Sunday, January 31, 2010

Call for Entry | Spoked

Desotorow Gallery is now accepting submissions for “Spoked”, a juried exhibition featuring work about the bicycle and/or cycling culture. This exhibit is open to national and international artists (professional, emerging, and student). Open to works of all genres and media. Submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable entry fee of $15. Submissions Due by 5pm EST on February 12, 2010. Exhibit runs February 26 – March 10, 2010. Download the prospectus at
Feb 12 - Submissions Due by 5pm EST
Feb 15 - Notifications Emailed
Feb 24 - Accepted Work Due to Gallery
Feb 26 - Exhibit Opens
March 5- Opening Reception
March 10 - Exhibit Closes
March 12 - Return of Work Begins (Pick-up/Ship)
March 26 - Deadline for the Pick-Up of Work
Desotorow Gallery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located at 2427 De Soto Avenue in Savannah, GA. Please contact us at or 912-335-8204 with any questions.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Call for Entry | Landscapes

Open Call for Entries for All Photographers

Theme: Landscapes • Unfeigned or Illusory
A Landscape, as defined by this Call for Entry, can be representational or non-representational, urban, suburban or rural.
Juror: Todd Brandow, Founding Director of the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography.
Entry Fee: $35 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: March 8, 2010
Notice of Acceptance: March 18, 2010
Exhibition Dates: April 23, 2010June 13, 2010 at the Mpls Photo Center
Reception: April 23, 2010, 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the Mpls Photo Center
About the Juror
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Todd Brandow worked as an art consultant in New York for many years. Since 1997, he has been living in Paris, working as a photography curator, foundation director and book publisher. He co-produced and co-curated the highly successful Edward S. Curtis vintage exhibitions, drawn from the collection of Christopher Cardozo, that were exhibited in European museums between 2000 and 2006. US State Department-sponsored modern print shows of Curtis’s work are currently touring Latin America, Europe and will be soon in North Africa and Japan under his direction. He co-curated a retrospective tour of Finnish photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen with critic A. D. Coleman. He recently co-curated with Musée de l'Elysée Director William Ewing and Senior Curator Nathalie Herschdorfer the exhibitions /Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography/ and /Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years 1923-1937/. Brandow is the founding director of the Minnesota-based non-profit organization, the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP), and President of FEP Editions LLC. Currently, ten new major exhibitions are in the planning and production stages.
Entry Checklist
To prepare your images for uploading, please adhere to the following image file specifications:
  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard) - NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)
  • Save files to 72 ppi resolution; any layers flattened, 8 bit JPEG files (16 bit will not upload.)
  • Sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional
  • JPG format
  • JPG compression at level 7 (medium). This compression level will not affect the quality of images viewed on a monitor.
  • Do use characters other than a period preceding jpg in the file name. The following characters will lead to image uploading problems: !@#$%^&*()_+

Internship at Griffin Editions NYC

Griffin Editions ( does high end fine art exhibition printing. We're looking for a digital intern to assist with minor retouching/ file management + random duties. We're also looking for an office intern. The positions are un-paid but its a great environment. The digital intern should be sharp and have a solid working knowledge of Photoshop. For more information, contact SCAD Photo Alum Craig Reynolds:

Wedding Photo Job Opportunity

Bella Pictures, , is the country’s largest wedding photography company. Bella is seeking talented, enthusiastic visual storytellers for its 2010 Spring/Summer National Photo Internship Program. We are seeking program participants to cover weddings in Washington D.C., Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and San Francisco.

Call for Entry | Gendered

Desotorow Gallery is now accepting submissions for Gendered, a juried exhibition featuring work that explores gender and identity. This exhibit is open to national and international artists (professional, emerging, and student). Open to works of all genres and media. Submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable entry fee of $15. Submissions Due by 5pm EST on January 29, 2010. Download the prospectus here. View more information at

Jan 29 Submissions Due by 5pm EST
Feb 1 Notifications Emailed
Feb 10 Accepted Work Due to Gallery
Feb 12 Opening Reception
Feb 24 Exhibition Closes
Feb 26 Return of Work Begins (Pick-up/Ship)

Desotorow Gallery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located at 2427 De Soto Avenue in Savannah, GA. Please contact us at or 912-335-8204 with any questions.

Internship at the Smithsonian

Stephanie Christensen (Ogeneski)
Digital Imaging Manager
National Anthropological Archives
NMNH, Smithsonian Institution
301.238.1313 (phone)
301.238.2883 (fax)

Project Description: Digitization of Endangered Languages Manuscripts in the
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

The National Anthropological Archives is offering a paid internship in its
Digital Imaging Program during the summer of 2010. The NAA operates one of
the Smithsonian's most successful imaging programs, having produced more
than 100,000 high-resolution images of photographs and artwork from its

The National Anthropological Archives is the nation's principal repository
of original documentation for spoken, endangered and extinct Native American
languages. The NAA traces its origin to an 1879 Act of Congress creating an
official repository for documents concerning American Indians that were
collected by the Great Western Surveys of the United States. Approximately
250 American Indian languages are represented in the collection. For many of
these languages, scholarly linguistic documentation exists nowhere else.
Many of the materials in this collection are threatened by the deterioration
of the paper substrate and by damage from repeated handling. The
preservation of at-risk items and digitization for online access will
broaden access to endangered language materials with unparalleled research
value and cultural relevance.

Under the supervision our the Digital Imaging Manager, the intern will gain
hands-on experience in the technical aspects of digital image creation
(flatbed scanning and overhead digital camera capture) while learning about
imaging standards, image data and its preservation and storage, technical
and embedded metadata, digital asset management, and project management.
Specific tasks include scanning with flatbed and /or digital camera capture;
copying files to an external server for backup; maintaining records of
imaging projects in the archives' databases; and creating multi-page pdfs.
The imaging intern will also assist in making digital images accessible
through SIRIS (the Smithsonian's online catalog) and the world wide web.

Qualifications: Graduates, undergraduates, or recent graduates in archives
imaging programs who are interested in digital technologies as applied to
archival care and management of historical collections.

Stipend: Yes
Deadline: March 1

The internship is located at the National Anthropological Archives,
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center (MSC), 4210 Silver Hill Road,
Suitland, MD 20746. Please submit a cover letter describing your
qualifications and interest, a resume, and three references to Stephanie
Christensen at:

Emerging Visions 2010

Emerging Visions 2010
Call For Entries: January 1 - April 3, 2010

Show Dates: May 14 – June 18, 2010

Open only to students currently enrolled full-time in a college-level curriculum, Emerging Visions is sponsored by the Atlanta Photography Group and jurored by Liz Spungen, Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia. The show seeks to identify student photographers who have the potential to develop into cutting-edge, leading photographers of tomorrow. There are no restrictions on theme or subject matter. Chosen work will be on view in a month-long exhibition in APG’s stunning and acclaimed gallery space in Atlanta. Entry fee required.

For more information and online registration go to:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Call for Entry | Fishladder

Fishladder is currently looking for submissions in artwork and photography. We have extended the deadline for these categories through Tuesday, January 26th at 5 pm. This opportunity is open to current Grand Valley students and those who graduated in Fall of 2009.

Please include in the body of the e-mail:
-your name
-your G-number
-title(s) of your work(s)
-medium/media (for art submissions)
-an e-mail address you check often
-your phone number

File Specifications:
-TIFF format
-300 dpi resolution
-CMYK for color submissions

Artwork may be sent to:
Photos may be sent to:

There is an opportunity to exhibit your work on the Lake Ontario Hall Red Wall if your piece is chosen for the print publication. The exhibition will run from March through June of this year.

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted! Please spread the word to other art and photo students who are interested in publishing and exhibiting their work.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Call for Entry | 24th West Michigan Regional Competition


24th West Michigan Regional Competition

February 18 - April 10, 2010

Public Reception: Sunday, March 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Juror¹s Statement and Awards presented at 3:00 p.m.

The 24th Annual West Michigan Regional (art) Competition at the Lowell Area
Arts Council runs from February 18 - April 10, 2010 with an opening
reception on Sunday, March 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Gallery hours for the
Lowell Area Arts Council are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and
Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The Lowell Area Arts Council is located at
149 S. Hudson, Lowell, Michigan, 49331.

This year¹s West Michigan Regional Competition juror is Armin Mersmann.
Mersmann is mainly known for his intense naturalistic graphite drawings
however he also works in oils, which often have an element of wood
construction. Mersmann lives in Midland, Michigan. ³My interests have
become exceedingly experimental with more attention placed on the surfaces
of the work itself. Discovering and rediscovering my chosen medium is the
everlasting stimulus that keeps me interested and excited. Accidental
process and meticulous planning co- mingle in all my work. Texture, either
real or illusionary, and that one ever- elusive brush stroke, the one that
says it all; this keeps me searching and exploring.² Mersmann¹s works have
been shown in more than 150 exhibitions regionally, nationally and
internationally. Learn more by visiting

Entry forms for the 24th West Michigan Regional Competition are available.
Participation is open to Lower West Michigan artists 18 yrs. and older.
Eligible counties include Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent,
Montcalm, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Berrien, Cass, and
Saint Joseph. Drop- off dates are February 12 & 13 and each artist may submit
up to two entries. There is a non- refundable total entry fee of $30 for
Lowell Area Arts Council members and students, and $35 for non- members.
Five prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best of Show -
$500; 1st Place - $400; 2nd Place - $300; 3rd Place - $200; and 4th Place -
$100. In addition the juror will select artworks for special recognition

For more information on this exhibition and to receive a CALL FOR ENTRY FORM
contact the Lowell Area Arts Council: (616) 897- 8545 / e- mail: or download an application at <>

Scholarship Opportunities

There are several School of Communications Scholarships available for our students. The link to the School of Communications website is:

This email is to ask your assistance in sharing the information with our students and to alert you to the ones that have specific deadlines this semester.

I have attached the School of Communications scholarship application in this email. The Deadline is February 1st by 5:00 pm.

Additional Scholarships are:

The Calder Scholarship:

The deadline is in March, however this scholarship requires faculty nominations for students completing their third year and preparation on the students' part. Please review the criteria for this soon.

The William J & Margaret G. Branstrom Fund Award for partial tuition for Film/Video and Photography students. This is selection by the faculty.

The Dr. Margaret Proctor School of Communications Scholarship:

"This is intended for benefit School of Communications students who write in a vivid, direct and unique voice. It is designed especially with fiction-writing in mind, which includes writing for film and theater."

Deadline is March 1st. Forms will be available in the SoC office shortly.

Wedding /Engagement Photographer

A GVSU Alum is in search of a wedding/engagement photographer and has come to us for advise. If you have what it takes to do a good job please contact Eric about the job:

He will be able to provide details about this opportunity.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New PDN Fine Art Contest: The Curator

Deadline: March 8th
The Search for Outstanding and Undiscovered Fine Art Photography

One artist in each category will be awarded participation in an exclusive gallery show held in New York, New York during the summer of 2010. In addition, the selected artists will be featured in a print gallery in PDN's June issue - which has an additional print distribution to photography industry creatives - and their images will also be reproduced in a PDN Web gallery. The winner of each category will receive a Moab Chinle Portfolio.

Installation/Still life
Abstract/Mixed Media
Nature/Street Photography
Photo Essay/Reportage
Student Work

For more information and to enter, click HERE

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Grand Rapids Art Museum | Selections from the Museum Photography Collection

Grand Rapids Art Museum | Selections from the Museum Photography Collection

January 15, 2010 - February, 2011

Including over forty photographs from the Museum Collection, this exhibition will explore the historical scope and artistic range of photography by master photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Steichen, Walker Evans, Yousef Karsh and Gordon Parks. Documentary photographs, landscapes, cityscapes, portraiture, and social commentary are genres represented.

Edward Curtis: Selections from The North American Indian Portfolio

Edward Curtis: Selections from The North American Indian Portfolio

November 5, 2009 – January 10 & January 14 – April 4, 2010

Muskegon Museum of Art Cooper Gallery

Part 1: November 5, 2009 – January 10, 2010

Part 2: January 14 – April 4, 2010

In 1907, photographer Edward Curtis began work on a series of books and portfolios titled The North American Indian. The intent of the project was to document, both in writing and photography, the lives and cultures of the tribes living in the United States. The final project was comprised of 20 leather-bound volumes, each with an accompanying photographic portfolio, for a total of 2,228 illustrations. Edward Curtis began his career as a fine art photographer, and that sensibility guides all of the photographs in the books and portfolios. For anthropologists of his day, Curtis’s artistic technique was inferior to the documentary approach they advocated. The portraits are all carefully staged and lighted to create romanticized, timeless images of his sitters. Other images maintain this staging, and any artifacts from the advance of European civilization were carefully edited out, either in the initial photograph or in the later printing. Curtis’s intention to capture the spirit and nobility of a “vanishing race” clearly influences the content of the images, yet his are some of the best visual documents of the native cultures in the United States from that time.

The North American Indian was available by subscription, but due to the price, only about 220 were ever produced. The Hackley Public Library opened a subscription in 1908 and succeeded in purchasing an entire set of the North American Indian by 1930. Complete sets are extremely rare today. This one—no. 70—was transferred to the MMA in 1976. Highlights from this extensive collection will be displayed in two exhibition installments throughout the winter.

Edward Curtis: Selections from The North American Indian Portfolio is underwritten by the Patrick J. O’Leary Foundation and Blue Lake Public Radio.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Call for Entry | Blind Proxy

Desotorow Gallery announces a call to artists for “Blind Proxy,” an experimental, collective project that explores the idea of how placing one work of art next to another can create an unanticipated dialog. The exhibition “Blind Proxy” will be on display Jan. 29-Feb. 10, 2010.

The call for entries to “Blind Proxy” is open to national and international artists of all levels, and works of all genres and media. Works should be exactly 10 inches by 10 inches, and unframed. To be entered, an entry form and $10 entry fee should be submitted to Desotorow Gallery by 5pm, Jan. 22. You supply the piece and Desotorow will construct the puzzle, combining all the individual works into one large installation.

Further information about submitting work for the exhibition “Blind Proxy,” including a complete list of dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at

Any questions about Desotorow Gallery and this exhibition can be addressed by calling 912.355.8204 or emailing

Internship NYC and Europe

Fashion photographer based in NYC and Europe is looking for an intern

Your duties may include:
Archive photos
Scan, manage and organize files
Maintain photographic equipment
Basics of digital teching
Pickup, drop off and deliver to client completed jobs
Small graphics work (photoshop, InDesign)
Office work

You should meet the requirements:
Be eager to learn, take direction well, be attentive and punctual.
Have passion for photography.
Be open, outgoing, ready to work hard.
Have a basic knowledge of the professional photography.
Have good knowledge of Mac computers and basics of Adobe software.

Job location is Union Square.

We expect a workload of 20h a week. This position is open immediately.

Initially your compensation will be a school credit.

Please submit cover letter and resume via email in a pdf format to

Surface Magazine Call for Entries

Architectural Interiors
For info, go to: