new directions

General Information

The submission period for our seventh annual juried show - New Directions 2013 opens soon. Entries will be recieived from 10 October - 11 November, 2012.

Each year, New Directions seeks to showcase the newest ideas in contemporary photography. Emerging artists have an opportunity to have their work seen by a nationally recognized figure in the field of photography. Past jurors include Michael Foley, Clint Willour, George Slade, Carol McCusker, David Bram and most recently Debra Klomp Ching. From these submitted entries a cohesive show emerges for display at wall space. The ND13 exhibition will be in Santa Barbara, California in January, and Seattle, Washington in February.

All submissions for this exhibition are considered for gallery representation by both wall space and our selected juror. wall space directors and associates will review the work; however, the gallery's review will not affect the outcome of the selection process.



ND13 Juror - Ann Jastrab, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, California

Ann M. Jastrab is the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center located in the SOMA arts district in San Francisco near SFMOMA and the Yerba Buena Arts Center. Rayko is a comprehensive photographic facility with rental darkrooms, digital labs, studio and galleries that has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. RayKo Gallery serves to advance public appreciation of photography and create opportunities for regional, national and international artists to create and present their work. RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten exhibitions yearly with many nationally recognized artists; there is also a section of the gallery called The Marketplace that is reserved for Bay Area artists and displays a wide variety of photographic work.

Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master printer, and teacher. She is currently the Gallery Director at RayKo Photo Center. Ann regularly participates as a juror and reviewer for a multitude of organizations: the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, GuatePhoto, Lishui International Photography Festival in China, the San Francisco Arts Commission, Academy of Art in San Francisco, Artspan, San Francisco Art Institute, Fotofest, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe, Review LA, PhotoAlliance, Society for Photographic Education, Fotovision, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Click646, the Center for Fine Art Photography, and Critical Mass. Ann has also been teaching at the Maine Photographic Workshops (now the Maine Media Workshops) in Rockport, Maine, since 1994.


Prospectus for New Directions 2013

Beautiful My Desire

"...Beautiful my desire, and the place of my desire.

I think of the rock singing, and light making its own silence,

At the edge of a ripening meadow, in early summer,

The moon lolling in the close elm, a shimmer of silver,

Or that lonely time before the breaking of morning

When the slow freight winds along the edge of the ravaged hillside,

And the wind tries the shape of a tree,

While the moon lingers,

And a drop of rain water hangs at the tip of a leaf

Shifting in the wakening sunlight

Like the eye of a new-caught fish."

-Theodore Roethke, from "The Rose"

It was he who told me, "Go where light is."

And I imagine many other photographers listened too...

Ann is looking for the physical, emotional and abstract qualities of light. Manifestations of how light impacts and informs your visual world, and how you illuminate your work for others to see.

For more information please contact the gallery.


Important Dates

Open Submission period - 10 October 2012 - 11 November 2012

Artists notified - 19 November 2012

Selected prints due to wall space gallery - no later than 2 January 2013

wall space | Santa Barbara exhibition - 4 January - 3 February 2013

wall space | Seattle exhibition - 5 February - 3 March 2013



Entries will be accepted from the United States and Internationally.

Your entry (via mail with CD or on-line) must reach the Santa Barbara gallery by 12 November 2012

A maximum of 5 images may be submitted

Traditional or Digital Images may be submitted

Submission fee is $35USD. If mailing entry, enclose payment. On-line entries can use google checkout or paypal to pay.

Image selections will be made and artists notified 19 November 2012.

Selected images must be delivered to the gallery framed and ready for exhibition after 1 December, 2012 and before 2 January, 2013.

wall space reserves the right to edit images out of the exhibition for poor quality printing or framing.

On-line entries must be optimized for screen view (72ppi). Maximum dimensions 765px x 595px. Maximum file size: 350KB.


Entry Links

If you choose to submit a larger picture than our maximum dimensions, the image will be resampled down to 765px x 595px at 72 ppi. The larger your pictures the longer it will take for the program to process them, so be patient. Thank you.

new direction sumbission period is now closed