Bay Area photographers - choose your best images to present to Julian Cox, Curator of Photography and Chief Curator, de Young Museum, San Francisco for possible selection for The Art of Photography Show - an established and critical force in the world of contemporary photography here in California.
Now in its 8th year, this presentation of world class photography is truly exquisite. The show provides tangible benefits to artists trying to break into the public eye. This well thought out international exhibition provides value to artists at every turn, from first-rate viewing in the judging process to exhibition and publication opportunities, photo industry connections and monetary awards.
Exhibition at the elegant San Diego Art Institute
In beautiful Balboa Park, San Diego, California.
Opening Reception Gala on September 29, 2012.
Exhibit runs through November 11th.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of this competition and exhibition is that the competition judges are acclaimed museum curators. Additional judge's include:
Anne Lyden - Associate Curator of Photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum
Arthur Ollman - Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts
Natasha Egan - Associate Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography
Neal Benezra - Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Charlotte Cotton - Director of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hugh Davies - Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Tim Wride - Director of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Carol McCusker - Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts
(Note: All titles are as of the time of judging)
The competition goal is to provide as many tangible benefits as possible for exhibiting artists. The cash awards, accolades, media coverage and sales revenue that are provide to the artists who are selected are substantial.
$10,000 in award money will be given to artists in the Art of Photography Show 2012.
Over 1,500 people are expected to attend the Opening Reception Gala on Saturday September 29th. Attendees are a mix of art collectors, high net worth residents, advertising executives, architects & designers, executives of major San Diego corporations and government leaders.
A 76 page show catalog will be given to everyone at the Opening Reception Gala and is made available for free at each special event during the exhibition.
A large percentage of the work is sold, of which the artists receive most of the revenue.
100% of the competition's portion of the art sales revenue goes to the San Diego Art Institute.
Entry deadline is June 30th. Click here for show website and entry info.