Call for Entry | Wanderlust

Due: March 19, 2016
Wanderlust | 23 Sandy Gallery

23 Sandy Gallery invites artists to participate in Wanderlust, a juried exhibition of book art about travel and place.

THEMEWanderlust is a word that can mean many things, but first and foremost it conjures travel, exploration and place. Wanderlust, a German word, made from “wandern,” which means walking, as in to take a walk, and “Lust,” desire. It can also mean a strong desire to travel or discover new places. Feel free to expand your definition of Wanderlust—explore, travel, inhabit—even if only between the pages.

MEDIA –This exhibit is open to handmade book and paper arts related works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged.

JUROR –This exhibition will be juried by Laura Russell, owner and director of 23 Sandy Gallery.

AWARDS – Three artists will receive Best of Show Awards. Winners are selected upon installation of the show. In addition, we will also award a Library Purchase Prize, as voted on by our library customers. This work will be purchased by the gallery and donated to one of the voting libraries.

March 19, 2016 at Midnight (PST)- Deadline for Submissions
APRIL 15, 2106 – Announcement of Jury Results Sent Via Email
MAY 20, 2016 – Artwork Due at Gallery
MAY 27, 2016 – Exhibition Opens at 23 Sandy Gallery
MAY 28, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. – Artists Reception at 23 Sandy Gallery
JULY 30, 2016 – Exhibition Closes at 23 Sandy

ONLINE AND PRINT CATALOGS 23 Sandy Gallery will publish a complete online catalog plus a full-color print catalog illustrating this exhibition. Entering this exhibition constitutes agreement that images may be used for publicity purposes.

DISPLAY OF BOOKS Here at 23 Sandy Gallery we feel very strongly that artist books need to be handled to be fully appreciated. Handi-Wipes are provided for gallery customers along with a friendly word about proper book handling. However, if your book is delicate and you would prefer it not be handled, please let us know and we will be happy to put a “do not touch” sign on it or display it behind glass. If your book is an edition you are welcome to send a display copy.

SIZE LIMITATIONS – All works are limited to 24 inches in any direction when displayed. One exception to this rule is long accordion books, which may extend out longer. Accordions allow us to shorten up the display width without losing the impact of the book.

FRAMING – Wall-hung work can either be hung framed or unframed attached with magnets and must include proper hanging hardware. If you are shipping framed work we recommend you ship the work with acrylic instead of glass.

ENTRIES – A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist. Work must be no more that five years old. Entries must be received online no later than the date listed above. All artists submitting to this exhibition will be notified via email. The gallery reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry. All submissions will be made online.

FEES – A $25 non-refundable entry fee covers up to three works and is payable upon submission. Just to clarify, the entry fee covers one, two or all three works, it is not a per work fee. When entering online you will pay via Paypal or any major credit card. You do not need a Paypal account to pay via credit card.

SALES – All work submitted must be for sale. We are a commercial gallery, and we firmly desire to support artists with more than just a line on their résumé. The artist receives 60% of the sale price. Sales sometimes happen after the exhibition. If a request to purchase artwork comes directly to the gallery after the artwork is returned to the artist, the gallery works with the artist and client to facilitate the sale. The terms of the consignment agreement herein are extended to govern such a situation.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR WORK – You may submit up to four photographs for each piece you are entering in this show. Remember, your photographs will be used not only for curating the show. They will also be used in a high-quality, printed catalog, so make sure they are high quality photographs. Most of our customers are university and museum libraries. Put your best photo forward as you never know who might notice your artwork. The 23 Sandy Blog features several articles about photographing your work. You can read them here.

PREPARING YOUR IMAGES FOR ENTRY – You may upload up to four views each of your three works submitted. Some key points to remember:

  • Name your files as yourlastname-1-a.jpg, yourlastname-1-b.jpg, yourlastname-1-c.jpg, yourlastname-2-a.jpg, etc. Your last name is followed by a HYPHEN and then the artwork number, which corresponds with the entry number on the online entry form. Another HYPHEN and then the a, b, or c letter are the additional views of that work. Like this:yourlastname-1-a.jpg
  • All JPGs must be 300 ppi, sized to 7 inches (or 2100 pixels) wide or tall in the longest direction. Images should be print quality RGB files.
  • Composite images are not acceptable. One view per image submitted only.
  • Black backgrounds on your photographs are not acceptable. Please shoot your photos on a neutral gray or white background. This allows us to present a cohesive printed catalog. (Black backgrounds are also bad because books lose shadow, dimension and scale on black backgrounds. Same happens when shooting white pages against a white background. We recommend gray for best results.)
  • Photos shot with a cell phone do not have enough resolution or quality for hi-resolution printing, which is important for our print catalogs. Please shoot with a real digital camera that has at least 8 megapixels.

SHIPPING – All artwork accepted into this show will ship to 23 Sandy Gallery. All shipping and shipping insurance costs to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist and complete instructions will be provided upon acceptance into the show.

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS – Artists residing outside of the United States are welcome to enter this exhibition. The exhibition entry fee of $25 must be paid in US funds.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE – The Gallery is insured and shall be responsible for the safekeeping of all consigned artwork while in the Gallery’s possession. The Gallery shall be strictly liable to the artist for loss or damage (except for loss due to earthquake, flood or damage resulting from flaws inherent in the artwork), to the full value artist would have received from the Gallery if the artwork had been sold.

ONLINE ENTRY FORMClick here to access our online entry form for Wanderlust.

Phone: 503-927-4409



Call for Entry | Photo Noir

PhotoPlace Gallery

Due: January 18, 2016
Photo Noir | PhotoPlace Gallery

Juror: Aline Smithson

Deadline for submissions: January 18, 2016
Exhibition prints deadline: February 20, 2016
Gallery exhibition: March 3, 2016 through March 25, 2016

While its birth was in cinema, film noir is a style that lends itself wonderfully to still photography. This call for entries is for any still photograph in the noir style, black and white or color, and any capture method or process. 

Film noir is distinguished by a unique aesthetic of low-key, contrasty light, strong shadows, unexpected camera angles, bleak pessimism, and a lurking sense of danger.

As Roger Ebert describes the style: “Locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places, of apartment buildings with a high turnover rate, of taxi drivers and bartenders who have seen it all.”

The film noir aesthetic that was nurtured in German expressionism in the early 1900s, and reached its apex in American film making in the 20 years from the late 1930s through the 50s. Classic examples in American film noir include The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, Double Indemnity,Strangers on a Train, The Postman Always Rings Twice, They Drive by Night, and hundreds of other “A” and “B” films of the era.

We are very pleased that Aline Smithson has agreed to jury “Photo Noir”. She will select 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and another 40 images for exhibition in our online gallery. All 75 will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog.

Submit up to five photographs for $30, $7 for each additional.


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About the Juror:

Aline Smithson founded and writes the blogzine, Lenscratch, that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers opportunity for exhibition. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine,  a contributing writer forDiffusion, Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines.

Aline has curated and juried exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines. She was an overall juror in 2012 for Review Santa Fe, a juror for Critical Mass from 2009-2015, a juror and curator for Flash Forward, and is a reviewer at many photo festivals across the United States.

Call for Entry | This is it

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Due: January 16, 2016

“This is it”

We want you to send in a selection of 5 images that you’ve made and gotten that electric rush of excitement and felt like “this is it, this is why I love photography.”
The images should range over time from when you first started–your first success to your most recent one.
This is not about how many “likes” your image has gotten on social media, this is about you and your love of photography. Dig deep, get personal, be honest.

Send 5 images (jpegs) as attachments to with the subject line “this is it.”
300dpi, sized at 1500px on the longest side.

Submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered.

For the full prospectus visit:

Call for Entry | Thin Line

The 2016 Call for Entries began on September 1st. The Call for Entries will end on the below dates.

Early Bird Deadline is September 30, 2015

Regular Deadline is November 30, 2015

Late Deadline is December 22, 2015

As long as you complete the online submission process and pay by the deadline, your submission will count. You then must ensure physical delivery of your submission (if applicable) ASAP. We MUST receive all submission materials by the end of business on December 30, 2015. Otherwise, your submission will not be considered.


Submission fees are in US Dollars and are non-refundable. Thin Line reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without a refund or credit, if eligibility requirements are not met or if eligibility status changes. Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. One submission is defined as one film, one band or musician, and one photo. Submission fees may be paid by credit card only (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).

NOTE: Students get 50% off Film, Photo and Music submission fees. Your submission must be flagged as ‘student’ when asked and you must e-mail a photo/copy of your student ID to


Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

Student works are accepted.

The exhibition is open to all photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. All genres accepted. You will have the chance to specify a category during submission. However, Thin Line reserves the right to place your images in any category.

Essentially, festival preference is for minimal editing; and any editing should “maintain the integrity of the photographic images’ content and context.” Cropping is allowed in all categories. Absolutely NO editing (other than cropping) is allowed in the Light Painting sub-category. If you have any questions related to this point, please feel free to e-mail us

Copyright: By entering, you retain copyright and remain the owner of your images. You agree that the images you submit may be used in printed publications, on Thin Line’s websites, in a slideshow and screensaver, may be uploaded on Thin Line’s social media channels, or in any other media, and may be copied and displayed in any country provided that you are afforded appropriate attribution as the photographer.

  • All entrants will be notified by e-mail or phone of their submission status no later than January 20th, 2016.
  • Multiple entries are allowed. If submitting multiple works across different festivals; you will be required to submit two transactions, one for each festival.
  • Make sure to tell us any special information about you or your submission. Some key points could be that you are a Texas-based artist. Or does your work have anything to do with the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, or Denton County?
  • Submission materials will not be returned, nor will they ever be used for any purpose other than what is stated in these rules.

Photographs submitted during the process should be no more than 1000px on its longest side @ 72dpi and in the JPG format. Name your photo submissions using the following naming convention: last-first-photo_title-desiredcategory-TL2016.jpg

  • Where “last” is your Last name.
  • Where “first” is your First name.
  • Where “photo title” is a brief description of the photograph
  • Where “desiredcategory” is the category you think your submission falls under.
  • Please make sure to include TL2016 at the end of your file name.

Entrants are encouraged to submit a series of photographs (up to 5 in a series).
Thin Line cannot be responsible for lost, damaged, late or misdirected entries, or for faulty uploading connections or technical malfunctions.

If You Are Selected

  • You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film, photo, or music at Thin Line 2016; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film, photo, or music at Thin Line 2016; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless Thin Line Fest, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film, photo, or music at Thin Line 2016.
  • You authorize Thin Line Fest to exhibit your selected work during the 2016 festival.
  • You authorize Thin Line Fest to use your selected work for festival promotion purposes.

If your photo is selected for print, the Photo Program Committee will determine print-size and format for display at the various photography exhibitions. You must provide a high-resolution, print-ready format of the selected photo(s).  If your photo is selected for a digital gallery, you must provide a lossless 1920×1080 file of your photo(s).

If selected, you may opt in or out of the Photo Sale program. For Sales, all interested parties will be asked to contact at which point we will work with the artists to determine print requirements and pricing. Net proceeds will be split 50/50 with the artist.

Invited Works/Artists

  • Thin Line, at its sole discretion, may invite select films/musicians/photographers to participate in the festival.
  • All invited works are ineligible for competitive awards.


  • Unless otherwise agreed by the Festival in writing, awards will be fulfilled approximately 10-14 weeks after the closing date of the festival.
  • Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any).
  • 2016 Awards listed in the below Festival sections are subject to change.

Best of Category Awards – $250 in Cash and prizes- One for each category. One photo will be chosen from each of the four themes. This award is given to the photograph that most well represents each category. The 2016 categories are:

  • Natural Beauty
  • It’s About People
  • What Moves Us
  • There’s a Thin Line
  • Zef

Instant Film Award $250 in Cash and prizes. One photo will be chosen from the Instant Film event that will occur during the Thin Line 2016 Festival.

A Thin Line of Light – This award is given to the most outstanding Light Painting. Absolutely no editing is allowed. Images will be judged on originality, technical mastery, difficulty, and visual aesthetics. One photographer will receive $250 in cash and prizes.

Photo entries will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. The story behind the photo may influence the judges’ decisions. Decisions made by the judges are final.

Photo Sales: All interested parties will be asked to contact at which point we will work with the artists to determine print requirements and pricing. Net proceeds will be split 50/50 with the artist.

Call for Entry | Greater Denton Arts Council Arts Open Call

Due: December 31, 2105

CALL FOR NORTH TEXAS ARTISTS! The Greater Denton Arts Council presents Arts Open Call, an exciting new exhibition event that benefits local artists and community arts programming in North Texas. Arts Open Call will host an interactive installation of approximately 200 works which will be displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city’s former power plant, now the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Works will also become part of our online marketplace to promote the sale of each piece.

Additionally, the exhibition will provide the back drop for concerts, performances, and events at the Arts Center March 4 – April 17, 2016 including the 35Denton music festival. Thousands of visitors and online buyers will gain exposure to this singular exhibition and the opportunity to purchase high quality local artwork from North Texas artists.
Any type of two-dimensional media is eligible including paintings, drawings, prints, and photography. Artists must reside in the DFW/North Texas region. The exhibition will be on display March 4 – April 17, 2016 at the Patterson Appleton Arts Center in downtown Denton, Texas. Entry deadline is December 31, 2015 with a $30 non-refundable entry fee for up to three entries. An online submission form is available at

For more information and full prospectus visit

Call for Entries | The Center for Fine Art Photography

Image Credits | Top: Richard Bram and  Matt Henry

THEME | Simply 2016

Capturing the everyday in an extraordinary way. All subject matter accepted. All capture types and photographic processes are welcome.JUROR |  David J. Carol
Carol works as the Director of Photography at Outfront Media as well as being the Editor-in-Chief at Peanut Press Books a new imprint that publishes high quality photography books. He loves giving photographers a platform to share and discuss their work with the photographic community. He is able to do this as a contributing writer and contest judge for Rangefinder Magazine and PDN as well as doing portfolio reviews at Palm Springs Photo Festival, ASMP Fine Art, APA, Filter Photo Festival and Savannah College of Art and Design. He also serves on the Board of Advisers for the Center for Alternative Photography: Penumbra Foundation.

HONORS | AWARDSJuror’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 Simply Call For Entries, click here

The Center for Fine Art Photography

Image Credits | Michael Donnor and Jackie Heitchue
Deadline Extended

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.

HONORS | AWARDSSolo 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

Call for Entry | pdnedu Student Photo Contest ’16

The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is open for entries
with a special discounted entry fee through November 9.

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Hey, students and educators!

The PDNedu team has re-launched the Student Photo Contest call-for-entries site for the 2016 edition, and we’re excited to publish new work from students around the world. We are offering a very affordable early-bird entry fee through November 9 at $15 per entry (up to six images). The regular deadline period extends through December 15 at $18 per entry.

The contest is aimed to help you get your foot in the door while you’re still in school, giving exposure to your photography through a print gallery in the Spring 2016 issue of PDNedu (sent to 50,000 readers) and an online gallery, promoted to PDN‘s network of 200,000 followers.

There are some pretty cool prizes, too. Grand-prize winners, one per category, will each receive a Nikon DSLR camera, $150 to B&H Photo and Video and a portfolio consultation. Categories include Fashion & Portraiture, Documentary, Still Life, Travel & Landscape, Fine Art & Personal Work, Multimedia & Video, and High School (any subject).

Undergrad, graduate, high school and certificate program students are all welcome to enter. Educators are also eligible to receive a discount on bulk entries. Feel free to contact me directly at for general questions, while technical support questions can be directed to

You can see the current list of judges and the complete prize packages at There, you’ll also findrules, FAQ, last year’s winners’ gallery and more.

Call for Entry | Photographer’s Forum

Photographer's Forum Magazine

Due: November 2, 2015


$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.

    • November Deadline entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered by this Monday, November 2, 2015.
    • Final Deadline entry fee increases to $6.95 per photo entered by December 4, 2015.
    • Rights remain with photographer.
    • Subject matter is open.


Call for Entry | Rising Eyes of Texas 2016

Due: December 15, 2015
Rising Eyes of Texas is now seeking undergraduate and graduate students to submit their best work!
Prize Juror: Anna Stothart, Brown Foundation Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art
Last year we exhibited over 30 artists from 19 Texas Colleges and Universities, and awarded over $1000 in cash prizes.
Please share with fellow students!

Call for Entry | Rayko Photo Center

Paccarik Orue, 2015 artist-in-residence
The deadline to apply for the 2016 Artist-in-Residence program at RayKo Photo Center is approaching. Selected artists will receive unlimited access to RayKo’s facilities for a six-month time period as well as free workshops. Residents will receive significant discounts on other services at RayKo plus generous staff support. Applications are open to all artists working in photography. There is a non-refundable fee of $30 to apply. Finalists will be notified by December 1, 2015 and interviews will be scheduled during the first weeks of December 2015.

Deadline to enter is November 15, 2015

Click here for more information and to apply!

Gordon Stettinius, Featured Artist for the 2016 Plastic Camera Show
RayKo’s 9th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show

It’s that time of year again! Go get some 120 film and dust off your Diana! RayKo’s plastic camera competition is open to artists working with plastic cameras with plastic lenses. The more obsolete, flawed, and lo-tech, the better. Images should be taken with cameras with limited controls, such as, but not limited to Diana, Holga, Lubitel, Lomo, Banner, and Ansco cameras. Beautiful prints from less-than-gorgeous cameras – that’s what we’re looking for!  This is RayKo’s largest exhibition of the year with artists from all over the globe submitting work! We’re excited to see this year’s entries! Long live film!

Deadline to enter is January 11th, 2016

Click here to enter!

Amy Vitale
The Mind’s Eye

To take photographs means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second – both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis”.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Deadline to enter is January 31, 2016

Click here for more information and to enter!