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International Photography Competition (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

International Photography Competition (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] ViewPoint Gallery announces a call for artists for their International Photography Competition 2022. Open to photographers worldwide. There are no restrictions on subject matter. The images will be reviewed by an independent jury of established photographers who will select 12 images for exhibition at ViewPoint Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, a dynamic photography gallery located in historic Bedford, Nova Scotia, close to downtown Halifax. ViewPoint is dedicated solely to photography. It is the only co-operative photography gallery in Eastern Canada.

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Enter by: 15 Apr 2022

Entry fee of $25 US. A maximum of three images may be submitted with each entry. Multiple entries are permitted. Current ViewPoint members and their immediate families are ineligible. Only images submitted by the artists who created them and hold sole copyright will be considered.

International Photography Competition Artist Benefits

Twelve winning images will be selected for exhibition at ViewPoint Gallery – one image will be exhibited monthly. The winning images will be professionally printed and framed at no cost to the photographer. The images will be promoted on ViewPoint’s website and newsletter.

Each winning image will be matted, framed, and displayed as ViewPoint Gallery’s featured International Artist of the Month. Winning images will be available for sale (unframed) at a price set by the artist. If the image is sold in the gallery, then the artist will receive the full sale price minus a 15% processing fee.

About ViewPoint Gallery

ViewPoint Gallery is an artist-run co-operative dedicated to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography.

ViewPoint Gallery presents a dynamic approach to the display of photography with a mixture of solo and group exhibitions. The Gallery continually displays work by all its members. It showcases individual members through solo exhibitions accompanied by artist talks, presentations, and other events. In addition to the solo shows, there is one guest exhibition and several group exhibitions shown each year.

Since its founding, ViewPoint Gallery has hosted over 250 exhibitions, bringing the finest of Nova Scotia’s photography to tens of thousands of visitors.

For more information, contact info@viewpointgallery.ca.

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Decay Corrosion Rust (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Decay Corrosion Rust (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Decay, Corrosion, Rust. Consider the textures and colors in an abandoned, dilapidated factory or prison, the rust on an old bike, contrasting plaster and lathing on a corroded wall, and the myriad of possible captures in a junkyard. Neighborhoods, disparagingly called run down, are treasure troves of decayed tumble down houses, corroded discarded toys, rusted cars, and trash cans. Decay, Corrosion, Rust can take many forms. Black and white, color, abstract, and all 2D photographic media are welcome.

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Enter by: 24 Apr 2022

“I got a brand new pair of roller of roller skates, you got a brand new key.” So sang Melanie. Though we often focus on the new and shiny there is amazing beauty in the decayed, corroded, and rusted. It can make images of those items so much more compelling and interesting.

NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art 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.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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The Human Body (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

The Human Body (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for The Human Body, an online photography exhibition. Lately there has been much focus on human body, in all aspects of our life, from the spiritual to the everyday.

What can you show in public? What can’t you show? We decorate our body – from tattoos to nail polish. Should we fix a nose or large tummy. Do we want to pierce our noses, ears, lips, or navels? How long should we let our hair grow? This art call’s focus is on bodies – from head to toe, in and out of focus, as a well-lit image or silhouette, dressed, or undressed.

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Enter by: 13 Mar 2022 (Deadline extended)

No sexually explicit images. Nudes are just fine. As with all calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted.

NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art 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.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Trees (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Trees (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Trees, an online photography exhibition.

  • Partridge in a pear tree
  • Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
  • I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree

There are references to trees in music, literature, and proverbs. Trees are an iconic visual as a standalone item, next to a house, in a children’s drawing, or in groups of every size from oases to huge forests.

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Enter by: 23 Jan 2022

Open to any photographers worldwide of any age, amateurs or professional.

In the forest and jungle, trees create entire environments. Standing alone on hillsides, they create lovely shadows. Trees can be tall and straight like a winter pine or bend in the wind. Limbs and branches create wonderful patterns against the sky. A tree will support a tire swing for a child on a hot day, provide sturdy posts to tie up the pet pup or hold a hammock off the ground, and support a backyard laundry line. In winter, snow covered trees create beautiful landscapes.

NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $3000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art 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.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Portfolio Photography Contest (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Portfolio Photography Contest (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Altera Vita Photography announces a call for artists for “Portfolio.” The prize is a month-long gallery exhibition for up to 9 photographers. Submit 6 of your best limited-edition photographs that represent your work. There is not a theme but should represent a cohesive body of work.

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Enter by: 28 Nov 2021

Entry fee is for all 6 photographs

One-month exhibition in a photography gallery for up to 9 artists. All 6 prints from the artists will be represented at the Portfolio show. Photographers will have the opportunity to sell work through the venue. Framing through the gallery. You only have to ship prints. Host gallery does not receive funds from the contest but will benefit from the great work that will be for sale. Juror, Stephen Perloff, will select the winning photographs. Gallery show will start in January 2022.

About Altera Vita Photography

Altera Vita Photography was created to provide a vehicle for unrepresented and under-represented photographers to show their work in a photography gallery. No money goes to the gallery to get your work shown. The only way for the gallery to make money is to sell your work.

For more information, contact alteravitaphoto@gmail.com.

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Portals (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Portals (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Portals. Doors, windows, arches, frames, and tunnels are so much a part of our lives. There are so many ways to think about them. We can look at or through them. We can poke our hand out the window to test the weather or see a wonderful scene a little differently when framed by an arch or array of tree limbs in a park.

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Enter by: 5 Dec 2021

“She Came in Through the Bathroom Window” sang the Beatles
“Lookin’ Out My Backdoor” sang Creedence Clearwater Revival

For this call your images can focus on the “portal” itself like a closed door, a wonderful windowsill, or the view through the portal to the other side. Does it frame the main subject of the photograph or does it add another dimension, such as the distortions of old glass or reflections in windowpanes? Be creative and have fun in the process. All 2D photographic art is accepted.

NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $3000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art 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.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Sarasota Architectural Photo Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Sarasota Architectural Photo Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Art Center Sarasota (ACS) invites artists of all ages and skill levels to submit their photography to the Sarasota Architectural Photo Show. This show focuses on the architecture specific to Sarasota and the area around it. Go take a photo of your favorite building, place, or moment.

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Deadline: 3 Oct 2021

This exhibition is open to all photography highlighting both residential and commercial architecture within Sarasota County to showcase at Art Center Sarasota. This show is open to all photography media. Juror(s) will see all requested information except the artist’s name and price. ACS Exhibitions Committee asks jurors to make all selections based solely on artistic merit. In an effort to maintain best gallery practices, ACS implements the following rules and regulations for this juried exhibition.

Awards will be decided by the jurors, Carl Abbott – FAIA, award winning local architect and member of the Sarasota School of Architecture, and Noelle McCleaf – photographer exploring themes of memory, relationship, and identity in the landscape of South Florida.

Sarasota Architectural Photo Show Awards

  • First place receiving $500
  • Second place receiving $300
  • Third place receiving $200
  • Two Merit Awards and Honorable Mentions

All accepted artworks will be on display and for sale in the gallery from October 14 – November 27, 2021. Opening reception is October 14, 2021, 6pm at Art Center Sarasota. Promotion includes press-releases, social media coverage, physical mailings, and art events.

About Art Center Sarasota

Situated on the historic Sarasota Bayfront, Art Center Sarasota is the center of Sarasota’s visual arts community.

Art Center Sarasota is a member-supported organization that engages the entire artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions to local and regional artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts.

The Center’s educational programs engage novice to professional artists with artist demonstrations, lectures, workshops, and classes. Art Center Sarasota hosts international and local teaching artists to enrich Sarasota’s cultural diversity. Youth programs such as the Creative Kids Art Camps and Slice of Art nurture developing minds.

The Center’s exhibitions program shows contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. The large atrium gallery is dedicated to showcasing the Sarasota and region’s talented artists in juried competitions.

Art Center Sarasota relies on a corps of dedicated volunteers to assist with everything from fundraising to exhibitions and supporting the staff in many ways.

For more information, contact artcentersarasota@gmail.com.

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Let’s Play (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Let’s Play (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Let’s Play. In the northern Hemisphere, summer is here, the weather is warm, and we have the great outdoors to play in. The truth; however, is we can play indoors and outdoors all year long no matter what the weather. “Play Ball” brings to mind baseball, but sports, including things like polo and volleyball, are only part of how we play. Don’t forget the myriad of other outdoor and indoor games. Consider childhood activities like hit the penny and hopscotch, running bases, playground swings, seesaws and merry go rounds. Indoors adds so much more with all the wonderful games like chess, mahjongg, bridge, and Monopoly.

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Deadline: 29 Aug 2021

Shots that focus on the game, equipment, or players are all part of the theme. Send in your interpretation of this broad and varied theme. As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted. The call is open to any photographers worldwide – any age, amateur or professional.

NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme. The prizes total $3000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art offers six to eight opportunities a year for any and all photographers, from amateur to professional, male or female, young or old. Photographers are encouraged to submit photographs based on the specific theme as laid out in the call. Ten winners receive cash prizes. Twenty submitters are selected as Juror’s Selections and 20 submitters are selected as Honorable Mentions.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Wandering Curves (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Wandering Curves (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Wandering Curves 2021. The world around us is filled with all kinds of shapes. For this call, the focus is on images where a curve or curves is a critical element.

Whether you photograph in the city, suburbs, or country, the possibilities are endless. Is it a winding road, stack of old tires, 1950s automobile head, or taillight? Do you see the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding, curl of a giant wave, or closer view of a head full of curls. Curves are all around us. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.

 

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Deadline: 13 Jun 2021

Wandering Curves 2021 competition prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on NYC4PA’s website and are included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher will be the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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CENTER’s 2021 Awards (Santa Fe, NM) – Call For Artists

CENTER’s 2021 Awards (Santa Fe, NM) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] CENTER announces a call for artists for their 2021 Awards, accepting submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted. Work derived from all photographic processes is accepted, as well as mixed media that is photo-based. Only the Multimedia Award accepts video, multimedia files and/or still images for submission.

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Deadline: 20 Apr 2021

2021 awards include all of the following:

$5K Project Development Grant: The Project Development Grant provides financial support to fine art or documentary works-in-progress.

  • Submit: 6-10 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Arpad Kovacs – Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Package: $5,000 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

$5K Me&EVE Grant: The Me&EVE Grant awards a female-identified, non-binary, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming photographer who is 40 years of age and over.

  • Submit: 15-20 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Annick Shen – Adobe Stock’s Head of Editorial
  • Package: $5,000 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

$2.5K Project Launch Grant: New in 2021: Spotlight New Mexico – The Project Launch Grant supports a documentary or fine art series from New Mexico-based individuals. Submitters must be a New Mexico resident for at least 2 years or more, includes photographers taking a temporary residence leave.

  • Submit: 5-10 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Marisa Sage – Director and Curator, University Art Museum, New Mexico State University
  • Package: $2,500 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

The CENTER Awards – Personal / Social / Environmental: New in 2021: The CENTER Awards recognize outstanding images in three categories: Personal, Social, and Environmental. Images may be singular or part of a series. All submissions will become part of the CENTER archive serving as an ongoing resource of mission-driven fine art and documentary imagery.

Personal: Recognizes work engaging in the exploration, expression, and/or advocacy of oneself drawing awareness to the power of self-representation or underrepresented experiences.  Projects related to identity, self-improvement, mental health, individualism, accessibility, disability, or other topics exploring self-empowerment are encouraged to apply.

Social: Recognizes work engaged in amplifying social issues. This category highlights projects in which the artist has a vested interest in, is a member of, or is an advocate for a specific social cause and/or community.

Environmental – Recognizes work focusing on the state of the ecological environment. Topics may include but are not limited to, conservation, biodiversity, ecology, climate change, or other issues concerning the natural world. All projects exploring ecological relationships, topics, or themes are eligible.

  • Submit: 1-6 images* and a 325-word project statement | *Additional files are $5 each
  • Jurors: Merry Scully – Head of Curatorial Affairs, Curator of Contemporary Art, New Mexico Museum of Art / Melissa Dale – Interim Director of Photography, The Nature Conservancy
  • Package: Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award: The Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award recognizes outstanding storytellers using lens-based media to create narrative-driven projects, open, but not limited to, photography, video, new media, installation, and web-based works.

  • Submit: 1-6 images* and a 325-word project statement *| Additional files are $5 each
  • Juror: Cosima Amelang – Producer and Editor, Mobile Storytelling, National Geographic
  • Package: Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

Review Santa Fe – Portfolio Reviews: CENTER’s premier juried Portfolio Review event is a conference for photographers who are seeking audience expansion, critical discussion, and community connection. Online juried portfolio review dates: October 12 – 17, 2021. Scholarships and mentorship available.

  • Submit: 15-20 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Package: Includes 9 portfolio reviews, inclusion in the Review Santa Fe 100 online index and photographer and scholarship presentations. Reviewers selected in October 2021.

It was one of THE BEST photo experiences I have ever had; great photographers, great reviewers, great organization. KEITH JENKINS – Director of Digital Content, NPR; formerly at National Geographic // Review Santa Fe Reviewer

I left Review Santa Fe feeling like my community had expanded exponentially, I returned home on a “high” that I still have not come down from. RICHARD TUSCHMAN – Forest Hills, NY // Review Santa Fe Alum

Review Santa Fe is a GAME-CHANGER! CRISTINA de MIDDEL – London, UK // Review Santa Fe Alum

About CENTER

CENTER, founded in 1994, is a not-for-organization that directly supports socially and environmentally engaged lens-based projects through education, public platforms, funding, and partnerships.

Through the advancement of artists and their work, CENTER serves to deepen public understandings of lens-based media’s complex history and ongoing cultural significance. Image-making holds a unique power to confront audiences with uncomfortable truths, advance cultural understandings, and promote social justice. By establishing trans-disciplinary partnerships between artists and justice driven communities, historians, cultural critics, students, and the art world, we honor our unique role in advancing projects that respect all people, open minds, and engage our shared humanity.

Strategic Aims

  • Produce high-quality Awards, Grants, programs, and exhibition opportunities
  • Increase the number of audiences, connections, members, and participants interested in photography
  • Work in partnerships to better serve constituencies
  • Identify and implement CENTER’s models of best practice
  • Ensure the sustainability and longevity of the organization

For more information, contact programs@visitcenter.org.

Image credit Images from the series “No Memory is Ever Alone” © Catherine Panebianco

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