Umpqua Valley Arts Call to Photographers

UVAA calls to photographers for May 6-June 27, 2016 “Photography Now!”open show juried by Laura Valenti, photographer and director of Photolucida. Cash awards!

Submission deadline March 4; online application available here.

For questions and additional information contact: Arts Center, Gallery Manager, 541-672-2532

About Juror Laura Valenti

Laura Valenti is a photographer, curator, educator, and arts director based in Portland, Oregon. She works as Outreach Director at Photolucida, a nonprofit that works to build connections between photographers and the gallery and publishing worlds. Previously, she worked as Program Director and co-Curator at Newspace Center for Photography. Laura curates photography exhibitions around the country and internationally, including recent exhibits at the Center for Fine-Art Photography, Photographic Resource Center, and RayKo Photo Center. She also recently curated a major northwest landscape photography exhibition for the Oregon Historical Society. “Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape” was on display at OHS November 2014 through May 2015. A documentary portraiture exhibition Laura curated was just shown at the Lishui International Photography Festival (China) in November 2015.

Laura frequently serves as a juror for photography competitions. She has juried for Center’s Director’s Choice Awards, Photo District News, The Oregonian, Critical Mass, Rangefinder Magazine, LightBox Photographic, and more. She has also served as a reviewer at various portfolio review events, such as Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, and Photolucida.

Laura loves to help photographers clarify their vision and produce stronger work. She teaches online courses that focus on helping photographers identify sources of inspiration and reach photographic goals. She also lectures about photography and the creative practice and teaches immersive weekend photography retreats. As a long-time photographer, she has an intimate perspective on the creative process and can work with emerging photographers to develop their skills as well as their creative voice. Her degree is from Reed College.

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