1) Camera Obscura International Photography ContestDeadline: 15th March 2011
Entry Fee: $10-$15
Restrictions: 18+ Only
The Camera Obscura Journal of Literature and Photography is hosting its Spring 2011 International photography competition for both professional and non-professional photographers. Open to all types of photography and photography-based mixed media artworks. Entries are judged on the following: artistic merit, use of the elements and principles of art and design, as well as artistic impact and story-telling and technical proficiency (includes proper use of light). We're looking for the best, most visually intriguing photography we can find. We have a distinguished panel of judges. All entries are judged anonymously and are accepted only through our electronically submission system.
============================================2) Amanda Smith Gallery: Deadline: 24th January 2011
: absence of complication, clarity, clean lines, clearness, straightforwardness, uncluttered, freedom from intricacy or complexity.
Many famous and talented artist, writers and thinkers have found reason to make statements concerning "simplicity". Leonardo da Vinci quotes "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication". According to Longfellow, "In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity". Plato writes "Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity".
When I photograph, I have always tried to look at whatever is in front of my camera and narrow the frame down to include only the relevant information, always keeping in mind the element that caught my eye in the first place. Removing the distractions is not easy, but can make for a strong, interesting image. Walt Whitman says it most distinctly, "Simplicity is the glory of expression".
Forty five images will be selected for exhibition and a Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted images will be available for purchase. Awards are $250 for Jurors Choice, $250 Creativity Award to be chosen by the gallery director, $100 for Visitors Choice and five Honorable Mentions.
Robert Hecht has been chosen to be the juror of "Simplicity". Robert holds a degree from Seton Hall University in Communication Arts. He began photographing in the mid-1960's when his good friend, New York photographer Fred Price, put a camera in his and taught him how to use it. His work has been exhibited through out both the United States and Europe and has been included in numerous publications. With his wife, Dale Harrison Miller, he owns and operates a video-multimedia production company, On Point Productions, in San Rafael, California. Robert's portfolio "Auto-Reflective" is featured in the current issue of LensWork.
Creativity is encouraged.Gallery Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgGallery Hours:
Friday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
And by appointment Personal website for Amanda Smith Photographs:http://www.asmithphotographs.com/