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Website updated April 14, 2014
20 competitions, 1 with deadline of April 15, members' workshops in Texas, New Mexico, Ireland, Montana and Bhutan; and exhibits

Cheryl MedowCurrent TPS Exhibits, CFE and Other News
TPS 23 accepted entries accepted entries announced. Cheryl Medow [Santa Monica CA] awarded First Place. Thank you to all who entered, we appreciate your support and congratulations to the awardees. To view a gallery of the accepted images, click here.
Image © Dolores Smart [Santa Fe, NM]

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.

Dianne Yudelson [Pleasanton, CA] won First Place in TPS's 26th Annual Members' Only Show. Juror Elizabeth Krist selected 43 images by 43 artists for the show. Paul Greenberg [Dallas, TX], won Second Place, and Perry Dilbeck [Locust Grove, GA], Third Place. Honorable Mentions are: Mariana Bartolomeo [Tucson, AZ], Maureen Ruddy Burkhart [Longmont, CO], Larry E. Fink [Abilene, TX], Ellen Jantzen [St. Louis, MO], and Stan Raucher [Seattle WA]. To see a list of accepted entrants. To see a gallery of gallery of accepted images.

Today, join 1,290 others following TPS on facebook. You may have missed the following stories: 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.

Cell Phone Photography Competition III
Moving Past the Camera

The Texas Photographic Society is now accepting images taken with a cell phone camera for its latest competition, "Cell Phone Photography III: Moving Past the Camera" which is open to all levels of photographers internationally. Images must be captured with a cell phone camera and can only be manipulated with a cell phone application. NO Photoshop adjustments are permitted! Please submit your entries by Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Our juror for this competition is Nate Larson, a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artist books and digital video. He holds an academic appointment at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and chaired the 2014 national conference of the Society for Photographic Education.For more information and to enter, please click here.

To view previous Cell Phone Online Gallery Exhibit, follow this link.


Mary Ellen MarkCongratulations and Thank you to former TPS President
Semper Fi: A Photographic Project by D. Clarke Evans

A Smith Gallery
is pleased to announce Semper Fi: A Photographic Project by D. Clarke Evans. The exhibition will be on the walls until April 27, 2014 in conjunction with the TPS The International Exhibition: 23. There will be a reception for Semper Fi exhibition on Saturday, April 12 from 4 to 6pm. During the reception Clarke will be giving an informal gallery talk concerning his project beginning at 5:00pm. Following the reception, there will be a dinner in honor of Clarke beginning at 6:30pm.

After over two decades of exceptional contributions to the Texas Photographic Society, D. Clarke Evans has decided to retire from his position as President, effective January 2014, when he will assume the meritorious title of President Emeritus. Under his visionary leadership, TPS became a model non-profit organization, garnering the society State Wide Provider Status from the Texas Commission on the Arts. The Board of Directors of TPS proudly recognizes the exemplary leadership of D. Clarke Evans over the past twenty years! 

Amy Holmes George, former Vice President of the TPS Board, will transition into the Presidency. And, Clarke has graciously agreed to assist the Board as it forges ahead under new leadership. Read an interview with new TPS President Amy Holmes George on the I Love Texas Photo website.



Rick Allred
Upcoming Members' Workshops
Attention Austin and Texas Photographers

Santa Fe Workshops will be in Austin for a series of workshops, May 17-18, 2014
An Insider's View: Editorial and Advertising Photography
with Randal Ford and Wyatt McSpadden

Spend 2 days with Randal and Wyatt and take a giant step towards your career as a professional photographer.
Nikon D800: Successfully Using Your Camera
with Michael Clark

Get to know the many features of your Nikon D800 in this in-depth, two-day seminar.
Intro to Alternative Processes and Digital Negatives
with Eduardo Muñoz

Explore the practices, techniques, aesthetics and expressive possibilities of alternative processes.
Fine-Art Black-and-White Digital Printmaking
with Bill Kennedy

Learn the steps to consistently producing prints that match your vision, from a gifted instructor and master printmaker.

Register for a Seminar Series: Austin workshop and see the details, click here.

More Members' Workshops.

Mary Ellen MarkUpcoming Contest Deadline
ArtsEye and Photographic Works, April 6th
ArtsEye and Photographic Works is proud to present the 6th Annual Curious Camera Event, a friendly competition calling on all artists world wide to embrace the unpredictably and fascination of photography using their favorite cameras.
Images must be made with one of the following camera categories:
* Pinhole - homemade of manufactured
* Plastic Lens - Holga, Diana, Blackbird Fly, etc.
* Vintage - older than 1950
*Instant - Polaroid, Fuji Instax, Impossible, etc.

Visit to enter.

A Smith Gallery, May 5. Downtown - urban, midtown, metropolitan, main, central, business, capital, borough, burg, municipality, metropolis, concrete jungle, village, town, inner-city, oppidan, city.

Forty five to fifty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at A Smith Gallery from June 20 to July 27, 2014. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase. Awards are $325 for Juror's Award, $250 and an exhibition catalogue for Director's Award, five Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors' Choice Award. For additional information.

Mary Ellen MarkUpcoming Members' Exhibits & Events
Santa Fe, NM. VERVE Gallery Presents Diffusion. 505-982-5009. A Five-Year Retrospective, thru April 26.

Sandra Chen Weinstein's [Lake Forrest, CA] exhibition Women of Arab Spring will be seen at three venues in conjunction with FotoFest Biennial 2014, Houston, TX, in March and April.
Image © Sandra Chen Wainstein

Timothy McCoy [Cumming, GA] is one of six winners of the Light Factory Sixth Juried Annual, juried by Dr. Kathleen Jameson, President and CEO of the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC. Seven images from Tim's portfolio of 16 x 20 gold-toned albumen prints, entitled Long, Long Journey to the Sea, are included in the exhibition. He is included in the Water! Exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO.

More Members' Exhibits, click here.

Mary Ellen MarkRecent Member's News
Sarah Sudhoff series At the Hour of Our Death is included in After Life, a Group exhibition at the Luckman Gallery at California State University, Los Angeles, CA on view March 29-May 24, 2014. Opening reception: Saturday, March 29, 6-8pm.
Image © Sarah Sudhoff

Jane Paradise [] has 7 photos from her project Ada at 100: Why am I still here?, in a group exhibit at Griffin Museum of Photography, March 5 - 31.

Lori Pond [Los Angeles, CA] was interviewed on World Photography Network on "exposing the creative sources and forces" behind her work. To read the entire interview, click on this link, and scroll down.

Steve Houston wins West Texas: A Sense of Place Show. The photographic competition was juried by Amanda Smith, Owner of A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. To see list of accepted entrants. To see a gallery of accepted images.

More Members' News, click here.



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