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TPS Exhibtions > The International Competition

TPS 23: The International Competition
An exhibition juried by Susan kae Grant that will open at the A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX.

TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
TPS 23: The International Competition

Call for Entries

Calendar of Events
02-07-14 Emailed entries due
02-26-14 Notification emailed to accepted entrants and posted at texasphoto.org
03-31-14 Framed prints received at A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
04-04-14 Show opens at A Smith Gallery
04-26-14 Artists' Reception from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at A Smith Gallery
04-27-14 Show closes at A Smith Gallery. Exhibition will be available to tour Texas for one year.

If Your Work is Accepted
1. Send one exhibition print for each photograph that is accepted.

2. Prints must be mounted and overmatted using 16"x20" white mat board with at least 2" of matte visible on all sides of the print. Maximum print size is 12"x16". Smaller prints, 3"x5" for example, are acceptable if they are mounted and overmatted to the 16"x20" size. To ensure consistency in presentation, please frame your work using simple black metal frames with plexiglass ONLY. Also, please use hanging wire on the back of your print. TPS reserves the right to exclude works from the exhibition that are not matted and framed according to specifications.

3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you when the exhibition concludes. Prints WITHOUT postage will NOT be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received.

4. No packing "peanuts," and please be considerate of our limited storage space when choosing your packaging.

5. Prints must arrive at A Smith Gallery no later than March 31, 2014.

If you have questions after reading all the guidelines, please contact Amy Holmes George at amy@texasphoto.org.

Send your print(s) to:

Shipping via United States Postal Service (USPS):
Texas Photographic Society
A Smith Gallery
PO Box 175
Johnson City, TX 78636

Shipping via UPS or FedEx:
Texas Photographic Society
A Smith Gallery
105 N. Nugent Avenue
Johnson City, TX 78636

AcceptedEntries:

Name City
St
No. Images
Image
Number
Title
Award
 
Geoffrey Agrons Kensington
CA
1
3
Null Hypothesis
 
Linda Alterwitz-Mizrahi Las Vegas
NV
1
1
Untitled #16 from the project WHILE I AM STILL
Honorable Mention
 
Marti Belcher Vienna
VA
1
7
Tattooed Women Series #1
 
Diana Bloomfield Raleigh
NC
3
1
Girl with Pomegranate
 
     
3
Girl in Mirror
Third Place
 
     
4
Waxwings
 
Mark Collins Dallas
TX
2
2
Chinese Tallow
 
     
3
Little Trailer Dreams
 
Charles Corda Coconut Grove
FL
2
4
Art Fair Series Untitled #4
 
     
6
Art Fair Series Untitled #6    
Larry Dennis Georgetown
TX
1
1
A Lifetime of Magic
 
Doug Earle San Antonio
TX
1
5
Memory
 
Linda Fitch San Carlos
CA
1
4
High Tide, Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy
 
Isabel Foley Columbus
OH
2
2
The Chart of the Winds
 
     
3
Nebulae    
Peter B. Graff Wichita Falls
TX
1
5
View of West 57th St. from Central Park
Honorable Mention
 
Paul Greenberg Dallas
TX
2
2
White Dog
 
     
5
Rembrandt    
Tonee Harbert Portland
ME
1
4
Untitled (buoy)
 
John Holmgren Ellensburg
WA
2
2
District of the Penguins #2
 
     
4
District of the Penguins #4    
Susan Jacobs Brooklyn
NY
2
1
In the Winter Garden, 1
 
     
3
In the Winter Garden, 2    
Susan Keiser Ossining
NY
2
3
Untitled from the series, In Memory's Dream
 
     
6
Untitled from the series, In Memory's Dream    
David J. Kerr Houston
TX
1
1
Searching
 
John Lockhart Austin
TX
2
1
Summer Under Lamar Street #1
Honorable Mention
 
   
TX
1
2
Summer Under Lamar Street #2
 
Barry McNew Greenville TX
1
7
Shipwreck    
Dinah McNew Greenville
TX
1
5
Su Habitacion, Havana Cuba
 
Cheryl Medow Santa Monica
CA
2
5
Roseate Spoonbillls
First Place
 
     
6
Reddish Egret    
Dale Niles Fayetteville
GA
1
2
Art Reflects
Honorable Mention
 
Mark Paulda El Paso
TX
2
2
State of Unreality
 
     
5
Lost and Found    
Lori Pond Los Angeles
CA
1
6
Grove 1820
 
Katherine Hershey Robertson Richardson
TX
1
1
Moonflower Child with Moon
 
Hakon Roisland Kolbotn, Norway
2
1
1HakonRoisland
 
     
2
2HakonRoisland    
Patricia Sandler Los Angeles
CA
2
1
Visiting The Dead 12
 
     
5
Visiting The Dead 14    
Carol Serur San Marcos
TX
2
4
Meet Me at the Eiffel Tower
 
     
5
The Bride    
Paul Sisson Arvada
CO
2
4
Mini Storage
 
     
3
Home on the Range
Honorable Mention
 
Dolores Smart Santa Fe
NM
1
3
Generations, Turkey
Second Place
 
Herb Smith Wimberley
TX
1
2
Texas Drought Victim
 
Steven Stokan Austin
TX
2
1
Blacksmith Shop
 
     
2
Quonset Hut
 
Stephen Strom Sonoita
AZ
2
6
Mud Hills, Lower San Rafael Swell, UT II
 
     
7
South Desert, Cathedral Valley, UT
 
Gwen Walstrand Springfield
MO
2
1
Subasio
 
     
5
Path
 
Marydorsey Wanless Topeka
KS
2
3
Seagulls Series #3
 
     
4
Seagulls Series #4
 
Bill Wright Abilene
TX
1
5
Ocotilla at Night, Terlingua, TX
 

Awards
First Place $350
Second Place $250
Third Place $150
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded

About the Juror
Susan kae Grant, Professor and Head of Photography & Book Arts at Texas Woman's University
Susan kae Grant received an MFA in Photography and Book Arts in 1979 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1981, Grant has been teaching at Texas Woman's University, where she is currently Professor and Head of the Photography & Book Arts area. She is also on staff at the International Center of Photography where she teaches bookmaking workshops annually. Grant has lectured on artists' books, conducted bookmaking workshops and exhibited her work throughout the United States, Canada, China, Europe, Australia, British Columbia, Africa and Japan. Her work is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas; Verve Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, NM; Galerie BMG in Woodstock, New York; and Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, LTD in Birmingham, AL.

Juror's Statement
As an artist and educator, I look for images that are evidence of the artist's vision with the power of connecting real world observations with the imagination. I love it when an image shows me something I have never seen before and empowers me to see in an entirely new and profound way.

I enjoy images that hint at a story and appreciate a considered use of technique to construct an emotional and believable space. These images have the power to transport the viewer to a different reality, the reality of the artist's inner experience.

Artists taking risks and incorporating a unique and personal style within the methodology by which they work are of interest to me. I am drawn to images that evoke a sense of surprise and wonder that are both challenging and inspiring while portraying a perfect balance between form and content. I am most in awe when an image momentarily takes my breath away by intriguing more with questions than answers. I love work that has a sense of mystery that challenges and questions the way I question every day of my life.

Submit Entries via Email:
1. Please provide the following in your email message: (1) the print title, process, dimensions, date, and price/NFS for each entered image. Be sure to number each image to correspond with the number of your file name (file naming conventions indicated below); (2) your name, address, city, state, zip code, and telephone numbers (work and home); and (3) your images attached as jpegs.

2. Files should be no greater than 1000 pixels in the longest dimension and saved in JPEG format on the high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be saved at 72ppi, in sRGB color space.

3. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your full name. For example, 1SamJones, 2SamJones. Do NOT use spaces in the file name (use underscores if necessary), and do NOT use special characters such as :'"/?}{()[ ]+-=*&^ %$#@!. (use only alpha-numeric characters).

4. You may make payments via Paypal, credit card (using our secure website) or check (personal check or cashier's check). The address is in the "If Your Work is Accepted" section.

5. Email your images and information to
shows@texasphoto.org.

How to pay the competition fees:
Entry fee is $25 for 5 images, plus $5 for each additional image. Photographers may enter up to 10 images. Please don't forget to include your membership fee, if also joining TPS.
To pay your entry fee using your Visa or Mastercard and our secure server.

 

Sales
TPS encourages the sales of exhibited photographs. TPS requests a donation of 50% of the sale price. Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work and home), and price on the back of each accepted print. If your print is Not-For-Sale, simply note NFS but provide a dollar amount for record-keeping purposes. If you do not indicate a dollar value, the artwork will be listed as NFS.

Liability
TPS will exercise all due care when handling your work, but will not be held responsible for loss, damage, or replacement.

Reproduction
TPS retains the right to display, project, and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers still retain copyright to his/her own individual images.

Eligibility
TPS 23 is open to amateur and professional artists internationally. You do not have to be a TPS member to enter this competition; however, you may join TPS and enter this show at the same time. Works exhibited previously in a TPS show are not eligible, and all work must have been produced in the last five years. Entries must be submitted digitally.

Additional Information
Sales
TPS encourages the sale of exhibited photographs. The commission charged will be 50% of the sales price. Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work and home), and sales amount on the back of each print accepted. If your print is Not-For-Sale (NFS) state so, but list a dollar amount for insurance. If you do not list a dollar amount, the art work will be listed as NFS.

Liability
TPS will exercise all due care in handling prints, but will not be responsible for loss or damage or replacement. Please submit duplicate prints.

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 all internationally who are members of TPS. You may join TPS and enter the show. Entries must not have been exhibited previously in a TPS show and must have been taken within the last five years. Because of gallery limitations, three-dimensional work cannot be accepted.

 

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