Call For Entries - Texas Photographic Society

Call For Entries - Texas Photographic Society

Additional Information

If your work is accepted

1. Send one exhibition print for each accepted


2. Prints must be mounted and overmatted using

white matte board 16˝x 20˝ with at least 2˝ of

border showing on all sides of the print. Maximum

print size is 12˝x16˝. Smaller prints, 3˝x5˝ for example,

are acceptable as long as they are mounted

and overmatted to the 16˝x20˝ size.

3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back

to you after the exhibition. Prints WITHOUT postage

will not be returned. Prints will be returned in

the container in which they were received.

4. Send $5 for each print accepted to defray exhibition


5. Do NOT frame the print – TPS frames each print.

6. The print must reach us by January 10, 2007.

Send your print to:

Texas Photographic Society

6338 N. New Braunfels # 174

San Antonio TX 78209

Questions? Call Clarke at 210-824-4123


TPS encourages the sale of exhibited photographs. The

commission charged will be 50% of the sales price.

Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work

and home), and sales amount on the back of each print

accepted. If your print is Not-For-Sale (NFS) state so,

but list a dollar amount for insurance. If you do not list a

dollar amount, the art work will be listed as NFS.


TPS will exercise all due care in handling slides and

prints, but will not be responsible for loss or damage or

replacement. Please submit duplicate slides and prints.


TPS retains the right to display, project and reproduce

work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and

promotional purposes only. Individual photographers

retain Copyrights to their individual works.


The exhibition is open to all internationally who are

members of TPS. You may join TPS and enter the

show. Entries must not have been exhibited previously

in a TPS show and must have been taken within the

last five years. Because of gallery limitations, threedimensional

work cannot be accepted.


About TPS

Cash Awards

• First Place $ 1,000

• Second Place $ 650

• Third Place $ 350

• Honorable Mentions $ 150 each for up to five.

• Each entrant will receive a color exhibition catalog.

• Each exhibitor will receive 3 catalogs.

About TPS

TPS membership has reached an all time of 1,383

from 48 states, including D.C., and 12 countries, a

substantial increase from the 1992 count of 139 primarily

– Texan patrons. 733 members, 53%, are from

Texas. Nationally, California leads the way with 119

members, followed by New York having the next

highest total of 55. The Board of Directors, now 39

strong, includes: educators, authors, curators, gallery

owners, fine art and commercial photographers and

other interested professionals.

In the last decade TPS has sponsored 32 exhibitions

that have been shown throughout Texas and in Europe.

The National Competition has appeared in 17 Texas

cities. The Members’ Only Show, now in its 22nd year,

has premiered in Austin, Dallas, Houston, El Paso,

San Marcos, Lubbock, Longview, Galveston and San

Francisco, California with jurors from the host city

selecting the show. Through sister organizations in

Europe, TPS has exhibited several hundred TPS artists

in the prestigious Arles exhibition. The images have

also toured France and appeared in Italy, Germany and

Greece. As a unique program, TPS color exhibition

catalogues are distributed nationally to over 200 museums,

collectors, curators and photography magazines.

Since 1990, our newsletter, the Contact Sheet, has published

1,820 members’ photographs and listed 2,698

gallery shows in which our members have participated.

Since we began publishing color exhibition catalogues

in 2001, we have reproduced 783 images from 546

featured artists. TPS is committed to showcasing

photography all over the state and beyond. Since 1993,

5,139 artists have submitted 37,326 images for consideration

in the 32 exhibits TPS sponsored. For more

information visit the TPS website:

All images on the first page are from the 21st Annual

Members’ Only Show and are copyrighted by the Texas

Photographic Society and the artist.









Texas Photographic Society

6338 N. New Braunfels # 174

San Antonio TX 78209

© Willy Machan

New York, NY

© Jon Edwards

South Freeport, ME



Society, Inc.

© Beckwith Thompson

Odessa, TX

22nd Annual

Members’ Only Show

Call For Entries

Juror: Kathy Vargas

Assistant Professor of Art and Chair

of Art and Music University at the

Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

$2,750 in Cash Prizes

© Ken Konchel

St. Louis, MO

© Deborah Mills Thackery

San Jose, CA

The 22nd Members’ Only Show will be exhibited

in San Antonio, Texas from January 25, 2007

thru February 23, 2007 at the University of the

Incarnate Word’s Semmes Art Gallery. Artist’s

reception, January 25 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

An exhibition catalog will be sent to entrants,

collectors, photography magazines, museums

and galleries.

About the Juror


Juror’s Statement

In my life, I have created various forms of photography:

documentary, directorial, commercial, and

manipulated. Consequently my tastes are broad and

eclectic. What I enjoy most, what I look for in a photograph,

is the moment of revelation when the world

is at once mysterious and crystal clear. I think this

is photography’s greatest gift. Only photography can

make the world factual, poetic, voyeuristic and participatory

all at once.

Kathy Vargas

San Antonio, Texas

About the Juror – Kathy Vargas

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Kathy Vargas

is an artist/photographer who has had numerous exhibitions,

including one person shows at Sala Uno in

Rome, Galeria Juan Martin in Mexico City, and a retrospective

at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio,

Texas. Group shows include Foto Fest Presents at

the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Hospice: A

Photographic Inquiry commissioned for the Corcoran

Gallery and Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation

(CARA). She is in the collections of the Smithsonian’s

American Art Museum, the Mexican Museum in San

Francisco, the Toledo Art Museum, the Museum of

Fine Arts, Houston, TX, the Sprint Collection and

the Southwestern Bell Collection. Awards include

a photography grant from NEA/Mid America Arts

Alliance Regional Fellowships and an Art Pace residency.

Ms. Vargas was also named the 2005 Texas

Two-Dimensional Artist of the Year by the Texas

Commission on the Arts.

Ms. Vargas is Associate Professor of Art, Chair of

the Art Department, and Director of the Semmes

Gallery at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Prior to that she was the Director of the Visual Arts

Program at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center from

1985 to 2000. She has curated numerous exhibits

for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and has also

curated exhibits for the San Antonio Museum of

Art and Blue Star Art Space in San Antonio and for

Women & Their Work in Austin, Texas.

Calendar of Events

11-20 Entries due in San Antonio.

12-08 Notices sent to accepted entries and

posted on the TPS website.

01-10 Prints due in San Antonio.

01-15 22nd Annual Members’ Only Show opens.

02-23 22nd Annual Members’ Only Show closes.

How to Enter

You must be a current member of TPS to enter the show.

If you are not a member of TPS, you may join TPS for an

additional $25 and enter the show. Enclose one check to

cover the entry fee of $25 plus $5 for each image over five

and membership fee if joining TPS. Photographers may

enter up to 10 images.

When entering slides:

1. Submit the slides in a clear, plastic sheet. Number each

slide 1-10 and place your name and the title of the work

on the front of the slide mount. Indicate slide top. NO


2. Enclose an SASE for the return of your slides. Entries

without a SASE will not be returned.

3. Fill out Entry & Membership Form and List of Entries

form. Make certain that numbers and titles on forms match

those on the slides. Mail payment, slides, entry form, and one

SASE for return of slides to the address below.

When emailing digital files:

1. Files should be 800 pixels in the longest dimension

saved in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not

maximum). Images should be sampled at 72ppi.

2. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed

by your name. ie 1SamJones, 2SamJones. Also, from a

networking standpoint, do not use spaces in the title of the

JPEG (use underscores if needed) and limit to only alphanumeric

characters (do not use :.:’”/?}{()[ ]+-=*&^%$#@!.).

3. In the body of an email, number each image so that

it matches the above numbering system. For each image:

provide the Title, process, sale price and image size. Images

without a sale price will be considered not-for-sale. Include

a Visa or Mastercard number along with the expiration date,

3 digit code, your name, address, city, state, zip code and

telephone numbers.

4. If you chose, you may send the credit card information

from our secure website: .

5. Email files to

When sending digital files on a CD:

1. Files should be 800 pixels in the longest dimension saved

in the JPEG format on high quality setting (not maximum).

Images should be sampled at 72 ppi.

2. Label each file with consecutive numbers followed by

your name. ie 1CindyJones, 2CindyJones.

3. Fill out Entry & Membership Form and List of Entries

form. Make certain that numbers and titles on forms match

those on the CD. Mail payment, CD, entry form, and one

SASE for return of CD to the address below. This is due by

November 20, 2006.

Send to:

Texas Photographic Society

6338 N. New Braunfels # 174

San Antonio TX 78209

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Title - As you want it to appear in the exhibit catalogue. Please print neatly or type

the titles on a separate sheet of paper.

Process - Silver gelatin, Platinum, Type C-print, Digital pigment

print, Selenium toned silver gelatin, etc.

Sale Price or NFS

Gallery Fee 50%

Image Size

List of Entries

This form may be copied. Questions? Call Clarke at (210) 824-4123

Number: _______________________________________

Email Address _________________________________________________

Three digit code _______

Work Phone ___________________________________________________

Credit Card Expires: _______

Home Phone ___________________________________________________

Visa _____ MasterCard _______

State/Zip ______________________________________________________

Payment method: Check _______

City ___________________________________________________________

Total Enclosed: $ _ _

Address _______________________________________________________

Additional at $5 per slide ________

Name _________________________________________________________

Entry Fee 25.00 ________

Name and Address

Please fill out this form and List of Entries and mail along with your slides or

CD, entry fee and your SASE (for return of slides) to:

Texas Photographic Society

6338 N. New Braunfels # 174

San Antonio TX 78209

Friend 225.00* ________

Advanced 60.00* ________

Regular 25.00 ________

Student $ 20.00 ________

*Advanced & Friend

Regular membership

benefits plus all catalogs

and literature printed,

from the date of joining,

for one year. Friend

receives a selection from

the Print Program. See

the web site for details.

Membership and Entry (chose one if joining):

Entry & Membership Form

22nd ANnual Members’ Only SHow Entry No. For TPS use ONLY

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