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Website updated October 15, 2014
12 competitions, 1 with deadline of October 15, members' workshops in Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina, California and Mexico; and exhibits

Current TPS Exhibits, Call For Entries and Other News

Mary Ellen MarkMember'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 Proze 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.

To view the selected members' photographs, click here.

image:© Dianne Yudelson

TPS 2014 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: Cheryl Medow (Santa Monica, CA), Craig Barber (Woodstock, New York), Lupita Murillo Tinnen (Oak Point, Texas), Fran Forman (Watertown, Massachusetts), and Ann George (Shreveport, Louisiana). See more prints.

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.


Mary Ellen MarkBig News for Marfa!
New Executive and Official "art site".
Ballroom Marfa welcomed Executive Director Susan Sutton at a Sound Speed Marker cocktail receptionon October 10th. Sutton, a regular visitor to Far West Texas, joins Marfa after a four-year tenure at Houston's Menil Collection. Read more about the new executive director on the Ballroom Marfa blog.

After a year of negotiations between Ballroom Marfa and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Prada Marfa has been declared an "art museum site," with Elmgreen & Dragset's sculpture as its sole exhibit. For more info, read the Prada Marfa Explainer.

Workshop Opportunities

Mary Ellen MarkDay of the Dead Photography Workshop with Carol Watson
in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
October 30-November 4, 2014

Scheduling the workshop during Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) allows the participants to experience and capture one of the most colorful holidays in Mexico. With its narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards, fine architectural details and sumptuous interiors, San Miguel de Allende is arguably the prettiest town in Mexico. The workshop includes accommodation in a beautiful casa in the historical center of the city. This workshop has a limit of 10 participants so register early!!! Click here for more information and to register.

image left: Day of the Dead © Carol Watson
image right: White Sands Sunset © Craig Varjabedian

Fall Color in the Texas Hill Country 2014
with Alan Montgomery and Mike Marvins
November 21-23

Alan and Mike are both fourth generation pros who have been  travelling and photographing the Hill Country for years. You can look forward  seeing new places and even ones you might know in a new and inspiring way. You’ll  learn and practice things that can improve your photography no matter what your personal style may be. Plus, lots of fun. Please contact Alan at or 713-526-1747 to reserve your space. The workshop is limited to 10 people so we can spend plenty of individual time with each person. The cost for the workshop is $300.00 plus your hotel and food.


Recent Member's News
A visual feast for Malaga, Spain at the Heritage Municipal Museum this autumn features 164 artists from 25 countries, including Marilyn Maxwell who won 1st Place in the Wildlife category based on "Rare Cheetahs" and "Only Two" from the "At Risk" Series. All ten images depict species under attack from poachers, habitat destruction, and human development. Marilyn's portion of the sale proceeds will go to the following charities:

Two images from Malcolm Easton's Preservation series were recently selected for The Photo Review 2014 Competition Issue. Malcolm also had two pieces in the exhibition HOME at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014.

Tom Athey had three large canvas pieces (photo-collage; jpegs attached) accepted to the People'sMary Ellen Mark Gallery show in Austin, Texas.

Lifesaver by Linda J. Hirsch received Honorable Mention in the Faber Birren Color Award Show at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery in Stamford, Connecticut.

image left: Photo Booth, Coney Island, 1978 © Harvey Stein; image right: Lifesaver © Linda J. Hirsch

More Members' News, click here.


Upcoming Member Exhibitions

Mary Ellen MarkLightbox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Drive. Astoria, Oregon. 503.468.0238. Tu-Sa: 11a-5:30p. Aura: including photographs by Dianne Yudelson. Thru November 5.

Photo Methode Gallery
Flatbed Building, 2832 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Mythos: This is Where I'm Going to be Now: photographs by Tami Bone. November 15th thru January 9th. Reception November 15th, 6 toMary Ellen Mark 8 pm.

Del Mar College Art Gallery. 101 Baldwin Blvd. Corpus Christi. (361) 698-1200. When the Shutter is Released: including 10 photographs by Barbra Riley, thru December 5. Special lecture with Barbra on November 5 @ 1:30p.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
1 Hawk Drive (75 S. Manheim Boulevard for GPS). 845.257.3844. Worlds of Wonder, curated by Ian Berry and including work by Kay Kenny, thru November 9, 2014.

image left: Clock Insects© Barbra Riley; image right: Burrow Spiders © Dianne Yudelson

More Members' Exhibits, click here

Upcoming Competition Deadlines

Mary Ellen MarkVisual Storytelling by Lensculture
Deadline: October 19

This is an international call to discover the best visual storytellers today — from all corners of the world! You are invited to enter in five categories of storytelling: Documentary, Photojournalism, Personal Stories, Fictional Narrative and an Open Category. Five Grand Prize Winners (one for each category) and 20 Finalists will be selected. For more information, click here.

14th Annual Elaine Joyce Grant @ Texas Women's University
Deadline: October 27, 2014

Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artist’s Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. April Watson is Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, is the juror. For more information and how to enter, click here.

Mary Ellen MarkDreams and Hallucinations
Deadline: October 29, 2014
Darkroom Gallery is calling for images that skirt your subterranean world; dreamlike scenes with nonsensical subjects and/or multi-layered meanings. From jubilant, ethereal dreams to dark hallucinations, the subconscious can guide us in making powerful works or art.
Juror: Russell Joslin, the Editor & Publisher of SHOTS Magazinethe past fourteen years. SHOTS is an independent, reader-supported quarterly journal of fine art photography that reaches an international audience. For more information and how to enter, click here.

Image left: Hatgi and Sink © Russell Joslin

More Competitions and Exhibition opportunites, click here.



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