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30 Nov 2022

Compete PhotoSpiva 2023

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin, MO, United States

PhotoSpiva 2023

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: January 1, 2023 – Spiva Center for the Arts announces an open call for artists to enter the upcoming PhotoSpiva competition. Established in 1977, it is now the longest-running competition of its kind. As stated by the founders, the objective of PhotoSpiva is to “present an exhibition of excellence in photography, celebrating the scope and vigorous activity of today’s contemporary photographers.”

On display March 18 thru May 13, 2023.

PhotoSpiva is open to any amateur or professional photographer in the United States or its territories. Submitted images must be the photographer’s own work.

Two-dimensional work derived from any photographic process — traditional, digital, or photo-based mixed media — is eligible as long as the work is original and has never been exhibited at George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. Three–dimensional work is not eligible for this competition and exhibition.

We’re proud to have renowned photographer, Jennifer Thoreson, as this year’s juror.

Jennifer’s work has gained an international audience through inclusion in museum and gallery exhibitions, spanning the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Russia, Australia, France, Switzerland, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom. Her work is held in museum collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Houston Center for Photography, the Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL, and the Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland… see more

1st – $1,000
2nd – $750
3rd – $500
Merit Award (3) – $150
Honorable Mention (3) – $100

A $40 fee is required to enter five (5) photos. You must enter 5 photos and no less.

Visit us for complete details and easy online Application.

Also see last year artist entries and competition results.

Spiva serves a large geographic area that stretches from southwest Missouri into southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas. Its mission is to promote the arts, to nurture creative expression, and to stimulate and educate diverse audiences within the four-state region.

Spiva Center for the Arts provides year round programming, changing exhibits, educational classes for adults and children, artists talks, and special events-based on a theme.

Spiva Center for the Arts
222 West 3rd Street
Joplin, MO 64801
tel: (417) 623-0183

Opportunity Categories: Photography Only. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, Exhibition - Online, and Sales.

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