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Deadline March 30th: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Artist Residency Program

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: 2019-2020 Artist Residency Program
Deadline March 30, 2019 at midnight EDT
Application fee: $25

“The intention of the PPAC Artist Residency program is to assist talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work by providing necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC.

Accepted artists will receive a $3,000 honorarium, will have printer and scanner hourly rental fees waived and will receive a $1,500 credit to be applied to ink usage fees and paper in the Artist Lab. If necessary, a $1,000 stipend will be provided for travel and/or housing.

The length of each individual residency is restricted to a month, but the timing is flexible. Artists should propose a project that fits within the residency term of June 1, 2019, to May 1, 2020.

The month-long residency should be used to advance your artistic practice in a meaningful way. Artists may submit proposals that include the continuation or completion of work already in process, or the creation of new work.

Accepted artists will be required to work collaboratively with PPAC to design two public program events. These programs are flexible and open to your interpretation and interests. Please do not include proposals for these events in your application.

Because the Artist Residency program is intended to support working artists, students are not eligible to apply.

Required Application Materials
All artists must propose a project within the month-long residency term. A letter of intent should clearly address the goals and expected outcomes of the residency, give a specific time frame, along with a preferred month of participation and should outline which lab equipment will be used. A separate artist statement should discuss your most recent work and should clearly outline your process and personal interest in making the work.

  • $25 application fee (to offset costs in accepting and reviewing application materials)
  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • One page artist statement
  • 15 – 20 jpegs of work related to the intended project, or recent work
  • Please submit your application here.

Application materials will be reviewed by PPAC’s Artist Residency Committee. PPAC is unable to respond to inquires about the status of a submission, nor is the Artist Residency Committee able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.

View current and past Artists in Residence here.”

Exhibitor Registration Deadline February 17th: Philadelphia Art Book Fair 2016

Philadelphia Art Book Fair 2016
Extended Exhibitor Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Philadelphia Art Book Fair is a two-day event that features a range of exhibitors from photography and art book publishers, small and large, to individual artists and institutions, as well as a keynote lecture.  The event will be held Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2.

To submit an application to be a vendor visit: http://www.phlartbookfair.com/apply/.

Presented by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center & The Print Center.

April 24-25th: Philadelphia Art Book Fair

Philadelphia Art Book Fair
Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25, 2015
Free and open to the public.

“Presented by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and The Print Center, the Philadelphia Art Book Fair is a two-day event featuring new releases from photo and art book publishers, as well as artist books, zines, and publications from art institutions.

“With 50 Exhibitors from 10 States and the Philadelphia Region, the Philadelphia Art Book Fair also features conversations and keynote lectures from experts in the field, and a party on Friday night!”

The Annex on Filbert
830 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  [map]

May 18th, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 4th Annual Book Fair

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
4th Annual Book Fair

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12:00-6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“Join the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center for their 4th annual book fair which will feature a number of local and national artists, publishers and publishing projects. This is Philadelphia’s annual opportunity to purchase some of the most innovative image-based publications being created today.

Partial list of participants:

Printed Matter
MACK Books
Conveyor Arts
Sun System Press
ICA Philadelphia
Light Work
Vox Populi
Houseboat Press
Bryan Graf
Justin Audet
Justin Kimball
Tom Young
Dan Boardman
Lisa Kereszi
Dominic Episcopo
Stephanie Bursese
With titles available from:

Little Brown Mushroom
TBW Books
Spaces Corners/ Ed Panar
Public Fiction
Daniel Shea
Brian Ulrich

*Book signing with Bryan Graf/Conveyor Arts 3PM
* Book signing with Lisa Kereszi 2PM

*indie Photobook Library will have a selection of titles on view.”

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  [map]

May 16th, Philadelphia: Conversation with Henry Horenstein & Shannon Thomas Perich


© 2013 Henry Horenstein,
“Drunk Dancers, Merchant’s Cafe, Nashville, Tennessee, 1974”

The Print Center
Conversation with Henry Horenstein & Shannon Thomas Perich
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Henry Horenstein and Shannon Thomas Perich, Curator of the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History, will discuss Horenstein’s three earliest series: Close Relations, Honky Tonk and Speedway, placing the work in both cultural and photo-historical contexts.”

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, Pensylvania  [map]
Tel: 215 735.6090

Deadline Extended to April 26th: PPAC Residency for Regional Emerging Artists

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
PPAC Residency for Regional Emerging Artists
Deadline extended to Friday, April 26, 2013

Application Fee: $10

“Each summer two artists are invited for one-month residencies at PPAC.  The residencies support talented, self-directed emerging artists, living in the Philadelphia region, in realizing their goals and visions.  This residency offers artists the time to focus on their work, cultivate new ideas and understand their process, while also providing financial and collegial resources to create work.  Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, printing, scanning or editing for a specific project or book, etc.

Each month-long residency includes a $4,000 stipend, staff support to assist with projects, and extended access to PPAC’s digital lab.  PPAC’s regular rates for lab rentals and digital services apply.  Travel and living costs are the responsibility of the resident.

Applicants should submit a proposal outlining their project plans.  Proposals may include the continuation or completion of work already in process, or the creation of new work.  The timeline for each residency will be between the months of June – September.  Dates will be coordinated and finalized in conversation with PPAC and the winning artists.


  • Emerging artist is defined as one who has a limited numbers of years engaged with the medium of photography.  Emerging is in no way defined by age.
  • The Artist in Residence program is intended to support working artists, student photographers are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must live in Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey.

Submission Guidelines

  • Letter of Intent describing plans for residency (maximum of one page)
  • Resume/CV with contact information
  • Artist’s statement (maximum of one page)
  • 15- 25 jpegs of work related to the intended project, or recent work if applying for a new project.
  • 3 professional references.
  • Applications can only be submitted at: philaphotoarts.slideroom.com

There is a $10 application fee.  This fee is for use of the online application form, no funds are collected by PPAC.  No refund can be given for any reason.  Winners will be announced on May 15th by email.

PPAC’s Artist in Residence Committee will review the application materials.  The Artist in Residence Committee is not able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.”

Deadline Extended to November 2nd for 87th Annual International Competition

The Print Center
87th Annual International Competition
Deadline Extended to Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm EDT

“The Print Center’s Annual International Competitionis one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process. Artists who use printmaking and/or photography as critical components of their work, or whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices, are encouraged to enter.

If you are not already a member, your entry fee to the competition entitles you to a one-year membership to The Print Center.

Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director & Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe

Awards + Prizes
Three solo exhibitions at The Print Center to be held June-July 2013, Online exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award, Two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store, and up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes.

ENTER: www.printcenter.slideroom.com

Non-Members: $45 ($60 outside US)
Current Members: $5 processing fee

The competition is open to all artists. All forms of art with photography and/or printmaking as critical components of the work may be submitted. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Submitted works cannot have been exhibited within 50 miles of Philadelphia or in any prior exhibition at The Print Center. Up to five images may be submitted. Only one entry per person.

Accepted formats:
Images: Up to 5 MB/each: jpg, png, gif
Videos: Up to 60 MB/each: mov, wmv, flv, mp4
You will be asked to label each uploaded file with Title, Date, Medium (e.g. etching, inkjet, gelatin silver, lithograph) and Size.

Online Exhibition
An online exhibition on The Print Center’s website will include the semi-finalists and all the images submitted by those artists, as well as biographical information and links to the artists’ own websites. Ten finalists will have more extensive information on the site, including additional images. Artists will be contacted by The Print Center for additional information and images.

Solo Exhibitions
Three artists will be selected from the ten finalists to receive solo exhibitions at The Print Center. Those artists will receive a $200 honorarium. Pending funding, especially for international artists, this amount may increase. Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping their work to and from The Print Center and all related costs, including framing when appropriate. The Print Center will install and de-install work.”

October 9th, Philadelphia: Vince Aletti & Andrea Modica Talk “Looking at the Male Nude”

The Print Center
Printed Image Talk: Vince Aletti & Andrea Modica Looking at the Male Nude
Tuesday, October, 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm
free and open to the public.

“Join The Print Center for a public conversation between artist Andrea Modica and critic and curator Vince Aletti. Modica and Aletti, longtime friends, will discuss their interest in the male nude in contemporary photography. Modica will debut a new series of intimate, unflinching portraits, and we will get the first look at these beautiful prints. Aletti will discuss his renowned collection of photographs of the male nude, which he has amassed over 30 years.”

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  [map]
Tel: 215 735.6090

Deadline May 29th: PPAC’s 3rd Annual Contmeporary Photography Competition & Exhibition

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: 3rd Annual Contemporary Photography Competition & Exhibition
Deadline: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Fee: $40 for 5 images

The Philadelphia Photo arts center (PPAC) announces it’s annual call for entries. Selected entries will be exhibited at PPAC from July 12 – September 8, 2012 and will be included in a book of the exhibition.

The competition is open to all subject matter, photographic techniques and processes. The entry fee is $40 for a maximum of 5 images. entry fees are non refundable. all entries must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, May 29th, 2012.  For more info please email: info@philaphotoarts.org.

Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography of the New York Times Magazine
Natasha Egan, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions are accepted online at www.philaphotoarts.slideroom.com OR by mail on a CD. Submissions submitted by email will not be accepted. Images should be formatted as 72dpi JPEGs, no larger than 1024 pixels at longest dimension.
  • Each JPEG should have a file name with the photographer’s first name, last name, corresponding number from the entry form, and image title (e.g. Johnsmith_2_untitled.jpg)
  • Include artist statement, bio, and CV/resume in digital format (Word document or PDF). Please do not send hard copies.
  • The CD and CD case must be labeled with the artists name and PPAC’s 3rd Annual contemporary Photography competition and exhibition
  • Artists will be notified by June 12, 2012 via email
  • All works selected must be available for sale at a price (inclusive of frame) determined by the artist. artists will receive 60% of the sale price.
  • Submission materials will not be returned.
  • All work must be delivered to PPAC by July 9th. PPAC will not pay for or coordinate any delivery or return shipping. PPAC staff will handle work carefully, but PPAC is not responsible for damage to any work.

Click here to submit online via Slide Room.
Click here to download a PDF of the submission guidelines and entry form.

May 10th, Philadelphia: Artist Talk & Book Signing by Lydia Panas

© 2012 Lydia Panas

The Print Center
Artist Talk and Book Signing by Lydia Panas
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“Photographer Lydia Panas will discuss her artwork, sign her newly published book The Mark of Abel and talk about her successful approach to sharing her work. The Kutztown, PA resident’s career has centered on creating evocative color portraits of friends and families which offer the viewer incisive character studies revealed through gaze and body language.

RSVP is not required, but preferred: evandenberg [at] printcenter.org or 215-735-6090 x1.”

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103  [map]
215 735.6090


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