I hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is already time for my monthly summary of upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England. This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well. Things remain relatively slow this time of year, but there are still interesting calls out there.
I also wanted to point out the free new Photoshelter guide on Photography Contests, available here. I think their advice is generally sound, and they rightly highlight some troublesome rights grabs by different organizations (as an aside, I don’t include contests with onerous rights grabs in my lists here).
The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO has a call for entries for their Portfolio Showcase with entries due December 2nd (today!) and another entitled “Portraits 2014″, curated by Amy Arbus, with entries due December 10th.
The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has a call for entries entitled “New Color Photography” due December 11th and another entitled “Portraiture: Through the Lens” due January 9th. I love that this gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, too, keeping costs more reasonable.
Vermont Photoplace Gallery has an exhibition entitled “Black and White” due December 20th (and curated by Karen Haas, Curator of Photographs at the MFA in Boston).
The 6th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for women photographers has entries due December 29th.
The Minneapolis Photo Center has a call for entries entitled “The Visual Narrative” with entries due January 5th.
PhotoSpiva 2014 at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Jopline, Missouri has their 2014 contest with entries due January 5th.
The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art has their 2014 Photography Competition with entries due January 10th.
The Common Street Arts Gallery in Waterville, Maine has a call for entries entitled “Imaginary Journeys” with entries due January 17th.
The Boothbay Region Art Foundation has their popular annual Maine Photography Show coming up, with entries due January 24th.