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Deadline November 1st: HCP 2014 Juried Fellowships Call for Entries

Houston Center for Photography
Call for Entries: 2014 Fellowships
Deadline Extended to Friday, November 1, 2013

“Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2014. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship.

Juror
Elisabeth Biondi, Independent Curator (New York, NY).

Eligibility
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 work
  • The body of work is still in development within the last two years
  • The body of work submitted as a whole has not been exhibited in a previous HCP Exhibition.

Fees
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 (+ membership fee).

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.”

For the full prospectus and to apply to this call, visit: www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1448&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes.

Deadline November 16th: HCP Juried Fellowship Call for Entries

Houston Center for Photography
Juried Fellowship Call for Entries 2013
Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2012 at midnight

“Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2013. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship.

Juror
W.M. Hunt, Collector, Curator and Consultant

Fees
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. All Entrants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission; click here to become a member.

Eligibility

  • Participants must be or become HCP members (any level) at the time of submission. Basic level of membership, $35, required for submission.
    *If you are an HCP Artist/Photographer level ($250) member or above you can waive the fee for one call for entry a year. If you would like to waive this fee please contact us at exhibits@hcponline.org and we will send you a discount code.
  • 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.

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.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit callforentry.org.

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

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

Eligibility

  • 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.

Fees
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.

March 15th, Houston: Reception & Artist Talks with Julie Blackmon, Bastienne Schmidt & Priya Kambali

Houston Center for Photography
Opening Reception Thursday, March 15th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Artist Talks Thursday, March 15th at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

© 2012 Julie Blackmon

Julie Blackmon: The Power of Now and Other Tales from Home
Exhibition in the Main Gallery; on view until April 22nd.

Julie Blackmon’s images from The Power of Now and Other Tales from Homenarrate and amplify the tales of a contemporary household. The photographs are part fiction, part fact. Like a highly edited reality television show, they consist of rehearsed moments stitched together to create compressed and exaggerated scenes. Blackmon’s photographs shatter the idea of domestic perfection, an ideal that is sold through lifestyle magazines, consumer products, the media, and the retail world. Pop culture edits works toward perfection, while Blackmon’s edits showcase real flaws such as boredom, self-absorption, and obsession. Each of Blackmon’s photographs is a commentary on the conflicted imperatives of contemporary culture. They are tales from home, spun from art history, popular fiction, and personal experience.”

© 2012 Bastienne Schmidt

Bastienne Schmidt: Home Stills
Exhibition in Galleries X & Y: on view until April 22nd.

“Like Jack Kerouac in On the Road or Travis Henderson in Wim Wender’s Paris, Texas, Bastienne Schmidt’s character roams America’s suburban terrain. She demurely shields her face from the camera’s gaze, tempting us to daydream about her inner thoughts while we participate as curious onlookers in her journeys. We travel through Schmidt’s deadpan cinematic vignettes with an anonymous feminine creature who is forever discovering her local environs. In her series, Home Stills, Schmidt explores the ethos of America in relationship to nature, as well as American culture’s traditional and contemporary gender roles. In some photographs, Schmidt actualizes the yearnings for freedom of the foreigner who once wandered America before the onset of family duty. Introducing family into later scenes, Schmidt portrays life further along in the cycle of womanhood – seeking to find her purpose as a housewife through controlled experiments performed and photographed within her home.”

© 2012 Priya Kambali

Priya Kimbali: Color Falls Down
Exhibition in the Learning Center Gallery; on view until April 22nd.

“Pairing customs reminiscent of a different place and time with her contemporary American life, Priya Kambli foregrounds the ideas of displacement through storytelling. Kambli’s photographic language consists of entangled autobiographical artifacts that carry diverse temporal and cultural meanings. In front of the camera, Kambli dually performs her ancestors’ histories, as well as her own in attempts to journal what it means for her to be bicultural. She shuffles all of these journeyed objects – including her representation of self – to form a family tree of disjointed stories The juxtapositions of old and new bridge gaps in time and space, transforming the artist’s attachment to the past and present.”

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

Deadline November 4th: Houston Center for Photography 2012 Fellowships

Houston Center for Photography
2012 Fellowships
Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2011
Entry fee: $35 for 10 images | open to all

“Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $2,500 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2012. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship. Christopher Rauchenberg of Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR) will jury the fellowship selection.

Eligibility
HCP Fellowships are geared towards the completion and presentation of new work; submissions of work in progress are acceptable. The competition is open to all
photographic, film/video, and lens-based installation work. One fellowship will be awarded to an artist residing within a 100- mile radius of Houston (including the  Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas). A second fellowship will be awarded to an artist living anywhere in the U.S or abroad. The entry fee is $35 for up to 10 images. Past recipients, HCP staff, Board, Advisory Council, Committee members and their significant others are not eligible.

Rules for Entry
Participants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission. Everyone must create a new account with Smarter Entry. Artists must submit a proposal for the Fellowship project, outlining its conceptual objective(s) and intended outcome(s). The proposal must not exceed 800 words in length and must be pasted into the notes section of the uploading process. Acceptance will be based on the unified body of work by each artist rather than on individual images. Preference will be given to new work or work created within the last two (2) years that has not been widely exhibited in the Houston area. A maximum of 10 digital image files (jpg, compression at 7 (medium), sRGB or RGB, 72ppi, no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side, layers flattened, 8 bit mode, with file names not including characters other than a period) are acceptable. Upload the images in the reverse order you would like them to be displayed.  No slides, please. All files must be titled with a number corresponding to the entry form, your last name, title of work, and year of completion.”

For the full prospectus and to submit, click here.

All applications must be submitted online through SmarterEntry.com. We will not accept emailed submissions, CDs or actual prints.

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.

About
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

 

March 10th & 11th, Houston: “Nowhere Near Here: New Photogrpahic Work by Texas Artisits”

FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography

Nowhere Near Here: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists
March 10th to April 25th, 2011

The exihibition is being held in two locations with two separate opening receptions:

Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 6 – 9 pm
FotoFest
1113 Vine Street
Houston, Texas 77002 [map]

Friday, March 11, 2011, from 6 – 9 pm
Houston Center for Photography
1441 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77006 [map]

“FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography present a new exhibition Nowhere Near Here: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists, featuring 14 multi-disciplinary artists from across the state. Nowhere Near Here is the fourth exhibition in the Talent in Texas series. It is a participating exhibit in the statewide Texas Biennial 2011.

Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Menil Collection and Michelle White, Associate Curator, Menil Collection are the invited curators. Nowhere Near Here is the fourth in the Talent in Texas series, started by FotoFest in 2004 to showcase younger artists and curators working in Texas. Nowhere Near Here is the second collaboration with Houston Center for Photography.”

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