WTP Hamptons Fine Art Competition


Open to film, digital, Polaroid, photo collage, any photographic form. May also include mixed media, as long as the origin of the work is photographic.


2018 Category:

~Photography ~


First Prize: 

The Elizabeth Sloan Tyler Memorial Award

Win a one-week retreat to the legendary Hamptons of Long Island, NY.  in former home of artist Elizabeth Sloan Tyler. Destination for artists from around the world; home to the Pollack-Krasner House, Parrish Art Museum, contemporary art galleries; eight nights; accommodations for two in spacious residence, within walking distance to LIRR train to New  York City, ocean beach and town; full amenities; flexible bookings in 2019 calendar year. (Note: does not include transportation costs; no pets allowed) *subject to the winner signing a license agreement for period of occupancy.

Hear what one 2017 winner had to say! (She came this June. Our 2017 fine art winner still to come, in September.)


“My time at the shingle house on Hand Lane has been filled with the garden’s robins, cardinals & other birds; the occasional coming of a distant train; and at night, always, the rhythms of the ocean. Elizabeth Sloan Tyler’s paintings form quiet focal points throughout the house, and lingering in her studio, the brushes still in their coffee can cannisters, work from different points of her life on the walls and along the floor, brought inspiration and perspective. In particular, I found myself drawn to her late work, where the boundaries between land and sea and sky vanish, and all is movement. This vibrant but subtle energy ultimately fueled my own days. Coming from dry, arid West Texas, I liked nothing more than to sit on the back patio and read, write and draw, surrounded, everywhere by green. Walking beside the ocean, which is five minutes away (on foot), became a daily ritual, particularly late in the day when the light shifted, and color infused sky and sea. I cultivated solitude during my time here, but there is plenty to do in Amagansett, and I thought about going to yoga as well as out to hear music (but opted instead for the birds and sea). On my last day, though, I did rent a bike and rode to the bay at Devan Beach which brought me through the more wooded side streets further afar. I could not be more grateful to Sandra Tyler who ensured that I found yogurt, milk and oatmeal for my first morning, and drove up one night (with her dog Toby) to share dinner and her mother’s work. I am deeply grateful to Sandra, Dewitt Henry, and everyone at the Woven Tale Press for making this experience possible. I will draw upon my time here in the months ahead.”

—Jacqueline Kolosov

•Publication in The Woven Tale Press (including cover art)

•Complimentary copy of print edition

• WTP Spotlight

•WTP (728 x 90 px) leaderboard homepage announcement

Submission Deadline:  September 15, 2018

Juror: Lauren Shaw received her MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. She is Associate Professor at Emerson College, where she has been teaching photography for 36 years. She is Co- founder of New England Women in Photography, and Co-chaired the National Conference in 1997. She is the recipient of two National Endowment Regional Grants and ten Emerson College Faculty Advancement Fund grants. She was awarded the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award from the Santa Fe Center for Photography, 2004. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and is in photographic collections at the Getty Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, High Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Newark Museum and the Library of Congress. Her exhibition and documentary video, Maine Women: Living on the Land, premiered at the Farnsworth Museum, Rockland Maine on August 7, 2005, and has traveled to ten venues throughout the United States since then. Maine Women; Living on the Land was published in 2005 to accompany the exhibition. Lucy Lippard has written the introduction essay. http://www.laurenshaw.com/

Entry fee: $25 3-5 works

Submission Requirements: Film, polaroid, digital, experimental welcome, as well as  collage and mixed media as long as origin of the work is photographic.

Images must be jpegs 2600 px minimum longest side; 300 dpi; include separate document with titles, sizes and mediums; bio and artist statement.

NOTE: all submissions will be considered for publication in the WTP regularly monthly magazine on a rolling basis. All past WTP contributors are welcome to submit, but must submit works previously unpublished in WTP. Judging criteria is based on adherence to submission requirements, originality, and execution.



Second Prize:


•Publication in  The Woven Tale Press

•Complimentary copy of the print edition

WTP Spotlight

• WTP (250 x 350px) homepage announcement

Third prize:


•Publication in  The Woven Tale Press

•Complimentary copy of the print edition

WTP Spotlight


Deadline extended thru October 1st!


Charming, expanded 1909 Cape-style residence, originally owned by artist Elizabeth Sloan Tyler and imbued throughout with her ambient landscape paintings. Bright sun room and deck for lounging and dining; cozy living room with working fireplace, and kitchen; access to studio and plenty of writing nooks:

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WTP reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify this competition if any problem prevents the competition from running as planned; WTP reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the advertised is not available.