Debating whether to join the Texas Photographic Society? Becoming a member of TPS will not only allow you to enjoy the benefits of our Membership programs but it will also allow you to become a part of worldwide community of Professional, Amatuer, and Fine Art Photographers, as well as appreciators and collectors of Photography.
Want to get published?
Want others to see your work in print?
Let others know what you are doing?
Since 2000, our bimonthly newsletter, the Contact Sheet, has published 1,375 member’s photographs and listed 8,000 gallery shows, workshops, competitions in which our members have participated.
Our color exhibition catalogues have been widely praised for their design and quality. Since we began publishing color exhibition catalogues in 2001, we have reproduced 1,210 images from 1,007 artists in exhibition catalogs which are sent to over 200 galleries, museums, curators, art directors, photography magazines and collectors. TPS programs have been held in 22 Texas cities and in California, New Mexico, New York, Florida, France, Italy, Germany and Greece. Via the Contact Sheet, our monthly e-mail newsletter and web site, we keep you up-to-date on statewide photographic exhibits, national contests and workshops as well as member news.
Collectors' Print Program
Do you want to collect photography?
Members joining TPS at higher membership levels are eligible to receive, at a discounted price, a fine art print from featured established artists. Selected photographs for 2010 are by Peter Liepke, Scott Martin, Adam Jahiel, Kat Moser and Tammy Cromer-Campbell. We have sold 1,183 photographs in September's Fine Print Auction which is a part of PHOTOTexas weekend.
We have auctioned prints from nationally known photographers such as: Eve Arnold, Michael Kenna, Harry Benson, John Sexton, Ruth Bernhard, Keith Carter, Jerry Uelsman, Kate Breakey and Kim Weston. Our color Auction Catalog is a great resource, not only for collectors but of contemporary photography. An excellent way to build an eclectic personal photography collection is through the TPS Member's Print Exchange. Participants submit one of their own archivally-printed and mounted images which will be randomly traded to another contributing member.
Want to have your work looked
at by nationally known curators?
Maybe looking for an opportunity for exposure?
No problem, we do that. Jurors for TPS shows have included: Anthony Bannon (Director, George Eastman House); Barbara Crane (Director, Photography Department, Chicago Art Institute) Van Deren Coke (Curator Emeritus, San Francisco MOMA); Jean Caslin (Executive Director, Houston Center for Photography); Roy Flukinger (Senior Curator of Photography & Film, Ransom Center University of Texas at Austin) Peter Hay Halpert (Contributing Editor, American Photo Magazine); Jeffrey Hoone (Director, Light Work); Arthur Ollman (Director, Museum of Photographic Arts); Charles Stainback (Director of Exhibitions, International Center of Photography); D. J. Stoudt (Art Director, Texas Monthly Magazine) Anne Tucker (Curator of Photographs, Houston Museum of Fine Arts), Wendy Watriss (Co-founder & Curator Houston's International FotoFest), Jamie Lee Curtis (Actress and Child Book Author), Christopher Broughton (Chair of Photography at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University), and Katherine Ware (Santa Fe Workshops).
Since 2000, TPS has sponsored 58 exhibitions that have been shown in 17 Texas cities, Florida, New York, San Francisco, and Europe. Through sister organizations in Europe, TPS members have exhibited at the prestigious Arles exhibition in France. Members’ images have also appeared in Italy, Germany, and Greece.
Within the past 5 years, TPS has sponsored:
The National Competition: Open to all members and nonmembers alike and tours the state. TNC has appeared in 14 Texas cities: Abilene, Alpine, Austin, Corpus Christi, Crosbyton, Dallas, El Paso, Kilgore, Longview, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, and San Antonio.
The Members Only Show: Now in its 24th year, the show opens in different cities each year with work selected by a local prominent juror. Prior MOS's have opened in Austin, Beaumont, Dallas, El Paso, Galveston, Houston, Longview, Lubbock, San Marcos, and San Francisco, California.
The Big Bend Show: Juried by Roy Flukinger, Curator of Photography at the Ranson Center at the University of Texas; a 3 year traveling exhibit co-sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Alternative Processes: Juried by Christopher James, Author and Professor and Chair, The Art Institute of Boston; a 3 year traveling exhibit co-sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
The Student Exhibition: Juried by Keith Carter, Author, artist, professor Lamar University; a 2 year traveling exhibition. And again in 2009, juried by Kathy Vargas, Professor of Photography at The Incarnate Word University in San Antonio.
Childhood: An International Photo Exhibition: Juried by Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress and Childrens' Book Author; traveling for 2 years. Opened at the Dougherty Art Center in Austin, TX.
Our Town:Amarillo Photo Competition: Juried by D. Clarke Evans (TPS President and NBA Photographer) and Nine Francois (Fine Art Photographer); opened at Southern Lights Gallery in Amarillo, TX.
And three exhibitions in Arles, France and one in Italy.
Got a website?
Want to increase traffic on your website?
Just send a thumbnail of your favorite image - we'll put it with the other thumbnails of members Catherine Ames (London); Jim Megargee (New York); Chip Hooper (Carmel, CA) Dan Burkholder (Carrollton, TX); Arthur Meyerson (Houston) Keith Carter (Beaumont, TX) and Paula Chamlee (Ottsville, PA).
Lost the information on a current exhibit?
No problem, check out our extensive list of exhibitions from around the state.
Interested in taking a workshop in New Mexico?
Italy? Morocco? Austin?
Link up with one on the Workshops page a listing of photography workshops available everywhere.
Have a suggestion for TPS?
Let us know!
Members' Print Exchange
At this annual event, each participating member submits one archivally-printed and mounted image for trade with other contributing TPS members. Names are then randomly matched with one of the submitted prints. In this way, the Exchange enables participants to add a fine print from a fellow member to their photographic collection.