Saturday, November 21, 2015

call for entries: In Celebration of Trees

Call for Entries
In Celebration of Trees 
Juror: Tom Zetterstrom
Closes for entries December 7
Gallery exhibition January 27 to February 26, 2016

For this exhibition, we seek photographs that celebrate trees in all their forms, all their seasons, and all their locations.   

Tom Zetterstrom, who has devoted much of his long career to photographing trees, has agreed to jury this exhibition.
He will select 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and another 40 images for exhibition in our online gallery. All 75 will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog.
©Tom Zetterstrom

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Penland Internship Opportunity

Penland School of Crafts
Community Collaboration Intern 
(Teaching Artist Initiative)

Penland School of Crafts is seeking an intern to work with our Teaching Artist in the Schools during spring 2016. A full description of the internship is available here. Please share this opportunity with anyone you feel would be interested.

Penland School of Crafts

Community Collaboration Intern (Teaching Artist Initiative)

The Teaching Artist internship position begins in early March and ends in late May, 2016 (specific dates are negotiable). The position is full time (minimum of 35 hours/week). The internship is unpaid, but offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a dynamic, creative educational community and work with accomplished professionals in a mutual-learning and knowledge-sharing environment. All housing and meals will be provided at no charge to the intern for the duration of the internship period. During periods when Penland’s dining hall is closed, the intern will receive a $75/week food stipend. Class and studio access is not provided, but informal studio space will be available in the Ridgeway Building classroom when not in use.
Penland will work with applicants seeking educational credit for the internship. Details can be discussed in the interview process.

This position provides close exposure to the skills and teaching philosophy employed by Penland’s Teaching Artist Initiative. This is an assistance position. Work includes materials preparation, classroom setup and maintenance, teaching assistance, and administrative support. Program activities take place in Penland’s teaching studio at Ridgeway and in three partner schools. Hands-on activities include a variety of bookmaking and painting processes. The intern will work with over 500 students over the course of the semester.

Read the complete position description.
Applications will be reviewed starting December 8, 2015.

Monday, November 16, 2015

LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015, Deadline: Monday, December 21, 2015

We want to discover the most interesting photographers on the planet. LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 aim to discover and showcase the world's best contemporary photographers — including all genres of photography, and from diverse cultures on every continent. In our 7th year for this competition, our focus continues to be on helping photographers of all levels to gain global recognition and move forward in their careers. Our international jury will select six top winners as well as 25 finalists. These are our largest and most prestigious awards of the year and YOU are invited to submit your best photographs to gain worldwide exposure.
Deadline: Monday, December 21, 2015

Free Submission Review with Every Series Entry!

Enter a series in LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 and get a free submission review! We believe that every photographer who enters deserves thoughtful feedback on their work. That's why we've recruited over a dozen top photo editors, portfolio reviewers, curators, and other industry professionals to give you constructive feedback on your photography plus recommendations for improving your practice.
This new offering has become one of the most meaningful services at LensCulture. We are delighted with the continued feedback from photographers:

Open to All Types of Photography


Projections at International
Photo Festivals 

Visibility with
LensCulture Insiders 

LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 Printed Annual 

Immediate Exposure on LensCulture & Social Media 

Live, Online Review Session With Photo Industry Experts 

Massive Online Promotion


Cash AwardsExhibition at Photo London

Graphis Photography Annual 2016

Enter Graphis Photography Annual 2016

Mission Statement

Graphis is committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography and Art/Illustration. In addition to the Platinum, Gold, and Silver winners, Graphis also embraces rising talent, all of whom have an equal presence on our archives. In the hardcover Annuals, Platinum and Gold winners get full-page exposure, Silvers are also included, and all Merits are listed. Up to 500 entries from each competition may be included on the online archive for future reference.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Reception for exhibition: 'Small Works'

A curated selection of affordable works
Join us for a reception celebrating "Small Works," an annual juried exhibition of work by SCAD students, alumni, professors and staff. All works are for sale and measure 18 inches or less in all dimensions. The majority of the art can be purchased for less than $300 per piece, and the exhibition includes photography, paintings, prints, jewelry, fibers, sculptures, artist books, ceramics and illustrations. 

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
6-7:30 p.m.

Gutstein Gallery
201 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, Georgia

The exhibition is on view Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, through Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Chris Constas at 912.525.4743 or

Cell Phone Photography Contest

Hello fellow photographers,
Send us your mobile imagery! Cell Phone Photography IV: Moving Past the Camera is accepting submissions through December 7, 2015. This year's competition will be juried by Meri Aaron Walker, a veteran photojournalist and printmaker based in Talent, Oregon, who now works exclusively in iPhoneography. Walker will award $1,000 total in cash prizes for this show, which will debut on Texas Photographic Society's website in January 2016. Also, a catalog will be designed to accompany the online exhibition. This call is open-themed, and submissions from artists of all levels internationally are encouraged. You do not need to be a member of TPS to enter. Although, you are welcome to join at the time of entry to save $10 or more on your membership fee (read more about TPS member benefits here). So, submit your work today!

Photographer's FORUM contest



1st PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $2,000 cash grant
1st PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $2,000 cash grant
2nd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $1,250 cash grant
2nd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $1,250 cash grant
3rd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $500 cash grant
3rd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $500 cash grant
4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: COLLEGE :: Five $250 grants
4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: HIGH SCHOOL :: Five $250 grants
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

The top 16 winning photos will be published in the May 2016 issue of Photographer's Forum. All contest finalists, top 8% of all entries, will be published in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2016 (June 2016).
    • Final Deadline entry fee is $6.95 per photo entered before December 4, 2015.
    • Rights remain with photographer.
    • Subject matter is open.

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