“FotoFocus Biennial 2014 is a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. Centered around historic Washington Park, the Biennial 2014 features special exhibitions and five days of lectures, panel discussions, screenings and performances in and around Memorial Hall on October 8–12.”
The Memorial Hall Program of events includes film screenings of Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit and Somewhere to Disappear, With Alec Soth, a conversation between Elena Dorfman and Alice Gray Stites, a forum on Street Photography, a performance by John Waters, This Filthy World, and so much more. For the full list of programing visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/memorial-hall-program.
Tickets are required to attend Memorial Hall events ($15 Student | $25 Regular), you can purchase them here.
1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 [map]
FotoFocus is month long celebration and there are many other lectures, panel discussions, and exhibitions participating in FotoFocus throughout the month of October that are free and open to the public. Visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/participating-venues for the complete list of events.
Online bidding is now open! You can view the fabulous work available and place your bid here.
“Organized by INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, the PhotoBid Silent Auction and Raffle features more than 50 signed limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States.
Bid online and in person for museum-quality photographs in a diverse variety of media. All of the auction items will be on display in the Norton Gallery October 4-17.”
Phoenix Art Musem
Norton Photography Gallery
Central Ave and McDowell Ave
“Our annual portraits exhibition brings artists from around the globe into the spotlight. A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All capture types and photographic processes welcome.
Debra Klomp Ching, Owner/Director, Klompching Gallery, NYC
With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror, Debra Klomp Ching, and the Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow. There will also be a group portfolio share and an artists’ lunch at C4FAP. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition. All chosen artists will be included in the exhibition catalog.
- Juror’s Selection: $500.00
- Director’s Selection: $250.00
- Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
- Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.
The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Images selected by jurors for exhibition at the Center in the previous 12 months are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for exhibition may be resubmitted.”
Texas Woman’s University
Call for Entries: Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Photography Exhibition 2015
Deadline: Monday, October 27, 2014
Entry Fee: $35 for 5 images |$60 for 10 images
“Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artist’s Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition.
The exhibition and endowment was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.”
Juror: April Watson is Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri
THEME: “OUT OF THIS WORLD”
Ms. Watson encourages submissions that either explore and push the boundaries of everyday perception, or provide a fresh, unusual perspective on a subject.
- Solo Exhibition at TWU Fine Arts Gallery (2015)
- Coupralux: $500 Printing Award
- Red River Paper: Epson Printer Award
- Imaging Spectrum: $200Epson Paper Award
- Arlington Camera: $100 Gift Certificate
Entries must be received by November 4, 2013.
Submission Guidelines & Eligibility
Judging will be done online, through SlideRoom.com. Submissions must be individual JPG’s sized according to the requirements on SlideRoom.com. Please go to twuvisualarts.slideroom.com [14th Annual JEG Photography Exhibition] for further application instructions and requirements.
All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension. ”
To download the flier as a PDF, click here.
“Join Performance: Contemporary Photography from the Douglas Nielsen Collection artist Jo Ann Callis for a presentation of her work followed by a conversation with collector Doug Nielsen and CCP Chief Curator Joshua Chuang.”
Callis’ talk will be followed by an opening reception for: Performance: Contemporary Photography from the Douglas Nielson Collection. On view until January 4, 2015.
Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium & Gallery
1030 N. Olive Road
“New Orleans Photo Alliance members are invited to submit work for consideration in CURRENTS 2014: NOPA Members Showcase. The exhibit will open in December at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with the 2014 PhotoNOLA festival.
This annual exhibition was created to showcase contemporary photographic work created by NOPA members. The 2014 show will include work by as many as fifteen Alliance members, featuring several images by each selected photographer.
CURRENTS 2014 will open on December 4 and run through January 5, 2015. The opening reception will be held on Friday, December 5.
Juror: Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator of Photography, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Eligibility: Submission is open to all current members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Applicants may join at time of entry.”
Read the full prospectus and enter your submission at: neworleansphotoalliance.org/CFE/ET.php?cID=1751.
Earlier this month, coauthors Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes met at the Phoenix Art Museum to participate in the jurying process for the INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks. The jurying was then completed by:
Abigail Nersesian, Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum
Jennifer Barnella, Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography
Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library.
“The jury reviewed 271 submissions from 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The exhibition represents the 151 books they chose, as examples of the wide range of photobooks being produced today.”
The exhibition will be on view, August 23 to September 28, 2014 at:
Phoenix Art Museum
Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Or, if you can’t make it to Phoenix to pore over the books in person, you can view them online by following the links in the list of accepted books at infocus-phxart.org/photobooks.
“The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host a photo art exhibit that invites members of the community to share their photographic talent and eye for everything that is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEaM). The “Atomic STEaM Photography Show” exhibition will open on November 8, 2014, and will display photography ranging from the literal engineering feats of the Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramid of Giza, to the abstract interpretation of science as seen through a plant experiencing photosynthesis. Though all photographs must relate in some way to the overall theme of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, they are open to interpretation by the photographer.
Any individual, from a professional photographer to a student with a camera phone, may submit a photograph to this competition/exhibition with the hope to not only win a cash prize but to also have their work on display in a nationally accredited, Smithsonian affiliated museum. All winning entries will debut at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History from November 8, 2014, through January 4, 2015.
Panel of Jurors
Thomas Barrow, Emeritus Professor of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico
Mary Anne Redding, Chair of Photography Department, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Steve Yates, Fulbright Scholar, Museum Curator, Photographic Artist, International Lecturer and Writer
1st Place Award – $500 Cash Prize
2nd Place Award – $250 Cash Prize
3rd Place Award – $150 Cash Prize
Three Honorable Mention Awards – $50 Cash Prizes”
For the full prospectus and to enter visit: www.nuclearmuseum.org/see/exhibits/atomic-steam-photography-show.
“Stephen Marc will discuss his use of archival documents and images as well as extensive research in his creative process. Marc constructs compelling layered narratives made up of his panoramic photographs of historical landscapes interwoven with found remnants of the past—racially charged caricatures and cartoons, trade cards, illustrations and slave documents. The results are challenging, visually charged images of the places and remnants of the African Diaspora. In his artist statement, Marc writes, “My work is an interpretive relocation of, and commentary on, the limited representations and accounts of the black experience, into the early years of the 20th century, that were usually defined from outside the community. My intent is to allow the haunting of the past to symbolically resurface providing a layered contextualization of what was…”
Marc is one of two highly established artists invited to anchor the current exhibition, Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change—Activate Now!, co-curated by Dennie Eagleson, former creative director of the Herndon Gallery, and Raewyn Martyn, visiting professor of visual arts at Antioch College.”
Antioch College, Herndon Gallery
South Hall Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, Ohio
“The aim of Critical Mass, and all Photolucida programming, is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today.
Critical Mass is a program about exposure and community. The idea is simple—photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10-image portfolio. This work is then pre-screened by a committee of approximately 25 jurors. From those votes, 200 finalists are determined. The 200 finalists then pay an additional submission fee and their work goes on to a jury of over 200 of the world’s best photography professionals who have agreed to view and vote on the finalists’ work. See the list of jurors!
Although the primary intent of Critical Mass is exposure (which is a benefit to all who enter), we are pleased to also offer awards each year. The awards for Critical Mass 2014 are:
Monograph Award – One photographer will be chosen for Photolucida’s prestigious monograph award. A hardbound book of their work will be published, distributed internationally, and given to all jurors and entrants in this year’s Critical Mass.
Artist Residency Award – One photographer will be chosen for a four-week residency in 2015 at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Captiva Island (Florida) estate.
Solo Show Award – One photographer will be chosen for an exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland during Portland Photo Month in April, 2015. The exhibition will be one of the highlights of Photolucida’s biennial Portfolio Reviews event.
May 5th – 31st early-bird price: $65 ($80 for international submissions)
May 31st – July 16th: $75 ($90 for international submissions)
Finalists’ Round: Photographers selected for the finalists round pay an additional $200. Their work is then sent on to the full panel of 200 jurors.
To learn more about Critical Mass and see previous Top 50 entrants visit: www.photolucida.org/critical-mass.