I’ve been a bit quiet because I’ve been on back to back trips. First to New York and then to Vancouver, Canada for some much needed R&R (rest and relax). Just got back last night and am already in the midst of catching up. First things first. Our next free call is this coming Tuesday. If you have a website and your ranking sucks, you don’t get traffic, people can’t find you and you wonder what it takes to even show up in the Google search – you need to sign up now. There are only a few spots available. We have a limited number of phone lines, so if you want to know for free more about Search Engine Optimization or SEO, you can’t afford to miss it.
Post One: SEO for Artists
This coming Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 5PM Pacific Time is our next free call. Guest is Daniel Tardent author of SEO Success System for Artists. Join us for one hour via phone or on the web. More info and to sign-up for free is here: http://photosecrets.biz
Post Two: Call For Entries!
The ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2010 is an international exhibition of photographic art which will take place August 28 through November 7, 2010 at the elegant Lyceum Theatre Gallery, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, California. The Opening Reception Gala will be on Saturday, August 28th, and will be a world class event!
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
The online entry process is very easy, simply filling out a short registration form and then uploading your images as JPEG files. Images created via any form of photography will be accepted for consideration. The Prospectus and entry information is available here. Additional details are in the FAQ page here.
Natasha Egan is the Judge for the Art of Photography Show 2010. Ms. Egan is Associate Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. She has organized and curated photography exhibitions around the world and has written numerous catalogs, essays and articles on various aspects of photography. She holds an MA in museum studies and an MFA in fine art photography. Natasha Egan is highly respected in the global photographic community, so it’s a significant honor to be selected by her.
$10,000 IN AWARDS:
$2,000 1st Place Award
$1,600 2nd Place Award
$1,200 3rd Place Award
$ 800 4th Place Award
$ 400 (11) Honorable Mention Awards
$25 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry. There is no limit to the number of entries an artist may enter. The entire registration, upload, and payment process can be done securely right on the website.
Artists who entered work in any previous Art of Photography Show or Art of Digital Show will receive a $15 discount on their first entry in the Art of Photography Show 2010.
We are producing a superb Show Catalog, which will feature every image in the Show and an artist statement about the work. Artists who are in the Show can obtain as many copies of the Show Catalog as they like for free, which can be used for promotion and marketing of their work.
MARKETING & PUBLICITY:
The Art of Photography Show 2010 will be pursuing an intensive marketing and publicity campaign to bring maximum media attention to the artists who are juried into the exhibition. Over 30,000 people are expected to view the Show during the ten week run at the Lyceum Theatre gallery, which is open (free) seven days a week. So, the artists and their work will receive a tremendous amount of exposure by the media and the public.
One of our key aims is to sell the work that is exhibited at the Art of Photography Show 2010. Our great love of this art form (and being photographic artists ourselves) prompts us to ‘pull out all of the stops’ in order to showcase a truly excellent presentation of photographic art, to elevate and promote this art form, and to provide substantial benefits to the exhibiting artists.
For more information please contact the Producer, Steven Churchill:
Post Three: LACDA 2010 ‘Top 40’ International Juried Competition
Formatted version of this announcement and complete Prospectus:
Direct link for registration:
Artist, Curator, Director: Digital Studio, California Museum of Photography
Artist, Curator, Director: L.A. Center for Digital Art
Enter our “TOP 40” juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Open to all geographical locations.
Forty selected winners receive one print up to 24×36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery from May 13-June 5, 2010. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.
Many artists from this exhibit continue their relationship with LACDA for exhibit in solo shows, exhibits curated outside of LACDA and exhibit in art and photo fairs where LACDA participates. All entries are given special consideration for exhibiting at LACDA and outside exhibitions where we are featured.
Artists participating in our competitions form the pool of artists from which we select the vast majority of those featured at LACDA and are often considered by our associated network of galleries, museums and curators. Proceeds from the competition support these gallery programs.
Registration fee is $30US. Online registration only.
Multiple entries are permitted, separate entry fee required for each set of three images submitted.
L.A. Center for Digital Art exhibit dates: May 13-June 5. Artists Reception May 13, 7-9pm in conjunction with the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.
Deadline for Entries: April 19
Winners Announced: April 26 (All entrants will be notified by email.)
Exhibit Dates for LACDA: May 13-June 5
LACDA Artists’ Reception: May 13, 2010 7-9pm (Downtown Art Walk)
For questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please.
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, supporting local, international, emerging and established artists in our gallery. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, and produce editions of wide format archival prints.
L.A. Center for Digital Art