Kirk Thompson @ The Portland Art Museum

Photographs from Kirk Thompson’s ‘Isleton’ series are included in the exhibition Beyond Place: Recent Acquisitions in Photography at The Portland (OR) Art Museum, December 5-March 14, 2010.

Larry Sultan, California Photographer, Dies at 63 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com

Larry Sultan, California Photographer, Dies at 63

Larry Sultan, a highly influential California photographer whose 1977 collaboration, “Evidence” — a book made up solely of pictures culled from vast industrial and government archives — became a watershed in the history of art photography, died on Sunday at his home in Greenbrae, Calif. He was 63.

via Larry Sultan, California Photographer, Dies at 63 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com.

Call for submissions: Emerging Artist Auction

iGavel is an international network of fine art and antiques professionals with Consignment Centers conveniently located in many major metropolitan areas. Our regional network enables consignors to minimize handling and shipping expenses while reaching an international marketplace of buyers.

In participation with Daniel Cooney Fine Art and iGavel Associates, iGavel is pleased to present our Emerging Artists Auctions. These auctions include a curated selection of works of art by promising emerging talent. The auction is a showcase before an audience of collectors, dealers, museum professionals and gallery owners. To ensure equal and fair representation all works are presented with reserves set at $200.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. To submit you must meet the following requirements:

– Undergraduate student works will not be accepted

– All mediums are welcome besides installation works

– Artists cannot have gallery or commercial representation

– Some prior exhibition or publication experience is required

via Submit to Emerging Artist Auction.

New Orleans Photo Alliance

Deadline for submissions:Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:00 midnight

Submission Guidelines

Eligibility: Open to photographers of all levels, who use any photographic process. All art submitted must be original work created by the applicant. Accepted work must be professionally presented and ready to hang.

Non-Refundable Entry Fee payable online via PayPal

Members: $25
Non-members: $35
Individual Photo Alliance Membership + Submission: $60

via New Orleans Photo Alliance.

ArtSpan's Selections

Artists who registered for SF Open Studios in 2007, 2008, and/or 2009 are eligible to submit artwork for Selections, ArtSpan’s biennial juried exhibition. California Modern Gallery, located at 1035 Market Street, will host the Selections 2010 exhibition for two weeks. This exhibition, featuring 20 SF Open Studios artists, is a unique and exciting opportunity to have your work selected by prominent arts professionals and displayed in a gallery setting.

The Selections 2010 jurors are:
– Ray Beldner, artist
– Alison Bing, author and arts writer
– Inga Fischer, director of California Modern Gallery

submit artwork online

3rd Annual Plastic Camera Show at RayKo Photo Center

3rd Annual Plastic Camera Show – The competition is open to artists working with plastic cameras with plastic lenses. The more obsolete, flawed, and lo-tech, the better. Images should be taken with cameras with limited controls, such as Diana, Holga, Lubitel, Lomo, Banner, and Ansco cameras. Beautiful prints from less-than-gorgeous cameras – that’s what we’re looking for!  Click the link above to download the submission form and entry guidelines.

via calls for entries at RayKo Photo Center.

Home for the Holidays @ Corden Potts Gallery

BAPC members at CordenPotts Gallery, 49 Geary.

Rebecca Chang, Adrienne Defendi, Erin Malone, Charlotte Neil, Heather Polley, Angelika Schilli, and Kay Taneyhill will show work at the CordenPotts Gallery show, “Home for the Holidays.” The Opening Reception is Saturday December 5, 2 to 5pm. The exhibit is from 12/1/09 to 1/2/10.

Frank Espada’s ‘The Puerto Rican Diaspora’

BAPC would not have existed were it not for Frank’s efforts in getting together a group of 16 dedicated photographers to set up a photogroup that also gives back to the community. Our founding members spent a year in setting up the legal structure as a nonprofit organization and working with the IRS and State Board over 10 years ago.

Traveling from Puerto Rico to New York and from Hartford to Hawaii, Frank Espada documented in loving portraits his countrymen and women engaged in ballet and theater, drug rehab and field work. Their faces are open, direct and trusting, presenting a nuanced take on complicated lives that are often led out of the spotlight.

via Showcase: Inside ‘The Puerto Rican Diaspora’ – Lens Blog – NYTimes.com.