Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Various grants announced by NPPA

Be the first winner of the Canon Video Grant 2020
Deadline is April 15, 2020
This year Canon, in association with Images Evidence, are happy to launch the first edition of the Canon Video Grant – Short Film Documentary which wish to give a videographer and/or photographer a grant of 8,000 euros, plus the loan of a video kit.

Getty Images Inclusion Scholarships
Deadline is April 27, 2020
Issues of diversity and inclusion with the photographic and photojournalism industries are a complex, long-standing and industry-wide concern. While Getty Images has done great work in sourcing content that represents the world in which we live, as well as actively promoting inclusion within the industry through recruitment and our existing Grants programs, this is an issue that will not be solved overnight.

In partnership with Women Photograph, Creative Access, National Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalism Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Getty Images is offering five scholarships of $10,000 (USD) to be put toward pursuing education and in turn, helping address industry inclusion issues at the entry point – awarding today, for a better, more inclusive tomorrow.

2020 Inge Morath Award
Deadline is April 30, 2020
Visual storytellers need support now more than ever, and that's why, we're moving forward as scheduled with accepting proposals for the Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 grant given to a woman photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project.

The W. Eugene Smith Fund fellowships & grants
Deadline is April 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
The W. Eugene Smith Fund, now in its 41st year, is accepting applications for its 2020 Grants and Fellowships in Humanistic Photography.

This year’s awards include:
W. Eugene Smith Grant -- $40,000
W. Eugene Smith Fellowship -- $5,000
W. Eugene Smith Special Awards -- $2,500 (2)
W. Eugene Smith Student Grant -- $5,000 (increased from $4,000)
Howard Chapnick Grant -- $10,000 (increased from $5,000)

Women Photograph Grants
Applications open April 1, 2020 / Deadline is May 15, 2020
Women Photograph is excited to announce their 2020 project grants and a new scholarship for women & non-binary photographers.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Call for Work: Deadline 4 May 2020

Final Draft
June 26, 2020 - August 7, 2020
Deadline to enter: May 4th, 2020

The Call for Entry: 
The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri, is seeking submissions for “Final Draft”, an exhibition showcasing design and illustration in fine art. Design and illustration affects and constructs our daily lives; from websites and social media, to billboards and greeting cards, to the way we navigate our surroundings. Visuals created with purpose and intentional design. While they can be utilized differently, illustration and design have long gone hand in hand. For this exhibition we invite all designers and illustrators to display their work in a Fine Art setting. All media is considered for submission. Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24. 

Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition - worth $500 
Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize each

David Potthast an artist, designer, and educator.
To Learn More Information:

To Directly Submit To This Call:

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Scholarships available: Deadline 1 April 2020

Scholarships and internships are now available through the St. Louis Press Club. 
The Deadline is April 1. 

Applications for scholarships awarded through the St. Louis Press Club and Journalism Foundation are now available for the 2020-2021 academic year
and can be downloaded from website. 

The scholarships are open to students whose home residence is in the St. Louis metropolitan area, including St. Louis city; the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Monroe and St. Claire.

Applications must plan to enroll as full-time students for the 2020 fall term with courses in journalism, mass communications, public relations, advertising, photography, writing or other media related subjects and have completed their freshman year of college by that time.  Graduate students carrying at least six hours in the above curricula are also eligible.

Scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of aptitude, interest in pursuing a communications career, academic standing and financial need.  This year's scholarship will be presented at a May 29 luncheon at the Missouri Athletic Club in west St. Louis County.

The awards are made in cooperation with the St. Louis Press Club, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Society of Professional Journalists, Baseball Writers' Association, Missouri Professional Communicators, United Media Guild, Times Newspapers /Webster University and Fleishman-Hillard.

Last year, scholarships totaling $24,000 were awarded to 16 students.  Additional information is available from the St. Louis Press Club's scholarship chairperson, Claudia Burris at or from the St. Louis Press Club office 314-449-8029 or                                          -30-

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Call for Work: Deadline 11 May 2020

Art Saint Louis announces
our next juried exhibit opportunity
Entry deadline: May 11, 2020

  • "Footprint" is presented at Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, downtown St. Louis, MO.
  • Exhibition dates: August 1-September 10, 2020.
  • Free reception on Saturday, August 1, 2020, 5-7 p.m.
  • Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius. 
  • If you live outside or 200 miles, please do not submit work for our show--entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Artist must be resident of the 200-mile radius region radius when show begins (August 1, 2020) in order to submit work & participate, if selected for exhibition.
  • Deborah Douglas is a mixed media artist based in St. Louis. She is Associate Professor of Art & Art History, Saint Louis University.
  • Matthew Isaacson is an artist and is Associate Professor & Ceramics Coordinator, St. Louis Community College Forest Park.
Awards of Excellence will be selected by the exhibit Jurors from the installed exhibit on-site and include (1) $250 Best of Show Award of Excellence, (4) non-cash Awards of Excellence, (2) Honorable Mention. All Award of Excellence recipients are eligible for our "Honor Awards 2021" 10-artist curated exhibit presented at Art Saint Louis, June 12-July 15, 2021.

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 online or by check (see below).

  • The method by which all exhibitions are juried at Art Saint Louis is designed to be as absolutely fair as possible. We strictly maintain a blind/anonymous process, meaning that at NO time before or during the jurying process are Jurors are never shown the names of any entrants. In fact, our jurors often do not see names for selected artists until they arrive at Art Saint Louis to view the final exhibit on Gallery walls, months after the exhibit has been juried.
  • Exhibit Jurors are presented all entrants' artworks in an anonymous digital image presentation and the only information provided to them pertains to the artwork & includes: artwork title, year, media, dimensions, method of display (wall or pedestal), artist's statement (optional).
  • 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 specific exhibit as well as established conditions & rules of the ASL Gallery.
  • Art Saint Louis does not censor artwork. We respect artistic freedom & freedom of speech. All imagery, themes and concepts are considered. That said, we discourage imagery that includes hate speech, racism, anti-human rights, or anything that attacks or marginalizes any individual or people groups.
  • We take pride in ensuring that all Art Saint Louis exhibits are juried with open eyes & open minds in the most fair and unbiased manner possible.
  • Please do not double-book your artwork, commit it for exhibits taking place at the same time as our show or sell it without possibility of exhibition availability if you plan on entering the work into our show.
  • Only submit artworks for jurying that are available for exhibition.
  • If you are accepted for this exhibit and sell your accepted artwork prior to the show, we recommend that you please sell the artwork with the condition that it will be available for this exhibit. If that condition isn't possible, please do not enter that artwork to our exhibit. Remember that your entry fee is non-refundable and selected artworks may not be substituted.
  • Do not submit the same artwork for another exhibit elsewhere during same/overlapping time frame.
  • Please do not enter our show if you are unable to follow through with the rules of entry & exhibit guidelines.
  • Limit THREE (3) original artworks in all media, styles, techniques, subjects that relate to the exhibition theme of "Footprint" as described above.
  • Artwork must be completed between 2017-2020. Works from before 2017 are not considered.
  • 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. Email with alternate presentation info prior to entering exhibit for approval.
  • Works on canvas may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped. No unstretched canvas.
  • Textiles & quilts: artist to provide pre-drilled hanging bars or similar installation apparatus for display/presentation of artwork. NO shower rods or curtain rods accepted for display.
  • Size limits: Final installation size on all 2-d and/or wall-displayed/hung work not to exceed 6' (72") WIDE or 6' (72) HIGH/TALL, this includes frame.
  • Weight limit: 2-d wall-hung works not to exceed 30 lbs.
  • 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 wall-hung works must be able to hang from standard picture hanging hardware.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • For video presentation and/or artwork requiring electricity, artist must provide all equipment necessary to present work, incl. cords, adapters, DVD player, monitor (min. 9"), etc.
  • Art Saint Louis has one 20" monitor permanently mounted on gallery wall on which selected video artworks can be presented during exhibition. If artist selects this presentation method, please understand that multiple artworks may be presented on same shared monitor by other artists if selected for the show. Headphones are provided if audio is integral to artwork. If accepted, artist is to provide MP3 or MP4 file on thumbdrive.
  • ALL artworks must fit through our standard-sized front door. There is only 1 entrance to the Gallery and that is through our front door.
  • If your artwork utilizes organic matter, before entering our exhibit, please email us & specify the organic materials being used: 
  • Judging is done by JPEGs online only at
  • Do not exceed 3 artworks total or you risk being disqualified.
  • The image limit reads 6 and this allows for ONE full view of your artwork and either ONE/close-up view OR ONE alternate view per artwork. Limit: 2 images per artwork.
  • NOTE: Multi-paneled artworks count as one artwork, as long as they are presented as one artwork and the total size of the artwork does not exceed our size limit rules. An artwork that is a diptych (2 panels) = one artwork; a triptych (3 panels) = one artwork, and so on. Please photograph the overall artwork and only be sure to include one detail/close-up view. if you submit images of all 3 panels and a full view of your triptych, you have exceeded your image limit. Your extra images will be removed from consideration for jurying.

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 photograph your 2-d work before you have it professionally framed. If the only image you have of your artwork is of the work framed, please use image editing software to crop the frame out of the image. Your artwork is what will be judged, not the frame. 
Upload options for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only.
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1200 pixels on the longest size. Anything larger than 1200 pixels will be resized by CaFÉ to fit the limitations.
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution).
  • File size: Under 5 MB.
Upload options for video files:
  • File formats: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
  • Resolution: minimum 620x480; max. 1920x1080.
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9.
  • Bit rate: recommended above 240 kbps.
  • Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps. The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular, pulldown and other frame-rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged.
  • Codec: h.264, h.263, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 muxed, Apple Lossless
  • Container: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2, mp4, ogg
  • Video file size: 100 MB maximum.

Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the Jurors. Artworks selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

Click here for a Step-by-Step guide on how to apply to exhibits through You can also watch a short video on How to Apply here and view the handy Help Page here. The administrators at are better suited to assist you with technical issues with your online entry. For assistance, please contact or 303/629-1166. You can reach CaFÉ's staff (in Denver) during weekday business hours.

  • If you are accepted for this exhibit and sell your accepted artwork prior to the show, we recommend that you sell the artwork with the condition that it is available for this exhibit. If that condition isn't possible, please do not enter that work to our exhibit. Remember: our entry fee is non-refundable.
  • All works submitted for this exhibit must be available for the show dates. We will not exhibit substitutes.
  • 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.
  • Sold artworks are to remain in show for duration of exhibition.
  • All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation/commission on work sold to ASL and 70% payable by Art Saint Louis to artist within 45 days of conclusion of exhibit.
  • Artist determines sale price factoring in Art Saint Louis' 30% donation/commission.
  • It is artist's responsibility to deliver or ship sold artwork to buyer after the show closes. Art Saint Louis will provide buyer's contact information to Artist. If shipment to buyer is required, those arrangements are to be made by the artist with the buyer. Artist is to handle all shipping responsibilities on sold works with all related shipping costs being the responsibility of/at the expense of buyer. Art Saint Louis does not handle delivery or shipping of artwork.
  • Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit.
  • Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. 
  • All work selected for exhibit must be delivered to Gallery ready to install.
  • ALL rules listed in "SPECIFICATIONS" category above are also applicable 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.
  • Pre-drilled French Cleat mounts okay.
  • Works on canvas may be gallery-wrapped, strip-framed or framed.
  • Textiles must have accompanying pre-drilled bar (no curtain or shower rods).
  • 2-d works must be framed. If your work is not framed but is presented in a professional manner, contact us for pre-approval:
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls.
  • Oversized, heavy, or installation work must be installed by artist under direction of Artistic Director.
  • Artworks requiring electricity: Artist must provide all cords, adapters, cord protectors & equipment required to present work.
  • Video must be presented on min. 9" monitor provided by artist; monitor weight not to exceed 20 lbs; OR Art Saint Louis has one 20" monitor permanently mounted on gallery wall on which multiple accepted video artworks by multiple artists can be presented in a loop for exhibition. Headphones provided if audio is integral to artwork.
  • 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 is non-refundable and is due upon entry.
  • 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 or PayPal through or by check to Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103

  • To provide as much opportunity as possible for artists at work in our region, Art Saint Louis is pleased to offer scholarship underwriting of entry fees for individuals for whom such entry fees might otherwise be a financial barrier to participation.
  • To be considered for scholarship underwriting, please submit a written request to relaying your request, including the title of the exhibit ("Heaven and Earth") and your financial need.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available for each exhibition, and will be awarded by Art Saint Louis on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of Art Saint Louis.
  • Requests for scholarship funds do not guarantee approval or scholarship underwriting.
Membership is not required to have your work considered for or juried into this or any ASL exhibit. Membership is open to all & benefits include 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 include discounts on entry fees to juried exhibits, a weekly e-newsletter, Membership & Resource Directory, access to our 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 the Art Saint Louis website. As an Art Saint Louis member, you can take advantage of the reduced ASL Member entry fee (at application check-out) for our juried exhibits.

  • 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 time to the production of this exhibit OR contribute beverages/goods for the opening reception valued at $20, help out in the Gallery, OR may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artist. 
  • 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. Artist is responsible for record-keeping of donated items.

  • All communications to artists in regards to this exhibition are made by email.
  • Please be sure that you have a working email address.
  • Save and as safe senders.
  • If you use GMAIL, please check your Promotions & Spam folders for any emails from Art Saint Louis, as our mail may end up there. 
  • Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web use, social media 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 is required to send high resolution JPEGs of accepted artworks to Art Saint Louis for exhibition paperwork & publicity.
  • In addition to sharing your featured artwork from our exhibit on our website, press releases, and social media (including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more), all artworks showcased in the ASL gallery will be given additional exposure through listing on our ArtLoupe mobile app for visual art. Artloupe is a national publishing, discovery and sales platform for visual art that is created, owned & operated by Art Saint Louis. We will publish your accepted artwork on ArtLoupe and will promote the artworks during and continuing after the run of the exhibition. This provides not only additional exposure for your artwork but further sales opportunities as well, allowing ArtLoupe users across the U.S. to discover and purchase your work. Artworks listed Not for Sale in the Art Saint Louis gallery will be marked Not for Sale on ArtLoupe as well. If you wish to opt out of having your work listed on ArtLoupe, or for any reason wish to have the listing removed at any point, please feel free to email us at and let us know, and we'll remove the listing accordingly. We look forward to spotlighting your work. 
  • Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis Gallery on Friday, July 17, 2020, 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m., or Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.  
  • CLOSED Sundays & holidays.
  • Works accepted for exhibit but not delivered by 3 p.m. July 18 will not be exhibited.
  • Exhibited artworks are to be picked-up at the end of the show either on Friday, September 11, 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m., or Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.  
  • Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 8 a.m. Friday, September 11.
  • ALL exhibited works must be removed from Gallery by 3 p.m. Saturday, September 12
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.

E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

DEADLINE for entry: May 11, 2020, 11:59 p.m. MST

Jurying Notifications: Jury results will be emailed to ALL artist-entrants by June 8, 2020.
Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis:
Friday, July 17 8 am-3:45 pm or  Saturday, July 18, 9 am-2:45 pm
Install exhibit: July 22, 4 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: August 1-September 10, 2020
FREE Opening Reception: Saturday, August 1, 5-7 p.m.

Pick-up exhibited works:
Friday, September 11, 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m., or Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
No artworks may be removed from the Gallery prior to 8 a.m. September 11.

Questions? Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, Weekdays: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 314/241-4810, 2# or