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Galina Kurlat (Houston/Brooklyn)
William Wright: Helen, 2015
Collodion print
Courtesy of the artist


Galina Kurlat (Houston/Brooklyn)
Jean Philippe Gaston: Izakaya, 2015
Collodion print
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Galina Kurlat (Houston/Brooklyn)
Soren Pedersen: Currant Kitchen, 2015
Collodion print
Courtesy of the artist

MY TABLE MAGAZINE
FEAST YOUR EYES: FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY FROM ACROSS TEXAS

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Opens: January 7, 2016

Deadline for submissions: February 25, 2016

My Table Magazine and Houston Center for Photography want to see your food photographs. This call for entries is open to all Texas photographers, professional and amateur, who photograph their food, the people, and the industry.

Are you constantly photographing your cocktails? Is your favorite subject matter your brood of backyard chickens — and their eggs? Do vibrant images of beautiful plated food flood your Instagram gallery? Share your photos with My Table magazine and HCP! Show us the unsung men and women who grow, cook and serve our daily meals in throughout Texas. We want to see your guilty snaps of latte art or the behind-the-scenes mayhem in the professional kitchen where you cook, we invite you to submit your best work in My Table magazine’s first photography competition.

For this competition, there will be two categories, youth and adult. One artist from each category will be selected to win an honorarium of $250 for their work. Artists selected for the exhibition at MKT Bar will also be featured in the June 2016 special edition of My Table Magazine.

ABOUT MY TABLE MAGAZINE:
My Table, Houston’s dining magazine, is published by Lazywood Press and was founded in 1994. It’s a different kind of publication: personal, quirky and specialized. Each issue offers readers the most complete information on the restaurants, chefs, shops, foods, trends, caterers, festivals and personalities that make up the city’s lively culinary scene. John Mariani, restaurant critic for Esquire magazine, calls My Table “both indispensable and a joy to read.”

ELIGIBILITY:
The competition is open to all Texas photographers—professional or amateur. If you take photos of food, food producers, or food servers, we want to see it. The youth category is open to ages 18 and younger.

FEES:
There is a $15 entry, which includes entry for 1-10 images. The maximum number of images artist can submit is 10. You are not required to submit 10 images.

RULES FOR ENTRY:
- All submissions will go through SLIDEROOM.COM. You can create a free account.
- Entrants should upload up to 10 images and an artist statement.
- Acceptance may be based on the body of work or on individual images.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
STEP 1. Prepare your images and related text.
Carefully edit a group of no more than 10 images that describe your current lens-based work. Please scan all prints or non-digital images to submit online.
You will also need to have the following information available:
a. an artist statement
b. specific information for each piece:
-Title (for identification purposes)
-Year made
-Dimensions (height X width)
-Medium of finished work (inkjet print, chromogenic print, etc.)

STEP 2. Click here to begin your application process on Slideroom.com (THIS CALL FOR ENTRY WILL OPEN JANUARY 7, 2016)
You will need to log in to your Slideroom account or create a new free account on Slideroom.com. You will copy/paste your artist statement into the form and complete the questions. Then, you will be able to upload your images to submit.

STEP 3. Submit and Payment
HCP entry fees are not refundable after the jury process begins.
After you receive an email receipt of payment, your submission process is complete.

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN YOUR SUBMISSION (THIS CALL FOR ENTRY WILL OPEN JANUARY 7, 2016)

NOTIFICATION OF RETURN: Applicants will be notified by March 11, 2016. HCP and My Table Magazine retain the right to reject any selected work that differs from the work submitted.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT: Works will be insured while on the premises of HCP. However, HCP cannot be responsible for damage or loss during transit. HCP and My Table Magazine retain the right to display and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes. Artists retain the rights to their own artwork.
- Artists selected for the exhibition pay for round-trip shipping of their work. Please do not ship work with packaging ‘peanuts.’
- Upon your acceptance, the work to be exhibited must be delivered ready-to-hang, and any pedestals or hardware needed for installation of the work. We require black or white wood frames and bright white matting if applicable.
- Artists exhibiting installation or sculptural works beyond a two dimensional format must provide the hardware and equipment necessary to exhibit the work as it is intended to be shown.
- Your entry constitutes understanding and agreement with the conditions outlined in this prospectus.
- HCP entry fees are not refundable after the jury process begins.

DEADLINES/CALENDAR:
Applicant Submission Deadline: FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Applicant Notifications Sent: MARCH 11, 2016 VIA EMAIL
Exhibition Dates: MAY 27 - JULY 9, 2016 at MKT Bar
Opening Reception: FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 6 - 8 P.M.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT (THIS CALL FOR ENTRY WILL OPEN JANUARY 7, 2016)

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SUBMISSION PLEASE CONTACT:
Jessi Bowman, Exhibitions and Website Coordinator
713-529-4755 x14
exhibits@hcponline.org

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