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The Life of Water

Deadline for submissions: Aug 15, 2022
Juror: Ann Jastrab
Prints due: Sep 14, 2022
Exhibition: September 28 - October 21, 2022

Call for Entries

Water:  A source of beauty and wonder. An environment for a staggering variety of life. A magnet for imagination, recreation, meditation, fear, wonder. Ever various in its sources and forms: Fog, mist, spray, ice, oceans and rivers, lakes and streams, rain, sleet, and snow.

For this exhibit we seek photographs that capture the way water catches light, cuts through the earth, falls from the sky, changes form, and sustains or threatens life.

We are very pleased that Ann Jastrab will be jurying and curating this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 40 for our Online Gallery. All 75 selected images will be reproduced in the exhibition print catalog and remain permanently on our website, with links to photographer’s URL. 

Submission: $39 for 5 images, $6 each additional 

How to submit your images
Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.

Banner image: Steve McBride
Home page thumbnail:   Tawna Brown
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Suzi Moore McGregor
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Kevin Krautgartner
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Caren Winnall
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Robert Crifasi
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Charles Lohman
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Tom Schifanella
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Paola Telesca

About the Juror

Ann M. Jastrab is the Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California.  CPA strives to advance photography through education, exhibition and publication. These regional traditions—including mastery of craft, the concept of mentorship, and dedication to the photographic arts—evolved out of CPA's predecessor, the renowned Friends of Photography established in 1967 by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Cole Weston. While respecting these West Coast traditions, CPA is also at the vanguard of the future of photographic imagery.

Before coming to CPA, Ann was the gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco where she incorporated contemporary artists with the legends photography. Ann also worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for 10 years until their closure in 2017. Ann has curated many shows in the Bay Area while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco. Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and educator as well. 



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