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Critical Mass update

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on October 31, 2008


Urban ReDevelopment #10, 2008 copyright of Douglas Stockdale

PhotoLucdia has completed the first of the two phases of their judging for Critical Mass 2008. The 180 photographers who were accepted at this phase of the process, will now have their (10) photographs submitted to approximatly 200 additional jurist for the final selection.

Which takes me to the bad news/good news segment of this story.


Digital Black & White Photographs

Posted in Photography by douglaspstockdale on October 29, 2008

Gisele, 1999 copyright of Patrick Demarchelier

One of the benefits of writing about photographs for this web-journal or The Photo Exhibit, I do receive a lot of digital photographs, usually low resolution (72dpi) JPEGs. Nevertheless, these digital JPEG files contain all of the relevant technical photographic information, such as the hue, saturation and tonality.

What I have noticed in many of the photographs that I receive, is the limited use of absolute blacks in photographs, especially in Black & White photographs.


Janos Lanyi at 23 Sandy Gallery

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on October 26, 2008

Waters Edge, Mekong Delta, Vietnam photograpy copyright of Janos Lanyi

Janos Lanyi was recently juried into the exhibit Shelter at the 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR.

The Shelter exhibition, which was juried by Randy Gragg, will begin with a reception on November 7th, and be showing through November 29th.

By Doug Stockdale

Byung-Ho Kim at Kodak Imaging Center Gallery

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on October 17, 2008

Californina Coast, Photograph copyright Byung-Ho (Brad) Kim

The exhibtion of Byung-Ho (Brad) Kim, a member of the The Photographers Exchange, at the Kodak Imaging Center Gallery, Glendale, CA is currently available and will be showing 22 images in this solo exhibition through November 5th. The Exibition is titled Landscapes (Light, Wind, Water, Sand).

by Doug Stockdale

Palm Springs Photo Festival

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on October 16, 2008

I just received notification about the Palm Springs Photo Festival dates; March 29 – April 3rd in Palm Springs, CA. Registration opens November 1st, 2008 and some workshops sold out quickly last year. 

Last year I participated in the Portfolio Reviews and it was a good opportunity to have my work seen by a wide range of reviewers, even if it is for 20 minutes. It was the start of some on-going conversations.

Likewise, a small group of us from The Photo Exchange attended one of the evening seminars, which was a very interesting & antimated discussion.

by Doug Stockdale

Diane Reeves at 2CC

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on October 15, 2008

Last Life Lesson photograph copyright of Diane Reeves

Diane Reeves, a member of The Photo Exchange, was juried into the 2nd City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA, exhibition Dia De Los Muertos. The exhibition is showing from November 1st, 2008 until December 3rd. The artist reception is Saturday, November 1st, from 6-10pm.

by Doug Stockdale

Art Calendar – Another resource

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photography by douglaspstockdale on October 6, 2008

Since I have been adding some new Resources to the sidebar for Exhibition/Artist calls, I have just added the Art Calendar magazine link. On their web site, they have a section called “Calls to“, which includes sections for juried exhibitions (in general, not specific to photography), with a break out between the exhibits you need to pay a fee and those which you don’t. In the section for the non-fee, there is also a listing of galleries who are open to submissions.

For galleries that are open for submission, probably a good idea to read a current article in Art Calender; Vanity Galleries: Pay to Play at Your Own Risk.

Best regards, Doug Stockdale

P.S. thanks to Miguel Garcia-Guzman for pointing to this article out on his blog, Exposure Compensation.

ArtSlant – Call for Artists

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photography by douglaspstockdale on October 6, 2008

Well, ArtSlant itself is not calling for artist, but it is another resource for artists who are looking for juried art venues and other exhibiting opportunities. I have linked the LA page, but you can also find a SF, NYC, Chicago, Paris and other hot locations as well.

The ArtSlant call for artists is not specfic to photography, but relavent to artists of all mediums, so if you are looking for a photographic juried opportunity, you will need to carefully read the fine print;- )

A lot of information to check out!

Best regards, Doug Stockdale

Call for California Artists – Dia de los Muertos

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photography by douglaspstockdale on October 2, 2008

The 2nd City Council Art Gallery is honored to participate in a traditional neighborhood celebration of Dia de los Muertos.  Each year, our neighbors’ apartment complex and courtyard becomes a magical place where altars, candlelight, marigolds, Aztec dancing and live music fill the air.  The gallery hosts an exhibition and our garden is transformed with calacas, an art workshop and delicious food.  Our two spaces are joined by gates that open wide to encourage an exchange of culture, art, tradition and friendship.  Please join us in this joyous celebration.

Open to artists living in California
All media except motion film and video
All work submitted for consideration must be available for exhibition November 1December 4, 2008
Please do not enter work previously shown at 2cc.

Entry Deadline is Friday, October 10, 2008

By Doug Stockdale

Call for Women artist – Women Artist On Immigration

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photography by douglaspstockdale on October 1, 2008

Juror – Alma Ruiz

The Women’s Caucus for Art along with the Korean Cultural Center is seeking to to engage all women artists in California on the important topic of immigration. Each subtopic – Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities – offers useful starting points for selecting or creating work for this show. Like the many current and prior related exhibitions on this subject, this show seeks to inspire an ongoing conversation and examination of the formation of our cultural, personal and political identities.