Entry Fee (Current TPS Member Entry Fee): $30.00
Media Fee(Per Image Fee Over Minimum): $6.00
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 12
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 12
Note: New deadline - July 6th!
Texas Photographic Society is delighted to announce our 34th Annual Members' Only Show, which will be juried by esteemed photographers Jill Skupin Burkholder and Dan Burkholder, and exhibited at Amarillo Museum of Art in Amarillo, Texas. This call is open themed and welcomes submissions from artists of all levels internationally. Please also read the Jurors’ Statement below. You must be a current TPS member to enter and may join at the time of entry.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Please note new entry deadline - July 6th!
05-27-21 Call for entry opens
07-06-21 Deadline for entry (11:59 p.m. Mountain Time Zone, Denver CO USA)
07-19-20 Exhibiting artists announced and emails sent to all entrants
08-06-21 Work due at Amarillo Museum of Art in Amarillo, Texas
08-14-21 Exhibition opens at Amarillo Museum of Art
10-10-21 Exhibition closes
First Place = $500
Second Place = $300
Third Place = $200
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded
The entry fee for current members of Texas Photographic Society (TPS) is $30 for 5 images, plus $6 for each additional image. You may enter up to 12 images. (CaFÉ requires a minimum of five images; if you really need to, you may submit mulitples of the same image to reach the minimum.) You must be a current member of TPS to participate and may join or renew at the time of entry. All entry and membership fees are non-refundable.
The 34th Annual Members' Only Show is open to artists internationally, of all levels, who are at least 18 years old at time of entry. All photography-based work is encouraged including digital, silver, and alternative processes.
You MUST be a current member of TPS to enter this competition. If you are not a current member, you may join or renew and enter this show at the same time. If you need to verify your membership status, please contanct Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Works exhibited previously in a TPS show are not eligible. Current members of the TPS Board of Directors are permitted to enter but are not eligible for awards.
Please submit digital JPG files only, minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side and 5 MB maximum. Please remove watermarks from images. For each image you will need to provide the image title and the process (medium) used to make the image/print (Archival Digital Print, Silver Gelatin Print, Platinum/Palladium Print, Wet Plate Collodian, etc.) To clarify, you will submit a digital file of your image for the contest application; if your work is selected for the show you will print your image, frame it, and ship it to the exhibition venue.
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Duchamp said art is either plagiarism or revolution — he didn’t say anything about a landscape, a portrait, a still life or conceptual work. Considering the daily barrage of images from Instagram, Facebook and others, imitating images and producing visual boredom is way too easy. This call for art is an invitation for photographers to send any photographic subject as long as the image reveals individual creativity.
This 34th TPS Members’ Only Show is a treasured opportunity to be judged with your peers, where your confidence can be tested, and your talent and determination rewarded. Give us your best. Show us what stirs your soul. Make us envious of your art. Tickle us with your own quirky spin. Fearlessly reveal your unique revolutions.
ABOUT THE JURORS
Jill Skupin Burkholder is a photographer/artist whose work includes handcrafted techniques such as bromoil printing, an alternative photography process using brushes and lithography ink to create an image, and encaustic techniques using beeswax and resin. She began working with photography in 1985 and studied both traditional and digital photography experimenting with various alternative photography techniques. Recent work includes the series, Hidden Worlds, ethereal photographs of animals taken using a motion-activated trail camera. Jill has taught workshops for Santa Fe Workshops, the International Center for Photography in New York and many others and has prints included in private and public collections. Jill’s website is www.JillSkupin.com.
Dan Burkholder is known for looking over Photography’s horizon to discover new ways of capturing and expressing the photographic image. In the early 1990’s he wrote the groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing. After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005, Burkholder recorded the chaos of post-Katrina New Orleans in his poignant monograph The Color of Loss, the first coffee table book photographed entirely with high dynamic range (HDR) techniques. In 2012, Burkholder led the mobile photography revolution with his forward-looking book iPhone Artistry. Dan earned his BA and Master’s degrees in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His platinum/palladium and pigmented ink prints are included in private and public collections internationally. Dan’s website is www.DanBurkholder.com.
TPS encourages the sale of exhibited work and will collect a 30% commission from all prints sold during the exhibition. Please indicate the sales price of your print, including frame/finishing. If your finished piece is Not-For-Sale, simply note NFS. If your work is accepted and you do not indicate a sales price, the artwork will be listed as NFS.
IF YOUR WORK IS ACCEPTED
1. Artwork must be ready-to-hang using wire stretched between D-rings on the back. The finished piece must not exceed 40" in the longest dimension (including the frame). Sawtooth hangers are NOT permitted. Please use white mats and white or black frames that are gallery quality and complement your work (color mats are NOT acceptable). Plexiglass must be used with the frame, NO glass allowed. Clearly label the back of your work with your full name, address, telephone number, email address, image title, medium, dimensions and sales price or NFS. TPS reserves the right to exclude works from the exhibition that are not gallery-ready and professional in presentation.
2. A prepaid return UPS or FedEX shipping label MUST be provided with your work for prints to be returned to you when the exhibition concludes. Work WITHOUT return shipping will NOT be included in the exhibition and will NOT be returned. Please keep a copy of the prepaid return shipping label and your receipt. Packing “peanuts" are NOT permitted. Please ship prints in a flat box (do not use moving boxes) as our storage space is limited. Prints will be return-shipped in the container in which they were received. If additional exhibition venues are added, artists will be notified with location, dates, and other pertinent details, and work will be return-shipped from the final venue.
3. Framed prints with prepaid return shipping label must arrive at Amarillo Museum of Art no later than August 6, 2021.
4. TPS and Amarillo Museum of Art will exercise all due care in handling your artwork. However, TPS is not liable for loss, theft, damage or replacement of artwork, nor is TPS liable for damage during shipping. Amarillo Museum of Art does not insure artists' work. Please consider insuring your work.
Our friends at Frame Destination in Dallas, Texas, have prepared a special archival gallery frame kit for TPS artists that meets standard matting, framing and presentation requirements. The frame kit can be customized to meet various print sizes. TPS Members receive an additional 10% discount (contact Frame Destination customer service to join the TPS club customer group). This affordably priced package can be purchased online here.