2013 Show participants have been selected and online now
When jurors start looking at the photographs entered into the Kellicutt Show, they are initially ranked by each juror, from One to Ten, Ten being the best. Do you have images that everyone loves? Photographs that impress? This year, the theme is open, send us your best photography. Help us celebrate our Tenth Anniversary by sending us your Tens.
- • Kim Komenich: Pulitzer Prize Winner & Assistant Professor of New Media, San Jose State University
- • Tom Till: Globally recognized landscape photographer
- • Crista Dix: Founder and Director of wall space gallery in Santa Barbara, California.
To enter, check the website at http://www.kellicutt.org/ips/submit.php. Entry information will be collected online. When you complete the entry information, you will be given the option to upload your images, or send the images on a CD or DVD. Entry fees can be collected online using Paypal or a credit card. Checks and credit cards will also be accepted by mail.
There is an entry fee of $30 for the first 3 entries + $5 per additional entry beyond the first 3. Entry fees can be paid electronically, via credit card or check.
Images that have previously hung in the show are not eligible to be re-entered. Entrants who are under the age of 18 must request a paper entry form for signature of a parent or other guardian.
To provide the best evaluation from a combination of viewpoints, we have a panel of three luminary jurors. See Final Jurors Page
Kim Komenich is an assistant professor for new media at San Jose State University. He was a staff photographer and editor for the San Francisco Chronicle (2000-2009) and the San Francisco Examiner (1982-2000).
He was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for his coverage of the Philippine Revolution while on assignment for the Examiner.
Komenich has photographed the ramifications of conflicts in the Philippines, Vietnam, Guyana, El Salvador, the former Soviet Union and most recently in Iraq.
Tom Till is one of America's most published photographers. Over 250,000 of his images have appeared in print since 1977. In 1998, Till opened the Tom Till Gallery in Moab, Utah.
Till's images depict landscape, nature, history, and travel subjects worldwide, including all fifty states and nearly sixty countries overseas. Till's stock photography images have been featured by National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Outside Magazine, Canon Copiers, Delta Airlines, The New Yorker Magazine, Life Magazine, Browntrout Calendars, Eastman Kodak, Reader's Digest, Rand McNally, MGM, Arizona Highways, Lonely Planet, and thousands of others. Three of Till's images have been used on U.S. postage stamps
Sponsored by the United Nations, Till's images of UNESCO World Heritage Sites has been traveling the world for almost three years, with stops in Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, Oslo, and many others.
Crista Dix is the Founder and Director of wall space gallery originally opened in Seattle, Washington and now transplanted to Santa Barbara, California. Starting in this creative field as a photographer, collector and lover of the visual image, Crista decided to put down her camera and utilize her years of business management to help promote photographers and photography. With a background in science, business and creative arts, she has created a gallery space that celebrates artists' vision. Ms. Dix has been a member of numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions, including Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins and Photographic Center Northwest, and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and New Orleans.
wall space operates two locations. The main gallery is located in Santa Barbara, California, with an exhibition space wall space@Utina, located in the South Lake Union district of Seattle, Washington. The gallery maintains a blog called the Flat File, highlighting photographic artists from across the country. The gallery hosts a series of artist talks called Open Studio, featuring local artists, and artists of note in the community.
There are 3 judging rounds.
The first round starts right after the entry deadline has passed. Each photo is looked at by 3 jurors from the preliminary juror pool (see preliminary jurors page). The top scoring 300 photos automatically move to the next round. Additionally, another 300 photos promoted are the top scoring photos from any one of the individual jurors. So even if just one person gives an image a high score, it moves to the next round.
The Final Jurors all look at the second round. This is the round where images are chosen for the wall and gallery book. They have about 2 weeks to review the final 600 images, and make their selections. This is done individually online, and we have 3 separate jurors so that we have 3 different points of view.
In the last round of jurying, the Final Jurors come to the gallery, and evaluate the work in person. We ask that they agree on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. These individuals are chosen from the images on the wall. Each is also allowed to choose 4 honorable mentions, which can be images from the wall or from the book.
Winners are announced at the show reception, which is usually the second Saturday of the show to accommodate the jurying schedule.
If you are chosen to receive an award, and you come to the reception, we will present it to you there. (If the decision about the winner is late, it is possible that the trophy will not be engraved in time for the reception, but that has not happened yet!) Cash awards are distributed in the form of checks from the Coastal Arts League, and are in US Dollars.
If you win, but are not at the show, award certificates and checks are mailed to the winners. An email announcing the winners will go out within 48 hours of the awards ceremony.