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10/20/2017

The Surreal Show

Specto Art Space
Harrisonburg Area, Virginia

 
Surrealistic photography and digital art has been steadily rising in popularity in the past five years, Specto hopes to mount a show dedicated to showing these works which push the boundaries of imagination. Show us your best fantastical scenes and creations, portraiture, landscapes, anything as long as it involves some sort of surrealistic elements.
10/23/2017

2018 Fellowship Exhibition

Houston Center for Photography
Houston, Texas

 
Houston Center for Photography’s 2018 Fellowship Exhibition call for entry is open for submissions! Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each, a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2018 and a spread in spot magazine. 
 
One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship.
 
This year’s juror is Charlotte Cotton, who is currently Curator in Residence at the Metabolic Studio, LA. Previously, she was Curator in Residence at the International Center of Photography in New York.
10/23/2017

The Shape of Things

PH21 Gallery
Budapest, Hungary

 

A juried international photography exhibition

November 23 – December 16, 2017

Objects in our visual environment come in many forms and photographers are often intrigued by the shape of things. In some photographic genres the images of things have a simple, depictive function; they are merely part of a complex image that may consist of several recognizable objects but their shape is not significant in the overall composition of the image. At the other end of the spectrum, abstract photography concentrates of the shape of things for their own sake up to a point when we can no longer recognise the objects themselves. Between being either insignificant or the only significant element, the shape of recognizable things may also be the driving compositional component of an image. That is, the shape of things may be of central importance to the composition of photographs not only in abstract photography but also in other genres. These images capture our attention and stand out for their creative form.

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed The Shape of Things. 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; we are looking for photographs in which the shape of things is a significant compositional element. The only restriction is that the object(s) in the photograph must be recognisable. Apart from that, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.

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10/24/2017

8th Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

1 call for work, 2 exhibitions

Davis Orton Gallery, 2017

Griffin Museum of Photography, 2018

Jurors: Karen Davis, co-owner, curator Davis Orton Gallery

Paula Tognarelli, executive director, curator

Griffin Museum of Photography

Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photography books of any size, format, or style. Submissions will be judged on the basis of: book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography;  and emotional impact of the overall book.

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10/27/2017

2017 COMPAS photo competition: Mobility in an Unstable World


 

This is an annual competition run by the Centre on Migration,Policy and Society (COMPAS), based at the University of Oxford.

 

For this year’s competition theme, Mobility in an Unstable World, we are looking for photos and illustrations exploring migration in a world where societies and governments are facing dramatic shifts and challenges. There are prizes: £250 and £100 will be awarded for the winning entries. Ten runners-up will be awarded £50 each.

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10/27/2017

8th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Awards (FSPAA)

La Galerie of Alliance Francaise de Singapour
Singapore,

 

This photography competition aims to feature French and Singaporean professional artists. The top 10 finalists of the competition will win a group exhibition in La galerie.

The artists should have a French or Singaporean citizenship to be eligible, although they don’t have to necessarily be based in either France or Singapore.

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10/29/2017

MIRROR, MIRROR

Foley Gallery
New York, NY

 

Foley Gallery is excited to announce a call-for-entry for our upcoming exhibition Mirror, Mirror.  Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to submit original work for consideration.

Mirrors and Beauty go hand in hand. Originally an incantation in the Brothers Grimm 19th-century story Little Snow-White and expanded upon in Disney’s version more than 100 years later, “Mirror, mirror” has us questioning what beauty is and how it can be measured.

Mirrors are reflective surfaces, typically constructed of glass coated with a metal amalgam that reflects a clear image. You can take our theme literally and look to the properties of a mirror or reflective surface, or you can look at a mirror as metaphor for beauty. You artwork need not have a depiction of an actual mirror in it to be considered.

 

Juror: Elinor Carucci

 

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10/31/2017

5th Ozone Zone International Photo Salon


 

opens 1 June 2017, early bird discount ends on 31 July, closing on 31 October 2017.
Open to all photographers, amateurs and professionals from around the world.

Our 5th anniversary edition runs under patronage of RPS, PSA, IUP, GPU and other top photo associations.
It means high level of judging, fair rules,  finest medals, awards, and cash (216 awards all together) and high acceptance level. Accepted images count towards above organizations’ photo distinctions respected around the world.  Our sponsor – 1X.com gives free PRO accounts to selected winners.

Low entry fee,  beautiful anniversary edition catalog for all entrants. This year categories:
Open color, monochrome, Love, Portrait & Nude.
Our goal is to promote fine, artistic photography with a positive message, highlighting the beauty of our world and positive changes.
Enter your best works, celebrate with us and win.

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10/31/2017

StorieToArt: Freebie1017


 

StoriesToArt is accepting 300 artists through a juried application process to exhibit and sell work on a unique platform. Artists are judged on a first-come, first-served basis. We welcome distinguished artists from every field, and recent art school graduates are encouraged to apply.

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11/05/2017

ABSTRACT

Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina

 

The SE Center for Photography is looking for non-representational imagery, though it can be from found objects in nature, man made or figurative works. We’re seeking images that do not attempt to represent external reality, but seek to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and texture.

Our Juror for the Abstract Image is Adam Finkelston. Adam is the owner, publisher and co-editor of, The Hand Magazine: A Magazine For Reproduction-based Arts, an internationally- recognized quarterly art magazine.

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11/13/2017

Fellowship 18

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Pittsburgh, PA

 

Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 18, our international photography competition. Now in its 18th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania.

New this year, in addition to the International and Keystone Award winners, one Publication Prize winner will be awarded to an artist with an exceptional body of work. The Publication Prize awards a limited-edition print-run publication based on the winner’s submitted body of work co-published and distributed by Spaces Corners (Pittsburgh).

Jurors:  Lucy Gallun and Melissa Catanesa

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11/13/2017

The Portrait

Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN

 

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.

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11/13/2017

The State of America

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT

 

What images reflect your feelings about America today? Are you worried about our political state? Our changing climate? The reality of the American dream for your family and others? Are you horrified by what you see, or do you have renewed hope for the future?

Regardless of your opinions or nationality, we welcome images that evoke the broad range of emotions and events of this astounding period in United States history. All capture methods and processes are welcome. We anticipate a varied and interesting exhibition!

Juror: Jim Richardson

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11/15/2017

Black and White Photography Now

South x Southeast Photo Gallery
Molena, Georgia

 

“I am open to a wide array of approaches and subjects, but am specifically interested in work that feels “modern” rather than anachronistic. What kind of work can be made in the medium of b/w photography that in some way reflects and clarifies for us the world we live in now?” Juror Mark Steinmetz

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11/15/2017

OPEN THEME/ Portfolio ShowCase 11

Center For Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, CO

 

Each submitted portfolio is evaluated as a cohesive body of work. One artist will be selected to receive the $1,000 ShowCase Award and be offered a solo exhibition at C4FAP. Ten photographers will be chosen to have their twelve-image portfolios published in the Center’s annual Portfolio ShowCase publication. There will be an accompanying online exhibition with links to artist’s websites. In addition, two selected images from each artist will be exhibited at The Center for Fine Art Photography in the Portfolio ShowCase Group Exhibition.

Juror: Cathy Kimball

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11/19/2017

Monochrome Photography Awards 2017


 

This is an annual award for all photographers using black and white photography.

Over a dozen categories allow entrants to specify definitions of photographic specializations and their large diversity allows adequate representation of photographers in several key areas. We’re accepting single images from the following categories: Architecture, Abstract, Conceptual, Beauty/ Fashion, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nude, Nature, People, Photomanipulation, Photojournalism, Portrait, Wildlife.

With the penultimate mission of celebrating monochrome visions and discovering great talents across the globe, Monochrome Photography Awards is one of the most coveted and enviable annual competitions in the field of amateur and professional photography.

We are open to all points of view, all levels of expertise, and all ideas of black and white photography. In the same vein, the winners of the Professional and Amateur categories will receive the titles: Monochrome Photographer of the Year and Monochrome Discovery of the Year along with cash prizes.

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11/20/2017

Portraiture

Specto Art Space
Harrisonburg Area, Virginia

 
The Portrait has been the focus of the artists gaze for as long as art has existed. We want to see your best portraits! Any portrait will do, self, friends, family, pets, anything! Accepting photography, graphic design, digital art, digital paintings, video art, gifs, cinemegraphs, iphoneography, scanography, anything that can be displayed digitally or printed with an inkjet printer.
11/25/2017

3rd Edition Rotterdam Photo: FAKE/TRUTH

Art Rotterdam
Deliplein,

 

Free entry

For the third edition of Rotterdam Photo we invite independent practitioners, art students and publishers and other photography organizations to showcase their work to a broad audience. Rotterdam Photo rises in the form of a container village at Deliplein, Rotterdam (Netherlands) during the Art Rotterdam Week from 8 – 11 February 2018.

We invite our applicants to present their images within the context of our theme. Whether you consider yourself an image-maker that exclusively focuses on representing the truth or someone that manipulates and challenges what we perceive as real, we invite any artist that works in the realm of visual culture to apply for the upcoming edition of the festival. We welcome manifold interpretations and opinions that express all the different shades of grey that exist between photographic truth and reality.

The selected photographers get the opportunity to showcase their work alongside our curated exhibitions and an elaborate fringe programme. Together, Rotterdam Photo presents a contemporary view on photography in context of the theme FAKE | TRUTH. 

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11/27/2017

#tpsNewVisions: A Student Show

Tammy Cromer Gallery
Dallas, Texas

 
Texas Photographic Society is super excited to launch a new call for entry. #tpsNewVisions is open-themed, and submissions from students of all levels internationally are encouraged (must be at least 18 years old). All photographic based work is welcome including digital, silver, alternative processes, and book arts. You do not need to be a member of TPS to enter. However, you may join TPS and enter this competition at the same time for a special discount.
$1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for this show.
Juror: Kenda North, Professor and former Head of Photography at the University of Texas, Arlington
11/27/2017

5th Annual Juried Highlands Art and Photography Exhibit

Morris Museum
Morristown, NJ

 

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition is sponsoring the 5th Annual Juried
Highlands Art and Photography Exhibit at the Morris Museum.  All artists
over 18 years of age, regardless of experience are invited to enter.

All 2D work (paintings, drawings, pastels, watercolors, photography, etc.)
will be considered as long as it features the landscapes, flora, fauna,
natural, cultural and/or historic resources of the Highlands of NY, NJ, PA
and CT (depictions of flora and fauna outside of the Highlands region will
be accepted if those species are typically found in the Highlands).

Curated by New Jersey photographer and Coalition trustee Dwight Hiscano,
juried by a panel of prominent local artists and gallery owners, and
judged by Alexandra Willis, curator for the Morris Museum.

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11/30/2017

50treats

Treat Gallery
NYC, New York

 

We’re holding our most ambitious project to date:

50 artists. 50 states. 1 exhibition.

Each artist selected will “takeover” treat gallery’s “@50treats” instagram handle for 7 days, taking one photograph, using only their cell phone, once a day. (7 images total)

Jurors will select one image from each artists takeover, and we will have an exhibition of 50 photos, available for sale, at $50 each, (in an edition of 5) in an exhibition in New York City in early 2019. $25 of each sale will benefit the charity or nonprofit designated by the applicant, and $25 will go directly to the artist. Printing pf photographs will be courtesy of treat gallery.

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12/03/2017

SHADES OF BLACK AND WHITE

Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina

 

The SE Center for Photography is looking for Shades of Black and White. For the first 100 years of photography monochrome was the only choice. When asked to name a fine art photographer, one usually thinks of those of 1930s-70s, masters of black and  white, shadow and light, form and contrast. The photographers of today turn to shades of black and white for the same expressive ability of monochrome and we’re looking for the best.

Black-and-white or toned, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Juror: Susan Burnstine

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12/10/2017

International Photographer of the Year 2017


 

IPOTY creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. We celebrate creativity and ambition, and we support artists to develop and present their work through competition. 4000$ in cash prizes.

Be recognized and rewarded for your photographic accomplishments, submit your best work to the International Photographer of the Year 2017.

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12/15/2017

The Mask

Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy

 
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
The call is open to the artists who work in the field of photography.
The theme is that of the mask, a symbol of a human existence paradox, often indispensable to reveal the reality, the nature of world things or the emotional feeling. The mask as a filter, occultation, lie, mimesis, protection, as escape from himself or as a means through which to identify yourself in the other …
Already known in the literature and the history of art, the theme of the mask is more topical than ever, becoming a subject of reflection connected to the identity built into the sharing channels of the virtual world.
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

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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.

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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

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