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Website updated January 23, 2015
8 competitions, 1 with deadline of January 31, members' workshops in Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina, California and Mexico; and exhibits

Current TPS Exhibits, Call For Entries and Other News

Mary Ellen MarkTPS 24: The International Competition Call for Entries
Deadline: March 02, 2015
TPS is now accepting entries into the 24th Annual International Competition. This year will be juried by Dr. David Coleman, Director of the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos. Dr. David Coleman has been the Director of the Wittliff Collections since 2011. He also serves as the series editor for the Wittliff's Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series with the University of Texas Press. The exhibit will open at the Wittliff Gallery in San Marcos June 1, 2015 and will travel arond Texas for a year.

image left: TPS 23 First Place Winning photo, Roseate Spoonbills ©Cheryl Medow

For more information about the juror and how to enter, visit the TPS 24: TIC page by following this link.


Mary Ellen MarkTPS Presents the Print Program for 2015
TPS 2015 Print Program photographers for 2014 have been selected. Members joining at the Friend, or Benefactor levels may choose from an exclusive selection of fine prints by prominent, contemporary photographers. This year's artists are:Mitch Dobrowner (Studio City, CA), Carol Golemboski (Lakewood, CO), Joel Salcido (Austin, Texas),Deb Schweldhelm (Zushi, Japan), and Dianne Yudelson (Pleasanton, CA).

All images are signed by the artist and may be purchased through December 31, 2015. Please note that each print is part of a special limited edition. So, purchase your print before it is sold out! If you have any questions, you may email TPS President Amy Holmes George at See more prints.
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Member's Only Show Winner Announcement!
Congratulations to the following 30 photographers selected by Jim Casper of LensCulture for TPS' 30th Anniversary commemorative Members' Only Show!
Our 27th Annual Members' Only Show will open on October 27 at Options Gallery in Odessa, TX. Stay tuned for the release of the exhibition catalog next month. First Prize goes to Dianne Yudelson. Second Prize: Cheryl Meadow. Third prize: Francis Crisafio. And Honorable mentions: Suzanne Demaree, Deb Kreimborg, Linda Morrow, Jan Anderson-Paxson, Dolores Smart. image left:First Place Winner © Dianne Yudelson

To view the selected members' photographs, click here.

Mary Ellen MarkTPS Member Workshop Discount with Dan Burkholder
Creative iPhone Imagery: Capture to Print at Santa Fe Workshops
March 22 - March 27, 2015

Anyone can make a decent photo with an iPhone. But if decent isn’t good enough, open your eyes and get your creative juices pumping as Dan teaches you how to craft images that you're proud to share, exhibit, and sell. During five enriching days of photographing, processing, and printing, your every artistic iPhone urge is given ample time to flex and stretch. Join Dan and explore adventurous new ideas and techniques for iPhone capture, processing, and printing. Leave behind the ocean of “me too” filter effects and borders as you master a vast assortment of techniques that elevate your iPhone images from okay to outstanding!

TPS members will receive $150 off tuition for this workshop. Not a TPS member? Join today!To receive the $150 TPS discount please call 505-983-1400 ext 111.

Today, join 1,290 others following TPS on facebook. You may have missed the following stores: Costa Concordia salvage, When Age Produces Beauty: Photographs of Legends at Work, Day to Night: 24 Hours in One Photo, Timelapse video shows nine years of 9/11 reconstruction, and 34 Amazing Photos of American Cities From 100 Years Ago.


Workshop Opportunities

Encaustic Basics with Amanda Smith and Kevin Tulley
@ A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City
January 17 & 18, 2015

Encaustic in its most basic interpretation means hot melted wax applied to an absorbent surface. Encaustic is typically bees wax mixed with damar resin and pigments. It has been used as a painting medium since Greek and Roman times. It was used to decorate warships, marble statues and eventually as a fine art medium for painting portraits on wooden panels. Painting with encaustic has continued through the ages and has relatively recently been discovered by photographers. The application of encaustic to digital pigment prints transcends the photographic process adding depth, luminescence and Mary Ellen Markproviding the opportunity for greater artistic expression.
image right: White Sands Sunset © Craig Varjabedian

Photography and Personal Vision at Focus Ranch with Karen Schulman
Slater, Colorado on June 14-20, 2015

Join Karen Sschulman at Focus Ranch, a real working cattle ranch located on the western Colorado and Wyoming border in a section of the Northern Rocky Mountains about 50 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs. The ranch headquarters are nestled in the Upper Little Snake River Valley, surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountain range, providing incredible sunrises and sunsets. Karen's expertise includes use of digital cameras as well as various alternative photographic processes.



Recent Member's News
Mary Ellen MarkCarol Lyon will be the Featured Artist for January at the Fine Arts Gallery @ 815 E. Main Bastrop, TX. She will be showing her Florence, Italy and Tuscany photographs. She is also a finalist in The Woodlands High School Art Trust purchase program with Snow Princess.Mary Ellen Mark

David Kerr has work featured in the 2014 High and Dry Exhibition at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX

Fran Forman's book Escape Artist has been selected as one of the Top Photo Books of 2014, as selected by Elizabeth Avedon, photo critic extraordinaire!!!

Prints by Malcolm Easton were selected for Magical Events at The Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, NY, Reflections at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and Treasure at the A Smith Gallery.

Dianne Yudelson was recently informed by the New York Center for Photographic Art that her image Under the Surface 11 was awarded third place and selected by Ellen Denuto for their Portraits 2015 International Competition exhibition. The exhibition will be held at New Century Artist gallery in the heart of Chelsea, NYC in April 2015.

image left: Escape Artist © Fran Forman; image right: Under the Surface 11 © Dianne Yudelson

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Upcoming Member Exhibitions

Mary Ellen MarkPhoto Methode Gallery. Flatbed Building, 2832 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas. Hannah Neal: Left Bank, a photogravure story(a part of PRINTAUSTIN 2015), thru February 27. Opening Reception, January 16, 6p-8p & Closing Reception, Mary Ellen MarkFebruary 27, 6p-8p.

Blue Sky Gallery. 122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.Tu-Sa: 12-5p. Avoid Naples: images by Stan Raucher in the Pacific NW Viewing Drawers, thru March 2015.

Georgetown Art Gallery. 816 South Main Street. 512.930.2583. Kumbh Mela: Photographic Journey to India, photos by Greg Davis. January 30 thru March 8. Artist Reception Saturday, January 31, 7p-10p and Artist Talk Sunday, February 1, 1p-2p.

Los Angeles Center for Photography. 1515 Wilcox Avenue. Los Angeles, California. 323.464.0909. LACP's First Annual Street Shooting Exhibition. Runs from January 30 thru February 27, 2015. Artist Reception, January 30.

image right: Ema Montes Le Dome No. 18 2014 © Hannah Neal; image left: Journey to India phtoographic series © Greg Davis


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Upcoming Competition Deadlines
On the Streets Where You Live @ PhotoPlace Gallery
Deadline: February 9, 2015
From front stoops to back alleys, the subway to suburbia, small town Main Street and back to Wall Street, the streets we call homeMary Ellen Mark shape us.  Show us your neighborhood, your neighbors, and all that defines them. James P. Blair will be juror for this exhibition. Jim Blair was a staff photographer for National Geographic for 32 years. Between 1962 and 1994, the magazine published 46 of his bylines and over 2,000 of his photographs. Jim is represented by both Getty Images and the National Geographic Society's ImageCollection. Click here for more information and application.

Day of the Dog @ The Perfect Exposure Gallery
Deadline: April 20, 2015

In addition to presenting fine art photography exhibits, The Perfect Exposure Gallery has a long-standing reputation for working with a distinguished group of acclaimed photojournalists to produce ongoing seminars and workshops for both adults and youths. This is a two-month-long summer exhibit. Curated by Greg Cohen, the exhibit currently includes such acclaimed photographers as Magnum photographer Eli Reed. To learn more about how to enter, click here.

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