Wednz Scene: Call to Photographers

August 23 / 17

Hey there! It’s been awhile since I posted anything about photography. I’m always looking for opportunities for photographers who want to kick the door down to get their talent out. Thanks to, here are a few you can enter. Read on….

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Photo Shoot 2017

Black Box Gallery – Portland, Oregon, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: September 8, 2017 – Black Box Gallery is excited to announce an open themed juried group photo show. Show us your favorite photographic shots!
Open to all themes and ideas, all styles and genres, all perspectives on craftsmanship and photographic creativity. Great opportunity for landscape, architecture, portraiture, documentary, fashion, still life, conceptual projects, street, color and black and white, nature, night photography.
This will be a fun show with a great diversity of photographs!
Exhibition Dates: October 1-20, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6-8:00 pm
The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.
JUROR: Todd Johnson
Todd Johnson is the founder and director of Black Box Gallery. Todd received his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been a photography portfolio reviewer for Photolucida (Portland, OR) and has juried The Drawers Program for Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR). Todd has worked as an independent photography curator organizing shows by international photographers in Portland, OR, at Linfield College and Gallery Homeland… see more
  • Each exhibition will have 24 photographs selected by the juror for exhibition at the gallery.
  • An additional 30 photographs will be selected by the juror for exhibition in our


    gallery annex.
  • All 54 photographs from the show will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books.
  • All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will


    all gallery prints after 5 years of


    in the flat files.
Black Box provides free printing, Free matting and Free framing for all of our exhibitions. We have 18” x 24” black frames. Our white mats are pre-cut for 12” x 18”, 12” x 12” and 12” x 16” prints (we also have a few other odd sized mats). We print on an Epson Stylus Pro archival ink jet printer, on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment. This is a very accurate custom print, just like a custom lab would print, we have over 25 years of custom printing experience.
$35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos).
We accept entry via email. Please visit us online for easy instructions.
All photographers will be notified 10-14 days after the deadline about juror selections.
Black Box Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales, 50% goes to the photographer. If artist prefers the print does not have to be for sale. Print will be for exhibition and promotion only.
All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.
Visit Black Box Gallery online for more information.

Black Box Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary photography and provides important opportunities for emerging and established photographers.
Black Box supports and encourages the creative production, exhibition and critical appreciation for contemporary photography. Exhibited Artists have come from Russia, Germany, Japan, New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco, Korea, Iceland, Los Angeles, Portland, Australia, China, Houston, Seattle and everywhere in-between.
Black Box Gallery
811 East Burnside St. # 212
Portland Oregon 97214




The Chelsea International Photography Competition

Agora Gallery – New York, New York, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: September 13, 2017 – Photographers at both the amateur and professional level are invited to enter the Chelsea International Photography Competition.
With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIPC will honor selected artists with an exhibition at Agora Gallery, providing invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition.
There are two competition categories: Amateur and Professional. National and international submissions are welcome. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
JURORS [Visit us for complete bios]
  • Karen Irvine – Chief Curator and Deputy Director for the Museum of Contemporary Photography
  • Salvatore Vitale – Photographer and Editor
  • Sarah Tanguy – Independent Curator and Critic
This year’s competition awards are valued at over $55,000 and are designed specifically to support our larger mission: to promote the spread of extraordinary and innovative art in our modern world and to ensure the future productivity and enhance the careers of selected artists.
Selected photographers will participate in the collective exhibition and receive valuable PR opportunities. A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.
  • Amateur Photography: $25 for up to 5 images with a fee of $5 for each additional image.
  • Professional Photography: $45 for up to 5 images with a fee of $5 for each additional image.
Ready to enter for the chance to exhibit in New York’s famous Chelsea art district?
Visit us for competition details and instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at
Results are announced on October 24, 2017, with the competition exhibition scheduled for January 27 – February 7, 2018.

Founded in 1984 by a fine artist, Agora Gallery is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists who seek the exposure that will establish them in the most significant art market in the world while providing a platform that connects them and their artwork to the most discerning collectors worldwide. Located in the heart of the famous Chelsea art district, Agora Gallery occupies both the ground and second floor of 530 West 25th Street.
Agora Gallery
530 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (+1)212-226-4151


That’s it for now, but there are more out there. Keep checking for updates. Enjoy your Hump Day Wednesday, be blessed.




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