International Open Call For Photographic Art – IPA Quarterly Exhibition

Share (IPA) is proud to announce an international open call for photographic art for The IPA Quarterly.  The inaugural issue, launched in partnership with ProCamera, will showcase selected images online and at IPA’s hometown gallery, the Santa Monica Art Studios (SMAS).

Deadline for entries is August 31, 2013.

Independent judge for the first IPA Quarterly is the versatile and creative filmmaker Mark Pellington. Pellington’s ground-breaking work spans virtually every aspect of film– feature films, television, documentaries and music videos.  The event marks Pellington’s debut as judge for a gallery exhibition of photography.

“The art and creativity in evidence with this exhibit is overwhelmingly Inspirational. It is redefining personal art within a new context of technology. I am intensely drawn to this new way of seeing, and the merger of forms is exciting,” Pellington says.

Selected works from the juried exhibition will be on display October 1-31 at SMAS. SMAS was the venue for the LA Mobile Arts Festival in 2012.

“It doesn’t matter whether a person is an amateur or a professional. It doesn’t matter where on the planet he or she lives. What matters is the quality and creativity of the photography,” says IPA co-founder Nathaniel Park. “The goal of the IPA Quarterly is to showcase regularly the works of leading contemporary photographers from this growing global community.”

All photographic processes and subjects, shot on any type of camera, color or black and white will be considered.
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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: