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TPS Exhibtions > The International Competition

TPS 20: The International Competition
An exhibition juried by Arno Rafael Minkkinen that will open at the A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX on August 27, 2011.

TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
TPS 20: The International Competition

An exhibition catalog will be available for purchase at blurb.com.

TPS 20 Calendar

July 5 Entries due in San Antonio, TX.

Aug 5 Notification to accepted entrants sent by mail and posted at texasphoto.org.

Aug 18 Prints due in San Antonio, TX.

Aug 27 Show opens at the A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX.

Aug 27 Artist Reception from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Sep 25 Show closes at A Smith Gallery. Exhibition will then tour Texas for one year.

Accepted Artists:
Thank you to all who entered and for your support of the Texas Photographic Society. Congratulations to the 38 artist whose work was selected for the exhibition. We look forward to an outstanding exhibition and will keep all informed about the exhibit in Johnson CIty, Texas. Remember, the show will tour Texas for one year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,
D. Clarke Evans

If Your Work is Accepted
1. Send one exhibition print for each photograph that is accepted.

2. Prints must be mounted and overmatted using white matte board 16"x20" with at least 2" of matte showing on all sides of the print. Maximum print size is 12"x16". Smaller prints, 3"x5" for example, are acceptable if 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 prints.

4. No peanuts and please be considerate of our limited storage space when choosing packaging.

5. Send $5 for each print accepted to defray exhibition expenses.

6. Prints must be received by August 22, 2011.

Send your print(s) to:
Texas Photographic Society
6338 N. New Braunfels # 174
San Antonio TX 78209
Questions? Call Clarke at 210-824-4123

Name City
State
No. Accepted
Image Number
Image Title Award
Richard A. Ashmore Orange
TX
1
9
Storm, Sandoval County, New Mexico, 2009  
Angela Bacon-Kidwell Wichita Falls
TX
4
1
Algebra of Darkness First Place
   
2
The un Climbable Fence  
   
3
Accession  
   
4
Yangzhou Chimera  
Bill Bruzy Austin
TX
2
1
Shadow Self  
   
4
Old School  
Shelley Calton Houston
TX
1
4
Alana  
Ellen Cantor Rolling Hills Est
CA
1
3
Out of Alignment  
Troy Colby Beloit
KS
2
2
Our Falling World Series 2  
   
5
The Dream of Flight 2  
Margo Cooper Nashua
NH
5
1
Hanging Out Second Place
   
2
Kids Flying  
   
5
Summer Day  
   
7
Afternoon at the Pool  
   
8
Trysting Place  
Charles R. Corda Coconut Grove
FL
4
1
Twillingate, Newfoundland 1 Third Place
   
2
Twillingate, Newfoundland 2  
   
5
Foodland, Twillingate, Newfoundland  
   
6
Cemetery, Lark Harbor, Newfoundland  
Francis Crisafio Pittsburgh
PA
1
2
Three Little Birds  
Kay J. Denton Horseshoe Bay
TX
1
2
Sunflower Girl  
Mary Economidy Chicago
IL
2
1
Train to Limon  
   
2
Carpe Diem  
Mark L. Eshbaugh Chelmsford
MA
1
1
Ximon # 92  
Paul Ford Seattle
WA
1
7
Blvd Sebastopol  
Jessica Fuentes Fort Worth
TX
1
1
Pearls 0019 Hon. Mention
George Gati Poughquaq
NY
1
1
Street Sweeper Under the Waterfall  
Kip Harris Nova Scotia
Canada
1
1
Fabrica de Hilados y Tejidos Lana, # 1  
Carol Isaak Portland
OR
1
1
Jerusalem Conundrum  
Jacqueline Langelier San Francisco
CA
1
8
Untitled 8  
Robert Lanier Tucson
AZ
1
1
Broken Dreams Canyon Troviler  
Heidi Lender Garberville
CA
1
4
Untitled, from the series Green Dress Hon. Mention
Harry Longstreet Bainbridge Isl
WA
1
3
Guardian Angel  
John Mastenbrook Austin
TX
1
4
Cemetery, Dia de los Muertos, Playa del Carmern, Mexico  
Dan McCormack Accord
NY
1
1
Erika K 1-30-11 3AB  
Billie Mercer Laredo
TX
1
3
Cajun Casino  
Christopher E. Morse Cumberland
ME
1
8
Boshing, No. 100  
Jackson Nichols Fremont
CA
1
1
Dreams (Self-Portrait)  
Allen Palmer Newton Highlands
MA
2
1
Untitled Hon. Mention
   
3
Untitled  
Rick Rembisz Garland
TX
2
2
Seven Hours in Brooklyn 2 Hon. Mention
   
5
Seven Hours in Brooklyn 5  
Paul Rose Lakewood
CO
2
3
Dynjandisvogur 2, Iceland  
   
4
Cliffs, Bolungarvik, Iceland  
Charles Rozier Westport
CT
2
2
Harry, Helena, Patio (2009)  
   
8
Harry, Helena, Patio (2009)  
Robert H. Schwartz Houston
TX
1
2
Havana Cruiser/Havana Series  
Debora Schwedhelm Tampa
FL
1
8
Seagulls  
Carol Serur San Marcos
TX
1
1
Rush Hour  
Dolores Smart Santa Fe
NM
2
3
Father and Son Chin Game  
   
7
One Blue Eye, One Brown Eye  
William Snypes Houston
TX
3
1
River Ganges at Night  
   
3
Funeral Pyres on the Ganges  
   
7
Evening in the Fortress-Rathambore  
Len Speier New York
NY
2
1
Reflections SW Harbor, Maine  
   
5
Dad Plus Three, Bus Series Hon. Mention
Beckwith Thompson Odessa
TX
2
4
Globe  
   
7
Tru Ava  
John Wrather Longview
TX
1
5
Great Escape  

TPS 20 is open to amateurs and professionals, TPS members and non-members.

How to enter the competition:

  1. Download a PDF entry form that you can print and mail to us. OR
  2. Fill out and submit our web form. OR
  3. Fill out and return the TPS 20 brochure that you may have received in the mail.

How to pay the competition fees:

To pay your entry fee using our secure server.

To pay via PayPal, click Buy Now.

To send entries via email:
1. In the body of the email please provide us with a list as follows, number each image so that it matches the file naming conventions given below. For each image: provide the title, process used, price/NFS, and size. We also require your name, address, city, state, zip code, and telephone numbers.

2. Files should be no greater than 1000 pixels in the longest dimension and saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum). Images should be at 72dpi and saved in the sRGB color space.

3. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by your name. For example, 1SamJones, 2SamJones, etc. Also, do not use spaces in the image's title (use underscores if needed). Use only alpha-numeric characters (do not use: .:’”/?}{()[ ]+-=*&^ %$#@!.).

4. You may pay with a credit card using our secure web site (link is at the top of the page) or pay by check (the address is in the "If Your Work is Accepted" section). Alternatively, you may also include a Visa or MasterCard number along with the expiration date and the 3-digit security code in your email. Please keep in mind that your email is NOT secure.

5. Email files to shows@texasphoto.org.

Sales
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 print accepted. 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 NFS.

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

Reproduction
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.

Eligibility
TPS 20 is open to amateur and professional artists internationally. You do not have to be a TPS member to enter the competition. You may join TPS and enter. Entries cannot have been exhibited previously in a TPS show and must have been taken within the last five years. Entries must be submitted digitally.

Juror's Pre-Jurying Comments:
For the last forty years I have focused my direction in photography on a single body of work. The images I made in 1970 are not much different from the prints that emerge from rolls of film waiting to be processed in my darkroom today.

But my appreciation for our medium is totally the opposite. As a teacher with stints in Finland, at MIT, the Philadelphia College of Art, and now at UMass Lowell where I am a professor today, my lectures and writings are devoted to the broad plurality of the very word Herschel coined for us. Fine art and commercial, color or black & white, view camera or the latest digital, I take great pleasure and sustenance from any direction a lens can be pointed. Documentary, contemporary, fashion, still life, technical advances, and revitalized throwbacks, our rich tradition remains so because it continues to grow and yet shows no loss of memory either.

Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Professor of Art
University of Massachusetts Lowell

About the Juror:
Arno Rafael Minkkinen is a Finnish-American photographer. He was born in Helsinki in 1945 and emigrated to the United States in 1951. A graduate of Wagner College with a BA in English Literature, he began taking self-portraits in 1971 while working as an advertising copywriter on Madison Avenue in New York. Studying later at Rhode Island School of Design, he earned his MFA degree in photography in 1974. Over the past four decades, Minkkinen has been primarily engaged as a teacher, curator, and writer while continuing to devote his photographic research and energies to the self-portrait: unmanipulated images of the naked human figure
in the natural landscape.


Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Minkkinen also serves as Docent at Aalto University of Art & Design Helsinki. Earlier in his teaching career he served as Assistant Professor at MIT, Visiting Artist at Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), and the École d’Arts Appliqués in Vevey, Switzerland. He has conducted workshops in Maine, Tuscany, Colorado, New Mexico, China, Finland, France, Italy, Lithuania, and Norway. Spirit Level Workshops have been offered periodically to UMass Lowell students together with Finnish, French, Italian, and Swiss students in Russia, Eastern Europe, Italy, and Mexico.

Published and exhibited worldwide, Minkkinen’s work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, the Centre Pompidou and Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography among many others.

Six monographs have been published: Frostbite (1978), Waterline (1994, winner of the 25th Rencontres d’Arles Book Prize), Body Land (1999), SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, 35 Years of Photographs (2005), Homework: The Finnish Photographs (2008), and Balanced Equation (2010). SAGA premiered at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA in 2005. The 120-print retrospective toured Romania, Slovakia, Finland, Italy, China, and Canada.

Ten galleries represent Minkkinen’s work: Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, Barry Friedman Ltd. and Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York, Fay Gold in Atlanta, Galerie Agathe Gaillard in Paris, Galerie Valérie Bach in Bruxelles, Photo & Contemporary in Torino, Galerie Anhava in Helsinki, InFocus Gallery in Köln, and SEE + Artspace Gallery in Beijing.

Serving a four-year term as national board member of the Society of Photographic Education, Minkkinen was conferred knighthood with the First Class Order of the Lion Medal by the Finnish government in 1992 and awarded the Finnish State Art Prize in Photography in 2006.

Learn more about Arno Rafael Minkkinen.

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