Fine Art Photography Daily

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Midwest Center for Photography
Witchita, Kansas


The 11th annual National Photography Fellowship Competition – Developed Work exhibition features 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. Competition for “Developed Work” is based upon a thematically developed body of work. Selected photographers will demonstrate successful representation of working with a concept and developing it into a solid framework resulting in a thematically developed body of photographic work.



Neutral Density Magazine Awards 2019


The highly acclaimed ND AWARDS is a melting pot of some of the world’s most outstanding and talented souls in the field of photography where recognition, prestige and publicity are instantaneously gained by the winning entry. This is an open invitation. Join us and take part in the competition!
Categories: Abstract, Architecture, Cityscapes, Fine Art, Portrait, People, Photojournalism, Nature, Landscape, Nudes, Seascapes, Street, Travel, Underwater, Urban, Wildlife.

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Photographer of the Year and Discovery Of the Year and $7500 in cash prizes.




The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive a total of $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and Award winners catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

SECONDARY COLORS:  Orange, Purple, Green

Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises
A garden of purple is always in bloom!


Juror: Claudia Sohrens- Teaching Artist- International Center for Photography




Who Are You ?

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Denver, CO


The Colorado Photographic Arts Center invites photographers to submit work that addresses the question “who are you?”. For this expansive open call, we invite you to submit work that reflects your understanding and/or interrogation of identity, how it is constructed or deconstructed, and what bearing identity has in ongoing cultural dialogues.

Juror:  Roula Seikaly, independent writer and curator based in Berkeley, CA, and Senior Editor at Humber Arts Foundation.



Light and Shadow

PH21 Gallery
Budapest, Hungary


Creating unique effects with lights and shadows captured by a camera is, according to many, one of the most intriguing means of photographic expression. Photographers have relied on the possibilities offered by the creative use of lights and shadows throughout the history of photography. In some cases lights and shadows are used to the effect of creating a formal compositional element; in others their role is to guide our gaze or focus our attention on specific parts of the image. Some images that rely on the interplay between light and shadow are dark-toned, while others present brightly lit scenes. The ways lights and shadows contribute to photographic meaning only depend on the imagination of the photographer.





PH21 Gallery
Budapest, Hungary


A curated international photography exhibition
October 24 – November 16, 2019, Project Room

The material nature of photographic subjects might be considered trivial, given the very nature of photography itself. There are, however, images whose photographic meaning emerges from the way the photographer approaches the materiality of objects, such as glass, metal, concrete, wooden, plastic, and all the other natural and artificial materials. Masters of photography often studied the texture, form and other physical qualities of objects with respect to their capacity to enrich the composition and the communicative photographic content of images. From architectural photography to still life, from portraits to experimental photographic images and abstract photography, qualities of the subject’s material often gain significance to be noticed and interpreted by the viewer.



Today’s Agenda: Images on Teaching and Learning


Light Leaked invites artists to submit to the exhibition, Today’s Agenda: Images on Teaching and Learning. For this exhibition we seek photographic works connected to issues and ideas of teaching, learning, education, or schooling. We encourage wide interpretations of the theme.



Unique: Alternative Processes 2019

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX


Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “unique: alternative processes 2019 ” to A Smith Gallery by September 23, 2019.  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.  The entry fee is $38 for the first 5 images and $7 for each additional image.  Thirty to thirty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from November 8, 2019 to January 5, 2020.  Receptions will be held on November 30 and December 14, 2019 both from 4 to 8pm.  A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.  Awards are $325 for Juror’s Selection, $250 for Director’s Selection and $100 for Visitors’ Award.

Jurors for “Unique: Alternative Processes 2019″ will be Connie and Jerry Rosenthal, co-founders of Rfotofolio, a non profit dedicated to supporting photographers, educating the viewing public, and supporting brick and mortar exhibitions.



TRANSFORMATIONS- An Exhibition of the Imagination

The Pennsylvania Center for Photography
Doylestown, PA


The very successful TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition is returning for its third year to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography in Doylestown, Pa.  This year we are adding something different, so read on!

 This unique, juried exhibition pays tribute to the vision and skills of photographers who freely express their creativity by whatever means they choose. If you have been rejected from other shows or have had your work questioned because you use textures, composites, filters, or any of the other wonderful tools available to create your own vision, then you have found your home! Welcome to TRANSFORMATIONS!

 The show will feature the PCP’s hallmark format of concurrently running both a traditional print exhibition as well as the very popular large screen digital exhibition for photographers who are too far away to deliver physical prints or who otherwise do not wish to print their images.

 In response to numerous requests, the “Unlimited Exhibition” is returning to provide a showcase for digital art, derivative images, phoneography, and any of the other manifestations of photographically based art.

To make the distinction clear, the original TRANSFORMATIONS Print and Digital Exhibitions remain as they always have been, the major components of the entry are expected to be the work of the photographer.  Using textures, composites, plug-ins, paint programs, adding a bird or two are all fine, but the defining image elements have to be yours.  The Unlimited Exhibition is just that – unlimited – do what you want as long as it has some photographic basis and doesn’t violate someone else’s copyright.  It is its own category from an entry perspective and will be judged separately. It should be a lot of fun!



The Curated Fridge Autumn 2019 Show

The Curated Fridge
Somerville, MA


Open call

Juror: Allison Kemmerer (Mead Curator of Photography and Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Addison Gallery of American Art)
Fees: Free




MILK Open Call for Students



In the Spring of 2019, University of Arkansas MFA students Nicolette Bonagura and Nicole Norman created MILK, a zine publication that features work being made by students. The goal of MILK is to provide an opportunity for students to expand their community and gain exposure.


We are seeking photographic work being made by students at any level (undergraduate, graduate, post-bacc) to be featured in MILK Volume 002: a survey of contemporary photography.


Open call with no theme — show us your best work!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

IG: @photoclubuark


ELIGIBILITY: Must be a student currently enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year.


Email the following information to

Your Name

Name of school, degree, and year (BFA/MFA, freshman, graduate etc.)

Image information: title, date, medium

Proof of $5 submission fee payment (

Image requirements:

1-3 images (jpg, 2000px long edge, 300 dpi)

Naming convention: LastName_FirstName_01.jpg





Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN


Juror | Layne Kennedy

“Night does not show things, it suggests them. It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness. It liberates forces within us which are dominated by our reason during the daytime.” ― Brassai

Spanning two centuries, night photography has captured the collective imagination of the masses. From the infamously long exposures required by early artists, to high speed color films and the advent of digital technology, the subject of the night has inspired an explosion of interest among contemporary artists. Natural vistas, celestial bodies, urban landscapes, factories, artificial structures and nocturnal interludes represent but a few of the limitless subjects of nighttime photography.

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the fundamental qualities that make night photography – from dusk to dawn – a compelling contemporary art form. All subjects (people, places and things), genres, capture types, color, black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.



Analog Forever On Line Exhibit: Speed


For this exhibition, we are looking to explore the idea of capture movement with photography. Tim Scott writes: “Speed and a still photograph. How is it possible to share the feeling of speed with an image that is not moving? This has been the challenge for photographers since the invention of photography. The photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue captured in 1912 perhaps one of the most iconic and influential photographs of speed when he was just 18 years old–and it still confounds and inspires photographers today.

We invite you to submit up to two photographs for this exhibition that capture the concept of speed and movement the way Jacques Henri Lartigue did long ago. The images should convey the idea of movement and/or speed. This does not need to necessarily be of a car but can be of any subject that tells a visual story of movement and speed. There are no limits to the photographs submitted, other than the fact that they are created using an analog film technique or process. The best of these images will be showcased in an online show curated by motorsport and portrait photographer (and Analog Forever Magazine writer) Tim Scott!






Guest-Editor Joanna Milter is interested in reviewing a wide variety of works authored from many different contemporary perspectives. Innovative approaches to all genres of photography, as well as rigorous technical execution and refined aesthetics are therefore essential to successful submissions. Photographers can submit up to 10 photographs drawn from either a single body of work, from different series, and/or as stand-alone images. Joanna will directly review all submissions (no shortlisting) and select the 12 photographers and portfolios she feels most deserve the be on the industry’s radar this winter. In doing so Joannawill also thread through all the different works selected an inspiring common narrative gifting this new JRNL issue with a curatorial character all its own.
JRNL is all analog: all images submitted must have been captured either on film (any format or type) or using other analog imaging processes (paper, glass, alternative processes, etc.). No digital captures are accepted. Works shot on film, then scanned and postedited are all eligible to be entered. JRNL strives to present photography that is current and reflective of today’s critical focuses and societal narratives: work entered must have been thus created after January 2010.



Imagery: Shadow and Light

Art League of Baytown
Baytown, Texas


The Art League of Baytown will again be a participating space for the upcoming FotoFest 2020 Biennial.  Theme for the call isImagery: Shadow and Light.  ALB was established in 1954 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 1963.  Join us in our stand-alone gallery and art education facility as we celebrate the work of fine art photographers from across the USA during FotoFest 2020.  The FotoFest biennial typically draws in excess of 600,000 visitors to the Houston area to celebrate this 6 week long celebration of fine art photography.  We invite you to be a part of this prestigious event.

Our Juror for Imagery: Shadow and Light is Catherine Couturier.  Ms. Couturier is the owner and director of Catherine Couturier Gallery. Upon its inception, the gallery quickly evolved into the premier photography gallery in Houston and sits at the center of Gallery Row. Couturier reviews portfolios for organizations and festivals such as Photo Nola, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and FotoFest, is a juror for Critical Mass, serves on the advisory council of Houston Center for Photography, and give lectures to artists and collectors alike on a myriad of subjects related to the field of fine art photography. The gallery has been a member of AIPAD (Association of Photography Art Dealers) since 1998, the most prestigious institute of its kind in the world.



VIA Arts Prize

Sala Brasil Gallery


UK-based artists of any nationality are invited to submit an original artwork specifically inspired by Ibero-American arts and culture. The winner receives £5,000 from prize sponsor Itaù and a solo show at the Embassy of Brazil next year. Second place wins £2,000 and the final 30 shortlisted works will feature in a group show at the Embassy this November. Submission is free and all mediums are welcome excluding film and performance art.



Portfolio Showcase 6: A Feeling of Home – Real or Imagined – portraits, interiors, landscapes

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY


Portfolio Showcase 6: A Feeling of Home – Real or Imagined – Portraits, Interiors, Landscapes

In each of six shows, the gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work.  The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways:  prints (up to 22″ on longest side) are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18. The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website, press releases, banner and other forms of marketing.



Little by Little

Art Intersection
Gilbert, AZ


Little by Little, an exhibition of small artworks, will present a wide variety of artwork expressed in no more than twelve-inches in any dimension.

Throughout the years we have exhibited many amazing, beautiful, and impactful small works of art, so to highlight this presentation style we have dedicated an exhibition to exceptional art that can truly be appreciated from a more intimate viewpoint that begs for a closer look!

Our juror, Peter Bugg, will select strong works of art in all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, metals, wood, digital media, and more, that are presented perfectly in this intimate twelve-inch small format.



Sensation Feeling: Texture

Gallery 263
Cambridge, MA


Gallery 263 invites artists to submit work that explores the theme of texture for our upcoming regional juried exhibition, Sensation, Feeling: Texture. This exhibition is juried by Vivian Poey, a faculty member in the College of Art and Design at Lesley University. This call is open to residents of New England or those who have lived in New England in the last 5 years. All visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time-based) will be considered.




Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina


The Portrait. Portraits can represent individuals in many different ways. They can be literal representations of a person or they can represent a person symbolically. By the turn of the 20th century, photographs had become the most accessible and popular mode of portraiture.

A portrait sounds like a relatively straightforward thing — a picture of someone — but across time it has proven to be much more elusive. For any rule you might devise to define a portrait, there is always  a bona fide portrait that defies that rule. At a certain point, portraiture seems to be less of a genre than a blurry constellation of suggested guidelines, or even just something you have to see to recognize. That’s when it’s time to stop theorizing and start looking for the best in contemporary portraiture.

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.




TAPPED: Works by Artists and their Current or Former Instructors

Manifest Creative Research Gallery
Cincinnati, Ohio


The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of art by current or former artist/teacher pairs.

The relationship between artists and their current or former instructors can be a powerful one. Even when this bond is left unstated, we carry our professors’ voices forward in time as we mature as artists and people. Out of respect for this artist-teacher bond, and in honor of instructors working hard to help artists tap into a higher mind relative to art and life, we offer TAPPED every year, an annual exhibit that presents paired works of art by current or former artist/teacher pairs.

Submission to this exhibit may be initiated by either party. Artists will seek out an instructor who has been a key teacher to them or whose work they particularly respect and ‘tap’ them to participate in this project submission.




Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy


FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 shots addressing the theme

The photographers of the next exhibition will be interpreters of a photographic genre that inherits an important pictorial tradition: the Still Life.

The Still Life, represents the ideal mode through which the exposed inanimate objects give an expression of themselves, through the endless technique of shooting, enhancing their physical and symbolic qualities .The Still life today is a genre often used to  describe our lifestyle, our passions related to fashion, design, food culture. It’s also used when promoting a commercial product, and above all in the artistic field, often recalling, albeit indirectly, the theme of vanitas when conveying concepts linked to our being in the world.





Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Denver, CO


Entry is open to Colorado residents only.

The Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF) and CPAC are pleased to present their 2nd annual Doors Open Denver Photography Competition, Y/OUR Denver. This is your opportunity to find and photograph your favorite areas of Denver, and enter your images into a juried competition. Thirty images will be showcased on DAF and CPAC websites for this online exhibition.

Juror: Samantha Johnston, Executive Director of CPAC



10th Annual Manifest Prize

Manifest Creative Research Gallery
Cincinnati, Ohio


The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of any media, any genre/style, any size. The Manifest Prize is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of visual art of any kind and be available and capable of being exhibited in one of Manifest’s five galleries. One work will be selected for the award, featured in the gallery, and published. Ten semi-finalist works will also be recognized and published.




TIME BOMBS: An International Call for Works About Anxiety and/or Impending Disaster

Manifest Creative Research Gallery
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works about anxiety, impending disaster, fear, worry, etc.
We live in a world increasingly enervated by the sense that at any moment everything could change, generally for the worse. Individuals, communities, political subcultures, social media spheres, even whole countries are each, it would seem, a ticking time bomb…
Where is the fuse, the key or trigger? How can we detect and diffuse such intense energy-pockets bent on total destruction? Anxiety and fear are like a virus. Perhaps the solution is to acknowledge, examine, and then contain and discard them. Maybe art can help with this by providing an encapsulation of the subject, something that safely externalizes the issue, providing release. And maybe Time is the key…
This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional realism to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental.




People Places Things

Atlanta Photography Group
Atlanta, GA


Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now taking entries for PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS – APG’s collaborative exhibition that will be featured at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center in Madison, Ga. The exhibition will be juried by Samuel Gerace, Photography Curator, Booth Museum.

Juror:  Dr. Samuel Gerace III

Dr. Samuel Gerace III is the Curator of Photography at the Booth Western Art Museum. He studied Fine Art at Shorter University, focusing on traditional oil and egg tempera painting along with darkroom techniques and materials. Samuel received his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Art History, while he received his second Masters in Celtic Studies from the University of Wales. His research areas include: medieval art, historical photography, alternative photography processes, and the power of art to create memories and inspire beliefs.



Public Space


Public Space – take part in a collective photography exhibition in Lisbon

Streets, squares, parks, beaches, forest paths, the public space can take many different forms, but mostly refers to the same basic criteria: it’s a place that is open, free and accessible to its inhabitants, allowing their free movement and expression. A place which provides people opportunities to come together and engage with the community.

 But over the last few years, significant changes in society have been challenging this concept. The introduction of cars, shopping malls, surveillance cameras among other things have led to a growing privatization of the space. The border between public and private is not always clear and private companies are progressively taking responsibilities that used to belong to the public domain.
 In the face of such changes, the place left to the user-citizen seems to be more and more that of the simple consumer of goods and services in a logic of standardized consumption or private property. How can citizens find their way in that changing reality and what remains of the space in itself?
The selected artists will take part in a collective show at Sirigaita in Lisbon in November 2019.

This exhibition is organized in partnership with Habita, a local grassroots organization based in Lisbon and fighting for the Right to Housing and to the City.




Film Photo Award Fall 2019 Grant Period


The bi-annual Film Photo Award will begin accepting submissions for the Fall 2019 Submission Period on September 1, 2019. This award offers three distinct film grants to photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still film-based photography in the 21st century. All emerging, established, and student photographers worldwide, 18 years old or older are invited to submit to one of three available award categories: New Project Award, Continuing Project Award, and Student Project Award,

The award includes:

Continuing Project Award
Recipients choice of:
300 sheets of 4×5, 200 rolls of 120, or 200 rolls of 35mm Kodak Professional film

New Project Award
Recipients choice of:
300 sheets of 4×5, 200 rolls of 120, or 200 rolls of 35mm Kodak Professional film

Student Project Award
Recipients choice of:
150 sheets of 4×5, 100 rolls of 120, or 100 rolls of 35mm Kodak Professional film
In addition, the recipient of the Student Project Award will receive a 4×5 view camera from Standard Cameras.

Recipients choose the Kodak Professional Film emulsion that is best suited for their project from the following list: Portra 160, Portra 400, Ektar 100, Tri-X 400 / 320, T-MAX 100, T-MAX 400.



17th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition

Texas Woman’s University
Denton, TX


Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University, the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition and catalog. This exhibition is open to anyone creating photographic images. All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts as well as video work. The exhibition will be on view to the public at the Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries February 24th through April 13th 2020. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension.

Exhibition proceeds fund the JEG Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography student scholarships in the Department of Visual Arts.



Fellowship 20

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Pittsburgh, PA


Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries Fellowship 20, our annual international photography competition. Winners receive a cash award and a solo exhibition with free Lab @ Silver Eye production support for their show. Winning exhibitions will take place in the summer of 2020. The Fellowship Award recognizes a rising talent or established photographer from anywhere in the world, and the Keystone Award is given to an exceptional photographer living or making work in the state of Pennsylvania.

This year’s International Award juror is Julie Crooks, Assistant Curator, Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario and the Keystone Award Juror is Dan Leers, Curator of Photography at the Carneige Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.





A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX


surroundings : environment, ambience, location, setting, milieu, neighborhood, environs, home, place, scene, vicinity, site, locale, habitat, dwelling….


Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “surroundings” to A Smith Gallery by October 28, 2019. Entries of 11 or more images are eligible for a review of submitted entry images by the gallery directors. The entry fee is $38 for the first 5 images and $7 for each additional image. Fifty to fifty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from December 13, 2019 to January 26, 2020.  Receptions will be held on December 14, 2019 and January 25, 2020 both from 4 to 8pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.  Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, five Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors’ Choice Award.


Juror for “surroundings” will be Kat Kiernan, artist, curator and editor-in-chief of Don’t Take Pictures



N Y Photo Curator: Self-Conscious Curator: Frances Jakubek


Jakubek says, “This exhibition is calling out for image makers who are exploring visual depictions of the self. The photographs should reflect an awareness of existence and consciousness, whether depicting how we perceive our self in a greater conversation, (environmentally, politically, etc), or through self-portraiture. Our personal histories inform our responses to world events, relationships and different circumstances…how do we show this photographically?

Examples of the scope: Elinor Carucci’s photograph, Mother puts on my lipstick from 1993 is an example of direct personal information compared to an image like Patrick Nagatani’s from “Nuclear Enchantment,” discovering his home as it correlates to the history of war. We each have our own unique history and the way we view the world and our place in it; I am interested in viewing images that embody the importance and anxiety of being self-conscious.”



ArtAscent – Motion



Moving or being moved. Shifting, stirring, changing places. The rise and fall. Progress, flow and change in self and society. Dance, sports, adrenalin. Pushing limits, breaking boundaries. Motion is all around us and lives through us. Share your vision of MOTION.

| Eligible Submissions: 

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, 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: 

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be 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. This is our art! 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.



Filter Photo Open Call for Exhibition Proposals

Filter Space
Chicago, Il


All exhibition proposals should relate to photography and/or lens-based artwork, however, this definition is purposefully open-ended—moving-image work, installations, and performances related to photography may all be included in proposals. Artists, curators, and collectives are all welcome to submit proposals. For example, a single artist could submit a proposal for a solo show, or a collective could submit a proposal for a large group show.

Accepted proposals will receive:

  • A 4 to 6-week exhibition at Filter Space to take place 2020 – 2021
  • At least 1 exhibition reception, with refreshments provided
  • The opportunity to host an event in conjunction with the exhibition (e.g. a workshop or artist talk)
  • Exhibition marketing, including printed postcards, an email blast to Filter Photo’s mailing list, and other social media promotion
2019 Exhibition Review Panel
Matt Austin – Founder Candor Arts
Natasha Egan – Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Kris Graves – Photographer and Publisher, Kris Graves Projects
Colleen Keihm – Executive Director, LATITUDE
Tonika Lewis Johnson – Visual Artist and Photographer
Juli Lowe – Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery
Jennifer Murray – Executive Director, Filter Photo
Rafael Soldi – Artist and Curator

10th Annual PHOTOBOOK Show

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY


1 call, 2 exhibits: Davis Orton Gallery (December 2019) & Griffin Museum of Photography (tea: 2020)

Jurors: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography and Karen Davis, Curator, Co-owner Davis Orton Gallery

PHOTOBOOK, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have self-published a photobook.  There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, viovio, iphoto, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25.

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. Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photography books of any size, format, or style.



2nd Annual Books and Readers Group Show

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY


2nd Annual Books and Readers Group Show – Photographs and photo-based works of books, readers and books AND readers at Davis Orton Gallery.

All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18.

Show accompanies Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition.





Loosen Art Project


Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. February 2019

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 shots addressing the theme

Besides we are living in an overcrowded world, there are still sparsely populated areas, hidden somewhere, where life (and its pace) is really different. Try to capture and depict the essence of those places, framing small cities and villages, but also landscapes (and their contradictions, where and when existing) and their inhabitants.





Jadite Gallery
NYC, New York


The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition, on the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the PATTERNS AND SHADOWS catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page. Winners and Juror’s Selections will be invited to participate in a gallery show, in the Spring of 2019 at the JADITE GALLERY in the exciting Hell’s Kitchen area in Manhattan



Monochrome Awards 2019


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

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Monochrome Photographer of the Year and Monochrome Discovery of the Year and $3000 in cash prizes.

We’re accepting single images from the following categories: Architecture, Abstract, Conceptual, Beauty/ Fashion, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nude, Nature, People, Photomanipulation, Photojournalism, Portrait, Wildlife.

Innovate Grant – Call for Photographers Fall 2019


Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Fall 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.
Innovate Grant  is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We’ve simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.




Midwest Center for Photography
Witchita, Kansas


TEN X TEN celebrates the wide range of creative expression within the square photographic format. The unique juxtapositions of this grid format exhibition is exciting to experience in the gallery, creating contrasts and similarities through the interplay of images.

TEN X TEN is an annual small works exhibition focusing on offering affordable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each, with an opening reception in December for end of the year sales. Support the shop small, shop local business model and participate in this exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: December 6 – December 31, 2019

Open to all photographers internationally. Open to all subject matter and types of image capture; digital, film, iphone, etc.



2020 Sony World Photography Awards


The Sony World Photography Awards is free to enter and photographers can submit images shot with any type of device – from a smartphone to a mirrorless camera. Now in its 13th year, the Awards consist of four competitions with categories for everyone and offer both established and emerging artists world-class opportunities and exposure.

All images are judged by industry experts from across the world. A total prize fund of $60,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between the four winning photographers, alongside with being exhibited on the exhibition tour worldwide and published in the official Sony World Photography Awards book.



L A Photo Curator: Introspective Matter Curator: Michael Kirchoff


Kirchoff says, “The objects of our past, the forms of nature, or the gadgets of a modern life are all the effects that capture our attention and force us to memorialize them in our photographs. They seize the light that gives them structure and uphold the memories that give us our past. What is it that commands your attention enough to show the world how you feel and how you refine the tactile qualities of what intrigues you in the form of a still life photograph? For this exhibition, all types of process or method are accepted, with the play of light and form being the defining traits that receive greatest admiration.”


12/05/2019 – 12/12/2019

57th Annual Juried Competition

Masur Museum of Art
Monroe, LA


The Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana invites contemporary artists working in any medium to enter the 55th Annual Juried Competition. Best in Show receives $1,000, and total awards are $3,200. Entry fee is $10/artwork (min 2/max 5 artworks).

Juror: Allison Glenn, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.




Loosen Art Project


Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. 2019

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 shots addressing the theme

As the title of this call says, the works collected on the occasion of the next LoosenArt collective will expose a theme that has always been subject to interpretations: the mirror, a means of symbolic and conceptual connotations through which the artists of the past have conveyed analytical and metaphorical meanings.

From the reflection of Caravaggio’s “Narcissus” to Pistoletto’s shattered mirrors, these are just some of the examples that testify of a continuum in the history of art in reflecting on the very concept of “reflection”, a further confirmation of the intrinsic nature of the creative act, that of the exposition of the self and of our perception of the world, interior and exterior, through the execution of the artwork that becomes the mirror of the self.



Manifest Gallery: 8th International Photography Annual


The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works that incorporate the lens or photographic process in some significant way, including manipulated and mixed processes.

INPHA is not a gallery exhibition. It does not require shipping works to Manifest. It is an award-winning non-profit hardcover publication with cash awards.
INPHA is open to a very broad range of lens-based and photographic submissions. This is not just for ‘photographers’ and ‘photography’ but also for anyone working creatively in a visual art (or design) field with work that incorporates the lens or photographic process in some significant way, including manipulated and mixed processes.
As with all Manifest projects, we are open to learning just what’s being done that fits within this broad scope.

($2000 in Cash Awards)




Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy


nternational Group Exhibition in Berlin or Rome city April 2020

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 shots addressing the theme

Transitions and displacements are the objects of reflection for our call. The concept of the two terms is a recall to the “liquid” vision of contemporary philosophy. Transitions, displacements, mutations of condition are the prerogatives of a fluid approach to reality, prerogatives of a free change in the state of things that allows full organic adherence to the environment and to the context in which each subject / object is immersed .
The works that will take part in the exhibition will represent an excursus on the subject, addressed both from a physical, chemical and biological poin of view and from a social, cultural and political one.




Midwest Center for Photography
Witchita, Kansas


The Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition is an annual subject-matter based exhibition for photographers to categorize their best photographs to the following genres and compete for the awards: LANDSCAPE  – PORTRAIT – INTERIOR SPACE – DOCUMENTARY – CLOSE-UP.

The MWCP Juried Exhibition gives $500 in Director’s Choice Awards, $100 for each of the five categories.

Selected photographers will have their work featured in the gallery and online. MWCP will provide the printing for this exhibition at no cost to the photographers, and rental frames will be available.




Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy


Free Entry
Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 shots addressing the theme.
Group Exhibition in Berlin or Rome city. May 2020

“Abstraction”, from the Latin “abstractio”, is the process of thought for which an element is isolated from all the others to which it was connected and is considered as a particular object of research, the same procedure that tends to separate the essential qualities of an object to obtain the universal concept about that.

We find a procedural peculiarity in the expressive language adopted in the twentieth century with the artists who interpret abstract art, where the separation operation is carried out with the intention of exalting that still too unknown side of the human being: emotionality and perceptions subjective of reality. It is thus that form becomes the result of the encounter between man and the world, in an alternation of empathy, of getting closer to reality and escaping from it.