Opportunities At The Photo Center

Ella Morton - Skagastrond Beach #2, 2010  //  2011 Print Sponsorship Recipient

There are several exciting opportunities at the Photo Center NW. The first is a Summer Residency, a printing sponsorship that allows you come to Seattle and print in our facilities free of charge for 100 hours! It's an amazing opportunity for those looking to develop a project. And the second is our call for entries for the 16th Annual Photo Competition, this year the theme is LAND & WATER and it will be juried by Karen Irvine, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. This is a great opportunity to have to work seen by her and displayed in the Photo Center galleries, I can attest to the fact that last year's show was GORGEOUS. More info below.


Deadline: May 1st, 2011

This summer residency program grants you 100 hours of free access to our digital and analogue printing facilities. Seattle is a beautiful place to spend the summer and what a better way to do it than producing a body of work for free! The Photo Center NW offers a fantastic community of artists, collectors, editors, curators and educators. Artist in residence will have access to portfolio reviews with our gallery staff and advice in developing the work, alongside access to our exciting programming, lectures and events. The Photo Center has been around for over 25 years and is the epicenter of photography in the Pacific Northwest, it serves as an incubator for artists and it provides opportunities in the arts and advocacy for emerging artists across the globe.

More info here.

Juried by Karen Irvine, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Deadline: May 14, 2011

The Photo Center NW is pleased to announce our 16th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition, and our esteemed juror, Karen Irvine, Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. This year the exhibition theme is focused on land and water, and anything related – open to interpretation. Selected entries will be exhibited in Seattle, WA at the Photo Center during the months of August and September 2011. All photo processes are welcome. Maximum frame size is 32 inches on the longest side. Artists will be responsible for shipping their framed work to and from the gallery.

JUROR BIO: Karen Irvine is Curator and Manager of Publications of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. She has organized over thirty five exhibitions at the MoCP and other institutions and written essays for numerous artist monographs and publications including Art on Paper and Contemporary. Irvine is a part time instructor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. She received an MFA in photography from FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, and an MA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

AWARDS: First, second, and third prize winners will take home $1000, $500, and $250 as well as a $75 Blurb Inc. Scrip Certificate for each winner. Photo Center gratefully acknowledges Blurb Inc., Glazer’s Camera, and Panda Lab respectively for their award sponsorships.

To apply go here.