Monthly Archives: January 2011

Call for photographers & digital artists

2011 WIDE OPEN Photography & Digital Open Juried Art Show

Open to all photographers and artists who create works derived from photographic processes, the third annual Conejo Valley WIDE OPEN Photography & Digital Art Show will be held during the month of June at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320.

Entry forms are available at and at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery. Entry fees are dependent upon entry date. Applications postmarked by February 28 will enjoy the lowest entry fees. Postmark deadline for entry is April 15, 2011 with acceptance notifications announced on or before May 1, 2011. Take-in of accepted works will be June 1, 2011.

As a juried show, only the strongest entries, as determined by the jury based upon digital images submitted, will be invited to hang at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery in June 2011. At that time, the Show will be judged and the Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011.

This Show is made possible by the cooperative efforts of representatives from the Ventura County Camera Club, the TOPCC – Photo SIG, and the Westlake Village Art Guild. For more information, visit the Show’s website or contact Craig Morton, Show Coordinator, at (818) 991-6158 or E-Mail to

Image of the Week

High resolution photos are hard to find without purchasing. If you are looking for photos to use as backgrounds in your artwork, look no further. To download this week’s image, click on it. When the high resolution copy appears, right click on it to copy or save it.

“Coffee Plantation Wall”  –  Photo courtesy of Nancy Haberman
If you use our images, we would love to hear from you and see a sample of what you did with it. Who knows, we might just post your creation in a future blog…with your permission, of course! Contact us at

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Always searching for our next Featured Artist

As we get ready to transition to our next Featured Artist, we want you to know that…

Oak Creek Printworks is always searching for our next Featured Artist!

At Oak Creek Printworks we assist artists in promoting and marketing themselves by providing packaging and displays for greeting cards, as well as presentation products for a range of artistic formats. In choosing each Featured Artist, we look for an artist whose images are strong enough to stand alone, while also working in sets, demonstrating their ability to focus on a theme that can then translate to a set of greeting cards.

Featured Artists are chosen quarterly, and their work is presented on the cover and in the center spread of our catalog. The Featured Artist’s work is also displayed in our website banner, and in a blog article, where they have the opportunity to talk about their featured artwork. Of course we link to the artist’s website, to drive traffic there as well. As a bonus, Oak Creek Printworks awards the Featured Artist a $100 credit in products and services (including printing services).

We review digital portfolios on an ongoing basis. To apply, please contact us at

There is no application to fill out. Put “Featured Artist” in the subject line, and let us know that you would like to be considered. With this email please send us the web address where we can review your work. If your work is not online, you can send us jpegs or pdf files to review.

Artists are chosen at the beginning of September, December, March and June. If you are chosen, you will be asked to sign a release allowing us to reproduce your images and written statements in digital and print format. We will also ask you for your artist’s statement, a biography, one or two photos of yourself, and at least 12 images of your work (ideally in 3 sets of 4). All images should be in jpeg format, 300 dpi (at least 10 megabytes each).

Check out our previous featured artists. Just click on their picture:

Elizabeth Van Duine

David Southern

Klaus Lange

Angela Sharkey

Georgia Lange