Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Extended Deadline

2011 Developed Work

2012 National Photography Fellowship Competition
"Developed Work"-

Submission Deadline Extended: February 15, 2012

$500 Fellowship Award

$40 Entry Fee

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

Open to all photographers nationwide.

Submit jpeg images online.
One fellowship recipient will be awarded the $500 Developed Work Fellowship Award to assist with the continued development of the artists' work, and one year artist representation.

Competition for "Developed Work" is based upon a cohesive body of work rather than on individual images. Artists must submit an artist statement outlining the aesthetic and conceptual intensions of their body of work.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition opening Friday,
March 30th, and will be featured online.


Center Gallery at the Midwest Center for Photography opened in 2008 and is located in Wichita's Douglas Design District. We are dedicated to the creative exploration of the medium of photography. The gallery provides exhibition opportunities in a commercial venue for emerging and nationally recognized mid-career artists. Public programming is provided through lectures and workshops which promote a creative discourse and an educational understanding of contemporary photography. The organization and presentation of the innovative exhibitions coincide with Wichita's vibrant Final Friday Art Crawl.

Keep informed of the current and upcoming events at the Midwest Center for Photography website:


Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, Center Gallery at the Midwest Center for Photography

Monday, January 30, 2012

LENSCRATCH Exhibition Opportunities

LENSCRATCH Exhibition Opportunities

LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition and ALL photographs will be published. I firmly believe in having occasional unjurored opportunities that allow for community and conversation.

Submission Guidelines:
Image size: 72dpi at 1000px on the long side

Send name, title, location (where you captured the image), and link to your work (website or other)

Aline Smithson, The Red Rose, Los Angeles, CA (http://www.alinesmithson.com)

In the subject of your e-mail, type the name of the exhibition (example:LOVE) and e-mail to:

If your images are sized incorrectly or the submission is incomplete, they will not be posted.

Submission Categories and Due Dates:
Due date: February 8th
LOVE Exhibition to run on February 14th
Due date: March 28th
ANIMALS Exhibition to run on April 3rd
Due Date: May 3rd
MOTHER Exhibition to run on Mother's Day, May 13th.
Photographs can be old family photos-all interpretations open

submit proposals for solo and group exhibitions


for the 2012 - 2013 EXHIBITION SEASON!

Please submit proposals for solo and group exhibitions.

The season will run from September 2012 – June 2013.

621 Gallery is located in Railroad Square Art Park in Tallahassee, Florida. It is the largest contemporary art space in North Florida.

For detailed application information, please visit:




Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mac-on-Campus Call for entries

Mac-on-Campus Featured Student Call for Entries
Win BIG prizes and be featured in Resource Magazine

For more info and to submit work

also check out

last year's winner: our very own Jim Lind
© Jim Lind

Call for Images Contexts quarterly magazine

Call for Images: February 20th deadline

Contexts (contexts.org) is a quarterly magazine devoted to social analysis. We are soliciting photos, illustrations and images for these topics and more for our next issue:

· Occupy Wall Street

· Do U.S. prisons breed Islamic terrorism? Not so much.

· Surrogate motherhood as a labor “choice” in Bangalore

· Latin ballroom dancing and production of the body

· The power of Institutional Review Boards over research

· Feminist scholarship – and an icon in the field

· “Crowdsourcing”

· The Help’s portrayal of African-American domestic workers

· MAKE ART/STOP AIDS project: art as communication

· Sexualization’s real impact on girls

· Diseased entertainment: “Contagion” and “The Big C”

· Social networking sites and our mental capacities

· The failure of SOPA/PIPA

· “Deservingness” and other understandings of inequality

· Housing re-segregation

· Open science and science cafes

· The 90+ age group and constructions of community

· Conspicuous green consumption

· “Couch surfing”

· Vivisection – exploratory scientific surgery on animals

department of sociology

rutgers university

26 nichol avenue

new brunswick, nj 08901

department of sociology

seattle university

901 12th avenue

seattle, Washington 98122

Sound interesting? Contact jen@contexts.org asap so we can discuss your submission ideas and other details.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Call for Top 100 Creatives-CMYK

CMYK is calling for emerging artists and creatives.
Deadline: January 30, 11:59pm CST

CMYK's Top New Creatives is open to all non-professional artists and designers - U.S. and International residents. Non-professionals only please.
Current design school attendees
Recent graduates (2 years or less, non-client work only)

Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, Art Direction, Copywriting, Web Design

Click here for website.

West Palm Beach FOTO Fusion 2012

FOTO Fusion 2012 Jan 24-28 Palm Beach, FL

Palm Beach Photographic Center

Click HERE for full schedule of events.

Student Roundtable Review - USC, February 11-12

Student Roundtable Review - USC, February 11-12

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Fraction Magazine and University of South Carolina are pleased to announce the Student Roundtable Review, to be held February 11-12, 2012 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.
The Roundtable Review is an opportunity for fine art photographers to present their portfolio to a panel of three reviewers at one time. This format allows for more dialog and problem solving about the work, as each reviewer brings a different perspective and different ideas.
The Student Roundtable Review is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Sessions are available for twenty photographers, and sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participant will have a 30-minute session with the three panelists and receive feedback on their work.
At the end of the two-day event, participants will socialize and network with the panelists and fellow reviewees at an evening reception at the University. The wrap-up party gives participants an opportunity to continue conversations from their review, as well as show and share their portfolios with the other reviewees.
Click Here For Instructions

Monday, January 23, 2012

Junior Career Day

CASS Career Junior Day to juniors

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3
Bradley Hall, fourth floor, 115 E. York St., Savannah, Georgia

Graduation may seem a long time away, but now is the perfect time to lay the path to career success and your dream job! Meet with your career success adviser to discuss internship opportunities, review your career goals and develop your action plan. The office for career and alumni success at SCAD can help you achieve your goals before you graduate! Appointments can be made online, or drop by if you are in the neighborhood and you will be advised.

Refreshments will be provided. A drawing for some great prizes will be held for juniors that meet with their adviser on Feb. 3. Food, prizes and career planning: the ingredients for a perfect Friday!

world-class global digital advertising agency

Wunderman and Young & Rubicam's Z Academy overview

7-9 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 24
Student Center, 120 Montgomery St., Savannah, Georgia

The office for career and alumni success at SCAD invites you to join a team of executives from Wunderman and Y&R as they give an overview of Z Academy, a unique international apprentice-style program. Designed to completely immerse students in the real-life culture of a world-class global digital advertising agency, Z Academy provides participants with the opportunity to work in a number of offices across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Can't be there in person? Watch live via SCAD Connect. To access a recording of the presentation, send an email.


Action Life Media is having a contest for all SCAD students. To take advantage of this opportunity submit a 1 minute video telling Action Life Media why you want an mCAM. Visit them at facebook.com/almlive and also sign up for free at: TWITTER.COM/THEMCAM

Tech Pro Expo 2012

SCAD Tech Pro Expo 2012 on Friday February 10th, 2012 from 9am to 6pm at Hamilton Hall. This event will include leading manufacturers in presenting a professional equipment showcase as well as info and training seminars that students and faculty can attend throughout the event.

Manufacturers attending:
Sony, Panasonic, RED, Canon, Wacom, Adobe, Tiffen, Lowel, Cooke Lenses, Action Life Media, Nanoflash, Zacuto, Steadicam, Manfrotto, Arri, Advantage Grip etc...

PDN Contest

  • The $15,000 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture.
  • Adobe presents the Breakthrough Photography Award to celebrate artists creating compelling works through digital imaging. An award of$1,000 prize and Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 Master Collection will be given to the winner.
  • The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund cash award to one professional and one student winner.
  • The Sony Emerging Photographer Award to one emerging photographer who will receive a Sony camera and a $1,000 cash prize.
  • Ten winners will receive a Nielsen Photo Group membership which includes; subscriptions to PDN and Rangefi nder magazines, a PDN PhotoPlus Expo Gold Expo Pass, a PhotoServe portfolio and discounts on WPPI and PDN contests.
  • PDN Editor's Choice Award: one winner will receive a full-page self promotion ad in an upcoming issue of PDN.
  • Additional awards and prizes will be announced online.
Enter The Contest
  • Have your work seen by top photo industry judges.
  • Winning images will be published in PDN's June Photo Annual issue which is sent to over 5,000 creatives. Winning images will also be in an extended online gallery featured and archived on pdnonline.com.
  • An exclusive party will be held in May 2012 celebrating the winners. Judges, select industry creatives and photographers are among the invited guests.
  • Photo Annual 2012 Winner's SealUse your Photo Annual win to promote your photography business. Winners will recieve an official winner's seal.

Click here to view last year's winners.

Entry Fees
Single Entry: $45
Series: $55
Student: $25

January 25th, 2012*

*Late? Pay an additional $10 per entry for an extended deadline of 2/17/12.

Enter The Contest




2012 - Young Emerging Artist Competition


New approaches to concept and form are the life-blood of art. Young artists frequently lead the way unfettered by expectations. But a major hurdle for any artist starting out is getting their work into major urban art centers. The Phoenix Gallery, located in Chelsea, New York, is sponsoring an Emerging Artist Program to provide a venue for young artists to present their work in this context. Two Artists will be selected by jury and will be given a solo exhibition and a one-year membership to the Phoenix Gallery during the 2012 season.

Postmark Deadline: February 25

Exhibition dates will be April 25- May 19, 2012 or Sept. 5- Sept. 29, 2012


Open to artists working in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media or video

Selection will be made from CD or DVD only.


Sue Stoffel- Collector, Arts Administer Renee Vara- Curator

Electronic Media Submission requirements:

On a DVD submit a segment no longer than three minutes, but also include entire video in a separate file.

1. Label the DVD with name, phone number, and email address.

2. Include with DVD the following:

Printed list with title, date, and length of video with a description and viewing instructions.

Typed artist’s statement, 75 words or less on entry form.

3. Completed Entry Form (see below.)

Note: DVDs will not be returned

All other Media

On a CD submit one image each of ten artworks made in the last two years, 5 of which should be available for solo show at the gallery. (For 3D pieces you may include one detail image per work.)

1. Label the CD with artist's name, phone number and email address.

2. Format: JPEG only; maximum image resolution 150 dpi (dots per inch); no single image should exceed 5 MB (megabytes)

3. Save each image as name of artist and number of work (e.g. Lastname1.jpg, Lastname2.jpg, Lastname2detail.jpg, Lastname3.jpg)

4. Note: Do not submit PowerPoint or PDF slide shows, flash files, web sites, etc. Please use only one CD for all images

5. Include the following with CD:

Printed list detailing name of jpeg file, title, medium, size, date completed.

Typed artist’s statement, 75 words or less on entry form.

Completed Entry Form (see below.)

Note: CDs will not be returned

Notification: March 7, 2012, by email.

Liability and Sales

Phoenix Gallery assumes no responsibility for loss or damage. Submission of work for this exhibit constitutes agreement with all terms and conditions stated above. The gallery charges 25% commission on sales made as a result of the exhibition.

Removal of Work

All work will be return-shipped the day after the exhibition closes. The gallery is unable to store artwork.

Checklist for Entries

Completed entry form

Typed Artist’s Statement (on entry form)

DVD with 3 minute video segment

OR CD with 10 images (10 images 3-D work).

Printed list of works.

Entry Fee: $25, non-refundable. Make check payable to Phoenix Gallery or through PayPal on Phoenix Gallery website.

Download entry form from www.phoenix-gallery.com/opportunities.html and mail in with entry fee and CD or DVD. Entry Form must be completely filled in. Print neatly or type.

Mail Entries to:

Phoenix Gallery

210 11th Avenue

New York, NY 10001-1224


Postmark Deadline: February 25, 2012

Notification of Accepted Artists: March 7, 2012 (Artists not selected for the show will also receive an acknowledgment by email.)

Exhibition Dates: Apr. 25- May 19, 2012 or Sept. 5- Sept 29, 2012



2012 Young Emerging Artist Competition


(Type or Print Neatly)

Name (First Last):


Street Address:



Web site (For information only--the jury will not view work on the website.):


Recent Exhibitions______________________________________________________________



(75 words or less)


_____ Completed entry form

_____ Typed Artist’s Statement (on entry form)

_____ DVD with 3 minute video segment OR CD with 10 images (10 images 3-D work).

_____ Printed list of works.

_____ Entry Fee: $25. Check payable to Phoenix Gallery or though PayPal on Phoenix Gallery website. Non-refundable

SPE Student Scholarship

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Meryl Truett Photography

Adjunct professor of photography, Meryl Truett is featured in an exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA entitled Local Color: Photography in the South November 12, 2011 - January 29, 2012 She will also participate in a panel discussion with Dave Anderson, William Greiner, Birney Imes and the closing reception on January 26.

Truett’s work is also on display at Telfair Museum/Jepson Center's new exhibition, Fresh Focus: Contemporary Photography from the Permanent Collection, until July 8, 2012.

Exhibition: Local Color: Photography in the South
November 12, 2011 - January 29, 2012

Location: Morris Museum of Art
1 10th Street
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 724-7501

Closing Reception & Panel Discussion: Thursday, January 26th, 2012
6:00-8:30 p.m.

Artists: Meryl Truett, Dave Anderson, William Greiner, Birney Imes

Event Details: Some of the South's most important photographers discuss their photographs included in the exhibition. With subjects ranging from rural landscapes and near-forgotten small towns to small-town eateries and abandoned cabooses, this exhibition explores and celebrates the region. Afterwards, enjoy conversation with the artists and heavy hors d?oeuvres. Members, free; nonmembers, $5.00.

Additional Exhibitions: Meryl Truett is also featured in the Telfair Museum/Jepson Center's new exhibition, Fresh Focus: Contemporary Photography from the Permanent Collection, until July 8, 2012. Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, Telfair Museums has greatly expanded its holdings in photography, adding nearly 300 photographs to its permanent collection. Fresh Focus will include approximately forty works that demonstrate the breadth and variety of the Telfair’s holdings of twenty-first-century photography, including work by Jack Leigh, Jerry Siegel, Julie Moos, Sally Mann, Meryl Truett, and others.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Friday, January 20, 2012

ACP Call for Entry

Atlanta Celebrates Photoraphy Public Art Project
This is an exciting opportunity for SCAD students, alumni, and faculty!

Today ACP’s has launched the 2012 Public Art Project! They are looking for creative ideas for lens-based (or light-based, or photo-based) temporary public art projects for the October Festival.

Here are some details:

-There is a $9,000.00 honorarium
- It is free to enter
- The deadline is February 12 th , 2012
-More details are attached.
- Apply here

ACP Photo Festival Public Art 2012



Images: 0 - 6

View Site Details

Request for Artists Proposals - Project date October 2012 - Deadline to apply Feb. 12, 2012.

About ACP:
Since 1998, Atlanta Celebrates Photography has supported Atlanta’s emergence as an international center for photography. Through an annual October festival and year-round programs, ACP seeks to nurture and support photographers, educate and engage audiences, promote diverse photography venues, and enrich Atlanta’s cultural scene. The acclaimed ACP Public Art program, an integral component of the annual ACP festival in October, has featured temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta. It is significant in its ability to reach beyond the audience of traditional art venues and for its ability to expand the way its audience considers and perceives photography and “lens-based” media. See ACPinfo.org for more.

Any artist as an individual or team may apply, provided that the person(s) or firm who will be responsible for the actual fabrication and/or construction of the piece(s) have had previous experience in the medium(s) proposed, which must be disclosed in detail in the application form.

Entry Fee:

No media restrictions have been established in order to ensure maximum creativity for participating artists. However, since ACP is an organization that promotes all things photographic, it is a requirement that your project involve lens-based or photographic media as an integral part of the piece (this includes images and/or video captured by a lens, or media in which light sensitivity is a primary element of the material, or reimagining the uses of photography, or possibilities of imagery made with light). We encourage you to think widely and to explore this concept without restraint. Please keep in mind the “Selection Criteria” listed below. Projects that rely heavily on complex or untested technologies or complex audience participation are discouraged – usually, the simpler the better. ** After you click "Apply", please take a look at the "View Site Details" portion of this call for entries for a document outlining the variety of projects we have commissioned in the past **

$ 9,000 has been allocated. The budget is all-inclusive, covering design, construction and/or fabrication, transportation, delivery, site preparation, lighting (if applicable), insurance, consultant fees, installation and de-installation at the conclusion of the project. Artist’s travel (if applicable) and all other costs associated with the project (including Artist’s fee) are included in this amount. If the proposed budget exceeds $ 9,000, your application must detail how the overage will be funded.

Site & Duration:
Applicants may propose sites, but should be aware that it is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain permission and access from the proper authorities. Artist should initiate the obtaining of permission during the application process if possible. Note that ACP can assist the artist in securing an appropriate site(s) for the project if assistance is needed. Consideration should also be given to security, view accessibility, and ambient light issues of a proposed site. ACP would like the project to begin in late September/early October 2012 and be on exhibition throughout the month of October, but will consider other time durations as they relate to specific projects. The artist should plan to remove the project early November, 2012.

Selection Criteria:
- Artistic Merit
- Within Media guidelines (see above)
- Feasibility of construction and implementation
- Public safety/welfare
- Realistic and thorough budget
- Audience Experience

Student Artist of the Year Competition

It is so exciting to announce the ArtLA.com Student Artist of the Year Competition! This event is going to be one of the biggest art competitions from the west side of the United States and the prizes are fabulous. Its FREE to enter and International submissions are encouraged too! To enter remember that you have to be a student of some kind, any age and not necessarily an art major at the time of entry into the competition...good luck!!!!

The Prize is:

$10,000 in Cash
Apple MacBook Pro
Adobe Creative Suite
Epson Stylus Photo R2000
ArtLA Presidential Package
Exhibition at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
$500 Blick Art Supply Package

Submit your artwork here: http://artla.com/

Read the blog here: http://artlacomp.wordpress.com/

Watch our commercial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot3BoZbR42g

ArtLA.com has been in business over 20 years in Los Angeles. It is a contemporary art site and gallery that serves established and newly emerging artists. It serves dealers and art collectors with a professional and comprehensive database of artists and their work.

SCAD SPE Student Scholarship Opportunity

Click on page below to download guidelines.

SCAD SPE Student Scholarship Opportunity- 2012 San Francisco
The Society for Photographic Education will host their annual national conference in San Francisco, March 22-25, 2012. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate and one $500 will be awarded to a graduate student to support student travel to this WONDERFUL event.
Keynote Speaker: Sally Mann

Eligibility limited to current, full-time undergraduate and graduate SCAD photography majors.

Award of $500 must be used for SPE Conference travel, conference fees, hotel etc… for the 2012 National SPE, (Society for Photographic Education), Conference in San Francisco.

Deadline Friday, February 3, 2012, 5:00 pm EST
• Note: Early bird registration for the national conference ends March 1, 2012

Submissions must be emailed to Rebecca Nolan, rnolan@scad.edu by the deadline listed above. The subject of the email must state SCAD Undergraduate or SCAD Graduate

Submissions should include the following:
• The email note should include the following information: Full name, student number, year in school, local address, phone number, student scad email.
• Please submit a cohesive portfolio of 10 images following the image guidelines.
• Image identification page as a word document. The image identification should correspond with the image numbers and include the following information: student name, image title or untitled, medium (materials), size, date of the image.
• OPTIONAL: Short statement and/or resume.

Image Guidelines: All images JPG format, size 72ppi, longest dimension 1024 pixels. Please title each image with number corresponding to identification page, underscore, last name, underscore, title. (example: 01_Lastname_title.jpg)

Questions? Contact Rebecca Nolan rnolan@scad.edu or (912)525-6503.

Deadline Friday, February 3, 2012, 5:00 pm EST

Winners from last year's SCAD SPE Scholarships

Undergraduate Student Mark Dorf

Graduate Student Zhenji Dong

Monday, January 16, 2012

Reminder: Bea Nettles Lecture/Book Signing: Jan 19, 7pm, Art Museum Auditorium

Don't Forget!

Renowned photographer and book artist Bea Nettles will present a lecture on her work at the SCAD Art Museum Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:00pm. Immediately following the lecture Bea will be available to sign copies of her artist books, which will be available for sale. Please see more about Bea and her work at beanettles.com, and make every effort to attend the lecture.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Internship Opportunity

Boston Magazine
Looking for Photography Interns
Go to College Central Network
Enter 2480132

Call for Entries

LightBox Photographic Gallery
Call for Submissions - The Photographic Nude 2012
Deadline for submissions is midnight February 5, 2012.
LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria welcomes submissions for The Photographic Nude 2012. This is a juried exhibit exploring the artistic and creative view of the body and it’s form. This exhibit celebrates the nude in photography by embracing a variety of styles. We welcome the timeless elegance of a classical study, while also encouraging alternative and provocative styles. Studies of the whole or partial human form, nude or semi-nude are eligible. LightBox is pleased to have photographer and educator Heidi Kirkpatrick as juror for this exhibit.
Please find full information and the entry form on the gallery's website at: http://lightbox-photographic.com/call-for-entries

The Group exhibit will display in the gallery between the dates of March 3rd – April 4, 2012 with the Artist opening reception Saturday March 3, 6-9 pm.

LightBox Photographic
1045 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 468-0238
Hours are Tues-Sat 11-5:30

First Meeting of Winter Quarter!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Aperture is Hiring: Digital Media Assistant Position Available

The position will be responsible for translating content from within the Foundation to our online platforms, including the Aperture Website, Exposures blog, Facebook, Twitter, and our Vimeo page. This includes promoting and publicizing planned events and content, as well as creating an online video and/or photographic archive of these events. The candidate must be comfortable filming, editing and publishing video to both the blog and our Vimeo account.

The ideal candidate is passionate about all things photography and art-related, well-versed in social media and SEO, and familiar with the global photography community as well as the Aperture brand. Candidate must be flexible, organized, efficient and able to juggle multiple projects at once. Candidate must also enjoy working in a small, close-knit team in our busy New York office.

For more info:

Friday, January 13, 2012

SCAD Photo Alum: David Field

First Look: David Field


Name: David Field

Origin: Georgia, USA

Profession: Photographer/Director

Currently Residing: New York, NY

How you got your start: After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, I worked as studio manager for Joyce Tenneson. I gained access to a free shooting space on the weekends at the Polaroid studio in Soho which allowed me to build my portfolio and my professional career launched from there. However, in a way I consider every moment my "start" because there are always new challenges.

Best gig so far: At 24, I landed an international advertising campaign for Pioneer Electronics via the agency TBWA/Chiat/Day LA. If there was ever a time that I thought I "made it,” that was it.

What's next: I'm currently finishing post production for my breakout film, "Caterpillar." It's a cerebral thriller/drama with some influence from directors such as David Cronenberg and Darren Aronofsky. Making a film has been the most creatively fulfilling experience of my life. It's encompassed every aspect of my artistic training- creative writing, drawing storyboards, sculpting props, photography, music, etc. I have heard it said that if Leonardo da Vinci were alive today, he would be a filmmaker, and I believe it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

TONIGHT 1-12-12

Aint-Bad Magazine will be having a fund raiser this evening at 2301 Bull St. Its right next to the Wormhole.
$10 Zine+Entry
$5 Entry

Print Exchange

Fixed Focus

Fixed Focus is an open exchange between photographers. The Littlest Print Exchange is inviting photographers from around the world to submit an edition of 16 prints for exchange. After the exchange is finished, all the photos will be posted , along with information on each photographer and links to his or her website.

Size: 4" x 5" (horizontal)
Medium: Any quality photo process
Edition Size: 16 (15 returned)
Deadline: January 30th, 2012
Entry Fee: $10


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

In Memoriam: Jan Groover, Fine-Art Photographer, 68

Jan Groover, whose complex still life tableaux earned her comparisons to Paul Cezanne, died January 1, the Janet Borden Inc. gallery in New York, reports. She was 68. The cause of death was not announced.

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey in 1943, she studied painting at the Pratt Institute and received her MFA from Ohio University. She began taking photographs in the late Sixties, and abandoned painting in favor of photography in the 1970s, at a time when William Eggleston and other artists were pioneering the use of color photography. After shooting 35mm street photos in New York, Groover began exploring still-life photography. She would assemble humble kitchen utensils, food and household objects and, using a 4x5 camera, transform them into an array of patterns, shapes and colors. Curator and critic Susan Kismaric said of Groover’s still lifes, “Houseplants, knives, forks, and spoons appear larger than life. Our common understanding of the meaning of these pedestrian objects is transformed to a perception of them as exotic and mysterious.” Writing in The New York Times, critic Andy Grundberg noted that a gallery show of Groover’s still lifes caused “a sensation” in 1978. “When one appeared on the cover of Artforum magazine, it was a signal that photography had arrived in the art world - complete with a marketplace to support it."

Her experimentation continued, as she moved to shooting black and white and producing platinum palladium prints. Her work was included in the Whitney Biennial in 1981. Groover had a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1987, the year photographer Tina Barney produced a documentary about Groover titled “Tilting at Space.” She taught at the State University of New York at Purchase for many years until the early Nineties, when she and her husband, artist and writer Bruce Boice, moved to Montpon-Menesterol, France.

Her books include Jan Groover, published in 1976, and the 1983 Jan Groover: Photographs, with an introduction by John Szarkowski, curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art. Her work was exhibited at George Eastman House, the International Center of Photography, the Cleveland Museum of Art and other museums around the world. She received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Boice.

SPESE Scholarship for the National Conference

Only two days Left
Deadline: Friday, January, 13, 5pm EST
The Southeast region of the Society for Photographic Education offers three $500 scholarships for student and adjunct faculty members to attend the national conference in San Francisco, March 22-25, 2012. The deadline for application is Friday, January 13. For detailed guidelines please click on the document below.

Madness of Photography

Art History Symposium 2012

Barthes' "madness of photography" is both poetically and ontologically central to the medium, and is discernible from its very origins. This symposium will explore new perspectives on the many implications of madness in photography's history, theory, and practice. The symposium will explore a wide range of topics: the historiography of the medium, including writings on photography and madness, death, time, or memory; photo-manias; new modes of dissemination; the place of photography in social networking; artists or movements interested in achieving or documenting states of madness; photography's participation in the definition and construction of madness; the medium's connections to scientific and pseudo-scientific fields; and photography and madness outside of the Western tradition.

For schedule and more info:

Call For Documentary Photographers

Blue Earth Alliance
Deadline: January 20th, 2012

Blue Earth

"Highway to Hell," Alberta Tar Sands, 2010. From the Blue Earth project Energy and Ecology by Garth Lenz. Accepted for sponsorship summer 2011.

Calling all documentary photographers! Blue Earth's submission deadline for the next round of reviews is only two weeks away: January 20th, 2012.

Please note: our guidelines have recently been updated. The January 20th deadline is the only currently scheduled call for submissions in 2012.

Blue Earth sponsors photographic projects whose goal is to educate the public about endangered cultures, threatened environments, and important social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic medium. Our standard agreement sponsors a project for two years.

Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities. Along with this fiscal accountability, we also offer other services. When you join our community of photographers, we offer mentorship throughout the life of your project sponsorship, publicity on our blog and newsletters, help with PR and marketing, and more depending upon individual needs.

Check out our updated submission guidelines for more details.

Shooting From The Heart

Need some help formulating your photographic project? Download a free PDF copy of Blue Earth's highly regarded handbook on developing documentary projects, Shooting From The Heart: Photography That Makes A Difference . This handbook contains several articles by experienced photographers offering advice on a variety of topics from grassroots fundraising and finding an audience to creating narratives that make an impression.

Also included are sample applications for project sponsorship by successful Blue Earth photographers along with detailed budgets and work plans.

Blue Earth is a 501(c)3
non-profit corporation.

© 2012 Blue Earth . All rights reserved.

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Multiple Exhibition Opportunities


$3000 in cash awards; valuable prizes provided by Datacolor, global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology; a group show in Manhattan's .NO gallery; an online exhibition and a feature article in IMPRINTS Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 issue. All mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible. Entry fee. Prospectus:


Seeking submissions for its 9th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity to be displayed
April & May 2012. National and international submissions are encouraged. 39 artists will be selected for the exhibit. A total of $3,000.00 in awards will be presented. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries. Submission forms and more information concerning past winning submissions are available on the web site. Details/questions http://www.EmbracingOurDifferences.org OR Info@EmbracingOurDifferences.org


Perspective Gallery near Chicago invites artists to submit up to five
photos. Juror: Catherine Edelman, Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago. Juror's award is a featured exhibition at Perspective Gallery in 2012 and $200 stipend. Entry fee. Prospectus/submissions:
http://perspectivegallery.org/lens-2012 OR


Blue Sky Project is a summer experience that empowers professional artists and Dayton-area teens to collaborate and build community through the creation of ambitious works of contemporary art and performance. As one of five Blue Sky Project Artists-In-Residence, you will cross-pollinate with other practicing artists, collaborate with teens, expand your ideas and add artistic breadth and depth to the Dayton community. No entry fee. Details: http://www.blueskydayton.org


Self-directed artists' residencies will be offered from May through November 2012. Most sessions are 4-weeks in duration and are offered to those working in the Visual Arts, Music Composition, Creative Writing, Moving Image and Landscape/Garden Design. Four $750 grants will be awarded in 2012 to international artists to defray travel costs. Housing, studios, and meals provided. Application fee of $30 - no other costs. Details: 860-873-2468 OR
http://www.i-park.org/residency.html OR applications@i-park.org


Seeking submissions for its seventh annual sex themed exhibition which will showcase fine artists who comment upon gender and sex in our society. We are accepting work ranging from the personal, to the political, to the near-pornographic. It will be publicly juried: artwork submitted will be presented prior to the exhibition, and site visitors select the final 30 winners. All participants receive exposure. Invitations will be sent to our extensive mailing list of galleries, collectors, etc and viewers have the option of contacting artists, both during the jury and after the winners are selected. "The Sex Issue" will open Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2012. Entry fee. To learn more:


Over $7500 in cash awards for 2 and 3-dimensional Fine Art and Photography completed within the past 2 years. Entry fee. For prospectus (or web) send SASE to: Baker Arts Center, 624 N Pershing, Liberal KS 67901 OR 620-624-2810 OR http://www.bakerartscenter.org OR bakerartscenter3@sbcglobal.net


The New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series is a multi-year outdoor exhibition of temporary art installations that interpret New Albany's Bicentennial Commemoration. Details:


Amazon Studios, the creative home for filmmakers, writers and all movie enthusiasts, is inviting artists to design a poster for one of 17 award-winning film projects in development. Artists should read the story premises in 'About the Projects' below and choose a script that they're most excited about. The winner will be selected by Amazon Studios and two guest judges: Arthur Cohen, former President of Worldwide Marketing for Paramount Pictures and Sanjay Sood, Associate Professor of Marketing at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. $1,000 prize. Details: http://www.talenthouse.com/design-for-amazon-studios-best-of-2011


Are you an amateur photographer and a keen photography enthusiast, with an eye for capturing that perfect moment? If so, then this is the competition for you! The Open Competition offers 10 diverse categories for you to enter, ranging from Action to Travel. As a WPO Member, you can enter up to 3 photographs for free, submitted into one category or spread across multiple categories. Winner will receive up to $25,000 and other awards. No entry fee. Details:


Viridian Artists 2nd Annual International Juried Photography Competition. Juror: Jennifer Blessing, Curator of Photography Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Cash Prizes, Group Exhibition Mar 13 - Mar 31, 2012. $40 for 3jpgs, $5 each additional. Details: Viridian Artists Inc, 548 West 28th St #632, New York NY 10001 OR


Arts & Fashion Week seeks submissions from contemporary artists working in photography, video, fiber/ textile based art, installation art, performance and fashion design, to exhibit at our upcoming festival, April 24 - 28, 2012. Submitted proposals should explore the notion of clothing, the body, fashion and the 2012 thematic focus 'fashionSCAPES'. Details:


The first annual ACTLab Conference Culture, Art, and Techne in the 22nd Century (CAT22) will be held April 12-14, 2012 in Austin, Texas. We invite proposals for papers, roundtable discussions, workshops, dialogues, performances, actions, print-making/poster sessions, storytelling, digital media, maker events, un-conference open format, or things that fit all or none of those categories. The conference will be organized as presentations in the traditional ACTLab "end of semester" style, but any style suitable to the presenter's work is acceptable. We encourage artists, theorists, geeks, tinkerers, practitioners, academics, curious bystanders, ACTLabbies, former ACTLabbies, friends, family, acquaintances, and anyone interested in collisions of art, technology, and culture or the ACTLab educational style. Details/questions:
http://stratus.ischool.utexas.edu/ocs/index.php/cat22/2012/schedConf/cfp OR bishop@designafternext.com

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