Calls for Entries January 2012

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to try to get your work out there into the world? Here are some of the upcoming exhibition opportunities or calls for entry for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England (though yet again this one is somewhat national in scope). This list is certainly not exhaustive and reflects ones (usually) of particular interest to me.

As always, please let me know in the comments if you have any other suggestions for this!

Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery’s “Poetic Objects: Still Life as Objects” has entries due January 9th and “In Your Dreams” due February 6th.

1650 Gallery in LA has a call for entries due Jan. 10th for a show entitled Snow & Ice.

F-Stop Magazine is taking submissions for The Portrait, due date Jan. 15th.

Open to Interpretation has a new call for entries entitled “Fading Light” with entries due Jan. 19th.

The Center for Photography at Woodstock has their Photography Now competition with entries due Jan. 20th.

Gallery Photographica in San Francisco has a call for entries for the 2012 San Francisco International Photography Exhibition and Competition with entries due Jan. 20th.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado has their Black & White call for entry with entries due Jan. 25th.

The presitgious PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris prize has a new contest entitled Altered Images for photographs taken using alternative processes or toy cameras – it looks like entries are due January 21st, 2012.

The 2012 CENTER Awards (based in Santa Fe) have an entry deadline of January 30, 2012 – these are both highly competitive and prestigious, which is how I suppose it should be…

The now 7th Annual Maine Photography Show is accepting entries with all entries due by February 1st. This is always a fun one to enter and to see what gets in.

Good luck!

Fine Art Notecards & Free Shipping

I’ve now set up free shipping to the US for everything on my photography website from now until the end of 2011. This includes all sizes of prints as well as notecards (about which see below). Everything is handled automagically whenever you add anything to the shopping cart.

Well, ’tis the season when everybody is thinking about notecards, and my printer has been humming away making new ones. I offer fine art notecards of all of my images for $5/card in packs of 5, perfect for gifts or thank you notes. All you do is select the image on my website, Add to Cart and select Products, and select fine art notecards. Or you can simply contact me directly and we’ll work it out.

And, if you subscribe to my email newsletter, you are eligible for discounts on both the fine art notecards and my smaller open edition prints. You can sign-up right here if you are so inclined.

I have a large supply of both rectangular and square blank notecards, so if you are an artist looking for an elegant notecard solution, you can find out more about my notecard printing services here.

Calls for Entries December 2011

Here are some of the upcoming exhibition opportunities or calls for entry that may be of interest to photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England (though this month is pretty national in scope). This list is certainly not exhaustive and reflects ones (usually) of particular interest to me. There

As always, please let me know in the comments if you have any other suggestions for this!

Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery’s  “The Four Seasons” has entries due December 12th.

Maine Art Scene is having their Third Annual Call to Maine Artists for their 2012 Statewide Juried Virtual Art Exhibit, with submissions due December 15th. The end result of this is really pretty slick.

B&W Spider Award Competition 2012 – the due date is Dec. 16th.

Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR (the ‘other Portland’) has a call for entries for its Black & White themed exhibition with entries due Dec. 16th.

B&W/COLOR Magazine has their annual B&W Portfolio competition with entries due December 31, 2011. These are always worthwhile to enter as their circulation seems pretty widespread.

1650 Gallery in LA has a call for entries due Jan. 10th for a show entitled Snow & Ice.

The 2012 CENTER Awards (based in Santa Fe) have an entry deadline of January 30, 2012 – these are both highly competitive and prestigious, which is how I suppose it should be…

The presitgious PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris prize has a new contest entitled Altered Images for photographs taken using alternative processes or toy cameras – it looks like entries are due January 21st, 2012.

The now 7th Annual Maine Photography Show is accepting entries starting Dec. 1st with all entries due by February 1st. This is always a fun one to enter and to see what gets in.

Good luck!

Calls for Entries November 2011

Here are some of the upcoming exhibition opportunities or calls for entry that may be of interest to photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England (though this month is pretty national in scope). This list is certainly not exhaustive and reflects ones (usually) of particular interest to me. A little early this month, but at least one of these is a new one and is due early in November.

As always, please let me know in the comments if you have any other suggestions for this!

“Eat Me – The Tasty Art of Food Photography” from 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, due very, very soon on November 2nd. The gallery has another call for entries of “Flower Power” that is due November 30th.

Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery’s “On the Road – Travel Photography” has entries due November 14th and “The Four Seasons” with entries due December 12th.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado has its “Home” competition, entries due November 16th.

Center for Photographic Art 2012 Juried Exhibition in Carmel, CA, entries due November 18th.

Project Basho’s international competition for emerging photographers, juried by Todd Hido, entitled ONWARD Compé, with a due date of November 28th.

B&W Spider Award Competition 2012 – the due date is a ways off (and I’m not sure when it is), but they run lots of specials that let you get discounts for submitting early.

Good luck!

Calls for Entries October 2011

Here are some of the upcoming exhibition opportunities or calls for entry that may be of interest to photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England. This list is certainly not exhaustive and reflects ones (usually) of particular interest to me.

As always, please let me know in the comments if you have any other suggestions for this!

“The Dark Side:  Night Photography” from 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, due very soon on October 5th.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado has its “Portraits” competition, entries due October 11th, and the “Home” competition, entries due November 16th.

Two grants available to Maine artists from the Carlo Pittore Foundation are available, with a deadline of October 15th for entries.

Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery’s “Uncanny: Surreal Photography” has entries due October 17th.

The “Intimate Landscape” call for entry from Open to Interpretation (image/poetry book based on winners), deadline of October 18th.

The Print Center in Philadelphia has a Call for Entries for its 86th Annual International Competition: Photography, deadline of October 19th.

The National Portrait Gallery is having the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, entries due October 31st.

Center for Photographic Art 2012 Juried Exhibition in Carmel, CA, entries due November 18th.

B&W Spider Award Competition 2012 – the due date is a ways off (and I’m not sure when it is), but they run lots of specials that let you get discounts for submitting early.

Good luck!

Calls for Entries September 2011

Here are some of the upcoming exhibition opportunities or calls for entry that may be of interest to photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England. This list is certainly not exhaustive and reflects ones (usually) of particular interest to me. Things are picking up now that summer is over and there are many contests with due dates in the coming months.

As always, please let me know in the comments if you have any other suggestions for this!

Colour, Colour, Colour from The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, due September 11th.

The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest, due September 12th.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado has their Portfolio Showcase contest with entries due September 14th.

The British Journal of Photography has their International Photography Award 2011 contest coming up with entries due September 15th.

Bates College has a call for entries entitled “Starstruck“, due date September 15th – note that they require physical prints for submission.

The Lens Culture International Exposure Awards (portfolios, single images) are due September 17th.

Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery has “Again: Reflections and Photography”, with entries due September 19th.

Summer” by the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, final deadline of a surprisingly non-summery September 21st.

Color Magazine Single Image contest, due September 30th. One of the best pieces of exposure you can get. (In print, at least, as the website is still archaic). You’ll have to find an actual copy of the magazine to get info on submitting as the info they have on the website is not up to date.

The National Portrait Gallery is having the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, entries due between September 1st and October 31st.

B&W Spider Award Competition 2012 – the due date is a ways off (and I’m not sure when it is), but they run lots of specials that let you get discounts for submitting early.

Calls for Entries August 2011

Here are some of the upcoming exhibition opportunities or calls for entry that may be of interest to photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England. This list is certainly not exhaustive and reflects ones (usually) of particular interest to me. As always, please let me know in the comments if you have any other suggestions for this!

“Dreams” with the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado, curated by Aline Smithson, entries due August 9th. They have their Portfolio Showcase contest with entries due September 14th coming up as well.

The Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery has a Call for Portfolios (due August 8th) and another contest called The Nature of Trees (due August 22nd). The Call for Portfolios looks interesting but I wonder how many visitors actually look through the portfolio books.

The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest, due September 12th.

Summer” by the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, final deadline of a surprisingly non-summery September 21st.

Color Magazine Single Image contest, due September 30th. One of the best pieces of exposure you can get. (In print, at least, as the website is still archaic). You’ll have to find an actual copy of the magazine to get info on submitting as the info they have on the website is not up to date.

The British Journal of Photography has their International Photography Award 2011 contest coming up with entries due September 15th.

Bates College has a call for entries entitled “Starstruck“, due date September 15th – note that they require physical prints for submission.

The Lens Culture International Exposure Awards (portfolios, single images) are due September 17th.

The National Portrait Gallery is having the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, entries due between September 1st and October 31st.

Gallery Pouches

I’ve come across a relatively new product that I find quite useful for schlepping around framed photographs. Any of you who show in galleries on occasion probably have dealt with the issue of how best to transport a framed print. I know that rewrapping protective paper back around a frame is near impossible for me.

Enter the Gallery Pouch from Frame Destination. It is a simple idea – they make a bubble wrap envelope in pretty much any size you would like, and they put either a Velcro seal or adhesive on the flap. Buy one of these in the right size for your framed print, slide in the frame, and seal if desired. It won’t protect from major impacts, but it will help significantly in preventing the minor damage that is inevitable when you are transporting frames. I chose the cheaper option without Velcro as I normally don’t need to seal mine up so I can’t comment on how well the Velcro works — but I’m pleased with my initial purchase of a few of these and I plan on buying more.

Calls for Entries July 2011

Here are some of the upcoming exhibition opportunities or calls for entry that may be of interest to photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England. This list is certainly not exhaustive and reflects ones (usually) of particular interest to me. As always, please let me know in the comments if you have any other suggestions for this!

“Photography Book Now” competition by Blurb, entries due July 14th.

Critical Mass, registration between June 1st and July 15th. This one is a bit different than most – high entry fee of $75, and if you make the shortlist, you work is sent to 200(!) jurors and you are charged an additional $200.

“Seeing Myself, Seeing Others: The Art of the Portrait” at Vermont’s PhotoPlace Gallery, entries due July 25th.

“All Along the Lee Shore…” by The Nocturnes (the night photography site), entries need to physically arrive by July 30th.

“Dreams”, juried by Aline Smithson, at Ft. Collins, Colorado’s Center for Fine Art Photography, due August 9th.


Maine Media Workshops – lectures and more

It is always a good time of year when Maine Media Workshops, perhaps the most treasured photographic resource of Midcoast Maine, starts getting more active again. They are open all year but not until the summer do all the publicly available lectures and such begin.

First, there is a new lecture series starting entitled Masters of 20th Century Photography. Based on the first two scheduled events, this is going to be a must-see event (even if the timing isn’t optimal for local people with 9-5 jobs). Here’s their description of the first two events:

As an introduction to this lecture series, Jim Hughes and Tim Whelan engage in a lively and wide-ranging conversation about some of the great photographers of the 20th century. Jim is a longtime editor of photo magazines and author of books on photographers. Tim has run a renowned photography bookstore in Rockport for nearly 20 years. This event takes place Monday, June 13, at 4pm in the Union Hall Theatre, 2 Central Street in Rockport.

The second installment of the “Masters of 20th Century Photography” lecture series features Paul Caponigro. Paul Caponigro has had a love of Maine and an affiliation with Maine Media Workshops since it started 38 years ago. This year Paul is being feted by the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland with the exhibition Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places. At our event, Michael Komanecky, Chief Curator at the Farnsworth, will show highlights of the exhibition and join Tim Whelan in a discussion about this master’s life and work. This event takes place Monday, June 20, at 4pm in the Union Hall Theatre, 2 Central Street in Rockport.

One of my favorite ongoing events is Maine Media’s faculty presentation series, which begins this coming Monday, June 6th, with Norman Mauskopf. The slideshow starts at 7:30 pm at the Union Hall Theatre in Rockport. I’ve seen his presentation before and it is well worthwhile. The Events page has info about this talk as well as future ones throughout the summer.

Maine Media also has a new show up at their gallery and an upcoming open house on June 12th – check out their website for more info on these. Glad to have all this back!