Call for Entries: Curious Camera Competition

2nd Annual Competition 2010

Get your creative juices flowing. It’s all about your visual brain. The photographer with the fastest glass and best optics isn’t allowed in this competition. This is about using the most basic tools and creating. we want you to have that feeling-the one that made you feel all warm and fuzzy about photography in the first place.

The Rules
1. The camera must have a plastic lens or a pinhole.
2. See Rule #1.

The Price of Submission and Submission Date
1. $5 per image. You can submit any number of images.
2. All submissions must be received at ArtsEye/Photographic Works by Friday April 23, 2010

How to Submit
Submissions sent via our website (use link at top of page).
Drop it off, mail it or ship it
Send us a print. Prints should be no larger than 11×14. The quality of the print really matters to the judges. A good print doesn’t mean really expensive.
We do not return the prints. They become part of the Curious Camera permanent collection. If you really really want your print back please contact us.

Judging, Winners and Prizes
The winners will be announced April 27, 2010 on this website. The winners will be notified via email. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. There will also be a prize for “Most Curious Camera.” We will also award honorable mentions.

Curious Camera Gallery Show and Artist Reception
All submissions will be displayed at ArtsEye fromApril 30th through the summer. The prints will be displayed in the gallery and the work sent via our website will be displayed using a digital projector. The artist reception will be Saturday May 1st from 6-9pm at ArtsEye.

Curious Camera 2010 Judges

Ken Rosenthal
Ken Rosenthal received his MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. He received his BA in still photography from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. His artwork is represented by a number of galleries including Etherton Gallery in Tucson; ClampArt in New York, Michael Dawson Gallery in LA, Gerald Peters Gallery in Sante Fe, and Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco. Rosenthal’s photographs are in many public and private
collections including The George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Art Institute of Chicago, National Portrait Gallery in London, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, and the Wittliff Gallery of Southwest and Mexican Photography. Since 2002 his work has been featured in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions internationally.

Frances Murray
Frances Murray was born in Dublin, Ireland to a large Catholic family. She was taught by nuns dressed in traditional black and white habits. This experience has had a profound affect on her life. She immigrated to Canada at the age of five and two years later her family moved to New York. She met Harold Jones in 1969 when she was 22 years old. Jones was associate curator at the George Eastman House in Rochester New York. They married a year later, and a year after that had twin baby girls. Murray was surrounded by the very finest of photography. “I had the rare opportunity to see amazing photographs that filled me with inspiration and an unsettling urge to create.” She was almost 30 years old before she took her first photograph,which was of her twin daughters, Rebecca and Star. Her house and backyard became her studio. Frances photographic journey led her to a one woman show at Etherton Gallery. ”Psychologue” celebrated her thirty year journey in photography.