New Directions 2011 – submissions deadline soon.

Stop Dreaming – time runs out this Saturday the 20th!

It’s getting close – time for the window of opportunity to close on this years submissions for New Directions 2011.

If you haven’t submitted yet, you still have time.

This is the 5th annual New Directions show – we found Joseph O. Holmes, Joelle Jensen and Priya Kambli all because of this great idea and exhibition. It’s a great opportunity to get your work in front of a bunch of people who can make a difference boosting your visibility, and maybe lead to more good things photographically down the road.

The prizes are truly great.

A Blurb book. A spot at Review LA. A portfolio feature in Fraction. Cool, right?

Here’s the skinny on the show, the deadlines and what happens next.

Candy Cigarette - Sally Mann

The Portrait: “Moments of Being

As photographers, we look for faces and expressions that tell stories. We look for character. We look for emotion.

We look for the hook, that moment of being that creates a compelling portrait. Like a modern physiognomy, a portrait tells a story equal parts subject and photographer in a single moment.

As the curator of this show, I will be looking for portraits that are edgy and daring. I want more than the traditional head shot. I want to see work that pushes the boundaries of what is normally called a portrait. (Please note: For this show, my interests are not in photo-journalistic photographs of the homeless, the needy, or third world subjects)

Photographs by Emmet Gowin and Sally Mann (for example) show a trust and a relationship between the photographer and the subject. There is a connection that is clear to the viewer; this is what I am looking for. I will also be looking for unique styles and interesting compositions. The images might be quiet, honest, sexually charged, or pure. These portraits, color or black and white, should convey a unique and powerful moment of life.

Emmet Gowin

Best of Show: Blurb book credit to create your own monograph

Juror’s Choice: A featured portfolio in Fraction Magazine

Director’s Choice: Center’s Review LA 2011 portfolio review participant

For more information please contact the gallery.

Important Dates

Open Submission period – 1 October 2010 – 20 November 2010

Artists notified – 13 December 2010

Selected prints due to wall space gallery – 2 January 2011

wall space | Santa Barbara exhibition – 4 January – 30 January 2011

wall space | Seattle exhibition – 1 February – 26 February 2011


Entries will be accepted from the United States and Internationally.

Your entry (via mail with CD or on-line) must reach the Santa Barbara gallery by 20 November 2010.

A maximum of 5 images may be submitted

Traditional or Digital Images may be submitted

Submission fee is $35USD. If mailing entry, enclose payment. On-line entries can use google checkout or paypal to pay.

Image selections will be made and artists notified 13 December 2010.

Selected images must be delivered to the gallery framed and ready for exhibition after 13 December 2010 and before 3 January, 2011.

Framed exhibition prints must not exceed 20×24.

wall space reserves the right to edit images for poor quality printing or framing.

On-line entries must be optimized for screen view (72ppi). Maximum dimensions 765px x 595px. Maximum file size: 350KB.


David Bram, Founder and Editor Fraction Magazine, Alburquerque, NM

David Bram is a fine art photographer and the editor, founder, and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art photography, showcasing the work of both emerging and very established fine art photographers. Fraction Magazine is now published on a monthly basis. Fraction Magazine was founded in 2008 and is currently on it’s nineteenth issue and has shown portfolios from more than 120 photographers.

David has been reviewing portfolios at various events including Review LA, Review Santa Fe, PhotoNOLA, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Fotofest. He was also a juror for Review Santa Fe in 2010 as well as a juror for Critical Mass in 2009 and 2010. In September 2010, David was the recipient of the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Rising Star Award.

Now that you can’t wait another minute to enter – jump onto the gallery’s website and send us your images.

If you have any additional questions – email us or give us a call at 805.637.3898

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