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Deadline: July 29, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Visual Narratives
Sponsor: The Center for Fine Art Photography

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.

Deadline: July 30, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Artists
Title: Join us for Broadview: A Spectrum of Nature
Sponsor: Nature Center and Refuge

The Nature Center and Refuge is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary with a juried exhibition of work that reflects the native flora, fauna & landscapes of North Central Texas ecosystems. Cash prizes will be awarded for First place ($1,000), Second place ($750), Third place ($500), & Honorable Mention. Proceeds will help fund many needed programs and improvements, such as the restoration efforts at Broadview Park (the historic overlook constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps) at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

Application and submission details can be found here.

Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All 2D Artists
Title: First Juried Exhibition
Sponsor: Affaire d'Art Fine Art Gallery

Affaire d'Art Fine Art Gallery is hosting its first Juried Art Competition! Open to any 2D artist in Texas and you must be able to bring your artwork to the gallery in Galveston, Texas on either August 16, 17, 20 or 21 between 12p-7p to be eligible. Enter up to 3 works of 2D art; wet or dry mediums. All submissions submitted online in jpeg format. Twenty four works will be accepted for display at Affaire d'Art. Prizes awarded by the Judge of Awards, Ken Mazzu, faculty at the Glassell School of Art, August 22nd during the artist reception. First, second, and third place winners will receive ribbons and website recognition in addition to monetary awards.

For a complete list of prizes, submission details and to enter, click here.

Deadline: July 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Call for Book Submissions
Sponsor: INFOCUS

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:

Deadline: August 2, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Call for Proposals for Solo and Group Exhibitions in 2015
Sponsor: Viewpoint Photographic Art Center

To prepare your proposals, please first read the detailed instructions below (or download a printable PDF version of these instructions, HERE). Each exhibit will run for approximately 4 weeks, with new exhibits opening during the second week of each month. There are 9 slots open for Viewpoint's Main Gallery and 10 slots open for its Step Up Gallery, which is reserved for exhibits by members of Viewpoint. If you have questions not answered in the instructions, please email

For more information and to enter, click here.

Deadline: August 4, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists, both amateur and professional
Title: Forgotten
Sponsor: A Smith Gallery

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. Reception will be held on September 27 and October 25, 2014 from 4 to 7pm. 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 image

For more information:

Deadline: August 4, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Texas Forest Trails 2014 Photo Contest
Sponsor: Texas Forest Trail Region

The Texas Forest Trail Region's Annual Photo Contest launches this Friday! East Texas is a beautiful place to live and visit, offering countless photo opportunities. This contest is an excellent opportunity for photographers to showcase their work while highlighting East Texas communities. This year over $4,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded! The contest opens June 27. Fan Favorite voting will begin after the close of the contest on July 27. Winners will be announced after August 4, 2014.

For more information and to enter, click here.

Deadline: August 4, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All International Photographic Artists
Title: Dreams, Fantasies, and Illusions
Sponsor: PhotoPlace Gallery

Dreams. Fantasies. Illusions.  While we usually think of the camera as a tool for recording the facts of the real world in front of our eyes with great exactitude, it can also be used to explore the wonders of the imagination. For the exhibition DREAMS, FANTASIES, AND ILLUSIONS, PhotoPlace Gallery is seeking photographs of any kind that create dreamworlds, spin fantastic tales, or suggest imaginary illusions.

Jurors for this exhibition will be the amazing photographic team of Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.  They will choose 40 photographs for exhibition in the gallery, and an additional 35 for the gallery's Online Annex.  Dreams, Fantasies and Illusions will be exhibited at PhotoPlace Gallery from October 21 through November 14, 2014. All 75 photographs will be reproduced in an exhibition catalog available for purchase from Blurb books. Submission fee: $30 for five photographs, $7 for each additional photograph.

For more information and to enter, click here.

Deadline: August 6, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Wheels
Sponsor: Darkroom Gallery

Wheels is Darkroom Gallery's invitation to you depict your photographic discovery of the wheel. We're looking for photos that feature cars in any and all forms, of course, from the classic car to the newest zero-emission vehicles, but Wheels is not limited to cars; anything that moves or operates on wheels is fair game. This is your opportunity to show us what makes your world go 'round!

Juror, Darren Heath, is a multi award winning photographer based in London England, specialising in Formula One and the automotive industry, endeavouring to cover events and commissions in a creative and artistic manner using natural light and colour to their maximum effect.

All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.

For a list of prizes and more information, click here.

Deadline: August 10, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists
Title: Holga: Out of the Box
Sponsor: Tammy Cromer-Campbell gallery

TCC Gallery is hosting it's Fourth Annual Holga: Out of the Box (on creativity that is) call for entries. This year is again hosted by Holga Inspire and juried byworld renowned photojournalist David Burnett. Out of the Box is about artistic creativity to produce an image starting with a Holga camera. Not that you have to photograph your Holga - out of the box - with out modifications. David Burnett said this about using the Holga, “The Holga is that extra camera, happily light, compact and always available, that is worth carrying with whatever “real” cameras you might have on the other shoulder. There is always a “Holga Picture” to be made if you look hard enough.”

For a list of prizes and more information, click here.

Deadline: August 22, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Texas Artists
Title: Holga: 2014 Art Hop
Sponsor: Georgetown Art Works

The 2014 Art Hop is a statewide juried art exhibit, organized by Georgetown Art Works.  Georgetown Art Works is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts int he city of Georgetown, TX.

Categories include:

  • 2D – includes painting, watercolor, encaustic, acrylic, oil, mixed media, digital art, collage, gouache, ink, graphite  pastel printmaking, etc…
  • 3D  - ceramics, glass, wood and sculpture
  • Photography – any photographic medium
  • Printmaking – only original prints are eligible

The 2014 Art Hop will award over $5,500 in cash and prizes.

For a list of prizes and more information, click here.

Deadline: August 25, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Photographic Artists in DFW area
Title: Holga: Arts in the Metroplex
Sponsor: Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Art in the Metroplex is back!  After a brief hiatus, TCU has handed over the reins of the Art in the Metroplex exhibit to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, so this decades-long tradition of a multi-county show will continue on. 

The Arts Center welcomes submissions from artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas - Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties for the 2014 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition.  Exhibition is October 3-30, 2014 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  Juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. Awards TBA. 

For submission details and other information, click here.

Deadline: August 31, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Photographers
Title: Bastrop's 2nd Annual Photography Competition
Sponsor: Bastrop Fine Art Guild

Six photographers will be awarded and featured for one year in an online gallery through Bastrop Fine Arts Website. There is an open theme for photographers 18 and older with a $30 submission fee. All processes of photography acceptable.

For more information and to enter, click here.

Deadline: September 1, 2014
Eligibility: Open to All Photographers
Title: Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography
Sponsor: Shpilman Institute for Photography

In 2010 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (IMJ) proudly announced the creation of the Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography, awarded every second year. This new prize was initiated In recognition of photography as a leading contemporary cultural medium, by the Shpilman family and the Shpilman Institute for Photography together with the Israel Museum, with the joint objective of cultivating original work in the field of photography.

The prize, in the amount of $ 45,000, is awarded once every two years based on the review and decision of an international jury comprised of five acclaimed professionals..

For more information and to enter and application, click here.


Last updated: July 20, 2014

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