Archive for May, 2013

Fall 2013 SCAD Challenge

Offering high school/secondary school students an opportunity to showcase their talent, the SCAD Challenge seeks the next generation of talented artists and designers. High school seniors and juniors, and students completing their last two years of secondary school, compete to become eligible for scholarships to attend SCAD. We are excited to announce our competitions and deadlines for 2013-14:

Film: Oct. 11
Photography: Oct. 25
Comic Book: Oct. 25
2-D: Nov. 8
Poster: Nov. 8
Fashion: Jan. 24
Junior Challenge – Photography: Feb. 7
Junior Challenge – 2-D: Feb. 7

Submissions will be accepted starting Aug. 1! Mark your calendars and check back often to view details, rules and inspiration. Don’t miss out on your chance to take the challenge! Visit for details.

Link to Contest

Link to Past Winners (including one of Poolesville’s own!)

Call for Photo & Video Submissions: DC Photo Grid & DC Crowd-Sourced Video Project

HEMPHILL is pleased to present two projects by free[space]collective in the exhibition Artist-Citizen, Washington DC, on view June 5 through July 27, 2013. Artists Michael Dax Iacovone and Billy Friebele utilize the city and its residents as an essential tool for the creation of their work. The DC Photo Grid is an aggregated map of the city generated from user-submitted photographs, and the DC Crowd-Sourced Video Project offers a constantly looping portrait of the city as viewed by its inhabitants. We invite you to participate by submitting your photos and videos following the instructions below.

DC Photo Grid
The space of Washington DC is made up of government buildings, businesses, and domestic dwellings. What’s left over is the public space of parks, streets, and sidewalks. This is a crowd sourced public archive of that free space.

The photo must be taken within the border of Washington DC.
The photo must be taken in outdoor public space.
You must locate the square mile the photo was taken in and indicate the mile along with the submission.
You must enter the date the photo was taken.
Click to SUBMIT a photo.

DC Crowd-Sourced Video Project
This evolving participatory video project will be exhibited at HEMPHILL for the Artist/Citizen exhibition in June and July of 2013. We will edit video submissions together, fading them on top of each other to create a time-based portrait of the city. The most recent submission will be edited into the looping video displayed in the gallery, replacing the oldest video on the loop.

Videos must be of public space in Washington, DC.
Please do not exceed 1 minute in duration.
Video can be submitted either by emailing a youtube or vimeo link to or you may send video to this email address using a file sharing site such as or
Click to SUBMIT a video.

free[space]collective Mission:
We see the city as an evolving system in a constant state of change. Each person’s experience within the changing city is different and valuable. We are interested in initiating dialog through encounters in public space and using art as a vehicle for community engagement and interaction. We believe in starting a conversation, and then setting it free to evolve with the input of the people who share those spaces.

1515 14th Street NW
Washington DC, 20005

A Shocking Look at America’s Altered Landscapes

Terminal Mirage 2Date: 2003

There is an overwhelming sense of disbelief when looking at David Maisel’s aerial photographs of open-pit mines, toxic waste sites, logging, freeways and other scenes that mark the toll humans have left on earth.

But the images found in Maisel’s recent book Black Maps—American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime, published by Steidl, are all unaltered photographs of landscapes and the endless array of colors and strange patterns are abstracted visions of environmental devastation of land.

Maisel first went up in a plane in 1983 over Mount St. Helens with one of his teachers, photographer Emmet Gowin. Because he had initially studied architecture, Maisel felt comfortable looking at the land from a similar spatial perspective.

Full Article & Slideshow

Montgomery County “Amateur Photo Contest”

Amateur Photo Application

Enter your BEAUTIFUL Photography

Think to yourself: “Will Mrs. Heaton say my picture is cliche’ or looks like a stock photo?”  If the answer is yes, ENTER!!!

Creative Outlook Cover Contest

CreativeOutlook Cover 2012 2013 Cover Contest

Art Contest Enter Here

You can enter PHOTOGRAPHY or painting, drawing, design, etc.