Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit slides of their color and black and white works to the Texas Photographic Society (TPS) by July 5, for TPS 16: The National Competition. The exhibition will open at St. Edward’s University Art Gallery and be exhibited at galleries in Odessa, TX; Houston (as part of FotoFest International); New York City and San Francisco. An artist’s reception will be held September 22 in Austin.
JUROR for TPS 16: The National Competition will be juried by Michelle Dunn Marsh, Director of Aperture West. Marsh holds a B.A. from Bard College and an M.S. in publishing from Pace University. She has worked with the Aperture Foundation since 1996, and presently serves as associate publisher for Aperture magazine and as the director of Aperture West, a regional outreach program. In this capacity she has worked with the Aperture staff and board of trustees as well as institutions throughout the west to develop educational programming, collaborative initiatives, expand awareness of Aperture and support individuals and institutions promoting photography. An educator and advocate for photography and design, Dunn lectures nationally on photography and on art book design. She is an award-winning book designer and works with museums and non-profit institutions nationally. She serves on the advisory board to the Masters in Publishing program at Pace University in NYC, and on the Board of Governors for Bard College.
Marsh will award $2,750 in Cash prizes: First Place $1,000, Second Place $650, Third Place $350, and at her discretion, up to 5 Honorable Mention awards at $150 each.
A color catalogue of the exhibition will be printed and sent to all entrants, collectors, museum curators and photography magazines, with exhibitors receiving 3 copies. The exhibit will tour for one year.
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