Sunday, November 12, 2017

VLAA LLC Clinic: Saturday, 28 November 2018

   LLC Clinic
presentation and consultations
Saturday, November 18 (9:30 a.m. to Noon)
Whether you’re thinking about forming a limited liability company or already have one, find out if this business structure really is for you. Attorney Mike LaBozzetta, Faro Law STL, will cover all the basics, including how to form and run a LLC, operating agreements, when you can be held personally liable and how LLCs are taxed. Then you’ll have an opportunity to spend 15 minutes talking one-on-one with a volunteer lawyer-accountant team. Consultations are scheduled in person that morning and may not be available if you do not register in advance. Your tuition covers our referral service fee, so you can be matched with an attorney or accountant, if needed, after the clinic.

Our LLC Clinic will be held at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar. Free parking is available behind the Pageant.
Tuition is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Can’t afford to pay? Please contact us to request a scholarship. 


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Call for Work: Deadline 1-3 December 2017

Call For Entries for Art and Awareness exhibit inspired by memories

Framations Art Gallery is pleased to partner with local organizations to offer a new Art and Awareness exhibitions and opportunity for artists. As a way to connect with the community, Framations offers a series of art exhibits called Art and Awareness exhibits, that offer an educational component in addition to the theme of the artwork. While the artists are provided with a theme for their entries, the gallery works with organizations in the area to bring awareness about an issue that affects the community. For this exhibit, the theme will be Memory: Joy and Loss.

In their Art & Awareness Series, the gallery strives to periodically host exhibits that incorporate awareness in areas that affect our community. Here, they focus on the significance of memory and its impact on our lives. In examining ways to bring awareness, they chose to focus on services that are available in our community for those who have a loss of memory. In addition to that, they plan to share information about programs available for seniors who are still active and making memories. In doing so, Framations will work with both the Alzheimer's Association and Maturity and Its Muse to share information with visitors and those who visit their website.

Artists who are considering entering are asked to think about Memory and how it plays a dual role. On one hand, memories can be a source of joy when they are things we hope to always remember. But on the other hand, memories can serve as a reminder of things we’ve lost or regret. Even worse at times are the things we wish we could remember, but can’t. Here, artists are asked to focus on memory and it’s function in our lives.

Open to all 2D and 3D media, with some size restrictions. Artists who are interested in participating are invited to deliver up to four entries to Framations the weekend of December 1 -3. Framations is open 10-6 Friday and Saturday, and 12-5 on Sunday. There will be an Opening Reception for the exhibit on December 8 from 6-8pm. There will be a reduced entry fee for artists choosing to participate in their annual food drive. The full entry details can be found at and at the gallery, located at 218 North Main Street in St. Charles. Memory: Joy and Loss will be on display December 8, 2017 - January 18, 2018.

The Juror for this exhibit will be former gallery-owner and entrepreneur Lynn Friedman Hamilton.  Long a champion of older artists, Lynn spent more than a quarter of a century organizing social group activities for older artists and adults, before forming the 501(c) (3) not for profit organization Maturity and Its Muse.

Artists can find the full entry details, including size restrictions, at

218 North Main Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts: Business Edge Workshops

Getting Your Project Together
Monday, Oct. 30 (6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Whether you’ll be applying for a grant, launching a crowd funding campaign, pursuing a public art commission or simply doing something new, you’ll need to develop a plan that will win support for your project. Instructors: Brigid Flynn and Liz Deichmann, co-founders of Midwest Artist Project Services (MAPS), and David Hults, Activ8Career Coaching, who will demonstrate mind mapping, a non-linear, visual brainstorming tool.
Your Art, Your Brand: An Artist’s Guide to Being Noticeable and Getting Noticed
Monday, Nov. 13 (6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
With a background that blurs the lines between the arts and business savvy, Timmermann Group’s Bronwyn Ritchie is uniquely qualified to lead this discussion on establishing, maintaining and promoting an artist’s brand. Artists of all disciplines will learn the importance of their personal brand messaging and will discover tools and resources that are vital to marketing a personal brand that accomplishes goals when there’s just no time.
Website Clinic
Monday, Nov. 20 (6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
A well-designed, functional website is an essential promotional tool for both emerging and mid-career artists of every discipline. Benjamin Gandhi-Shepard, Solvm, will provide an overview of best practices. Then you’ll have an opportunity to spend 15 minutes getting one-on-one feedback about your site. Consultations will be scheduled in person that evening and may not be available if you do not register in advance. 
Workshops are held at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar. Free parking is available behind the Pageant or in the MetroLink lot. Tuition is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Can’t afford to pay? Please contact us to request a scholarship. 
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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Summer Academy: Application dealine 16 February 2018

THE Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art SUMMER ACADEMY 

We are happy to announce that we are now recruiting students to apply for our 2018 Summer Academy, a component of the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship, to be scheduledin late May or early June. Students selected to participate in the Summer Academy will be eligible to apply for a 2-year Fellowship (September 2018–August 2020) at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. 


The Summer Academy offers an exciting opportunity for your students.  Fifteen undergraduate students will be selected to attend the week-long immersion program designed to provide a broad overview of the work we do in the museum.  Through tours, workshops, group and individual projects, and discussions in the museum, the participants will gain first-hand knowledge of curating and other museum careers.  A small stipend and accommodations for the week are provide for the participants.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1.       Individuals from ethnic and racial groups underrepresented in the curatorial field (any person of color);
2.       Undergraduates currently enrolled at a university, college, or community college in the Kansas City region (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Arkansas);
3.       Undergraduates who, if selected as a fellow, can commit to two years in the program with plans to graduate no earlier than May 2020;

4.       Individuals who are eligible to work in the United States;

5.       Individuals who have a strong interest in Art History, History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or other cultural studies programs are preferred.

Following the Summer Academy, the 15 participants are eligible to apply for one of the two 2018–20 Fellowships.  The Fellowship requires a two-year commitment and provides a stipend totaling $10,000 each year.  Each year, the Fellow will receive sustained mentoring by a curator, engage with the museum during the academic year, and participate in a 10-week, full-time hands-on museum experience in the summer. 

Through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the grant for the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship program was recently renewed and is funded through 2022.  The Nelson-Atkins is proud to offer this competitive Fellowship in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the High Museum in Atlanta, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

Online applications accepted beginning November 1, 2017.  Application found here:

Monday, October 23, 2017

Call for Work: Deadline 13 November 2017

The State of America
Juror: Jim Richardson
Deadline: Monday, November 13, 2017
Exhibition prints due December 22, 2017
Gallery exhibition January 3 - 27, 2018

The State of America
Juror: Jim Richardson
Deadline: Monday, November 13, 2017
Exhibition prints due December 22, 2017
Gallery exhibition January 3 - 27, 2018
More information here

What images reflect your feelings about America today? Some of us are worried about America's place in the world. The changing climate. The fading reality of the American dream for our family.

Others remain awed by the vast beauty of America. The strength and independence of its people. Americans' willingness to step up to help neighbors in times of crisis.
Regardless of your opinions or your nationality, we welcome images that evoke the broad range of emotions and events of this extraordinary period in United States history. They need not be political - just let your images tell us how you feel about the state of America today.
All capture methods and processes are welcome.

About the Juror
Jim Richardson is a photographer for National Geographic Magazine and a contributing editor for its sister publication, TRAVELER Magazine. His work takes him around the world, from the tops of volcanic peaks to below the surface of swamps and wetlands. He has photographed more than 30 stories for National Geographic.

PhotoPlace Gallery
3 Park Street
Middlebury VT 05753

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Architectural Photos: Deadline 6 November 2017

Open Call for Emerging Photographers
Architecture in Focus: Finding Inspiration from Erich Mendelsohn

Architecture in Focus: Finding Inspiration from Erich Mendelsohn is a juried visual art exhibition featuring works of photography by Emerging or Young Artists, alongside selected professional work, inspired by COCA’s historic mid-century modernist building. Designed by Erich Mendelsohn as the B’nai Amoona Synagogue, the building was the storied architect’s first American building. It has been COCA’s home since 1977.

The strikingly innovative design was the first modernist approach to synagogue architecture in the United States. Mendelsohn’s progressive designs, matched with Millstone Bangert, Inc.’s construction expertise, turned the architect’s vision for the synagogue into reality. The northwest corner of Trinity and Washington Avenues in University City offers an impressive view of the building’s signature parabolic roof.

All explorations and interpretations of the theme are invited.

Eligibility: Open to Emerging or Young Artists 16-24 years of age living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 50-mile radius.

Entry Deadline: The deadline to submit works for this exhibit: Monday, November 6, 2017 (11:59 CST). There is no fee. Entries for this exhibition are accepted online only at

Notification: Exhibition artists will be notified via email by Friday, November 17, 2017.

Exhibition Dates
November 30, 2017 – March 4, 2018
COCA’s Millstone Gallery

Download Submission Guidelines Here

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tamron at Schillers: Friday, 20 October 2017

From 11-1pm Tamron is hosting a special student lunch with pizza, soda and a drawing to win a $200 Schiller’s gift card. Students who attend are the only ones eligible for the drawing.  RSPV on Facebook @TamronEDU or by emailing

Tamron will be at Schiller's all day for  lens demo and a free photo class that evening. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tamron at Schiller's: Friday, 20 October 2017

Tamron Keep On Clicking Tour - Schiller's

Tamron Tech Team members will be in-store from 12pm – 4pm to answer all of your photographic questions. Make sure to bring your camera to test drive the latest in Tamron optics. Later that evening, join us from 6pm-7:30pm for a FREE educational lecture on travel, landscape and nature photography produced exclusively with Tamron lenses.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

PDNEDU Student Photo Contest: Deadline 21 November 2017

One Grand-Prize Winner will receive $1,500  cash award

ENTER BY NOV. 21, 2017

The Student Photo Contest has a 15-year history of recognizing incredible work from high school-, undergraduate- and graduate-level photographers. Make this your year.

Prizes include one $1,500 cash award to fund your work, seven DSLR cameras from Nikon, seven $150 gift cards to B&H Photo and seven portfolio reviews.

We're also giving out memberships to ALL winners and honorable mentions that include a PDN subscription, contest and trade show discounts, as well as discounts and benefits with a long list of our photography partners.

All winners and honorable mentions will be featured in print in PDNedu Spring 2018 and online, promoted to PDN's network of 475,000+ followers.

A full list of prizes can be seen at

Fashion & Portraiture
Documentary, Still Life
Travel & Landscape
Fine Art & Personal Work
Multimedia & Video
High School (Any Subject)


Friday, October 13, 2017

Educational pricing on photo equipment/paper

The Photography & Filmmaking Education Resource

Did you know that you can get educational discounts on much photo equipment (tripods, lights, and more) and digital printing paper? Register at and check out the prices.

In most cases you can pick up the merchandise at Schiller's for the educational price and not pay shipping.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Communication Careers Week: 6-10 November 2017

Webster School of Communications CommunicationCareers Week, November 6-10, 2017. We have an exciting series of events planned We are very excited to host Paradowski Creative as this year’s professional panel. In addition, we have confirmation of 14 guest speakers who will be attending a number of classes to talk to the students about their future professional careers. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Student Memberships: Deadline 13 October 2017

CPDC to Sponsor Professional Association Fees for Students

Through the Professional Association Membership Program (ProAMP), the Career Planning & Development Center (CPDC) will sponsor membership fees for a limited number of current students.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Enrolled full-time at Webster University during the current semester
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or master's degree
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Requesting a student membership – professional memberships are not eligible
  • Applying for a membership (first time member or renewal) that you have not yet paid – reimbursement is not possible
All application components and forms are due Oct.13, by 11:59 p.m. 

Call for Work: Deadline 6 February 2018

ZEISS Photography Award

The third edition of the hugely popular ZEISS Photography Award is now open for entries. Photographers are asked to submit their best series of 5 - 10 images to the brief: "Seeing Beyond - Untold Stories ".

What's up for grabs?
- $12k worth of ZEISS lenses
- $3k travel expenses
- Trips to London and Germany
- Exhibited at Somerset House, London 

- Worldwide exposure 

© Kevin Faingnaert, Mario Adario, Nicky Newman

For more than 125 years, ZEISS lenses have been creating photography history: they are the creative tools for the most sophisticated photo and film artists.

Need inspiration? Check out the LENSPIRE blog 

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Nature Photo Scholarship: Deadline 31 October 2017

The NANPA Foundation (North American Nature Photography Association) offers a $1,000 Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant to college students currently enrolled in an institution of higher education and specializing in the study of photography. The students can studying at the undergraduate or graduate level.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is October 31, 2017.

Applications must be submitted online along with five images of the students’ work. More information, eligibility criteria, and the link to submit an application can be found at on the NANPA Foundation’s website. Past winners of the scholarship grant can also be found on the website.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Best of College & HS Photography: Early deadline 16 October 2016

$4.95 per photo (Fees go up to $5.95 per photo for Final Deadline: December 4, 2017)


PRIZES Over $10,000 in CASH Grants + 2 FUJIFILM Camera & Lens Kits

WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the May 2018 issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine.
All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of College and High School Photography 2018. This contest is open to all college and high school students in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Webster Arts: Deadline 8 October 2017

On the Street Where I Live
Webster Arts
483 E. Lockwood, #108
St. Louis, MO 63119
Entry Deadline: 10/8/17
Days remaining to deadline: 9


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00

EXHIBITION DATES: November 17 – December 23, 2017

Webster Arts invites art submissions on the theme "On the Street Where I Live." Artists are encouraged to think broadly about the theme. Work may represent ideas of community, sense of place, idealized or real, scenes from memory or future representations. All 2D & 3D media is welcome within the parameters listed below. No floor or ceiling hung installations are possible at this time. No video.

Full information here.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Call for Work: Deadline 4 January 2018

Thank you to all those who have entered the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards so far. We've had some incredible entries from around the world!

Don't forget, everyone who enters the Open competition has a chance to win our monthly prize. We'll pick one winner (chosen from the "Entries of the week") each month and feature a selection of their best photography. We will also upgrade their account so they can enter more images into the competition!


© Matt Horspool, monthly #SWPA winner

Call for Work: Deadline 12 October 2017

Rangefinder is seeking your best fine-art travel, portrait, composite and still-life work.

All winning photographers will exhibit their work in New York City. One Grand Prize photographer will receive a $2,500 cash award, a $500 B&H Photo gift card and a page in Rangefinder profiling his or her work.
You can learn more about Rangefinder’s Fine Art Awards at, including rules, specs and frequently asked questions. Check out all of the prizes below.
ONE GRAND-PRIZE WINNER will receive $2,500 cash, a $500 B&H Photo gift card, and a one-page profile in Rangefinder
EACH FIRST-PLACE WINNER will receive a $250 B&H Photo gift card
ALL WINNERS will be featured at a gallery exhibition in New York City, in the print edition of the December issue of Rangefinder and in an online gallery promoted to 300,000+ through email and social.

Call for Work: Deadline 14 December 2017

PDN is looking for the best music moments from professional photographers and shutterbug enthusiasts alike! Get featured in PDN and win up to $1,500.

Ultimate Music Moment Photography Contest logo Photo by Sara Feigin
From massive arenas to open air events, warehouse parties and intimate lounges, Ultimate Music Moment will showcase the performances that make live music a transportive experience. The annual competition also features work away from the stage, including editorial artist portraits, promotional photography and more.

Check out last year's gallery here and see all information about this year's contest at

Enter Today

Categories; Artist Portraits,Performances and Crowds

Gain important and critical exposure for your work!Prizes include  $1,500 (professional grand prize) and $750 (amateur grand prize)

Enter Today

Call for Work: Deadline Monday 16 October 2017

Celebrating the Creative Process
Juror: Kat Kiernan
Deadline: Monday, October 16 , 2017
Exhibition prints due November 24, 2017
Gallery exhibition December 6 - December 30, 2017

© Kat Kiernan
For this exhibition, we seek photographs that reflect the photographer's careful and conscious choices in making the image - choices that, among others, are the essence of the creative process and what defines photographic art. Any subject, any genre, and any capture or process are welcome.
The exhibition will be curated by Kat Kiernan, the publisher of the print magazine Don't Take Pictures.