I love the red on gray in this tutorial. It's a beautiful and romantic signature tag but it would also make a terrific header image on a Website. The textures and vivid imagery make it extremely eye-catching while the grays and greens help keep the feeling mellow. A great play of colors and ambiance :).
PWP 37th Anniversary International Open Call for Entry
Application Deadline: September 30, 2012
PWP 37th Anniversary International Open Call for Entry
Thursday, August 9th, 2012 - Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Reception: January 1, 2013, a am
PWP ONLINE GALLERY
Details: Women photographers - amateur and professional; PWP members and non-members - are invited to this call for entry. Deborah Willis, Chair of the Photography and Imaging Department at NYU will award $5400 in cash, plus the cover or inside spread of IMPRINTS Magazine, a six-month online gallery exhibition and valuable prizes from Datacolor, global leader in color calibration technology.
Winners will be selected in each of the following four categories:
• The Human Experience (Portraiture, Street Photography, etc.)
• Our Earth (Landscape, Cityscapes, Animals, Nature, etc.)
• Travel (Any subject or genre, taken while away from home)
• Digital Imagination (Digitally enhanced images, including Composites, Montages, Abstracts, etc.)
EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1000, plus a Datacolor Spyder4PRO color calibration system and SpyderCube raw calibration tool ($225 value.) Her image will appear on the cover of the Winter 2012/2013 issue of IMPRINTS Magazine, and will exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.
First Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $500, plus a Datacolor SpyderCHECKR PRO camera calibration system ($139 value.) Their selected images will appear in a glossy pullout section of the Winter 2012/2013 issue of IMPRINTS Magazine, and will be exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.
Second Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $250. Their selected images will appear in a glossy pullout section of the Winter 2012/2013 issue of IMPRINTS Magazine, and will be exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.
Third Prizes: 4 photographers (one in each category) will receive $100. Their selected images will appear in a glossy pullout section of the Winter 2012/2013 issue of IMPRINTS Magazine, and will be exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.
Jurors’ Selections: 20 photographers will receive $50. Their selected images will appear in a glossy pullout section of the Winter 2012/2013 issue of IMPRINTS Magazine, and will be exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.
Honorable Mention: 60 additional images will be exhibited for six months on PWP’s online gallery.
ELIGIBILITY: This Call for Entries is open worldwide to ALL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS; NON-MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF PWP, AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL. PWP invites women photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.
The entry fee is $35 for the first four images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. The same image may be submitted to more than one category and there is no limit to the number of images submitted.
Note: Images selected by jurors for exhibition by PWP in the previous 12 months are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for exhibition may be resubmitted as often as you wish.
Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is the Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Professor Willis is an educator, curator, fine art photographer, and author. Among many honors, she recently received the honored educator award at the Society for Photographic Education.
She has curated numerous exhibitions, including: Posing Beauty which is touring the US, 1968: Then and Now in fall 2008, Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits at the International Center of Photography in 2007, and Engulfed by Katrina: Photographs before and After the Storm at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Publications include Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs (WW Norton, 2009 and NAACP Image Award Literature Winner), A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. DuBois and the Photographs from the Paris Exposition (Amistad Press, 2003), and Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present (WW Norton, 2009.)
Exhibitions of her work include: A Sense of Place, Frick, University of Pittsburgh, 2005; Regarding Beauty, University of Wisconsin, 2003; Embracing Eatonville, Light Works, Syracuse, NY, 2003-4; HairStories, Scottsdale Contemporary Art Museum, Scottsdale, AZ 2003-4; The Comforts of Home, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA, 1999; Re/Righting History: Counternarratives by Contemporary African-American Artists, Katonah Museum of Art, 1999; Memorable Histories and Historic Memories, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1998; Cultural Baggage, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1995.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30, 2012
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Click here to enter
2. Create your account if you have not previously submitted to a PWP international call for entry. If you have previously submitted, log in to your existed account. NOTE TO PWP MEMBERS: You must create a new account with user name and password if you have not previously submitted to an international open call.
3. Pay your entry fee. Payments are made online by credit card.
4. Upload your images to the categories you select. (After payment, you can upload images at any time until the competition closes.)
Prepare your images as required before beginning the submission process. Submissions are only accepted via the online process. Submissions as email attachments, on CD, or prints are not allowed in this competition and will not be returned. Digital image files must meet the following specifications: 8 bit JPEG files (CMYK and 16 bits files will not be uploaded), the largest dimension should be 1280 pixels (width or height), resolution of 72 ppi, JPG compression quality of 7 or 8. Images will be viewed by the jurors as RGB images; therefore Adobe RGB or SRGB profiles should be used.
File names may contain a maximum of 25 characters, not counting .jpg. The file name may not include characters such as #, $, &, periods or other similar characters as part of the file, and should start with your name, then your first initial, and then the name of the file. There will be only one period in the file name, just prior to the file extension (i.e. Smith_J_filename.jpg). It's important to follow these instructions about the file name to allow the right storage into the image database.
Image title may not exceed 40 characters. Please note that image title is the name of the artwork, not the file name.
Everyone whose image is chosen for awards and the online exhibition will receive an email notification of the accepted image(s).
• Entries due: September 30, 2012
• Notice of Acceptance: October 20, 2012
• Online Exhibition: January 1 – June 30, 2013
By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant PWP the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and other PWP programs. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from PWP. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use and artists maintain the copyright on all images.
Any questions - please E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please retain for your information until after announcement of the jury selection.
Open to Both PWP Members and the General Public
Vist their Website to enter and good luck!
This is my latest award winning coaster. Zazzle seems to think my art looks really good on these things, because this is the fifth award I've received for them in the past two weeks! Come on by, take a look at my work, and you'll see why :).
Designs by Hafapea Gift Shop
The indiExhibit is becoming famous in Hollywood. So much so that in addition to being sought after by celebrities in gift lounges, they have now teamed up with the Susan G. Komen foundation and Hollywood Weekly to host an after Emmy's cocktail party. The products displayed before the event, in the Emmy's gift lounge, will be autographed and later auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research. In addition to that, gifts for the cocktail party's guests have been created and donated by IndiExhibit members especially for the event. Designs by Hafapea Gift Shop will be gifting a Pretty Pink Ribbon Wall Clock to one special attendee. Be sure to read about this and more on the group's Website!
Another found tutorial for another piece of DIY jewelry :). This time it is an adorable knotted friendship bracelet with a heart pattern. An easy, fun and great gift idea for giving something special to the people you care about without breaking the bank! They're especially perfect for young girls who want to let their friends know that they are thinking about them during the holidays. Always in style, each bracelet can be as unique as the person who it is being made for simply by using their favorite colors. So, check out this tutorial and make a few today :)!
I found this adorable Chalkboard Necklace Tutorial while out and about on the net today. In fact, I love it so much that I thought I would share it with you :)! The necklace is made using chalk board spray paint and a store bought, pre-made pendant. You could, however, take it a step further and craft your own pendant too. Using an oven bake clay, like Fimo or Sculpey, you could create a heart-shaped pendant and write the name of a loved one or something that you are "hearting" on it. You could make a piece of sports equipment (a ball, hockey stick, etc.) or a star and write a #1 with your winner's name on it. You could even cut a shape out of felt or use a button or some other "found" or sentimental object, rather than the suggested pendant. The ideas are virtually limitless!
I hope you find this tutorial as inspiring as I as I did! If not, and this all just seems like more than you want to do to create a personalized and unique necklace as a gift, you could also visit my gift shop and just add a name, word or other special detail to one of the necklaces that I sell there.