Open Call: Virtual Exhibition, Juried by Samantha Johnston, Executive Director & Curator, Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Deadline for Submission: Thursday, September 1, 2022, Midnight PST

Notice of Acceptance: Thursday, September 22, 2022

Virtual Show Opening: Thursday, October 13, 5 pm PST, 2022

Virtual Show Dates: October 13 – December 13, 2022

About Comeback

As the world continues to navigate  unpredictable conditions, as we continue to come in and out of safe  spaces, wherever they may be, we need to learn, re-learn and learn again  how to be with one another and find our place in the world. The late  French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, who passed away in August 2021,  suggested that in a fragmented world, being and sense are both  stimulated by being-in-common, and that being-in-the-world is a  condition of existence. Co-existence, in that sense, is a condition of  existence.

This virtual exhibition will explore  what does it mean to be together again at a moment of great  uncertainty, and how do ideas of returning, gathering and sharing space  and time together may drive creativity. Comeback will present works by  LACP members that consider shifts and transformations in how we are  present and absent in our worlds, re-discovering ourselves, our  communities and creative voices.


LACP showcases our Members’ work with an annual exhibition. The virtual exhibition is open to Members’ only. The juror, Samantha Johnston, will select images based on creativity, originality, and quality. To become a Member, please click HERE.

Three prize winners: 1st Place winner will receive $1,000; 2nd Place winner will receive a $500 LACP gift card; 3rd Place winner will receive $250 LACP gift card.
Honorable Mentions: All exhibiting artists will receive honorable mentions.

The Juror
Samantha Johnston has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center  since 2015. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program  Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University  College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. Prior to  joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at  high schools in Boston and Denver.

She has curated exhibitions with  contemporary artists such as Jess T. Dugan, Daniel Coburn, Barbara  Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Zora Murff. Samantha has served as a  reviewer at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, PhotoPlus New York,  Medium, Month of Photography (MoP), and Filter. She has juried several  exhibitions including Critical Mass and The Fence.

She is a longtime member of the  Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the  Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of SPE’s 2013 Southwest  regional conference in Denver. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100  Creatives 3.0 by Westword and has been featured in Lenscratch.

Eligibility and Guidelines
This exhibit is open to all LACP Members,  both amateur and professional. Please confirm that you are a Member and  that your status is up-to-date. LACP invites photographers working in  all mediums and styles to take part in the exhibition.

The deadline to send digital files for consideration is Thursday, September 1, 2022, Midnight PST.

Acceptance Notice
The selection process will be blind.  Once the juror has made selections, all entrants will receive an email  from LACP with a list of images and artists selected for the show. The  selected images and artists’ names will be posted on LACP’s website.

LACP is not responsible for  connecting the selected artists with the juror. In addition, LACP  reserves the right not to use a particular selected image(s) for  promotional purposes if the image(s) is deemed inappropriate for use on  LACP’s social media, newsletter feed, and/or on in any other marketing  material.

Entry Fee
The limit to the amount of images which can be submitted is 50.

Size each image 1200 pixels on the long side at 72 dpi
DO NOT HAVE YOUR FIRST OR LAST NAME IN THE FILENAME. You are welcome to name the files anything you like, or to keep the original file number.

$25.00 (1-5 images)
$37.50 (6-10 images)
$50.00 (11-15 images)
$62.50 (16-20 images)
$75.00 (21-25 images)
$87.50 (26-30 images)
$100.00 (31-35 images)
$112.50 (36-40 images)
$125.00 (41-45 images)
$137.50 (46-50 images)

You MUST be a Member to submit!!

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