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Houston Center for Photography: 2014 Fellowship Exhibition Call for Entry
Houston Center for Photography
1441 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77006

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Event Dates: 5/9/14 - 6/29/14
Entry Deadline: 11/8/13
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Houston Center for Photography: 2014 Fellowship Exhibition Call for Entry): $35.00

2014 FELLOWSHIPS CALL FOR ENTRIES Juried by Elisabeth Biondi, Independent Curator (New York, NY) Deadline is November 1, 2013 at midnight. Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2014. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship. Elisabeth Biondi, Independent Curator (New York, NY) will jury the fellowship selection. ENTRY FEE: $35 MEMBERSHIP FEE: Starting at $35 TOTAL COSTS: $75+ All Entrants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission. HCP Artist/Photographer Level members ($250 Level or above), are eligible to waive the entry for one call for entry a year. Please contact to let us know you are an HCP Artist/Photographer Level ($250+) member or above and that you would like to submit to the 2014 Fellowships. JUROR Elisabeth Biondi After fifteen years as the Visuals Editor of the New Yorker Elisabeth Biondi left the publication in Spring 2011, to work as an Independent Curator. So far she has curated SUBJECTIVE/OBJECTIVE and UNDER THE BRIDGE for the NY PhotoFestival 2011 & NEW YORKER FICTION/REAL PHOTOGRPAHY @ Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea. In fall 2011 her exhibition BEYOND WORDS: Photography in the New Yorker was the season’s opening show @ the Howard Greenberg Gallery. It has been expanded & traveled to the ULLENS CENTER in Beijing. Her exhibition WIDELY DIFFERENT: New York City Panoramas was on view @ the Seaport Museum, in New York. She is a Senior Thesis Adviser for SVA Graduate School and a photography consultant for STERN magazine. Her column ‘Portfolio’ is published in PHOTOGRAPH. Ms. Biondi joined the staff of The New Yorker in 1996, shortly after photography was introduced to the magazine and as it began to play a more prominent editorial role. As Visuals Editor she has helped shape the look of the publication by establishing a group of staff photographers, commissioning both ‘Masters’ and emerging talent, and utilizing portrait, fine art, and documentary photography. She built the magazine's reputation for its use of photography, which is much acclaimed and has received numerous awards, including two National Magazine Awards. Born and educated in Germany, Ms. Biondi started working with photography when GEO Magazine, often described as a more contemporary and controversial version of National Geographic, made its appearance on the American market. Although the magazine won many awards for its photography and design, it ultimately ceased publication in 1984. Subsequently, she moved to VANITY FAIR, which soon began to grow into the highly successful magazine it is today. As Director of Photography, she focused on lively, witty portraiture – an important contribution to the increased success of the publication. After seven years at Vanity Fair, Ms. Biondi returned to Germany to work for STERN, one of Germany’s largest news weeklies. As head of the Photography Department, she explored the fast-paced world of news and reportage photography, and worked with photographers around the world. After five years, she returned to New York, where she has since worked as Visuals Editor of The New Yorker. ELIGIBILITY: - Participants must be or become HCP members (any level) at the time of submission. CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF HCP (REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION). *If you are an HCP Artist/Photographer level member ($250) or above you can waive the fee for one call for entry. If you would like to waive this fee please contact us at and we will send you a discount code. - The competition is open to all artists working in photographic and lens-based work. - Any photographic process is acceptable as long as it is: o Original work o the body of work is still in development within the last two years o The body of work submitted as a whole has not been exhibited in a previous HCP Exhibition. FEES: There is a $35 entry, which includes entry for 10 images or video. The maximum number of images artist can submit is 10. You are not required to submit 10 images. You may submit more than one entry. Each entry is $35. RULES FOR ENTRY: - All submissions will go through CALLFORENTRY.ORG, you can create a free account - Entrants should upload up to 10 images or videos, an artist statement, and a resume/bio - Acceptance will be based on the body of work by each artist rather than on individual images. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: STEP 1. Verify your HCP Membership If you are a member but do not know your membership number please contact Alex Irvine at 713-529-4755 x17 or If you are not a member of HCP you can become one online HERE YOU MUST BE AN HCP MEMBER TO COMPLETE YOUR SUBMISSION! STEP 2. Prepare your images and all related texts. Carefully edit a group of no more than 10 images or videos that describe your current lens-based work. Images should be 72 dpi and larger than 1920 px. For detailed instruction on how to resize your images click HERE You will also need to have the following information available: a. an artist statement b. a resume, c/v, or bio c. specific information for each piece: Title (for identification purposes) Year of exposure Size (height X width) Medium of finished work (inkjet print, chromogenic print, etc.) Pricing (estimate of final print value) STEP 3. Uploading Images and text to CALLFORENTRY.ORG Create a free account on or log in to an existing account to upload your images and text. STEP 4. Apply to Houston Center for Photography’s call for entry a. log on to and make sure you are logged into your profile b. on the top tool bar click Apply to Calls c. scroll through the list to find Houston Center for Photography (it is set default to sort alphabetically so we should be almost halfway down the page) d. click APPLY TO THIS CALL e. accept the agreement for submission f. Copy/Paste all text (Artist Statement, Resume, CV) into appropriate text boxes g. Answer the remaining questions (you will need your membership number) h. Add the images from your profile you would like to submit for this call for entry i. Save your application j. Complete your submission STEP 5. Submit and Payment Confirm that you are a member of HCP. If you are unsure of your membership please email If you are not currently a member of HCP please sign up for a membership HERE before completing your submission. We will contact all non-members at the close of the call and notify them that their submissions will be ineligible for selection and will not be included in the submissions reviewed by the Juror. *If you are an HCP Artist/Photographer level ($250) member or above you can waive the fee for one call for entry. If you would like to waive this fee please contact us at and we will send you a discount code. After you receive an email receipt of payment, your submission process is complete. NOTIFICATION OF RETURN: Applicants will be notified by DECEMBER 13, 2013. HCP retains the right to reject any selected work that differs from the work submitted. LIABILITY & AGREEMENT: Works will be insured while on the premises of HCP. However, HCP cannot be responsible for damage or loss during transit. HCP retains the right to display and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes. - Exhibiting artists pay for round-trip shipping of their work. Please do not ship work with packaging ‘peanuts.’ - Upon your acceptance, the work to be exhibited must be delivered ready-to-hang, and any pedestals or hardware needed for installation of the work. We require Black or White wood frames and bright white matting if applicable. - Artists exhibiting slide or video projection, installation or sculptural works beyond a two dimensional format must provide the hardware and equipment necessary to exhibit the work as it is intended to be shown. HCP does not provide slide or video projectors. - Your entry constitutes understanding and agreement with the conditions outlined in this prospectus. - HCP Memberships are non-refundable - HCP entry fees are non refundable after jurying begins MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS TO HCP INCLUDE: Subscription to Spot, discounts on workshops, and educational programs, access to members-only portfolio reviews, invitations to receptions, lectures, tours and special events. Membership also includes discounts at Connections program institutions and on Aperture magazine. Members have the opportunity to enter our other calls for entry, including HCP’s annual Fellowship competition (entry fee not included). CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF HCP DEADLINES/CALENDAR: Applicant Submission Deadline: NOVEMBER 1, 2013 Applicant Notifications Sent: DECEMBER 13, 2013 Exhibition Dates: MAY 9 - JUNE 29, 2014 Opening Reception: FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014, 6 - 8 P.M. FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SUBMISSION PLEASE CONTACT: Caroline Docwra, Education and Exhibitions Coordinator 713-529-4755 x15 TO VERIFY MEMBERSHIP PLEASE CONTACT: 713-529-4755

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