"The Art of Photography Show is the very best photography competition among all of the competitions which were represented at the APA-LA panel, by far. You guys stand alone as being a pure high-end photography exhibition, produced with excellence and with integrity."
Jim McHugh APA-LA Vice Chair
Call For Entries! We are very pleased that our esteemed judge for 2011 is Anne Lyden, the Associate Curator of Photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Choose your best images to present to Anne Lyden. The entry deadline is coming very soon, May 17th!
Now in its 7th year, the Art of Photography Show is an established and critical force in the world of contemporary photography. The show provides tangible benefits to artists trying to break into the public eye. This well thought out international exhibition provides value to artists at every turn, from first-rate viewing in the judging process to exhibition and publication opportunities, photo industry connections and monetary awards.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of this competition and exhibition is that our judge is always a highly acclaimed museum curator. It's our view that getting one's photographs exhibited in a museum is the ultimate goal. Yet, getting exposed to museum curators is normally very difficult. Our project provides that opportunity. Here is a list of our judges so far:
Arthur Ollman - Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts
Natasha Egan - Associate Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography
Neal Benezra - Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Charlotte Cotton - Director of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hugh Davies - Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Tim Wride - Director of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Carol McCusker - Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts
(Note: All titles are as of the time of judging)
Our goal is to provide as many tangible benefits as possible for the exhibiting artists. The cash awards, accolades, media coverage and sales revenue that we provide to the artists who are selected are substantial. You can read many testimonials from artists in our previous shows here.
Ferit Kuyas - "Restaurant Boats, Jialing River, Chongqing"
$10,000 in award money will be given to artists in the Art of Photography Show 2011.
Over 30,000 people will view the Art of Photography Show during the nine week exhibit at the Lyceum gallery.
Over 1,500 people will attend the Opening Reception Gala on Saturday August 13th. Our attendees are a mix of art collectors, high net worth residents, advertising executives, architects & designers, executives of major San Diego corporations and government leaders.
A superb 80 page show catalog will be given to everyone at the Opening Reception Gala and is made available for free at each special event during the exhibition.
We sell a very large percentage of the work, of which the artists receive most of the revenue.
We donate 100% of our portion of the art sales revenue to an international charity called The AjA Project.
Marketing and Promotion:
Marketing and promotion for the Art of Photography Show is extensive, with national media coverage, cross-promotions, coverage on television and radio, as well as reaching thousands of fans and friends on social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Invitations and numerous emails are sent to our list of 25,000 luxury consumers and art collectors.
Tens of thousands of exhibition announcement cards about the Art of Photography Show are distributed to major cities across the US.
Our great love of this art form prompts us to 'pull out all of the stops' in order to showcase a truly excellent presentation of photography, to provide substantial benefits to the exhibiting artists, and to elevate and promote this art form.
Choose your best images to present to Anne Lyden. The entry deadline is May 17th!