Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scholarship opportunities: Deadline 1 May 2014

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Journalism Foundation award and fund a variety of scholarships for communication students. If photojournalism is part of your career plans, check out their site for possible scholarships or internships.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Talk on Lee Miller: Friday, 18 February 2014

Lee Miller was the “It Girl” of 1927, a model who embodied elegance, refinement, and flapper chic. She became unemployable thanks to a scandal involving a Kotex ad, and then her life was transformed. She moved to Paris, apprenticed herself to artist Man Ray and steadily became one of the most important photographers of her generation. Her brilliant photos helped revolutionize the fashion industry, but she also photographed war, poverty, and politics. (One of her most bizarre and iconic photos is of herself in Hitler’s bathtub).

Lee Miller’s colorful life will be the topic of a lecture presented by Yale historian Becky Conekin on Friday, April 18 from 12–1 pm at Webster University in SVER 123. Conekin has written a book about Miller that she will discuss during her talk, which is titled: “Lee Miller in Fashion.”

According to The New York Times, Conekin’s book “expands our view of that protean spirit, an American model who became a European Surrealist, a fearless photojournalist, and other things besides.” The Huffington Post calls it, “a lush page-turner that offers a very intimate look at a visionary and risk-taker who lived her life to the fullest.”

The event is sponsored by the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations; the English Department, the College of Arts and Sciences; and the Department of Art, Design, and Art History, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Webster University. Subterranean Books will sponsor a book signing following the talk.

The lecture is open to the public.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Photograph Webster Groves on Film

Call for Analog Photographers

Photographers are invited to a one-day analog photography event in Webster Groves, Saturday, May 10, sponsored by the Webster Community Arts Foundation. The event is free and open to all ages, but pre-registration is required.

Combined with Paint Webster, when more than 75 plein air artists of all abilities spend the day capturing Webster Groves on paper and canvas, Photograph Webster invites film photographers to find that perfect composition and show their unique perspective. Participating photographers will showcase their work in the Community Tent at WCAF’s free art fair, Art&Air, June 6-8 in Webster.

Shooting with film is special. It’s not old-fashioned. It takes time, care, and extra effort, just like painting plein air. This is an opportunity for analog photographers to show what they can do.

Photographers may shoot any kind of film – Polaroid, black & white, or color – and with any  kind of camera, including toy cameras, pinholes, large formats or old 35mms.They can bring one piece of art from that day's film shoot for public display at the Community Tent at Art&Air June 6-8.

Photograph Webster relies on the integrity of the photographer to show work that was only photographed on May 10, 2014, and only with film.

To pre-register, send an email to Jeane Vogel, j.vogel@wcaf.org.

Jeane Vogel
Executive Director
Webster Community Arts Foundation
483 East Lockwood, #108
St. Louis, MO 63119
314.918.2671

Webster Community Arts Foundation
Enriching the Community by encouraging and promoting the Arts.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Call for Work: Deadline 1 May 2014

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS: No Theme
 Submissions due May 1, 2014



SHOTS Magazine is pleased to announce an international call for photographic work to be considered for publication in the Summer Issue (no. 124). There is NO THEME for this issue, subject matter is OPEN. Please visit the SHOTS website for further information and guidelines.

A well-established, independent, quarterly photography journal entering its 28th year of publication, SHOTS Magazine reaches an international community of photographers, educators, galleries, museums, collectors and other fine art photography enthusiasts.

Submissions are accepted online or by mail (prints or CD).


Monday, March 31, 2014

Call for Work: Deadline 15 April 2014




Call for entry

Throughout the year, PWP sponsors several calls for entry that help fulfill the organization's mission of advancing women in photography. There are member-only calls, as well as international calls that are also open to the general public.  International Open Calls for Entry are one of PWP's primary fund-raising tools, allowing us to raise money needed to support our educational, networking, and community outreach programs.

PWP SPRING 2014 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CALL FOR ENTRY
• Entries due: April 15, 2014
• Notice of Acceptance: May 5, 2014
• Online Exhibition: October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015
 
JUROR: Andrea Meislin 
Andrea Meislin, Owner and Director of the Andrea Meislin Gallery, one of New York's leading photography galleries, will award $5,000 in cash, an article in IMPRINTS Magazine, a one-year online exhibition, and valuable prizes from Datacolor, global leader in color calibration technology. 
Submit Your Images Back to Top

Monday, March 17, 2014

Calls for Work: Deadlines 7 April & 6 May 2014

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, Vermont
Juried Photography Exhibitions and Publications
Calls for Submissions:

FINDING THE LIGHT
Juror: Don Ross, fine art and commercial photographer
Deadline: April 7, 2014

Photography - from the Greek words meaning "to write with light." As all photographers know, light is an essential component of any photograph. In FINDING THE LIGHT, we will feature photographs whose success as visual images rests on the careful awareness and use of light, whether natural or artificial. The exhibition juror, photographer Don Ross, will choose 40 photographs for display at PhotoPlace Gallery from July 8th through August 1st. Don will also select up to 35 additional photographs for the gallery's Online Annex. All selected work will be included in an exhibition catalog available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes. Submission fee: $30 for five photos, $7 each additional photo.  Click here for details


THE HUMAN-ALTERED LANDSCAPE
Juror: Russell Lord, the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art
Deadline: May 5, 2014

In 1975, the landmark exhibition, "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape," debuted at the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. Included were such important photographs as Robert Adams, Frank Gohlke, and Stephen Shore, with work that challenged the primacy of wilderness landscape popularized by Ansel Adams and the Sierra Club. Typical of the photographs were images of human presence in the ladnscape, ranging from houses in subdivisions in Denver by Robert Adams to a water tower under construction by Gohlke. For the PhotoPlace exhibition THE HUMAN-ALTERED LANDSCAPE, we hope to update the spirit of "New Topographics" with photographs that envision the interactions between humans and the natural world. Buildings, bridges, barns, dams, towers, fences, roads -- any merging of human presence with the natural world is valid.

We are honored that Russell Lord, the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art, will be the juror for this exhibition. He will choose 40 photographs for display at PhotoPlace Gallery from August 5 through August 30th. He will also select up to 35 additional photographs for the gallery's Online Annex. All selected work will be included in an exhibition catalog available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes. Submission fee: $30 for five photos, $7 each additional photo. Click here for details

Friday, March 14, 2014

Outrageous Fortune Call for Work

Mary Baldwin College's online literary magazine is currently accepting submissions for our second annual publication. We accept all areas of work, including digital files such as short videos or video recorded spoken word. Each semester we look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, and poetry.

Feel free to visit our site and read about us at: http://www.mbc.edu/outrageousfortune

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Call for Work: Deadline 21 March 2014

"Picture of Health"
juried exhibition
Deadline to enter: March 21, 2014

PICTURE OF HEALTH
It is widely recognized that the arts can have a profound impact on health and healing. Art can infiltrate the challenging hospital environment with offerings of beauty, spirituality, humor and celebration. Works submitted for this all media juried exhibit should embody, illustrate or otherwise express concepts of physical, spiritual and/or mental well-being, i.e. "What is your picture of health?" Artworks are sought to further the goals of the exhibition program to create a healing, uplifting space for patients, families, and staff caregivers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

EXHIBITION SPACE & DATES
This group exhibition is presented by Art Saint Louis at Barnes-Jewish Hospital with generous support from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The exhibit will be presented in the hallway adjacent to the South lobby of the main campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital off of Kingshighway Blvd. in St. Louis, MO.   

Exhibition dates: June 3, 2014-October 1, 2014. The exhibition will feature approximately 15 to 20 artworks total.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius. Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO are not eligible.

DEADLINE
The deadline to submit works for this exhibit is March 21, 2014. We encourage you to send your entry in before the deadline. Entries postmarked by March 21, but not received in the mail by March 25 will be returned to artist.  

OUR JURORS
Nationally exhibited artist Bunny Burson, St. Louis, MO; Sarah Colby, artist and Arts + Healthcare Program Coordinator, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO; and Jennifer Arvin, Director of Communications & Marketing, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

SPECIFICATIONS 
Two-dimensional wall-displayed flat artworks only. Sorry, but no sculpture. Limit 2 original artworks in all styles, techniques & media. Framed artworks or gallery-wrapped canvas only. No clip-style frames. No sawtooth hangers. NO artworks that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, adhered, or affixed directly to/on walls. No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. Artworks must be completed in the last three years (2011-2014).

SIZE LIMITS
Final installation size, including frame, not to exceed 48" wide or 36" high/tall.

IMAGERY CONTENT/LEGAL
Artworks featured in this exhibit must be considerate of the Hospital location and those who work in and use this facility. Artworks may not include any of the following subjects: nudity, profanity, sexual, violent or political themes.

JURYING, FORMATTING & MATERIALS REQUIRED
Judging is done by JPEGs on CD only. Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view (full view is required) & if necessary, 1 close-up/detail view. JPEGs on ONE (1) CD that MUST be readable by both Mac & PC. JPEGs must be RGB Color (NO grayscale), 300 dpi preferred, minimum 800 pixels. Do not submit low resolution images. Title each JPEG file to correspond to image # on the entry form using the following format: yourlastname.image1. Include printed image reference sheet with a small-sized image of each artwork on CD (prefer color print-out; if not available, b/w ok). Do not include any unrelated files, folders or documents on CD. NO iPhoto folders, no resumes! ONLY your JPEGs should be on the CD. Label CD with artist's full name and place in protective case for mailing. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the juror. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

THE JURYING PROCESS
If you are not already aware, jurying an exhibition at Art Saint Louis is always an anonymous and fair 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 about the artwork is the following: artwork title, year, media, dimensions & method of presentation (i.e. wall, pedestal, floor). Jurors are never shown the names of any artists. Both artworks that you submit for jurying are presented one after the other in the presentation the jurors view. So, if you are artist #25, your two entries are in the presentation after artist #24 and before artist #26. From the jurying presentation and info 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. At no time are the Jurors shown entrants' names and oftentimes do not even see names for selected artists until they arrive to the Gallery to view the final exhibit on the Gallery walls.

SALES & INSURANCE
Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit.

ARTIST HONORARIUMS & AWARDS 
All artists whose works are selected for this exhibition will receive an honorarium of $150. Additionally, two artists will be selected by the public, via popular vote facilitated through social media interaction, to receive a non-cash "Audience Choice" award. These two "Audience Choice" award-winning artists will be recognized in program materials online and will each receive a complimentary, one-year membership to Art Saint Louis.  

FRAMING & PRESENTATION

All work selected for exhibit must be delivered to the Art Saint Louis Gallery ready to install. Artwork must be framed or gallery-wrapped canvas and equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork. NO saw tooth hangers or clip-style frames. No loose plexi that is clipped/nailed to wall. No works that are tacked, pinned, taped, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for a well-designed exhibition and/or for security purposes, including the use of security brackets or other security-related hardware or fixtures. 

NO ENTRY FEE
There is NO entry fee to submit works for jurying for this exhibit. Entry is free of charge. Artists still must submit all required materials (entry form, CD with JPEGs, printed image reference sheet) and comply with the rules of entry in order to have work considered for this exhibit.

ENTRY FORM
The entry form for this exhibit is required with all entries and is downloadable directly from our website here. Entries submitted without entry form will be returned to artist unprocessed. All entries require: entry form filled out in full (please do not leave any areas on the form blank), plus JPEGs on CD and printed image reference sheet. 

Be sure that you provide all information requested on the entry form: Your contact info, including phone & email, address, and signature. For each entry: artwork title, year completed, dimensions (if 2-d, we need the artwork's final framed size; if 3-d, then height x width x depth), sale price (or, if not for sale, 50% retail value is required for insurance purposes). Please provide all of the requested information on your entry form, as it is all required for entry. Incomplete entry forms will be returned to artist unprocessed & will not accepted for jurying. Image reference sheet is not a written description of your images or an artist's statement--this is a thumbnail-sized printed image we can use for reference. The image is not used for jurying, simply for administration/entry processing.

DEADLINE / SEND ENTRY
March 21, 2014 is the  DEADLINE for ALL entries. There are no exceptions to this deadline. We encourage you to get your entry in before the deadline--the deadline is simply the final day by which you may submit your entry. You may hand-deliver your entry by March 21, but only during our business hours.

Entry form is required with all entries. Submit entry form (downloadable from our website here), JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet to: "Picture of Health," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries postmarked March 21, 2014, but received after March 25 will be returned to artist.

PUBLICITY
All artists whose artworks are selected for this exhibition will be invited to participate in mobile technology-enabled promotional campaigns to enhance audience engagement and promote the exhibition and the artists' work in general, via video interviews, QR codes and social media. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web use and publicity purposes.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED ARTWORKS/OF EXHIBITED ARTWORKS

Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis on May 30-31, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up from Art Saint Louis at the end of the exhibition on October 3-4, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited works may not be removed from the exhibit by anyone other than Art Saint Louis Staff. ALL works must be picked up by artist from Art Saint Louis Gallery by 4 p.m. October 4, 2014. NO artworks may be removed from the Hospital while on exhibit under any circumstances. Artworks are delivered to, installed, de-installed and removed from Hospital exhibition by Art Saint Louis Staff only.

ART SAINT LOUIS
Art Saint Louis is a non-profit artists' organization & gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. For nearly 30 years, Art Saint Louis has worked to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual artists play in our community. We fulfill our mission by creating and presenting original exhibitions, educational programming and support services to benefit artists and the community. Our proactive efforts help artists achieve professional success and reach new audiences. Art Saint Louis is a registered not-for-profit organization with the State of Missouri and has Federal 501 (c)(3) status. Learn more at www.artstlouis.org

QUESTIONS?
Robin Hirsch, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org

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Picture of Health
E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

  • DEADLINE for entry: March 21, 2014
    NO exceptions to deadline.
    We encourage you to get your entry in before the deadline.
    The deadline is the LAST date by which you can send your entry, not the only day, just the final day. 
  • All entries* MAILED
    or
    hand-delivered (during business hours only) TO: "Picture of Health," Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO  63103  (*entry form filled out in full, JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet)  
  • Jurying Notifications: ALL entering artists will be e-mailed jury results by end of day, May
  • Accepted works delivered to ASL: May 30-31, 2014,  9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  • Install exhibit: June 2, 2014 
  • Exhibition Dates: June 3-October 1, 2014
    Exhibit open 24 hours daily, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, South Lobby, Main Campus  
  • Pick-up exhibited works from Art Saint Louis: October 3-4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  • Questions? robin@artstlouis.org
in the historic Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
www.artstlouis.org
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.

SUBMIT YOUR WORK for JURYING:
Download the entry form for "Picture of Health" here

AND

Download the entry form for "Food, Glorious Food" here
Deadline to enter: April 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Scholarships: Deadline Friday, 11 April 2014



Webster University Sponsored Scholarships
School of Communications
2014 - 2015
   
Nancy Anne Underwood Photography Scholarship
$2500.00 (one award)
Offered to full-time Webster students majoring in photography in the School of Communications.  Must be junior or senior status during the year of receipt and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.  Must have FAFSA on file in Webster’s financial aid office.
Deadline:  Friday, April 11, 2014

James H. Wilson II Endowed Memorial Scholarship
$2500.00 (one award)
Offered to students enrolled in the School of Communications full-time or part-time.  Must be sophomore, junior or senior status during the year of receipt.  Priority consideration is given to students who have lived in the St. Louis area for four years and who have demonstrated financial need.
Deadline:  Friday, April 11, 2014

Elva Norman Memorial Scholarship
$1000.00 (one award)
Offered to full-time or part-time Communications Students.  Must be a non-traditional female student age 25 and above with junior or senior status during the year of receipt.
Deadline:  Friday, April 11, 2014

Application forms are available in Susan Napoleon’s office,
Sverdrup Building, Room 230.

For questions about these scholarship opportunities, please contact Susan Napoleon – susannapoleon19@webster.edu or 314.968.7154.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Contest: Deadline 28 April 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

VLAA Workshops

COPYRIGHT CLINIC
Monday, Feb. 24 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)
Do you have pressing questions about copyright? Here’s your chance to learn the basics from Attorney Dan Cohn, Husch Blackwell. Then you’ll have an opportunity to spend 15 minutes talking to a volunteer lawyer. Consultations will be scheduled in person that evening and may not be available if you do not register in advance.

Business Edge workshops are held in the Regional Arts Commission’s building, 6128 Delmar. Free parking behind the Pageant or in the MetroLink lot.

Register by email. . Please send your name and phone number.

Tuition: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. If you need a scholarship, please contact us.

TRADEMARK 101
Monday, Mar. 10 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)
Want to legally protect your band name or logo? What is (and is not) protected by a trademark? How long does trademark last? What is trademark registration? What can you do if someone violates your trademark? How can you use someone else’s trademark? Attorney Morris Turek will answer these questions (and more).

ANATOMY OF A CONTRACT

Monday, Mar. 31 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)
Although many of us still prefer to conduct our business on a handshake, vague verbal agreements can result in ugly misunderstandings. In addition to covering contract basics, this interactive session will help you sharpen your negotiation skills. Instructor: Attorney Adam Shulenberger.

SQUARE FEET
Monday, Apr. 7 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)
Are you looking for studio or live/work space? Don’t sign on the dotted line yet. Attorney Thomas B. Smallwood, Stinson Leonard Street, will walk you through our sample commercial lease with the assistance of an expert panel of property owners and leasing agents.

Download a registration form  here.

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) serves the arts community by making referrals to lawyers and accountants; mediating arts-related disputes; publishing concise how-to guides; sponsoring seminars and public forums; providing guest speakers; maintaining a content-rich website; collaborating on arts advocacy initiatives; and facilitating access to the national volunteer lawyers for the arts network.

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
6128 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63112
314/863-6930314/863-6930
vlaa@stlrac.org
www.vlaa.org

Sunday, February 16, 2014

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum events

 TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Intellectual Property for the Visual Artist 
Speaker Series with Geoff Gerber
Thursday, February 20, 2014 7:00 PM

This introduction to intellectual property issues for visual artists explains copyright, trademark, and right of publicity concepts with concrete examples.   
Non-Members $15 | Members $10 | Students
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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NIGHT
Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Non-Members $10   |   Members $5
Ticket includes admission and two (2) drink tickets
A limited number of tickets will be available at door

  Join the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum and Schiller’s Camera for a night of networking and learning more about St. Louis’ vibrant photographic community. This event is open to the general public including students, recent graduates and young professionals working in the photography and design fields.

Participating organizations include FotoChaos/ Missouri Chapter of the Professional Photographers of America (MOPPA), Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers (MoNEP), Photo Flood St. Louis, Schiller’s Camera, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis Camera Club, Saint Louis Photo Authority, and more.

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-1999(314) 535-1999
www.iphf.org

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Call for Work: Deadline 3 March 2014

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, Vermont
Juried Photography Exhibitions and Publications
Call for Submissions


THE ART OF TRAVEL
Juror: Kurt Mutchler, National Geographic magazine
Deadline: March 3, 2014

One of the delights of travel is seeing the world in new and different ways. This experience is heightened when the world is seen photographically. THE ART OF TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY will feature photographs taken in the context of travel, whether in the United States or throughout the wide world. We are pleased to welcome National Geographic senior editor Kurt Mutchler as the juror for this exhibition. Kurt will choose 40 photographs for display at PhotoPlace Gallery from June 2nd through July 3rd. He will also select up to 35 additional photographs for the gallery's Online Annex. All selected work will be included in an exhibition catalog available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes. Submission fee: $30 for five photos, $7 each additional photo.

Click here for details

Call for Work: Deadline 14 April 2014

34th ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
presented by Photographer's Forum Magazine
 

and sponsored by SIGMA

EARLY ENTRY Date: APRIL 14, 2014
Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered (uploaded/postmarked on or before end of day April 14, 2014 EST)

FINAL ENTRY Date: MAY 12, 2014
Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered (uploaded/postmarked on or before end of day May 12, 2014 EST)

Enter Online at: www.PFMagazine.com/photography-contest

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

PRIZES :: OVER $10,000 IN CASH & EQUIPMENT

FIRST PLACE GRAND PRIZE
$2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus...
• Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM|Art lens (MSRP $1,160)
• Chimera OB2 PRO Kit #6024 (Octa 2 Beauty Dish reflector and Versi Octa Speed Ring) (MSRP $399)

SECOND PLACE
$1,500 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus...
• Sigma 18-250mm lens (MSRP $800)
• Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50 camera bag (MSRP $264)

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 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.

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

WINNING PHOTOS PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF PHOTOGRAPHER’S FORUM MAGAZINE. ALL CONTEST FINALISTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE BOOK BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2014.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Call for Work: Deadline 21 Mach 2014

CALL FOR ENTRY NOW AVAILABLE

"Picture of Health"  juried exhibition
Deadline to enter: March 21, 2014
 
PICTURE OF HEALTH
It is widely recognized that the arts can have a profound impact on health and healing. Art can infiltrate the challenging hospital environment with offerings of beauty, spirituality, humor and celebration. Works submitted for this all media juried exhibit should embody, illustrate or otherwise express concepts of physical, spiritual and/or mental wellbeing, i.e. "What is your picture of health?" Artworks are sought to further the goals of the exhibition program to create a healing, uplifting space for patients, families, and staff caregivers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

EXHIBITION SPACE & DATES
This group exhibition is presented by Art Saint Louis at Barnes-Jewish Hospital with generous support from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The exhibit will be presented in the hallway adjacent to the South lobby of the main campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital off of Kingshighway Blvd. in St. Louis, MO.  Exhibition dates: June 3, 2014-October 1, 2014. The exhibition will feature approximately 15 to 20 artworks total.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius. Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO are not eligible. 

DEADLINE
The deadline to submit works for this exhibit is March 21, 2014. We encourage you to send your entry in before the deadline. Entries postmarked by March 21, but not received in the mail by March 25 will be returned to artist.
 
OUR JURORS
Nationally exhibited artist Bunny Burson, St. Louis, MO; Sarah Colby, artist and Arts + Healthcare Program Coordinator, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO; and Jennifer Arvin, Director of Communications & Marketing, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

SPECIFICATIONS 
Two-dimensional wall-displayed flat artworks only. Sorry, but no sculpture. Limit 2 original artworks in all styles, techniques & media. Framed artworks or gallery-wrapped canvas only. No clip-style frames. No sawtooth hangers. NO artworks that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, adhefoodred, or affixed directly to/on walls. No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. Artworks must be completed in the last three years (2011-2014).

SIZE LIMITS
Final installation size, including frame, not to exceed 48" wide or 36" high/tall.

IMAGERY CONTENT/LEGAL
Artworks featured in this exhibit must be considerate of the Hospital location and those who work in and use this facility. Artworks may not include any of the following subjects: nudity, profanity, sexual, violent or political themes.

JURYING, FORMATTING & MATERIALS REQUIRED
Judging is done by JPEGs on CD only. Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view (full view is required) & if necessary, 1 close-up/detail view. JPEGs on ONE (1) CD that MUST be readable by both Mac & PC. JPEGs must be RGB Color (NO grayscale), 300 dpi preferred, minimum 800 pixels. Do not submit low resolution images. Title each JPEG file to correspond to image # on the entry form using the following format: yourlastname.image1. Include printed image reference sheet with a small-sized image of each artwork on CD (prefer color print-out; if not available, b/w ok). Do not include any unrelated files, folders or documents on CD. NO iPhoto folders, no resumes! ONLY your JPEGs should be on the CD. Label CD with artist's full name and place in protective case for mailing. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the juror. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

THE JURYING PROCESS
If you are not already aware, jurying an exhibition at Art Saint Louis is always an anonymous and fair 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 about the artwork is the following: artwork title, year, media, dimensions & method of presentation (i.e. wall, pedestal, floor). Jurors are never shown the names of any artists. Both artworks that you submit for jurying are presented one after the other in the presentation the jurors view. So, if you are artist #25, your two entries are in the presentation after artist #24 and before artist #26. From the jurying presentation and info 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. At no time are the Jurors shown entrants' names and oftentimes do not even see names for selected artists until they arrive to the Gallery to view the final exhibit on the Gallery walls.

SALES & INSURANCE
Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit.

ARTIST HONORARIUMS & AWARDS 
All artists whose works are selected for this exhibition will receive an honorarium of $150. Additionally, two artists will be selected by the public, via popular vote facilitated through social media interaction, to receive a non-cash "Audience Choice" award. These two "Audience Choice" award-winning artists will be recognized in program materials online and will each receive a complimentary, one-year membership to Art Saint Louis.  

FRAMING & PRESENTATION

All work selected for exhibit must be delivered to the Art Saint Louis Gallery ready to install. Artwork must be framed or gallery-wrapped canvas and equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork. NO saw tooth hangers or clip-style frames. No loose plexi that is clipped/nailed to wall. No works that are tacked, pinned, taped, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for a well-designed exhibition and/or for security purposes, including the use of security brackets or other security-related hardware or fixtures. 

ENTRY FEE
There is no entry fee to submit works for jurying for this exhibit. Artists still must submit all required materials (entry form, CD with JPEGs, printed image reference sheet) and comply with the rules of entry in order to have work considered for this exhibit.

ENTRY FORM
The entry form for this exhibit is required with all entries and is downloadable directly from our website here. Entries submitted without entry form will be returned to artist unprocessed. All entries require: entry form filled out in full (please do not leave any areas on the form blank), plus JPEGs on CD and printed image reference sheet. 

Be sure that you provide all information requested on the entry form: Your contact info, including phone & email, address, and signature. For each entry: artwork title, year completed, dimensions (if 2-d, we need the artwork's final framed size; if 3-d, then height x width x depth), sale price (or, if not for sale, 50% retail value is required for insurance purposes). Please provide all of the requested information on your entry form, as it is all required for entry. Incomplete entry forms will be returned to artist unprocessed & will not accepted for jurying. Image reference sheet is not a written description of your images or an artist's statement--this is a thumbnail-sized printed image we can use for reference. The image is not used for jurying, simply for administration/entry processing.

DEADLINE / SEND ENTRY
March 21, 2014 is the  DEADLINE for ALL entries. There are no exceptions to this deadline. We encourage you to get your entry in before the deadline--the deadline is simply the final day by which you may submit your entry. You may hand-deliver your entry by March 21, but only during our business hours.

Entry form is required with all entries. Submit entry form (downloadable from our website here), JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet to: "Picture of Health," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries postmarked March 21, 2014, but received after March 25 will be returned to artist.
PUBLICITY
All artists whose artworks are selected for this exhibition will be invited to participate in mobile technology-enabled promotional campaigns to enhance audience engagement and promote the exhibition and the artists' work in general, via video interviews, QR codes and social media. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web use and publicity purposes.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED ARTWORKS  OF EXHIBITED ARTWORKS

Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis on May 30-31, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up from Art Saint Louis at the end of the exhibition on October 3-4, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited works may not be removed from the exhibit by anyone other than Art Saint Louis Staff. ALL works must be picked up by artist from Art Saint Louis Gallery by 4 p.m. October 4, 2014. NO artworks may be removed from the Hospital while on exhibit under any circumstances. Artworks are delivered to, installed, de-installed and removed from Hospital exhibition by Art Saint Louis Staff only.

ART SAINT LOUIS
Art Saint Louis is a non-profit artists' organization & gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. For nearly 30 years, Art Saint Louis has worked to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual artists play in our community. We fulfill our mission by creating and presenting original exhibitions, educational programming and support services to benefit artists and the community. Our proactive efforts help artists achieve professional success and reach new audiences. Art Saint Louis is a registered not-for-profit organization with the State of Missouri and has Federal 501 (c)(3) status. Learn more at www.artstlouis.org

QUESTIONS?
Robin Hirsch, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org


Picture of Health
E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

DEADLINE for entry: March 21, 2014
NO exceptions to deadline.
We encourage you to get your entry in before the deadline.
The deadline is the LAST date by which you can send your entry,
not the only day, just the final day.

All entries* MAILED
or hand-delivered (during business hours only)
TO: "Picture of Health," Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO  63103
(*entry form filled out in full, JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet)

Jurying Notifications: ALL entering artists will be e-mailed jury results by end of day, May 2.

Accepted works delivered to ASL: May 30-31, 2014,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Install exhibit: June 2, 2014

Exhibition Dates: June 3-October 1, 2014
Exhibit open 24 hours daily
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, South Lobby, Main Campus

Pick-up exhibited works from Art Saint Louis: October 3-4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

in the historic Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
www.artstlouis.org


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.

Download the entry form for "Picture of Health" here
AND
Download the entry form for "Food, Glorious Food" here

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Call for Work: Deadline 25 April 2014

CALL FOR ENTRY NOW AVAILABLE 
juried exhibit

Jurors: Sara Choler Hale & Allyson Mace  

Deadline to enter: April 25, 2014 
 
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD
Artworks submitted for this juried exhibit should be about or deal with the subject of food and/or beverages, including all aspects and interpretations of the theme. All techniques & styles are encouraged.


EXHIBITION SPACE & DATES
Art Saint Louis Gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: July 26-September 11, 2014. Free opening reception with special events (to be announced) on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2-7 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to ALL artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius. Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO are not eligible. 

DEADLINE
April 25, 2014 is the deadline for all entries. No extensions to the deadline. We encourage you to get your your entry in before the deadline. Mail entry fee, entry form, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet to: "Food, Glorious Food," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries mailed & postmarked April 25, 2014, but received after April 29 will be returned to artists. 
 

JURORS
Allyson Mace, Publisher and Founder, Sauce Magazine, St. Louis, MO. Allyson is an avid photographer and fan & supporter of the local art community; and Sara Choler Hale, artist and Founder, Fair Shares CCSA, St. Louis, MO.

ENTRY FORM
The entry form for this exhibit is required with all entries and is downloadable directly from the Art Saint Louis website here. If you are unable to download or open the PDF, email robin@artstlouis.org and she will email you a PDF of the form. Complete rules of entry are on the form.

SPECIFICATIONS 
Limit 2 original artworks in all media, techniques & styles. 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 displays work at least 2' up off of floor. NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. 2-d works must be framed or pre-approved presentation. No clip-style, saw tooth or keyhole frames. No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. Installation or complicated artworks must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Artistic Director. Extremely fragile, very small, or unstable pieces that do not sit flat on pedestal are discouraged. Video or works that require electricity: Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present artwork, including cords, DVD player, monitor, etc. Work must be completed in the last two years (2012-2014). 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.

SIZE LIMITS
Since this exhibition is food-themed, our size limit for this show relates to the size of a place setting. All works submitted may not exceed 20" (any direction) for all artworks, regardless of media.

ALL ARTWORKS MUST BE FOR SALE
All artworks submitted for and selected for this exhibition must be for sale. The maximum sale price for artworks in this exhibit is $400. Artists get 70% of proceeds on all sales with 30% commission to Art Saint Louis. All sales are made through Art Saint Louis. Artist is responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit.

JURYING, FORMATTING & MATERIALS REQUIRED
Judging is done by JPEGs on 1 (ONE) CD only. Do not submit multiple disks. DVD accepted for video entries only. Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view and either 1 detail OR 1 alternate view. Take your best photographs of your artwork, and please, photograph your work before it is framed. Make sure that your image is sharp/in focus. JPEGs on ONE (1) CD that MUST be readable by both Mac & PC. JPEGs must be RGB Color (NO grayscale), 300 dpi preferred, minimum 800 pixels. Do NOT use low resolution images. Title each JPEG file to correspond to image # on the entry form using the following format: yourlastname.image1. Include printed image reference sheet with thumbnail-sized images of each artwork on CD. Do not include any unrelated files, folders or documents on CD. Label CD with artist's full name and place in protective case for mailing. IF you are unable to send a CD, contact robin@artstlouis.org. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the jurors. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

THE JURYING PROCESS
If you are not already aware, jurying an exhibition at Art Saint Louis is always an anonymous and fair 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 about the artwork is the following: artwork title, year, media, dimensions & method of presentation (i.e. wall, pedestal, floor). Jurors are never shown the names of any artists. Both artworks that you submit for jurying are presented one after the other in the presentation the jurors view. So, if you are artist #25, your two entries are in the presentation after artist #24 and before artist #26. From the jurying presentation and info 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. At no time are the Jurors shown entrants' names and oftentimes do not even see names for selected artists until they arrive to the Gallery to view the final exhibit on the Gallery walls.

INSURANCE
Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL.

FRAMING & PRESENTATION

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 saw tooth hangers, keyhole backs or clip-style frames; nothing accepted without a wire across the back. Paintings may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped. No loose plexi that is clipped/nailed to wall. No works that are nailed, tacked, pinned, taped, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls or floors. 3-d, oversized, very heavy work, 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. Video & works that require electricity: Artist must provide any cords, cord protectors & all 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.

AWARDS
Five non-cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the jurors for this exhibit. Award recipients are eligible for our curated ten artist "Honor Awards 2015" exhibit (Summer 2015). Only artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our 2014 juried exhibits are eligible for the "Honor Awards 2015."
 

ENTRY FEE
Entry fee is non-refundable. Artist may submit up to 2 artworks for the one fee. Membership is not required for submission of artworks or acceptance in to any Art Saint Louis juried exhibition. $20/current Art Saint Louis members; $30/non-members; or $5 reduced entry fee with NEW $60 Individual 1-year membership = $65 (not applicable to renewals). New members, please download a membership form from our website
Fees payable to Art Saint Louis. Submit fee with entry form, CD, image reference sheet mailed with postmark by April 25, 2014. We encourage you to send your entry before the deadline. Entry fee payable by check or money order by mail or online entry fee payable by PayPal available on ASL website. Please MAIL your entry.

ENTRY FORM
The entry form for this exhibit is required with all entries and is downloadable directly from our website here. Entries submitted without form will be returned to artist unprocessed. All entries require: entry form filled out in full (do not leave any areas on the form blank), plus your entry fee, JPEGs on CD, and printed image reference sheet.  Be sure that you provide all information requested on the entry form: Your contact info, including phone & email, address, and signature. For each entry: artwork title, year completed, dimensions (if 2-d, we need the artwork's final framed size; if 3-d, then height x width x depth), sale price (or, if not for sale, 50% retail value is required for insurance purposes). Please provide all of the requested information on your entry form, as it is all required for entry. Incomplete entry forms will be returned to artist unprocessed & will not accepted for jurying.

DEADLINE / SEND ENTRY
April 25, 2014 is the  DEADLINE for ALL entries. There are no exceptions to this deadline. We encourage you to get your entry in before the deadline--the deadline is simply the final day by which you may submit your entry. You may hand-deliver your entry by April 25, but only during our business hours. Submit entry fee, entry form (downloadable from our website here), JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet to: "Food, Glorious Food," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries postmarked April 25, 2014, but received after April 29 will be returned to artist.

VOLUNTEERING
As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions. For this exhibit, all accepted/exhibiting artists are required to volunteer 4 hours (per artwork selected) of time and/or work to the production of this exhibit; artists may help install the exhibit, monitor the Gallery during weekdays, help present a Saturday Artist Gallery Talk, donate office supplies (copier paper), or contribute beverages, flowers & other goods for the opening reception (value $20/per artwork). Or, artists may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. Cash, contributions, donated goods, or in-kind goods or 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. JPEGs submitted for jurying of accepted artworks may be used for publicity of this exhibit and Art Saint Louis in-general. This exhibit is publicized and promoted on the Art Saint Louis website, through e-blasts, on the ASL Facebook page, Twitter feed, other social media, in-print and online magazines, various publications, media resources, and more.

DELIVERY & PICK-UP

Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis July 11-12, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the end of the show, September 12-13, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. September 12. ALL works must be removed from Gallery by 4 p.m. September 13.

ART SAINT LOUIS
Art Saint Louis is a non-profit artists' organization & gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. For nearly 30 years, Art Saint Louis has worked to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual artists play in our community. We fulfill our mission by creating and presenting original exhibitions, educational programming and support services to benefit artists and the community. Our proactive efforts help artists achieve professional success and reach new audiences. Art Saint Louis is a registered not-for-profit organization with the State of Missouri and has Federal 501 (c)(3) status. Learn more at www.artstlouis.org

QUESTIONS?
Robin Hirsch, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org

_________________________________________________________________
E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

DEADLINE for entry
: April 25, 2014
NO exceptions to deadline.
We encourage you to get your entry in before the deadline. The deadline is the LAST date by which you can send your entry, not the only day, just the final day.

All entries* MAILED
or hand-delivered (during business hours only) by April 25, 2014
TO: "Food, Glorious Food," Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO  63103
(*entry form filled out in full, entry fee, JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet)

Jurying Notifications: ALL entering artists will be e-mailed jury results by end of day, May 30.
Accepted works delivered to ASL: July 11 & 12, 2014,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Install exhibit: July 15, 2014
Exhibition Dates: July 26-September 11, 2014

FREE Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2-7 p.m.
Special opening day events to be announced

Pick-up exhibited works: September 12-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  
in the historic Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
www.artstlouis.org


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.
Download the entry form for "Food, Glorious Food" here.