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Website updated April 22, 2015
11 competitions, 1 with deadline of April 20, members' workshops in Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina, California and Mexico; and exhibits

Current TPS Exhibits, Call For Entries and Other News

TPS 24: The International Competition Award Winners
Dr. David Coleman, Director of the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, and juror of TPS 24: The International Competition, has named the award winners for this year's competition. The show will open at the Witliff Gallery at Texas State University on June 1st. Stay tuned for the entire online catalog.
Mary Ellen MarkFirst Prize Winner: Thomas Foster of Friendwood, Texas for his image Tres Amigas (image left, top)

Second Place Winner: Leba Marquez of North Hollywood, CA for her image
Like Father, Like Son (image left, middle)

Third Place Winner: Jessie I. Eisner-Kleyle of Metairie, LA for her image Siren (image left, bottom)

Honorable Mentions were also awarded to Pierre Cook, Tom Feher, Bernard Mendoza, Tom Morin, and Donna Rosser.

To learn more about this competition, visit this link.

Would you like your upcoming exhibit, competition and other photo related events included on the website or in the next Contact Sheet?
Please submit announcements for inclusion in the next Contact Sheet to TPS President Amy Holmes George at by April 30, 2015.

Alternative Processes Winners Announcement!Mary Ellen Mark
Congratulations to the following 30 photographers selected by Christopher James for Alternative Processes Show!
Our Alternative Processes Show will open on April 6th at Options Gallery in Odessa, TX. Stay tuned for the release of the exhibition catalog. First Prize goes to Hannah Neal. Second Prize: Nancy Goodrich. Third prize: Elizabeth Bauer

Contemporary alternative process artists, in the society of the antiquarian avant-garde, comprise a movement defined by humanistic sensibilities, cultural / critical perspectives, and craft in harmony with equally refined conceptual vision. In this light, alternative process image making, as a mode of artistic expression, is not about the technique used, the camera, or whether the original was the result of digital or film capture. ~ Christopher James

The view the selected winners for the Alternative Processes Competition, follow this link for an online gallery.

image left: Ema Montes Le Dome No. 18 2014 by Hannah Neal



Mary Ellen MarkTPS Presents the Print Program for 2015
TPS 2015 Print Program photographers for 2014 have been selected. Members joining at the Friend, or Benefactor levels may choose from an exclusive selection of fine prints by prominent, contemporary photographers. This year's artists are:Mitch Dobrowner (Studio City, CA), Carol Golemboski (Lakewood, CO), Joel Salcido (Austin, Texas),Deb Schweldhelm (Zushi, Japan), and Dianne Yudelson (Pleasanton, CA).

All images are signed by the artist and may be purchased through December 31, 2015. Please note that each print is part of a special limited edition. So, purchase your print before it is sold out! If you have any questions, you may email TPS President Amy Holmes George at See more prints.


Mary Ellen MarkShootapolooza Photographers' Retreat
The A.Smith Gallery Fifth Anniversary Celebration along with the Shootapalooza photographers' retreat is coming up! June 21 through June 28, 2015 in Johnson City, Texas.
The week of Shootapolooza consists of show and tells and workshops, and lots of opportunities to mingle with other photographers at cook outs and brewery tours.

Other towns include during this week are Luckenbach, Austin, and Hye Texas, the Bat Cave's for an evening, a few special photo exhibitions and so much more!

This is a wonderful opportunity. To learn more about this week long photography escape, visit the Shootapolooza webite.

Today, join 1,290 others following TPS on facebook. You may have missed the following stores: Costa Concordia salvage, When Age Produces Beauty: Photographs of Legends at Work, Day to Night: 24 Hours in One Photo, Timelapse video shows nine years of 9/11 reconstruction, and 34 Amazing Photos of American Cities From 100 Years Ago.


Workshop Opportunities

Photography and Personal Vision at Focus Ranch with Karen Schulman
Slater, Colorado on June 14-20, 2015

Join Karen Sschulman at Focus Ranch, a real working cattle ranch located on the western Colorado and Wyoming border in a section of the Northern Rocky Mountains about 50 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs. The ranch headquarters are nestled in the Upper Little Snake River Valley, surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountain range, providing incredible sunrises and sunsets. Karen's expertise includes use of digital cameras as well as various alternative photographic processes.

A. Smith Gallery and the Summer Workshop SeriesMary Ellen Mark
The workshops include two seperate Wet Plate workshops with S. Gayle Stevens on June 26th and 27th. Each workshop is $200 and is limited to 12 attendees.
The will be four opportunities to take an Encaustic workshops with Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully will cover the basics and one for those that are a little more experienced. These workshops are $150, including all supplies, but limited to 8. TO find out more about these workshops, visit or contact Amanda Smith.

Bay Area Houston Photography Meetup
Dion McInnis offers Second Saturday Seeing programs, and a variety of instructional workshops. He teaches skills while encouraging all photographic knowledge to be used to enhance one's ability to see and then create. Using concepts from his book, The Seeing, Not the Taking, he informs, inspires and then reviews work students create in the sessions. To register:


Recent Member's News
Larry E. Fink was on display at Hardin-Simmons' Ira M. Taylor Gallery this past February 2015. He alsoparticipated in an Artist Talk as part of the Brownwood Art Association and juror of the Digital Photo Shoot-Out Competition in Brownwood, Texas. Follow this link to learn more about Larry E. Fink.

A photo by Kim Anderson was recently featured on Texas Highways Magazine's FB page as well as Traces of Texas FB page, attracting over 5,000 likes. image left.....

Special Kickstarter with Mark Paulda in Bhutan
We have seen numerous photos of Bhutan, except rarely from the Bhutanese perspective. In fact, the majority of the Bhutanese have never held a camera in their own hands! During Summer of 2015 Mark Paulda, photographer, will teach a group of Bhutanese the art of photography, then share with the Western world the genuine story of Bhutan entirely from their point of view via a traveling exhibition, and a printed book. This project needs your help to be successful. Visit this project on Kickstarter.

Hugh Adams won Second Place in the mobile category in the DMN Photographer of the Year Contest. You can see the winners at

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Upcoming Member Exhibitions

Tubac Center for the Arts. 9 Plaza Avenue, Tubac, AZ. 520.398.2371. Arte De Avian, thru April 26, 2015. Including two images by Dianne Yudelson: Starlings and East African Crowned Cranes.

Mary Ellen MarkA Smith Gallery. 105 N. Nugent. Johnson City, Texas. 512-422-4080. Mary Ellen MarkWater, juried by S. Gayle Stevens. Show opens May 22 thru June 28. Artist Receptions: May 30 & June 27, 4p-7p.

Lenscratch, The 2015 Hair Exhibition online.

Stephen L. Clark Gallery. 1101 West Sixth Street. Austin. 512-477-0934. Surf Texas: Photographs by Kenny Braun. Thru May 1, 2015.ArtistReception, Saturday, May 10. 6p-9p.

image left: Carol Erb, Adrift, Water exhibition's Juror's Award Winner; image right: Cube Study © Juan Fernandez (Lenscratch)

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Upcoming Competition DeadlinesMary Ellen Mark
Black & White @ the Center for Fine Art Photography
Deadline: April 1, 2015

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. To enter this competition, follow this link.

The Golden Hours: At Dusk and Dawn @ PhotoPlace Gallery
Deadline: April 6, 2015

Ambient light during the golden hours at the edges of the day creates a unique ambiance, whether you’re seaside, mountaintop, on city streets, behind doors, flying high, beneath the waves, or forest floor. This is light that affects all environments, and it can be pure magic through the lens. Eddie Soloway has agreed to jury this exhibition and we're thrilled to have his eye. For more information and application, click here.

Day of the Dog @ The Perfect Exposure Gallery
Deadline: April 20, 2015

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. This is a two-month-long summer exhibit. 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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