FotoFest 2014 Biennial
















FotoFest 2014 Biennial



Map Information Deadline: Monday, August 26, 2013

FotoFest will produce a map and schedule listing venues, exhibits events and openings at all Participating Spaces. There is no charge for inclusion on the map or schedule listing.

Information about exhibits to be included on the map is due no later than Monday, August 26, 2013. 

If you are only submitting Map and Calendar information you may fill out the following form:

>> Download Map & Calendar Form [PS14_map.pdf]

Information required:

• Name of Space
• Address (Street, City, Zip)
• Phone Number
• Gallery Hours of Operation
• Exhibition Title
• Exhibiting Artist
• Exhibition Dates
• Opening Night Date and Time
• Exhibition Theme (Arab Related or not)
• Wheelchair Accessible
• Type of Space (Museum, College & University, Non-Profit Art Space, Non-Profit Space, Commercial Galleries, Corporate Space, Retail or Restaurant Space, Artist Studio)
• Exhibition Image: Please send us one image from your exhibition (72DPI, 1000 pixels wide or high, JPEG).

Catalogue Page Reservations Due: Friday, July 26, 2013
Catalogue Information EARLY Deadline: August 12, 2013 (Discounted)
Catalogue Information FINAL Deadline: August 26, 2013

The FotoFest 2014 Biennial Catalogue is the publication of record for the Biennial. The format will follow the conventions set in previous years. As a Participating Space, you may be a part of the Catalogue.

We are now organizing the catalogue. We are offering the following options for inclusion in the catalogue.

PLEASE NOTE: Catalogue prices reflect printing costs only. FotoFest absorbs design, administration and production costs.

If you are interested in participating in the Catalogue, please reserve your pages by filling out and mailing the enclosed blue postcard to FotoFest by Friday, July 26, 2013.

>> Download Catalogue Reservation Form [PS_catalogue.pdf]

A 5% discount is offered to all Participating Spaces that have all catalogue materials to FotoFest by Friday, August 12, 2013.


We are offering the following options for inclusion in the Catalogue.

Black and White Pages
  1 page with text and 1 B&W image on the same page: $405
2 pages with text on the 1st page and 1 B&W image on the other: $470
Additional B&W images: $80 per image
Additional Pages: $170 per page
Color or Toned Black & White Pages
  1 page with text and 1 color or toned BW image on the same page: $570
2 pages with text on the 1st page and 1 color image on the other: $635
Additional color or toned BW images: $105 per image
Additional Pages: $170 per page

Monday, August 26, 2013 —All materials, (text and visuals), are due by this date. All text (exhibition title, essay, captions and artists bios) and image files must have file extensions (for example .doc, (see section C for image requirement) and saved on a CD/DVD. Payment must accompany materials.

>> Download Catalogue Reservation Form [PS_catalogue.pdf]

Catalogue Information will not be accepted via email. Information must be submitted via disk and should include the following:
Name of Space:
Type of Space: Museum, College & University, Non-Profit Art Space, Non-Profit Space, Commercial Galleries, Corporate Space, Retail or Restaurant Space, Artist Studio.
Title of Exhibition:
Exhibiting Artist(s):

Please note:
Essays have ranged from 0 to 150 words for a single page sharing an image.

Essays have ranged from 0 to 350 words for a single page of text with image on the second page.

The amount of text will determine the size of the image. See below for Sample Essay.

*If you quote from a text or art review it is necessary to include footnotes. (See Footnote format)

Author of Essay: Name of author or authoring organization. Essays will not be published without authorship
Caption Information: Artist Name, Title, Date, Medium, Courtesy of Gallery (if applicable)
Short Biography for Each Exhibiting Artist and Curator
(see Biography example):

Please remember copy will be formatted by the catalogue designer. Please do not use special fonts or caps.


Name of Space: McClain Gallery
Type of Space: Commercial Gallery
Title of Exhibition:


Exhibiting Artist(s): John Waters

Sample Text/Essay:
this text (209 words) shared a page with an image

In film director John Waters’s first solo exhibition in Houston, the artist’s cinematic sensibility and extremely provocative themes concerning race, sex, gender, consumerism, and religion have been transposed into photographs, montages, and sculpture. Waters employs a sly humor when editing film stills snapped from the television screen into what the refers to as “little movers” – altering the intended narrative by condensing words and images to capture his own particular artistic vision. In essence he is redirecting work that is not his own: he sneaks into other movies like a spy to photograph details their original directors didn’t notice. Waters’ approach, which originated in a desire to retrieve stills from his own movies, has developed into an appreciation for the overlooked and mis-recalled. Waters says, “I’m concerned that people don’t remember movies; they remember stills that they’ve seen over and over in books, so I try to photograph things in ovies that you are never supposed to see. Really, it’s about writing and editing. I think up each of these pieces, and then I have to go find the images that make a new narrative, which many times is the opposite of, or has nothing to do with, what the director really began with.” The exhibition also features sculptural/installation works.

Author of Essay:

McClain Gallery, Houston and Marian Boesky Gallery, New York (please add title of author if applicable)

Sample Caption Format:

John Waters
Study Art, 2007
Digital C-print
Courtesy of the artists and McClain Gallery, Houston



Sample Footnote: Author, Title, Publisher, Year, Page Number or web link  for online articles

William J. Mitchell, “Wunderkammer to World Wide Web: Picturing Place in the Post-Photographic Era,” in Joan M. Schwartz and James R. Ryan, eds., Picturing Places: Photography and the geographical Imagination (London: I.B. Tauris, 2003), 283-304.

Dr. David D. Ellis “Preservation and Quality Assessment of Plant Genetic Resources” [], September 2007

Please refer to MLA style guide for additional examples



Narrative paragraph of 5 to 12 sentences, not more than 100 words.  Because you are most familiar with your exhibiting artists’ accomplishments, we ask that you create the concise biography. Do NOT send long vita or artists’ resumes. We will have to return them to you for rewriting. Please also include a link to your website, which we can add at the end of each bio.

If an individual curator has been important in organizing the show and you want to credit the curator. Please send biography (follow directions for artist’s biography).


Sample Biography 1:

John Waters

John Waters was born in 1946 in Baltimore, where he continues to live and work. He has exhibited his work at the Swiss Institute, New York; the Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; and the Orang County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California, His filmography includes Pink Flamingos (Dreamland, 1972), Desperate Living (Charm City, 1977), Polyester (New Line, 1981), Hairspray (New Line, 1988), and Pecker (Polar Entertainment, 1998).

PLEASE NOTE: When writing the biographical paragraph, if you list a gallery or museum also include the city the gallery or museum is located. When listing a book or publication also include the publisher, city (location), and year.

Sample Biography 2:
Please note the format to use when listing publications

Geoff Winningham

Born in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1943, Geoff Winningham received his B.A. in English from Rice University in Houston and his M.A. in photography from the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago. In his forty-year career, he has lived in Houston, taught photography at Rice University, and produced eight books and three documentary films relating to the culture of Texas and Mexico. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, five fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and numerous commissions. His most recent books are Traveling the Shore of the Spanish Sea: The Gulf Coast of Texas and Mexico (College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2010) and Going Back to Galveston: Nature, Fantasy, and Funk in a Favorite Place (College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2011)


All visuals must be in the form of high quality digital files. Digital files MUST be accompanied by a proof print that you want the printer to use as a reference for reproducing your catalogue image.

The digital files must be at least:
- 350 DPI and no larger then 8.5 x 11 inchs
- CMYK (RGB and Pantone colors will not print correctly) or Gray Scale
- Saved as a TIFF format
- Include a proof print
- If your black and white image has a tone to it then save as CMYK and please note the tone on the proof print.
- If you unable to provide a digital file then a print or transparency is acceptable.


Receipt of your check or credit card information with your material by August 26, 2013 with an authorized signature for the full amount of your catalogue pages will guarantee space for your organization’s exhibit in the FotoFest 2014 Biennial Catalogue.

Confirmation of payment will be sent to you for your records.


All Participating Spaces that participate in the FotoFest 2014 Biennial Catalogue will receive two complimentary copies. Additional copies for artists will be available at a 25% discount.

Spaces interested in selling the catalogue will receive a 40% discount if they purchase. If catalogues are consigned then a 20% discount will be offered.


To make information about all FotoFest 2014 Biennial exhibitions available to the press, we will keep a file at FotoFest with all written and visual materials about exhibitions at Participating Spaces.

FotoFest 2014 Biennial Participating Spaces will be listed along with exhibition titles on our Web site and a list will accompany the initial Press Release scheduled for mailing in Fall 2013.


The best way to receive news and information on the FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the 2014 Meeting Place and Inter-Biennial exhibitions is by joining the FotoFest Email List.