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TPS Exhibtions > The Childhood Competition

Childhood: An Internatioal Photo Exhibition
An exhibition juried by Jamie Lee Curtis that opened at Dougherty Arts Center in Austin, TX in January 2010.

Polly Gaillard
Polly Gaillard
Greenville, South Carolina
Car Balloons

Childhood: An International Photo Exhibition

This Exhibit is currently available to rent until December 2012.

Click here to view the gallery of the Accepted Entries.
Thank you to all who entered and for your support of the Texas Photographic Society. Congratulations to the 45 artist whose work was selected for the exhibition. We look forward to an outstanding exhibition and will keep all informed about the exhibit in Austin. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

D. Clarke Evans

Childhood: An International Photo Exhibition Calendar
December 14
Prints due in San Antonio, TX.

January 7
Show Opening and Artist Reception, 6p-8p, at the Dougherty Art Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road, in Austin, TX.

January 14
Artist and Opening Reception, 6-8p

If Your Work is Accepted:

1. Send one exhibition print for each accepted photograph.

2. Prints must be mounted and overmatted to 16˝x 20˝ using white matte board. Maximum print size is 12˝x16˝. Smaller prints, 3˝x5˝ for example, are acceptable as long as they are mounted and overmatted to the 16˝x20˝ size.

3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you after the exhibition. Prints WITHOUT postage will not be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received. Do NOT frame the print.

4. Send $5 for each print accepted to defray exhibition expense.

5. When packing your print – Do NOT use Styrofoam peanuts.

6. The print must reach us by December 14, 2009.

Send your print to:

Texas Photographic Society
6338 N. New Braunfels # 174
San Antonio TX 78209
Questions? Call Clarke at 210-824-4123

TPS encourages the sale of exhibited photographs. The commission charged will be 50% of the sales price. Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work and home), and sales amount on the back of each matt board. If your print is Not-For-Sale (NFS) state so, but list a dollar amount for insurance. If you do not list a dollar amount, the art work will be listed as Not-For-Sale.

TPS will exercise all due care in handling slides and prints, but will not be responsible for loss, damage, or replacement. Please submit duplicate slides and prints.

TPS retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain Copyrights to their individual works.

Accepted Artists

Name City ST # Image Title Award
Keith Adams Montclair NJ 6 Image 8
Richard Adams Dallas TX 2 Wish
Angela Bacon-Kidwell Wichita Falls TX 4 fishes woe 1 Honorable Mention
Len Bernstein Forestburgh NY 7 Man and boy sleeping in train
Tami Bone Austin TX 8 Somewhere Else
Kathryn Clark Chagrin Falls OH 5 Angel
Francis Crisafio Pittsburg PA 1 The Children of Manchester #1 Second Place
Chad Davis North Richland Hills TX 7 Anticipation
Glenda Derveloy Henderson TX 6 Blake & Emma Sleeping
Lynn Dobson Austin TX 7 Peek-a-smile
Desiree Edkins Scottsdale AZ 2 Float  
      5 Sparkles  
Laura Epstein-Norris Mill Valley CA 1 Boobies
Shabbir Ferdous Dhaka, Bangladesh   1 The Sunny Slide Third Place
      3 Little Rain Third Place
      8 Stay Third Place
Martine Fougeron New York NY 2 Nicolas Resisting  
      3 Adrien Bathing  
      10 Sleepover Party  
Lynn R. Friedman San Francisco CA 8 Bucket Boy
Polly Gailland Greenville SC 1 House First Place
      4 The Kiss First Place
      5 Car Balloons First Place
Harry Giglio Pittsburgh PA 9 Boys at School
Gloria Golden Plainview NY 3 Cooling off
Ana Maria Gonzalez Seguin TX 9 Puerto Rico
Joe Guerriero Newton NJ 3 Girl in Burqa, Pakistan  
      6 Boys jumping, Pakistan  
Jim Haberman Chapel Hill NC 3 Goat herder, India
Alissa Hollimon Dallas TX 9 Twice as tough Honorable Mention
R.R. Jones Santa Cruz CA 7 Young Dancers, Chamagi, Bali
Joni Kabana Portland OR 6 Darian
Max Kellenberger San Francisco CA 2 Back Flip
Eileen Kennedy Philidelphia PA 8 A Long Day
Parris Kitt Tyler TX 1 Catching Rainbows
Andrea Land Springfield MO 6 Josephine Honorable Mention
Rob Lang New York City NY 3 Bucks Bridge, Windsor, SC  
      4 Happy Birthday, Brianna  
Billie Mercer Laredo TX 5 The Yell
Marc A. Morales Austin TX 1 Plant People
Tara Morris Jamaica Plains MA 3 Fear Honorable Mention
Breanna Ortlund Flagstaff AZ 5 Untitled
Stan Raucher Seattle WA 1 Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn  
Charles Rozier Westport CT 2 Anna, Cups, 2003  
      5 Laura, Goggles, 2004  
      8 Helena, Doughnuts, 2006  
Betsy Schneider Tempe AZ 1 Silver Mask, 2008
Debora Schwedhelm Lansing KS 6 The Kids at Lake Perry
Tamir Sher Tel-Aviv, Isreal   1 Untitled  
      4 Untitled  
Dee Smart Santa Fe NM 2 Hello Baby Sister
Deborah Smith Austin TX 4 Untitled 4
Pio Son Yang-Chun-Gu   3 The 4th Batter on the Gervasio Avenue
Tabitha Soren Berkley CA 9 Untitled, 30115-2
Paige Stoyer Portland OR 9 First Snowfall
Ann Texter Georgetown TX 3 Honolulu Babies
Robert J. Warren Houston TX 2 Playing in History
Alice Wright Abilene TX 2 Cambodian boys playing on boat.  
      4 Father and daughter, Panama  
Leah Zawadzki Orange CA 2 Waterplay

Click here to view a catalog of accepted entries.

Juror's Pre-Jurying Comments:
Childhood is fleeting – yet sometimes, in a fraction of a second, photographers can capture its essence: joy, pain, play, boredom, frustration, elation. As an author of children's books I have tried to capture what it feels like to be a child - the good and the bad - and to stimulate a dialogue between children and parents regarding the issues raised in the book. I hope to see creative work that captures childhood's many guises.

Jamie Lee Curtis


About the Juror:
Jamie Lee Curtis is a film actress with starring roles in such acclaimed films as Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places and A Fish Called Wanda. In television, Ms. Curtis co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the sitcom Anything But Love, as well as the title role in TNT’s adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein’s play, The Heidi Chronicles, and the CBS telefilm, Nicholas’ Gift.

Ms. Curtis is also an author of best-selling children’s books with net sales of all editions exceeding 4.6 million units. In addition to her eighth book, BIG WORDS for Little People which was released in September, 2008 and debuted as #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List, she is the author of Is There Really A Human Race?, It’s Hard To Be Five, Learning How To Work My Control Panel, I’m Gonna Like Me, Letting Off A Little Self Esteem, Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery, Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born, and When I Was Little, A Four-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth.

Ms. Curtis is also an AIDS activist and has a deep and active connection to many children’s charities including, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles as well as being the official spokesperson for CAAF (The Children Affected by Aids Foundation) and on whose Executive Advisory Board she is a serving member and The Starlight/Starbright Foundation. Ms. Curtis is a recovering alcoholic/addict and is honored to serve on the Board of Directors of CASA (The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University) and The Scott Hitt Foundation.

She is the mother of Annie, age 22 and Thomas, age 13 and has been married for 24 years to actor/director Christopher Guest.


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