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Website updated October 26, 2014
10 competitions, 1 with deadline of October 27, members' workshops in Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina, California and Mexico; and exhibits

Current TPS Exhibits, Call For Entries and Other News

Mary Ellen MarkMember's Only Show Winner Announcement!
Congratulations to the following 30 photographers selected by Jim Casper of LensCulture for TPS' 30th Anniversary commemorative Members' Only Show!
Our 27th Annual Members' Only Show will open on October 27 at Options Gallery in Odessa, TX. Stay tuned for the release of the exhibition catalog next month. First Proze goes to Dianne Yudelson. Second Prize: Cheryl Meadow. Third prize: Francis Crisafio. And Honorable mentions: Suzanne Demaree, Deb Kreimborg, Linda Morrow, Jan Anderson-Paxson, Dolores Smart.

To view the selected members' photographs, click here.

image:© Dianne Yudelson

TPS 2014 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: Cheryl Medow (Santa Monica, CA), Craig Barber (Woodstock, New York), Lupita Murillo Tinnen (Oak Point, Texas), Fran Forman (Watertown, Massachusetts), and Ann George (Shreveport, Louisiana). See more prints.

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.


Mary Ellen MarkBig News for Marfa!
New Executive and Official "art site".
Ballroom Marfa welcomed Executive Director Susan Sutton at a Sound Speed Marker cocktail receptionon October 10th. Sutton, a regular visitor to Far West Texas, joins Marfa after a four-year tenure at Houston's Menil Collection. Read more about the new executive director on the Ballroom Marfa blog.

After a year of negotiations between Ballroom Marfa and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Prada Marfa has been declared an "art museum site," with Elmgreen & Dragset's sculpture as its sole exhibit. For more info, read the Prada Marfa Explainer.

Workshop Opportunities

Mary Ellen MarkCarnival in Argentina
with Harvey Stein Photo Workshops LLC and Josefina Moran. February 14-22, 2015

The third year of this travel workshop to beautiful Buenos Aires and Argentina for nine days of photographing some of the special events and places of this surprising country. The base is a charming, old world tango hotel in Buenos Aires where we spend several evenings photographing exciting Carnival and make day trips to several colonial towns outside of Buenos Aires.

On another day you travel by private van to San Antonio de Areco, the prettiest town in the Pampas for a different experience of Argentina. We stroll down picturesque colonial streets that date from the early 18th Century. There will be several class meetings to critique work and discuss our progress and interests. The cost of the workshop is $2,500. Full payment ($2500 or $3000) is due by December 1, 2014. If you have questions, please call Harvey at 212-316-9157 or email at

image left: Drummer at Carnaval, Buenos Aires ©Harvey Stein 2013
image right: White Sands Sunset © Craig Varjabedian

Fall Color in the Texas Hill Country 2014
with Alan Montgomery and Mike Marvins
November 21-23

Alan and Mike are both fourth generation pros who have been  travelling and photographing the Hill Country for years. You can look forward  seeing new places and even ones you might know in a new and inspiring way. You’ll  learn and practice things that can improve your photography no matter what your personal style may be. Plus, lots of fun. Please contact Alan at or 713-526-1747 to reserve your space. The workshop is limited to 10 people so we can spend plenty of individual time with each person. The cost for the workshop is $300.00 plus your hotel and food.


Recent Member's News
Mary Ellen MarkCarol Hayman is the Featured Artist at Women Printmakers Studio in Austin, Texas, Thru November 8th.

Two images from Malcolm Easton's Preservation series were recently selected for The Photo Review 2014 Competition Issue. Malcolm also had two pieces in the exhibition HOME at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014.

Tom Athey had three large canvas pieces (photo-collage; jpegs attached) accepted to the People'sMary Ellen Mark Gallery show in Austin, Texas.

Lifesaver by Linda J. Hirsch received Honorable Mention in the Faber Birren Color Award Show at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery in Stamford, Connecticut.

image left: Featured Artist image at WPA Studio: Carol Hayman; image right: Lifesaver © Linda J. Hirsch

More Members' News, click here.


Upcoming Member Exhibitions

Mary Ellen MarkWendell Mayes Gallery. 1110 Dragon Street, Brownwood. 214.727.5101. A Retrospective of Fine Art Photography: photographs by Roger Levesque, thru November 21.

PhotoPlace Gallery. 3 Park Street. Middlebury, VT. 804.359.3633. Tues-Fri, 11a-4p & Sat by appointment. The Built Environment, group exhibition including images by Mark Collins and Scott Martin. November 18 thru December 13.Mary Ellen Mark

Del Mar College Art Gallery. 101 Baldwin Blvd. Corpus Christi. (361) 698-1200. When the Shutter is Released: including 10 photographs by Barbra Riley, thru December 5. Special lecture with Barbra on November 5 @ 1:30p.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
1 Hawk Drive (75 S. Manheim Boulevard for GPS). 845.257.3844. Worlds of Wonder, curated by Ian Berry and including work by Kay Kenny, thru November 9, 2014.

image left: Women, Men © Scott Martin; image right: Burrow Spiders © Dianne Yudelson. image left: by Roger Levesque.

More Members' Exhibits, click here

Upcoming Competition Deadlines
Marvelous Things: The Art of Still Lif
Deadline: November 3rd @ PhotoPlace Gallery

Still life is one of the great traditional art forms. Its roots in photography go back to the earliest days of the medium, and its modern practitioners include many of the 19th and 20th Century photographic masters. You are invited to share some of your still life work for the PhotoPlace Gallery exhibition, Marvelous Things. Aline Smithson will be the juror for this exhibition. She will select 40 photographs for exhibition on the walls of PhotoPlace Gallery and on the gallery website. An additional 35 images will be chosen for the On-Line Gallery Annex. All 75 photographs will be reproduced in an exhibition catalog. For more information and to enter, click here.

AX3: 2014 Photography Competition
Deadline: November 30, 2014
The AX3 – American Aperture Awards are an international open call for photography possessing uncommon vision. This opportunity is open to photographers of all backgrounds who capture images that make the unknowable known. Recognizing photos that captivate us also free us to identify our desires, we invite ALL types of photographers — professional, non-professional/amateur, student and mobile photography— in the following categories: Abstract, Advertising, Architecture/Cityscape, Collage, Documentary, Experimental, Fashion, Landscape/Seascape/Nature, Nudes, People/Portraits, Political, Photojournalism, Still Life, Street Photography, Video/Moving Images. For more information and how to enter, click here.

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