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Website updated March 22, 2015
15 competitions, 1 with deadline of March 27, members' workshops in Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina, California and Mexico; and exhibits

Current TPS Exhibits, Call For Entries and Other News

TPS 24 Call for Entries has closed!
Winners will be announced April 15, 2015. For mroe information on this competition and shipping directions, visit the TPS 24 page:

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 March 31, 2015.

Mary Ellen MarkAlternative Processes Winners Announcement!
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 MarkTPS Member Workshop Discount with Dan Burkholder
Creative iPhone Imagery: Capture to Print at Santa Fe Workshops
March 22 - March 27, 2015

Anyone can make a decent photo with an iPhone. But if decent isn’t good enough, open your eyes and get your creative juices pumping as Dan teaches you how to craft images that you're proud to share, exhibit, and sell. During five enriching days of photographing, processing, and printing, your every artistic iPhone urge is given ample time to flex and stretch. Join Dan and explore adventurous new ideas and techniques for iPhone capture, processing, and printing. Leave behind the ocean of “me too” filter effects and borders as you master a vast assortment of techniques that elevate your iPhone images from okay to outstanding!

Michael P. Smith Fund Accepting Applications for $5,000 Grant. Deadline Approaching!!
The New Orleans Alliance (NOPA) will begin accepting applications thru March 30, 2015 for the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) 2015 grant. This fund, established by NOPA to honor the legendary New Orleans photographer Michael P. Smith, awards one $5,000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.The2015 juror is Emma Reynes, Director of Programs at the Magnum Foundation. Submit your work by following this link:

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

Greece: Land of Beauty with Harvey Stein Photo WorkshopsMary Ellen Mark
An exciting photographic journey to Athens and the beautiful Greek islands
May 9-18, 2015
A new photography workshop to Greece this May. The workshop will take us to Athens and to the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini, for ten days beginning May 9th. Ten days full of vibrant city and village scenes, friendly people, historical sites, landmarks and endless scenic beauty. Harvey Stein is offering this workshop with Margarita Mavromichalis, a native and resident of Athens. She has extensive knowledge of Greece, in addition to being a wonderful photographer and organizer.

The workshop is limited to 12 people. The cost of the workshop is $3800. This includes tuition, hotel, (double occupancy; there are a limited number of single rooms available for a $600 single supplement), nine breakfasts, and two dinners, flights to Crete and from Santorini, and one ferry trip to Santorini from Crete. The fee does not include airfares and meals except where noted above. To register or if you have questions, please call Harvey at 212-316-9157 or email at

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.

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.

Mary Ellen MarkA 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.....

Martha Gremm had a solo exhibition of 13 images from her Instants Series go on show this weekend at the Camerawork Gallery in Mary Ellen MarkPortland from January 31 to February 27, 2015.
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Prints by Malcolm Easton were selected for Magical Events at The Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, NY,Reflections at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and Treasure at the A Smith Gallery.

One of Roger Levesque's photo has been accepted into the Seventeenth Annual Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit, Brownwood, Texas, and received an Honorable Mention Award for his Floating Schrooms.

image left: FLoating Schrooms © Roger Levesque; image right: unknown © Martha Gremm

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Upcoming Member Exhibitions

Mary Ellen MarkHammond Hall Art Gallery. Fitchburg State University. 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg, MA, 01420. 978.665.3000. Frank Armstrong: Photographic Exhibit. Show runs thru Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Gallery Talk:  Thursday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m.
In most cases, people think of landscapes as a sweeping view of mountains, lakes, rivers, meadows, etc., but with a cultural overlay of human presence, they become social landscapes. Landscape is notnecessarily defined by its scope and size, it can be defined by its relevance to its usage. ~Frank ArmstrongMary Ellen Mark

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. 75 Bennett St. NW, Ste. A2, 404.367.8700. Tu-Sa: 10a-5p. Gathered: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, includes work by Timothy H. McCoy, on exhibit thru April 11, 2015.

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: unknown © Kenny Braun

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Upcoming Competition DeadlinesMary Ellen Mark
Illuminance Photography Contest at the Buddy Holly Center
Deadline: March 27, 2015

The Fine Arts Program of the Buddy Holly Center is now accepting entries to Illuminance, a biennial competitive exhibition featuring photographic work from across the nation, and beyond. The Buddy Holly Center, located in Lubbock, Texas, is committed to the promotion of contemporary visual arts and educational programs. This year the theme of Illuminance is The Feeling of the Rural Night, and will be juried by Rixon Reed. To learn more about how to enter, click here.

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.

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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