Photo Center wants you to submit your best work.
Current Call For Entries:
Musings: 18th Annual Photo Competition
Juror: John Bennette, Curator and Collector
Deadline: May 18, 2013
The Photo Center NW is pleased to announce Musings: 18th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition, and our esteemed juror, John Bennette. This year the theme is open and images from a cohesive body of work and an artist statement are encouraged in your entry. Selected entries will be exhibited in Seattle, WA at the Photo Center August – Mid September 2013. All photo processes are welcome. Artists will be responsible for shipping their framed work to and from the gallery. For more information click here.
Artist Printing Fellowship
Deadline: May 10
What is it?
The Photo Center is committed to providing a home and resources for photographers. The Artist Printing Fellowship provides free hourly printing in B&W, or digital to selected artists to complete an already conceptualized project or project-in-process. Each year, Photo Center Gallery Advisory Committee will choose at least 2 artists to participate in the fellowship. Artists in the program may print at the Photo Center for 100 hours, without the hourly charge. The artist must already know how to print in whichever lab he/she is using. If the artist chooses the digital lab for their project, the printing hours will be free, however, ink fees still apply at 4 cents per square inch. Artists must supply their own paper in all labs. Click Here for program benefits and guidelines.
The Crusade for Collecting
(Open Call for Submissions – Local Photographer Showcase, Seattle)
The Crusade for Collecting is seeking one image from five different Seattle-‐based photographers to be part of the Local Photographer Showcase at the Crusade pop-‐up show on Wednesday, May 1. This is an arts engagement/public art project. Photographs will given away, not sold. For more information and details click here. Deadline March 1.
Jennifer Schwartz owns and directs Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, a fine art photography gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and is the creator and curator of the online project, The Ten. She writes the photographer resource blog, Crusade for Art, and is the creator of the ongoing arts engagement project, the Crusade for Collecting. This April she will be driving around the country in a 1977 VW bus bringing art to the people – crusading.
City Panorama: A Public Art Project with King County Metro & 4Culture (2012)
SUBMIT YOUR WORK to the City Panorama project. Photographs will be printed on 8’ x 2’ wooden panels and will remain installed in Metro shelters for up to 10 years. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of jurors from Metro and Photo Center NW. From the submissions, 100 images will be chosen for installation. Click here for more info/entry form (PDF).
HOW TO ENTER: Send the completed entry form with your labeled CD/DVD to Photo Center NW, 900 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 and follow the instructions outlined on the form.
DEADLINE: All entries must be received by Wednesday January 30, 2013
General Gallery Submissions
To submit your work to be considered for the gallery please include the following:
- A CD with 20 jpegs of a cohesive body of work
- An artist’s statement
- A description of the process/print type
- Price points, size of work, edition sizes
- An exhibition resume
Submissions will be reviewed on an on-going basis and kept in our resource files. If your work is selected for a show we will contact you. Due to the large amount of submissions we regret that we cannot offer feedback.
On-Going Call for Entries & Programs:
Photo Center hosts juried exhibitions annually that are great opportunities for all photographers and Photo Center students & members including the summer international Photo Competition Exhibition, Long Shot 24 hr Photo Marathon and the Push Pin Show. The Photo Center offers Printing Sponsorship Awards and Artist in Residencies. Our Foto Revu portfolio event is offered bi-annually and Print Swaps are a great way to meet other photographers and trade work. Tutoring is also available with the Gallery Director for portfolio reviews, mat cutting and spotting prints. Contact Ann Pallesen for details email@example.com.
TESTIMONIALS BY PAST EXHIBITORS
Through the competition and exhibition at PCNW, it was great chance for me to expose my works widely at people. Not only PCNW has good gallery, but many famous jurors, critics, and gallerists come around and see my works. Also, it was a good step to start to exhibit my works in USA, and I got the cover photo of The Stranger newspaper in Seattle! – JeongMee Yoon, NY
Last year I had the good fortune to learn about PCNW’s Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition, titled “Please Ring Bell” juried by Rod Slemmons. The high quality of the resulting exhibit, and the professional manner in which all details were handled by PCNW personnel was very high. My only regret was that I was not able to attend Mr. Slemmons’ lecture. – David Paul Bayles, Corvallis, OR
Being selected for first place by Paul Kopeikin helped me gain greater exposure for my work, particularly on the West coast. I am proud to have the exhibition and award on my resume. I had a chance to visit PCNW last April and was very impressed with the staff and the high quality exhibitions they consistently host. – Joelle Jensen, Brooklyn, NY
I was in the “Resonances” show juried by Paul Kopeikin in July of 2006. Having three of my animal photographs from my March 2006 trip to Oaxaca with Mary Ellen Mark chosen by such a renowned gallery director confirmed the importance of taking that photographic seminar with her. Just this month (February 2009), I received a request to send six photos to her from that trip for possible inclusion in a traveling show in Mexico as well as in a permanent collection in Oaxaca. – Toni Bennett, Seattle, WA
I was honored to be chosen by Paul Kopeikin to take part in the 11th annual Photographic Center Northwest juried show. He selected three pieces from my Domesticated series, two of which were sold during the show. I went on to become a represented artist at the Kopeikin Gallery. The entire experience was overwhelmingly positive and led to some very nice opportunities. – Amy Stein, New York City
I was chosen by Charlotte Cotton for UP & NOW! ”07. To have the work recognized by someone like Ms. Cotton have helped generate additional awareness about the plight of the women and children in my project Brothels and Fundamentalism. – Kate Orne, NY, NY
Having my work juried into a show last summer by Rod Slemmons meant a great deal to me. Working in social and political satire is probably the most unpopular genre to work in, yet Mr. Slemmons selected my work for this important show. His encouragement helped me to continue working in a genre that rarely pays off financially, yet is rewarding on many other levels. – Diane Bush, Nevada
Having had the opportunity to once again place my work in front of juror, Mary Virginia Swanson through Focused, the 10th Annual Photographic Center Northwest juried show has resulted in a very productive business relationship with her. This has led to a smart promotion strategy that has really moved my career forward. Further, the show has made me realize what a great venue the PCNW is for exhibition and I look forward to the possibility of showing more of my work there one day. – John Chervinsky, Somerville , MA
As I am working on building up my resume with new shows, I was proud to be included in the 10th Annual Photographic Center Northwest Competition, Focused, by the incredible eyes of Mary Virginia Swanson, who selected my work for the show. This became an asset to my CV. – Marc Yankus, New York City
Having been awarded 1st place (tie) in the 2003 PCNW Annual Photographic Competition by Anne Tucker was a high point in my artistic career to this point, and was certainly enhanced by her then having purchased the winning piece. Being able to include these things on my resume, I believe, has greatly contributed to how others view my work. Ms. Tucker’s esteemed reputation in the photography world means that her opinions are highly regarded. Her genuine interest was conveyed both in a personal note I received from her in response to my thank you, and when I had the opportunity to meet her at Photo L.A. Many thanks to PCNW for the consistently high caliber of jurors and exhibits. – Patricia Sandler, Los Angeles, CA
The show curated by Mr. Flukinger helped me gain greater exposure and lead to my being offered other shows around the country. – John Milisenda, Brooklyn, NY
I was chosen by Anne Tucker to be in the PCNW annual contest and was given an Honorary mention and met her at the opening of the show. I then saw her again at Fotofest in 2004 and The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas has now 2 of my prints in their permanent collection. – Michelle Sank, Devon, UK