It is time for my monthly summary of upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England. This time of year things start to pick up a bit, so choose wisely unless you have unlimited resources of time and money!
This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me for the most part, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.
The Vermont Center for Photography has their first Open Juried Exhibition, jurored by Paula Tognarelli of the Griffin Museum in Mass., with entries due soon on January 30th at 5 pm.
The Center for Photography at Woodstock has their annual call for entries, entitled Photography Now 2016, with entries due January 31st, 2016.
The Jeffrey Leder Gallery in NYC has their Work on Paper IV call for entry up, with entries postmarked by February 1st, 2016. I don’t know much about this one but it looks intriguing (and is not just open to photographs). (Edit – this looks more painting focused than I thought at the time of posting, so I’m staying away as a photographer)
PDN has their big Photo Annual 2016 coming up, with entries due February 3rd, 2016.
The Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review is open for submissions, which are due February 4th. It is free to submit and attend and, accordingly, probably very competitive.
The PRC at Boston University is back and is seeking entries for Exposure, their 20th Annual Juried Exhibition. Entries are due February 7th.
The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has an upcoming call entitled “Portrait: Photography” that due February 9th, 2016. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.
The Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery has a call for entries entitled “Animalia” due February 15th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.
The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call, jurored by Darren Ching and entitled “The Same But Different” due February 17th, 2016.
The Minneapolis (MPLS) Photo Center has a call for entries coming up entitled “The Ties that Bind”, with entries due February 27th.
Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris has their 10th annual Px3 Photo Competition coming up with early bird entries due February 29th, 2016.
The Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth, ME is having its annual New Artist Search for consideration for exhibitions and/or representation, due at the end of February 2016.
The Fence 2016 has its next call for entries for its outdoor photography exhibitions, with entries due March 7th.
Lensculture, the online magazine, has their next call for entries up, the Portrait Awards 16 due March 8th. They are offering submission reviews as part of a 5-image submission — I’d be curious to hear from anyone who receives these as to how effective they are. I think it is a great idea to give a bit of feedback.
Center in Santa Fe has their annual juried portfolio review coming up, Review Santa Fe, with entries due March 25th, 2016.
The Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, ME has their popular Art2016 Annual Juried Exhibition coming up with entries due April 1st, 2016. It is jurored by Bruce Brown.
The CMCA (soon to be in Rockland, ME) has submissions open for their next biennial, with entries due by April 4th, 2016. I’m happy to note that there is no admission fee, either.
The Maine Arts Commission has announced deadlines for grants for artists (they become due starting on April 21st, it looks like), a great possible way of seeking funding to pursue a project or your artwork.
Soho Photo in, well, NYC has a new call up for their 2016 National Competition, due May 1st, 2016.
Lenswork Magazine has a new call for entries that is pretty intriguing…entitled “Seeing in Sixes” and due June 15th, it is looking for Six-Image projects for inclusion in a book.