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Contemporary Practice

Juried by HCP’s Linda Shearer, Interim Executive Director, and Samuel Rhodes, Exhibitions Assistant
Call Opening: December 9, 2020
Deadline: January 19, 2021 @ 11:59 pm CST

Brandon Harris, Elephant Ears, 2018, Silver Gelatin Print, 16×16 in.

Contemporary Practice is an exhibition opportunity highlighting emerging undergraduate photographers with varied approaches to the medium from educational institutions across Texas. It features the diversity of contemporary photography today—from photography’s rich traditions to new, cross-disciplinary art forms. Juried by the Houston Center for Photography’s Interim Executive Director, Linda Shearer, and Exhibitions Assistant, Samuel Rhodes, this exhibition allows students to regionally interface with their peers and to gain valuable experience exhibiting their work. There is no fee for entry.

Selected artists will have their work featured in an in-person exhibition from March 12 until May 9, 2021, with an opening reception on the evening of Friday, March 12, 2021. Some artists will also have their work featured on HCP’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, each with a following that exceeds 10,000.

Submit to Contemporary Practice


  • Submission Opening: December 9, 2020
  • Submission Deadline: January 19, 2021 @ 11:59 pm CST
  • Notification (via email): February 3, 2021
  • Art Due at HCP by: February 24, 2021
  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 12, 2021 @ 5:30 pm CST
  • Exhibition: March 12–May 9, 2021


Anyone currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a Texas-based school or university is invited to submit work to this exhibition.


  1. Up to five images (filenames should include your first and last name, image title, year, and dimensions)
  2. Artist Statement (as a single PDF)

All applications must be submitted on the Submittable platform.


For questions about this call-for-entry, please contact us at samuel@hcponline.org or 713-529-4755.