’s Award for Excellence is $100
- People’s Choice Award is $50
- Delaware County Symphony 2017-2018 Season Theme Image Award
- Honorable Mentions: $50 gift certificate
One work will be selected by DCS’ Brochure Committee for use (via digital format) in a year-long promotion for DCS’ next season. The work and artist will be recognized in a press release and photo, on the website, and in brochures. The artist will also receive a pair of tickets to the season.
About Beauty Art Gallery
At Beauty Art Gallery in Newtown Square, PA, you will find an evolving array of contemporary artist paintings, wall art, and unique gifts. The gallery represents more than 90 artists, fine craftsmen, designers, and small manufacturers of beautiful, funky, and artful things. Month to month, you will find the works of many contemporary artists featured in creative combinations with striking décor, vintage, and up-cycled furnishings. They mount three to four exhibitions annually. Many of the artists specialize in abstract oil paintings or expressionistic works. The gallery has found cityscapes of Philadelphia, modern seascapes, and rural landscapes to be popular among their clients. The juried exhibitions bring in a variety of subjects and styles including primitive and outsider art, works on paper, mixed media, and traditional works. Beyond contemporary artist paintings, they offer art glass, ceramics, sculpture, fabric art, and handmade jewelry.
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ViewPoint Gallery announces a call for artists for their 2017 International Photography Competition which brings work from around the world to an audience in Maritime Canada.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2017
ViewPoint Gallery is pleased to announce the fifth annual call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your best work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers. Twelve winning images will be selected from the digital entries. A jury of three professional photographers selected by ViewPoint will jury submissions.
Each of the twelve winning images will be exhibited monthly in an area of the gallery dedicated to the 2017 International Photography Competition. These winning images will be professionally printed, matted, framed, exhibited, and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery starting in June, 2017. In addition, winners will have their work publicized by the gallery with media and press releases. The images will be promoted on Viewpoint’s website, newsletter, and Facebook page.
During the four weeks that the winning image is being exhibited, other monthly gallery events insure an interested viewing audience. The image will be on display during our opening reception of regularly scheduled monthly exhibitions.
About ViewPoint Gallery
ViewPoint Gallery is a co-op gallery devoted to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography. An established part of the Halifax gallery scene since 2000, it is located in the vibrant art community of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are close to the historic waterfront and busy tourist areas of the city. It is the only gallery in the city dedicated solely to photography.
Halifax looks to ViewPoint for engagement with all things photographic. The gallery features twelve new solo/group exhibits each year in Gallery A with new individual members works in Gallery B monthly. Additionally, our regular monthly programming includes artist talks, guest lecturers, print reviews, and creative meetings. Photography classes on a variety of subjects and for all skill levels are offered in conjunction with Photoworkshops.ca.
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New York Center for Photographic Art announces a photography call for artists for Liquids 2017, about liquid, liquids, and liquidity.
Deadline: 19 Mar 2017
There are liquids like water, milk, and oil. Substances can have varying degrees of liquidity like the clear shimmer of water. Visually, liquids can be reflective, transparent, translucent, clear, cloudy, opaque, colored and colorless, and moving and still. For this competition, send your interpretation of liquid, liquids, and liquidity. The possibilities are vast including rain drops, waterfalls, pouring juice, reflections in a still lagoon, a distorted spoon in a glass of tea, and spilled milk.
Liquids 2017 exhibitions and awards
- Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1300. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website, in the NYC4PA Online Gallery, and the exhibition catalog.
- First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $400. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be, included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.
All prize winners will be presented with a certificate.
NYC4PA’s has 5 calls a year, 4 of them have live exhibitions, 2 calls each 2 times a year. They are the only organization in New York City that promotes photographers, women and men, and young people. They have been in business for over 6 years and have given over 5,000 photographers an opportunity to submit over 20,000 images. NYC4PA offers these opportunities which include gallery exhibitions and cash prizes. The two owners of the company, Maddi Ring and Patricia Gilman, are both photographers with 40 years of experience. They hire jurors for their competitions who are either photographers or gallery owners and have great reputations in the photography world.
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