Category Archives: Exhibits

FYI- Photo Ops and Call for Entries

Astrophotography Photo Ops

Practice photographing the night sky!  January is a great month for looking skyward with a new moon on the 16th, supermoon on the 30th, and total lunar eclipse and blue moon on the 31st. Check out (, and ( as starting points for your research.

Exhibition- Call for entries


Event Dates: 4/14/18 – 7/15/18
Entry Deadline: 3/8/18
Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.

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FYI- Exhibits, Call for Entries, Seminars & Workshops


December 7, 2017:  You are invited to attend the Small Wonders Exhibit at the Maryland Federation of Art on December 7 from 6pm-8pm at Circle Gallery.  The Exhibit will be on display from December 1-23, 11am-5pm, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD.  Click on the link for more information and to view Chris Jewett’s juried artwork.


Call for Entries:

“There’s No Place Like Home” is an upcoming online exhibit sponsored by Maryland Federation of Art. The selected artworks will be available for viewing on MFA’s Curve Gallery from February 15-March 31. Submission deadline is January 9.



December 7, 2017: Hunter Harris will be giving a presentation entitled “The Bay From Above” at the Oxford Community Center from 5:30pm-7:00pm.



January 6, 2018:  Friends of Blackwater Photography Workshop with Jim Clark

The photography workshop, led by Jim Clark, will consist of two sessions- a morning classroom instructional session covering field techniques (limited to 45 registrants) and an afternoon session shooting in the field along Wildlife Drive, BNWR (limited to 12 registrants).  Since the afternoon session is limited to 12 registrants, Jim will have the opportunity to work with each photographer providing guidance with techniques and skills.  Lunch is included for all registrants.


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Candleberry Gallery Exhibit – October 2017

Hi everyone,

The Tidewater Camera Club will be exhibiting at the Candleberry Gallery in St. Michaels from October 13 through October 31.  The theme is “Life on the Eastern Shore” and will be judged by Jay Fleming.  Jay will address the group during the reception, scheduled from 4-6pm on October 28.  Preregistration is required. Once preregistered, you will receive the standard TCC registration form which must be returned by October 2.  Details for this exhibit can be found at TCC – Candleberry Gallery Announcement Oct. Hope to see you there!

Thanks- Janet

FYI- Red Branch Theatre Co. Exhibit Opportunity

Hi everyone,

Adeline Sutter, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Red Branch Theatre Co., has provided members of the Tidewater Camera Club the opportunity to display their work at the theatre located in Columbia MD. The website is There are three dates available in which the artwork (8-12 pieces) can be displayed: 9/29, 10/6 and 10/13. There is no theme but it has been asked that our members curate based on the pieces to be displayed.  If you wish to exhibit at this venue, either alone or as a group, please contact Adeline directly.  It’s a great opportunity to display your work beyond our traditional eastern shore venues.  A discount code to the production will be available to participating photographers.  Below is the information provided by Adeline.

To the Members of the Tidewater Camera Club,

My name is Adeline Sutter and I am the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Red Branch Theatre Co. (RBTC), Howard County’s newest professional theatre company. I am reaching out to you and your club members with an opportunity to display your art to a captive audience.

At the end of this month, we will open our 2017 season’s third main-stage production: Bridges of Madison County. A modern classic, Bridges tells the story of a housewife and photographer who form a bond that lasts their whole lives. In conjunction with this beautiful musical, we would like to offer the members of Tidewater Camera Club a chance to display their photography in our lobby.

The production runs September 22 – October 14, with ample dates to display various artists’ work. Should your members decide to participate in a display, we can work to coordinate the best date(s) for their schedule. In addition to prints, we can also offer a digital display opportunity, should your club like to build a slideshow highlighting the groups’ collective art.

The RBTC would also like to extend a warm invitation to you and your members to attend the production as patrons. We offer excellent group ticket rates, and a private reception area at no additional charge! Please contact the Red Branch Ticket Office at 410-220-6517.

When your members decide to participate in the display, simple put them in contact with me: or 443-831-1684. Together we will schedule a gallery date and discuss the logistics of their display. If you or any of your fellow photogs have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out!


FYI- Exhibits

Hi everyone,

A few of our members have shared this information on local and regional exhibits.  If you are aware of exhibits which may be of interest to the club, please send the information to and include Exhibits in the subject line.   Thanks!

A large scale photography exhibit by Kay Chernush entitled “Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking” will be on display at the ArtWorks for Freedom Art Exhibit located in the Waterfowl Building, 40 S. Harrison Street, Easton from September 8-October 1.  For more information, go to

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery has a few current exhibitions including: “Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady”, “Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image”, “The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now”, and “Lincoln’s Contemporaries”.  For more information, go to

Were you aware of the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001)?  From the website: “Photographers record the defining moments of our world and our time, capturing history through timeless images of fleeting moments. With the click of a button, vivid imagery documents the pain of poverty, the ecstasy of victory and the triumph of redemption. This gallery — a visitor favorite — features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled, including photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry since 1942, when the award was first presented. The gallery is updated each year when new winners are announced in April. Interactive touch screens in the gallery display more than 1,000 images and 15 hours of video and audio compiled from interviews with the prize-winning photographers.”  For more information, go to   This may be a great opportunity to organize a club outing. If anyone is interested in a late fall, early winter road trip to the Newseum, send an email to and include Club Outing in the subject line.

FYI- Exhibits & Contests

Hi everyone,

If you have information to share regarding upcoming exhibits and competitions, please send the link(s) to for posting.  Thanks!

Dorchester Center for the Arts is holding its “Annual Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition” from September 29 through November 5 with a Reception and Awards Ceremony on October 14 from 5-7:30 pm.  Go to for more details and a registration form.  Registration forms are due September 16 with delivery of entries scheduled for September 23 and 26 between 10 am and 4 pm and pick-up scheduled for November 7 between 10 am and 5 pm.

Chesapeake Conservancy is holding its “Chesapeake Art Contest 2017”.  The deadline for submitting original artwork or photos is October 1.  For more information, go to


Maryland Federation of Art Call for Artists

“Small Wonders” entry deadline is September 26

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 14th annual Small Wonders competition. Any original 2-D work 11″ by 11″ or smaller and 3-D work 11″ by 11″ by 11″ or smaller is eligible for entry. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from December 1-23, 2017.

“Street Scenes” entry deadline is October 3

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists to enter its 2nd Street Scenes competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D work depicting a view of the street, will be considered. Works selected will be displayed online in MFA’s Curve Gallery, from November 1 to December 15, 2017. The exhibition chair is Wil Scott.


Dorchester Center for the Arts Fashion and Fine Art Photography Exhibit

Hi everyone,

From August 4 through August 27, Dorchester Center for the Arts is exhibiting the work of still life and beauty photographer, Plamen Petkov.  The exhibit is entitled “Stills and Beauties: The Fashion and Fine Art Photography of Plamen Petkov”.  View a special video presentation and meet Plamen during the Second Saturday reception on August 12, from 5pm to 7:30pm.


FYI – Exhibits and Contests

Hi everyone,

We’re in the process of preparing for the 2017-2018 club season, updating the website throughout the next few months, and posting info on the blog periodically.  Today’s posts will cover time-sensitive dates regarding exhibits, contests and photo ops that I have seen advertised, along with other miscellaneous items.  If you have any information to share, please send an email to

Thanks, Janet

Exhibits and Contests:

Academy Art Museum Annual Members’ Exhibition: registration deadline has been extended to July 18.  Artwork delivery is July 24, from 10-4, the Members’ Reception is July 28, from 5:30-7pm, and the exhibit is open from July 29-September 4.

Dorchester Center for the Arts July in the Gallery:  An exhibit entitled “Photographic Commentary” by Steve Dembo will continue until July 30th.  During the artist’s reception, Steve suggested that this would be an ideal time for the club members to view the show and critique his work!  He is open to suggestions on how to improve his images (with the exception of comments concerning “lack of detail in the blacks” and “blown-out whites” as these are intentional).  His work is diverse and compelling.  Check it out!

Main Street Gallery:  The current multimedia show, “Humanity”, will be on exhibit through August 28 and includes photographs by TCC member, Fran Saunders.  See for more information.

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art: The Art in Nature Photo Festival will be held from Aug 11-13 with the keynote address given by Jay Fleming.  There are numerous categories to choose from and the registration form can be found on their website and entries can either be mailed or hand delivered from July 11-Aug 10.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources:  The deadline for the 14th Annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest is August 31st.  Online and mail-in entries are acceptable; there are numerous categories to choose from and photos must be taken in Maryland between 2014-2017.  Type in Photo Contest in the search box and scroll to the appropriate link.

Maryland Federation of Art: The deadline for entering into the juried exhibit, “Water Works” is July 18.  All details, including access to the online entry system, can be found at

Pinelands Preservation Alliance: “Pinelands” 2017 Juried Photographic Exhibition will be held from November 4, 2017 through January 3, 2018 at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance Headquarters in Southhampton, NJ.  Deadline for submission is Sept. 29; all photos must be taken within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve. .


Dorchester Center for the Arts Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition (Date Correction)

The Dorchester Center for the Arts has announced their 2016 Photography and Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition, running from Sept. 29 through Nov, 12, 2016 at the DCA in Cambridge.  The exhibit is open to DCA members and non-members, and has been a popular exhibit opportunity for TCC members, a number of whom also belong to DCA.  If you are interested, a registration form and modest entry fee is due by September 17, 2016.  Entries will need to be delivered on Sept. 24 or 26, and there will be a reception and (cash) awards Ceremony at DCA on October 8.

For complete details, download the announcement and registration form at DCA 2016 Photo Show Application

Bill Geoghegan

Academy Art Museum Exhibit – Correction

I had the wrong deadline date in the preamble to the post I sent out earlier this week.  It was correct in the body of the post, but not in the introduction, which should have read:

“This is a follow-up to the email that went out from the club on Sunday, reminding you that the deadline for the TCC’s juried exhibition at the Academy Art Museum this fall is almost upon us.  Digital images of the works you would like to submit are due by 11:45 PM on August 20.”

Sorry if this caused any confusion….

Bill Geoghegan