PhotoVox: June 2021 – Calls for Entry 101


SPEAKERS | Samantha Johnston and Trina Campbell

WHEN | Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 6:30 – 8 pm

WHERE | ONLINE (through Zoom – link is provided in the registration email)

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

*The member discount is now applied at checkout

ABOUT | This June’s PhotoVox is all about calls for entry, how to succeed at them and why they are such valuable opportunities. For artists and photographers, a call for entry can be a portal into the professional art world. Not only do they provide the chance for your work to be discovered and juried, they also prepare you for the sometimes complex world of displaying your art in different settings. In this open discussion hosted by CPAC’s own Samantha Johnston and Trina Campbell, learn where to find calls, how to meet deadlines, manage your images and titles, and much more.

Topics being covered include:

  • What is CAFE and how to clean up your account before you submit
  • What to look for in call for entry opportunities
  • How to successfully and professionally submit your work
  • If you get into the show, now what? Deadlines, time management, framing, etc.


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.

Trina Campbell, a Colorado native, has a decade of experience in arts administration that includes events management, programming, and operations. Prior to joining CPAC as the Education & Programs Manager in January 2017, Trina spent twelve years in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she worked in various positions for CENTER and SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary art space. She earned her BFA in Photography and a minor in Art History from Santa Fe University of Art and Design.


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 either CPAC’s downtown gallery or virtually on Zoom, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.