Nat'l Events & News


Exhibits & Events

Photo Links


TPS Events & News

Member Benefits

Members' Gallery

Members' News

Print Program

What's New - Q and A

TPS Current Exhibits

TPS 24
Alternative Processes

Blurb Books

Cell Phone Photography I

Cell Phone Photography II

Cell Phone Photography III
Captivar La Luz

Portfolio Competition I

Members' Online Gallery


TPS Fee Payment


Alternative Processes


TPS Downloads

TPS 23: Accepted Entries

Tech Sheet 27: Signing Wk

TCA Logo
Named a State Wide Service Provider by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Texas Photographic Society
P. O. Box 1924
Johnson City, TX 78636
facebook icon  twitter icon

> Subscribe to our Free Email Newsletter. Read latest issue.


Website updated May 18, 2015
16 competitions, 1 with deadline of May 22, 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



TPS 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 MarkKeith Carter Workshop and TPS Member's Discount
Imaging Paradise: San Miguel de Allende with Santa Fe Workshops
October 25-October 31, 2015

TPS has partnered with the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops to bring you a very special offer. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is pleased to offer TPS members $150 off on Keith Carter's workshop Imagining Paradise: San Miguel de Allende.
Join Keith and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops for this week-long workshop in San Miguel, Mexico, and discover for yourself all this charming town has to offer photographers! Photographing in a foreign country is an exhilarating, and often even life-changing, experience. Keith has spent more than 25 years photographing in and around the lovely Mexican colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, and he has found that not a day goes by in this charming pueblito without something to delight the eye, tantalize the senses, or expand the consciousness. Just call 505-983-1400 ext 111 to register, and mention TPS Member as your code. You must call to receive this special discount.


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.


Recent Member's NewsMary Ellen Mark
Austin-based photographer, David Lykes Keenan, released his first book entitled Fair Witness: StreetPhotography for the 21st Century was released in March 2015. He conducted a successful Kickstarter campaign in July 2014 which led to the book's publication by the Italian publisher Damiani Editore of Bologna, Italy. You may purchase this book on Amazon by following this link.

Philip Goodman work was displayed at the PhotoPlace Gallery for the Portraiture: Expression and Gesture exhibit during February and March, 2015. Click here to view Philip Goodman's and the other accepted photographs.

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 Mary Ellen MarkKickstarter.

California & American Pride by Sandra Chen Weinstein will be featured in signature program by Auckland Festival of Photography (New Zealand's only photography festival) in June 2015.
image left: California & American Pride © Sandra Chen Weinstein

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

More Members' News, click here.


Upcoming Member Exhibitions

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

National Museum of Women in the ArtsMary Ellen Mark
1250 New York Avenue, 20005. Washington DC. 202.783.5000. Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun: Noon-5pm. Organic Matters: Women to Watch 2015, including work by Ysabel LeMay. June 5 thru September 13, 2015.

Amazing Things Art Center. 160 Hollis Street, 01702. Framington ,MA. 508.405.2787. Cuba: Turning the Corner (14+ years of immersion in "cubanidad", highlighting Jewish & interfaith Cuban contemporary life), photographs by Linda J. Hirsch. Thru June 13, 2015.

PhotoPlace Gallery. 3 Park Street. Middlebury, VT. 804.359.3633. Tues-Fri, 11a-4p & Sat by appointment. Windows, Mirrors, and Doors. Thru May 29, 2015. Online Gallery

Martin's Place. 1799 North Graves Street, 75069. McKinney, Texas. 972.548.7575. Birds of Texas: photographic exhibit by Brian J. Magnuson. Thru May 30, 2015.

image left: Carol Erb, Adrift, Water exhibition's Juror's Award Winner; image right: Reflections © Ysabel LeMay

More Members' Exhibits, click here

Upcoming Competition Deadlines
Mary Ellen MarkFishing for Iconography @ A. Smith Gallery
Deadline: May 22, 2015

Announcing A Smith Gallery's open themed call for entry for black and white images to be included in our week long 5th anniversary celebration in conjunction with the Shootapalooza photographers' retreat in Johnson City, Texas. The selected images will be enlarged and printed on an architectural plotter printer and then applied to public walls and alleys with wheat paste by members of shootapalooza. The process will be photographically documented and a subsequent blurb book produced to save this act of street art for the ages. For more information: (and scroll down.)

National Small Works Exhibition @ Washington Printmakers Gallery
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Eligible entries include hand-pulled prints, digital prints, and photographs. First prize winner receives a solo show at Washington Printmakers Gallery, located in the Book Hill Gallery District of Georgetown.
Juror: Greg Jecmen, Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Print and Drawing, Study Room Supervisor, National Gallery of Art, Washington. This program is made possible by the support of the Washington Print Foundation. To learn more about this competition and exhibition, visit the Washington Printmakers Gallery site.

Second Annual Juried Exhibition @ Artspace 111 Gallery
Deadline: May31, 2015

Artspace111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its sculpture gardens and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available for tours and other social gatherings. This exhibition will be juried by Vernon Fisher. Over $1200 in prizes. To learn more about this competition and exhibition, visit the Artspace111 Gallery and Garden's site.

More Competitions and Exhibition opportunites, click here.

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.

The Colors and Contrasts of Morroco with Randy Ziegler
March 5-17, 2016

This will be a color photographer's visual paradise given its diverse natural beauty, richly colored villages and markets. Some of the historic cities we will explore include Casablanca, Essaouira, Marrakech, Fes and the quaint "blue washed" town of Chefchaouen situated in the Rif mountains. This unique photo tour adventure will also include time in the Sahara desert to capture the pinks, reds and purples of the sunset and sunrise over the dunes. At first light, there will be a camel ride taking in the breathtaking Saharan morning. And of course, time to slow down the pace to savor those special Moroccan delights and sip the wonderful mint tea. For more information on this photography adventure, just click on the following link: Morocco Photo Tour





Texas Photographic Society (TPS) publishes and exhibits members' photographs in print, online and in photography exhibits thoughout the U.S. and Europe. TPS membership includes photographers ranging from students to dedicated professionals. Together, they share an enthusiasm and dedication to fine photography.

Copyrights of all photographs found on this site are the property of the photographer. Photographs may not be reproduced without permission from the photographer.