Call for Entries: 2010 Juried Photography Show, San Joaquin Delta College, LH Horton Jr. Gallery

The LH Horton Jr Gallery is a non-profit art gallery located on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. The Gallery provides excellent exhibition opportunities, with over 2000 square feet of exhibition space, an extended 22 ft. ceiling with mounts, and over 1200 visitors to each exhibition.

Deadline: August 1, 2010

Exhibition Title: Photography 2010: Contrasting Landscapes

Awards: Exhibition at the LH Horton Jr Gallery and on the Gallery’s website. Best of Show: $600, 2nd Place: $400, 3rd Place: $300. Purchase Awards may be announced, and non-cash Merit Awards will be selected by the juror.

Eligibility: Entry is open to all artists residing in the United States. Work made in all photographic processes, both traditional and digital, are accepted for entry. Representational or non-representational images set in rural, urban, or suburban landscapes. Fine art images should emphasize unique composition, pattern, shape, and color/contrast. Framed photographs may not exceed 42″ width and 72″ height.

Exhibtion Dates: November 18 – December 16, 2010

Opening Reception: November 18th, 5-7pm

Juror: Carol McCusker is an independent curator, writer and educator. For eight years, she was the Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego. She received her B.F.A. in studio art and art history at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, graduating with distinction. She then received her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history with an emphasis on the history of photography and film at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque. While there, McCusker received the Beaumont Newhall Award, the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship Award, the Friends of Photography Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Internship Award.

McCusker is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee for UCSD’s Arts, Humanities & Languages Extension; and is working on two publications, Shooting Stars: War Photographers in Hollywood, that examines the aesthetic and socio-political relationship between 1940s photojournalism and Realist/Neorealist cinema. And Boom! 1963-1983: Two Decades of Change in American Photography.

At MoPA, McCusker curated more than thirty-five exhibitions. These include American Noir: The Photographs of James Fee (2003), Andrea Modica: Treadwell/Fountain (2005), The Roads Most Traveled: Migration Photographs by Don Bartletti (2006), Rebels & Revelers: Experimental Decades 1970s-1980s and Public Privacy: Wendy Richmond’s Surreptitious Cellphone (both 2007). With MoPA’s director, Arthur Ollman and Michael Gray, director of Lacock Abbey (estate of William Henry Fox Talbot), she created the exhibition/catalogue, First Photographs: William Henry Fox Talbot and The Birth of Photography (2003). Her award-winning exhibition (and catalogue), Breaking the Frame: Pioneering Women in Photojournalism (2006), explored women working in the mass media before and during WWII.

McCusker has worked with publisher Manfred Heiting on Paul Outerbridge (Taschen 1999) and worked with the following artists on their respective books, James Fee: Peleliu Project (Seraphin, 2002), Phil Stern: A Life’s Work (powerHouse, 2003), Terry Falke: Observations in an Occupied Wilderness (Chronicle, 2006), and Mario Algaze: Portfolio (Di Puglia, 2010). Writing and curating from photography’s complete history, from the salt paper print to the cellphone video, defines McCusker’s enthusiasm for the medium’s range, relevancy, and endurance.

Entry Dates: February 1 – August 1, 2010

Selection Announcement: August 16, 2010

Artwork Received at the Gallery: November 8, 2010

Entry Fee: $30 for 3 work entries. An additional 3 work entries may be purchased for $3 per image.

On-Line Entry Process

1. All Calls for Entry submissions are processed on-line by clicking on the link: Smarter Entry
2. All artwork images are viewed anonymously by the juror announced for each exhibition. Until the final artist selection is made, accepted artists’ names and contact information is held confidential by the Gallery Director administering the calls.
3. When entering on-line, please use the Process Notes section to include the following information: materials, dimensions, weight (3D only) and any additional work process or technique methods.
4. Images may be added, exchanged, or removed up until the very last day of the call deadline.
5. Each exhibition call lists specific eligibility guidlines and information, and all calls for entries have the same general guidelines listed after the individual exhibition calls.
6. Payment of entry fees and submission of images for judging signifies the artist’s understanding and acceptance of all terms and conditions of the call for entry general guidlines and for the corresponding exhibition.
7. Fees are non-refundable unless the exhibition is cancelled by the Gallery.
8. Artists are not registered for the call for entry until fees are paid.
9. For an individual pdf file of the exhibition call for entries, click on the exhibition logo.