Members' Only Show

30th Annual Members' Only Show

Juror Malcolm Daniel has announced his final selections! Daniel chose 48 images by 30 artists in honor of this 30th anniversary exhibition. A complete list of the exhibiting artists is below, with award winners noted in bold. Congratulations to all!

Hugh Adams | Lars Anderson | David Blow | Eleanor M. Brown | Mabry Campbell | Ann Clark | Beverly Conley | Megan Crawford | Steve Fisher | Thomas Foster | Philip Goodman | Susan Hanson | Lisa Harris | Melinda Green Harvey | Robert Herman | Janet Holmes | Susan Keiser | Danielle René Khoury | Steve Knight | Bruce Lindsey | Tracy Lynch | Michael Marvins | Dolph Miller | Holly Moore | Kat Moser | Jane Paradise | Wendi Schneider | Ashton Thornhill | Mark Vitaris | Dianne Yudelson

Due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the opening reception was postponed. The Silos at Sawyer Yards in Houston, Texas, hosted a closing reception on October 7, 2017, from 6-8:00pm, and the show will remain on display through October 15, 2017. 

Read more about the accepted works here.

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We are proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Members' Only Show, which will be juried by Malcolm Daniel, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. This call is open themed and welcomes submissions from artists of all levels internationally. This call is now closed for entry.

Calendar of Events
05-19-17  Call for entry announced 
06-26-17  Deadline for entry (midnight CST)
07-26-17  Exhibiting artists announced and emails sent to all entrants
08-26-17  Work due in Houston, Texas
09-09-17  Show opens at The Silos at Sawyer Yards in Houston, Texas
10-07-17  Reception with the juror from 6-8:00pm
10-15-17  Show closes

First Place = $500

Second Place = $300

Third Place = $200

Print Purchase Award = $500 (in memory of former TPS Board Member Lynn Baldwin)
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded

Entry Fee
Entry fee is $30 for 5 images, plus $6 for each additional image. Photographers may enter up to 10 images. Please don't forget to include your membership fee, if also joining TPS at the time of entry. 

The 30th Annual Members' Only Show is open to artists of all levels internationally. All photographic based work is encouraged including digital, silver and alternative processes. You MUST be a member of TPS to enter this competition (read more about TPS member benefits). If you are not currently a member, you may join TPS and enter this show at the same time. Works exhibited previously in a TPS show are not eligible, and all entries must be submitted via our online entry form. Current members of the TPS Board of Directors are permitted to enter but are not eligible for awards.

Instructions for entry are outlined below, following the juror’s bio and statement.

About the Juror
Malcolm Daniel, Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Malcolm Daniel is the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a position he assumed in December 2013 after 23 years on the curatorial staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, including 9 years as head of that museum’s Department of Photographs. He received his BA in Studio Art and Art History from Trinity College, Hartford, and his Masters and Doctorate in Art History from Princeton University. A specialist in nineteenth-century French and British photography, he has curated or co-curated many exhibitions focused on key figures in the history of photography and is the author of numerous exhibition catalogues and scholarly articles. He has lectured widely and has served as adjunct professor for Columbia University and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Although his scholarly work has concentrated on the first 75 years of the medium, Daniel has a keen interest in contemporary photographs and oversees the museum’s acquisitions and exhibitions spanning the full history of photography from its birth to the present day. 

Juror’s Statement
I’m excited to be serving as juror for TPS' 30th Annual Members Only exhibition and hope to see a wide variety of work. Whether I’m viewing a documentary project, street photography, abstraction, prints focused on process and materiality, a tableau set up for the camera, diaristic photographs, or images made entirely in the computer, I’m looking for work that is not merely beautiful but also means something; that is expressive and not just an assignment methodically carried out; that uses the materials and processes of photography in new ways but also reveals mastery, not just experimentation; or that stands out for its subject or aesthetic sensibility.  I realize that leaves the door open to many kinds of photography, and that’s what I intend. I’m looking for “Best in Breed” as well as “Best in Show.”

Prepare Your Files
1. Files should be 1200 pixels in the longest dimension and saved in JPEG format on the highest quality setting. Images should also be saved in RGB color space.

2. Label each file as FirstName_Lastname_ followed by consecutive numbers. For example: Sam_Jones_1.jpg, Sam_Jones_2.jpg, etc. Please don't forget to include the "jpg" extension.

3. Do NOT use spaces in the file name, and do NOT use special characters such as :;’”/?}{()[ ]+=*&^%$#@! (use only alpha-numeric characters).

4. Please prepare the following information for each image: (1) print title; (2) process [Archival Digital Print, Gelatin Silver Print, Platinum/Palladium Print, etc.]; and (3) price or NFS. 

Submit Your Entries and Make Payment via Online Entry Form
Please select the “Enter Now” button above and follow the prompts to make your payment online (or by check) and then upload your files. If you experience difficulties with this online entry form, please notify TPS Executive Director Amy Holmes George at

TPS encourages the sales of exhibited work and will not seek commission. Please print your name, address, telephone number(s) and price on the back of each accepted piece. If your work is Not-For-Sale, simply note NFS but provide a dollar value for record-keeping purposes. If you do not indicate a sales price, the artwork will be listed as NFS.

TPS will exercise all due care when handling your work, but will not be held responsible for loss, damage or replacement. 

TPS retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain copyright to his/her own individual images. Also, an exhibition catalog will be created to showcase the juror's selections.

If Your Work is Accepted
* Please note that our guidelines for this show have changed.

1. Artwork must be ready-to-hang using wire and must not exceed 36" in the longest dimension. Please make sure that wire is attached firmly to the back of the piece (NO sawtooth hangers). If applicable, please use white mats and frames that are gallery quality and complement your work (color mats are not acceptable). NO glass please; Plexiglass only. Clearly label the back of your work with your full name and contact information. TPS reserves the right to exclude works from the exhibition that are not gallery-ready and professional in presentation.

2. A pre-paid return shipping label MUST be provided with your work (FedEx or UPS preferred) for prints to be returned to you when the exhibition concludes. Work WITHOUT return shipping will NOT be included in the exhibition and will NOT be returned. Prints will be return shipped in the container in which they were received. No packing “peanuts”, and please be considerate of our limited storage space when choosing the size of your packaging.

3. Work must arrive in Houston, Texas, no later than August 26, 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns after reading all the guidelines, please contact TPS Executive Director directly at

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