Monday, September 28, 2009

LACDA | Snap to Grid

LACDA invites you to exhibit your work in:
the UN-Juried Exhibit

Every Entry Submitted is Shown!

November 12-December 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday November 12, 7-9pm
(in conjunction with Downtown Artwalk)

Previous Snap to Grid Exhibit
previous snap to grid opening

Show your work at our gallery in our Un-Juried Competition: Snap to Grid. In our sixth annual exhibition of this kind participants each upload one image to be printed on high quality paper and hung in a grid in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.

The show is mounted in our 1,200 foot storefront gallery in the bourgeoning downtown arts district in the revitalized historic core of Los Angeles. It is an area constantly building and creating itself, filled with art, hipsters, restaraunts, clubs, music, shopping and urban loft living. The area is frequented by celebrities, critics, curators and renowned artists. The opening reception is on the nignt of the exciting Downtown Art Walk which has drawn over 10,000 people (and also provides a new shuttle service between each cluster of the over 40 galleries in the immediate area). Thousands are expected to attend the exhibit.

After the exhibition the images and artist information will be archived by LACDA. Artwork for future exhibits will be selected from the archived images, and will also be available for review by interested area gallerists, curators and arts journalists. The ultimate resume builder. Everybody wins!

Entry fee $30US.

Proceeds benefit gallery programs.

Deadline for entries: October 19, 2009

Show is international, open to all geographical locations.

Entrants submit one JPEG file of original work up to 2mb. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Digital video stills and screen shots of web/new media are acceptable. Documentation shots of digital installation and digital sculpture are acceptable.

Multiple entries are permitted. $30 registration fee for each additional image.

Exhibit is limited to space available, early entry is advised.

Show Dates: November 12-December 5, 2009
Deadline for entries: October 19, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday November 12, 7-9pm

Entry Fee: Registration fee is $30US.

Multiple Entries: Multiple entries are permitted. $30 registration fee for each additional image.

Gallery Statement:
Every year for 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its "Open Call" exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in a grid like installation (reminiscent of postcard art shows of the 1980's) where every work submitted is exhibited.

The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the judge. The show represents a snapshot of a current moment in art history when digital imaging has reached the hands of the many, an age where culture belongs to the "mobblogers" around the globe. From Thailand to Texas, amateur to academic, beautiful to banal and beyond the monumental quantity and variety of "Snap to Grid" becomes an aesthetic experience where each individual piece adds to an agglomerative effect that has a life of its own.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NANPA Scholarship

Each year, the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) provides up to twelve scholarships to qualified college students to attend the Nature Photography Summit. This is a tremendous opportunity for students interested in pursuing a photography career to learn more about nature and conservation photography, and to meet and network with many of the top editors and stock agencies in the business. The scholarship is fully funded by NANPA, whose mission is to “promote the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection. NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography and fosters excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of our endeavors.”

Please take a look at the attached flyer for the scholarship program.

If you have questions please take them to your photography instructor.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Call for Entry | Portraiture

Posted by Clare O'Neill
October 24, 2009

Open Call for Entries for All Photographers

Theme: Portraits

Juror: David E. Little, Curator and Head of Photography and New Media at Minneapolis Institute Arts (MIA)
Entry Fee: $30 up to 5 images; $10 each additional (no limit on number that may be submitted)
Prizes: $300 for 1st; $200 for 2nd; $100 for 3rd
Entries Due: October 24, 2009
Notice of Acceptance: November 10, 2009
Exhibition Dates: January 2, 2010 - January 31, 2010 at the Mpls Photo Center
Reception: January 8, 2010, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Mpls Photo Center

About the Juror
David E. Little, Curator and Head of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), is known for his blend of programmatic innovation, original scholarship in post-1945 art, and experience working with some of the leading artists and photographers today. With his solid foundation in art history and cultural theory, he is an experienced lecturer, writer and curator - frequently participating in portfolio reviews, conferences, and photography events worldwide.

Entry Checklist
Entries are submitted via email along with registration form to Please follow these requirements when preparing your images for submission.
• Save images as RGB using standard Adobe RBG or sRGB profile. Do not use CMYK.
• The largest image dimension (width or height) should be 1280 pixels with the other dimension proportional.
• Images should have a resolution of 72 dpi, any layers flattened, 8-bit JPEG files.
• Use JPEG compression quality of 10.
• File Names should be in the following format: Last Name_First Name_01.jpg.
• Include in one folder, Last Name_First Name with registration form.[img][/img]

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall Gathering 2009

The Fall Gathering will be happening:

FRIDAY September 25th 4-7pm

Sign up if you are attending on Victoria Veenstra's office door @ LSH 277

Bring your friends from class and celebrate Fall in West Michigan with the GVSU Photography Department!

Kevin Schmitz

Next week we will have a GVSU alumni visitor Kevin Schmitz will be coming to the photography program. Please consider participating in any or all of the scheduled events:

Thursday Sept 24th:

11:00-12:00 - Portfolio sharing and informal discussion, LSH Conference Room

12:00 - Lunch with Students [sign up on Stafford Smith's Office LSH 275]

2:30 - 3:45 - Presentation of Kevin's work and his life after GVSU. Topics include: Grad School selection and experience, how to run a photography business, how to handle logistics of complicated shoots, how to promote you work, etc. LSH 174

4:00 - 5:15 - REPEAT of 2:30 presentation. LSH 174

Volunteers are being selected to help Kevin Schmitz install his ArtPrize work on Sept. 20th

If you have any questions about Kevin's visit and the opportunities available please contact Stafford Smith at

Thursday, September 10, 2009




JerUSAlem-USA is a participatory art project that links the twenty Jerusalems in the United States with the original Jerusalem in Israel. There are Jerusalems in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, and Vermont.

You are invited to visit and join with residents of the American Jerusalems in sending photographs of everyday life there (family and friends, interior and outside of homes, shops, community events and celebrations, signs with the name "Jerusalem," local scenery, etc.). These photographs will be matched by images of everyday life in Jerusalem, Israel, and posted on the 'JerUSAlem-USA' blog

Send photos as jpg images to Professor Mel Alexenberg, Head of the School of the Arts at Emuna College in Jerusalem, Israel, at In addition to being posted on the art project blog, the matched sets of images will be exhibited in museums and art galleries in United States and Israel, and incorporated in a book ‘JerUSAlem-USA.’

Full credit will be given to the creator of each photograph who will receive an official Certificate of Participation from the City of Jerusalem, Israel.

The name of the American Jerusalems was inspired by the Bible where we read about King David establishing Jerusalem as the capital of the unified state of the Israelite nation 3,013 years ago. Today, Jerusalem is the vibrant capital of the modern State of Israel. The juxtaposition of photographs of the original Jerusalem with Jerusalems in USA creates an interactive network of people with shared values that deepens the friendship between them.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Call for Entry | Portfolio Showcase vol. 4

Portfolio Showcase, Volume 4
Book and Online Exhibition

Deadline: October 27, 2009

Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their
twelve-image portfolio in The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online Exhibition. The show will be featured on the Center’s web site at from January 5 – May 1, 2010 and will remain online for the next two years.

Theme: Open - There is no theme for this exhibition.
The images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images.

The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in this exhibition. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements are welcome. The exhibition is open world wide to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both.

Juror: Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. She previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she served as curator and author of Elemental Landscapes: Photographs by Harry Callahan. Ms. Ware served as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum during the 1990s and organized the traveling exhibitions including, A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray. She has also worked with the photography collection at the Oakland Museum of California and began her career at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in Washington, D.C. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photography and has written essays on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


This exhibition provides opportunities for artists to be published, and present their work to an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and others who appreciate photography.

* Juror’s Selection – Book Cover Award: The Juror will select one portfolio to be the first presented in the publication Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4, with one of the artist’s images selected for the cover.
* Exhibition Award: One photographer will be chosen to display their portfolio in the Center’s physical gallery. (Please note that the images for this award will be exhibited within 16x20 mats and put behind glass while on display)
* All fifteen selected portfolios will be featured in the Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4 which will include the artists’ portraits, statements and contact information. Each artist will receive one complimentary book, with the option to purchase additional books. The book will include an introduction by the Juror.
* All fifteen selected artists will be featured on the Center's web site in January 2010, as well as for an additional two years in the Center’s Previous Exhibitions section.
* All fifteen photographers will receive a 1-year subscription to Artists’ ShowCase Online, the Center’s online image marketing website (preview at

Entry Fee:

* The entry fee for this call for entry is $65.00 for Members and $85.00 for Non-Members for the first body of work (12 images). Each additional portfolio, regardless of membership, is $85.00
* There is no limit on the number of portfolios that may be submitted.

Please retain for your information until after announcement of the jury selection.

Download instructions for submitting your work online.

<< Click here to submit online >>

Call for Entry | Art in Nature

Art in Nature
Deadline September 15, 2009

Art in Nature can be seen from the subatomic to the cosmic. It can be raw, powerful, serene, destructive, fertile and delicate. This exhibition will illustrate all aspects of nature.

The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.

Juror: Kathy Moran is National Geographic magazine’s first senior editor for natural history projects. A twenty-seven year veteran of the Society, Moran has produced projects about terrestrial and underwater ecosystems for the magazine since 1990. At last count she had edited over 135 articles for the magazine. Recent highlights include editing a special edition of National Geographic magazine “100 Best Wildlife Photographs”. She was also project manager for the NGS/Wildlife Conservation Society’s award winning collaboration of photographer Nick Nichols and Dr. Michael Fay’s trek across Central Africa. The resulting articles were the impetus for the creation of Gabon’s National Park system. She was named “Picture Editor of the Year” for her winning portfolio in the 2006 Pictures of the Year competition. Moran believes that every story and every photographer need to be edited individually. There is no formula that can be applied.

Exhibition and Awards:
With selection for this exhibition, artists and their work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and others who appreciate the fine art of photography.

* Juror’s Selection award: $300
* Director's Selection award: $200
* Gallery Visitor’s Choice Award: $100
* Two Artists’ ShowCase Online subscriptions for one year: (preview at
* All exhibitors are included in the Center's online gallery

Important Dates:

* Entries due: September 15, 2009
* Notice of acceptance: September 25, 2009
* Exhibition dates: December 4, 2009 - January 9, 2010
* Reception: December 4, 2009, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Entry Fee:

* The entry fee for non-members is $35 USD for the first three images.
* The entry fee for members of The Center for Fine Art Photography is $20.00 USD for 3 images.
* Additional images may be submitted for $10 each.
There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

Download the full prospectus and instructions for submitting your work online
in Adobe PDF Format (64 KB), click here.

Click here to submit online

SPE Student Scholarship

Society for Photographic Education
Student Scholarship Opportunities

SPE National Conference
March 4 - 7, 2010
Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

SPE's Student Scholarship applications are submitted online!


For complete application instructions and the link to
upload application materials download the
2010 Scholarship Opportunities Call for Entries

The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and
White Photography Features:
  • $5,000 cash prize
  • One-year membership to SPE
  • 2010 national conference fee waiver

SPE Student Awards and the Jeannie Pearce Award Feature:
  • $500 travel stipend to attend the national conference in Philadelphia
  • One-year membership to SPE
  • 2010 national conference fee waiver

Society for Photographic Education (SPE) is pleased to offer the following opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. These awards are made possible by generous support from artists, organizations, individuals and merchants. Student scholarship recipients will be recognized at the national conference.


SPE student members can apply for scholarships to offset the cost of attending the 2010 national conference. This year we will offer eleven $500 SPE Student Awards to our talented student members. All SPE Student Awards, and the Jeannie Pearce Award, feature a $500 travel stipend to attend the national conference in Philadelphia, a 2010 national conference fee waiver and a one-year membership to SPE.


One student will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize, a 2010 national conference fee waiver and a one-year membership to SPE. The sponsoring faculty member will be presented with an engraved crystal apple. Please note: sponsoring faculty must teach at the institution where the student is currently enrolled.


The SPE Student Awards are open to all graduate and undergraduate students majoring/concentrating in photography. The Jeannie Pearce Award is open to all such students working with digital technology.

The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and White Photography
is open to continuing full-time graduate or undergraduate students majoring/concentrating in photography at a degree or certificate-granting college or university. All light-sensitive processes, including
alternative processes (Van Dyke brown, platinum, albumen, gum bichromate, cyanotype, kallitype, salt, liquid emulsion, lith printing, hand coloring, bromoil, modern day tintype, etc.) as long as the end product is a gelatin silver or handmade alternative process print. No digital prints accepted.

Applicants must be current students not graduating before the end of the academic year 2009-2010. All applicants must be members of SPE. Students must become members before submitting their scholarship applications. Failure to include any portion of the application materials will result in not being considered for any of the awards. Students who are not already 2009 SPE members must include payment ($55) to join SPE as a 2010 student member. Students are not eligible to receive the same award for two consecutive years, and cannot receive two awards at the same time.


Please direct any inquiries to the SPE national office at 216/622-2733 or Visit our website for information about membership

Society for Photographic Education
2530 Superior Avenue, #403
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
p. 216/622-2733
f. 216/622-2712