About Creative Photographers Guild

The Creative Photographer Guild's mission is to promote & bring the universal power of photography to the community. CPG Gallery is the premier photography gallery on Staten Island, and is dedicated to innovation in photography.

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2015 – Call to Photographers – Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea

$2250 in Awards – Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea Is a celebration of the great lighthouses and the bays, waterways and seas – coastal and inland – located throughout the world. This exhibit seeks, through photography, to pay homage to the great visual stories, tales, and history of lighthouses and waterways throughout the world.

First national juried photography show at the National Lighthouse Museum in association with the Creative Photographers Guild.  Winning images displayed in the National Lighthouse Museum.  Additional accepted images shown in the Museum and at CPG Gallery on Staten Island, NYC.  This is a fundraising event for The National Lighthouse Museum.

Exhibition Dates: February 7th – through March 7th, 2015

Total Award Amount: $2250 in Cash and Prizes.

Best of Show: $1000.00
Best Lighthouse Story: $500.00
Best Tales of the Sea: $500.00
Curator’s Choice: $250.00

Deadlines: Early Bird Deadline December 19, 2014 (11:59 PST); Final Deadline January 11, 2015 (11:59 PST)

Entry Fees:  Early Bird 5 $35/5 images $3/each additional; December 20 – Final Deadline $45/5 images $5 each additional.  Up to 12 images total.

ELIGIBILITY: This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in traditional, non-traditional and digital photography. All work must be original in concept, design and execution.

Prospectus link to apply online: http://cpggallery.org/lighthousestories.html


Deadline: June 17, 2014 – CAN YOU SEE ME NOW – International Juried Smart Device Show

Open Call for Artist for Submissions

Deadline: June 17th, 2014

The Creative Photographers Guild invites you to submit images to our international juried competition, Can You See Me Now, challenging you to explore how you define yourself, the people you relate to and the world around you via dreamscape, fairy tale, fantasy world or reality check. The challenge is to take your creative process beyond self-created walls, inhibitions, or restrictions while using any one or a combination of the emerging apps, software, gadgets and technologies available on smartphones & smart devices.

Deadline for submissions: Early Bird 11:59 p.m. PST May 16, 2014. Final Application Deadline 11:59 p.m. PST June 17, 2014.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 12 – August 17, 2014 weekends 1-5 pm.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 1-8 p.m. Awards Presentation – 5 p.m.

$1,000 in Cash Awards
BEST of SHOW Gold: $400
BEST of SHOW Silver: $200
BEST of SHOW Bronze: $100
Best Image/Concept Using Emerging Apps: $50 each in 6 categories (see full prospectus)

Ann Marie McDonnell is an award winning New York-based artist; photographer, printer, sculptor. Ms. McDonnell is Director of Education at the Alice Austen House Museum in Staten Island, NYC, and holds an MFA from Brooklyn College.
Vincent Verdi is a prolific photographer whose work is shown widely in the New York area.  He is Director of Photography at CUNY-TV, New York, and holds an MFA from Brooklyn College.

ELIGIBILITY: This call for submission is open to all creators working on smartphones and smart devices. All work must be captured and edited on a smartphone or a smart device. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.

Early Bird Submissions: must be received by midnight May 16: $35 for up to seven (7) images, plus $2 for each additional image.
Submissions between May 16, and 11:59 P.M. EST June 17 : $45 for up to seven (7) images, plus $2 for each additional image. Submissions are on-line only.

Full Prosepctus: http://cpggallery.org/competition.html

Please direct all questions to competition@cpggallery.org