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Website updated July 21, 2014
14 competitions, 1 with deadline of July 29, members' workshops in Texas, New Mexico, Ireland, Montana and Peru; and exhibits

Jim CasperTexas Photographic Society is now accepting entries for
The 27th Annual Members' Only Show
Deadline for Entries is August 18, 2014!! Don't miss this opportunity!!

TPS is proud to be celebrating 30 years of providing programs and services to photographers and their audiences across the country. In honor of its 30th Anniversary, this year's juror, Jim Casper of LensCulture, Paris, France, will select 30 photographers to showcase in the 27th Annual Members' Only Show that opens in Odessa, Texas in October of this year.

"I have the utmost respect for people who are able to use the powerful visual language of photography to share their own vision, ideas, points of view, understanding, concerns, hopes, fears and dreams." -Jim Casper

For more information on how to enter this exhibition and learn more about our juror, visit the Members' Only Show page.
If you are not a member, but would like to join, visit our easy to use membership payment page.



Captivar La Luz Catalog Available for Purchase on Blurb!!
Captivar La Luz was a photographic exhibition juried by Kathy Vargas, Chair of the Art Department and Professor of Photography at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX.

Show opened at Blue Star LAB Gallery in San Antonio, TX on October 13, 2010. This was a part of the PHOTOTexas 2010 two week events that took place in Austin, San Antonio and Johnson City.

You may purchase your book through the Blurb website. A preview is available.
Click here to preview the book and to make your purchase.

Click Here to view a Gallery of the Projects Accepted.
Click Here to view a Gallery of Individual Images Accepted.



Current TPS Exhibits, CFE and Other News
The Texas Photographic Society has announced the winners for the 3rd Cell Phone Photography Exhibition. Tad Kline from Boulder, Colorado was 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. The Cell Photography catalog is available for purchase through blurb. A preview is available below.

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.

Upcoming Members' Workshops
Newspace Center for Photography Summer Classes
The Newspace Center for Photography has released its Summer Classes catalog!
Several classes include iPhone Photography with Susan Bein, 4X5 Photography with Katharine Jacobs, several Darkroom courses, Portraiture on Wetplate, Building a Website in Wordpress and many, many more. Class prices begin at $75. Save 10% on bundle courses. To view the entire Summer 2014 catalog, click here. Scholarships are available for summer classes! Scholarship applications for the summer term must be received by June 20, 2014. Visit for details.For more info on Newspace Center for Photography workshops, discounts and membership, click here to read more...

TPS Members Workshop Discount!!Kate Breakey
Santa Fe Workshops is offering a huge discount to TPS members
In honor of their 25th anniversary, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is pleased to offer
Texas Photographic Society members $200 off tuition* on the following workshops. Please call 505-983-1400 ext 111 and mention that you are a TPS member to receive your discount.

*Discount only valid on workshops listed below; may not be combined with other offers.

July 27 - August 1, 2014, The Evocative Portrait with Andrew Southam
July 27 - August 1, 2014, The Art of Seeing with Elizabeth Opalenik
August 3 - August 8, 2014, The 5-Minute Portrait with David Johnson
August 3 - August 8, 2014, The Portrait Essay with Debbie Fleming Caffery
August 3 - August 8, 2014, The Intimate Portrait: Connect With Your Subjects with Just Loomis

image © Just Loomis, The Intimate Portrait workshop

To learn more about the Santa Fe Workshops or to view other educational opportunities, follow this link.


Mary Ellen MarkRecent Member's News
Mexico Profundo (Deep Mexico), a portfolio of photographs of rural and indigenous Mexico by Wayne Lambert [Colorado Springs, CO] was published in the July/August, 2014, issue of LensWork (Issue No. 113).

Dianne Yudelson's project Antique Terrarium has ben selected for exhibit on all three Photoville FENCES this year. TPS members can cast a vote for their public favorite by following this link Dianne's image Dancing Shoes was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Category and her image can be seen on the main paged of the Color Awards site. Mary Ellen Mark

The Williams Tower Gallery has announced its Grand Opening at 2800 Post Oak Blvd in Houston, Texas. Opening reception will take place on July 23rd from 6 to 8:30pm with works from the portfolio "Winter, Texas’ Big Bend" by photographer, Mike Marvin.

Fran Forman has been creating more work using encaustic wax. You can see some pieces at Susan Spiritus Gallery, and later this summer I'll be taking a week-long workshop at Haystack.

image left: Mexico Profundo ©Wayne Lambert; image right: looking towards an island ©Fran Forman

More Members' News, click here.

Upcoming Member Exhibitions
The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 North College Avenue, Colorado. Mythos: photographs by Tami Bone, thru May 31st in North Gallery. Starlings: a Juried exhibition including photograph by Dianne Yudelson. Opens July 18 thru August 30, 2014.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery
69 Church Street, Lenox, MA. 413.551.7353. Selected Works by SOHN FINE ART'S Represented Artists including Fran Forman, thru August 18. New Location and Grand Opening Reception, Sat. August 16, 3p-7p.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 North College Avenue. Mythos: photographs by Tami Bone, thru May 31st in North Gallery. Starlings: a Juried exhibition including photograph by Dianne Yudelson, August 30, 2014.

More Members' Exhibits, click here

Upcoming Competition Deadlines
Visual NarrativesForgotten, A Smith Gallery
Deadline: August 4

for - got- ten : abandoned, buried, erased, gone, lost, obliterated, repressed, bygone, past, oblivion, suppressed, omitted, deserted, forsaken, neglected, vacated, left, dissipated, discarded, rejected, shunned, ended, retired, disappeared, vanished.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "forgotten" to A Smith Gallery by August 4, 2014. Forty five to fifty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from September 19 to November 2, 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. Juror for "forgotten" will be Blue Mitchell. Entry fee: $30 for the first 5 images, $6 per additional imag. For more information:
INFOCUS and Phoenix Art Museum Call for Photobook Submissions
Deadline: July 31st
INFOCUS, the Photography Support Organization of Phoenix Art Museum, is calling for self-published photography books for a juried exhibition to be presented in the Norton Photography Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum. Accepted submissions will be exhibited from August 23 to September 28, 2014. The purpose of the exhibition is to explore the range of ways that photographers are using newly available commercial technologies to self-publish photobooks in order to express themselves. There is no entry fee, although submitted books will not be returned. More information can be found here:

Attention!! International Contemporary Artists
Artists from all over the world present their works in a museum quality art book

ICA Publishing is accepting submissions for the 9th volume of International Contemporary Artists. This publication will feature works, each of which offers a unique sensibility and approach to art. All artists interested in participating should send 4-5 images of their work in jpg format and a short statement or essay, no more than 100 words by email. When the editing process is over, the jurors will choose among the works of the selected artists, the best ones, for the front and the back cover of the book. Further information about the book can be found here: www.incoartists.comVisual Narratives

Visual Narratives Call for Entries
at The Center for Fine Art Photography
Deadline: July 29
Visual Narrative imagery includes both fictional stories and non-fiction documentation. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All photographic and post-production processes are welcome. The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. For information on Juror Scott B. Davis and submission details, click here.

More Competitions and Exhibition opportunites, click here.



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