Synthetic Environments: Bay Area Photographers Collective at the Mina Dresden Gallery

This is a review of our current exhibition. Read the full review at SF Examiner.com.

The exhibit is titled Synthetic Environments. If nature is the thesis and culture its antithesis, the work here approaches post-millennial landscape photography as synthesis.

Bulldozers, garbage, graffiti, murals, shopping carts, and other urban detritus share photographic space with greenery and sky. The latter barely peek through. These traditional signifiers of landscape genre disappear under the manufactured gloss of environment.

Most of the artists in this exhibit tackle aspects of urban and suburban environments. Alan George’s placid shoppers casually enter the jaws of the consuming beast. Jonah, meet Jaws. It is really nothing more than the gaping front entrance of an outlet called “Souvenir City” inexplicably configured to resemble the open mouth of  a man-eating shark. The pastel off-the-rack outfits of the bait-like customers matches the hues of the bizarre building making them look even more like sugary snacks for the plaster monster. The stars and stripes wave in the breeze atop the fishy building…as does the jolly roger. Heave Ho!

via Synthetic Environments: Bay Area Photographers Collective at the Mina Dresden Gallery.

Black & White Spider Awards

Black and White Spider Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of black and white photography using traditional or digital methods.  We encourage classic styles, new creative ideas and photographers who are driven by their artistic eye and a desire to excel in this classic art form.

via Black & White Spider Awards | How To Enter.

Ari Salomon's Motion Studies at SFMoMA's window gallery

Member Ari Salomon was featured in an article in the SF Examiner SF-Photography Blog.

Some photographers, and Ari Salomon is among these, skirt the artificial distinction between subjective and objective uses of photography by concentrating on camera vision. Cameras can see things that human eyes cannot.

via Camera vision in the alley – Ari Salomon’s Motion Studies at SFMoMA’s window gallery.

Hearst 8×10 : The Contest

DESCRIPTION
Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial is a competition to identify and promote new and emerging talent among photographers in the United States and abroad. Eight 8 winners, chosen every other year, will:Showcase selected works in an exhibition under the title, “8×10” in the Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and the Hearst Gallery at Hearst Tower in New York City.Be published in the accompanying “8×10” catalog and on www.hearst.com and www.hearst8x10.com.

ENTRY FEE
There is no entry fee for the competition.

ELIGIBILITY
All U.S. and international freelance, amateur and professional photographers and students, 18 to 35 years of age. Applicants may apply as individuals, or as collaborators.Hearst Corporation full-time employees and former employees are not eligible. Freelancers for Hearst Corporation are eligible to apply.Applicants may only submit one 1 entry, which may include up to 16 photographs. Sizes may vary.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
All entries must be emailed between the dates of January 4, 2010 and May 31, 2010.

via Hearst 8×10 : The Contest.

Mpls Photo Center: Call for Entries

LANDSCAPES • UNFEIGNED OR ILLUSORY

Submission Deadline: March 8, 2010

A landscape, as defined by this Call for Entry, can be representational or nonrepresentational, urban, suburban or rural.

Begin Accepting Entries: 15 January 2010
Deadline for Entry: 8 March 2010
Results Announced: 18 March 2010
On Exhibit: 23 April -13 June 2010 at the Mpls Photo Center
Opening Reception: 23 April 2010
Exhibit Juror: Todd Brandow

Cost for Entry: $35 for the first 5 images submitted; $10 for each additional image

via Mpls Photo Center : MPC Call for Entries.

The Panocturnists

The Nocturnes.com invites all interested artists to enter their latest online Night Photography Exhibition, The Panocturnists. This competition is open to all Night Photographers, all photo media – digital, pinhole, glass plate, film cameras…

Entry Fee $25 for up to 3 entries; each additional entry is $5. ‘hard copy’ of entry form and fee due Jan. 30th.

via ENTRY FORM – The Panocturnists.

Alameda on Camera

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – FEBRUARY 1, 2010
2010 ” ALAMEDA ON CAMERA” – 48 Hrs, 48 Artists, 48 Pcs of the Map
A Juried City-wide Event Challenge & Exhibit
48 photo-based artists explore and document Alameda neighborhoods, favorite places, and secret hideaways. Traditions and cherished nostalgia, families, friends, and town characters, share the lens with candid shots of our skeletons and dirty laundry.

All “photo-based” artwork mediums and techniques welcome! Traditional, contemporary and experimental photo-based 2D, 3D, functional, decorative, wearable and jewelry artwork included. All photographic techniques and mediums welcome, including but not limited to, new photographic mediums, photo transfer, digital, Polaroid, snapshots, collage, pieces of film, altered books, assemblage, textile, creative manipulations, etc.

The Forty-eight Hour Photography Challenge Event: Forty-eight selected Artists will photograph a unique geographic area of Alameda between 9PM Friday, February 27 and 9PM Sunday, March 1.

Alameda On Camera Exhibit: Each of the forty-eight artists will exhibit their final artwork pieces created from the photographic images taken during the challenge event.

Application/prospectus: Alameda on Camera.

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