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Deadline September 15th: CURRENTS 2015

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: CURRENTS 2015:
NOPA Members Showcase
Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Submission Fee: $25 | Submission Fee + NOPA Membership: $60

“New Orleans Photo Alliance members are invited to submit work for consideration in CURRENTS 2015. The exhibit will open in December at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in conjunction with the 2015 PhotoNOLA festival.

This annual exhibition was created to showcase contemporary photographic work created by NOPA members. The show includes work by as many as fifteen Alliance members, featuring several images by each selected photographer. CURRENTS 2015 will open on December 10 and run through January 24, 2016. The public reception and juror’s talk will be held on Friday, December 11.

Juror
Alexa Dilworth, Publishing and Awards Director, Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University

Eligibility
Submission is open to all current members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Applicants may join at time of entry.

Submission Guidelines

  • Open theme.
  • Submit 5-10 jpegs, from a cohesive body of work.
  • Artist statement + brief project description are also required.
  • You will have to create an account through EntryThingy in order to submit your entry.
  • All art submitted must be original work, created by the applicant.
  • New Orleans Photo Alliance reserves the right to use selected images in web and print for exhibition related publicity purposes; NOPA will properly credit the photographers.
  • Accepted works should be presented professionally, wired and ready to hang.

Submission Requirements

  1. $25 application fee to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
  2. An artist statement or project description, to be pasted into appropriate box when prompted at beginning of entry process.
  3. A concise description of the work, limited to 260 characters, which will serve as an introduction to your work, visible to juror alongside the thumbnail images. Can include title of series and a brief explanation of the project.
  4. A portfolio of 5 to 10 images. Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through an online application process.
  5. Each image submitted should be in jpeg format, 10 inches wide, sized at 72 pixels per inch (720 pixels). Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using an underscore to separate the names. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg,
  6. Each image submitted will also require a title, dimensions, medium, and year created. Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.neworleansphotoalliance.org/CFE/ET.php?cID=2417.

Deadline July 20th: New Orleans Photo Alliance ‘Catalyst’

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: Catalyst
Deadline: Monday, July 20, 2015

“The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers to submit images that celebrate, investigate, and/or explore the theme ‘Catalyst” for a juried exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina This exhibition will focus on themes of rebirth, rejuvenation, and transformation, celebrating the cultural vibrancy of post-Katrina New Orleans and the the idea that prolific creation can come from destruction. . Emphasis on images that focus on positive change, growth, and resilience are encouraged. Any and all interpretations of ‘Catalyst’ will be reviewed for exhibition.

Juror
Alan F. Rothschild, Jr. is the Founder and President of The Do Good Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Columbus, Georgia. Since its founding in 2012, the Fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of contemporary Southern photography, including works by emerging photographers. The Do Good Fund’s mission is to make its collection broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries and nontraditional venues, and to encourage complimentary, community-based programming to accompany each exhibition.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit 1-5 jpegs
  • You will have to create an account through EntryThingy in order to submit your entry (unless you already have one).
  • All art submitted must be original work, created by the applicant.
  • New Orleans Photo Alliance reserves the right to use selected images in web and print for exhibition related publicity purposes; NOPA will properly credit the photographers.
  • Accepted works should be presented professionally, wired and ready to hang.

Submission Requirements

  • $25 application fee (for members) $35 fee for non members, to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
  • Each image submitted should be in jpeg format. Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using an underscore to separate the names. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg,
  • Each image ACCEPTED will also require a title, dimensions and print medium. Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://neworleansphotoalliance.org/CFE/ET.php?cID=2327.

 

Deadline July 15th: NOPA’s 2015 Clarence John Laughlin Award

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: Clarence John Laughlin Award
Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM CDT
Application fee $25 + NOPA membership $35 = $60

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Juror
Dr. Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography, Harn Museum of Art.

Eligibility
Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply. The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to apply. Still images made from all photographic processes, both traditional and digital will be considered. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal and emotional statements are all welcome. Still photography or photographic techniques should be integral to the works submitted.

Application Requirements

  1. $25 application fee, to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
  2. A portfolio of 10 – 20 images.  Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through our online application process.
  3. Each image submitted should be in jpeg format, 12 inches on the longer side, sized at 72 pixels per inch, saved at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using underscores to separate. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg
  4. Each image submitted will also require a title, dimensions, materials (specifying print medium, i.e. toned silver gelatin print) and year created.  Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time.  You will have the opportunity to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio after all files have been uploaded.
  5. A concise description of work, limited to 260 characters maximum, which will be visible to the juror alongside your image portfolio.
  6. A written statement explaining your images, process and intent, 500 words maximum.  A Word document should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.
  7. Biography or resume/CV.  A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/CJL_Award/guidelines.php.

Deadline March 30th: Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography
Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2015 at midnight CDT
Application Fee: $25 (+ NOPA membership $60)

“The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers. The MPS Fund awards one $5,000.00 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply for the MPS Fund’s annual $5,000.00 grant. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast geographic region.

Juror
Emma Reynes, Director of Programs at the Magnum Foundation.

Judging Criteria
The main criteria for selection will be the strength of the applicant’s portfolio and a written project statement (maximum of 530 words). The portfolio and statement should demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to a cultural documentary project.”

For the full prospectus and past award recipients visit: www.neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/MPS_Fund/index.php.
For a PDF of the Submission Guidelines click here

November 15th, New Orleans: Lecture by MVS “YOUR EXHIBITION, THE VENUE and ITS AUDIENCE”

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson:
YOUR EXHIBITION, THE VENUE and ITS AUDIENCE: Considerations for Planning a Successful Exhibition

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2:00-4:00 pm

“Exhibiting your work is an exciting experience for all artists. But until you have the opportunity to present your work to the public, how can you understand the strategic and practical steps towards mounting a successful exhibition?

Whether your exhibition is being hosted at a public space or private venue, all artists should consider the audience that venue engages and work strategically to ensure a strong collaboration with its community.

In this illustrated seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson helps artists understand the issues of presentation, publicity, audience engagement through educational offerings, the value of producing an accompanying online/print publication and much more.

Artists attending this presentation will gain a broad awareness of the exhibition experience.”

Registration: $5 General Admission / Free for NOPA members, RSVP HERE.

Cathedral Creative Studios
527 Julia Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Just Announced: Finalists for The 2013 Clarence John Laughlin Award

New Orleans Photo Alliance
The 2013 Clarence John Laughlin Award

“The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) is pleased to announce the names of the 14 finalists for the 2013 Clarence John Laughlin Award.

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression.  It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South.  The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Russell Lord, the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art, is the 2013 juror. The 134 submissions were prescreened by Arthur Roger, of Arthur Roger Gallery, Victoria Ryan, photographer, educator and NOPA Board Member, and Crista Dix of Wallspace Gallery, who narrowed the entries down to 100 portfolios. From these, Mr. Lord selected 14 finalists whose work he will review in print form to select a single winner. The New Orleans Photo Alliance will announce the 2013 CJL Award recipient on October 1, 2013.”

Deadline March 29th: Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Submissions: Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography
Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2013, midnight CDT

The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers. The MPS Fund awards one $5000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.

Eligibility
Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply for the MPS Fund’s annual $5000 grant. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast region.

Application and Fee
In order to submit your application you will first need to create an Entry Thingy account here.

Application fee is $25.
Application fee + NOPA membership: $60.

Judging Criteria
The main criteria for selection will be the strength of the applicant’s portfolio and a written project statement (maximum of 500 words). The portfolio and statement should demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to a cultural documentary project.

Submission Guidelines

  1. A portfolio of 20 to 25 images; submitted digitally via the online application process.
  2. Each image file must be in jpeg format at 72 dpi and 720 pixels wide (10 in).
    -Save your images at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12).
    -Name your files with your last name, then first name and a title. Use an underscore to separate the names and title. At the end of the file name, add a sequence number starting with 01. Example: Doe_Jane_The Farm_01.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_02.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_03.jpg.
    -You must add caption information and the year that you created the image. Enter and upload each image file and its accompanying information one at a time. After you have uploaded all of the files, you will be able to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio.
  3. A concise description of your work (2-4 sentences), 260 characters maximum, which the jurors will see alongside your portfolio. The ‘Description of work’ is not the project statement.
  4. A written project statement of not more than 500 words, explaining your project’s scope and significance. Please include your plans on how you would use the grant.
  5. A biography or resume/CV of not more than 500 words, describing awards, publications and other career highlights.
  6. A $25 application fee will be directed through PayPal immediately after you have uploaded your application.”

For the full prospectus, click here.

Deadline July 20th: Clarence John Laughlin Award

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Submissions: Clarence John Laughlin Award
Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2012
Application fee: $25 + NOPA membership, $60

“The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Eligibility
Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply. The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to apply. Still images made from all photographic processes, both traditional and digital will be considered. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal and emotional statements are all welcome. Still photography or photographic techniques should be integral to the works submitted.

Juror
Deborah Klochko, Director, Museum of Photographic Arts

Submission Guidelines

    1. $25 application fee, to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
    2. A portfolio of 10 – 20 images.  Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through our online application process.
    3. Each image submitted should be in jpeg format, 12 inches on the longer side, sized at 72 pixels per inch, saved at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using underscores to separate. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg
    4. Each image submitted will also require a title, dimensions, materials (specifying print medium, i.e. toned silver gelatin print) and year created.  Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time.  You will have the opportunity to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio after all files have been uploaded.
    5. A concise description of work, limited to 260 characters maximum, which will be visible to the juror alongside your image portfolio.
    6. A written statement explaining your images, process and intent, 500 words maximum.  A Word document should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.
    7. Biography or resume/CV.  A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.”

Visit NOPA’s website for the full prospectus and to apply online.

Deadline March 30th: Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography
Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2012, midnight CDT
Application fee $25 + NOPA membership $35 = $60

“The Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers.  The MPS Fund awards one $5000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.  Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast region.

Application Requirements

  1. A portfolio of 20 to 25 images. These images can originate in any format, but you must submit them digitally via the online application process (opens February 1, 2012).
  2. Each image file must be in jpeg format at 72 dpi and 720 pixels wide (10 in). Save your images at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name, then first name and a title. Use an underscore to separate the names and title. At the end of the file name, add a sequence number starting with 01. Example: Doe_Jane_The Farm_01.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_02.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_03.jpg. You must add caption information and the year that you created the image. Enter and upload each image file and its accompanying information one at a time. After you have uploaded all of the files, you will be able to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio.
  3. A concise description of your work (2-4 sentences), limited to 260 characters maximum, which the jurors will see alongside your portfolio. The short description will be asked for near the end of your entry process. It is not the project proposal.
  4. A written proposal of not more than 500 words, explaining your project’s scope and significance. Please include your plans on how you would use the grant. A Word document should be copied and pasted into the ‘Statement’ box at the beginning of the application form.
  5. A biography or resume/CV of not more than 500 words, describing awards, publications and other career highlights. A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the ‘Resume’ box at the beginning of the application form.
  6. A $25 application fee will be directed through PayPal immediately after you have uploaded your application.

To see the full submission guidelines, click here.
Submit online here.

Deadline September 1st: NOPA’s Clarence John Laughlin Award

The New Orleans Photo Alliance: Clarence John Laughlin Award
Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2011
Fee: Application $25 + NOPA Membership $60
Juror: George Slade, Curator, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University

“The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.”

Eligibility
“NOPA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to apply. Still images made from all photographic processes, both traditional and digital will be considered. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal and emotional statements are all welcome. Still photography or photographic techniques should be integral to the works submitted.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply.”

Application Requirements

  1. $25 application fee, to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
  2. A portfolio of 10 – 20 images.  Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through our online application process.
  3. Each image submitted should be in jpeg format, 12 inches on the longer side, sized at 72 pixels per inch, saved at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using underscores to separate. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg
  4. Each image submitted will also require a title, dimensions, materials (specifying print medium, i.e. toned silver gelatin print) and year created.  Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time.  You will have the opportunity to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio after all files have been uploaded.
  5. A concise description of work, limited to 260 characters maximum, which will be visible to the juror alongside your image portfolio.
  6. A written statement explaining your images, process and intent, 500 words maximum.  A Word document should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.
  7. Biography or resume/CV.  A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.

For the full prospectus and to submit your application, please click here (applications will only be accepted online).

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