Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PDN Emerging Photographer entries

Submissions for the Winter 2015 issue of Emerging Photographer have opened. Don't miss the $15 Early Bird special through September 7.
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Photo by Sinziana Velicescu

NEW! EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Submissions for Emerging Photographer are now open at a special Early Bird price through September 7.
We are looking for photographers with a fresh perspective, compelling imagery and an insatiable drive to make an impact within the photography community. For $15, entrants can upload a series of up to 10 images to be considered for the next print and digital issue, selected by a jury of Emerging Photographer, PDN and Rangefinder editors. For more information, visit http://emerging.pdncontests.com
Since the re-launch of the magazine a year ago, Emerging Photographer has been mailed to 10,000 creatives, distributed at Photo LA, PDN's 30 events and exhibited at a pop-up exhibition at MOPLA earlier this summer. The two online issues have been read over 31,000 times at issuu.com/eephotogroup.
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Photography in Tuscany - Spring 2016

PDN Contest: Deadline 24 September 2015

Win a one-page profile in PDN, up to $2,000 cash, a $500 gift card to B&H and a spot in our World in Focus exhibition and print/online gallery. Enter World in Focus by September 24.
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World in Focus
Photo by Shevaun Williams

Pictured: An outdoor flower market in Havana, Cuba. Winner, Travel Portraits, 2014.
Travel photographers of all levels are celebrated in PDN's World in Focus competition. Professional and amateur photographers compete for two different grand-prize packages that include a $1,000 or $2,000 cash prize, $500 to B&H and a full-page profile in PDN promoting their work.
In addition, first-place winners will receive $100 to B&H, a VIP Expo Pass to PhotoPlus Expo 2015 and a one-year PHOTO+ Basic Membership. All winners will be published in PDN and exhibited in a special gallery at PhotoPlus Expo for three days on the show floor.
World in Focus always draws a wide range of talented international photographers, and highlights both single moments and longer photo essays captured abroad. We can't wait to put together the print, online and live gallery this year showcasing the beauty of our world.
Visit www.worldinfocuscontest.com for a complete list of prizes, categories, rules and FAQ. PHOTO+ members receive 30% off entry fees.
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Call for Work: Deadline 22 July 2015

Image credits:  Liz Steketee and Rafael Goldchain 

THEME |Memories, Stories, Histories
Explore Memories, Stories and Histories through personal, familial, cultural and universal imagery. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.
Amy Galpin is Curator of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

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 a three image submission for an upcoming call for entry.    

Artists' selected for the exhibition will receive the following:
Press releases sent to artists' choice of media outlets
Professional installation images  
Invitation to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing
Promotion on The Center's large social media platform
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists' websites

For More Information about the Memories, Stories, Histories Call For Entries, click here

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Call for Work: Deadline 4 September 2015


The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to open the Call for Entry for “Going Home” an all-media juried exhibition which asks the artist to explore the question of what is meant by “home.” The deadline for entry is September 4, 2015.

For more information, please contact Melissa at 636.255.0270 or visit http://www.foundryartcentre.org/going-home/

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Call for Work: Deadline 24 October 2015

ASL new 2012 header

Now accepting entries for
"Creatures" juried exhibit
Entry deadline: October 24, 2015

"Creatures" is a juried exhibition featuring artworks about creatures-real or imagined. All explorations of this theme are invited. Artworks in all media, techniques and styles are encouraged.  

Art Saint Louis Gallery at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: January 16-February 18, 2016. Free reception on Saturday, January 16, 6-8 p.m
Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius. 

The deadline to submit works for this exhibit is October 24, 2015 (11:59 MST).

Heather Woodson and Charles Houska. Heather Woodson is a ceramic sculptor and art educator based in the St. Louis area. Her works have been exhibited nationally & internationally. She has been teaching ceramics and fiber art classes through Chesterfield Arts, now known as Art Unleashed, since 2011, where she previously served as Exhibition Coordinator and Studio Manager. Charlie Houska is an artist and gallery owner based in St. Louis. His whimsical works are featured in collections across the U.S. and he is commissioned regularly for special projects that feature his colorful artworks-from St. Louis Children's Hospital and Harpo Studios to Absolut Vodka-his images can be found in exciting places.

Located on the ground floor of the historic and beautifully renovated Park Pacific building at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, Art Saint Louis is home to one of the most popular and frequently visited exhibition spaces in the St. Louis region. Created in 2013 and built upon the organization's 31-year success in connecting St. Louis regional artists and audiences, our 2,700 square foot space Gallery boasts a year-round series of professionally juried group exhibitions showcasing the best of the region's contemporary visual art. Highlighting each exhibition, Art Saint Louis opening receptions are a cultural mainstay in downtown St. Louis and are followed throughout the run of each exhibit with extensive viewing hours Monday through Saturday and an average of over 500 visitors per week. Uniquely designed as a gallery/café hybrid, the space is also the one and only café home of St. Louis coffee roaster Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café, making it a cultural and social destination like no other in the St. Louis region. Find Art Saint Louis on Facebook to view highlights from our previous exhibits in our photo albums.
  • Limit 3 original artworks in all media, styles, themes, and techniques that respond to the theme of the exhibit, "Creatures."
  • Artwork must be completed between 2012-2015.
  • NO ceiling installed work.
  • NO works that sit directly on floor. Sculpture that otherwise would sit on floor must have platform provided by artist that elevates work min. 24" (2') up off of floor.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • Paintings may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped.
  • Size limits: Final installation size not to exceed 6' (72") WIDE or 7' (84") HIGH/TALL, this includes frame.
  • Larger sculptures, oversized 2-d work or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Artistic Director.
  • 3-d works that are extremely fragile, very small, that have a very small bottom/base, are unstable, or do not sit flat on a pedestal are discouraged.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. Art Saint Louis uses traditional hanging hardware (hooks/nails) to hang artworks from their wires on the back of the pieces- however, we will not nail or tack an artwork directly to a wall, nor will we velcro, glue or use any other substance to directly apply an artwork to the wall. ALL works must hang by/from standard picture hanging hardware.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video or artwork requiring electricity, incl. cords, adapters, DVD player, monitor, etc.
  • Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in Art Saint Louis Gallery.
  • Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in St. Louis region during 6 months prior to exhibit dates.

  • Submitting entries for this show is done online through www.CallForEntry.org.
  • LIMIT: 3 artworks.
  • Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view is required and either 1 detail OR 1 alternate view. IMPORTANT: IF you submit more than 2 images per artwork, the Jurors will NOT be shown your additional images. Any more than 2 images per artwork is not permitted and all additional images will be moved to the "withdrawn" category.
Please make sure that the digital images of your artworks are:
  • In focus.
  • Free of any watermarks or name imprint.
  • Free of a time-date stamp.
  • Please do not photograph your artwork framed. If the only image you have of your artwork is of the work framed, crop the frame out of the image.
Upload options for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only.
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest size.
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution).
  • File size: 5MB maximum.
Upload options for video files:
  • File formats: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
  • Resolution: minimum 620x480; max. 1920x1080.
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9.
  • Bit rate: recommended above 240 kbps.
  • Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps. The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular, pulldown and other frame-rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged.
  • Codec: h.264, h.263, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 muxed, Apple Lossless
  • Container: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2, mp4, ogg
  • Video file size: 100 MB maximum.
Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the Jurors. Artworks selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

Click here for a Step-by-Step guide on how to apply to exhibits through CallForEntry.org. You can also watch a short video on How to Apply here. The good folks at CallforEntry.org are better suited to assist you with technical issues with your online entry. For assistance, please contact cafe@westaf.org (during weekday business hours, Mountain Standard Time).  

The method by which ALL exhibitions are juried at Art Saint Louis is always a fair and blind (anonymous) process. What this means is that at no time before or during the jurying process do our Jurors know the names of entering artists. The Jurors are presented all entrants' JPEGs in an anonymous digital image presentation and the only information provided to them pertains to the artwork and includes the following: artwork title, year, media, dimensions, and method of presentation (displayed on the wall, sits on a pedestal). Jurors are never shown the names of any artists. All artworks that you submit for jurying are presented one after the other in the presentation that the jurors view. So, if you are artist #25, your artworks/entries are in the presentation after artist #24 and before artist #26. From the jurying presentation and information provided about the artworks, the jurors make their selections for the final exhibit. Artwork selection decisions are in part based on a set of specific jurying instructions & criteria relating to the theme of the exhibit as well as specific conditions & rules of the Gallery. For non-thematic exhibitions, a well-rounded exhibit is based on the Jurors' aesthetics along with general exhibition criteria established for all exhibits by Art Saint Louis' Artistic Director. This is a blind process and at no time are the Jurors shown entrants' names, and oftentimes they do not even see names for selected artists until they arrive to the Gallery to view the final exhibit on the Gallery walls. Ours is a fair jurying process.   

All artworks must either have a sale price or be marked Not for Sale (NFS). No works marked POR (price on request) will be accepted. Artist's sale prices listed with original entry submitted for jurying may not be changed after entry deadline (October 21, 2015). All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation/commission on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Sale price includes Art Saint Louis' commission. Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit. Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. 

  • All work selected for exhibit must be delivered to Gallery ready to install.
  • 2-d work must be framed & equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork.
  • NO sawtooth hangers, clip-style frames or keyhole mounts.
  • French Cleat mounts okay.
  • Paintings may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Oversized, heavy, or installation work must be installed by artist under direction of Artistic Director.
  • Video must be presented on min. 9" monitor; monitor weight not to exceed 20 lbs.
  • Artworks requiring electricity: Artist must provide all cords, adapters, cord protectors & equipment required to present work.
  • Specific installation requirements must be resolved in advance with directions/devices provided by artist.
  • Art Saint Louis reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for a well-designed exhibition or for security purposes.
Five non-cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the Juror for this exhibit. Award recipients will be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2017" curated exhibit (Summer 2017). 

  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Artist may submit up to 3 artworks for the one fee.  
  • $35 Non- member entry fee; OR
  • $20/Art Saint Louis member* entry fee.
  • Fee payable by credit card through www.CallforEntry.org or by check to Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103.  

Membership in Art Saint Louis is open to all and membership is not required to have your work considered for or juried into this exhibit. However, membership does have its benefits, including discounts on entry fees--the reduced Art Saint Louis member entry fee for this show is $20 and the non-member fee is $35. Benefits of membership discounts on entry fees to juried exhibits, include a weekly e-newsletter, a Membership & Resource Directory, access to a Members Only area of our website, 10% discount on all art purchases, special exhibit opportunities, and more. To download a Membership brochure and join Art Saint Louis today, visit our website (PayPal accepted). Then, once you are a member, you can take advantage of the reduced member entry fee for this & every exhibit. 

The direct link to the online entry is https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2750&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes  If you are having difficulty with the link, you can also access the link through our website here

As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions. All exhibiting artists are required to volunteer 4 hours per artwork selected of time to the production of this exhibit. Artists may contribute food or goods for the opening reception (value $20/per artwork), help out during the reception or other special events, with weekday Gallery monitoring or cleaning, or may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. Volunteer sign-up upon delivery of artworks for exhibit (December 29-30/January 2). Cash, contributions or in-kind goods or services are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 

Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web use and publicity purposes. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to use digital images submitted for jurying for publicity of exhibition including but not limited to email, web use and social media. Accepted artists will be required to send high resolution JPEGs of accepted artworks to Art Saint Louis for exhibition records/paperwork and publicity. 

  • Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered by artist or representative to Art Saint Louis Gallery on either Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, January 2, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Exhibited artworks are to be picked-up at the end of the show on Friday, February 19, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 9 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2016.
  • ALL exhibited works must be removed from Gallery by 3:45 p.m. February 20, 2016.

This exhibit is presented by Art Saint Louis and is supported with funding from Missouri Arts Council and Regional Arts Commission.
Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org. 314/241-4810, 2#.

Click here for a Step-by-Step guide on how to apply to exhibits through CallForEntry.org. You can also watch a short video on How to Apply here. The good folks at CallforEntry.org are better suited to assist you with technical issues with your online submittals. For assistance, please contact cafe@westaf.org (during weekday business hours, Mountain Standard Time).   

E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

DEADLINE for entry:
October 24, 2015, 11:59 MST
We encourage you to enter before the deadline. The entry process can take 15-45 minutes, so we recommend giving yourself plenty of time before the final entry date/time.

Jurying Notifications: Jury results will be emailed to ALL entering artists by November 21, 2015.

Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis:
Tuesday, December 29, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, January 2, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Install exhibit
: January 5, 2016, 5-8 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: January 16-February 18, 2016

FREE Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 16, 6-8 p.m.
Pick-up exhibited works: Friday, February 19, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

in the historic Park Pacific Building
at 1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103 
Gallery hours: M 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues-Fri 7 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Sundays & major holidays
* cafe closes @noon Saturday