October 19, 2021 • Issue Llll
Black & White entry extended, reader!

6 days left to enter the Black & White Special Issue...
The Black & White Special November/December 2021 Shadow & Light Magazine is all about black-and-white photography! Send us your best, work that even your mother likes! As usual, we will make it very easy for you to enter. The Entry Fee is only $30 for up to 10 images.
Extended Deadline: October 25, 2021

Basic rules are VERY easy: only black & white (NO tinting), lens-based, etc. Complete guidelines and entry via PayPal are available on the site, here.

Image: Separation. ©Catharine Carter
Recently, on Facebook, I read a thread about calls-for-entry and how they may (or not) do a lot for you as far as promotion for publishing or gallery shows. It was a very revealing essay on comparing calls-for-entry and well-respected portfolio reviews.

This last weekend I was honored to be a reviewer for Review Santa Fe. It was an online event and the organizers (Center/staff) did a great job of setting up the whole process so it was, basically, a no-brainer. I conducted 12 reviews over two days and discovered 6 photographers with whom I will be working with to publish them in future issues of Shadow & Light Magazine. At the outset they will be featured in a new Page on the site, which will be named, "Extras." It will be a short preview of their work, and it will aid me in curating the magazine more efficiently.

Please let me know the results of your call-for-entry and whether or not participation resulted in a positive outcome. If you want to email me directly with your story about the goods and the bads in relation to calls-for-entry/portfolio reviews, just click on the button at the bottom of this section.

You can click on the above image to get a great deal on a subscription!
* My current show is under the auspices of the New Mexico Cancer Center. It is a benefit for the Center. The theme of this show is: Movers and Shakers – Works by Artists Who Teach, Lead and Inspire. This event is very well attended and sales can be brisk. There are usually around 400 pieces from 20+ artists covering a wide range of media. Show dates are August 23-November 19, 2021.

Due to Covid, the opening was cancelled. If, however, you would like to see my work as well as that of 22 other artists, please contact Regina Held, here to arrange a guided Saturday tour of the facility, where you will be able to view and purchase work.

I am featuring images from my landscape series, "Language of the Land" (image, Fajada Butte). All images can be viewed (with prices), here.
• If you experience a missing/incorrect link or serious errors, please contact me and I will post the correct information on the Shadow & Light Magazine site, under the "Errata" tab.
I thank you all for your readership and continued support!
And.... get outta da house! Puleeeeze!


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