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Deadline: January 31, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Artists
Title: 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park
Sponsor: National Park Service

The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park's inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park's interpretative themes and supports the mission of the National Park Service.

The program provides an artist with uninterrupted time to pursue their work and the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs. Park housing is provided for a four-week session during the summer or fall season.

The artist is required to present several public programs during their residency. The programs must be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach.

Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at www.callforentry.org. For more information contact the artist-in-residence coordinator at jessica_kusky@nps.gov.


Deadline: February 2, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Artists
Title: Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival
Sponsor: The Center for Arts and Sciences

The Center for Arts and Sciences located in Clute, Texas presents the Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival on May 15 & 16, 2015. Display your artwork to our growing community of patrons on the tree-shaded grounds of The Center for the Arts & Sciences, located just one hour south of Houston. Fill out your artist application thru the ZAPP site. To learn more about the Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival, click here.


Deadline: February 3, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Dreams
Sponsor: Shots Magazine

SHOTS Magazine announces an international call for photographic work to be considered for publication in the Spring 2015 issue (no. 127). The theme is DREAMS. Please visit the SHOTS website for further information and guidelines.

A well-established, independent, quarterly photography journal in its 28th year of publication, SHOTS Magazine reaches an international community of photographers, educators, galleries, museums, collectors and other fine art photography enthusiasts. Submissions are accepted online or by mail (prints or CD).


Deadline: February 10, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Best Photo of the Year 2014
Sponsor: The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards invites professional and non-professional photographers, as well as photography students worldwide, to submit their work to be screened in the selection of the Best Images of the Year 2014, and be featured in the new gallery BestPHOTO. The look and feel of this new site can be seen HERE.

This is a single image selection. Series or portfolios are accepted but each photo will be juried individually.

A maximum of 10 photos can be submitted.

At least 100 images will be selected to be featured in the gallery along with the photographer’s data, website and a short bio. Images will also be shown in the home page, rotating every 2-3 days.

At least 40 images will be selected as Featured Photographers, and will be displayed in a full page, and in the home page rotating every week. The page of each Featured Photographer will contain the artist’s statement, a bio and a gallery of some of the photographer’s works. See a sample Here.

Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements  are welcome.

Digital or traditional photography or combinations of both are acceptable. Submissions are accepted only via email.


Deadline: February 11, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Landscapes
Sponsor: Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center for Fine Art Photography is not accepting images with interpretations on the theme Landscapes. With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror, Chantel Paul, and the Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow.

Juror, Chantel Paul is the Assistant Curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego, CA. She has curated a number exhibitions at MOPA including Unusual Suspects: The Paintings and Photograph of Holly Roberts (2012), Staking Claim: A California Invitational (2013), which included an accompanying catalog, After Ansel Adams (2014). To enter this competition, follow this link.


Deadline: February 16, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Travel
Sponsor: A. Smith Gallery

travel : excursion, tour, trip, sightseeing, globe-trotting, flying, movement, drive, junket, passage, ramble, cruise, wandering, biking, expedition, trek, ride, sailing, hop, voyage, walk, touring, wanderlust…..

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "travel" to A Smith Gallery by Februar y16, 2015. The entry fee is $30 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. Fifty five to sixty images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from April 3 to May 10, 2015. A reception will be held on April 25, 2015 from 4 to 7pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase. Awards are $325 for Juror's Award, $250 and an exhibition catalogue for Director's Award, five Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors' Choice Award.

Juror for "travel" will be Alison Wright.

For more information, visit asmithgallery.com/call-for-entry.


Deadline: February 28, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Woodstock A-I-R (artist-in-residence)
Sponsor: The Center for Photography at Woodstock

The Woodstock Artist-in-Residency Program is designed to support artists of color working in the photographic arts who reside in the United States that would benefit with access to time, facilities, financial, critical, and technical support. This activity is created with an emphasis on supporting artists working in the photographic arts who are at the brink of their careers and promising talent. All of us lead very busy lives – the drive for this program is to free the artist from the busy routines and demands of everyday – and to provide a sanctuary for creativity.

Woodstock A-I-R was listed amongst the top 20 residency programs in the U.S. by Artinfo. A-I-R’s receive accommodations at a historic artist residence located .5 miles from CPW and the center of Woodstock’s business district. They also receive 24/7 access to CPW’s workspace facilities (including black-&-white darkroom, digital imaging stations, and library), critical and technical support, stipend for food and travel, and honorarium, and exhibition and related opportunities. To learn more about how to enter, click here.


Deadline:March 2, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographers
Title: The International Competition 24
Sponsor: Texas Photographic Society

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.

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


Deadline:April 1, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographers
Title: Black & White
Sponsor: The Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center for Fine Art Photography is not accepting images with interpretations on the theme Black and White. With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror, Roy L. Flukinger, and the Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow.

Juror, Roy Flukinger, as Senior Research Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center, Flukinger assists in the development, administration and application of the collections. He has and continues to lecture and publish extensively in such fields as regional, cultural and contemporary photography, and the history of art and photography. He has produced nearly 50 exhibitions ranging from classical photohistory to contemporary photography, and from photographers’ retrospectives to American/regional/Texas photography. To enter this competition, follow this link.


Deadline:April 20, 2015
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Day of the Dog
Sponsor: The Exposures Gallery

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.

Now we are giving amateur and professional photographers the grand opportunity to show in our two-month-long summer exhibit,
Day of the Dog. 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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Last updated: January 10, 2015

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