14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition

Texas Woman's University East and West Gallery

Entry Deadline: Oct. 27

P.O. Box 425469
Denton, TX 76204


Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artist’s Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view to the public at the Texas
Woman’s University Fine Arts Gallery February 11 through March 13, 2015.

The exhibition and endowment was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.

Texas Woman’s University is a comprehensive public university, primarily for women, offering baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs and is the largest university for women in the United States. The University’s photography department has a legacy of excellence by empowering students to take risks, establish a broad vision of the field and develop a personal voice and working methodology.

JUROR / April W. Watson

April M. Watson is Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, where she has worked for seven years. She holds a BFA in graphic design from Alfred University, an MA in art history from The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and a PhD in art history from The University of Kansas, where she completed dissertation on post-WWII photographers of the American social landscape. At the Nelson-Atkins, she has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet, which was co-organized with Simon Kelly at the Saint Louis Art Museum; Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans, a career retrospective of the artist; About Face: Contemporary Portraiture; Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute; Time in the West: Photographs by Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe and Mark Ruwedel; Human/Nature: Recent European Landscape Photography; and Hide & Seek: Picturing Childhood. She is currently at work on an exhibition of photographs featuring American soldiers and military personnel, from the Civil War to the present day. She lives in Kansas City with her husband, photographer Elijah Gowin, and their two daughters.

THEME: “Out of This World.” This theme encourages submissions that either explore and push the boundaries of everyday perception, or provide a fresh, unusual perspective on a subject.


– Solo Exhibition at TWU Fine Arts Gallery (2016)
– Coupralux: $500.00 Printing Award
– Red River Paper: Red River Printer Award
– Imaging Spectrum: $200.00 Epson Paper Award
– Arlington Camera: $100.00 in Gift Certificates

This exhibition is open to anyone creating photographic images.
All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension.

Must be received by Monday, October 27, 2014.

Artists whose work(s) are accepted will be notified by December 8th, 2014
Accepted works must be ready to hang and delivered to the gallery by January 30, 2015.

Slideroom Entries Must be Received by: Monday, October 27, 2014
Artists Notifications Sent: December 8, 2014
Work Received by: January 30, 2015
Exhibition Dates: February 11 – March 13, 2015

Direct questions to:
Alison Jarek, Exhibitions Coordinator, [email protected]
Deedra Baker, Exhibitions Coordinator

For more information, please visit www.joyceelainegrant.com

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