The SRO Photo Gallery hosts an annual national competition for six to eight photographic art solo exhibitions. Portfolios are reviewed by a committee consisting of the Photography area of the School of Art and the Director of Landmark Arts. We look for portfolios that utilize photography in all styles, techniques, and aesthetic approaches. Consistency in the work as well as creative vision is important in the selection process.

We are only able to display artwork without framing (either matted or mounted on thin backing). The maximum dimensions an individual print can be for display are 30 x 72 x 1 inches. We are unable to display video works.

A brochure listing the selected artists along with a reproduction of their work and exhibition dates is published annually and distributed locally and nationally. To view this year’s selected artists, visit Entries must be submitted to SlideRoom at by March 28, 2014. There is a $10 SlideRoom submission fee. Selected artists will be announced in late April 2014.

All entries are accepted through SlideRoom at

Include the following items:

  • 20 images
  • 1500 pixels in the longer dimension at 72 dpi
  • Image files (uploaded as .jpg)
  • Artwork Checklist: Title, year, media, dimensions (uploaded as .pdf)
    • (ex. Title, 2013, gelatin silver print, 20 x 20 inches)
    • Artist’s Statement (uploaded as .pdf)
    • CV (uploaded as .pdf)

All materials will be digitally archived through the 2014 – 2015 academic year if selected for exhibition or discarded if not selected. Submit all materials to on or before 11:59 PM (Central Time) March 28, 2014.

Victoria Marie Bee
Director, SRO Photo Gallery


For Immediate Release: June 25, 2013
Texas Tech’s Landmark Arts Announces
2013/2014 SRO Photo Gallery Series

LUBBOCK – Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art announces its 2013/2014 lineup of artists selected from a national call for entries. The following artists have been selected to present solo exhibitions of their photographic work in the SRO Photo Gallery at the School of Art:

Maury Gortemiller, Atlanta, GA
August 26 – September 29, 2013
Maury Gortemiller is an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University. He holds a MFA from The University of Georgia, a MA from the University of Mississippi, and exhibits nationally.

Tom Parish, Manhattan, KS
September 30 – November 3, 2013
Take Shelter: Flint Hills Native Stone Subterranean Shelters
Tom Parish is an adjunct professor at Kansas State University, where he also obtained his MFA. He exhibits nationally.

Carrie Will, Albany, NY
November 4 – December 15, 2013
I am redundant, half of a whole, a freak, identical and lucky
Carrie Will holds a MFA from Syracuse University. She exhibits nationally and internationally.

S. Gayle Stevens, Downers Grove, IL
January 13 – February 16, 2014
Our Nocturnes
S. Gayle Stevens holds a MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago, and frequently collaborates with Judy Sherrod, a camera maker. She exhibits nationally and internationally.

Paul Plunket, Dallas, TX
February 17 – March 30, 2014
The Grassy Knoll – Photographs from Dealey Plaza
Paul Plunket holds a law degree from the University of Houston. He is a professional freelance photographer, and has taught photography for continuing education in Houston.

Deborah Bay, Houston, TX
March 31 – May 4, 2014
The Big Bang
Deborah Bay holds a PhD in Journalism from the University of Texas in Austin. She exhibits nationally.

Each year a national call for entries brings in numerous submissions by young artists with emerging professional reputations. Students and faculty of the Photography program review the submissions and choose artists to present solo exhibitions of their current. The artwork presented explores various photographic techniques, subjects, and contents.

Call 742-1947 or email for more information. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The art building is located at 2802 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Avenue). On Mondays through Fridays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission is free.

The exhibitions, speakers and related programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible, in part, by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation. Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.


Victoria Marie Bee
Director, SRO Photo Gallery
TTU School of Art
Box 42081
Lubbock, TX 79409

2012 – 2013 Exhibitions Announced

We are proud to announce our 2012 – 2013 lineup of artists selected from our national call for entries. Thanks to all who submitted work for review this year. The following artists will be given solo exhibitions in the SRO Photo Gallery at the School of Art:

Linda Adele Goodine, Indianapolis, IN
Gibson Lemon 
August 27 – September 23, 2012

Rebecca Drolen, Athens, GA
Hair Pieces
September 24 – October 21, 2012

Margaret LeJeune, Peoria, IL
Modern Day Diana
October 22 – November 18, 2012

Michael Kolster, Brunswick, ME
Lost and Found: The Androscoggin River in Time and Place
January 14 – February 10, 2013

Heather Wetzel, Columbus, OH
February 11 – March 10, 2013

Joel Whitaker, Dayton, OH
March 18 – April 14, 2013

I’ve linked all of their websites, so go see what they’re working on, and come by during their exhibitions and have a look. No, really. Do it.