#tpsNewVisions: A Student Show

Juror Kenda North selected 50 works by 37 artists for this special student exhibition. A complete list of the exhibiting artists is below, with award winners noted in bold. A big congrats to all!

Michelle Baggett | Heather Bird | Dillon Bryant | Brittany Chavez | Zachary Chroust | Ariane Crummer | Austin CullenMegan DeSoto | Chance DeVille | Christopher Evans | Emmanuel Figaro | Melissa Gamez-Herrera | Brian Garbrecht | Natalee Gardner | Rachel Gray | Brandi Hamilton | Lisa HarrisBrandon Hayse | Katherine Hershey | Ray Im | Jessi Jones | Jessica Just | Amy KimChristian Lovell | Kathleen Mahoney | Mayra Maldonado | Isabel Miranda | James Mosman | Jayme Shedenhelm | Fran Sherpa | Madelaine Sieracki | Francesca Tafanelli | Dave Thompson | Valerie Van Over | Cassandra Wagoner | William Walton | Xuan Zhu

An opening reception will take place with the Juror on January 20, 2018, from 6-9:00pm at Tammy Cromer Gallery in Dallas, Texas, where it will remain on display through March 31, 2018. 

Read more about the accepted works here.

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Get ready students! TPS is super excited to launch a new competition, #tpsNewVisions: A Student Show, which will be juried by Kenda North, Professor and former Head of Photography at University of Texas, Arlington. This call is open-themed, and submissions from students of all levels are encouraged. #tpsNewVisions has closed for entry.

Calendar of Events 
09-26-17  Call for entry announced
12-01-17  Deadline for entry EXTENDED (midnight CST)
12-19-17  Exhibiting artists announced and emails sent to all entrants
01-13-18  Work due in Dallas, Texas
01-20-18  Show opens at Tammy Cromer Gallery, Dallas, TX; reception with juror 6-9:00pm
03-31-18  Show closes

Please download our call for entry flyer here and share with all those interested!

First Place = $500
Second Place = $300
Third Place = $200
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded

Entry Fee
Entry fee is $30 for 5 images, plus $6 for each additional image. You can submit up to 10 images total. Students may enter the competition and join TPS at the same time (Student Member Level) for ONLY $40!

#tpsNewVisions is open to students, at least 18 years old, of all levels internationally (both undergraduate and graduate). All photographic based work is encouraged including digital, silver, alternative processes, and book arts. You do not need to be a member of the Texas Photographic Society to enter this competition. However, you may join TPS and enter this show at the same time for a discount (read more about TPS member benefits). Works exhibited previously in a TPS show are not eligible, and all entries must be submitted through our online entry form.

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

About the Juror
Kenda North, Professor of Photography at University of Texas, Arlington

Kenda North resides in Dallas, Texas, and is professor of photography at UT Arlington. She received her MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop (University of Buffalo) in 1976. She taught at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and the University of California at Riverside before accepting a position at UTA in 1989. She received the Honored Educator Award from the SPE South Central Region in 2009.

Her work is represented by Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, Texas. She has had over 50 one-person exhibitions (national and international) and participated in hundreds of juried group exhibitions since 1977. Her work is in the public collections of over 50 museum and gallery collections including the Smithsonian, the Federal Reserve, LA County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A monograph of her work was published by Gallery Min in 1988, and her work has been reproduced in a range of photographic anthologies and exhibition catalogs.

Juror’s Statement
I am excited to serve as a juror for the TPS’ New Visions exhibition. I have been an educator and artist in photography for almost 40 years. Nonetheless, everyone who enters this exhibition will be bringing me something new to reflect on.

The things that I will look for in choosing work for the show would be:

Images that are fresh, original and reflect a personal vision

Images that are intended to be understood as art

Images that use photography to visualize concepts or ideas

Images that use processes to successfully bring forward ideas

Images that show mastery of technique; imperfections can be useful if they are deliberate

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 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 amy@texasphoto.org.

TPS encourages the sales of exhibited work, and TPS will not seek commission from print sales. Tammy Cromer Gallery will collect 50% commission on all sales made during the exhibition. Please print your name, address, telephone number(s) and price on the back of each accepted print. If your print is Not-For-Sale, simply note NFS but provide a dollar amount for record-keeping purposes. If you do not indicate a dollar value, the artwork will be listed as NFS.

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

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

If Your Work is Accepted
1. Artwork must be ready-to-hang using wire and must not exceed 28" in the longest dimension. 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. Prints must arrive at Tammy Cromer Gallery in Dallas, Texas, no later than January 13, 2018

Tammy Cromer Gallery has kindly offered to frame prints for the show that are submitted in 16" x 20" mats for a small fee of $25. Also, our friends at Frame Destination in Dallas, Texas, have prepared a special all-in-one kit for TPS artists that meets our matting, framing and presentation requirements. This affordably priced package can be purchased online here.

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

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