PhotoVox: December 2018 – Navigating Calls for Entry


ABOUT |  For emerging photographers, submitting to curated group shows can be a great way to gain exposure, build exhibition history, or test unfinished projects. With several important calls for entry coming up in the new year, now is the perfect time to prepare. Join us to hear valuable tips from Samantha Johnston, CPAC’s Executive Director and a seasoned juror. She’ll discuss:

• Major competitions such as Critical Mass, CENTER, PDN Photo Annual, and The Fence
• What the submission process typically looks like from a juror’s perspective
• The importance of artist statements for project-based work

SPEAKER | Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director

WHEN | Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 – 8 pm (doors open 6 pm)

WHERE | CPAC Gallery, 1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

COST | Free for CPAC members; $10 for non-members


Samantha Johnston has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center since 2015. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver. She has curated exhibitions with contemporary artists such as Jess T. Dugan, Daniel Coburn, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Zora Murff. Samantha has served as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, PhotoPlus New York, Medium, Month of Photography (MoP), and Filter. She has juried several exhibitions including Critical Mass and The Fence. She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of SPE’s 2013 Southwest regional conference in Denver. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Westword and has been featured in Lenscratch.


PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at CPAC’s downtown gallery, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.