August Opportunities


Call for Entry

  • Due: August 3, 2015
    SHOTS no. 129 Autumn Issue 2015
    Theme(s): Reflections & / or Shadows

  • Due: August 3, 2015
    SEITIES Autumn Publication + Exhibition
    Theme: Macabre

  • Due: August 5, 2015
    Portfolio Showcase: The Constructed Image Photo Collage, Photo Montage, In-Camera/Scanner Assemblages
    Davis Orton Gallery
  • Due: August 10, 2015
    2015 Alternative Process Competition | Soho Photo Gallery
    Juror: Joni Sternbach
  • Due: August 10, 2015
    Going Places | PhotoPlace Gallery
    Juror: Carlan Tapp
  • Due: August 12, 2015
    Nocturne | Darkroom Gallery
    Juror: Lance Keimig
  • Due: August 15, 2015
    Greatest Hits 2015 SPESC Regional Student Juried Exhibition | The Lightwell Gallery, School of Art and Art History at OU.
    Jurors: Jennings Sheffield and Kristina Smith
  • Due: August 21, 2015
    Open Call Guate Photo 2015
  • Due: August 22, 2015
    2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition
    Juror: Peter Doroshenko
  • Due: August 23, 2015
    At Home | Don’t Take Pictures
  • Due: August 28, 2015
    Illuminate | The Center for Fine Art Photography
    Juror: Elizabeth Avedon

Visiting Assistant Professor, ECU | Kristina Smith

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Congratulations Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Kristina Smith, for her recent appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Kristina received her BFA from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. She currently resides in Denton, TX, where she recently earned her MFA from Texas Woman’s University.

Call for Entry | Greatest Hits 2015 SPESC Regional Student Juried Exhibition

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Due: August 15, 2015
Greatest Hits 2015 SPESC Regional Student Juried Exhibition | The Lightwell Gallery, School of Art and Art History at OU.
Jurors: Jennings Sheffield and Kristina Smith

Students are an important component of the Society of Photographic Education, they inspire and challenge their photography instructors in meaningful ways every day. This exhibition is an opportunity to highlight the best student work present within the South Central region as evidence of an important catalyst for learning. Students submitting and accepted are encouraged to attend the conference and the Awards ceremony for this exhibition. There will be a short description of the photography work submitted along with the jury process.

As part of the regional SPE SC conference in Oklahoma City & Norman, there will be a juried student exhibition. The Lightwell Gallery is located in the central atrium of the School of Art & Art History at the University of Oklahoma. It’s a large space, with an uninterrupted footprint of 20’ by 65’, and a unique 45’ high, sky-lit ceiling providing visibility from studios, offices, and hallways from one and two stories above the gallery floor.

The SPE Multicultural Caucus’ purpose is to facilitate the investigation of multicultural image-makers and image making in regional, national, and international contexts. The official jurors from the Multicultural Caucus.

H. Jennings Sheffield, a contemporary artist working in lens based media, digital video and sound installation. Her work has been widely shown across the US and internationally, including: The Print Center in Philadelphia, Houston Fine Art Fair, Lens Culture, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon, and Medien Kultur Haus Wels, Austria. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Baylor University.

Kristina Smith, a narrative photographer and artist whose creative research focuses on memory, story telling, and the human condition. She currently resides in Denton, TX, where she earned her MFA from Texas Woman’s University. She currently is the
acting Interim Gallery Director at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally.

There is no theme for this exhibition. The work does not need to be made for a specific photography class or be part of a project but it must have been made while you were enrolled as a student at a higher education institution from the SPE
SC region. It should be your best work. Please see your photo instructor(s) for advice regarding this submission.

2015 SPE SC regional conference celebrates the plurality of photography. From traditional to digital to alternative processes to video, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Fine Art photography, documentary, commercial, mixed media incorporating photography, photo books & sculptures, and digital imaging and collages – are all eligible! Please submit your best photo-based work that was made over the past 2 years from Fall 2013 to Fall 2015.

There is no entry fee. All submissions should be submitted via email as jpgs. Please see instructions for submission. Students will be responsible for the cost of shipping of all accepted artwork to and from the exhibition venue, if required. To do this, you will need to include a UPS or FedEx Return Label with your ready-to-hang work.

Must be a currently enrolled student at an institution within the SPE SC regional conference in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Submission Instructions Send images for 3 artworks as JPEGS with the submission form via email to Save files as: Last Name_First Initial_student_(number – 01, 02, 03)_(view – if applicable). jpg Examples: Smith_J_student_01.jpg or Smith_J_student_01_view1.jpg. Files should not exceed 2.5MB in size, 1,000 pixels on the longest dimension, Save as AdobeRGB, and 2 views as appropriate for 3-D related work. Please note: Improperly titled jpegs and/or a missing submission form will result in your submission(s) not being reviewed.

Call Deadline for Submission: August 15, 2015 by Midnight CST
Date of Notification: August 24, 2015
Arrival Shipment / Drop Off Dates: September 10 – 11th, 2015 by 4:30 PM
Return Shipment / Pick-Up Dates: October 5 – 6th, 2015 9 – 4:30 PM
Exhibition dates: September 14th – October 2nd, 2015.

Up to 3  pieces in a photo-related medium, finished in an appropriate manner, and ready to be displayed.

A Certain Displacement, Cliff Gallery | Kristina Smith and Ashley Whitt


Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumnae, Kristina Smith and Ashley Whitt, for their group exhibition, A Certain Displacement, in Cliff Gallery at Mountain View College. The exhibition is June 15 – August 7, 2015, with a reception on June 20, 2015, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

A Certain Displacement:
Rachel Rushing, Kristina Smith, and Ashley Whitt

Exhibition: June 15 – August 7, 2015

Reception: Saturday June 20, 2015 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

A Certain Displacement is a collaborative project between three emerging North Texas artists: Rachel Rushing, Kristina Smith, and Ashley Whitt. Each artist explores transitory states of being related to their shared experiences of commuting, collaborating, working, and living across multiple social geographies. Through the investigation of place and identity, this project encompasses video and a combination of historical and contemporary photographic processes to create installations that invite viewers to become immersed in surreal, disorienting environments.

The title specifically references the experience of being an adjunct instructor in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Contemporary higher education is undergoing great scrutiny, in part due to the still-recent economic recession of 2008. With external pressures pushing against rising tuition costs, much of America is now re-examining the value of higher education and the cost of attendance. As a result of this examination, new light is being shed on those in instructional positions. According to the American Association of University Professors, as much as 76% of faculty across all types of institutions are adjunct, or contingent, faculty.

As members of the group of 76%, these three artists use a variety of photographic processes to explore their circumstances. Processes: this word refers to chemical, mechanical, or digital changes occurring. It also refers to a compulsion found in each artist to work through, to operate in a way that meets their pragmatic needs and simultaneously fulfills their personal creative practices. Processes become rituals to make sense of a lifestyle that is often overwhelming, unpredictable, and ultimately contingent.