Thursday, February 4, 2016

CONTEXT 2016 call for entry



Filter Photo is pleased to announce an open call for photographic work for a juried exhibition, Context 2016.  The exhibition will be held at Filter Space and run from March 11 – April 22, with an artists’ reception on Friday, March 18. Context 2016 will be juried and curated by Jennifer Murray, Executive Director of Filter Photo.
A Juror’s choice award and honorable mention will be awarded. The Juror’s choice award comes with a $500 cash prize.

Important Dates:

February 5th: Submissions Close
Mid-February: Entrants are notified of juror’s decision
March 6th: Accepted work must arrive at gallery
March 11th: Exhibition opens at Filter Space
March 18th: Artists’ Reception
 April 22nd: Exhibition closes

Open Theme:

Juror and curator Jennifer Murray will consider all types of photographic work for this 2nd annual survey exhibition of contemporary photography.  This open theme allows for the widest understanding of the medium and current photographic practices.

About the Juror:

Jennifer Murray is the Executive Director of Filter Photo.  She is a Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator with more than 15 years experience working in the city’s arts community.  Prior to her appointment as Executive Director she served as Director of the Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, where she organized a broad range of art and design exhibitions over an eleven-year period. Murray is also a founding member of the curatorial collective The Exhibition Project, for which she has helped organize exhibitions including Expanding the Frame, New Landscapes, and an upcoming exhibition at the Freeport Art Museum. She maintains an active photographic practice herself and was recently awarded grants from both the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Murray is currently an Instructor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago, and she has also spent many years teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago.


All types of photographic work will be considered. The entry fee is $25 for 3 submissions and $5 for each additional submission with a maximum of 6 submissions. Entry is $25 for 6 submissions for current Filter Members.
Digital files should be saved as JPEGs and sized at 72 dpi and 1000 pixels for the longest edge. All files must be titled with last name and first initial of the artist, plus the image number, (e.g. SmithJ1.jpg or DoeJ1.jpg.) Accepted artists agree to their work being used to promote the exhibition.
Entrants will be informed of the juror’s decision in mid February. Artists receive 100% of all proceeds from artwork sales.

SCAD Speaker Lab

SCAD Speaker Lab Winter 2016
Do you have a presentation coming up and want to brush up your skills? Maybe you want to conquer fears and be more confident in front of a crowd. Whether it’s a presentation for a small group or large, you can gain assistance from The SCAD Speaker Lab.
The Speaker Lab is staffed by Communication faculty and is open to the entire SCAD community (students, alumni, staff and faculty) on ground in Savannah and via SCAD Connect for all locations. We offer coaching for any presentation, ranging from a classroom to professional setting, and for individuals as well as for groups. Find out how to design and deliver a persuasive message, finesse your use of visual aids, moderate your anxiety and use nonverbal communication to your advantage as you become a successful presenter.
The Lab is open during weeks four through nine of Winter quarter on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We’re located at the SCAD Museum of Art, Room 213.
Sign up for a 20 minute appointment by going to My SCAD, Resources tab, then scroll down to the Academic Resource Network and you’ll see the link to the Speaker Lab. We’re also now available via SCAD Connect; details are on the Speaker Lab page. Use the Speaker Lab and make your presentation jitters a thing of the past! 

Extended Deadline


Entry deadline extended: February 15.

This is the fourth 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.

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.

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 will also be featured online.

To enter, photographers submit JPEG files to the gallery via email, and follow the online submission form at

Submit up to 5 images for $40, $5 for each additional image.

Exhibition dates: March 25 - April 8, 2016.

To enter and for more information regarding "MIDWEST PHOTO EMERGE", please visit:

National SPE Volunteer Slots Still Open

The Society for Photographic Education's National Conference is still seeking student volunteers.
Constructed Realities
When March 10-13, 2016
Where Las Vegas - Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Keynote Speakers Gregory Crewdson
Featured Speakers Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Lyle Ashton Harris
Honored Educator Jim Stone

open to volunteers and scholarship recipients only

2016 Student Seminar with Mary Virginia Swanson and Susan kae Grant
Thursday, March 10 - 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Pavilion Ballroom

Back by popular demand, this year's student volunteer/scholarship seminar will graciously and enthusiastically introduce participants to the SPE community while providing insight into careers in photography that emphasize education, networking, career choices, opportunities for artists, activism, and professional practices. This intensive workshop focuses on strategies for preparing yourself for life as an artist in today's economy. Discussions will address structures for making work, creating networks and getting your work into the public arena, print sales, licensing existing work, and securing commissions to create new work for clients.


Mary Virginia Swanson
Susan kae Grant

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Savannah Women of Vision

On Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 5:30 p.m., Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull Street
Savannah Women of Vision celebrates an elite cadre of trailblazers whose remarkable ideas, insightful leadership and distinguished service have profoundly sculpted the city of Savannah.
Join us in honoring the intellect, initiative, compassion and strength of these courageous women:
  • Emma Morel Adler
  • Mother Mathilda Beasley
  • Mary Musgrove Matthews Bosomworth
  • Alice Andrews Jepson
  • Nancy N. Lewis
  • Juliette Gordon Low
  • Abigail Minis
  • Flannery O’Connor
  • Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears
  • Frances Wong
This event is free and open to the public.

2nd Annual Photo Contest Honoring Helen Levitt

Deadline is Friday, FEB 5. Cash Prizes, Media Exposure, Exhibition Opportunity. NO ENTRY FEE.

Monday, February 1, 2016

PHOTO ALLIANCE portfolio reviews

Tenth Annual


March 11-13, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 15, 2016.  

Accepting admissions now.

Our World | Addressing the Creative Ways We Explore, Portray, Express and Connect Communities Through Images.

 This event brings together top photography editors, publishers, curators, gallerists, and educators representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from around the U.S. and abroad to meet with engaged photographers, review their portfolios, encourage their careers and exchange opportunities. 
A fantastic opportunity to show your photographs to professionals who publish, exhibit, write and teach.
Get new ideas, make connections, and find opportunities.
Held at the San Francisco Art Institute.

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