phototaxis: the movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of light

phototaxis: the movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of light. Like moths to a flame. PHOTOTAXIS is a gathering of a community of photographers – along with the art and Montana loving public – and a live slideshow of our best work projected on the side of a rustic barn, under the stars and Mission Mountains at FarmRd in Polson, MT.

PHOTOTAXIS 2014 is ready for submissions and for everyone to save the date and spread the word. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that one does not have to attend to submit their work. All that’s needed is a desire to have one’s work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community – and it will be good for the soul. By submitting and attending this year you will allow the idea of PHOTOTAXIS to grow so that it will be there for you in the near future when you can attend.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm for photographers to show off printed work and for the general public to have a look. If one has paid to submit to the slideshow than they are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of work for everyone to view.
Please help us spread the word by liking and sharing the PHOTOTAXIS page on Facebook (, emailing all your photographer friends about this event, or printing and posting the attached flyer in your school or neighborhood. There is also a PHOTOTAXIS event that you can use to invite your friends and colleagues:
Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, thoughts or ideas, and we hope we get to see you and/or your work this year.
Thank you!
Lauren Grabelle

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scenes from PHOTOTAXIS 2013
phototaxis: the movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of light

Are You A Montana Photographer?

Our Percent-for-Art Program needs to hear from you.
The Selection Committee will be seeking high quality, Color or B&W, high resolution, digital [or traditional images than can be digitalized] of Montana landscapes, city/town/ghost town-scapes and community/tribal events. Once the prospectus is finalized on this project, we’ll distribute further details of the call and set an application deadline.
Quick Facts:
Who: Montana Residents, who are U.S. Residents
What:  Request for contact information
When: Please let me know how to reach you.
Where: Interior sites with a potential of up to 15 images for permanent installation
Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Program Director  or Montana Arts Council, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201, 406-444-6639
Are You A Montana Photographer?


You’re invited!  Please check out this call for entries and art happening on the attached PDF flyer.  Would love to have you participate and/or attend!
Please help me spread the word as PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without you and our community.
Details here:
and follow us here:
The call for entries closes the first week of August so don’t delay if you’d like to participate.  I will be curating the show.
But mostly I hope you will not be able to think of a better thing to do than come hang out under the stars and Mission Mountains, gather and watch a presentation of the photography being made by your friends and neighbors on Friday, August 23rd.
Thank you so much for considering being part of PHOTOTAXIS and please contact me with any questions or suggestions 🙂
Lauren Grabelle

37th National Bieenial Juried Photography Exhibition

RE: 37th National Biennial Juried Photography Exhibition
FROM:             Cheryl H. Hahn, Director
Larson Gallery, YVCC
P.O. Box 22520, Yakima WA 98907
Phone: 509-574-4875; Fax: 509-574-6826
DATE: January 20, 2011
RE: Call for Entries Listing
CALL FOR ENTRIES: National Biennial Juried Photo Exhibition. Exhibition dates: April 8 – May 7, 2011. Entry deadline: February 25, 2011. Open to: USA and its territories. Media: All forms of photography from traditional to experimental, created within the last two years.
This year’s juror, Ann Pallesen – Director of the Photo Center Northwest in Seattle, a position she has held since 1996. She has created over 150 exhibitions with emerging and established artists. Pallesen is interested in reviewing comprehensive bodies of work for exhibition, and the dialogue and exploration that comes from viewing, collecting and appreciating an artist’s vision. She has coordinated dozens of lectures and programs with visiting artists and curators, and regularly appears at portfolio review events around the country.  Ann has served as a juror for several exhibitions and competitions outside of Photo Center NW. She has been practicing and studying fine art photography since the early 90s. She received her BFA from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins.  She has exhibited her personal work around the Northwest and is represented by Benham Fine Art in Seattle, WA. To learn more about Ann Pallesen and Photo Center NW visit and
Entry Format: CD. Fees: $20 (or $15 if Larson Gallery Member) per image submission (up to 4). Awards: Approximately $3000. Download a prospectus from our website: or send SASE to: Photo Exhibition, Larson Gallery, P.O. Box 22520, Yakima, WA 98907-2520. Email: fax: 509-574-6826; phone: 509-574-4875.
37th National Bieenial Juried Photography Exhibition