PHOTOGRAPHERS. The Art of Photography Show provides an excellent opportunity to have your best images viewed by some of the top photography curators in the nation.
The images for the 2013 Art of Photography Show were chosen by Julia Doran, curator of photography at the Portland Art Museum. Judges of previous competitions have come from the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.
The ninth edition of the Art of Photography Show opened this weekend at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park and runs through November 17, 2013. The winners of $10,000 in cash awards were announced at the show’s Opening Reception Gala on Saturday, October 12.
A $2,000 grant was awarded to Iranian photojournalist Hossein Fatemi for his image “Landmine Legacy.” Other grant winners included Simon Mulvaney for “Age,” Keith Sharp for “Curtain Call,” and Marilynn Waters for “The Conversation.”
The exhibition features 201 compelling works from amateur and professional photographers in the United States, Norway, Georgia, Israel, Denmark, Australia, Poland, United Kingdom, Latvia, Netherlands, Germany, Egypt, Japan, Iran, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Sweden, Albania, France, China, Spain, Canada, Turkey, Nigeria, Italy, Mexico, Indonesia, Namibia, Pakistan, and Singapore.
The Art of Photography Show was specifically designed to reach a large community of art collectors, luxury consumers, corporate heads, civic leaders, and other influential members of the San Diego community.
“Our goal is to provide as many tangible benefits as possible to exhibiting artists,” explains Steven Churchill, the show’s producer. “The cash awards, accolades, media coverage, and sales revenue that we provide artists who are selected by our acclaimed judge are substantial.”
Artists who traveled to San Diego for the opening weekend mingled with the other winners, met curator Julia Doran, and enjoyed a private after-party and museum outings.
All works at the exhibition are for sale, and sales staff familiar with the works mingled with the patrons at the Opening Reception, answering questions, and introducing artists. Additional events such as artist talks and mixers are planned throughout the show to call attention to works, sell more art, and enrich the community.
If you would like your work to be considered for next year’s event, check the website frequently for details on how and when to enter. Better yet, sign up for a free membership to The Art of Photography Show community. You will receive emails about entry deadlines, special events, and new Art of Photography Show projects.
“We welcome submissions by any living photographer, young or old,” says Lisa Smith, associate producer of the show, “The photographs do not have to be from a newly created body of work. We are looking for works that are important to the artists from any time in their careers…We want to show the work that you feel most strongly about.”