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12/19/2017

The Shadow Aspect

Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN

 

‘Most people think that shadows follow, precede, surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.’ Ellie Wiesel. Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the formal, conceptual and metaphoric implications of the shadow. Submissions may focus on the shadow as pure visual form expressed through the creation of line, shape, pattern and texture. They may also examine the cultural and psychological implications of the shadow – exploring ideas of foreboding, internal conflict, passages into the unconsciousness, or other ephemeral interpretations. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

Juror: Ross Anderson

Prospectus

12/27/2017

Slayer Gallery: First Online Show of the New Year


 

Free to enter.

We accept artwork from all artists, regardless of education, background, training, etc. All mediums are considered! Feel free to submit movies, gifs, or anything experimental.

Prospectus 

 

12/28/2017

Staged

PH21 Gallery
Budapest, Hungary

 

Although staged photography emerged as a distinct artistic genre only a few decades ago, staging has been a standard photographic practice from the early days of the medium. For some genres like still life, fashion or nude photography, setting the stage and directing the models are almost intrinsic aspects of the creative process. Photographs belonging to other genres, for instance portraits, may or may not be staged or directed. For this exhibition we are looking for images, which have been constructed to create a unique meaning. We invite works created by artists who, in addition to that of the photographer, also assume other creative functions, such as setting or designing the scene, directing the model(s), sometimes designing the costume and set, or even applying makeup and prosthetics. Staged images, however, do not necessarily have to involve human or nonhuman models as they may rely merely on the arrangements of selected objects into a meaningful scene.

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Staged. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in this subject and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed without any photographic genre restrictions. The only requirement is that the photographer had to be involved in constructing the scene that was photographed or she had to direct her model(s) for the image. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.

Prospectus

12/31/2017

Art Ascent Portraits


 

| Theme: 

Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery.

 

| Eligible Submissions: 

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.

 

| Highlights: 

Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.

 

| About ArtAscent: 

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

Prospectus

01/02/2018

DEAR DAVE Magazine


 

For our 27th issue, slated to hit newsstands in Winter 2018, we are holding a call for entries. DEAR DAVE, is looking for photo portfolios that exemplify our mission of showcasing work that is original, unpredictable, and deserving of further recognition.-Work submitted must have been created after January 2015

Prospectus

01/06/2018

Winter 2018 Show

The Curated Fridge
Somerville, MA

 

Open call, no theme.

Submission is FREE
Open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. All mediums are invited. Previous participants are welcome to apply again. If your work was accepted in any of the 2017 shows, please submit files from a different body of work.

 

Juror: J. Sybylla Smith
Prospectus

01/07/2018

I P H O N E O G R A P H Y

Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina

 

Cell Phone cameras surpass many of the DSLRs we once owned. Some of us use our phones as reminders as to where we parked, others create art. The SE Center for Photography is looking for the Art. Any subject, any cell phone and processing app, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our Juror for IPhoneography is Dan Burkholder. A Master platinum printer, Dan was one of the first fine art photographers to champion digital technology by creating the digital negative in 1992. By sharing his pivotal methods, Burkholder has become a unique teacher and mentor for thousands of photographers by bridging the worlds of classic photography with the evolving digital era. He continues to forge ahead into new areas of photography, preaching the fine art potential of the Apple iPhone and the smaller micro 4/3 cameras.

Prospectus

01/08/2018

Krappy Kamera 2018

Soho Photo Gallery
New York, NY

 

Our philosophy at Soho Photo Gallery is that in the hands of any artist great photographs can be made with basic equipment. To explore this talent, we are searching for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses. Examples of some Krappy Kameras are the Holga, Diana, Ansco, and pinhole cameras. You can also create your own Krappy Kamera by using your non-Krappy Kamera (e.g. 4×5, SLR, DSLR) and exchanging the lens with a Krappy Lens (e.g. pinhole body cap or Holga-type lens). Cell phones, disposables and point and shoot cameras are ineligible. Remember, just because a camera is old and moldy doesn’t make it Krappy. The lens is the determining factor.

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01/14/2018

“ONE” 2017

New York Center for Photographic Arts
New York, NY

 

Remember the Three Dog Night song “One is the Loneliest Number”. But is it? In this call we are looking for those images with a single compelling focal point.  It could be a person or thing that is alone in the frame or an element of a large grouping that clearly stands out.  A lot filled with blue cars with a single bright red one would fit the bill as would a portrait reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World”, and the six foot tall teacher surrounded by his or her grade school class.  Selective focus can isolate a single horse from the herd or a single pedestrian from the crowd on a city street.
Once again the possibilities are endless out there – let’s see how you capture them.

Juror: Aline Smithson

Prospectus

01/15/2018

2018 Midwest Photo Emerge

Midwest Center for Photography
Witchita, Kansas

 

Open to all emerging photographers nationwide in the USA. All photographic media is welcome; black & white gelatin silver prints, color c-prints, digital prints, alternative processes, etc…

This is the sixth year of the EMERGE competition. We are looking to give one $250 EMERGE Fellowship Award and exhibition opportunities to emerging photographers. This fellowship opportunity is geared toward photographers looking to launch their art careers through the exposure of exhibition.

Selection will be based upon the series of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. A brief artist statement is optional.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online. One recipient will be awarded the $250 EMERGE Fellowship Award, and receive one year artist representation by MWCP on line.

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

Prospectus

01/15/2018

First Annual South x Southeast Director’s Award

South x Southeast Photo Gallery
Molena, Georgia

 

The Call for Entries for the SxSE Director’s Award is an open call for bodies of work, series, and portfolios. Work must have been made within the previous 10 years. All photographic processes are acceptable. This competition is open to all photographers worldwide over the age of 18.

Winning entries will be eligible for a cash grand prize as well as exhibition opportunities at the center.

Jurors:  Nancy McCrary and Barbara Griffin

Prospectus

 

 

01/15/2018

LENS 2018

Perspective Fine Art Photography
Evanston, IL

 
Perspective Gallery is pleased to announce our eighth annual juried exhibition of photography, LENS 2018. Photographers are invited to submit work for possible inclusion in the exhibition. All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome.
Juror:  Paula Tognarelli
01/15/2018

Loosen Art: ABOUT ME


 

In each creative act we find a trace of a human experience, always recognized as a testimony of an action and / or a choice, but above all as an expression of “yourself”.

The publication About Me will gather shots capable of emphasizing the self-referential speech of “yourself”, highlighting aspects related to identity, to the psychic, cultural and moral world of the human being, able to look at art as a knowledge channel, encounter and sharing with others.

Prospectus

01/15/2018

Myths, Legends, and Dreams

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT

 

Photography has the ability to make visible scenes that never did or never could exist, thus providing artists with the ability to fabricate stories, create legends, and delve into self-reflection. For this exhibition, we seek images that bring us into your world of fantasy and reflection.

The Juror’s Award and Director’s Award recipients will be entitled to a portfolio review with Amy Holmes George.

All captures and processes welcome.

Prospectus

01/31/2018

2018 Aperture Portfolio Prize


 

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

Prospectus

01/31/2018

All About Photo Awards 2018


 

Our third edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photo essay, The Mind’s Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.

Prizes:
Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.
The grand prize is $5,000, the 2nd prize is $2,000, the 3rd prize is $1,500, the 4th prize is $1,000 and the 5th prize is $500!

All winners will have their work published/showcased on Lenscratch, Be-Art Magazine, Daylighted and All About Photo in 2018.
A selection of entrants of particular merit will also be invited to display their work in the Winners Gallery of www.allaboutphoto.com  and on Daylighted.

Who are the judges?

Liu Bolin: Photographer and Artist
Eli Klein: Founder and director, Klein Sun Gallery NYC
Crista Dix: Founder and Director, Wall Space Creative Santa Barbara
Michael Itkoff: Cofounder, Daylight Books
Elisabeth Mouchy: Cofounder & CCO, Daylighted
Marco Gualazzini: Photographer, Winner All About Photo Awards 2017
Ann Jastrab: Editor-in-Chief, All About Photo, Curator, Writer & Educator
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel: Photographer, Founder & Editor All About Photo

Prospectus

01/31/2018

Stories To Art


 

Enter for Your Chance to Sell Your Art, Poems, and Songs On StoriesToArt.com!
StoriesToArt is accepting 300 artists on a first-come, first-serve basis through a juried application process to exhibit and sell work on a unique platform. We welcome distinguished artists from every field, and recent art school graduates are encouraged to apply. Please be sure to include a story with each piece.
Free to Enter
02/11/2018

Fine Art Photography Awards 2018


 

Info: 20 categories divided for professional and amateur level of expertise. Select your best work, submit your photos and have a chance to win over $5,000 in awards.

Prizes:
– $3000 – Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year
– $2000 – Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year

Prospectus

02/15/2018

LoosenArt call for book publication: ABSENCES


 

Call for Book Publication

Your artwork Could also takes part in one of the LoosenArt Collective exhibitions in Rome, Italy.

FREE ENTRY Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme

In this book will be collected pictures that as a whole will express the theme of absence.

“Absence” as a physical and / or mental perception of a lack, or as a necessary condition for the creation of space, rhythm, etc. “Absence” also as a figurative synonym of vacuum, dimension always lived by man, connected to the sense of loss or finding oneself.

Prospectus

03/15/2018

Loosen Art: UNDERWATER


 

Free Entry

This call aims to gather photos for a collective exhibition whose lead theme is “Underwater”. The exhibition will be an occasion to telling and giving testimonies of memories and experiences lived “underwater”, as well as an opportunity to gather works that, through the theme, call uppon the dreamlike state and subconscious.

Prospectus