Sunday, October 04, 2015

Cal for Proposals: Deadline 2 November 2015


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VASA Journal on Images and Culture

Call for Proposals:
The Photographic Book in Digital Times

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Proposal Deadline: Monday, November 2nd 2015 at 11:59 pm

The VASA Journal on Images and Culture is interested in proposals that address the potential and impact of the e-book – specifically photography and media e-books.  
Proposals may address issues related to the disappearance of the object (the book or the print), challenges, history and possibilities related to the evolution of the e-book.  VJIC is interested in manuscripts, examples, video talks, and downloadables that make an argument or take a position on the impact of e-books on aesthetics, forms of production and dissemination, and the shifting paradigm of control, bypassing the usual avenues of publication and dissemination.
Accepted proposals will be published in the VASA Journal on Images and Culture. VASA/VJIC currently has over 5,000 international members who will have the opportunity to view/read your published work.
Associate Editor: Mary Gold
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ASMP St. Louis Social: Thursday, 22 October 2015

ASMP St. Louis Social

When: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Where: Urban Chestnut in the Grove, 4465 Manchester Avenue
Time: 5:30 - ? 
Who: Any member or anyone interested in becoming a member or just checking out the scene.. all are welcome
Come on by! No need to RSVP.. just show up and join us for a drink. Hope to see you all there

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Call for Work: Early deadline 14 October 2015

Photographer's Forum Magazine



$10,000 in CASH GRANTS to be Awarded! All Finalists Published!
Winning Images Will Be Exhibited!

FIRST PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $2,000 cash grant
FIRST PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $2,000 cash grant
SECOND PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $1,250 cash grant
SECOND PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $1,250 cash grant
THIRD PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $500 cash grant
THIRD PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $500 cash grant
5 FOURTH PLACE AWARDS :: COLLEGE :: Five $250 grants
5 FOURTH PLACE AWARDS :: HIGH SCHOOL :: Five $250 grants
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

Best of College & High School Photography 2015The top 16 winning photos will be published in the May 2016 issue of Photographer's Forum. All contest finalists, top 8% of all entries, will be published in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2016.
o   Early Deadline entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered before October 14, 2015.
o   Second Deadline entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered before November 2, 2015.
o   Final Deadline entry fee is $6.95 per photo entered before December 4, 2015.
o   Rights remain with photographer.
o   Subject matter is open.

Call for Work: Deadline 12 October 2015

PhotoPlace Gallery   
Stories and Secrets 
Jurors: Kirsten Hoving and Emma Powell

Submissions close on Monday, October 12, 2015
Gallery exhibition: November 24 - December 18, 2015

Stories and Secrets will feature photographs that whisper a secret or tell a tale. Narratives may be fiction or fact; secrets can be real or imagined. Any process is welcome.
The jurors will select 35 photographs for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery, and an addition 40 for exhibition in our Online Gallery. All 75 will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog.

About the Jurors
Flight © Emma Powell 
Mother and daughter Kirsten Hoving and Emma Powell have been working together for many years. Their most recent collaboration is
Svala's Saga, realized after extensive travel to Iceland together.
Emma Powell is an assistant professor of art at Colorado College. Powell graduated from the College of Wooster, and received her MFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work often examines photography's history while incorporating historic processes and other devices within the imagery. 
Empty Aramanthra Nest
© Kirsten Hoving 
Kirsten Hoving is a Charles A. Dana Professor of Art History at Middlebury College. In between writing books and articles and teaching courses about modern art and the history of photography at Middlebury College, she makes photographs. She is co-founder of PhotoPlace Gallery. 

Career & Internship Fair: Thursday, 1 October 2015

Webster University Career & Internship Fair
Thursday, October 1, 2015

1:00pm - 3:30pm
University Center Grant Gymnasium

We are excited to announce, we have reached our goal of 100 employers registered for the Career & Internship Fair, this Thursday, October 1st, to join this year's celebrations of the 100 years of Webster University!

Take advantage of this valuable career development opportunity. You can meet face to face with recruiters from local, national and international organizations, network and learn about internship and career opportunities. Students of all levels, all majors and alumni are encouraged to attend.

Here is a link to the list ofemployers attending, including the majors they are recruiting,

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Call for Work: Deadline 20-29 November 2015

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Call for Monochromatic Artwork  aims to focus on more than one type of"values"
Not everything is as simple as black and white. There's the gray scale in between. Or in this case, Monochrome of any color. Framations Art Gallery, located on Historic Main Street in St. Charles, returns to a familiar theme in a new exhibit this winter. "Monochrome II" will focus on artwork that is at least primarily monochromatic, featuring values of any color. Though the theme applies to the imagery, it can be any subject matter that the artist chooses. This exhibit is open to work in all 2D and 3D mediums. The exhibit will be on display November 27, 2015 - January 7, 2016. Entries are due to November 20 and 21 from 10-6 and on November 29 from 12-5 pm. Artists can enter up to four pieces with an entry fee of $8 per piece.

Framations periodically host exhibits, termed their "Art and Awareness Series", that incorporate awareness in areas that affect our community. In this exhibit, they are focusing on values, meaning the shades of a color used in artwork. Another meaning of the word “values” refers to your principles or standards.  Some would say the value of a person’s character can be judged by how you treat those around you.  Thanks to assistance from St. Louis Area Foodbank, Framations offers their customers an opportunity to help those whose basic needs require the help and kindness of their community.  
Each week, an estimated 57,100 people rely upon the St. Louis Area Foodbank for food assistance. In 2009, the Foodbank distributed over 22 million pounds of food. The numbers are incredible. With tough
economic times and the upcoming holidays, simply having adequate meals for yourself and your family means a lot. If you feel so moved, you are encouraged to bring your unopened, non-perishable food items and toiletries to Framations Nov 20 – Jan 7.  Donating items for the food drive will earn artists a discount on their entry fee, and will also earn customers a 15% discount off their total purchase. 

This exhibit is open to work in all 2D and 3D mediums. The exhibit will be on display November 27, 2015 - January 7, 2016. Entries are due to November 20 and 21 from 10-6 and on November 29 from 12-5 pm. Artists can enter up to four pieces with an entry fee of $8 per piece, or $6 with items for the food drive. The Juror for this exhibit will be Robert Langnas, an artist, juror, lecturer, and full time faculty member of the nationally-accredited art department at St. Louis Community College's Florissant Vallery Campus. Please read full entry details available on

For more information contact:

Sarah Merideth

218 North Main Street,
St. Charles, MO 63301 Tel: 636-724-8313
Hours: Tues - Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5, Closed Mondays

Call for Work: Deadline 14 October 2015

Image Credits | Top: Ana Galan, Bear Kirkpatrick Bottom: Jenny Riffle

THEME | Portraits 2016
Our annual portraits exhibition brings artists from around the globe into the spotlight. A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All capture types and photographic processes welcome. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.

Juror | Martha Schneider
Martha Schneider is the owner and director of Schneider Gallery, Chicago. She studied at the University of Buenos Aires (Art History - 20th century) and came to the USA in 1964. She worked for 5 years at the Photo Department of the Art Institute of Chicago. Schneider founded the Schneider Gallery in 1982 and has been exclusively showing photography since 1989. She has reviewed at FotoFest in Houston, Photolucida in Seattle, SPE in Chicago and numerous other local and national fairs. She has plans to close the gallery by the end of this year to dedicate herself to being a full time consultant and private dealer.

Juror's Selection| $500.00
Director's Selection | $250.00 

Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission for an upcoming call for entry.    

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

For More Information about the Portraits 2016 Call For Entries, click here

Call for Wrok: Deadline 30 September 2015

The Center for Fine Art Photography

Image Credits | Michael Donnor and Jackie Heitchue

7 days Left to Submit
Portfolio ShowCase Volume 9 Publication and Exhibition

Submitted portfolios are evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images. Fifteen photographers will be chosen to have their twelve-image portfolios published in the Center's Annual Portfolio ShowCase publication. There will be an accompanying online exhibition with links to the artist's websites. Select images will be exhibited at The Center for Fine Art Photography for the Portfolio ShowCase Exhibition.
All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.

Juror |  Maggie Blanchard
Maggie Blanchard is the director of Twin Palms, a publisher of exceptional photography and art books. Previously she was co-director of Center, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for gifted photographers. As a consultant, Maggie has helped photographers make the transition from film to digital, set up digital studios, and master digital workflow. In addition to her thorough knowledge of the technical aspects of photography and Adobe Photoshop, Maggie is captivated by the art form.

Solo Exhibition Award| complete with a $500.00 exhibition stipend 
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission for an upcoming call for entry.    

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

For More Information about the Portfolio ShowCase Vol. 9 Call For Entries, click here

Monday, September 21, 2015

Call for Work: Deadline 24 October 2015

Art Saint Louis presents
juried exhibit opportunity 
Entry deadline: October 24, 2015
"Creatures" is a juried exhibition featuring artworks about creatures, critters and beasts-real or imagined. All explorations of this theme are invited. Artworks in all media, techniques and styles are encouraged.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All artworks must either have a sale price or be marked Not for Sale (NFS). No works marked POR (price on request) will be accepted. Artist's sale prices listed with original entry submitted for jurying may not be changed after entry deadline (October 24, 2015). All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation/commission on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Sale price includes Art Saint Louis' commission. Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit. Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. 

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

  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Artist may submit up to 3 artworks for the one fee (LIMIT: 2 images per artwork!).  
  • $35 Non- member entry fee    OR
  • $20/Art Saint Louis member* entry fee
  • Fee payable by credit card through or by check to Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103.  

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

The direct link to the online entry is  If you are having difficulty with the link, you can also access the link through our website here

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

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

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

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

  • If this is your first time using this online application process, it's in your best interest to register, upload your images & submit your application for entry sooner rather than later, just in case you face any technical challenges or need assistance with the application.  
  • IF you 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 are in their offices weekdays only-in Denver, so it is a different time zone, too-and can be reached by email only at
  • For questions about the exhibit or Gallery, contact Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, during weekday business hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

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

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

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

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

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