26th Anniversary HCP Juried Membership Exhibition: Entries Due April 4

ALISON NORDSTROM will be the Juror for the upcoming Members Exhibition at Houston Center for Photography (HCP).

From the HCP Website:


Deadline for Submissions: Friday, April 4 by midnight
Notification Letters Sent: Thursday, May 15
Accepted Work Due: Tuesday, July 1
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Dates: August 1 – August 31

Click here to download the entry form.


Hand deliver or mail submissions to:
Houston Center for Photography
Juried Membership Exhibition
1441 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77006

Or e-mail submissions to:
Ebony Porter, Program Coordinator

Submission forms online at:

Alison Nordström
Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House

Alison Nordström is the Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York. Previously the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida, she has curated over one hundred photographic exhibitions including “Nervous Landscapes”, “Barbara Norfleet” “Picturing Paradise”, “Voyages (per)Formed” and the biennial, “Fresh Work” She is the author of “The Photograph as Madeleine: History, Memory, Visuality and Food” in Setting the American Table and ” Making a Journey”, in Photographs Objects Histories, as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. She has a particular interest in contemporary art that mixes media and disciplines, and in projects that trace the histories of representation. Nordström holds a BA in English Literature, an MLS with museum emphasis, and a PhD in Cultural and Visual Studies.
ELIGIBILITY: Participants must be or become HCP members at the time of submission. The competition is open to all artists engaged in photographic and lens-based work. Any photographic process is acceptable as long as it is original, has been made within the last two years and has not been exhibited in a previous HCP Exhibition.

RULES FOR ENTRY: Acceptance will be based on the body of work by each artist rather than on individual images. Works accepted with specified dimensions will be the work exhibited in the Membership Exhibition. A maximum of 10 digital image files (jpegs, max 300 ppi, one side 7”) or 10 moving image files 5 minutes or less may be submitted. No glass mounted slides will be accepted. Digital image files are preferred. All work should be labeled with your full name. Number each entry according to the entry form. For online submissions, the maximum size for total entry should not exceed 4MB. You are welcome to send more than one email. Entrants must also submit an artist statement and resume in conjunction with the work submitted.

FEES: Entry fee is $30. There is a $5 additional charge per image for submissions that exceed 5 images. A maximum of 10 image files may be submitted.

Hand-delivered entries may be brought to HCP during regular hours: Wed-Fri 10-6pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm. Participants must include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with submission for return of slides, CDs or DVDs. E-mailed submissions are also welcome; send to ebony@hcponline.org.

NOTIFICATION OF RETURN: Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2008. CDs and DVDs will be returned at this time with the exception of accepted submissions. HCP retains the right to reject any selected work that differs from the work submitted.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT: Works will be insured while on the premises of HCP. However, HCP cannot be responsible for damage or loss during transit. HCP retains the right to display and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes.

Exhibiting artists pay for round-trip shipping of their work. Please do not ship work with shipping ‘peanuts.’ Upon your acceptance, the work to be exhibited must be delivered ready-to-hang, including mats to standard size, and any pedestals or hardware needed for installation of the work. Work matted to standard sizes will be installed under glass. Artists exhibiting slide or video projection, installation or sculptural works beyond a two dimensional format must provide the hardware and equipment necessary to exhibit the work as it is intended to be shown. HCP does not provide slide or video projectors. Your entry constitutes understanding and agreement with the conditions outlined in this prospectus.

Subscription to SPOT, HCP’s critical journal of photography.
Discounts on workshops and educational programs, invitations to exhibitions, receptions, lectures, tours and special events.
Discount on Aperture magazine.


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