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TPS Exhibtions > The International Competition

TPS 21: The International Competition
An exhibition juried by Aline Smithson that opened at the A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX.

TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
TPS 21: The International Competition

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

TPS 21 Calendar
06-18-12 Entries due in San Antonio, TX.
07-03-12 Notification to accepted entrants sent by mail and posted at texasphoto.org.
07-19-12 Prints due in San Antonio, TX.
08-03-12 Show opens at the A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX.
08-25-12 Artist Reception from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
08-26-12 Show closes at A Smith Gallery. Exhibition will then tour Texas for one year.

Dec 2013 Show opens at the Center for Contemporary Art in Abilene, TX.
Jan 2013 Show closes at the Center for Contemporary Art.
04-02-13 Shows opens at the TCC Gallery in Longview, TX
06-28-13 Show closes at the TCC Gallery.

Awards
First Place $500
Second Place $300
Third Place $200
up to 5 Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each
The first prize winner will also receive a solo feature on the Lenscratch blogzine.

Accepted Artists:
Thank you to all who entered and for your support of the Texas Photographic Society. Congratulations to the 59 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 to 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 July 19, 2012.

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

To view a gallery of accepted images.

Accepted Entries:

Name City
State
No.
Accepted
Image
Number
Title Award
Vincent Adamo Austin
TX
1
6
Gay Hill Missionary Baptist Church  
Linda Alterwitz Las Vegas
NV
1
3
Number 30 from the series In-Sight  
Tami Bone Austin
TX
1
1
Cypress  
Al Braden Austin
TX
1
3
Indian Blankets  
Brad Browne Palmerton
PA
1
8
Waiting  
Valerie Cargo Kincardine
ON
1
7
Rays of Hope  
Troy Colby Beloit
KS
1
10
The Dream of Flight  
Charles R. Corda Coconut Grove
FL
1
2
Two Art Dealers and Six Photographs, 12/2011  
Francis Crisafio Pittsburgh
PA
2
1
Holdup in the Hood #1  
   
5
Holdup in the Hood #5 First Place
Faustinus Deraet Austin
TX
1
4
Untitled Number 4: From the series Observing Ania  
Malcolm Easton Berkely
CA
1
1
Untitled  
Mary Economidy Chicago
IL
1
5
Taj Girls  
Jon Edwards South Freeport
ME
1
2
Empty Cage, Eagle Island, Maine 2011  
Mark L. Eshbaugh Chelmsford
MA
1
1
Carlisle, MA #4681  
David Gardner San Francisco
CA
1
10
End of Day, Valley of Fire State Park, NV  
Amy Holmes George McKinney
TX
1
5
Laundry Day  
Shawna Gibbs Claremont
NH
1
9
Glow Series 3  
Gloria Golden Plainview
NY
1
5
Tarahumara  
Jeremy Green Austin
TX
1
2
Equinox  
Martin Gremm Houston
TX
1
2
Business Casual  
Mark Hopkins Lincoln
MA
1
5
A Silence of Echoes  
Stephen Houston Austin
TX
1
4
Window to Somewhere Else, 2010  
Kirsten Hoving Middlebury
VT
1
1
Coma Berenices, Berenice's Hair Second Place
Danny Hurley Dallas
TX
1
3
Polewalkers  
Susan Jacobs Brooklyn
NY
1
3
Rising Orb  
Joni Kabana Portland
OR
1
5
Addisu  
Sandra Klein Los Angeles
CA
1
3
My East/West Opera  
Peter Lindstrom Brooklyn
NY
1
3
Walk with Me Image No. 3  
Elliott McDowell Santa Fe
NM
1
1
Sweet Lassy, Point Reyes, California  
Barry McNew Greenville
TX
1
8
That Time is Past Honorable Mention
Dinah McNew Greenville
TX
1
1
In the Light  
Cheryl Medow Santa Monica
CA
1
2
Great Egret la Honorable Mention
Yvette Meltzer Evanston
IL
1
1
Step by Step Third Place
Edgar Miller Fort Worth
TX
1
5
Cowboy Reflection  
Jill Tucker Moore St. Francisville
LA
1
4
Trustees, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, Louisiana  
Linda Morrow Long Beach
CA
1
6
Calla # 101  
Jane Olin Carmel Valley
CA
3
Unitled 1: From Plastic Camera Series  
Lori Pond Los Angeles
CA
1
2
Teacup from the series, Divorce  
Emma Powell Middlebury
VT
1
5
Dusk  
Stan Raucher Seattle
WA
1
4
Linea 2 near Montesanto, Napels Honorable Mention
Barbra Riley Corpus Christi
TX
1
1
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, No. 9227  
Donna Rosser Fayetteville
GA
1
9
Near Palmetto  
Charles Rozier Westport
CT
1
2
Cornelia and Helena Honorable Mention
Jimmy Salmon Longview
TX
1
9
Still Life with Shells  
Patricia Sandler Los Angeles
CA
1
3
The Gate  
Amanda Schilling Galveston
TX
1
1
Vanishing Presence  
Dolores Smart Santa Fe
NM
1
2
Big Catch  
Amanda Smith Johnson City
TX
1
5
October 21 3(Waiting)  
Verner Soler Los Angeles
CA
1
1
Untitled # 1  
Len Speier New York
NY
1
9
Boca Ladies Pool Club, Boca Raton, Florida  
Steven Stokan Austin
TX
1
3
Leap for Joy  
Joanne Urban Boca Raton
FL
1
3
Chayote  
Samantha VanDeman Villa Park
IL
1
1
Television Room Honorable Mention
Kristin Ware Converse
TX
1
1
The Legacy of Windy Hill Farm  
Carol Watson Blanco
TX
1
10
Penang Study 10  
Sandra Chen Weinstein Lake Forrest
CA
1
2
Contemplation  
Carolyn Whiteside San Marcos
TX
1
3
Smokies Sunrise  
Dave Wilson Austin
TX
1
2
Flatiron Building, Manhattan  
Dianne Yudelson Pleasanton
CA
1
2
End of an Era  

Juror's Pre-Jurying Comments:
Today's photographic landscape is not an easy one to traverse. There has never been a time in history when so many human beings are holding cameras, and those cameras are available in every possible incarnation. There has never been a time in history when image makers have so many options in which to approach the making of photographs. And it's within this current landscape that that photographers are asked to stand apart, to be authentic, to be technically proficient, create beautiful prints, and to transform the viewer in some new way. These are not easy tasks. It requires a single mindedness and commitment to craft, and a way of seeing that comes from having a unique voice and story to tell.

I am very cognizant that art-based photography is judged alongside compelling documentary photography. I am aware that simplicity is a good thing, but so is complexity. I am looking for truthful photographs, for images that come from the heart, that transform me in some small way, and keep me thinking about them long after I first meet them. I look forward to spending time with your work.

Aline Smithson
Founder and Editor of Lenscratch
Fine Art Photographer
Educator
Los Angeles, CA

About the Juror:
After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. Now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Lenswork Extended, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines. She has exhibited widely including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lishui Festival in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Pairs, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. Aline writes and edits the blog, Lenscratch, has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, is a contributing writer for Diffusion, Too Much Chocolate, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photoeye, and has been curating and juroring exhibitions for a number of galleries and on-line magazines. She was a 2009, 2010, and 2011 juror for Critical Mass, and a reviewer at Review LA in 2010 and 2011, amongst other venues. Though she was nominated for The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 and for The Santa Fe Prize in Photography in 2009 by Center, she considers her children her greatest achievement.

Learn more about Aline Smithson.

TPS 21 is open to amateurs and professionals, TPS members and non-members.

How to enter the competition:
Download a PDF entry form that you can print and mail to us.
Fill out and submit our web form. OR
Type the requested information on a blank sheet of paper and 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 72ppi 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 21 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.

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 July 19, 2012.

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


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