Call for Entries: 2011 Fellowships, Houston Center for Photography

Deadline: November 5, 2010

Juried by Jen Bekman and Jeffrey Teuton, Jen Bekman Projects (New York, NY)

Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $2,000 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2011. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world outside the Houston area will receive the HCP Fellowship. Jen Bekman and Jeffrey Teuton of Jen Bekman Projects (New York, NY), will jury the fellowship selection.

Jen Bekman is a gallerist, entrepreneur and writer. She opened her eponymous gallery [] on Spring Street in 2003. She is also the founder of Hey, Hot Shot!, []
the internationally acclaimed photography competition. Her most recent venture is 20×200 [http://www.20×] a website that offers limited-edition fine-art prints at affordable prices. The founding editor of the design blog, Unbeige and her personal blog, Personism, Jen maintains an active presence on both Twitter (@jenbee) and Tumblr (at

In January of 2007, American Photo named Jen an Innovator of the Year. In 2008, the Griffin Museum of Photography honored her with the Rising Star Award. She has spoken at the AIGA annual conference and reviewed portfolios at Review Santa Fe, Parsons, NYFA, PhotoExpo and the Minnesota Center for Photography. She juried the 30th Anniversary Memberʼs Exhibition for the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University and has participated in the Mentors Program at the School of Visual Arts for several years. She has also published articles and interviews in GOOD Magazine and photo-eye Booklist.

Jeffrey Teuton, Associate Director of Jen Bekman Gallery, was born and raised in Indiana. He began working with Jen Bekman when he moved to New York in 2003 after studying at The Museum School in Boston as well as at ESAD in Strasbourg, France. Jeffrey has exhibited work throughout the United States and Europe and continues to pursue his art career making paintings, photographs and limited-edition zines. From 2005-2008, Jeffrey spent time in Los Angeles working at the renowned print studio Gemini G.E.L. and around the globe working in the arts. He returned to New York in 2008 and assumed a full-time position with Jen Bekman Projects. Jeffrey is a panelist for the Jen Bekman Projects world renowned Hey, Hot Shot! competition, and has also offered his time with the non-profit film festival MixNYC, Common Threads in Chicago and numerous portfolio reviews across the country.

ELIGIBILITY: HCP Fellowships are geared towards the completion and presentation of new work; submissions of work in progress are acceptable. The competition is open to all photographic, film/video, and lens-based installation work. One fellowship will be awarded to an artist residing within a 100- mile radius of Houston (including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas). A second fellowship will be awarded to an artist living anywhere in the U.S or abroad. The entry fee is $25, with $5 per each additional still/moving image. Past recipients, HCP staff, Board, Advisory Council, Committee members and their significant others are not eligible.

RULES FOR ENTRY: Participants must be or become HCP members at the time of submission. Artists must submit a proposal for the Fellowship project, outlining its conceptual objective(s) and intended outcome(s). The proposal must not exceed 500 words in length. Acceptance will be based on the unified body of work by each artist rather than on individual images. Preference will be given to new work or work created within the last two (2) years that has not been widely exhibited in the Houston area. A maximum of 10 digital image files (jpeg, 72-300ppi, no larger than 2100 x 2100 pixels), moving image files (maximum of 5 minutes in length) are acceptable. No slides, please. All files must be titled with a number corresponding to the entry form, your last name, title of work, and year of completion. For emailed submissions, the maximum size for total entry should not exceed 8MB. There is a $5 additional charge per image/data file for submissions that exceed 5 images.

Hand-delivered entries may be brought to HCP during regular gallery hours: Wed, Fri 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat – Sun 12 – 6 p.m. Participants must include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with submission if you require the return of CDs or DVDs. E-mailed submissions are welcome; send to

NOTIFICATION OF RETURN: Applicants will be notified by December 13, 2010. CDs and DVDs submitted with SASEs will be returned at this time with the exception of accepted submissions. HCP retains the right to reject any selected work that differs from the work submitted.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT: Works will be insured while on the premises of HCP. However, HCP cannot be responsible for damage or loss during transit. HCP retains the right to display and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes.

Upon acceptance, the work to be exhibited must be delivered ready-to-hang, including matting and framing, and any pedestals or hardware needed for installing the work, unless agreed to in writing by both parties. Artists exhibiting slide, video projection, installation, or sculptural works beyond a two dimensional format must provide the hardware and equipment necessary to exhibit the work as it is intended to be show unless other arrangements have been made with HCP in writing. Your entry constitutes understanding and agreement with the conditions outlined in this prospectus.

ARTIST TRAVEL: HCP strongly encourages Fellowship recipients to participate in artist talks held at HCP and associated with exhibition. Typically held the night of the reception or the following day, these talks provide first hand insight into the creation of the work.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS TO HCP INCLUDE: Subscriptions to SPOT, HCP’s critical journal of photography, discounts on workshops, and educational programs, access to members-only portfolio reviews, invitations to receptions, lectures, tours and special events. Membership also includes a discount on Aperture magazine and the opportunity to enter our other call for entries, including HCP’s annual Membership show (entry fee not included).