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About PhotoSpiva

PhotoSpiva is a national competition hosted annually by Spiva Center for the Arts. Founded in 1977, PhotoSpiva has become the longest-running photographic competition of its kind in the U.S. As stated by the founders, the objective of PhotoSpiva is to “present an exhibition of excellence in photography, celebrating the scope and vigorous activity of today’s contemporary photographers.”

Co-Founder Jim Mueller stated, “We have intentionally avoided any categorization of either photographers or their work in setting forth the criteria for this competitive.” PhotoSpiva welcomes any photographic process as long as it is original artwork and has not been previously exhibited at Spiva Center for the Arts. This philosophy has created an unbiased forum for exhibiting and educating photographers. The PhotoSpiva prospectus, promotional materials and exhibition brochures are distributed to professional photographers, emerging artists, educators, students, and amateur photography enthusiasts throughout the United States.

Learn more at photospiva.org




PhotoSpiva 2023 Artists

Richard Aardsma, Grandville, MI

Curtis Almeter, Baxter Springs, KS

Roger Applegate, Tucson, AZ

Norman Aragones, San Jose, CA

Juliane Backmann, Los Angeles, CA

Robin Bailey, Rolling Meadows, IL

Heather Bell, Harrison, AR

Colleen Boyd, Marionville, MO

Jim Bremer, East Longmeadow, MA

Beth Buelow, Muskegon, MI

Kenneth Carlson, Harrington, ME

Patrick Carr, Evanston, IL

Terese Conway, Rogers, AR

Dena Creamer, Clarksville, AR

Scott Dornberg, Springdale, AR

Michael Elliott-Smith, Alexandria, LA

Ron Erwin, Joplin, MO

Emily Fisher, Bedford, NY

Nick Freeman, Parkville, MD

Victoria Gaytan, Joplin, MO

Jessica Greninger, Joplin, MO

Dave Hanson, Price, UT

Shirley Harryman, Kansas City, MO

Carol Hayman, Austin, TX

Bruce Herman, Eagle River, AK

Jim Hill, Riverside, IL

Kristine Hinrichs, Milwaukee, WI

Shay Holloway, Springdale, AR

Michael Holtz, Champagne, IL

Rion Huffman, Pittsburg, KS

Jeren Kent, Los Angeles, CA

Laura K. Lloyd, Kansas City, MO

Chris May, Atlanta, GA

Christine B. Miller, Whitewater, WI

Lola Nelson, Alba, MO

Thao Nguyen, Joplin, MO

Chunbum Park, Palisades Park, NJ

Michael Potts, Phoenix, AZ

Marisa Rapezzi, Ridgewood, NY

Ralph Rognstad, Jr., Marshall, NC

Paul Rose, Garden, MI

Dawson Roth, Pittsburg, KS

Sabine Schmidt, Fayetteville, AR

Lew Stamp, Granville, OH

Tom Stoffregen, Saint Paul, MN

Robert Sulkin, Roanoke, VA

VC Torneden, Oklahoma City, OK

Suzanne Walker, Springfield, MO

Dana Weiss, Canton, GA

Jessi Whitehead, Neosho, MO

Jym Wilson, Springfield, MO

Alex Yelenoc, Savannah, GA

Collin Yung, Bolivar, MO

Alicia Zustiak, Joplin, MO

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