Monday, May 30, 2016

A juried exhibition of documentary photography


With Our Own Eyes
A juried exhibition of documentary photography

from the series "We All We Got" by Carlos Javier Ortiz


RayKo Photo Center will be hosting an exhibition of documentary work in both our main gallery and side gallery. This is an open call for photographic work exploring the genres of street photography, photojournalism and the social documentary. We're looking for powerful visual storytelling about anyone, anywhere and anything. Surprise us.
Best of Show - $500 cash prize plus the winning photographer and photographic essay will be published on There are also 4 honorable mention juror awards. All winning images will be exhibited in our San Francisco gallery.
JURORS:  Judy Walgren & Ann Jastrab
is the Editorial Director for ViewFind, a robust visual storytelling platform. Previously, she was the Director of Photography at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she managed a staff of visual content producers, photo editors and pre-press imagers for print and digital platforms. She has also worked for the Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News and the Dallas Morning News. Walgren received a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting with a team from the Morning New for their series dealing with violent human rights against women. She received her Masters in Fine Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in January 2016. Walgren lives in San Francisco.
Ann Jastrab is the Gallery Director at RayKo Photo Center. The RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten shows annually featuring many nationally and internationally recognized artists. Ann regularly participates as a curator, juror, and reviewer for a multitude of organizations: the SF Arts Commission, the Academy of Art in SF, Artspan, SFAI, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, Fotofest, Photolucida, GuatePhoto, Review Santa Fe, Review LA, PhotoAlliance (Our World), SPE, Medium, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Filter, Lishui International Photography Festival in China, and Critical Mass. She has also been teaching courses at the Maine Media Workshops (formerly the Maine Photographic Workshops) in Rockport, Maine since 1994.
Deadline for Submissions:  June 29, 2016

Entry Fee:  $30 (up to 3 images); $5 for each additional image
All entries must be jpegs, not bigger than 3MB, longest side sized to 1280 pixels
Save files with artist's last name, first name, and image title, for example:  Smith_Jane_Pigeons01.jpg
Any work deemed misrepresented by its digital file will be declined
Online submissions accepted only via Lensculture
Download a copy of the prospectus PDF here
Notification of juried results will be mailed or emailed on July 3, 2016
Accepted artists will be invited to send or deliver actual work.  All work must be framed or mounted with a wire affixed and ready to hang.  NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS.  Entries are handled with great care, however, RayKo assumes no liability for work on its premises.  All selected works must be for sale.  RayKo retains 40% commission on all photographs sold, so price accordingly. Selected images may be used for promotion of the exhibition.
All work must be original. Works previously shown at RayKo are not eligible. The juried exhibition is open to all photographers, national and international.
June 29, 2016:  Deadline for submissions
July 3, 2016:  Notifications sent
July 26, 2016:  Hand delivery day
July 28, 2016:  Deadline for shipped works
August 3 - September 9:  Exhibition on view
August 3, 2016:  Opening reception, 6-8pm
September 10-11, 2016:  Pick up hand-delivered work
September 23, 2016:  Works shipped by

Best Portfolio 2016 contest

Submit your portfolio
You can submit your portfolio until October 3, 2016

The best portfolio will be exhibited totally free for 2 weeks in Blank Wall Gallery (on both floors)
The artist will be able to present up to 36 photographs.

1. The exhibition will be presented on the Blank Wall Gallery web page as is the case with all the solo exhibitions.
2. Blank Wall Gallery will produce the prints the artist will choose for the exhibition, with a maximum of 36 photographs, in our printing labs, completely free of charge.
3. Newsletter and invitations for the opening night will be sent to all the contacts of the gallery.
4. Personalised Press Release will be sent to magazines so that the exhibition gains exposure.
5. The winner will be awarded a Certificate of achievement by Blank Wall Gallery.
6. A free submission for the next Best Porfolio competition will also be given to the winner.
7. At the end of the exhibition Blank Wall Gallery will create a detailed folder with publications, photographic material from the exhibition, posters and any other material and will send it to the artist.

Two portfolios will receive a certificate of honorable mention and they will be entitled to submit 10 photographs in one of the following group contests of Blank Wall Gallery.
All participants to the Best Portfolio 2016 Contest will have a 25% discount for future prints that will be made at the Blank Wall Gallery lab until the end of 2017.
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Color Contest: Blank Wall Gallery

Calling for submissions
Deadline: Thursday June 9, 2016
We see and think in color. Colors can be found everywhere. They play a dominant role in our lives and our psychology. They have the power to create moods, evoke emotions, make our days brighter or duller and show the world in a different way. They attract our attention and provoke our creativity. In Blank Wall Gallery we would like to see photographs full of color, with the power to create strong feelings. All means of photography are accepted.
Choices Announced: Saturday June 11, 2016
Exhibition: Saturday July 2 – Friday July 15, 2016

 more info...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Participants must be over the age of 18 and a student enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education. Adobe tools must have contributed to the creation of the entry.

For a full list of eligibility criteria refer to the official rules.

Click here for the Competition Description

Adjunct Faculty positions

Adjunct Faculty, Commercial Photography
Institution: Mount Ida College

Adjunct Faculty - Photography
Adjunct Faculty - Photography

Lecturer, Studio Art, Photography Institution: University of Kentucky

Lecturer, Studio Art, Photography

Exhibition proposals at the Cultural Arts Gallery for the 2017 calendar year

Cultural Arts Gallery
Exhibition Proposal

Calling All Artists! The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting exhibition proposals at the Cultural Arts Gallery for the 2017 calendar year.
All mediums will be considered for a non-degree seeking solo or group exhibitions, including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include a cover letter, a resume, an artist statement, a previous exhibition record, 10-12 digital images of the work to be considered, and a self-addressed stamped envelope if the proposal needs to be returned.
The deadline for submissions is September 9, 2016 at 4 p.m.Proposals should be submitted to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. Proposal guidelines are available online or by calling (912) 651-6783.

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