Call for Entry | The HAND Magazine

The Hand Magazine

Due: February 29, 2016
Issue #12, April 2016 | The HAND Magazine

TheHandCFE– Please print and post at your school art department, supply shop, or cool hangout! Thanks!


There is NO THEME

The HAND Magazine is printed IN COLOR!! Black and white and monochrome images are also accepted and will be printed accordingly.

Any subject matter is acceptable, but all images must be done in a photographic or printed media only. No more than 5 images per submission, please.

We are also accepting articles that describe a contemporary body of photographic or printmaking work or a recent or current exhibition featuring primarily works in those media. Art criticism is also welcome. You must include 4 images with your article with contact information/ releases from artists whose work you include.

New! If two or more individuals living at the same address all wish to submit but do not want multiple copies of the magazine, they may do so by simply paying the single submission fee and each submitting images UP TO A TOTAL OF 5 IMAGES PER FEE. Please indicate this in the “notes to seller” prompt during the PayPal process and/or make a note of this in the email in which you send the images.

Send all submission materials listed below to:

Submission specifications:

1) All images must be saved as jpg files, 300 dpi, 10 inches (3000 ppi) on the longest side.

2) Articles and submission forms can be attached as doc, docx, rtf, or pdf files:

Please copy the text from the appropriate form and paste it into a Word Document (doc). Complete the entire form and include it as an attachment with your images: 

ImageSubmissionForm (Word Doc)

Video and Film SubmissionForm (Word Doc)

Article With Images Submission Form

Important note: If total message size exceeds 20 MB, please send two separate messages. Thank you. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Your submission WILL NOT be accepted until you complete the submission fee. The cost difference is due to the fact that your submission also includes a copy of the issue you submit to and shipping costs are greater outside of the US.

Please note: Submissions include 1 copy. For articles including work by multiple artists, the copy will go to the person who actually submits the article/ images. Thank you for understanding!


Call for Entry | Issue #76: Portfolio Issue

Due: March 15, 2016
Issue #76: Portfolio Issue 2016 – April / May
F-Stop Magazine


This issue will be a Portfolio Issue. Submit a body of work along with your artist/project statement.

Submit 10-20 photographs along with your artist/project statement (statement must be in the text of the email not as an attachment please) following the guidelines below.
Issue #76 will have an expected publication date of April 1, 2016.

Only one submission per person for an issue.
The featured artist is chosen from the work that is submitted to the issue

* If the current themes do not fit your work check back for future issues.


  • PLEASE be careful not to resubmit images that have already been published in f-stop.
  • PLEASE DO NOT write your information or file names in all CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • PLEASE limit your submission to 12 images, no more (unless that issue’s guidelines ask for more).


  1. jpg files only,
  2. 800 pixels FOR THE LONGEST EDGE – For a horizontal picture = width, for a vertical picture = height
  3. File size under 250kbs Please “save for web” OR aim to make each file under 250kbs. see belowfor detailed instructions.
  4. No borders or watermarks. Please do NOT incude borders or watermarks. Ask if you have questions about what is acceptable.

Instructions for saving your images for web in various software applications – here.


  1. Please name the files with your first name and last name (given name then surname) and a number.Please use the same name that you list in your email as your name.
  2. No spaces, dashes, parenthesis or other non letter/number characters. You can put an underscore between first and last name if you would like.

Example for “Susan Smith”=  SusanSmith1.jpg,  SusanSmith2.jpg etc.


  1. Subject line of your email should indicate which issue you are submitting for – issue # or name
  2. Please send your images in 1 email
  3. Please try to ATTACH the image files not embed them, dont attach them using Google Drive – a zip file is fine. No .rar files please.
  4. Please put all information (below) as text in your email not as attached documents.
  5. Please do not send pdfs or other text files, only your images should be attached.


  1. Name – not in all capital letters please. First (given) name, then Last (surname) name
  2. Location – where you live
  3. Titles for your photographs in a numbered list please write out each title as you would want it to appear and please have the list numbers match your file numbers. (in the text of the email)
  4. Email address in the text of the email (if you don’t want an email listed on the contributors page if included in the issue, say so and leave blank.)
  5. URL for more of your work – preferrably your own portfolio website not flickr or facebook or behance or a blog etc., in the text of the email

Submissions Email:

If you have any questions or have difficulty sending your images please email.

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Call for Entry | Tribe

Due: February 7, 2016
Tribe | LightBox Photographic Gallery
Juror: Blue Mitchell

Show Dates – March 12 – April 5, 2016

In this world with many species of earth’s creatures, the central group that binds us together and allows us to best cope with our existence, is family. Our peers, cousins, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, friends, pets, neighbors and so on. Whatever central group we either identify with or are connected to by blood, however small or large, our Tribe nourishes and protects. Our Tribe is central to our identity. We find comfort with our most intimate, supporting and loving group.

Please share your vision of Tribe with us!

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“Throughout my life there’s been only one consistency: Family. Of course it has changed drastically over the years from the nuclear family; mom, dad, grandparents, uncles aunts, etc. Then divorce, remarriage, and now my family has doubled even quadrupled in size. And then it expanded even more when friends became closer than blood. After high school I was adopted into a military family, these comrades became my family—thick as blood as they say. And now, many years later, I have my own nuclear family—my own kids and it’s the strongest bond yet. As far as people are concerned, my definition of family has morphed over the years but ‘family’ is so much more than just people. Family can be those things that bind; people, places or animals that make us feel whole. Maybe it’s a strong connection to the earth or heavens—the things that help us feel connected.  Whatever you may call it, family, kinfolk, clan or maybe a murder of crows, send us your visual interpretations of Tribe!” ~ Blue Mitchell

Call for Entry | The Mind’s Eye, All About Photo Awards 2016

Due: February 7, 2016
The Mind’s Eye, All About Photo Awards 2016
All About

All About Photo Awards, The Mind’s Eye is open to all individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.

Is there a theme?

No. What your mind sees and decides to photograph is totally up to your intuition.

How many photos can I enter?

Up to 20 images.

What is the cost of participating?

$30 for 3 images.
$5 for each additional image.

What is the schedule?

Competition opens: October 1st, 2015.
Competitions closes: February 7, 2016, 11:59 PM (MT).
Judging process starts: February 1st, 2016.
Judging process ends: February 29, 2016.

Win cash prizes!

Click here for more information.

Call for Entry | Context 2016

Due: February 5, 2016

Context 2016 will run from March 11th through April 22nd, with an artists’ reception on Friday, March 18th.

A Juror’s choice award and honorable mention will be awarded. The Juror’s choice award comes with a $500 cash prize.

The exhibition is juried by Jennifer Murray, Executive Director of Filter Photo.

Open Theme:Juror and curator Jennifer Murray will consider all types of photographic work for this 2nd annual survey exhibition of contemporary photography.  This open theme allows for the widest understanding of the medium and current photographic practices.

Important Dates:

February 5th: Submissions Close
Mid-February: Entrants are notified of juror’s decision
March 6th: Accepted work must arrive at gallery
March 11th: Exhibition opens
March 18th: Artists’ Reception
April 22nd: Exhibition closes

About the Juror:Jennifer Murray is the Executive Director of Filter Photo.  She is a Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator with more than 15 years experience working in the city’s arts community.  Prior to her appointment as Executive Director she served as Director of the Averill and Bernard LevitonA+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, where she organized a broad range of art and design exhibitions over an eleven-year period. Murray is also a founding member of the curatorial collective The Exhibition Project, for which she has helped organize exhibitions including Expanding the Frame, New Landscapes, and an upcoming exhibition at the Freeport Art Museum. She maintains an active photographic practice herself and was recently awarded grants from both the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Murray is currently an Instructor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago, and she has also spent many years teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago.

Call for Entry | CENTER

More categories and jurors for the same price!
JURORS: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jeff L. Rosenheim; The Huffington Post, Chris McGonigal; Photo-eye Gallery & Bookstore, Rixon Reed; QUAD & FORMAT Artistic Director, Louise Clements
>> MORE INFO                                  DEADLINE: 1.22.16
JUROR: Susan Bright, Independent Curator & Writer
Get support for a fine art or documentary project-in-progress. The Grant includes a professional development package for project completion and distribution.
>> MORE INFO                                 DEADLINE: 1.22.16
JURORS: Frank Kalero, Co-Founder Goaphoto festival, India
Alison Nordstrom, Curator; Director, Fotofestiwal, Lodz
Ingo Taubhorn, Curator, House of Photography Hamburg
>> MORE INFO                                 DEADLINE: 3.25.16
Apply to the premier juried portfolio review event and photo festival. Reviewers include museum curators, publishers and editors who scout new talent at the event.

>> MORE INFO                                 DEADLINE: 3.25.16
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Call for Entry | Raw Talent: 500X College Expo

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Due: January 24, 2016
Raw Talent: 500X College Expo | 500X Gallery
Juror: Ariel Saldivar

About Raw Talent: 500X College Expo

500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest artist-run space, continues our annual juried show for college students!

Like the annual Expo juried show, Raw Talent: 500X College Expo aims to bring together artists from around the state. The exhibition offers college students an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with their Texas-based counterparts and to see work by their colleagues at other institutions. The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist throughout colleges and universities in Texas. Opening reception is Saturday, February 6th 7-10pm.

The Rules

*   To submit work, please visit

*   The exhibition is open to all artists enrolled in college-level courses in Texas.

*   The entry fee is $30 for up to 3 images (includes details of work).

*   All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment).

*   Artists will be notified via email Tuesday, Feb. 7th, if the work has been accepted into the exhibition. If you do not receive an email, your work has not been accepted.

*   All work must be picked up by March 8th. $50 storage charge for work left after this date.

The Exhibition

*   Work must be exhibition ready (with securely attached D-rings, cleats, etc). Works without hanging hardware- even if accepted by the juror- will NOT be accepted for the exhibition, and there will be no refund of the entry fee.

*   Complex installations will be considered only if the artist is available to install.

*   During drop-off, accepted entrants must show a current student ID.

*   Securely label each work with your name, title of work, media, dimensions, date of execution, and price. You will be asked to fill out a form with this information for our records again on site.

*   The gallery retains a 40% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition.


  • January 24th, 2016: Submission of work due online at
  • January 31st, 2016: Accepted artists notified
  • February 6th and 7th , 2016, 2-5pm: Artists drop-off work
  • February 13, 2016: Opening Reception
  • March 6th, 2016: Exhibition Ends
  • March 6 from 5-7 or March 7 from 6-8: Artists Pick-Up Work

About the Juror

Ariel Saldivar is the Founder and Executive Director of ArtPrize Dallas, a radically open, independently organized international art competition coming to Dallas in 2017. Formally, Associate Director of The Goss-Michael Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening Dallas’ thriving arts community through programming that supports public engagement with emerging and mid-career British artists. Under her leadership, a successful Artist-In-Residence program was established to bridge international and local artists. She created an art auction model that helped raise over 6 million dollars for the MTV Redefine Staying Alive Foundation. She has curated and advised high-profile contemporary art collections and lectured internationally on art and design. Ariel is an award-winning designer; entrepreneur and former indie rock musician who toured around the world and currently is establishing development strategies to support innovative art education initiatives in Dallas. She currently serves on the Boards of Oak Cliff Foundation, Resources for Creative Exchange, Dallas Museum of Art AOA Advisory Committee, and is an at large commissioner for the Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Dallas.



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 | FAUX

The Center For Fine Art Photography

Due: December 30, 2015
International Call for Entries | FAUX
Juror Louise Clements

International Juried Exhibition : Theme: Faux

Fake wood, plastic surgery and imitation cheese, the world around us is staged with facades. We are surrounded by stand in’s for the original, fabricated neighborhoods with identical houses and plastic rocks. Knock off designer goods and mass production meet our consumer demand and people find real comfort in artificial companionship. It is becoming rare to find a genuine person place or thing and the word authentic has been used so often, it no longer means anything. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All photographic processes are welcome.

JUROR | Louise Clements

Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival since 2004. An independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions. She is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia.

Entries Due | December 16, 2015 – Submission Deadline extended to December 30th
Notice Of Acceptance | January 13, 2016
Exhibition Dates | April 1, 2016 – April 30, 2016
Public + Artists’ Reception | April 1, 6-9 pm

Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Free.

An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition.

Juror’s Selection: $400.00
Director’s Selection: $200.00
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
Invitation to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

MEMBERS | $24 for the three images.
NON-MEMBERS |  $38 for the first three images.
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $8 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted. Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit will receive the automatic discounted entry fee.

NEW: Any artist submitting 10 or more images will be eligible for a professional 20 minute review of the submitted images.
Note: Images selected by jurors for exhibition at the Center in the previous 12 months are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for exhibition may be resubmitted.

Image Upload Guidelines
All images are submitted online on our website. To submit images visit our home page, create an account or Login to your existing account to begin. Further instructions are available in the Calls for Entry Section of our website.

Eligibility: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.
Exhibit Prints: In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and presented image for gallery exhibition. The Center recognizes that some work is non-traditional and the presentation type is integral to the work. Colorful frames must be pre-approved. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.
Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Accepted images will be posted on the Center’s website.

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