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March 14th, Houston: MVS Seminar “Who Buys Prints? An Update on the Marketplace for Fine Prints”

FotoFest Biennial 2018 | Professional Development Seminar
Who Buys Prints? An Update on the Marketplace for Fine Prints
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:00 am—4:00 pm

Today, challenges to the traditional artist/dealer relationship are impacted by changes in consumer interests and purchasing habits, and the rise of new sales venues for acquiring art. In addition to sales through galleries, purchases occur at art fairs and via online sales venues, through third-parties such as art consultants & interior designers as well as acquiring works directly from artists. The centuries-old art market is ripe for new models.

Confirmed industry panelists are as follows: PEGGY SUE AMISON, Creative Director, East West, Dubai UAE | DARREN CHING, co-owner, KlompChing Gallery, NYC | NATASHA EGAN Executive Director, MoCP, Chicago | private collector JOAN MORGENSTERN, Houston | LIANA SCHWAITZBERG,  Corporate Art Advisor, MKG Art Management, Houston | and LISA VOLPE, Associate Curator, MFA Houston.

Join us for the seminar between Review Sessions 1 & 2, at the Whitehall Houston Hotel.

Tickets: Meeting Place Registrant $40 / General Admission $80 / Student with ID $40

To register visit: http://home.fotofest.org/2018_professional-development-seminars/who-buys-prints.aspx.

Deadline March 7th: THE FENCE 2016

Call for Entries: THE FENCE 2016: An Outdoor Photography Exhibition Series

Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016
Fee: $40 per series (3-6 images)

“THE FENCE is an outdoor photography exhibition series, with an audience of more than 3 million visitors.

For our 5th edition this year, we’re pleased to announce the addition of a $5,000 cash prize and a Leica T camera package for the Jury’s Choice Winner, as well as the expansion of THE FENCE to Santa Fe, NM.

Selected photography projects will be presented in a series of large-scale, curated, outdoor exhibitions across 5 cities in the United States: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, and Santa Fe.

Once submissions are completed, an international jury of photography professionals will be called upon to review and select 40 photographers whose submitted work exemplifies the essence of “community” across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work that fits under one or more categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, and Play.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: http://fence.photoville.com.

November 9th, Houston: Opening Reception “Soldier, At Ease”

Houston Center for Photography
Opening Reception: Soldier, At Ease
November 9, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm, opening remarks at 5:30

“Houston Center for Photography is proud to present the exhibition, Soldier, at Ease. Through the work of Tim Hetherington, Louie Palu, and Erin Trieb, this exhibition will look at how active soldiers spend their private time “at ease,” while they are off duty, and also after they return home. Photographs and videos by these three photographers, as well as images created by active duty soldiers themselves, will illustrate a more personal experience of the solder as an individual.

The exhibition will directly coincide with the encyclopedic exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which will also include work by Hetherington, Palu, and Trieb. HCP’s exhibition will be on view from November 8, 2012 through January 6, 2013. The exhibition is organized by Executive Director Bevin Bering Dubrowski, Exhibition Coordinator Libbie J. Masterson, and the HCP Exhibitions Committee.”

The exhibition will be up until January 6, 2013.

Houston Center for Photography
1441 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77006  [map]
Tel: 713-529-4755

November 9th & 10th, Houston: Lecture & Symposium SIMULCAST for “WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath”

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath

“The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting a series of events surrounding the opening of their exhibit WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath.

MFAH will be simulcasting two of the sold out events, free of charge, for those who were unable to purchase tickets.”  Click here to register to watch the events via live webcast.

Friday, November 9, 2012, 6:00-7:00 pm
Members Preview Lecture
Speaker: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, MFAH

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 1:00-5:00 pm
Shartle Symposium
, Panel Discussions:

War-Related Photography for Newspapers vs. Magazines with Carolyn Cole and Jonathan Torgovnik

Postwar Long-term Humanitarian Projects with Jim Goldberg and Susan Meiselas

Combat Photography with Don McCullin and James Nachtwey

About the Exhibition
“On Veterans Day 2012, the MFAH debuts an unprecedented exhibition exploring the experience of war through the eyes of photographers. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath gathers together nearly 500 objects, including photographs, books, magazines, albums, and photographic equipment.

Images recorded by more than 280 photographers, from 28 nations, span 6 continents and more than 165 years, from the Mexican-American War in the mid-1800s to present-day conflicts.

The exhibition examines the relationship between war and photography, exploring the types of photographs created during wartime, as well as by whom and for whom. Rather than being organized chronologically, or as a survey of “greatest hits,” the images are arranged to show the progression of war: from the acts that instigate armed conflict to “the fight,” to victory and defeat, and photos that memorialize a war, its combatants, and its victims. Portraits of servicemen, military and political leaders, and civilians are a consistent presence.”

The exhibition will be up November 11, 2012 to February 3, 2013.

Caroline Weiss Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, Texas 77005

August 2nd, Houston: Opening Reception for “Contemporary Photography: Russia, China, Czech & Slovak Republics”

© 1989 Pavel Banka

Contemporary Photography: Russia, China, Czech & Slovak Republics
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 2, 11am – 1pm

“A dynamic and diverse collection of photographs from 22 international contemporary art photographers, Contemporary Photography: Russia, China, Czech & Slovak Republics is a new exhibition by FotoFest in collaboration with Brookfield Office Properties at Allen Center in Downtown Houston.

The exhibition is on view at One, Two and Three Allen Center, July 30 – October 6, 2012.”

Allen Center
500 Dallas Street
Downtown Houston, Texas  [map]

Deadline May 18th: “Gift of Gift of” Call for Entries

Gift of Gift of Call for Entries
Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm CT
No entry fee.

“Gift of Gift of (GoGo) was started in 2009 as a way to give young art lovers a chance to support emerging photographers and have a great time doing it. Each year GoGo hosts an annual Exhibition & Vote Party for folks who love photography and want to have a say in what works are “museum worthy.” The exhibitions feature photographs found through an open call for entries. The photographs are by artists of all ages from around the world who consider themselves to be emerging and are looking for the recognition that comes when their work is acquired by renowned museum. Money from Vote Party ticket sales are pooled together to purchase as many of the exhibited artworks as possible. Partygoers vote on the art to decide what will be purchased and offered as a gift of Gift of Gift of to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston permanent collection.

  • The exhibition is a chance for emerging photographers to gain exposure.
  • The party brings artists and art lovers together, encouraging them to discuss the work and lobby for their favorites, while having glamorous good time.
  • The voting gives art lovers the opportunity to have a tangible impact on a large collecting institution.

GoGo supports emerging photographers. In order to be eligible to submit work for consideration, artists should not have work in a major museum collection and must be producing artwork that is priced at $300 USD or less. Only original work produced in the last five years will be considered.

Submission Guidelines

  • Fill out the online entry form and email your images, resume/bio and artist statement to giftofgiftof@gmail.com, Subject: LASTNAME_ENTRY_2012 by midnight on May 18, 2012
  • Submit up to 10(max) digital image files to be considered (jpegs, max 300 ppi resolution, 1600 x 1600 pixels maximum). The maximum size for total entry should not exceed 20MB. Slides and/or prints will not be accepted.
  • Number/name each entry to correspond with the submitted entry form. All image titles should be labeled with your last name. (Example: 1_LASTNAME_TITLE_YEAR.jpg, 2_LASTNAME_TITLE_YEAR.jpg, etc.)”

Deadline April 27th: HCP 30th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition

Houston Center for Photography
Call for Entries: 30th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition
Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2012
Fee: $35 membership fee (free for current members) for 1-10 images

“As a members-based organization, HCP proudly holds a call for entries for its Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. Juried by an internationally acclaimed specialist in the field, members’ work is selected for exhibition in the HCP galleries. Three juror commendations will receive Beth Block Juried Membership Honoraria of $500, supported by The Beth Block Foundation. They will also receive a page on the HCP Member Artist Database.

Juried by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


  • Participants must be or become HCP members (any level) at the time of submission.
  • The competition is open to all artists working in photographic and lens-based work.
  • Any photographic process is acceptable as long as it is:
    • Original
    • Been made within the last two years
    • Has not been exhibited in a previous HCP Exhibition.

There is a $35 entry, which includes entry for 10 images or video. The maximum number of images artist can submit is 10. You are not required to submit 10 images. You may submit more than one entry. Each entry is $35.  Click here to learn more about being an HCP member.

Rules for Entry

  • All submissions will go through CALLFORENTRY.ORG, you can create a free account
  • Entrants should upload up to 10 images or videos, an artist statement, and a resume/bio
  • Acceptance will be based on the body of work by each artist rather than on individual images.”

Click here for the submission guidelines.


March 30th, Houston: Lecture with W. M. Hunt “The Unseen I…A Life in Photography and Other Digressions”

Houston Center for Photography
Lecture with W. M. Hunt The Unseen I…A Life in Photography and Other Digressions
Friday, March 30, 2012, 6:00-7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Book signing and reception to follow.

“In conjunction with his new book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, W.M. – Bill – Hunt has created a special performance piece suggested by his text for the book. This monologue with projections and video will consist of ruminations on his many years of collecting and a life in photographs. Mr. Hunt has been a collector since his early years as an actor. The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious presents an idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: magical, heart stopping images of people in which the eyes are obscured, veiled, or otherwise hidden. The gaze of the subject is averted. The pictures present a catalog of anti-portraiture, characterized at first glance by what its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals.”

HCP Main Gallery
1441 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77006  [map]
Tel: 713-529-4755

March 29th, Houston: Lecture by Catherine Wagner “Photographs and Public Projects”

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Lecture by Catherine Wagner Photographs and Public Projects
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Free and open to the public.  Reception to follow.

Catherine Wagner is an artist who works with elements of contemporary society and transforms them into conceptual images that investigate culture.  For over thirty years she has been a keen observer of the built environment, examining institutions of learning and knowledge, such as art museums and science labs, as well as the ways we construct our cultural identity. Ms. Wagner’s process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls ‘the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves.'”

© 2012 Catherine Wagner

Brown Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas  77005  [map]

Co-sponsored by the Houston Center for Photography and Photo Forum at MFAH.

August 26th, Houston: “SPIN 7: Look Forward” A One Night Exhibition & Dance Party

Houston Center for Photography
SPIN 7: Look Forward

Friday, August 26, 2011, 8:00 to 11:00 pm
Admission: $10 HCP & HCCC members | $15 non-members | $20 general admission at the door
Tickets can be purchased online here.

SPIN7’s theme is Look Forward, an apt name as HCP celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. We are excited to partner with Houston Center for Contemporary Craft as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary. We’re asking HCP friends to bring in prints that reflect their personal outlook, which will be exhibited for one night only during SPIN7. This is an open call to photographers across Houston and the United States–there is no entry fee and artists do not need to be members of HCP. Artist Lori Hepner is also designing a light and motion installation for SPIN7 which will respond to participants’ tweets regarding the future of photography. A spinning DJ, photography-based games, interactive photo-booth, cold beer, and delicious food will round out the party.”

Submission Guidelines

  1. Every guest can include 2 images in the exhibition.
  2. Printed images need to be no larger than 5 x 7 inches.
  3. Emailed images should be in jpeg format and the longest dimension should be 600 pixels max.
  4. Images need to arrive at HCP by 6:00pm, Thursday, August 25, to be guaranteed to be in the exhibition. You can:
    • Bring them to the party with you
    • Mail your images to:
      Houston Center for Photography
      Attn:  SPIN7
      1441 West Alabama Street
      Houston, Texas  77006
    • Email your images to Sandy Vitrano, Development and PR Coordinator at: sandy@hcponline.org



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