I haven’t had the time to do a more complete list for April, but I think most were already posted on the Calls for Entry from March. I tried to bring as many as possible over for here, but in case I missed one, check there for more submissions blurbs. As always, email me if you see any more that look interesting.
April 1st – Land Sea Air by SPS
Student Work that falls under Land/Sea/Air
April 1st – Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Grant 2009
A $10,000 grant will be awarded in early 2009 to a worthy emerging photographer whose work is on the highest level. Funding would be designed to support continuation of this photographer’s personal project. This body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives.
April 2nd – Rhizome Commissions Program
The goal of the Rhizome Commissions Program is to support emerging artists by providing grants for the creation of significant works of new media art. By new media art, we mean projects that creatively engage new and networked technologies to works that reflect on the impact of these tools and media in a variety of forms. Rhizome defines emerging artist as artists who exhibit great potential yet are not fully recognized within their field. Commissioned works can take the final form of online works, performance, video, installation or sound art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices. The call for submissions is open to both national and international artists.
April 3rd – Norderlicht Photo Festival
All submissions must relate to the theme of the festival : “Strijd”. The Dutch word strijd has many uses and can be translated as: match, competition, contest, dispute, strife, controversy, conflict, struggle, wrestle, fight, battle, combat, war. The title of the festival hasn’t been decided yet, but we aspire to address struggles in all guises.
These are all possible approaches to the theme. Read more
Submitting – conditions and directives on the website
April 9th - C4FAP: “Works Of Man”
With “Works of Man”, The Center for Fine Art Photography seeks to chronicle the drive to build, destroy, manufacture and dismantle, that resides in all of us. Images from the tallest building to the smallest child’s toy, the newest electric gadget to the oldest tool from the earliest people, truly anything created by the minds and hands of humanity will be considered for the show.
April 10th – SRO Photo Gallery Solo Show
The SRO (Standing Room Only) Photography Gallery at the TTU School of Art has a long history of providing emerging artists their first solo exhibitions. Each year young photographic artists, from throughout the United States, working in all the various media in which photographs can be made, submit work for consideration by the SRO Committee. Consisting of the Photography Faculty, MFA photography candidates and the Director of Landmark Arts, the Committee annually reviews the work of nearly 100 artists to select only eight for solo exhibition. A typical year will present a healthy and diverse mix of photographic subjects, techniques, contents and media.
April 10th – Houston Center For Photography 27th Anniversary
Juried exhibition Call for HCP Members.
April 11th – Fairy Tale Open Call
The theme for this Open Call is “Fairy Tale”. Artist is asked to create his/ her own narrative and expresses own Fairy Tale freely in any kinds of mediums.
April 12th – Brenda Taylor Gallery
Please send up to 4 JPEG images of recent or available work to be considered. All mediums considered. Please include your bio, artist statement, and contact information along with a SASE. Ten finalists will be included in a one week exhibition. You will receive a phone call with more details, upon acceptance.
April 15th – The Appalachian Photographers Project
The Appalachian Photographers Project showcases the work of emerging and established photographers who work or live in the area and have created a significant focused body of work. The APP region encompasses nine states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
April 20th – SECAC Call for Papers Deadline
The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of art in higher education through facilitating cooperation among teachers and administrators in universities and colleges, professional institutions and the community served by their institutions.
April 20th – Great Outdoors Photo Contest
By National Geographic and PDN – Both Amateur and Professional Categories.
April 20th – Photographer’s Forum 29th Annual
This one is kind of a joke sometimes, because almost everyone gets at least a finalist and it seems their objective is to sell the hardbound books they print – but if you need to build your resume or think you have a good shot at winning their hefty cash prize, go for it. They usually look for pretty, lit, crafted, commercial looking “art” work though.
April 24th - Desoto Row Gallery: “Surface”
To honor the talent and achievements of college juniors and seniors, Desotorow presents Surface, an exhibit that introduces the work of emerging artists.
April 24th – Magnitude Seven
An International Competitive Exhibit of Small Works
April 28th – C4FAP Portfolio Showcase
Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their
twelve-image portfolio in The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 3: Book and Online Exhibition.
April 30th – Fotoblur Magazine
Seeking photographers who would like to see their photos published in our upcoming summer issue. All submission will be selected by the community and editors. Fotoblur Magazine is an artistic, progressive photography publication which focuses on promoting up and coming photographers.
April 30th – Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach
Alys Beach is pleased to invite digital artists to submit original works for the Second Annual “Digital Graffiti” Festival at Alys Beach, a juried digital art competition and display. All works and subject matter will be considered for the competition and display during the 2009 festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 6th.
May 1st – Photographic Center Northwest Print Sponsorship Program
The Photographic Center Northwest Printing Sponsorship program provides free printing in B&W, RA4 color, or digital to selected artists to complete an already-conceptualized project or project-in-process. Every year, PCNW’s Gallery Advisory Committee will choose 2 artists to participate in the sponsorship.
May 1st – Women In Photography Project Grant
Women in Photography, co-founded by Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips in June 2008 to showcase the works of female fine art photographers, is pleased to announce their first project grant, funded by Lightside Photographic Services/ and co-sponsored by LTI. The $3,000 grant award will provide funding to one photographer to support project costs.
May 1st – New York Photo Festival 2009
The New York Photo Festival will once again honor talented photographers from all over the world whose exceptional work breaks new grounds visually, intellectually and aesthetically. The Awards will give these visual artists the opportunity to reach key decision makers in the photographic community and the editorial, fine art and commercial worlds.
May 1st – Hey Hot Shot
Hey, Hot Shot! offers unrivaled opportunities for emerging photographers to have their work promoted online, reviewed by top-notch panelists and exhibited in our New York gallery. Now entering its fifth year, the international competition has been lauded by curators, critics, educators and journalists.
May 4th – Forever Hold Your Peace
The New Orleans Photo Alliance is seeking documentary, fine art, and conceptual photographs that explore the theme of weddings. Photographers are encouraged to submit images that portray or comment upon the traditions, customs, symbols and the rich human tableau surrounding wedding rituals.
May 6th – Light Impressions
The theme is “Light” – Open to any and all images shot with your camera phone.
May 15th – Photographic Center Northwest 14th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition, Photo-Op, Juried by Jen Bekman
Selected entries will be exhibited at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle from July 13th – September 4th, 2009. First, second, and third prize winners will take home $1000, $500, and $250 respectively.
May 22nd - Art Of Photography Show
A world-class international exhibition featuring all forms of photographic art — images shot on film, shot digitally, unaltered shots, alternative process, mixed media, digital manipulations, montages, photograms, etc. The Art of Photography Show will be exhibited at the two-level Lyceum Theatre Gallery, a perfect venue for exhibiting a large showcase of awesome photographic art.
May 25th – Lehmen College Art Gallery Call for Artists
Lehman College Art Gallery is looking for work that is broadly described as portraiture for our exhibition Beyond Appearances. The exhibition will explore identity in a broad range of media and less conventional styles.
May 27th – Axis Gallery 4th National Juried Exhibition
Juror, Janet Bishop, curator at SFMOMA
May 29th – A Sense Of Place
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is currently accepting entries for its 29th annual juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place 2009. Open to all U.S. artists ages 18 and older working in the following media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed media.
June 5th – 2009 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards celebrate student achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition — which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software — honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers, and computer artists from the world’s top institutions of higher education.
June 19th – Open Society Documentary Photography Grant
Eligible photographers must have already completed a body of work surrounding issues of social justice, and would use the grant in partnership with a non-profit organization, NGO, or a community-based organization as a means for enacting social change through photography.
June 26th – “What’s The Big Idea?”
Seeking entries for its 7th annual international juried art show, “What’s the Big Idea?” to be held November 6 – December 3, 2009. Artists 18 years and older, working in all 2-D and 3-D art media, are invited to submit digital entries. The exhibition is limited to original artwork created within two years of the entry date. Artists should consider the theme, applying concepts considered to be visionary, lofty and bold. The exhibit is open to the general public and artwork must be viewable for all ages. Prizes include a $2,000 purchase prize as well as numerous other prizes. Entry fee is $35 for up to three submissions.
July 1st – The Competition in Digital Arts
The Competition in Digital Arts brings together artists and digital art communities to promote both digital technology through the arts, and the arts through digital technology. Students are especially encouraged to submit their works to the Competition in Digital Arts. The competition consists of two categories. Short films should not be longer than five minutes. Animation should not be longer than three minutes.
July 16th – PDN/Blurb Photography.Book.Now
Photography.Book.Now is a celebration of the most creative, most innovative, and finest photography books – and the people behind them.
???/ongoing – Ian Aleksander Adams Blog
I figured that I’d add myself to this list – I’m always looking to review and feature new work. Just send me some jpgs and some text about what you do in an email. That simple!
???/ongoing – X-TRA Artists’ Projects
X-TRA invites artists to submit original ideas for direct-to-print artworks for publication. Proposals should address the content, context and format of the magazine. Selected projects will be allocated up to four pages in an upcoming edition of X-TRA. Proposals that incorporate a web-based element for publication at www.x-traonline.org are encouraged.Submissions must include a complete description of the proposed project, an artist’s statement, representations of previous work, and the artist’s contact information (name, address, phone number and email). Send proposals to: X-TRA, Artists’ Projects Committee, PO Box 41437 Los Angeles, CA 90041. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email submissions will not be considered. Include an SASE if you would like your proposal returned. Rolling deadline. Students are not eligible.
???/ongoing – Cerise Press
CERISE PRESS is an international online (with forthcoming print) journal of literature, arts and culture based in the U.S.A and France. The journal, published three times a year, includes poetry, poetry in translation, interviews, reviews, essays, art and more.
Each issue features several selections from photographers’ galleries. We accept both black and white and color work, and read submissions year-round on an ongoing basis.
Please visit our website for guidelines: http://www.cerisepress.com
Contact: Greta Aart, Sally Molini, Karen Rigby
???/ongoing – Entopic Group
The work showed here is a mix of invitations and submissions. Submissions are always open and are welcome. When we receive enough work we will put group shows online. If you think that you would fit in please submit your work for consideration. There is no theme. Send us an email to email@example.com with a short bio, some info about the work that you are submiting and up to 8 jpegs of your work.
???/ongoing – Eyestorm Submissions
Since its inception in 1999, Eyestorm has attracted many of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists and photographers, including Damien Hirst, Abigail Lane, Anoushka Fisz, Marc Quinn, Helmut Newton and Jeff Koons.
Eyestorm has also been active in nurturing new talent in original painting and sculpture through Britart, which Eyestorm acquired in 2003, and which has now been fully incorporated into Eyestorm.
Eyestorm will continue to promote work by established and emerging artists, both online and through changing exhibitions at our gallery.
???/ongoing – Women In Photography
We accept submissions on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit five (5) jpegs and a short statement from a body of work to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit images @ 72 dpi, 550 pixels wide, sRGB, JPG format. Rename your images “myname_title.jpg, etc.” No zip files, please.
???/ongoing – Ahorn Magazine
About 8 – 12 photographs from a single body of work
Sized at 450px in height, 72dpi, jpeg format
Please label the files with your name and numeration. Like this: name_lastname_1.jpg
Please attach also a short statement (with title, if relevant) and your bio
We are always looking for articles, essays and book reviews.
Please attach a brief summary of your proposal and your bio.
We would be happy to review your book and photo-zines.
???/ongoing – Flak Photo
To submit your work for consideration, email your photograph (sRGB JPG format, minimum 1000px on the longest dimension) with title and place of capture including city, state/province, country and year to email@example.com. Contributors are encouraged to include their website URL with their submission.
???/ongoing – We Can’t Paint Blog
Noel also accepts submissions from photographers as well as ideas for interesting articles to showcase on We Can’t Paint. There is no guarantee that your work, article, etc, will be featured on the blog but don’t hesitate to try. Send all submissions with the subject line: “Portfolio” to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Also, watch the blog for Wassenaar Magazine's next submission cycle.]