Thursday, February 23, 2017

Call for Work: Deadline 4 April 2017


Show us for a shot at $1,500 cash: Rangefinder's The Portrait photo contest is open for entries.

Photo © Kate Woodman 

Whether newborns and children, family, fashion, glamour and boudoir or maternity, show us how you best photograph people for a shot at $1,500, gift cards to B&H up to $500, a full-page advertorial in Rangefinder and more. All winners will be featured in the June issue of Rangefinder, and in an online winners’ gallery.

Last year's grand-prize winner—Kate Woodman—impressed judges with her series "Oregon Trail," which pays homage to the life of the pioneer woman. Show us how you photograph people at rangefindertheportrait.com.


ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
• $1,500 award
• A $500 B&H Gift Card

EACH FIRST-PLACE WINNER WILL RECEIVE
• A one-year PHOTO+ Membership
• A Full Platform Pass to WPPI 2018
• A $100 B&H Gift Card

ALL WINNERS will be featured in an online gallery as well as in the June issue of Rangefinder, and will receive the official The Portrait winners' seal.

ENTER TODAY! 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Cal for Work: Deadline 28 February 2017

Image Credits:  Filippo Mutani, Bret Henrickson, James Weber, Vicki Reed, Jeff Phillips, and Anna Zavileiskaia

SUBMISSIONS DUE | February 28, 2017 Midnight MT USA
Theme |Black and White 2017
All Black & White images are eligible for submission.  All genres, subjects, capture types and photographic processes both historic and modern are eligible for selection by the juror.
 
Juror | Ann M. Jastrab  Ann M. Jastrab is currently the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco and an independent curator.

HONORS | AWARDS
Juror's Award| $400.00
Director's Award | $200.00
Honorable Mention Awards: 1 year membership and a three image submission for an upcoming call for entry.
 
ARTIST IMMERSION WEEKEND
Artists selected for exhibition by our Juror are invited to attend the Artist Immersion Weekend at C4FAP in Fort Collins, Colorado. The immersion weekends include a lively public reception followed by a dinner on the town, a private portfolio review with the Juror and one with the Executive Director, artist group lunch and a portfolio share with professional development discussion. All selected artists are included in the Main Gallery Exhibition and Online Gallery seen by an international audience.

For More Information about Black and White 2017 Call For Entries, click here

Image credits: Shinya Masuda and Molly McCall

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 North College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Visura Project Grant: Deadline 3 April 2017

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Francesco Anselmi, winner of 2016 Visura Grant for Long-term Personal Photography Projects

The 2017 Visura Grant for Personal
Photography Projects



Visura is delighted to announce The 2017 Visura Grant which aims to support the production and development of a personal photography project. Visura awards one winner with a $5000 cash prize. Other photographers are recognized with various levels of recognition from finalist to honorable mention.
Visura will be accepting submissions from Thursday, February 16th, 2017 until Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:59pm GMT.
The Grant has a three-tiered mission: 1) support a personal project that brings awareness to a socio-cultural and/or political cause relevant to today’s world; 2) recognize photographers for their images, stories, and dedication; 3) present to key industry editors photographers' personal project.
Former Grant winners are: Justin Maxon, Erin Trieb, Andrea Gjestvang, Javad Parsa, Álvaro Laíz, and Franceso Anselmi.
Letter from the co-founder regarding submission fees.

SUBMIT


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Alvaro Laíz, winner of The 2015 Visura Grant for Long-term Personal Project
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INTRODUCING THE JUDGES

Two additional judges will be announced at a later date

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Yukiko Yamagata

Acting Interim Director
The Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project

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Gina Martin

National Geographic
Managing Account Executive Editorial Sales, International

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mike davis
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Two additional judges will be announced at a later date

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JUDGING PROCESS


Visura will be accepting submissions from Thursday, February 15th, 2017 until Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. The judging process will take place in three rounds. The winner will be announced via newsletter in May, 2017. The finalists and honorable mentions will also be announced at this time via a newsletter. Results will be available online via Visura.co

APPLICATION PROCEDURE


Your application must include the items listed below. There is no entry fee during the application process.
What to submit: Limited one project per photographer. Each Entry consists of a photojournalism project made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35), a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project. •
Specs: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format)
Text: Include a 700 word written reflection, in First-person, as the Project text describing the project. Ex. What is the story or project about? Where does it take place? If more than one place, please specify. If completed, when was it photographed? If ongoing, when did you begin the story/project? What is the story you want to convey?
How to submit: All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura’s dashboard.
Who can submit: Photojournalists worldwide. All Applicants must have an active PLUS, PRIME or GUILD membership account to submit for consideration.
About the Project: Projects may be ongoing or a recently completed project
Project Privacy Settings: Projects may be 'published' or 'private' within the Visura system
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Erin Trieb, winner of the 2011 Visura Grant for Long-term Personal Projects

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to individuals who are Visura Annual Members with a PLUS, PRIME, or GUILD annual membership, have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction at the time of entry, and DO NOT RESIDE WHERE PROHIBITED. Employees of Foto Visura Inc., and related parties are ineligible. Each entry consists of a project entry form, a series of photographs, a project summary, and a first-person narrative related to the photographs. Entries must be received by Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. One entry allowed per person. This is a merit-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. Odds of winning depend on a number of entries received and skill of entrant. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor is Foto Visura Inc. dba Visura, 1319 VT RT 128, Westford, VT 05494.


LEARN MORE

Contact us: info@visura.co

Monday, February 06, 2017

Call for Work : Deadline 24 May 2017

All media juried exhibit opportunity: "Rabbit Hole" 
Entry deadline: May 24, 2017 
RABBIT HOLE
"Rabbit Hole" is a juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that focus on the ideas of fantasy, whimsy, imagination, and sense of wonder. All explorations and interpretations of this theme are invited. Artworks in all media, techniques and styles are encouraged. Open to artists 21+ in the St. Louis, MO region. 

EXHIBITION SPACE & DATES
Art Saint Louis Gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: August 5-September 7, 2017. Free reception on Saturday, August 5, 6-8 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius*.
*ONLY artists from the St. Louis region may enter exhibit--if you live further than 200 miles, we appreciate your interest, but you are not eligible.

ENTRY DEADLINE
The deadline to submit works for this exhibit is Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (11:59 MST).  

OUR JURORS
Justin Henry Miller, artist, Associate Professor of Art, Exhibitions Coordinator, River Campus Art Gallery, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO; and Sarah Paulsen, artist, Art Instructor, St. Louis Community College Forest Park, and Art Teacher, Miriam Middle School, St. Louis, MO. 

AWARDS
Awards of Excellence will be selected by the Jurors for this exhibit and include (1) $250 Best of Show Award of Excellence and (4) non-cash Awards of Excellence. All five Award recipients will then be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2018" ten-artist curated exhibit presented at Art Saint Louis, June 16-July 19, 2018. "Honor Awards 2018" Curator: Artist Brian D. Smith, Professor, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO. Brian is represented by Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

ENTRY FORM/APPLICATION
Entries for this exhibition are accepted online only at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4132
  
ABOUT THE ONLINE ENTRY PROCESS
The online entry & image upload process does require time, depending on your advance preparedness and image sizes, so please allow yourself adequate time when applying for & submitting your work to this exhibit. Advance registration prior to entry deadline date and image uploads to a Portfolio are highly recommended. There is no fee to register to use the CallforEntry process, but there is an entry fee to register for our exhibit (payable at the end of the whole process for our particular entry).

SPECIFICATIONS
Limit THREE (3) original artworks in all media, styles, themes, and techniques that respond to the theme of the exhibit, "Rabbit Hole," as described at top of this call for entry. 
Artwork must be completed between 2014-2017.    
Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in St. Louis region during 6 months prior to exhibit dates.
Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in Art Saint Louis Gallery.
NO ceiling installed work, this includes installation works.
NO artworks that sit directly on Gallery floor.
2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
Works on canvas may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped.
Size limits: Final installation size on all 2-d and/or wall-displayed/hung work not to exceed 6' (72") WIDE or 7' (84") HIGH/TALL, this includes frame.
Weight limit: 2-d works not to exceed 40 lbs.
Larger sculptures, oversized 2-d work or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of Art Saint Louis Artistic Director.
We are only able to exhibit pedestal-displayed or wall-hung sculpture--no ceiling installed work and no artworks that sit directly on the Gallery floor. We have a limited number of standard sized pedestals (painted white) & will gladly provide those for display of 3-d work. However, if your 3-d artwork is odd-sized, excessively heavy, or requires a very specific sized pedestal or platform, plan on providing that pedestal or platform yourself, please.
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 NOT considered.
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.

JURYING & IMAGE REQUIREMENTS
Judging is done by JPEGs online only at CallForEntry.org.
LIMIT: 3 artworks.
The image limit reads 6, and this allows for either one detail or one alternate view per artwork. Do not exceed 3 artworks total or you will be disqualified.
Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view is required and you may also submit (not required) 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.
Cropped to feature only your artwork.
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, use image editing software to 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.

IMPORTANT:
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.

HOW TO APPLY
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 or 303/629-1166 during weekday business hours only, Mountain Standard Time.

THE JURYING PROCESS
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. Exhibit 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). To repeat: Jurors are never shown the names of any artists entrants during the jurying process. 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. This is a FAIR jurying process. Jurors often do not even see names for selected artists until they arrive to the Gallery to view the final exhibit on the Gallery walls, months after an exhibit has been juried. 

SALES & INSURANCE
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. 
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. 

FRAMING & FINAL PRESENTATION
All work selected for exhibit must be delivered to Gallery ready to install.
All rules listed in "Specifications" category also apply here.
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.
Works on canvas may be gallery-wrapped, strip-framed or framed.
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.

ENTRY FEE
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
Membership in Art Saint Louis is open to all. Membership is not required to have your work considered for or juried into this or any ASL exhibit. 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 from the ASL Gallery, 10% discounts at our Catalyst Coffee Bar, and more. To download a Membership brochure and join Art Saint Louis today, visit our website (PayPal accepted). As an Art Saint Louis member, you can take advantage of the reduced member entry fee for this & every exhibit. Entry fee payment is a the very end of the entry application process and there are simply two choices: non-member or member. 

VOLUNTEERING
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 in the Gallery, or may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. Volunteer sign-up upon delivery of accepted artworks for exhibit. Cash, contributions of goods, or in-kind services are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 

PUBLICITY
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. 

DELIVERY of ACCEPTED WORKS FOR EXHIBIT  
and PICK-UP of EXHIBITED WORKS at END OF EXHIBIT
Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis Gallery on either Friday, July 21, 2017, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Exhibited artworks are to be picked-up at the end of the show on Friday, September 8, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, September 9, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 9 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017.
ALL exhibited works must be removed from Gallery by 3:45 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017. 

LEGAL
Having submitted artworks for jurying & having paid the entry fee, artist (1) accepts all conditions listed in the aforementioned rules of entry/exhibit prospectus; (2) represents, warrants and covenants that artist is not infringing on any proprietary right, copyright, patent right or any other right of any third party, and artist will indemnify Art Saint Louis and its agents, employees, affiliates, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees)incurred in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that the submission, ownership, display, sale or the presentation of your artworks violate any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party. This is legal & binding. Accepted artworks may not be substituted and prices may not be changed once submitted for jurying.

EXHIBIT or ART SAINT LOUIS QUESTIONS?
Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org or 314/241-4810 (2#), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

NEED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE or HAVE ONLINE APPLICATION QUESTIONS?
If this is your first time using this online application process, it's in your best interest to register (free) and upload your images into an image Portfolio on CallforEntry.org sooner rather than later, just in case you face any technical challenges or need assistance. That way, when you do want to submit your works for our entry, you should be ready to go and the process will run smoothly-depending on your computer and internet service.  
IF you require assistance are having challenges with the online application process, uploading images or any other issue, there is a HELP page you can visit for troubleshooting. Or, the good people at CallforEntry.org are available Monday through Friday during business hours only and can be reached by email at cafe@westaf.org or 303/629-1166.
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Rabbit Hole E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

DEADLINE for entry: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 11:59 MST 
NO late entries accepted. 

Jurying Notifications: Jury results will be emailed to ALL entering artists by Friday, June 23, 2017.

Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis: Friday, July 21, 2017, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Install exhibit: Wednesday, July 25, 2017, 5-7:30 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: August 5-September 7, 2017

FREE Opening Reception: 
Saturday, August 5, 6-8 p.m. 
Pick-up exhibited works: Friday, September 8, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. 
OR Saturday, September 9, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. 

Questions? Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, 
Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 314/241-4810 or  robin@artstlouis.org 

Art Saint Louis & Catalyst Coffee Bar 
1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 
Hours: M-Fri 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & major holidays 

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Photographer's Forum Magazine contest: Deadlines 14 April & 19 May 2017

37th ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

EARLY ENTRY Date: APRIL 14, 2017 Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before end of day April 14, 2017 EST) FINAL ENTRY Date: MAY 19, 2017.  Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered (uploaded/postmarked on or before end of day May 19, 2017 EST)
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Enter Online at: www.PFMagazine.com/photography-contests

To Enter Prints or Slides by Mail, Download Entry Form: www.PFMagazine.com/contest.pdf

PRIZES : $6,950 IN CASH & EQUIPMENT

  • FIRST PLACE GRAND PRIZE $2,000 cash award from Photographer's Forum magazine plus Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lens ($999)
  • SECOND PLACE $1,500 cash award from Photographer's Forum magazine plus Sigma 24mm 1.4 DG HSM | ART lens ($849)
  • THIRD PLACE $1,000 cash award from Photographer's Forum magazine
  • FOURTH PLACE Five $125 cash awards
  • 100 HONORABLE MENTIONS All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2017 issue of Photographer's Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer's Forum.

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.

ENTRY GIFT: 2 FREE ISSUES OF PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE $10 Value - Just for Entering! (U.S. and Canada only)

WINNING PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUE OF PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE. ALL CONTEST FINALISTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE BOOK BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2017.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Salvation Army photo project

The Salvation Army is looking to do a photo exhibit the 2nd week in May for National Salvation Army Week.  AP Photographer Bill Greenblatt has taken photos of The Salvation Army in St. Louis for the past 32 years and we would like to gather a collection of his work and display it in an exhibit. They are looking for a student who might want to take on this project.

Contact Kimberly Johnson, Tree of Lights and Special Events Director

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Call for Work: Deadline 26 March 2017

Outrageous Fortune, the country’s first nationwide online literary magazine for and by undergraduates, is currently accepting submissions for our Fall issue. We accept all areas of work, including digital files such as video-recorded spoken word.  Each semester we look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, photography and poetry. As professors and department heads, we would greatly appreciate it if you let your undergraduates know about this opportunity to submit their work for publication.

While we operate on a rolling submissions basis, we’re accepting submissions under consideration for our Spring 2017 issue until March 26th. Please feel free to browse our website as well as our Submission Guidelines. We also encourage you to Like our Facebook Page for regular updates on the magazine and content.

We hope you spread the word to others in your department who would be interested and enjoy our previously published work!

Sincerely,
Charity Kerrigan

Assistant Managing Editor

Call for Work: Deadline 6 March 2017

CALL FOR ARTWORK FEATURING NUMBERS AND REPETITION

Numbers are used to quantify, rank, prioritize, calculate, and measure. Depending on their
context, numbers can be holy, encouraging, devastating, superficial, or so commonplace they are barely noticed. Many works that feature repetition or are part of a series inherently reference numbers. Open to all media, The Nth Degree is a juried exhibition that encourages artists to submit work that uses numbers or mathematics. These influences can be conveyed boldly, subtly, contextually, literally, or simply as inspiration.

James Chase, juror for the exhibition, is an artist and instructor whose work explores ideas of collection, repetition, and memory.

All entries are due by Monday, March 6, 2017. The Nth Degree will open on Friday, April 28, 2017 with an opening reception from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. A gallery talk will be given prior to the reception at 5:30 pm. Three awards will be given at the opening reception, two $200 juror’s choice awards and a $500 or Going Solo exhibition juror’s choice award. This exhibition closes on Friday, June 9, 2017. Calls for entry are available online at foundryartcentre.org or at the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center in St. Charles, Missouri.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Call for Work: Deadline 10-12 March 2017

Geometric by Design

Call For Art inspired by geometric shapes

Framations Art Gallery is pleased to invite artists from the St. Louis region to enter an upcoming exhibition. Always moved to try new exhibit themes to inspire artists, Framations is working through a series influenced by the traditional elements of art. Having recently hosted exhibits with the emphasis on line, value, and texture, two exhibits this year will explore the diversity of shapes.

When studying the elements of art, you learn of line, shape, form, color, texture and space. Shapes tend to be either geometric or organic in nature. Geometric shapes refer to those that are more orderly and rely on fundamental designs such as circles,  squares, rectangles, triangles, lines, etc. In a new exhibit titled Geometric by Design, Framations asks artists to explore these shapes through their work. Will you focus on architecture or go symmetrical? Abstract or realistic? There will also be a companion exhibit Organic by Nature later this year.

Geometric by Design will be on display to the public March 17 - April 20, 2017.  Artists who are interested in participating are invited to deliver up to four entries to Framations the weekend of March 10 - 12. Framations is open 10-6 Friday and Saturday, and 12-5 on Sunday. There will be an Opening Reception for the exhibit on March 17 from 6-8pm.

The Juror for this exhibit will be Melissa Whitwam. As a member of many local Art organizations, including Missouri Fiber Artists, Surface Design Association, Women's Caucus for the Arts - St. Louis, and a supporting member of Craft Alliance and Laumeier Sculpture Park. Melissa's proudest accomplishment is being able to combine her love of the arts with her career. Serving as the Foundry Art Centre's Executive Director, she is able to serve the community through the arts and in turn, create a space in the community that can be a resource for artists and for those more interested in the current art community. Artists can find the full entry details, including size restrictions, at www.framations.com. 

Framations is located at 218 North Main Street in St. Charles, MO. For more information visit the website at www.framations.com or call the gallery at 636-724-8313. Framations offers juried exhibit opportunities for artists, as well as solo exhibits.

For more information:
Call - 636-724-8313
Email - framations@earthlink.net

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Call for Work: Deadline 27 February 2017

Alternative Processes: The Hand of the Artist
Juror: Dan Burkholder
Deadline: February 27, 2017
Exhibition prints due March 31, 2017
Gallery exhibition April 12 - May 6, 2017

Cash awards for two juror selections.
More information here

As beautiful as a fine inkjet print can be, one thing is missing: the hand of the artist.
For this exhibition we're asking for images made from a traditional silver halide print or any substrate that has been hand-coated with light-sensitive material. This includes platinum/palladium, cyanotype, Vandyke, salt, Kallitype, photogravure, tintype... the list goes on. The "print" can be on paper or any other substrate that brings life to a phDeadline 27 Februotographic image. You take it from there.
As usual, submission is by JPEG, but work selected to hang in the gallery must be an original handmade print.
We are honored that Dan Burkholder will be the juror for Alternative Processes. He will select 35 images for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery and another 40 for our Online Gallery. All 75 images will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog and recognized through social media. Cash awards will be offered:

            Juror's Award: $300
            Director's Award:  $200
            Up to three Honorable Mentions will be given.

More information here

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hasselblad Competition: Deadline 10 June 2017

Hasselblad’s Prestigious Masters 2018 Competition Now Open for Entries 

Photographers across the globe are invited to submit three images that best demonstrate their photographic ability for the chance to be named a Hasselblad Master.

This year’s competition is bigger than ever with 11 categories, including the brand new ‘Aerial’ sector that pays tribute to Hasselblad’s history of aerial photography, with its technology used on several space missions including the first landing on the moon.

The Hasselblad Masters is one of the world’s most prestigious professional photographic competitions and gives acclaimed professionals, as well as aspiring newcomers, the chance to make their mark in the world of high-end photography.

2018 Categories include:
Aerial (New for 2018)
Architecture
Fine Art
Fashion/Beauty
Landscape
Portrait
Product
Project/21 (Under 21)
Street/Urban
Wedding
Wildlife

Hasselblad Masters are judged on their photographic ability, creativity, compositional skills, conceptual strength and technique – and are acknowledged to have made a compelling contribution to the art of photography. Each entrant must submit three images per category, with the jury voting on the images rather than the photographer.

Entrants will first face an Internal Jury of Hasselblad staff, experts in the field of photography and supremely knowledgeable about Hasselblad cameras. The Internal Jury will select ten finalists in each category that showcase a high level of technical skill and creative flair. These finalists will then reach the professional Masters Jury, compiled of 24 of the best names in photography. Together with the public vote, which acts as a 25th jury member, the Hasselblad Masters are chosen.

The competition opens for entries from 24th January – 10th June 2017. Entries are submitted via www.hasselblad.com  Winners will be announced in January 2018.For full details on competition download Masters 2018 Rules & Regulations.



Monday, January 23, 2017

Adobe Creative Jam at Webster: Thursday, 9 February 2017

THURSDAY, FEB 9WEBSTER GROVES, MO
WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

ADOBE INVITES THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY
TO ENJOY A FANTASTIC EVENT.

THURSDAY, FEB 97:00 PM—9:30 PM
 
SUNNEN LOUNGEWEBSTER GROVES, MO
COUNT ME IN

JOIN US FOR A #CREATIVEJAM


Please join us for a Creative Jam, an inspiring two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity.
The Adobe Creative Cloud team will host the Creative Jam presentations. This one-hour design showcase highlights the work of 3 local creative leaders.
At the same time, in the next room, student design teams will be competing in the Creative Jam tournament, a 3-hour design charrette showdown. This event will have three categories: Graphic Design, Photography, Video Editing. Once the Creative Jam presentations wrap, tournament participants will take the stage to share their creations with you. As part of the audience, you’ll vote on each submission and select the People's Choice winner. There will also be Grand Prize winners decided by a group of Judges!
Full Address: UNIVERSITY CENTER SUNNEN LOUNGE - 175 Edgar Road St. Louis, MO 63119

BEHANCE PORTFOLIO REVIEWS


Let us know before February 9th if you would like to have your Portfolio Reviewed by a design professional for 15 minutes before the main event! Appointments start at 7pm. Getting feedback is valuable in knowing how to attract new clients and represent your work. Sign up with this form https://goo.gl/forms/qYsBe91z5BqbKF6U2 and we will provide you with the exact time and place of your review. To prepare for this review, go to Behance.net and upload at least 5 pieces of your recent work.
EVENT SCHEDULE
7:00pm
Doors open. Settle in, and meet your fellow creative community. Free food and drinks available.
The tournament will be in full swing—pop your head in and see how it’s developing. Portfolio reviews will be taking place for those who reserved a spot before the event.
8:00pm
Creative Jam Talks begin. Sit back as local creative leaders walk you through their personal creative process.
9:00pm
Creative Jam tournament competitors share their solutions, inspired by a theme announced just 3-hours before. Audience and Judges vote. Awards follow.
9:30pm
Everyone socializes and gets to meet the teams.


CREATIVE JAM SPEAKERS

Enjoy presentations from Creative Professionals:
  • MICHAEL LOGSDON
    Creative Lead - Video Editor

CREATIVE JAM DESIGNERS

Ten teams are given a theme to create around - lets see what they came up with and vote for the best! We'll continue to update the names of the designers below:

    BEHANCE PORTFOLIO REVIEWER

    Local creative professionals will be available on-site to review portfolios of designers giving 15 minutes of feedback. Updating names soon.

      CREATIVE JAM JUDGES

      Our Creative Jam Judges will decide the Grand Prize winners:
      • KATIE COUGHLAN
        Designer, illustrator, list-maker, millennial
      • BILL STREETER
        Filmmaker and co-founder of @HydraulicPics (https://t.co/G72q0DatzR). Known for my documentary about brick, and Lo-Fi STL (https://t.co/CtNkYNBq1n)
      • LINDY DREW
        Humans of St. Louis co-founder. Photographer and Storyteller

      CREATIVE JAM HOSTS.

      21 GOING.

      • Ron Gibbs
      • Kyu Park
      • Lindy Drew
      • Kristen Thompson
      • Jacob Ploesser
      • Brooke Wolfe
      • Sowmya Chandra
      • Paul Passafiume
      • Jodi Woolsey
      • Barbara Rutledge

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