California Arts Council

State of California

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In Focus: Current Photography
For California artists


What the photographer sees, what the lens captures, and how today’s culture frames the image, these are the elements to be examined in the current juried exhibition, In Focus: Current Photography.

We look to California photographers for a view of current directions in the studio and in the streets. Subjects that draw the hearts and minds, locations that echo the spirit, and matters that demand attention – these all fuel photography.

Juror: Judy Dater

Acclaimed photographer Judy Dater has been the subject of international exhibitions and the recipient of numerous awards. Known for her sensitive portraits and exploring the self-portrait, Dater has established an intensely beautiful canon of nudes and haunting portrayals of the female form. Dater’s photographs will be featured in a major exhibition titled Only Human at the de Young Museum in San Francisco this coming spring.


Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Notification of Jury results (emailed): Monday, December 11


Artwork Shipped: between Tuesday, January 2 through Saturday, January 6, 2018
Artwork Hand Delivered: Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6, 2018, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Exhibition Opens to the Public: Tuesday, January 16

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Exhibition Closes: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Artwork Pickup: Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


  • California Residents only
  • All photographic media
  • Original work produced in the last three years
  • Size Limitations: no larger than 30 x 30 inches
  • All works must be suitably prepared for hanging or installation.

Deadline: 11-19-2017
Richmond Art Center
Richmond, CA

Contact: Jan Wurm
Phone: 510.620.6772

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