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December 14th- Deadline THE AMERICAN DREAM juried by Deborah Willis

The New Orleans Photo Alliance announces the call for entries for “The American Dream” Juried By: Deborah Willis
Entries must be submitted by December 14th, 2009

From the website:
“The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement…It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.”

James Truslow Adams, THE EPIC OF AMERICA, 1931.

What does the American Dream look like? How is it now defined? Has it been realized? The New Orleans Photo Alliance is seeking contemporary photographs that explore these questions and more about The American Dream. Dr. Deborah Willis, chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography, will jury this exhibition.

Deadline for submissions:
Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:00 midnight

Notification of acceptance:
Tuesday, December 21, 2009

Deadline for receiving accepted works:
Friday, January 26

Opening reception:
Thursday, February 4, 6-9 pm

Exhibition dates:
February 4 – March 21

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December 27- Deadline extension and new awards for Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio Showcase

The deadline  Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio Showcase Vol. 4 has been extended until December, 27 2009

From the website:

Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their twelve-image portfolio in The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4: Book and Online Exhibition. The show will be featured on the Center’s web site at on March 1, 2010 and will remain online for the next two years. The awarded Solo Exhibition at the Center will open on Friday, May 7, 2010, during which time Juror, Katherine Ware will be in attendance and signing books. On Saturday, May 8, 2010, Ms. Ware will be offering portfolio reviews and giving a public talk that evening.

Theme:  Open – There is no theme for this exhibition.
The images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images.
Juror: Katherine Ware
Katherine Ware is the curator of photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. She previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she served as curator and author of Elemental Landscapes: Photographs by Harry Callahan.

  • Juror’s Selection – Book Cover Award: The Juror will select one portfolio to be the first presented in the publication Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4, with one of the artist’s images selected for the cover.
  • Exhibition Award: One photographer will be chosen to display their portfolio in the Center’s South Gallery, May 7 – 29.
  • Portfolio Reviews: All fifteen selected photographers will be offered a portfolio review by Katherine Ware at the Center on May 8, 2010.
  • Book: All fifteen selected portfolios will be featured in the Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4 which will include the artists’ portraits, statements and contact information. Each artist will receive one complimentary book, with the option to purchase additional books. The book will be signed and include an introduction by the Juror.
  • Online Exhibition: All fifteen selected artists will be featured on the Center’s web site starting on March 1, 2010 as well as for an additional two years in the Center’s Previous Exhibitions section.
  • All fifteen photographers will receive a 1-year subscription to Artists’ ShowCase Online, the Center’s online image marketing website (preview at

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