Call for Entry | Portraits 2016

Image Credits | Top: Ana Galan, Bear Kirkpatrick Bottom: Jenny Riffle
Due October 14, 2015
Our annual portraits exhibition brings artists from around the globe into the spotlight. A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All capture types and photographic processes welcome. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.Juror | Martha Schneider
Martha Schneider is the owner and director of Schneider Gallery, Chicago. She studied at the University of Buenos Aires (Art History – 20th century) and came to the USA in 1964. She worked for 5 years at the Photo Department of the Art Institute of Chicago. Schneider founded the Schneider Gallery in 1982 and has been exclusively showing photography since 1989. She has reviewed at FotoFest in Houston, Photolucida in Seattle, SPE in Chicago and numerous other local and national fairs. She has plans to close the gallery by the end of this year to dedicate herself to being a full time consultant and private dealer.
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 Portraits 2016 Call For Entries, click here

Apply, $ | July Opportunities


Call for Entry:

  • Due: July 1, 2015
    Exhibition Proposal | Vermont Center for Photography
  • Due: July 8, 2015
    Portraiture: Pictures in Photography | Black Box Gallery
    Theme: Portrait Photography
    Juror: Kelli Pennington
  • Due: July 13, 2015
    Black and White | PhotoPlace Gallery
    Juror: Tillman Crane
  • Due: July 22, 2015
    Memories, Stories, Histories | The Center for Fine Art Photography
    Juror: Amy Galpin
  • Due: July 31, 2015
    International Photography Awards


  • Due: July 14, 2015
    Ian Parry Scholarship

Call for Entry | Portraiture: Pictures in Photography

Black Box Gallery

Due: July 8, 2015
Portraiture: Pictures in Photography | Black Box Gallery
Theme: Portrait Photography
Juror: Kelli Pennington

Black Box Gallery will host a juried group photography exhibition on contemporary portrait photography. Pose and Gesture, Image and Identity, Documentary and Street, Constructed Narrative, Self Portrait, Environmental, Vernacular and Snapshot, Fashion and Nude, all have visual arguments to make in the world of portraiture photography. What is the character, attitude and expression that binds this genre together?

About Juror:

Kelli Pennington received her MFA in photography from Syracuse University. She is an instructor of photography in Portland, Oregon. Kelli works in both the fine arts and editorial fields. Her work has been exhibited and written about nationally and she has won fellowships and awards.

Please visit Kelli’s website.

Deadline: July 8
Exhibition Dates: August 1-20, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday August 7, 6-8:00 pm

Each exhibition will have 24 photographs selected by the juror for exhibiton at the gallery.
An additional 30 photographs will be selected by the juror for exhibition in our on-line gallery annex.
All 54 photographs from the show will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books.

Rules/Guidelines: Black Box will provide Free printing, Free matting and Free framing for all of our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff or JPEG file for our gallery to print.

We have 18” x 24” black frames. Our white mats are pre cut for 12” x 18”, 12” x 12” and 12” x 16” prints (we also have a few other odd sized matts). We print on an Epson Stylus Pro archival ink jet printer, on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment. This is a very accurate custom print, just like a custom lab would print, we have over 20 years of custom printing experience.

All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will shread all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files.

File agreement for accepted photographers: Black Box will only print one exhibition print. If there is a sale inquiry, the photographer will be notified before a sale is confirmed, edition information will be discussed with photographer, the photographer will be sent a authentication document to be signed and go with the print to the collector. No sale or printing of file will happen without prior consent and agreement of photographer. All rights remain to the file and print with the photographer, to be used only with their prior consent. Exhibition print will not be sold, but used in our flatfile at Black Box Gallery only to promote the photographers work.

Black Box Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales, 50% goes to the photographer. If artist prefers the print does not have to be for sale. Print will be for exhibition and promotion only.

Notification: All photographers will be notified 7-12 days after the deadline about juror selections.
Entry Fee: $35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos). Use Pay Pal or send check to:
If sending a check: please indicate sending a check in the email submission.
Black Box Gallery, 811 East Burnside St. # 212, Portland Oregon 97214.

How to apply: Send in the entry fee and then send an email to:
Title the email: Portraiture: Pictures in Photography
In the body of the email please include the following info:
Your Name
Exhibition Name 
Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name 
Attach up to 5 photos, as instructed below
File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 3MB or less each (saved).
Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, firstname_lastname3.jpg, etc…
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.
Copyright: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.

Float Photo Magazine | Rachael Banks


Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Rachael Banks, for having her series, Between Home and Here, featured on Float Photo Magazine, an online photography magazine. Take a look at the feature here.

“Float magazine was launched in March 2014 with the first issue “Into the Wild”. Float was created by Dana Stirling & Yoav Friedlander in the hopes of creating a new, fresh and young look at today’s Photography scene. We hope to create issues that will motivate us and others in creating new images and art. Inspire one another and share our creations with people all over the globe. Bringing together well-known photographers as well as young artists to have them share and learn in order to offers opportunities for exposure and community. We are a non-profit magazine, working in the online scene. Located in queens NYC.”

Rachael Banks is a Louisville, KY native who is living and working in Dallas, TX. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Texas Woman’s University and Bachelor of Arts degree in photography and painting from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.

365 Artists 365 Days Project | Rachael Banks


Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Rachael Banks, for being interviewed by 365 Artists 365 Days Project. Take a look at the interview here.

Rachael is a Louisville, KY native who is living and working in Dallas, TX. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Texas Woman’s University and Bachelor of Arts degree in photography and painting from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.

Focus: The Portrait, Black Box Gallery | Madeline Potter


Congratulations to Madeline Potter for having her artwork, Unhinge, selected by Amy Arbus, juror for the exhibition, to be included in the Focus: The Portrait. The exhibition is at Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR. Madeline’s work will be featured on the On-line Annex Exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 20, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday March 6, | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Madeline currently attends Texas Woman’s University working on her BFA in Visual Arts, Photography Concentration.

Call for Entry | LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015

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Due: February 23, 2015
LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015 | LensCulture
Juror: International Jury

Seeking the New Photographic Portrait:

The LensCulture Portrait Awards is the 2nd annual call for international portrait photography. The importance of portraiture is present in cultures across the world, illustrating the power and endurance of human connection. With over 145 countries represented on LensCulture, in over 15 languages, we’re seeking new global perspectives on the modern day portrait. This is an open call for portrait photography from around the world. 6 Winners and 25 Finalists will be chosen.

Open to All Types of Portrait Photography From Around the World


Portrait photography is among the most iconic work created by photographers and enjoyed by people around the world. Last year, we saw work from over 145 countries and now we want to discover the best portrait photography of the 21st century. We welcome submissions by photographers from every culture and background; from professionals, to emerging talents, students and amateurs — using any and all techniques of photography.

The earlier you enter, the greater your chance for exposure! So, don’t miss this opportunityto be recognized as one of the best portrait photographers in the world.

There are no limitations on age, level, genre or location. For further information, please see our FAQ.