Skip to Navigation Skip to Content
March 5 - March 28, 2020

The Poetry of the Ordinary

Entry Deadline: Jan 13, 2020
Prints Deadline: Feb 20, 2020

Upload Images Here

Deadline for submissions: January 13, 2020
Juror: Sarah Sudhoff
Prints due: February 20, 2020
Exhibition: March 5 – March 28, 2020

Call for Entries

“Joy comes to us in moments — ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary."      —Brené Brown

As photographers, we have developed skill in seeing beneath the surface of our subjects, and often find in them the beauty, poignancy, and poetry that exist in ordinary moments. For this exhibition, we seek the simple poetic elegance of the ordinary. All captures and processes are welcome.

Click image to enlarge.

REN69012 77239 Eric Rennie with credit
© Eric Rennie
WAT69182 11156 C Watts with credit
© Charlotte Watts
PHI82193 11752 Betsy Phillips w credit
© Betsy Phillips
McKenna Vicki 3BeachAfternoon with credit
© Vicki McKenna

We are honored that Sarah Sudhoff will be the juror for The Poetry of the Ordinary. She will select 35 images for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery and another 35 for our Online Gallery. All 70 images will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog. The recipients of the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award will each be entitled to an online  portfolio review by the juror.

Submissions: $39 for up to 5 images, $6 each additional image.

Find complete information about submitting images here.
Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here

About the Juror

Sarah Sudhoff is a visual artist and educator, and the Executive Director of the Texas Photographic Society. She was previously the photo editor of Texas Monthly and Time magazines, Executive Director of Houston Center for Photography, and owner of Capsule Gallery in Houston. Sudhoff holds an M.F.A. in Photography from Parsons School of Design and a B.A. in Journalism and Photography from the University of Texas at Austin. She taught photography at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches; Trinity University, San Antonio and the Art Institute of San Antonio.

Sudhoff’s work interweaves themes of gender, science, and personal
experience through photographs — staged and found — as well as through performance, installation, and small-scale sculpture. Artist grants from The Louis
Comfort Tiffany Foundation (2013) and the Houston Arts Alliance (2019 & 2017) have furthered her career. Her artwork has been included in exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad, including recent exhibitions and performances at Health Museum Houston, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver; Texas Vignette, Dallas; Satellite Art Show, Austin; Experimental Action, Houston; Cindy Lisica Gallery, Houston; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; Gray Duck Gallery, Austin; Filter Photo Festival and Roots & Culture, Chicago; and the DongGang International Photo Festival in South Korea. She has participated in artist residencies at Artpace, San Antonio, and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, IN.
Sarah Sudhoff's website