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Sep
23
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Fort Works Art: Life in Analog: A Juried Film Photography Exhibition

Life in Analog: A Juried Film Photography Exhibition
Deadline: September 23

Fort Works Art
Fort Worth, TX

Fort Works Art is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for Life In Analog: A Juried Film Photography Exhibition. The competition includes eligibility for 2D film photography artwork . Video and installation work will not be accepted. The exhibition will be open October 17th through November 3rd with an opening reception on the evening of October 19th. Due date for entries is September 23rd. Contemporary photography works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted. There will be a $500 cash prize for Best in Show. All pieces will be for sale at Fort Works Art. The gallery will retain 50% commission on any work sold.

Fees: $35 for up to 3 images

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Sep
27
12:00 AM00:00

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art: Memory & Perception

Memory & Perception
Deadline: September 27

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
Novato, CA

Juror: Alan Bamberger

Philip Guston said: “Painting is a kind of war between the moment and the pull of memory.” All artists integrate their life experiences into their artwork, integrating what they see and sense in the present with their memories of the past. That is what makes every artwork unique and valuable to the viewer. Anais Nin understood that the lens through which reality is perceived is shaped by the beholder, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” In this exhibition, show us yourself by sharing how memory and perception have shaped your art.

Fees: $35 for up to 3 images, $50 for 4-5 image.

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Sep
28
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The Halide Project: Living Image

Living Image
Deadline: September 28

The Halide Project
Philadelphia, PA

Juror: Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief, Don’t Take Pictures & Director, Panopticon Gallery

Living Image showcases contemporary artists working in traditional and alternative process photographic techniques. Selected works will be included in an exhibition held at The Halide Project gallery in Philadelphia and published in a printed catalog to accompany the exhibition. All selected artists will receive a copy of the catalog, with additional copies available for sale.

One Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive a $250 cash prize along with the opportunity to show a body of work in The Halide Project’s annual small group invitational exhibition, slated for Spring 2019.

Additional sponsored prizes include:

• The Photo Review Prize – one work will be selected for publication in The Photo Review by editor Stephen Perloff, and the selected artist will receive a two-year subscription to the publication.
• The Artblog Prize – one artist will be selected to be featured in the online art publication Artblog by the editor Roberta Fallon.
• The Indie Photo Lab Prize – one Philadelphia-area entrant will be awarded with a $25 Indie Photo Gift Certificate.

Fees: $30 for up to 3 images, $10 each additional image

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Sep
29
12:00 AM00:00

The Curated Fridge

The Curated Fridge
Deadline: September 29

The Curated Fridge
Somerville, MA

Juror: Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief, Don’t Take Pictures and Director, Panopticon Gallery

Theme: Open

Guidelines:
* Open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. All mediums are invited. Previous participants are welcome to apply again. 
You can submit up to 5 images. As always, the submission is FREE!
Submitted prints should not be bigger than 5x7” or 6x6"
* Try to avoid type if sending promo cards.
* If you send original artwork, please sign it on the back and specifically mention that it's for The Curated Fridge. All the original artwork will be saved after each Fridge Show. No artwork will be returned. By sending original artwork, you agree to all the above.
* Accepted images will be posted on The Curated Fridge website and social media.

Mail your artwork to:
Yorgos Efthymiadis
The Curated Fridge
77 Oak Street
Somerville, MA 02143 

Additionally, email the jpgs of the submitted files to: thecuratedfridge_at_gmail_dot_com 
Image specifications: 1280 on the longest side, 72 ppi, sRGB, .jpg
* Name your .jpgs like this: Mary_Jones_1, Mary_Jones_2 etc...
* Please, do not send .zip files
* Finally, include a link to your website (if any).

Again, you have to mail your prints AND email the .jpgs. The curator will be judging your images by printing quality as well as artistic, and will be installing the show on the fridge. The .jpgs will be used for promoting your work on the website and social media. 
Please note that only complete submissions will be considered, so take your time and send over your materials as requested.

If printing is not your selling point or you think that your prints won't make it on time because you live outside the U.S., you can use a printing company (Shutterfly, Mpix etc). They are very cheap, fast and reliable.

Fees: FREE

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Oct
6
12:00 AM00:00

Praxis Gallery: The Portrait

The Portrait
Deadline: October 6

Praxis Gallery
Minneapolis, MN

Juror: Douglas Beasley

In her book, Portraits and Persons, writer Cynthia Freeland describes three essential elements that constitute a portrait: “(1) a recognizable physical body (2) an inner life, i.e., some sort of psychological or mental states and (3) self-presentation, or the "posing.”

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographs that celebrate the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait: revealing personal narratives or new anthologies through the artistic representation of the subject. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

Fees: $35 for up to 5 images, $5 for each additional image.

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Oct
7
12:00 AM00:00

Southeast Center for Photography: Fauna

Fauna
Deadline: October 7

Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, SC

Juror: Anne Berry

Fauna- all the animal life of a particular region. We live with animals daily - wildlife, farmed, caged or free, many are our best friends, some we fear, yet others we admire. Whether it walks, flies, crawls, slithers, swims, the SE Center wants your best animal images.

Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Fees: $35 for up to 5 images

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Oct
12
12:00 AM00:00

Colorado Photographic Arts Center: Emerging Vision: Biannual Student Show

Emerging Vision: Biannual Student Show
Deadline: October 12

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Denver, CO

Juror: Hamidah Glasgow

This show is your chance to demonstrate your talent and point of view. The work of photography students that are emerging into the art world is how we picture the future. The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is having an open themed call for entry for students. This call for entry is open to current undergraduate and graduate students in photography. All capture types, subject matter, and photographic processes are eligible to submit. 

Entry is open to regional, national, and international artists, members and non-members of CPAC. All lens-based media are eligible, including but not limited to images made by film or video camera, scanner, screen-capture, digital camera, and any means of mobile photography.

Applicants must be current, undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at a post-secondary institution and not graduating before the end of the academic year 2018-2019. A copy of your current student schedule or student ID must be uploaded into Café or your entry will be disqualified or can be emailed to info@cpacphoto.org.

Fees: $10 for up to 3 images, $3 for each additional image.

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Oct
12
12:00 AM00:00

St. Louis Artists' Guild: The Essence of Form

The Essence of Form
Deadline: October 12

St. Louis Artists’ Guild
St. Louis, MO

Juror: Fran Skiles

For this exhibition the St. Louis Artists’ Guild seeks artwork that detects the structure of the physical world both seen and unseen, imagined and observed. We are fascinated in how nature repeats itself with a diversity of forms from the micro to the macro. How do you capture this phenomena? This is an all-media exhibition looking for works of both abstraction and realism.  We are particularly interested in how artists’ capture form from a well-timed photograph, to the manipulation of paint, drawing media, fabric and clay, or a mixture of all of them.

Fees: $35 for up to 3 images

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Oct
31
12:00 AM00:00

Trestle Gallery: Introductions

Introductions
Deadline: October 31

Trestle Gallery
Brooklyn, NY

Juror: Jason Andrew

Introductions is an annual open call hosted by Trestle Gallery. In support of our 2019 exhibition theme & focus, all applicants to 2019’s open call will be considered for a solo exhibition at Trestle Gallery. The only qualification is that you have not participated in a show at our gallery before (previous open calls count, member salons do not count).

Fees: $10

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Nov
8
12:00 AM00:00

Panopticon Gallery: First Look juried portfolio showcase

First Look
Deadline: November 8

Panopticon Gallery
Boston, MA

Every photograph tells a story. When part of a body of work, the photograph takes on new meaning, becoming part of a bigger and more complete narrative. A portfolio allows the photographer to explore the complexities of their subject, and provide context that gives it richness and meaning that is more than the sum of its parts. Panopticon Gallery is pleased to open submissions for “First Look,” our annual juried portfolio showcase. Four to five portfolios will be selected for exhibition from January 4 to March 4, 2019.

Submission Instructions:

-       10-15 images in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Please name your files Last Name_First Name_Title.jpg Example: Sneyd_Paul_Untitled.jpg

-       Artist statement and link to your website (if applicable)

-       Print medium and dimensions

-       Frame dimensions (if applicable)

Selected artists will receive a 15% discount on printing and framing at Panopticon Imaging.

Fees: $40 per portoflio (10-15 images)

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Nov
9
12:00 AM00:00

Photographic Center Northwest: 22nd Juried Photography Exhibition

22nd Juried Photography Exhibition
Deadline: November 9

Photographic Center Northwest
Seattle, WA

Jurors: Lara Behnert and Conor Risch

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce the opening of our call for entries for the 22nd PCNW Juried Photography Exhibition, and our esteemed jurors, Lara Behnert, Senior Manager of Starbucks Creative Studio and Conor Risch, Senior Editor of Photo District News (PDN) and PDNOnline.com. Emerging and experienced photographers are invited to submit to this opportunity—selections are made by the jurors, Lara Behnert and Conor Risch, and will result in a three month long exhibition at PCNW from January 17th – March 14th, 2019.

Fees: $50 for up to 5 images, $5 for each additional image.

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Nov
25
12:00 AM00:00

Torpedo Factory Art Center: Solo Exhibition

Call for Solo Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: November 25

Target Gallery at Torpedo Factory Art Center
Alexandria, VA

Jurors: Sandy Guttman, Michael Matason, Terence Nicholson

Target Gallery invites artists to apply for an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition for the summer of 2019. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from June 14th through August 4th, 2019.
Eligibility: Proposals must be new bodies of work or works that have not been previously shown in the region. Individual works that have been previously shown can be entered if they are a part of new bodies of work and/or a new concept. Honorarium: The artist(s) will receive a $3000 stipend.

Fees: $40

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Sep
16
12:00 AM00:00

The Center for Contemporary Art (NJ): 2018 Juried Exhibition

2018 Juried Exhibition
Deadline: September 16

The Center for Contemporary Art
Bedminster, NJ

Juror: Midori Yoshimoto

Special Exhibitions Committee Award: Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100

The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no larger than 36″ X 36″. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 32″ X 48″ or weigh more than 50 lbs. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit.

Fees: $35

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Sep
15
12:00 AM00:00

Arts Benicia: In the Fields: Botanical Lore

Botanical Lore
Deadline: September 15

Arts Benicia
Benicia, CA

Juror: Jennifer Perlmutter

he history of art shows us that artists and plants are a natural pairing. Artists have been creating botanical lore for centuries, inspired by the forms, colors, myths, metaphors, science, and symbolism of plants. Artists working in all media are invited to share their botanical expressions and depictions.

Accepted artists will be invited to attend the member preview, and to talk about their work (optional), as well as to the public reception. Artists hand-delivering work will be provided with promotional postcards. Artists shipping their work will receive digital version of the postcard.

Fees: Members-$35 for up to 6 images, Non-members-$45 for up to 6 images.

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Sep
10
12:00 AM00:00

PhotoPlace Gallery: Travel: Places and Faces

Travel: Places and Faces
Deadline: September 10

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT

Juror: Krista Rossow

Photographing in a new place offers wonderful photographic opportunities and challenges, and they are not all visual. Each place has its own smells, sounds, and ambience, whether amid energy of a city or the serenity of a mountain lake.  Capturing the particular aura of a place and of those who inhabit it is the great challenge of travel photography. For Travel: Faces and Places, we especially seek photographs that capture the unique quality of a place or its people, whether across the world or in the next town.

Fees: $35 for up to 5 images, $6 for each additional image.

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Sep
3
12:00 AM00:00

National Portrait Gallery: Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
Deadline: September 3

National Portrait Gallery
Washington, DC

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery invites artists to submit one portrait in any media for consideration in the fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. This year, the focus is on broadening the definition of portraiture and highlighting the genre’s relevance in contemporary art. Artworks may originate from direct encounters between the artist and the sitter, but they may also be representative of indirect encounters. For example, judges will consider portraits that employ existing imagery or archival research as a means of responding to history. Artists are encouraged to think about portraiture’s potential to engage with the social and political landscape of our time.

All finalists’ works will form a major exhibition that will be on view at the Portrait Gallery from November 2019 through September 2020, and there are plans for a subsequent national tour. The competition is named for Virginia Outwin Boochever (1920–2005), a former Portrait Gallery volunteer whose generous gift endowed the program.

The 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition is open to artists who are at least 18 years old (by September 3rd, 2018) and who are living and working in the United States or its territories. Each artist may enter one work. Works must be new; any works completed before January 1, 2016, will be disqualified.

Fees: $50

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Sep
1
12:00 AM00:00

University of Maine at Farmington: Art on Campus

Art on Campus
Deadline: September 1

University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, ME

The University of Maine at Farmington invites emerging artists to submit artwork for our 2019 Art on Campus series. UMF seeks 2D artworks that explore and engage with contemporary issues and ideas. Work will be displayed throughout the university’s campus. Selected artists will be offered an honorarium to visit our campus and present an artist talk to the UMF students and community. The Art on Campus mission is to provide UMF students, faculty, staff, and residents of western Maine with opportunities to engage with visiting artists, experience distinct artistic mediums, and gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of art in public spaces and in civic life.

Application Requirements:
Please email the following materials as attachments to Kelly Boivin [kelly.boivin@maine.edu]:
1. Resume or CV (PDF file)
2. Artist Statement, 500-words or less (PDF file)
3. 5 images of artwork (JPG or PNG files, approx. 1MB each; please include your surname in the image filename: surname_1.jpg, surname_2.jpg, etc…)
4. Corresponding image list with title, materials, dimensions and date of each artwork (PDF file)

Please use “Art on Campus Submission” as your email subject line, and include your full name, phone number and artist website URL (optional) in the body text of your email.

All artwork included in this application submission must be available for exhibition on UMF campus for the duration of either the Spring (1/15/19-5/15/19) or Fall (8/20/19-12/20/19) semester. Artists are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork. All works must be mounted, framed, and/or ready to hang.

We are not currently able to support video or time-based artworks. Artists already affiliated with UMF are not eligible to participate in the Art on Campus Program.

The UMF Art on Campus selection committee will contact artists in mid-October.

Fees: FREE

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Aug
30
12:00 AM00:00

3S Artspace Call for Artists

Call for Solo and Group Exhibitions
Deadline: August 30

3S Artspace
Portsmouth, NH

3S Artspace invites submissions for the upcoming 2019 season. Artists selected for an exhibition will be offered a 4-6 week exhibit during the 2019 calendar year. 3S Artspace will consider submissions for solo or group shows. Following the review process, 3S Artspace may offer artists applying for solo shows space instead in a curated group show.  

3S Artspace is particularly interested in exhibiting cohesive bodies of work that lend themselves to auxiliary 3S programming (i.e. artist talks, workshops in the artist’s medium, or performances) that consider similar themes. 

We will consider proposals in all media including video and installation art.  We seek a diverse and balanced season.  Work is selected by a committee comprised of professional artists, curators, and gallery staff.

Shipment/delivery of work is the responsibility of the artist.  For work that is for sale, the gallery retains 40%.   

Fees: $25

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Aug
27
12:00 AM00:00

SoHo Photo: 2018 National Alternative Processes Competition

2018 National Alternative Processes Competition
Deadline: August 27

SoHo Photo
New York, NY

Juror: Dan Burkholder

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Alternative Processes Competition. The gallery is New York City’s longest running co-operative photography gallery. All selected photographs will be exhibited November 7th – 25th, 2018.

Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Chemigram, Photogravure as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives. Traditional Silver Gelatin Prints, C-Prints and Digital Prints are not eligible. There is no limitation as to subject matter.

Fees: $45 for up to 5 images, $5 for each additional image up to 15.

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Aug
25
12:00 AM00:00

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center: Call for Solo and Group Exhibitions

Call for Solo and Group Exhibitions
Deadline: August 25

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center
Sacramento, CA

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Northern California's only non-profit photo art center, is now accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions for January through December, 2019. Viewpoint offers two galleries at its downtown J Street location in Sacramento--the Main Gallery and the Step Up Gallery (which is reserved for Viewpoint member exhibits). Exhibits are up for approximately 4 weeks in both galleries, with new exhibits opening during the second week of each month. Exhibit style and format are open to all forms of photography. Viewpoint is also the proud producer of Photography Month Sacramento launched in April of 2018. 

Fees: FREE

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Aug
20
12:00 AM00:00

The Arts Center at Delaware State University: Peace & Justice

Peace & Justice
Deadline: August 20

The Arts Center at Delaware State University
Dover, DE

The Arts Center/Gallery’s (ACG) is seeking artwork submissions related to any an all interpretations of the broad theme of peace and justice. The curated exhibition will present a diverse examination of the theme while emphasizing media/material experimentation.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all artists, 18 years or older.

Requirements: All submitted works must be original and have been created within the past five years. All objects and installations must be designed to be exhibited on the wall, floor or pedestal. Works to be hung from wall must be constructed and wired to accommodate installation using appropriate hooks and wires. Framing must be to professional standards. Cardboard backing is not permitted. ‘Sawtooth’ hangers are not permitted. Poorly matted or framed works are subject to disqualification. Plain white, cream or black mats are preferred. Double matting is permitted for two-dimensional works under glass. Wall hung objects submitted for this exhibition must be no larger then 60” in any direction. Sculptures and installations requiring specific bases, pedestals, and other specific display furnishings, should have installation equipment provided by the artist in coordination with artwork.

*The ACG reserves the right to refuse selected artwork that is not ready for installation at the time of delivery.

How to Enter: Email submissions should detail the below information and be sent to delstatearts@gmail.com.
1. Artist Information to include Artist Name, Address, Email Address and Phone Number.
2. Artwork information for each entry that includes Artwork Title, Medium/Materials, Dimensions and Artwork Statement (detailing interpretation of theme).
3. Attachments
a. Artist Curriculum Vitae
b. Images: Artists may submit three (3) high-resolution (300dpi) images per entry. This includes a full view  and up to two (2) detail shots for up to three (3) entries. Label images as artistlastname_artistfirstname_entry1. Artists may also include up to two (2) details of any entry. Label these images as artistlastname_artistfirstname_entry1_detail1.

Notification: Artists with selected artwork will be notified via email on or before August 31, 2018. At that time, artists will be sent specific details on delivery and presentation of work for the exhibition. Selected works must be delivered to the ACG on or before September 21, 2018. Artwork may be shipped to the ACG but must arrive with appropriate return process. Delivery and return of all works is the responsibility of the artist.

Calendar
Submission Deadline: August 20, 2018
Selection Notification: By August 31, 2018
Delivery of Selected Works: By September 21, 2018
Exhibition: October 4 – November 9, 2018
Opening Reception: October 4, 2018
Retrieval of Works: By November 16, 2018

Fees: FREE

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Aug
20
12:00 AM00:00

A Smith Gallery: Interiors

Interiors
Deadline: August 20

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX

Juror: Elizabeth Avedon

interiors: inside, lining, midst, details, furnishings, details, space, indoors, lining, within, internals, contents …. 

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "interiors" to A Smith Gallery by August 20, 2018.

Fees: $38 for up to 5 images, $7 for each additional image.

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Aug
19
12:00 AM00:00

Don't Take Pictures Magazine: Lumens

Lumens
Deadline: August 19

Don't Take Pictures Magazine
Online

Known for luminous and ethereal aesthetic, lumen photography is a camera-less process in which objects are placed on top of unexposed black-and-white photographic paper and exposing to UV light. The images produce different colors depending on the paper’s age, material, and manufacturer, to create a one-of-a-kind photographic object. For this exhibition, Don’t Take Pictures seeks contemporary photographs in the lumen process.

The exhibition will be published online from August 22 – November 20, 2018.

Fees: FREE

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Aug
18
12:00 AM00:00

Yeiser Art Center: Art Through the Lens

Art Through the Lens
Deadline: August 18

Yeiser Art Center
Paducah, KY

Juror: Lynn Whitney, Associate Director, Bowling Green State University

Art Through the Lens 2018 is open to all without restrictions on content. It provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit.  Each year from the works submitted, 50-70 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. Selected works will be featured in a full color catalog produced by the Yeiser Art Center and for sale during the exhibition. $2000 in Cash Awards will be given to works of high merit. Selected artists for exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the exhibition catalog at a discounted rate. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception. Art Through the Lens 2018 will be on display from October 5th – November 17th, 2018.

Fees: Members-$15

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Aug
17
12:00 AM00:00

University of North Carolina at Pembroke: Empathy

Empathy
Deadline: August 17

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Philadelphia, PA

Juror: Ling-Wen Tsai

Interpretations of the theme of “Empathy” are welcome in a variety of media, subjects, and approaches. Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media). Composition, technique, style and expression will be considered as well as craft in the selection process.

Fees: $25 for up to 3 images.

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Aug
13
12:00 AM00:00

PhotoPlace Gallery: Open Call

Open Call
Deadline: August 13

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT

Juror: Doug Beasley, Publisher, Shots Magazine

The subject is entirely up to you. The capture method and processing are entirely up to you. Here is your opportunity to share that special work that you never quite got around to sharing before. So send us your most interesting!

Fees: $35 for up to 5 images, $6 for each additional image.

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Aug
13
12:00 AM00:00

Object Space Gallery: From Here On Out

From Here On Out
Deadline: August 13

Object Space Gallery
Spokane, WA

FROM HERE ON OUT is an upcoming photo exhibition curated by June T Sanders & Julie Gautier-Downes. We are seeking submissions from all emerging artists working within the photographic realm. Show us some recent work that you are proud of, that expresses a pivotal point in your photographic style, career, or content — and explores shifting ideas of home.

Fees: $5

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Aug
10
12:00 AM00:00

Revolve Gallery: Picturing Purity

Picturing Purity
Deadline: August 10

Revolve Gallery
Asheville, NC

Picturing Purity is a photography/new media exhibition to be installed at Revolve Project Space in Asheville, North Carolina, as part of a four-day art and science event, photo+sphere. This event features nationally known speakers, panelists, exhibitions, films, and performances, and is intended to bring attention to how we see our environment and the role humans play in determining the future of our planet.The goal of Picturing Purity is to engage in a nuanced conversation about environmentalism. From "virgin forests" to "untouched landscapes," the language of environmentalism is rooted in the sort of outdated thinking that commodifies women's virginity and places men in a position to either protect it (as a father/ conservator) or seek it (as a partner/nature lover). 
Can we move away from this narrow lexicon and grant ourselves new ways to imagine our relationship with the natural world? How might we start to articulate a relationship with the natural world that is one of complexity, co-dependency, and messiness? 

The curator seeks images that call attention to purity myths in our culture or demonstrate new ways of visualizing our relationship to our planet. 

Fees: $10

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Aug
10
12:00 AM00:00

Mt. Hood Community College Fireplace Gallery: Exhibition Proposals

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: August 10

Mt. Hood Community College
Gresham, OR

From their call: Fireplace Gallery, Mt. Hood Community College’s public gallery located in the Student Union, is accepting submissions for our monthly solo exhibits beginning October 2018 – June 2019. Please send at least ten (10) images in jpeg format and include a resume, artist statement and a list of dimensions of the artwork specified. Include personal web address if available. Our gallery consists of wall space only; therefore only two-dimensional work will be considered. All work is to be hung by the artist (no saw-tooth hangers please). No commission, no fee.

Fees: FREE

Please send submissions to: Cassandra.james@mhcc.edu

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Aug
8
12:00 AM00:00

Middle Tennessee State University: 12 Cubed

12 Cubed
Deadline: August 8

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

Juror: Charles Clary

The Sixth 12 Cubed: A national exhibition of small scale works of art is a juried exhibition composed of two-dimensional or three dimensional works that do not exceed 12”x12”(x12”) (H.W.D). There are no media restrictions. Three dimensional works including a base and/or frame must be contained within the 12x12x12 parameters.

Fees: $20

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Aug
6
12:00 AM00:00

San Joaquin Delta College: Queer Voices

Queer Voices
Deadline: August 6

San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA

San Joaquin Delta College seeks works that explore LGBTQ+ culture, stories, and social constructs that bring greater awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ expressions of gender identity. Works selected for exhibition will range socially, politically and culturally in representation and perspective to create an active dialogue to the intersecting identities of the LGBTQ+ community.

Entry is free and open to artists residing in the United States and working in any 2D and 3D mediums as well as limited installation, interactive works, and video screenings. This is intended to be a group exhibition of 10 to 12 artists selected through this call for entries and by invitation.

Exhibition stipend: Artists selected for the exhibition will receive a stipend to cover shipping expense and preparation time. Stipends will be negotiated at the time of selection.

Fees: FREE

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Aug
5
12:00 AM00:00

The Center for Fine Art Photography: Abstract

Abstract
Deadline: August 5

The Carnegie Center for Creativity
Fort Collins, CO

Juror: Elizabeth Houston, Owner and Director, Elizabeth Houston Gallery

In trying to define the undefinable, we say that abstracts have subjects transformed to their essential elements or into non-objects, or simply to non-representational images. Admittedly, Abstract is hard to define and artist interpretations are welcome as part of this conversation on a significant and current photographic direction. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic processes and presentations are eligible.

Fees: Members: $24 for up to 3 images, $7 each additional image. Non-members: $38 for up to 3 images, $10 each additional image.

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Aug
1
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Midwest Center for Photography: Developed Work

Developed Work
Deadline: August 1

Midwest Center for Photography
Wichita, KS

Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, Midwest Center for Photography

This is the 10th Annual National Photography Fellowship Competition - "Developed Work". The "Developed Work" exhibition will feature current and relevant work of national photographers that help define the pulse of contemporary photography in the United States. "Developed Work" has become established as the premier exhibition at MWCP for featuring some of the most important creative photographic work of the year. MWCP is seeking photographers who have worked with a concept and developed it into a solid framework, resulting in a thematically developed body of photographic work.

Exhibition dates: October 26 - November 16, 2018

Fees: $40

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Jul
31
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Northern Ilinois University Art Mseum: DATA: BIG/-driven/Visualized...

DATA: BIG/-driven/Visualized...
Deadline: July 31

Northern Illinois University Art Museum
Alexandria, VA

Juror: Richard Siegesmund

This compendium of program and display delves into the array of manner in which data surrounds us, impacts us and is interpreted. From the enormous amount of bytes of information constantly being produced, collected and analyzed; to the notion that decisions are made objectively when based on data; to the nuanced means of making numerical information comprehensible and compelling through graphic and physical representation, BIG/-driven/Visualized… explores the data in our lives. A multidimensional exhibition about DATA to be held at the NIU Art Museum in Spring, 2019. In part, guest-curated, and in part, staff-curated; culled from the museum’s and other’s collections, a call-for-entry and by invitation.

Fees: $30

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Jul
31
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Northern Illinois University Art Museum: Transparent Factors

Transparent Factors
Deadline: July 31

Northern Illinois University Art Museum
DeKalb, IL

This exhibition will examine the spectrum of interpretation of the word “transparency”; from the literal to the figurative. Artists who explore both the visual phenomenon of transparency and the concept of “transparency” in content, be that process, funding, idea or material.

Artwork may also deal with the opposite of transparency and examine opacity and/or translucency as a means of more keenly exploring the nature of transparency. Glass, water and veils as well as public meetings and inclusivity all play a role here. The exhibition will be complemented by a display and symposium of Asian reverse glass works which take full advantage of the “magic” of transparency.

Fees: $30

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Jul
29
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: SPECTRUM/Exploring Gender Identification

SPECTRUM/Exploring Gender Identification
Deadline: July 29

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, MA

Jurors: Arthur De Bow, Curator MCLA Gallery 51; Erika Wall, Owner Gallery 6/67, Santa Ana, CA; Kieran Swann Arnolfini Programme Manager, Bristol, UK

This juried exhibition brings to the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 a reflection and conversation on the gender continuum—exploring cultural and social issues of gender roles, norms and identification.

Because we all deal with issues of gender and sexuality, we hope to show work from a variety of perspectives across and beyond the spectrum. With work that examines masculinity, femininity and gender identifications between and outside of this binary. Numerous artists have used their work to examine, question, confront and criticize the relationships between gender and society.

The construction of gender roles informs a broad and fluid range of identities, such as heterosexuality, lesbianism, homosexuality, transsexuality, intersexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, genderqueer, and being transgender or cisgender, among others, thus becoming an act of freedom, diversity and individual expression. An individual’s identity is comprised of a multitude of intersecting factors, including gender, race, ethnicity, ability, class and orientation. Many people now prefer to use the plural word “identities” emphasizing multiplicity, fluidity and change throughout one’s life. This exhibition turns to the ability of artists to confront the status quo and challenge cultural standards, providing a framework for discussion and change through visual arts.

Fees: FREE

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Jul
29
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Filter Photo: NEXT 2nd Annual Members Exhibition

NEXT 2nd Annual Members Exhibition
Deadline: July 29

Filter Space
Chicago, IL

Juror: Jon Fenstein, co-founder Humble Arts Foundation

This open call for photography-based work is free and open to current Filter Photo Members only. Renew or become a Member today to take part in this exclusive opportunity!

Only 5 artists will be chosen for a physical exhibition at Fogelson Studio, next door to Filter Space gallery in Hubbard Street Lofts. Each chosen artist will be able to show several pieces from a single body of work. All submissions will be exhibited in an accompanying online exhibition.

The exhibition runs September 14 – October 13 with a joint opening reception with "Re/member/construct" and "we like small things v.2" at Filter Space on Friday, September 28, as part of the programming for the 10th Annual Filter Photo Festival and Expo Chicago's Art After Hours.

Fees: FREE for members

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Jul
23
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A Smith Gallery: Alternative Processes

Alternative Processes
Deadline: July 23

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX

Juror: Diana H. Bloomfield

Photography started as a chemical experiment. However, the acknowledged inventor of the process, Thomas Wedgwood, was the son and grandson of famous English potters. His entire life he was surrounded by artists, creators. Wedgwoods pals were William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. So, it is not unusual or unexpected that creative folks have taken his work and run with it. For many photographers it’s about the camera, for others it’s about what can be birthed once it leaves the thing and for others it is the possibility of making images that are miraculous orphans.

Any unique handmade prints are eligible. Eligible prints include but are not limited to cyanotype, lumens, Van Dyke, salt, chemigram, tintype, bromoil, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, photogravure, albumen, liquid emulsion, ziatype, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints, hand colored silver gelatin prints, encaustic and mordoncage. Unique prints made from digital negatives are eligible. The camera used for capture is immaterial. Creativity is encouraged.

Fees: $38 for up to 5, $7 for each additional image.

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Jul
23
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A Smith Gallery: Unique: Alternative Processes

Unique: Alternative Processes
Deadline: July 23

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX

Juror: Diana H. Bloomfield

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "unique: alternative processes 2018 " to A Smith Gallery by July 23, 2018. Eligible prints include but are not limited to cyanotype, lumens, Van Dyke, salt, chemigram, tintype, bromoil, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, photogravure, albumen, liquid emulsion, ziatype, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints, hand colored silver gelatin prints, encaustic and mordoncage. Unique prints made from digital negatives are eligible. The camera used for capture is immaterial. 

Fees: $38 for up to 5 images, $7 for each additional image.

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Jul
15
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Ground Floor Gallery: Rhythm & Rush

Rhythm & Rush
Deadline: July 15

Ground Floor Gallery
Nashville, TN

Juror: Catherine Haggarty

Rhythm and Rush seeks to find work that provokes movement, atmosphere, and speed in both conceptual and formal ways within all media. The ways in which the picture frame is questioned, expanded or uniquely considered while being provocative, contemporary and personal are elements of this show concept. The juror, Catherine Haggarty is curious about the ways in which the speed of image consumption, and image promotion affects artists today – or the ways in which it does not affect them. Rhythm and Rush is an open consideration to the lens in which we all are living and working in. Slow, fast, static, haptic, and rhythmic can be presented in many ways – we are seeking works that touch on these ideas in very specific, sensitive and strong ways.

Fees: $35 for up to 3 images, $50 for 4-6 images, $70 for 7-9 images.

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Jul
9
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PhotoPlace Gallery: Still Life: Elevating the Mundane

Still Life: Elevating the Mundane
Deadline: July 9

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT

Juror: Kimberly Witham

Still life images pepper our lives. Eyes linger on objects that catch the light, or on curved lines that flow against a harder edge or a blank wall. Within stillness, texture, color, subject, light, and shadow all intertwine to tell a story. Something happened here. Something was left.

Whether found or created, still life images may become quiet and powerful forms of personal expression. A compelling photographic still life will make us pause to look at what might have been considered mundane. For this exhibition, we seek images that represent subjects in new and interesting ways, and that perhaps push the limits of what we might consider “still life.”

Fees: $35 for up to 5 images, $6 for each additional image.

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