A Portfolio Competition I, July-September 2010

The Texas Photographic Society is pleased to announce its first Photographic Portfolio Competition. Enter now for a chance to have
your work selected for a solo exhibition online. Each month, TPS will feature two portfolios, one by an emerging photographer and one by a mid-career photographer. This competition is open to TPS members only.

For this first competition, you will be competing for one of six solo exhibitions that will be online in July, August or September 2010. After your month-long featured exhibition, your gallery will be archived and available for viewing for the period of 11 months. In addition, the six featured photographers will be published in a book that will be available for purchase through Blurb.com. Each portfolio should include no more than 20 images.

TPS defines an "Emerging Photographer" as a person who has not been featured in a solo gallery exhibition. We define a "Mid-Career Photographer" as a person who may have had a solo gallery exhibition, and is not represented by a commercial gallery. This competition will be offered four times each year.

To pay for entering the Portfolio Competition.

About the Juror

Online galleries are a terrific way for visual artists to exhibit work and reach a worldwide audience. I am pleased to be asked to jury the first three months of a new series on online exhibitions for TPS members. With my background in the visual arts, I have developed broad-based tastes in photography. I'm looking for fresh, innovative approaches to either traditional or experimental photography.

Jean Caslin
Caslin Gregory & Associates
Houston, Texas


Jean Caslin is a founding partner of Caslin Gregory & Associates, Consultants for Arts & Culture. CG&A provides coaching for regional, national and international visual artists, as well as exhibition, fundraising, editorial and marketing services for artists and organizations. Beginning in 2005, CG&A has guest curated exhibitions that have been on view at Houston Community College Central Art Gallery, the C.G. Jung Center, North Harris College Art Gallery, and other venues.
Caslin holds a BA in English and Art History from Boston University and an MA in Art History from Stanford University. During 26 years in non-profit arts management, she served as administrator, curator, educator, and fundraiser while fostering the careers of emerging and mid-career artists. From 1979 to 1988, she was assistant director of Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. Caslin was executive director and curator of Houston Center for Photography from 1988 to 2005. Since 1981, she has taught courses in the history of photography at six colleges in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Texas. Caslin has reviewed portfolios for Houston FotoFest International, Photolucida, Center, and Society for Photographic Education, and juried countless regional and national art
competitions.


Calendar of Events 2010

June 7
Entries due in San Antonio.

June 28
Notification to accepted entrants sent by mail and posted on the TPS website, www.texasphoto.org.

July 1, August 1, September 1
Exhibit opens on the Members’ Online Gallery.

 

Rules and Guidelines:

All entrants must be current members of TPS. The entry fee is $15 to enter up to 20 images either of the best or of a series. You mjay enter more than one series or portfolio at $15 per portfolio/series.

To send entries via email:
1. In the body of the email, number each image so that it matches the numbering system according to the files directions below. For each image, provide the title and year in a list format. You may also include a Visa or Mastercard number along with the expiration date, and 3 digit security code for payment option. We also require contact info, your name, address, city, state, zip code and telephone numbers.

2. Files should be 1000 pixels in the longest dimension saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi and saved in the sRGB color space.

3. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your name. ie 1SamJones, 2SamJones. Also, from a networking standpoint, do not use spaces in the title of the JPEG (use underscores if needed) and limit to only alpha-numeric characters (do not use :.:’”/?}{()[ ]+-=*&^ %$#@!.).

4. Attach a Word Doc, a PDF, or include in the body of the email, a summary of the portfolio, an artist bio and/or statement. This will help the juror make her selections and will be included with the exhibit online if your portfolio is chosen.

5. If you chose, you may send the credit card information from our secure website:

6. Email files to Shows@texasphoto.org.

To send digital files on a CD:
1. Files should be 1000 pixels in the longest dimension saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi and saved in the sRGB color space.

2. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your name. ie 1AmyJones, 2AmyJones.

3. Attach a Word Doc, a PDF or typed sheet, with a list of the series, title, and a summary of the portfolio including process, an artist bio and statement. This will help the juror make her selection, keep your entries in order, and will be included with the exhibit online if your portfolio is chosen. Make certain that numbers and titles on forms match those on the CD.

3. Mail payment, CD, and one SASE for return of CD to the address below. This is due by June 7, 2010.

Send to:
Texas Photographic Society
6338 N. New Braunfels # 174
San Antonio TX 78209

Note: For this competition, we are only accepting digital files for jurying.

Reproduction
TPS retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain Copyrights to their individual works.

Eligibility
The exhibition is open to amateur and professional artists internationally. You may join TPS and enter the competition.

Questions? Email Amber at amber@texasphoto.org

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