Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Photography Now 2015, the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual call for entries.


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DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT MT, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015

Apply now!
Photography Now 2015, the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual call for entries. Eight to ten photographers will be selected to be featured in the group exhibition in CPW’s gallery from April 18 – June 14, 2015.
This year CPW has invited David Bram, founder and curator of Fraction Magazine to select the winning entries!

Additionally one photographer will be selected for the Directors’ Purchase Prize in which a print is purchased for CPW‘s Permanent Print Collection, and each selected photographer will also receive a complimentary portfolio review on eyeist.com.
JUROR
David Bram is the editor, founder, and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art and contemporary photography. Fraction Magazine brings together diverse bodies of work by established and emerging artists from around the globe. Fraction Magazine was founded in 2008, is published on a monthly basis, and has shown portfolios from more than 300 photographers. David is also the co-creator of Flash Powder Projects. Through workshops and invite-only retreats, Flash Powder Projects gives photographers valuable knowledge and guidance on how to move their careers forward, establish goals for their work, and develop plans to launch photographic projects.
David Bram has reviewed portfolios at over 20 national events including Review Santa Fe, Fotofest, PhotoLucida, PhotoNOLA, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Medium, and Filter. He was a juror for Review Santa Fe in 2010 as well as a frequent juror for Critical Mass.  He was a reviewer at Fotofest Moscow in August 2011 and a curator at the Lishui Photography Festival in China in November 2011. In September 2010, David was the recipient of the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Rising Star Award.
ELIGIBILITY
CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Straight photography, fine art, narrative, documentary, landscape, social issues, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collages – are all eligible!
EXHIBITION
Selected artists will have their work exhibited in CPW’s gallery from April 18 – June 14, 2015.
PURCHASE PRIZE
One print by a photographer from the exhibition will be chosen and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. CPW’s Collection holds over 1,750 works of art by such program artists as Larry Fink, Robert Heiniken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, and Steven Shore, amongst others!
Past Purchase Prize recipients include Lucas Foglia, Thomas Jackson, Ilona Szwarc, among others.
TIMELINE
Results will be announced on March 2, 2015. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for exhibition.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • 6, 10, or 20 images (uploaded to CAFE specifications)*
  • Artist Statement (up to 2 pages) or Bio (up to 1 page)
  • Appropriate entry fee
  • Proof of eligibility for students and seniors (age 65 and up)
*Image upload instructions provided by CALLFORENTRY.ORG once you are a registered user. Exhibition print sizes will not determine eligibility, however will be considered when selecting the number of framed pieces that will be included in the exhibition.
ALL FILE SIZE REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER STEP BY STEP INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND THROUGH CALLFORENTRY.ORG ONCE YOU’VE CREATED YOUR FREE ACCOUNT.
ENTRY FEE
$50 for 6 images*
$60 for 10 images
$100 for 20 images
*$30 for Students/Seniors with proof of status for 6 images. For Student/Senior discount coupon code, email info@cpw.org with proof of eligibility. Note: The additional entry fees are not applicable for student/seniors using discount code. The maximum number of images that can be submitted with the discount,  is 6.
For Students: Send a copy of the front and back of your current validated student i.d. confirming full-time enrollment (dates must be visible.) If I.D. is not dated,  send a copy of unofficial transcripts along with the front and back of student I.D.
For Seniors: (Individuals 65 years or older) Please send a copy of any government issued i.d. that shows your birth date.
All entrants to Photography Now 2015 will receive a one year CPW membership. Entrants who are currently members will have their membership renewed for one additional year.

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