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Houston Center for Photography 30th Annual Juried Membership
1441 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77006

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Unspecified
Event Dates: 6/22/12 - 8/19/12
Entry Deadline: 5/2/12
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 30th Annual Juried Membership): $35.00

Deadline for submissions: April 27, 2012

As a members-based organization, HCP proudly holds a call for entries for its Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. Juried by an internationally acclaimed specialist in the field, members' work is selected for exhibition in the HCP galleries. Three juror commendations will receive Beth Block Juried Membership Honoraria of $500, supported by The Beth Block Foundation. They will also receive a page on the HCP Member Artist Database.

Juried by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Anne Wilkes Tucker received undergraduate degrees from Randolph Macon Woman's College and Rochester Institute of Technology and a graduate degree from the Visual Studies Workshop, a division of the State University of New York. After working in various museums and universities, she joined The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1976 and is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator. She founded the museum's Photography Department that now has a collection of over 26,000 photographs. She has curated over forty exhibitions, most of which were accompanied by a publication. She has contributed essays to monographs and catalogues and published many articles. She has lectured throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America and been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and The Getty Center.
In 2001, in an issue devoted to "America's Best", TIME magazine honored her as "America's Best Curator". She was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Focus Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2006 and received an Alumnae Achievement Award from Randolph Macon Woman's College. In 2011 she received an honorary doctorate from the College at Brockport State University of New York. She is currently preparing the exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographs of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath.

- Participants must be or become HCP members (any level) at the time of submission.
- 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
o Been made within the last two years
o Has not been exhibited in a previous HCP Exhibition.

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.

- 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.


STEP 1. Verify your HCP Membership
If you are a member but do not know your membership number please contact Sandy Vitrano at 713-529-4755 x17 or
If you are not a member of HCP you can become one online

STEP 2. Prepare your images and all related texts.
Carefully edit a group of no more than 10 images that describe your current photographic work. Save a copy of the images as 1920 px long on the longest side. 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
a. Create a free account on or log in to an existing account to upload your images and text.
b. Upload images to CaFE
c. Copy/Paste all text (Statements, Resumes, or CV's into the appropriate text boxes.
d. Answer the remaining questions
e. Complete your submission

STEP 4. 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 online 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 Artist/Photographer level 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 MAY 25, 2012. 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.

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).

Applicant Submission Deadline: APRIL 27, 2012
Applicant Notifications Sent: MAY 25, 2012
Exhibition Dates: JULY 13 - AUGUST 26, 2012
Opening Reception: FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012, 6 - 8 P.M.

Caroline Docwra, Programs Assistant
713-529-4755 x15

Sandy Vitrano, Development and PR Coordinator
713-529-4755 x17
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